Bathinda, August 16-Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRS-PTU), Bathinda celebrated 76th Independence Day with enthusiasm and Patriotic fervour at Athletic Ground on Monday.

Saluting the Nation and its freedom fighters, Chief Guest on the occasion, MRS-PTU, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu unfurled the National Flag.

He appealed to the gathering to adopt the attitude of humanity, brotherhood, national integrity, progress, prosperity, peace, and justice forgetting the differences of color, creed and caste.

To mark the nationwide celebration of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' Abhiyaan, MRS-PTU's faculty and staff also joined the campaign enthusiastically.

The university also observed Partition Horrors Remembrance Day and organised Prabhat Pheris as part of Independence Day celebrations.

"India is a progressive nation of this world and has achieved advancements in technology, military, arts, agriculture and architecture etc., but the process of Nation Building is still on," said Prof Sidhu while strongly appealing to the youth to arise to the challenges of the day and dedicate themselves to the building of a strong Nation.

Being a technical university," We have a big responsibility on our shoulders to contribute to the progress of the nation. Teachers should love their profession and be a “Role Model” for the students.

“A teacher is a beacon light that acts as a lighthouse to guide the stranded students in the sea of life,” he said.

India has emerged towards becoming a global power to fulfil it. However, in this competitive world to march further, a nation requires the power of Science & Technology to be counted among the best.

"Even if each of us decides to work with one problem of our society, we will see that we will be making great contributions towards the nation, the state and to the university," Prof. Sidhu said while urging the students for innovation and research.