Mangaluru, Aug 15 2019: Vikaas Group of Institutions, Mangaluru, celebrated the 73rd Independence Day of India on its campus on 15th August 2019 with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour.
Prof. (Dr.) Alka Kulkarni, Registrar, Nitte (Deemed to be University), the chief guest of the function, addressed the students after hoisting the flag. She informed the students that Sri. Pingali Venkayya, Indian freedom fighter, designed the Indian flag with tri-colour and Asoka Chakra symbol which symbolises the idea of India and Prof. Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati, designed the sign of Indian rupee.
It was followed by an inspiring speech of Sri Krishna J. Palemar, Chairman, Vikaas Education Trust, who presided over the function. He invoked the memory of freedom fighters who sacrificed their life for the freedom of our country and said that we are celebrating the day in honour of their memory. He appreciated the students for celebrating the Independence Day even braving the heavy rain.
Sri J. Koragappa, and Sri Suraj Kumar Kallya, Trustees, Vikaas Education Trust, Sri Parthasarathi Palemar, Coordinator, Vikaas Group of Institutions, Dr. Manjula A. Rao, Dean, Vikaas Group of Institutions, Prof. T. Rajaram Rao, Academic Director, Vikaas Pre-University College, Dr. Suneel B. M., Principal, Vikaas Pre-University College, Dr. Ajay Thakur, Principal, Vikaas College of Physiotherapy, and Mrs. Ayshwarya K., Principal, Vikaas First Grade College, were present on the occasion.
Students hosted and organised the entire function. Ms Archana Nair and Ms. Sanjana , students of Vikaas College of Physiotherapy, Ms. Anusha Shenvi , Ms. Ashritha and Ms Sunidhi, students of Vikaas Pre-University College, compered the programme in Kannada and Hindi. Ms. Sukshma, BCom Student, Vikaas First Grade College, proposed vote of thanks.