The Republic day celebrations at IIT Tirupati began at 8:00 AM on January 26 with a parade by the students. The Professor-in-charge hoisted the Tricolour, followed by the National Anthem. A group photo session with students and faculty was taken, after which the celebrations shifted to the classrooms.
The faculty spoke a few words of advice, and then the celebrations began with gusto. We sang a few songs in groups and individually. A few girls put up a fun skit about corruption. Then, elections were held for the class representatives of the four branches – this was the most exciting part of the day. A debate on the topic of tolerance was held, which interestingly changed mid-way to a topic on equality, before going back to tolerance. The results of the elections were announced, and we discussed some clubs for the rest of the time. It was a half a day of quite enjoyable celebrations.
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