Sahyadri Celebrates the 71st Independence Day
The 71st celebration of our Independence Day was viewed with joy and pride by the staff and students of Sahyadri. Mr. B Shrinath Samaga, Manager, Human Resources, Hinduja Global Solutions, Mangaluru, Chief Guest, hoisted the national flag after which the gathered students, faculty members and the staff sang the national anthem with pride. Mr. B Shrinath Samaga is in the HR domain for the last 15 years with an exposure to IT & ITES Sectors. He has prior experience at IBM, iGate, Artech Infosystems and Mphasis Pvt Ltd. The Student Council of Sahyadri was introduced to the guests by Mr. Balakrishna SS, Vice-Principal. While addressing the gathering, Mr. Shrinath, expressed his delight to see the upcoming leaders who are going to make a difference to the nation. He mentioned that Independence is not only for the nation but also to our self. He urged all to grow up to the fullest potential to make one’s career and one’s life. Mr. Preetham Hegde, Head of IT, Mayor’s Office, New York City also graced the occasion. He has graduated from the Harvard University. While speaking to the audience, he expressed his happiness to be back to India after 26 years and also to view the Independence Day Celebration. He mentioned that there were fewer opportunities during his course of study unlike the opportunities made available at Sahyadri and that the students should grab them with both hands for their progress. He re-iterated that one should seek independence of mind and the soul should belong to one place. What you feel inside is important. He also urged the students to develop a sense of belonging to the country. Mr. Manjunath Bhandary, Chairman, Bhandary Foundation, appreciated the presence of Mr. B Shrinath Samaga who has recruited highest number of Sahyadrians for his organization & Mr. Preetham Hegde who is one of the most connected person’s with the rest of the world. He said that these days, it is unfortunate that we treat Independence Day as a Holiday and not as a Festival. He re-iterated that thousands of people sacrificed their lives for our freedom and it is a day to remember their contribution to the nation. He stimulated the crowd to create awareness among the generations to come about the gift of freedom given by our forefathers. The Achievers of 2016-17 in extracurricular activities like Sports, Cultural & Scouts & Guides were felicitated on the auspicious occasion of Independence Day. Post the formal Independence Day Programme, the students and staff showcased their talent in a cultural programme.