Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav: Weeklong events conclude at GDC Drass

Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav: Weeklong events conclude at GDC Drass

KARGIL APRIL 17, 2021: Weeklong programme organized by Government Degree College (GDC) Drass in connection with India’s 75 Years of Independence today Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav concluded here today.

The valedictory session was attended by the Commanding Officer 28 Madras Regiment, Colonel Abhishek Sharma, Principal, Government Higher Secondary School Drass, Khursheed Ahmad, Principal GDC, Drass Dr. Amjad Ali, faculty members and students.

The programme began with the National Anthem which was followed by the screening of a short film commemorating the 75 years of India’s Independence being prepared by the Sabarmati Ashram, saluting the freedom fighters who laid their lives for the pride of the nation and tracing India’s journey thereafter of becoming truly Atma Nirbhar.

Commanding Officer, 28 Madras Regiment, Colonel Abhishek Sharma delivered the keynote address and gave a power point presentation on patriotism where through several images and videos, he enlightened the students to think of patriotism as a broad idea.

He further emphasized that not only wearing a uniform or saluting a flag is a sign of patriotism rather to excel in one’s own field, becoming a good sports person, doctor, scientist, politician, business tycoon, and becoming responsible citizens of the country is equally considered to be an act of patriotism. By the end of his presentation, he briefly spoke about Indian Army as a career option for the students. In a quick Q&A session he answered few questions asked by the students.

Principal, Government Higher Secondary School Drass, Khursheed Ahmad appreciated the efforts of the Principal and faculty members for organizing the weeklong programme. He said such events will help the students learn about the history and civilization of our country and added that the true heroes are the ones who have gained independence for us and we should know about them and get inspired to work more for our country.

Earlier, Dr. Amjad Ali, Principal GDC, Drass welcomed the guests and students and gave a presentation about the weeklong programme and all the different events covered. He also thanked the students and faculty members for making the programme successful.

A lecture was delivered by Assistant Professor Sociology, Haider Ali Askari, on the topic ‘The History of India’s Freedom Struggle’. He highlighted the major dates and events in Indian history from the 19th century till the day of Independence. He stressed that every one of us today has a huge responsibility to fulfill the dream of the freedom fighters to keep the idea of Unity in Diversity intact.

The guests also felicitated the winners of the quiz, debate and painting competition organized during the week long programme with certificates and medals.

The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Assistant Professor Commerce Shujat Ali Mir while the proceedings of the event were conducted by Assistant Professor Environmental Sciences Dr Muhammad Salim.