The tricolour fluttered high on the occasion of the Independence Day atop various government and private buildings in the temple city on Thursday.
At Sri Padmavathi Women’s University (SPMVV), in charge Vice-Chancellor V. Uma hoisted the tricolour and presented prizes to students who had performed skits on patriotism. At SVIMS University, Vice-Chancellor in charge Alok Sachan hoisted the flag and called upon the medical fraternity to work towards providing the best medicare to every patient.
The ‘Outstanding overall clinical excellence award’, carrying a certificate, shield and cheque for ₹25,000, was presented to the Radiation Oncology department.
At Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Vice-Chancellor Y. Hari Babu hoisted the flag and spoke on the need to reach out to cattle rearers. Sree Vidyanikethan group Chairman M. Mohan Babu hoisted the flag at A.Rangampet campus.
Certificates to staff
Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) Vice-Chairman and MCT Commissioner P.S. Girisha hoisted the flag and gave away certificates to excelling employees.
About 1,314 ward volunteers received appointment letters.
Superintendent of Police (Tirupati Urban) K.K.N. Anburajan celebrated the day amidst orphaned and special children, and residents of old age homes.
At Tirupati Chamber of Commerce (TCC), president A. Manjunath called upon the merchant community to dig rainwater harvesting pits on their premises to recharge the water table, while Cloth Merchants Association president Sunil Bhaskar hoisted the flag.
At BSNL headquarters, Tirupati Telecom District General Manager Gopalakrishna Rao hoisted the flag and at the APSRTC central bus station, Tirupati Regional Manager T. Chengal Reddy unfurled the tricolour.
At the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Tirupati), Director K.N. Satyanarayana hoisted the flag and said that the institute stood top among the third generation IITs.
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Director K.N. Ganesh hoisted the flag on their campus. At Sainik School, Kalikiri, principal Captain Vikrant Kishore received salute from 16 contingents and later unfurled the tricolour.