Punjab Engineering College(Deemed to be University) Chandigarh joined the nation in celebrating the 74th Republic Day with grandeur, gaiety and enthusiasm.
The event commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag by Prof. (Dr) Baldev Setia, Director of PEC, followed by the singing of the National Anthem at the PEC campus in the presence of the students, faculty, staff members and PEC residents. The event continued with a very synchronised parade by the National Cadet Corps that filled the air with patriotic spirits.
Prof. Baldev Setia, Director of PEC, congratulated all the attendees on the 74th Republic Day Celebrations. While addressing the audience he recalled India’s long journey of Independence and the significance of the enactment of the Constitution of India. He also highlighted the importance of 26 January 1930, the first concrete step towards Purna Swaraj (Total Independence) for Indians. He expressed his gratitude towards all the freedom fighters who fought for India’s Independence and the architects of the Indian Constitution. While highlighting the importance of the Indian Constitution he motivated the audience to respectfully follow their duties towards the nation.
The celebrations continued with cultural events and various clubs performed with all their heart. The students presented a documentary on PEC followed by excellent speeches by the students of the English and Hindi Editorial Board, Poetry recitation by the Punjabi Editorial Board and a Musical session by the Music Club and a staff member of PEC filled the aura of the auditorium with patriotism. The event continued with a skit by the Dramatics Club on the journey of Indian freedom fighters and was followed by energetic Dance performances by the students. The event concluded with a vote of thanks and the audience singing the National Anthem with a patriotic spirit.
The celebrations ended with the distribution of tea, sweets and snacks to all the faculty members, students and staff.