Tableaux presented by various colleges attract audience at R-Day parade
The 65th Republic Day was celebrated in a grand and colourful manner at Andhra University.
Vice-Chancellor G.S.N. Raju inspected the contingents, unfurled the National Flag, and took salute at the event organised at Golden Jubilee Grounds of the university on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, he called upon students and youth to inculcate great ideals, ethics, and values, and lead a moral life to make the country progress and develop further on all fronts.
Expressing concern over deterioration of ethics, values and morals in society, he said the youth should become more honest and make society corruption-free.
He called upon teachers to be disciplined, honest, and encourage and motivate students by becoming role models.
He said the administration was contemplating introducing new programmes in Master and Ph.D, diploma in Foreign languages. The main attractions of the march past were tableaux by the College of Science and Technology on the ongoing research projects; AU High School on biodiversity and animal world; Gayatri Vidya Parishad on higher education; ANITS on the richness of India; and Welfare College on unity in diversity, pollution-free world, among others.
The cultural programmes presented by colourfully dressed NSS volunteers from across the country, children of AU High School, Bethany School, Gayatri Degree College, Yoga and Consciousness, Welfare College, and Chaitanya College attracted the audience.
On the occasion, 21 employees were given the Best Employee award in recognition of their service to the university.
Rector E.A. Narayana, Registrar K. Rammohana Rao, principals of different colleges — G. Gyanamani, Ch.V. Ramachandra Murthy, D. Prabhakara Rao, A. Subrahmanyam, B. Ganga Rao, and Ratnam — and Deans — Hariprakash, Koteswara Rao, Bobby Vardhan, and Veerraju — were present.