After a long struggle of more than 150 years our nation had its first breath of freedom at the stroke of midnight on 15th August 1947. The moment for which millions of sons and daughters of this land laid down their lives was finally in the frame of history. And this moment was engraved in the book of history in golden letters through the words of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the man destined to lead the new born nation. And from that day, August 15 is not just a date but an emotion for every Indian.
From its establishment in 1974, University of Hyderabad celebrates this day with all its glory. This year too, the celebrations were carried out in a grand manner. First the National flag was hoisted at the Golden Threshold, the initial campus of the University, by Vice Chancellor R.P. Sharma at 8.40 am. The main celebrations were held at Gurbaksh Singh Maidan in the University campus at 9.40 am, in the presence of students, faculties and non teaching staff.
The Vice Chancellor delivered his Independence Day message following the flag hoisting and national anthem. In his message Prof. R.P. Sharma described ‘Team UoH’, comprising the students, faculties, staff and all the members of University, as the driving force behind the university scaling newer heights. He also pointed out that the cordial relation between each member of this team is most important if we have to move ahead on the path of progress. The VC also presented the ‘Certificates of Merit’ to three campus security personnel, G. Victor Kumar, Kammari Bramha Chary and Bhimambau, for carrying out their duty in the most exemplary manner.
This was followed by the cultural programmes by the students of Primary School and the Kendriya Vidyalaya themed on patriotism. The display of karate moves and stick fight movements by the students was an added attraction to the celebrations. The function concluded with the National Anthem sung by the Primary School teachers.