To celebrate the glorious occasion of the 74th Republic Day, IIM Bodh Gaya organized a notable event on the campus premises. The entire institute fraternity came together to celebrate the day on which our constitution was laid out.
The Director of IIM Bodh Gaya, Dr. Vinita S. Sahay, hoisted the tri-colored flag, followed by the singing of National Anthem. After this, she took the podium to address all the students and faculty members present. In her address, Dr. Sahay mentioned our country’s glorious past and the increasing need to hold on to our culture. She quoted “Pure profit motive will get you nowhere; it’s all about society. The world is one.” She addressed all the students appreciating the immense amount of hard work each of them had put in and was willing to put in to take the institute and the country to greater heights. She talked about how the students should further brighten the name of India globally when presented with opportunities like foreign exchanges. She reminded us all that Republic Day wasn’t a holiday; it was the day to celebrate our identities and nationality. She ended by quoting, “Go wherever you go, when you leave, ensure the place is better when you do.”
Prof. Sreelekha Mishra, Chairperson of Student Affairs, addressed the gathering with an inaugural speech, welcoming the Director, and concluded the event with a vote of thanks. The event was followed by excellently curated cultural activities, where all the students participated enthusiastically. Energetic dance performances by the IPM Batch students enriched with the inclusion of our historic fight for freedom left everyone with goosebumps. Moreover, songs narrating the struggle of our soldiers were sung beautifully. The emotions of patriotism were delivered through these stunning performances. The events successfully brought a feeling of strong unity among all the students.
Saraswati Pooja followed the Cultural Events with the presence of The Director, Professors, and students. Students chanted a mantra by offering aarti and worshipped the Almighty Goddess Saraswati with great devotion.