The 75th Independence Day was held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST), Kattankulathur with social distancing. The event kick-started with the Vice Chancellor of SRMIST, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan hosting the National Flag and taking the NCC salute.
The welcome address was delivered by Director (Sports) Dr. K. Vaithianathan
In his address, Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan said, “The NEP -2020 spells a long-term vision with a far-reaching impact. It will strengthen the culture of inclusive innovation and institution in the sphere of Education. Imparting education in the mother tongue has been given emphasis in order to help young minds grow spontaneously. This will strengthen Indian languages as well as the unity of the country.”
He also emphasized that SRM had produced over 1,00,000 future-ready graduates thereby contributing to the nation’s economy. He lauded the service of the frontline workers at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur. “Our doctors and their teams have treated a little over 3000 COVID cases putting their service before self.”
“We are proud that SRM also plays a huge role in sports and games of the nation. Some of our students have been part of the major participants and contributions are as follows: Ms. Nethra Kumaran, 3rd year B.Tech student represented and participated in this year’s Olympics in Sailing; Ms. Gayathri, 2nd Year, MBA is now in the Indian camp for Asia Cup for Basketball; SRM Chess Men and Women Team is participating in the Asian Championship and is representing AIU; 19 players of our institution are representing AIU and participating in the world university games; Malvika, 2nd Year, B. Tech is No.2 in India in Badminton. She has won 4 gold medals in International competitions; Srinath, 1st year, B.Sc. is participating in Junior Asia Volleyball team championship and the list goes on.”
The program concluded with a cultural performances and sports for those present.