Independence Day celebration

Aug 15, 2022

Nitte Institute of Communication and Nitte Institute of Architecture celebrated Independence Day at the Institute premises on 15th August 2022. 

The program began with a welcome address by Prof Vinod Aranha, Director, Nitte Institute of Architecture, who spoke of the distance we have come as a nation and the milestones that are yet to come. 

Col. Basavaraj Ghivari (Retd), Asst Director, Student Affairs who was the Guest of Honour, hoisted the national flag. Addressing the gathering, Col Ghivari spoke of the sacrifices made by the people of the coastal region during the freedom struggle. He spoke of the contributions of Karnad Sadashiv Rao, who is revered in the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi for his contributions to the freedom movement. So influenced were he and his family by the speech that Mahatma Gandhi made while on a visit to Mangalore, that they donated the family jewelry towards the movement. 

Prof Raviraj, Head, Nitte Institute of Communication, in his vote of thanks also touched upon Karnad Sadashiv Rao's work towards eradicating the sorrows brought on by casteism and his work towards the betterment of the backward classes. 

Students, faculty and non-teaching faculty of both the Institutes were present. Utsha Sarkar, Assistant Professor, NICO was the Master of Ceremonies.