On this special occasion, the programme begin with flag hoisting by the Vice Chancellor Prof. S.P. Bansal and addressed the gathering, appealing to their nationalistic spirit and urged them to take pride as being an Indian and fulfilling one’s duty with responsibility. He also emphasized the role of youth today as the true wealth of a nation. He further reiterated that the need to nurture and care for the environment as there is no alternative planet to sustain mankind. This was followed by a musical rendition of patriotic songs. The event concluded with flying of tri-coloured kites to mark the sovereignty of our nation. This day was also celebrated in all affiliated colleges with HPTU.