The 75th Republic Day celebration unfolded with great enthusiasm and zeal. As the clock inched closer to 8:00 AM, NCC cadets engaged in last-minute rehearsals, displaying great energy and dedication. Concurrently, individuals involved in the cultural performances added final touches, ensuring a seamless and impactful presentation.
The proceedings commenced with the highly-anticipated flag-hoisting ceremony. The unfurling of the tricolor marked a poignant moment, symbolizing the adoption of the Constitution of India. The resonating notes of the national anthem further intensified the spirit of unity and patriotism among the assembled crowd.
Following the flag hoisting, the NCC parade took center stage. The disciplined and precise movements of the cadets showcased their commitment to service and highlighted the military grandeur that has become synonymous with the Republic Day celebrations.
A welcome speech by Dr.Velraj, the Vice Chancellor of AU, ensued, providing a platform to discuss various government initiatives aimed at the nation's progress. The address not only acknowledged achievements but also encouraged active participation and contribution towards the country's growth and development.
The cultural segment of the celebration featured captivating dance performances. First up was a classical dance that exquisitely captured the richness and diversity of India's cultural heritage. Subsequently, a Western fusion dance seamlessly blended traditional and contemporary elements, emphasizing India's ability to embrace global influences while preserving its unique identity. A melodic rendition by Sruthilaya elevated the day's zest. A sequence of dance performances featuring patriotic songs and contemporary moves, by students from CEG, ACT, and SAP enthralled the audience. A couple of students showcased their proficiency in silambam, attesting to the generation's commitment to preserving the traditional art forms of the state.
Recognition was accorded to the faculty members from various branches for their commendable contributions to expanding the university's alumni connections. NCC cadets from different platoons were honored for their dedicated service. Likewise, NSS volunteers from all three campuses were presented with the “Best Volunteer” award for their outstanding volunteerism. The tranquil corridors within the college resonated with resounding applause as the crowd fervently supported their fellow friends. The festivities culminated with a closing address and expression of gratitude through a vote of thanks.
Every performance and uttered word served as a tribute to the people who have worked to give us, as of the current year, 75 years of national structure and freedom, granting us the liberty to engage in a myriad of pursuits. This has provided us with an entire day to remember and cherish their tireless endeavors and intellectual contributions.