Partiotic fervour and deep national sentiments filled the morning air at Pallotti as over one thousand five hundred students assembled to mark the 66th year of Free India.
Videos depicting the glory of our nation and the sacrifices made by bravehearts past and present interspersed with patriotic songs reverberated the College foyer and the hearts of hundreds of students who watched them in riveting silence reflected the true sentiments that it had evoked in them.
An exhibition of paintings, sketches and posters made by students, depicting decisive events in the history of Indian independence was put up at the college foyer. The centre of attraction was a portrait of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru delivering his first Independence Day speech.. The portrait was immaculately done by Kunal Kathane, student of VII Sem. ETC.
The Indian Tricolour was hoisted by the Chief Guest Brig. S. V. Dharmadhikar. In his address, Brig. S.V.Dharmadhikari urged the the students to strive hard in life to achieve their goal. A message sent by Dr. N. K. Kalia, father of Late Capt. Saurabh Kalia, Kargil’s first hero was also read out to the students. Dr. N. K. Kalia reminded the students of our prime responsibility to show our sense of gratitude to the family members of the martyrs.
Several students registered themselves as members of the Solidarity Foundation and contributed to the Central Army Welfare Fund.A Tree Plantation program was also organized under the Tech Pallottine social service Forum.