The 175th Foundation Day celebrations of the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee were celebrated today. Congratulating the institute on behalf of IIT Roorkee for creating a glorious history of 175 years, Hon’ble Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said, ‘IIT Roorkee has been at the forefront of research and has been contributing to the development of the country and the region. I congratulate this prestigious institution. The institute has been striving to achieve global standards of excellence in education and create a sustainable and equitable society through its innovative research. I am sure that IIT Roorkee will always remain dedicated in the service of the nation and will ensure the qualification and recognition of Vishva Guru for India.
Flag hoisting ceremony
The 175th Foundation Day celebrations began with the hoisting of the National Flag during which Prof. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman Board of Governors, IIT Roorkee and Prof. KK Pant, Director, IIT Roorkee spoke on the historical aspects of the Foundation Day.
Commemorative postage stamp released
Addressing the gathering on the occasion of releasing the commemorative postage stamp, Vineet Pandey, Secretary, Department of Posts, Government of India said, “IIT Roorkee is a prestigious institute contributing to the development of technology education and society. I congratulate the Institute on its 175th Foundation Day celebrations. It is an honor for me to release a commemorative postage stamp to mark this landmark achievement in the journey of the Institute. I extend my best wishes to IIT Roorkee for continuing to be a center of excellence in research and development.
Students playing important role in nation building
IIT Roorkee has a strong culture of being an entrepreneur. The technology and social enterprises of many alumni of the institute are successful in India and abroad. These alumni are carrying forward the legacy of excellence of IIT Roorkee and are playing a vital role in nation building especially by contributing to the development of infrastructure.
The journey of the institute started from 1847
The journey of the institute began in 1847 as the first engineering college of the British Empire. This has grown rapidly with several pioneering initiatives in engineering education, research and development (R&D), social impact contributions and international collaborations.