Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, Assam, celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of India on the 26th January 2022 in the Institute with patriotic favor. The faculty, staff, and research scholars participated in the celebrations by adhering to the covid appropriate behavior. The function started with the unfurling of the National Flag, followed by a review of the parade by Prof.Ashis K. Mukherjee, Director, IASST. Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Mukherjee urged the IASST fraternity to uphold the core values that were the foundation for the Constitution of India in governance, functioning at the workplace, and in day-to-day life. The Director also gave insight into the various accomplishments achieved by IASST and motivated the young scholars and faculty members to bring more laurels for the Institute ad country through their hard work. Adding further, Prof Mukherjee praised the success of Govt of India for vaccinating more than 1.5 billion people and appreciated the doctors, scientists, and frontline Covid workers for their fearless, untiring efforts to mitigate this pandemic.
Further, IASST virtually felicitated two eminent social workers, namely Dr.DigambarNarzary, Founder of NEDAN Foundation, who work with the poor and voiceless ethnic communities living in the far-flung un -reach villages of the North East Region of India, and Mrs. Yogabrata Dutta, Trustee of Amar Ghar, the old age home. The program ended with the message to create a great nation, golden India or Swarnim Bharat, through collective efforts from all the individuals.