CIRC across the country celebrated the 70th Independence Day with great fervour. Respective centre staff along with students began planning out the festivities days ahead of the celebrations. On 15th August, centres were beautifully decorated with hues of the tricolour. The onset of celebrations at respective centres was marked by the hoisting of flag. Many centres invited local dignitaries to grace the ceremony. As the tricolour fluttered high, an array of cultural activities followed. Centres of Halduchaur in Uttarakhand, Jauhar Academy in Jharkhand and Proto Village in Andhra Pradesh, amongst many others showcased cultural performances, dedicated to India’s freedom struggle and the collective pride and admiration shared by citizens of this country. Centres of Barpali and Nuapatna in Odisha and Sohagpur in Madhya Pradesh added a splash of colour to the festivities by adorning the centres with vibrant paintings and rangolis. CIRC Shamsabad in Uttar Pradesh seized the opportunity and distributed certificates of successful course completion to students of basic digital literacy course, along with other activities.
CIRCs of Rohtak in Haryana and Nichalagarh in Rajasthan marked the day by planting saplings, making a thoughtful effort towards preserving and protecting the environment. Many centres including Saidanpur in Uttar Pradesh jointly celebrated Independence Day with schools in which not only students and teachers but also community members participated in large number. Other centres which were immersed in the colours of celebration were those of Sonapur in Assam, Manguraha and Asthua in Bihar, Vaithikuppam in Puducherry, Jamia Nagar in Delhi, and Narayanpet and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh.
CIRCs located in different parts of the country have always taken immense interest in observing festivals of national importance by engaging people from the community, which includes students, beneficiaries, and local stakeholders.