Hyderabad, 15th August 2023: The vibrant spirit of patriotism and unity filled the air as IMT Hyderabad marked the 77th Independence Day with unwavering enthusiasm and fervor. The event commenced with a spirited parade led by our dedicated security personnel, setting the tone for a day of reflection and celebration.Prof. (Dr.) Sriharsha Reddy, Director of IMT Hyderabad, graced the occasion with his presence. The ceremonial unfurling of the national flag by Prof. Reddy, accompanied by the solemn strains of the National Anthem, was a moment of profound reverence for our nation's ideals.
Addressing the audience, Prof. Reddy invoked the sacrifices of our forefathers, underscoring their indomitable spirit and commitment to the well-being of our nation. Reflecting on the progress achieved in the 76 years since independence, he highlighted India's remarkable ascent to become the world's 5th largest economy. He emphasized our significant contributions across diverse realms, including science, technology, space exploration, vaccine development, and the digital economy.
Drawing insightful comparisons, Prof. Reddy remarked on the challenges faced by leading economies such as the United States and China and praised India's unique strengths. He proudly hailed India's cohesive family structure, robust democratic ethos, and its historical commitment to peace and harmony, which stand as pillars of the nation's identity.
The theme for this year's celebration, "Nation First, Always First," resonated strongly throughout the event. Prof. Reddy urged all citizens to uphold this theme by preserving core values, including nurturing the family unit, fostering patience and harmony, and steadfastly embracing democratic principles. He urged the continuation of the virtuous legacy inherited from our ancestors.
The festivities reached a crescendo with captivating performances by IMT Hyderabad's cultural clubs - Antragna, Team Dhanak, Team Dhwani, and Team Navrang. These collective efforts seamlessly captured the essence of India's rich cultural heritage, leaving an indelible impression on the attendees and elevating the splendor of the 77th Independence Day celebration at IMT Hyderabad.