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Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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’.

Har Ghar Tiranga: 

'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' (AKAM)' is an ongoing celebration to commemorate the 75 glorious years of a progressive independent India. Under the aegis of AKAM, a campaign 'Har Ghar Tiranga' has been launched to encourage the citizens to hoist the National Flag of India in their homes. 

To mark this momentous occasion, you are encouraged to hoist the flag in your homes from 13th to 15th August 2022. Apart from this, you can also 'Pin a Flag' virtually, along with posting a 'Selfie with Flag'.

Click here to 'Pin-a-Flag'  and upload a 'Selfie-with Flag' 


Following are the activities carried out during the celebrations starting from March 2021:

24.July 23, 2022July 23, 2022

As a part of Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, IIT Bombay hosted a play titled "Lokmanya Tilak" on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 11 am in the Convocation Hall of IIT Bombay.

Details of the play:

Title: "Lokmanya Tilak'

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2022

Time: 11 am

Venue: Convocation Hall, IIT Bombay 



23.March 9, 2022March 9, 2022 

The Ministry of External Affairs of India is organizing a commemorative lecture series titled "India@75: Videsh Niti Distinguished Lecture Series", as part of celebrations of 75 years of India's Independence. The idea behind the lectures is to ''demystify India's foreign policy" i.e. to make young minds understand how India's foreign policy operates and the role of the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

Under this initiative, IIT Bombay - Office of Dean International Relations and Ashank Desai Centre for Policy Studies is hosting a guest lecture in online mode.     The details of the lecture follow:

Title: "India in Southasia"

Speaker: Professor and Ambassador Veena Sikri 

Date: Wednesday, 9th March 2022


Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm IST

The details of the lecture follow:

Title: "India in Southasia"

Speaker: Professor and Ambassador Veena Sikri  

Date: Wednesday, 9th March 2022

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm IST

About the Speaker: Veena Sikri’s career and experience straddle the worlds of academia and diplomacy. She has served for 37 years (1971-2008) as a career diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service, including as High Commissioner to Bangladesh (2003-06) and to Malaysia (2000-03), as Consul General in Hong Kong (1996-2000), and Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi (1989-92). She has held challenging and prestigious assignments at the Indian Embassies in Moscow, Kathmandu, Paris, and at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN in New York (1977-81), where she represented India in the UN Security Council, ECOSOC, and at Summit meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

After retiring from the Indian Foreign Service, Veena Sikri joined academia as Professor, holding the Ford Foundation endowed Chair, Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, from February 2009 to October 2013.  She was concurrently Visiting Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore (November 2008 to October 2011). Her work at ISEAS resulted in a book on Malaysia-India relations.

Veena Sikri is the Founding Trustee and Convener of the South Asia Women’s Network (SWAN). While at Jamia Millia Islamia, Veena Sikri conceptualized and created this organization, which was launched in March 2009. With its unique focus on gender empowerment as the key to sustainable economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability in South Asia, SWAN brings together women leaders from nine South Asian countries : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Two flagship projects that SWAN is currently working on are on “Women for Change : Building a Gendered Media in South Asia”, and “The Rural Tourism based Social Enterprise Project for Sustainable Development and Gender Empowerment in South Asia”.

Professor Veena Sikri is Vice Chairperson of the South Asia Foundation (India Chapter), a secular, non-profit and non-political organization, with eight autonomous chapters across South Asia.

As Chairperson of ICCR’s Performance Audit Committee, Veena Sikri submitted, in December 2016, her Report on “India’s Soft Power Projection Through Cultural Diplomacy”. She has served as member of ICCR’s General Assembly (2016-19), and Chairperson of ICCR’s Finance Committee (2016-19).

Veena Sikri’s publications include “India & Malaysia : Intertwined Strands” (2013), published by ISEAS, Singapore, and Manohar, New Delhi; and the volume co-edited by her (together with Professor Muchkund Dubey and Professor Imtiaz Ahmed) on “Contemporarising Tagore and the World” (UPL, Dhaka, 2013). She is currently working on a book titled “The Geopolitics of Bangladesh”. 

 Click here to view the recordings of the lecture 
22February 21, 2022February 22, 2022 

Under the initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Environmental Science and Engineering Department (ESED) is organizing two a 2-day symposium (online) on 'Emerging Contaminants Fate, Transport & Remediation Aspects' during February 21-22, 2022 from 2.00 pm-4.00 pm

The details of the symposium and the poster can be accessed at the following link:


For more details, please click on Symposium Brochure  

Click here to view the recordings of the symposium 
21.January 15, 2022February 4, 2022

With reference to Office Memorandum vide No. F.No. 5-18/2021-PN-II dated December 23, 2021, please find attached the report from IIT Bombay with regard to the participation of IIT Bombay in the project “75 crore Surya Namaskar: A Tribute on 75th anniversary of Independence”

Yogastha, IIT Bombay participated in the project “750 million Surya Namaskar: A Tribute on 75th anniversary of Independence”. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Independence, the National Yogasana Sports Federation, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, decided to run this project, 750 million Surya Namaskar in 30 states, involving 30,000 institutes and 3 lakh students. The activity was conducted in online mode to adhere to the COVID-19 pandemic protocols.

As per the project guidelines, participants performed 13 rounds of Suryanamaskar every day for 21 days, with instructions and facilitation by Yogastha core team members. The sessions started on January 15, 2022, and the whole activity was successfully completed to achieve the target of 21 days. In addition to Suryanamaskar, the participants also practiced sukshma-vyayam and yoga-Nidra, to ensure a robust daily practice that would benefit the mind and the body as a whole.

The event witnessed enthusiastic participation from all the members of the IIT Bombay community including faculty, students, staff, and their family members. The participants practiced all the exercises and performed Suryanamaskar with full determination and zeal.

Click here to view the report 
 20.January 13, 2022January 14, 2022 

Under the initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Environmental Science and Engineering Department (ESED) is organizing two Faculty Development Workshops (online mode) titled ‘An Overview of Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies’ and ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment’ during January 10-11  & January 13-14, 2022 respectively.  


Details of the workshops are given below:

Workshop II:

Title: ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Date: January 13-14, 2022

Schedule and details for joining the workshop are available at:


The workshops are sponsored by SERB.

To view the schedule click here 

Click here  for video recordings                                       

Link for the flyer, screenshots:

 19January 10, 2022January 11, 2022

Under the initiative of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Environmental Science and Engineering Department (ESED) is organizing two Faculty Development Workshops (online mode) titled ‘An Overview of Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies’ and ‘Application of Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment’ during January 10-11  & January 13-14, 2022 respectively.           



Details of the workshops are given below:

Workshop I:

Title: ‘An Overview of Recent Advances in Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies’

Date: January 10-11, 2022

Schedule and details for joining the workshop are available at:

The workshops are sponsored by SERB.

To view the schedule click here 

 Click here for video recordings

Link for the flyer, screenshots:


18November 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 roadblocks
for entrepreneurs in Digital India.

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

To View PDF Click Here Link  
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...