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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of independence of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ by flagging off ‘Dandi March’ from Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad on 12th March, 2021. The celebrations started 75 weeks before our 75th anniversary of Independence and will end on 15th August, 2023.

Department of Higher Education and Department of School Education & Literacy have planned various activities under ‘आज़ादी का अमृत महोत्सव’.

Proposed Activities:

 18.November 29, 2021November 29, 2021 

Talk on "New Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Digital India"  by Dr. Ganesh Natarajan

About the speaker:

Dr.Ganesh Natarajan, an entrepreneur and businessperson, is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Bombay and the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE). Dr. Natarajan obtained his Ph.D. degree from the School of Management, IIT Bombay in 2005. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a postgraduate degree in Industrial Engineering, Ph.D. in Knowledge Management, Advanced Management from Harvard Business School.

He is currently the Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a  platform for Digital Startups, Skills and Social Ventures in India. Dr. Natarajan has been recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship and people-centric leadership.

He is a proud recipient of the award for excellence in IT from India's first IT Minister Pramod Mahajan for his leadership role. He received awards for leadership from the Asia Pacific HR Forum and exceptional entrepreneurship from Ernst & Young.


Abstract of the talk:

Digital India is fast becoming a reality and while there may be some
delays in India becoming a 5 Trillion US $ GDP economy, the Trillion
Dollar Digital India is very visible with the steady IT sector
contributing 350 billion dollars and new digital platforms and solutions
adding the other 600 billion plus. Entrepreneurial opportunities will
abound, not only in areas like Software Products and B2B SaaS augmenting
the traditional IT & Engineering Services but also in the creation and
deployment of platforms like UPI and JAM in key areas of SME growth,
smart manufacturing, skills and education. In the context of the success
of Zomato and Latent View Analytics and the relative failure of PayTM,
this talk will present an objective view of the pathways and road blocks
for entrepreneurs in Digital India.

Recordings of the talk: https://archive.library.iitb.ac.in/items/show/5087

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17September 01, 2021September 1, 2021

Talk on  "The Role of Administration in Institutions of Higher Education" by Dr. Premkumar, Registrar, IIT Bombay

Series of lectures (online) on administrative and technical skills required for enhancing operational efficiency and effectiveness. Internal and external experts delivered talks on various topics of interest and relevance.

Recordings of the talk: https://archive.library.iitb.ac.in/items/show/5077

16August 14, 2021August 14, 2021

Ministry of Tourism and Association of Indian Universities have collaborated with each other to create a unique event consisting of 12 episodes, which will be inaugurated on 14th August, 2021 at 1.30 p.m.

Each of the 12 episodes shall focus on diverse themes regarding cultural heritage of India and generate awareness about our incredible India. The last episode will culminate with the end of the Mahotsav in August, 2022.


A Public Link is mentioned below to join the Digital India Virtual Event: https://digitalindia-gov.zoom.us/i/93312769334

Password: 900336

The event can be watched on our Youtube Channel (youtube.com/incredibleindia) & Website ‘Incredible India’. After watching the event the participants are requested to take a Quiz. The Quiz link is created for event on 14th August, the following link can be used for further communication: https://quiz.mygov.in/quiz/india75-a-journey/

15August 15, 2021August 15, 2021

Contribute your rendering of the National Anthem of India at: http://rashtragaan.in/ This web portal https://rashtragaan.in has been created by Ministry of Education for students to record and upload their videos singing the National Anthem

A compilation of the uploaded videos of the National Anthem will be shown live on 15th August, 2021


Circular received from MoE:


14August 14, 2021August 14, 2021

Fit India Movement's Freedom Run 2.0 is to be conducted offline for all the residents of the Institute campus as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav". The race would be across the Institute. It would be a limited registration event, following Covid protocols at all times in places with crowds.

The race would be across the Institute.It would be a limited registration event, following Covid protocols at all times in places with crowds. Registrations would be first come first serve.


The competition would happen in two legs separately, for staff and students, with male and female categories in each of them and would start at the premises of the New SAC. This offline competitive arena that has been brought to life after long lockdowns. Exciting prizes await winners!

