IASST has celebrated Independence Day 2021 under the banner of 75th Year of India’s Independence-“Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsava” with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. IASST has followed appropriate Covid behavior in organizing the Independence day celebration by avoiding gathering, maintaining social distancing, and using modern virtual technology in the best possible manner. Some Covid warriors also attended the program.
The program started with tricolor flag hoisting by Prof. Ashis K. Mukherjee, Director, IASST, followed by the national anthem. While addressing the gathering appealing to their nationalistic spirit, the Director urges them to take pride in being an Indian and fulfilling one’s duty with responsibility for the country’s holistic development. He also emphasized the necessity of women’s empowerment and autonomy for the progress of the country. In his speech, the Director highlighted some salient features of the New Education Policy 2020 and stated the need of the hour to transform the Indian universities as multidisciplinary learning and research centers to provide meaningful, localized solutions to the country’s problem. The Director opined that our students should think from a citizen-centric perspective and inculcate greater societal values and research culture.
This year, IASST has started a unique program of felicitating the region’s unsung heroes. Two such persons, one retired school teacher and another entrepreneur who has contributed to society in their respective fields, were honored on this auspicious day. Further, certificates and prizes were distributed to winners of the Slogan writing competition and essay writing competition organized among the research scholars of the institute and the school students from class VIII to X in Assam, respectively. The Director, IASST, also inaugurated a children’s park in the IASST campus.