Rourkela: National Institute of Technology Rourkela celebrated Republic day with enthusiasm and exuberance. After the hoisting of National flag, Director of NITR professor Animesh Biswas said, ‘’ India got independence from the British rule on 15th of August in 1947 which we celebrate as Independence Day, However, on 26th of January since 1950 we celebrate as Republic Day. The Constitution of India came into force on 26th of January in 1950, so we celebrate this day as the Republic Day every year. This year in 2016, we are celebrating 70th republic day of India. On this day we salute our soldiers and freedom fighters who had sacrificed their lives for the country. Our Republic has come a long way and we must appreciate how far successive generations have brought us. Equally, we must appreciate that our voyage is far from complete. In this way NITR also dedicated to working for the development of the nation’’, says professor Biswas. Furthermore, Prof. Animesh Biswas stated about the global and national ranking of NIT Rourkela.
Dr. Animesh Biswas went for the inspection of platoons. The march past began with great fervor where cadets of Army wing, Navy wing, Security guards and students of REC campus school partook in a parade. The entire troop was being led by JUO( Junior Under Officer) Abhishek Das of Army wing. This year NCC-army wing who got the first and second prize on marching while NAVY wing of NITR bagged the third prize.
On the other hand, Manas Ranjan Pattanayak, Scientific Officer of Automation Cell, Ranjan Kumar Nayak, Office Superintendent , Rajesh Pattanayak, Technical Assistant of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department , Harmohan Garnaik, Attendant of Civil Engineering department and Senior Attendant of Registrar Office Ashok Chandra Giri received the Best Performance Award on 70th republic day. They got a memento and a cash prize of 25 thousand rupees.
AASRA celebrated the foundation day
AASRA of NITR celebrated its foundation day. Registrar of NITR Professor Saroj kumar patel inaugurated the event . AASRA is a social service group which is autonomously run by us, the students of NIT Rourkela, under the mentorship of faculties and a very wide alumni base. We help the weaker sections of society in and around Rourkela, a city in Odisha, and presently work at seven workplaces where we visit regularly and assist poor kids in their education, as the quality of education in their schools is very low. They also implement projects and campaigns to create awareness in communities where we serve with our primary objective: upliftment of the society, both economically and socially. They have been serving the society for more than a decade, and have grown to be a group with hundreds of members on campus reaching out to more than five hundred families.