The Fit India Movement Freedom Run 2.0 took place in the premises of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay on the August 14, 2021 as part of celebration of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (Celebration of 75 years of Independence). It was a short run that spanned around the campus with the route spanning 3.2 kms for men and 2 kms for women. The event saw a total of 85 people participate in the race. 

Following is the poster link of event: 


The event was conducted in 3 legs with the first starting at 6:30 AM and the subsequent ones starting with a gap of an hour each. A registration-cum-safety desk was set up to ensure the smooth handling of the event. 

The main objective of the run was to ensure safe physical activity and it was met through the extensive and strict enforcement of Covid protocols throughout the run. 

All participants were maintaining social distance at all times and were required to wear masks at all places with crowding. The staff and student representatives managing the event were also completely masked up and ensured the same. 

The participants ran enthusiastically towards the finish. There was an entire spectrum of ages with a 6-year-old child finishing the 2km and an old couple completing the race! 

The organising student and staff community handed over the prizes to the winners and thanked all the participants for their continued enthusiasm and association with sport. 

Winners list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T4dnTkQaUA8K3LgWu-kgB8kfMW79IOSL... 

Photo drive link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1KbV9BybfZKL42cHdPvPrQLSZulCkF5Vm 

Social Media Links: 

13.July 24, 2021July 24, 2021

SINE organised a webinar to commemorate the 75 years of India's Independence celebrations in August 2022- "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav''. The title of this webinar is Role of innovative technologies to help resolve malnutrition in India. This webinar was a collaborative initiative under SINE Power Hour Biotech series and roadshow series by BIRA

Speakers: Dr. Anant Bhan, Adjunct Professor, Yenepoya University (Moderator) Prof. Satish Agnihotri, Emeritus Fellow, CTARA, IIT Bombay Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee Mission Director,Grand Challenge India for BIRAC, DBT Dr. Saugandha Das, Co-Founder, Edhaa Innovations 


Highlights of the session

Topics discussed: Malnutrition in India, the challenges faced in the last 75 years, Government policies to combat malnutrition, Scientific / Technological solutions available and the role of innovation in resolving the issue of malnourishment.

Picture Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GnGkcOJBSlmiwoWoFqFd8PdNkQT77Rdh...

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te_EvX_U28A&t=1s

12June 19, 2021June 19, 2021

An International Webinar "Overview Materials, Dessign and Constructions Practices for Biluminous Pavements in India"

Prof.Dharmveer Singh, Department of Civil Engineering

Organized by Transportation Systems Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

Transportation Systems Engineering, Department of Civil Engineeringg has research collaboration with Prof. Sherif El-Badawy, Mansoura University, Egypt. On their request, the department is organizing a webinar for them on "Overview on Materials, Design and Constructions Practices for Bituminous Pavements In India", Post-doc and Ph.D. students working with Prof. Dharmveer Singh, are also speakers in this webinar so they also get exposure. 

Online: MS Team Joining link: htttps://tinyurl.com/aehdpass


11August 6, 2021August 9, 2021Conference titled "Research in Yoga:Mind, Consciousness and Identity"

The conference will be held virtually with the assistance of Yogastha team

Poster link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RU62wxaVyzidYd-vP4j5Nm983K8vaHeI/view?u...

* Pre-conference workshop on "Design and Approaches of Research: 

* Two-day e-conference workshop (3rd Yogastha e-Conference) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1L9vDdtPDgANmMtFHQNVcyF9BXbUdDmHK

10October 7, 2021October 9, 2021Three-day international conference "Soft Matter Young Investigators Meet"

This international conference aims to bring together both national and international researchers who are working in the research area of soft matter science. 

Through virtual mode at IIT Bombay

Recorded Link: After the event

9May 17, 2021May 22, 2021Sustainable Coastal Infrastructural Engineering and Design in a Changing Climate

This virtual course was organized by Profs. Manasa R. Behera and V. K. Srineash of Civil Engg. dept., IIT Bombay. Practicing engineers, consultants, researchers, Faculty and Graduate students from Technical Instittutes across the country attended the course lectures delivered by National and International Experts in the field. The course covered basic coastal engineering, vulnerability, process modelling, climate change impact, and design of coastal infrastructures.

Online pic:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HFmNpHlpIs2iFjgQcWX6h925tgbfrGT-...

