Another resplendent Republic Day dawned on the 26th of January 2019 when the staff and students came together to celebrate the national festival. The Vice President of the University, Mr. Salman Ahmed was present on the occasion along with the Pro Chancellor Dr Vijayan Immanuel, the Vice Chancellor Dr. Radha Padmanabhan and the Deans of the various schools in the University, all faculty, staff and students. The Master of the Ceremony was Mr Harsha Eshwaraiah who reflected on the solemnity of the occasion in his brief talk. After the flag was hoisted jointly by Mr Salman Ahmed and Prof Vijayan Immanuel, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Radha Padmanabhan gave an inspiring speech peppered with relevant anecdotes. The students’ choir and band gave a spirited rendition of a medley put together by them followed by a patriotic kannada song by the faculty. NSS wing of the University organized a tree plantation ceremony after the flag hoist.