In his special address, Director RT Krishnan announces that the President of India will inaugurate the Institute’s Foundation Week celebrations in October to mark the Golden Jubilee year
15 AUGUST 2023: The Tricolour was hoisted by the IIMB Director, Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, and the national anthem sung by students, faculty and staff filled the morning air on campus, today.
The ceremony began with a march past by the Institute’s security personnel, turned out, as always, in crisp and gleaming gear. Students, led by the PGP Cultural Secretary Dimple Doshi, outdid themselves with creative renditions of Vande Mataram, Ma Tujhe Salaam, and Satyameva Jayate. The flautist Rushikesh Patil, a first-year PGP student, was particularly brilliant. The student-members of ‘Goonj’, the theatre club, staged a ‘nukkad natak’ with a strong social message that questioned the oft-heard chant of ‘log kya kehenge!’ Members of the student clubs, ‘Taal’ and ‘Dhwani’, performed a fusion medley. The Staff Recreation Committee (SRC) of IIMB, led by Hostel Officer Komala Devi, offered a melodious rendition of the patriotic song in Kannada, ‘Bharatiyaru naavu endendu ondhe’. The audience was treated to a soulful and stirring rendition of ‘Ae mere pyaare watan/ ae mere bichde chaman’ by 17-year-old Abhipsa Mohapatra.
Students and staff who went beyond the call of duty and rendered exceptional service, in the year past, were recognised with awards.
In his special address, Professor RT Krishnan spoke of India’s 77th year of Independence and IIMB’s 50th year in its journey of excellence. Announcing that the President of India would inaugurate the Foundation Week celebrations at the Institute in October to mark the Golden Jubilee year, he listed the milestones achieved by IIMB in terms of impact, research, global and national rankings, accreditation, and new initiatives. He drew attention to the world-class infrastructure created on campus with the Institute’s own accruals. He urged students to contribute to nation-building and spoke about the many opportunities to create impact.
The Institute will host the play, ‘The Prophet & The Poet’, building on the exchange of letters between the Mahatma and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, this evening at the IIMB Auditorium. The play is designed and directed by one of IIMB’s founding faculty members Prof. Vijay Padaki.
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