8May 3, 2021May 7, 2021Refresher cum orientation programme for Rural Housing Engineers, Maharashtra

Based on the request from Rural Development Department, Maharashtra, online training programme was planned in 3 phases by Prof. Prakash Nanthagopalan, Department of Civil Engineering to train more than 100 Rural Housing Engineers. In this regard, the first online CEP course "Refresher cum Orientation Programme for Rural Housing Engineers (Maharashtra)" was organized during May 3-7 2021 as a part of Bharat Ka Amrit Mahotsav. 

Online pic: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fxkjRoPEY5ttHsnNienQOrg5OJgrtVM4... 

7April 22, 2021April 22, 2021

Launch of “Energy and Climate - Keep UPP (Understand, Pledge & Progress)” program with tagline “million pledges for billion hopes” on the occasion of Earth Day celebration

Organizer: Prof. Chetan Singh Solanki, Department of Energy Science and Engineering & Founder of the Energy Swaraj Foundation.

Chief Guest: Hon. Minister of Education, Govt. of India Shri Ramesh Pokhariyal 

Link: https://youtube.com/c/SolarNewsKnowledge 

6.March 24, 2021March 24, 2021Panel Discussion conducted by Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies, IIT Bombay on "Climate Resillient Engineering Design"

"Open to All: Webex Registration link: https://cutt.ly/hxrvnKM

Moderator: Prof. N.C. Narayan, CTARA and Prof. Arpita Mondal, Dept of Civil Engg & IDP

Link for Panel Discussion Pics :  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XhdBTdje7qj_V-aJ3yTA&t=6573s 

Recorded YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/Zx_V-aJ3yTA"

Poster Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nzC5XMBaK34X6rjzSSMI6HEjgQmG-uGk

5.March 22, 2021March 22, 2021Symposium on World Water Day, organised by Prof. Shobha Shukla, Department of Metallurgical Enginering and Materials Sciences

"Through Zoom Meeting: 


Meeting ID: 978 4957 3493

Passcode: 22032021 

Recorded Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oO22xQuf6Go2CFsVmFnNgsW96z-SNdj0/view?u...

Link of flyer and schedule details of the event: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1UAUaXst9Vg4f505Gbe9tDzWOOl8nQLYm 

Link for Symposium Pics : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WZPsLpP2zf9u00lDGM3VDwO5aVCey2tA

4.March 17, 2021March 17, 2021Seminar conducted by Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) on "India Energy Security Scenarios"

"Profs. R Banerjee, V Ramadesigan and Mr. Sarvesh Chaudhari

Meeting link: meet.google.com/xgf-myio-axo

Abstract Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1D0JmBRezttjQ97hBpF_ZVeFLpGAnk2Wp 

Recorded link: https://youtu.be/t5KiLYiEEsg"

3March 17, 2021March 17, 2021Panel Discussion conducted by Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies, IIT Bombay on “Scope for Technology Development & Entrepreneurship in Climate Studies

Moderator: Prof. Chandra Venkataraman, Department of Chemical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Group in Climate Studies, Prof. Sridhar Balasubramanian, Department of Mechanical Engineering and IDPCS

YouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/FDqQrg5c9xg

Poster Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ry-yojh72ihFJ1MVAa_o4fBBTee1KsT1

2. March 12, 2021 March 12, 2021Essay Writing Competition on: “India’s Freedom Struggle”

Received 15 entries

The last date of submission was March 12, 2021 (through email or actual submission to pro office)

Result link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mXmdzNbNRBUbrRKmkR9H2u3aGMedAhPr/view?u...

1.March 12, 2021March 12, 2021Talk on "The Role of IIT Bombay in Immortalising the Dandi Salt March"

Through Webex:

Webex event recording: Institute Lecture on "The Role of IIT Bombay in Immortalising the Dandi Salt March"

Recording URL:  https://kaksha.webex.com/kaksha/ldr.php?RCID=936fdf2275984bb4820fe7cfb57...

Recording password: FuAJZye3

Photo Link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1bQ0o1kFmJT6HMvSn6Z7cVi2GetzX_-8R

The films are shared through DRIVE:-

A) https://drive.google.com/file/d/16wy2iQXsM26z1Jv2yOcZkKAcUqOhzFEu/view?u...

B) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KeeONPrA6c3vz72TTbMrfYoRaCmvuKVM/view?u...