CUO celebrates Vasant Panchami, Vriksha Ropana and Kanya Pujana

The 74th Republic Day was celebrated at the Central University of Odisha at its Sunabeda Campus.

 Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Chakradhar Tripathi hoisted the tricolor in the Campus. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Tripathy urged the audience to remember the sacrifice made by the freedom fighters in bringing independence to the nation as well as making the Constitution.

He said “India was once rich in knowledge and cultural ethos. But gradually we were misguided by external forces and it’s now time to awake and work for the progress of the nation”.

He denounced the era of competition and rivalry going on the society due to the impact of western world. He urged the students to avoid negative competition among them to make progress. One should compete with himself, not with others, he said. Self competition makes you grow, which ultimately leads to the national development. Inertia is the problem with the society now a days.

The youth should overcome the problem with self introspection. He also hoped that the National Education Policy 2020 will be helpful in building the development of the youth which includes physical, mental and spiritual development, he said. The Vice-Chancellor gave away the prizes to the winners of extempore speech competition organized on the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week 2022.

In the second half, the Vriksha Ropana and Kanya Pujana functions were conducted in the Campus. The Vriksha Ropana ceremony started with grand procession from the academic block of the main campus to Boys Hostel. This rally was led by Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof. Charkradhar Tripathi.

More than 500 participant including young students from  Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Sunabeda, faculty, staffs and student of the varsity participated in the procession.