Republic Day Celebration

Republic Day Celebration
26th January holds a very special place in everyone’s hearts. The occasion of Republic day is more like a fire which is rekindled in the heart of every youth of this country. The NSS (National Service Scheme) club of BIT Mesra, which is known for its contribution in various aspects of the society, had decided to promote awareness amongst today’s youth by organizing a “Prabhat Pheri” (Dawn March) on this day, its objective being to make the youth rise up to a patriotic dawn, and experience the spirit of freedom in them.

16252522_1324657904243708_7507715623102543392_oBy 5:50 am, most of the first year and second year volunteers of NSS had assembled at the entrance of the college’s main building. The crowd was surprisingly large and it was good to see a decent turnout by the people who braved the cold winter morning and sacrificed their sleep. Soon the procession started with the students chanting patriotic verses and traversing the college. This went on for about an hour after which the volunteers assembled in front of the main building and the Dean of Students’ Welfare, Dr. B.K. Mishra gave an inspiring speech which seemed to fuel their hearts with patriotism.

16299731_1324848464224652_5960470643535834627_oThe Vice Chancellor Dr. M.K Mishra hoisted the tricolour and it was followed by a phenomenal parade presented by students of NCC. The students of Creative Arts presented patriotic songs to cherish the cultural diversity and proud history of our country. Ehsaas Dramatic Society presented a Nukkad on Demonetization to raise awareness among people. There was a presentation by Robolution too. The President of NSS Prashant Mehta was awarded by the Vice Chancellor for his excellence in the field of Social Service. This event truly inculcated the spirit of patriotism in young hearts.

There could be nothing better than an evening dedicated to the great many sacrifices of the bra16299824_1324829777559854_632585459789692271_ove soldiers that this country has beenprivileged enough to have. Salam: Cultural Night, which took place on the pleasant evening of The Republic Day in the G.P. Birla Auditorium of BIT, Mesra, proved to be an exuberant and joyous venture that added to the eternal glory of our brave soldiers. The event,organized by the BITOTSAV’17 Core Team, included a variety of performances and acts that were meant to entertain and mesmerize the audience. The Vice Chancellor, Dr. M.K. Mishra, accompanied by his wife, graced the event with his presence as the Chief Guest. Many other faculty members enjoyed the evening together with the students. The evening took off with Ganesh Vandana by Jagriti and Divya, soon followed by the immortal bhajan “Vaishnav Bhajan”, and was followed by the Prize DistributionCeremony for BIT’s Got Talent, the prize money for which sum totaled at 3.5 Lakhs. The event was conducted forward by the gracious hosts: faculty member Mrinal Pathak and then by Shreya Sinha.

The auditorium was filled with the alluring poems as Lovely Arya, MansiSharma, and Shubhanker took the stage with their recitals. Ayush Harsh spoke at length about the hurdles that our country has overcome and the challenges that lie ahead. The Mime performance by the Dramatics Society earned them a standing ovation, being the same performance that earned themthe 2nd Prize at Mood Indigo, IIT Mumbai, some time back. Classical tunes and graceful movescreatedan aura of peaceand enchanted the audience. Classical Dance performances by Priyadarshini, Shreya Ghosh, SanjuktaSarania andAkanshaDwivedi, and a musical performance by BarshBhattacharjee were the marrow of the evening. Contemporary dance performance by Swapnil Modani and the incredible performance by Noir Band added the contrasting flavor of the developing youth. The event came to an end with the energetic Bhangra performance by Nikhil and Prashant, followed by the kind and encouraging words of the Dean Students’Welfare, Dr. B.K. Mishra.


REPORTERS:- Yatharth Bhasin, Akash Choudhuri, Vivek
EDITOR:- Samadrito Bose


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