69th republic day was special for all of us as one more year added to the glory of Republic India. The university organized the republic day celebration with cultural events packed with zeal. Sharda University has emerged as truly a global university where students from 74+ countries pursue the quality education. In such a learning environment, republic day celebration proved to be the perfect platform to exhibit the vivid cultures of our nation.
Republic Day Celebration at Sharda University
26th January morning was full of chilly winds, but the campus was all warm around by the heat of patriotism and adorned in tricolour. At first, the event started with flag hoisting and followed by a disciplined NCC cadet parade. Afterwards, the regional dance performances of the talented students set the stage on fire indeed. Furthermore, motivational speeches by Pro-Chancellor Sir Shri Y.K. Gupta Ji, Executive Director Mr. Prashant Gupta, and Vice Chancellor Prof. Brishbhan Singh Panwar raised the morale of the students notches higher.
The event concluded with a very special declaration that Sharda University has adopted 5 villages. The prime objectives of this noble gesture are:
Education in Rural Areas
Unfortunately, most of the rural areas and remote places are untouched by the good education system. Educating the girls and boys in rural areas is one of the major motives of the university behind this adoption. The slogan ‘Padhega India, tabhi to badhega India’ needs to be justified to lead our nation towards the progressive path.
Sharda University, in association with Sharda Hospital, decided to provide state-of-the-art medical facilities and conduct medical awareness on frequent intervals in the adopted villages. The people, who reside in rural areas, remain in lack of knowledge about healthcare and consequently, become the soft target for epidemics. To spread awareness is also on the top priority behind this adoption.
This is the era of women empowerment wherein the names like Kalpana Chawla, Saina Nehwal, Indira Nooyi, and many more have touched the pinnacle of success in their respective fields. But it is an ironic fact that the women in most of the rural areas still struggle for their identity and basic needs. Empowerment of women in rural areas is also on the agenda of the university.
Apart from the aforesaid issues, the university wants to contribute to other socio-economic development facets of the rural areas. The overall progress of rural India is quite a visionary approach by the people at Sharda University. The management, staff, faculty members, and students all shook hands to take a pledge for rural development. All the attendees were determined to support this righteous cause with best of their capabilities.