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‘Education plays an essential role in nation building’

On the occasion of 76th Independence Day, students are encouraged to work on their skill-sets, which will become instrumental for social development as well as economic growth of the nation



The Independence Day was celebrated with full patriotic fervour at Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC). As 15th August 2022 marked 75 years of India’s independence from British rule, a line of activities were organised inspired by the government-led initiative ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ at the campus. The celebration was an attempt to pay tribute to the freedom fighters  to whom we owe our independence. 

Independence Day celebrations began with the flag hoisting ceremony in the presence of Dr Rajesh Bagga, Director of AIMETC, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as students. In his address, Dr Bagga expressed, “This momentous day is a reminder that many freedom fighters made sacrifices for our freedom and to get independence from British rule. The Indian national flag or Tiranga is the symbol of pride of our past, our commitment to the present and our dreams for the future.” 

Citing the example of Apeejay’s Founder Chairman Dr. Stya Paul, who was a freedom fighter and revolutionary, Dr Bagga shared the experiences of Dr. Stya Paul – how he played an active role in India’s freedom struggle and also went to the prison. 

He also added, “Independence day celebrations are symbolic of not only an act of personal connection with the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building.” 

As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebration while honouring the history, culture, and achievements of the nation, various activities and competitions were organised at AIMETC. These included – Creative Writing Competition on the theme of ‘Role of Women in India’s Independence’, Poster Making Competition, and Tiranga Rallies in various villages in the vicinity that is Jaitewali and Kapur village.

The Director, faculty and students of AIMETC visited the above-mentioned villages. During the visit, Dr Bagga emphasised that it’s time educational institutes and communities become united and make efforts towards nation building. Further, Smt. Sonia, Village Sarpanch said that India has got freedom after a lot of struggle and everyone should commit themselves for the welfare of the nation. She also advised the youth to say no to drugs, work on their skill-set and do their best for the country.

Similarly in Jaitewali village, the Sarpanch Shri Rashpal Singh appreciated the efforts of Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering in enhancing the spirit of patriotism among the youth of the country.

Enthusiastically sharing their experiences of being a part of independent India, Gurpreet Jassal, second-year student at AIMETC said, “Growing up today in an independent India is a blessing. We have received this freedom only because of our great revolutionary leaders and freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to free our nation from British rule.  It was great participating in so many activities. I also got first position in the English Essay Writing Competition.” 

Another student, Parneet Sangha said, “With a view to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mohotsav, our institute organised various events. Education plays a very important role in nation building and I am blessed to be part of AIMETC that works towards the development of independent citizens who will lead to the country’s development. It was a great experience participating in the essay writing and poster making competition. I got third position in the essay writing competition.” 

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.