On the 71st Republic Day, Students, professors and other staff members of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have organised a ‘Tiranga March’ on the institute’s campus. More than 1,500 students, professors, non-teaching staff and their family members participated in the march with a thousand-foot long tricolour. The theme of the march was ‘IIT Bombay for nation-building’.
Students, residents, and faculties in big numbers hailed Bharat Mata, who shouted Vande Mataram along with other slogans. Professor Ashish Pandey from IIT Bombay expressed gratefulness over the participation of students in such large numbers, proving the love for their country.
Professor Ashutosh Kumar said IIT Bombay is an institution that is known for excellence in research, not politics. He added it’s hampering their research. They condemn it. Today what is more important is to celebrate republic day and they are there for that. The 1000 feet Tiranga March concluded with the National Anthem.