As India, one of the largest democracies in the world celebrates its 74th Independence Day today, Prof. D Jawahar, Pro Chancellor led the PES University in celebrating the occasion by unfurling the national flag at the OAT of PES University Campus and singing the national anthem.
Every year PESUians flock together to celebrate the occasion with great zeal and excitement. This year, however, the grand celebrations were scaled down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to the safety protocols laid down by the Central and State Government.
The 74th Independence Day ceremony was organised with a virtual twist. Ensuring that the fervour of patriotism lives on, this year, PES University telecasted the flag hoisting ceremony and the Independence Day address live on Microsoft Teams. PESUians viewed the proceeding live from their homes. The PES University management had generated a Microsoft Teams link and asked all its stakeholders to watch the flag hoisting ceremony on its University premises.
Delivering his 29th Independence Day Speech Prof Jawahar highlighted the past year's achievements, raised important issues and called for further development of the University. Speaking about the pandemic, he was hopeful to get things back to normal at the earliest. He also mentioned that the University would do everything possible to assure the safety of the stakeholders on campus and at the same time maintain quality education to its students. The Pro Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor addressed the students about the academic activities, calendar of events during the pandemic.
Prof. Ajoy Kumar - Chief Operating Officer, Prof. J Suryaprasad - Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K S Sridhar - Registrar, Deans and Chairpersons took part in the celebrations.