Wednesday, August 22, 2012


               We celebrated India’s 66th Independence Day at the Symbiosis Infotech campus. The chief guest to grace the occasion was Dr.K.Subramaniam.Other dignitaries to share the dais were Directors of SIC, SIIB and SCMHRD and the campus administrator, Colonel Kadamb.The event was also attended by the faculties of the Symbiosis fraternity . After the flag hoisting and singing of the national anthem, directors of all three institutes and the campus administrator addressed the gathering. The Chief guest inspired us to make contributions towards the welfare of our country and  discharge ourselves from the guilt of not having done enough for the country.               

Dr.Rajani Gupte addressing the gathering
The Students of Symbiosis at SIC 

          Dr.Rajani Gupte , our director, enlightened us on an aspect of cognitive psychology called Attribute Bias in which a person tends to attribute success to himself, while finding external causes for the failures. She also suggested us possible means to overcome this problem which can help us in taking our India ahead. After the session, young children and members of the Prayatna team sung patriotic songs to add more grandeur to the occasion.

         I have attended many independence days since my school days. But there was something unique about this one which made me hit the keyboard. Today there was an incident which not only accurately described India’s current plight but also gave us the direction to take India to newer heights. During the course of the event , a bunch of saffron , white & green balloons were released but they got stuck in the strings which hung the paper flags . Isn’t it symbolic of India's inability to touch the sky  because it is constrained by the strings of illiteracy, poverty, corruption and crime. But wait !  Followed by this, we also witnessed the solution -Two young students of SIIB , who  went up to the terrace to disentagle the strings and freed the balloons. 

          So, it is us the youngsters who can cut the strings that restricts India’s growth. We need to understand that this is our country and we are responsible for its success and failure . Let us all contribute in every possible way we can and be a proud INDIAN !

Authored by Rahul Tiwari . Rahul is a first year student of International Business at SIIB , Pune (Batch 2012-14). His hobbies include observing and studying the behavior of animals and birds and capturing them in his camera. He can be reached at

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