Sunabeda: Floral tributes were paid to Sardar Vallabhai Patel on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India on 31 October 2020. A pledge to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation was taken by the staff and students of the University on the occasion of the ‘Rashtriya Ekta Divas’.
Speaking on this occasion Professor I. Ramabrahmam, Central University of Odisha, Koraput said that Security does not restrict itself to the national boundaries through policemen, army and other paramilitary forces, but it widens the concept of National Unity and Integrity through higher education in general and educational institutions in particular. He advised the students to become informed citizens for nation-building and national unity.
The Registrar of the University Prof. Asit Kumar Das highlighted the sacrifices and made and hardships that Sardar Patel had faced in uniting the country while giving concluding remarks and vote of thanks.
Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita, Dean, School of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources; Prof. Saroj Panigrahi, Professor and Head, Dept. of Mathematics, Prof. P. Durgaprasad, Visiting professor of Sociology, Dr. Phagunath Bhoi, PRO; Shri Sudhakar Patnaik, OIC; Er. Padmalochan Swain, Asst. Engineer along with teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the University participated in the programme. The programme was organized by the Public Relations Office of the University.