On 26 January 2020, we celebrated 71st Republic Day at the University of Technology Campus, with our esteemed Guest of Honour Dr. Christopher Nwanoro (Minister-Counselor Political at Nigeria High Commission India). The celebration was made at all major educational institutions and was enthusiastically attended by the teaching, non-teaching staff along with students. The main attraction of the program was the flag hoisting ceremony by our Guest of Honour which was scheduled for 11.40 am at the university campus. The ceremony was followed by the National Anthem and the welcome speech by our university officials. We were also privileged to have other delegates like Mr. Ezeugo Nnamdi (Diplomat of Nigeria, Africa), Miss. Sabdat Musa( Diplomat of Nigeria, Africa), Miss Catherine Kabele, Mr. Mazi Odinaka Chukwu, and Mr. Okechukwu Bright who graced the occasion and made our celebration all the more engaging.

The flag hoisting ceremony was followed by the cultural programs prepared by university students. The cultural programs had a range of activities including the dance and singing performance by the students which aroused the feeling of patriotism, freedom, and nationalism among all who attended the program. The other major attraction of the celebration was the special speech given by our honorable guests and the Nigerian delegates who showed the importance of this memorable day and talked about the connection of Mahatma Gandhi, Africa, and India. The program ended with sweets distribution to the students, faculty members and the supporting staff who attended the program.

The celebration had special relevance for the International students who hailed from different African countries and other nations. The rising graph of the international students at the University of Technology bespoke the quality education that we are delivering to international students. Further, we strive to create a global learning environment and that is why we are the primary choice for international students for higher studies in India. In addition to this, our Chairman Mr. Prem Surana also reflected on how we are offering better educational opportunities to the African students and other international students who are currently pursuing their education at the University of Technology. He also assured for further cooperation between both countries to achieve newer milestones in the field of higher education in the coming years.

The celebration was not only attended by students but the local people of the Vatika village. The list of distinguished guests included Mr. Lokpal Singh Rajawat, Sarpanch Gram Panchayat Vatika (Sanganer), Mrs. Uma Sharma, Sarpanch Gram Panchayat Kumhariyawas (Chaksu), Mr. Ramesh Chand Saini, Up Sarpanch Vatika (Sanganer) and Mr. Amit Sharma, Media In Charge (BJP), Jaipur.

We thank our teachers, our respected guests and the students who made the Republic Day celebrations a memorable event for all of us. Moreover, we are very grateful to our Guest of Honor Dr. Christopher Nwanoro and the African delegates Mr. Ezeugo Nnamdi and Miss. Sabdat Musa took who took out time from their busy schedule for making the event a big success. Being a premier institution in the field of education, we believe that these celebrations should form a crucial part of the education journey of students as they help in developing the feeling of patriotism and love for the motherland. The University of Technology conducts such events from time to time and has an active involvement in developing responsible citizens of the nation.

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