59th Republic day celebrated at Rotundan
26th January 1950 is one of the most important days in Indian history as it was on this day the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign state. On this day India became a totally republican unit. The country finally realized the dream of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of Nation and the numerous freedom fighters who, fought for and sacrificed their lives for the Independence of our country. So, the 26th of January was decreed a national holiday and has been recognized and celebrated as the Republic Day of India.
The Republic Day was celebrated with much enthusiasm among Indian Student community in Blekinge Institute of Technology at Rotundan. The celebration started with Prayer "Vandemataram" - National Song of India, visual presentations about India, Republic day message, Indian traditional food and ended with National anthem - "Jana Gana Mana".
Republic day message was delivered by Velpula Gurudutt Kumar, on behalf of Indian Community in BTH. Mr.Velpula reminded that India secured Independence from British without Violence and War. India was richest nation in earth until the time of British Invasion in the early 17th Century. Now India is growing and getting its past glory with "Knowledge" and "Peace making" as its policies. Indian youth (Students) are contributing major part in the growth, by making India as a biggest knowledge pool of the world by showing great passion for higher education in all fields.
He finds the same passion here among Indians in BTH. He trusts that education in BTH, will emerge them as global leaders in knowledge and directly or indirectly contribute their share in bringing the past glory to Indian Nation. He thanked the BTH administration for showing great interest in India and in return helping Indian students to make their mission successful. Students to work with same spirit for India and Sweden.
Students mentioned that they are ready to serve the Swedish Nation with same spirit if government enable students to work after getting graduated.
BTH - Realises Indian Potential
Maria Engelmark, Head, International Office, BTH attended as a chief guest for this event. She thanked the Indian students and their valuable role in making the BTH - a global University. She said that cooperation initiated between Indian Universities last year are yielding good results and further new projects are going to get framed for the mutually (both the Indian universities and BTH) benefit of Indian and Swedish Community Lina Berglind, Lena Magnusson, Piotr Urbanki of International Office and others attended along with Indian Students.
Indian Food - Attraction of the event
The lip smacking Indian food specially prepared by Indian students (Mr. Naga Rajesh Garapati, Mr.Dileep Kumar Appana and Mr.Anagani Harish Goud) received great appreciation from the guests. In the end Indian movie on thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi was played.
Text and pictures: Gurudutt Kumar Velpula