7.1.11: Celebration of national festivals etc.

Celebration of national festivals etc.

 Efforts of the Institution in organizing national festivals and birth / death anniversaries of the great Indian personalities

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 The University celebrates all national festivals with great fervour imbibing the spirit of patriotism and social cohesion among the faculty, staff and students. The birth and death anniversaries of the Great Indian personalities are also celebrated by the University at its headquarters, all its Regional Centres and Learner Support Centres.

 §   Independence Day (15th August): On the Independence Day is celebrated with great fervor at the University Headquarters and all its Regional Centres. The National Flag is hoisted by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University. Floral tributes are offered to the National heroes on the ‘Wall of Heroes’, which has been created in the premises of the University

§   Republic Day (26th January): The entire University community takes part in the official ceremonies as per the protocol of The Government of India and also as per the established practice of the University. On this day the University fraternity reviews its performance in different areas and renews its pledge to work with new targets and deadlines.

§   Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (14th April): The University is named after Bharat Ratna Hon’ble Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedka (known as Babasaheb Ambedkar) a polymath - philosopher, jurist, economist, politician, social reformer, journalist, writer, sociologist, and anthropologist.  He was British India's Minister of Labour, Chairman of the Constituent Drafting committee, independent India's first Minister of Law and Justice, and considered the chief architect of the Constitution of India.

His birthday is the befitting time to remember his contribution as an architect of the Constitution of India. At the Headquarters, the Vice-Chancellor offers homage to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkarji by garlanding his statue. The other dignitaries, officers and employees are also joining. On this day university also organizing National / International seminar on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Though and Life.

 §   Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October): To commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi BAOU observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October every year. All the Officers, Faculty Members and other staff of the University gather in at Gautam hall, the programs related to the prayers, are recited and a Memorial Lecture is delivered by some internal or external experts.

A number of activities such as Swachhta Pledge, Swachhta Rally, cleaning of the office premises and surroundings, plantation activity, cleaning of toilets and drains, garbage collection and disposal, hand washing campaign, health and hygiene talks, etc. are conducted at the Headquarters, Regional Centres and Learner Support Centres.

 §   International Day of Yoga (21st June): International Day of Yoga is celebrated on 21st June as per the National protocol every year. Since the University has a very vibrant Department and Learner Support Centre of Yog Science, the celebrations are marked by a large number of events by the learners of the department of Yog Science.

 §   National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) (31st October): Outreach activities including education of Anganwadi staff, Healthy Baby & Mother competitions, screening camps, and exhibitions.

 §   Teachers’ Day Celebration (5th September): On every 5th September, Teachers’ Day is celebrated at Head Quarters, Regional Centres and Learner Support Centres. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of  Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888. Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. He was a great scholar, philosopher and Bharat Ratna recipient. Since 1962 - the year he became president - India has commemorated Dr Radhakrishnan's birth anniversary by paying tribute to its teachers and gurus on this day.

 §   Constitution Day (26st November): Constitution Day or Samvidhan Divas, also known as National Law Day, is celebrated by the university on 26th November as per the national protocol every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted to the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.

§   International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December): Department of Special Education, School of Education celebrated this day in 2018 and 2019 in the Seminar Room, Headquarters. Eminent speakers graced the occasion with their deliberations on disability, rehabilitation and inclusive practices.

 §   Mother Language Day (21st February): On 21st February, the Mother Language day is celebrated. In this function senior faculty of the University delivers talks and all the members participate in the event.

 §   Apart from the above specific days and events, a large number of other events are celebrated either as per the directions of MHRD/ UGC, or as per the Conventions of the University.

The other important events are Hindi Day celebrations (14th September), World Environment Day (5th June), are also celebrated.

Thus, all the important National and local festivals are celebrated with much fervor, involvement and commitment by the University fraternity

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