69th Republic Day @ IBA
Date: 26th Jan 2018
Republic Day in India is celebrated every year with great pride on 26th of January to honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1950. It had replaced the Government of India Act, 1935 into the governing document of India. The esteemed importance that it has, the day is a declared national holiday by the Indian Government.
The 69th Republic Day was celebrated on 26th January 2018 at Indus Business Academy Bangalore with the same fervour. The celebration took place on a large scale and the involvement level of both the faculty and the student was noteworthy. IBA had the privilege to have on the very same day Ex Indian army officer, Lt. Col. L Sreedhar who gave a very introspective and insightful speech in the company of our beloved Director, Dr. Subhash Sharma. Students got a different perspective and angle as to the meaning of Republic Day by listening to these two dignitaries. Flag hoisting was also done by the chief guest Lt. Col. Sreedhar. We also had Dr. Ramesh, Professor (Finance) who shared the relevance of the chakra and its symbolic meaning and also connected it well with the present day business environment and functions. There were multiple cultural programs that were showcased by students of both the batches. The chain of events included dance performance both traditional and contemporary, singing by the Rainbow group of 2017-19 which included both medley and solo. Then we had a tremendous and strong drama performance which clearly reflected the contemporary problems prevailing among the Indian minds and culture. The sole objective of the drama was to bring the change in our thought process and accepting the transgender as one among us with equal rights and freedom, giving them a social recognition. There was also recitation of poems shared by the students both in English and Hindi. We also took a pledge, as proposed and suggested by Prof V. Suresh Chandra, to not to bully or harass anyone in the campus and to keep our campus free from all such practices. Sweet distribution was also done at the end as a symbol of celebration and spreading joy and happiness.