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7.1.14 Activities to increase national identities & symbols

GCT organizes and celebrates the festivals like:

National Festivals

Republic day:

Every year we celebrate this day on 26th January, Flag hosting is done, various competitions are conducted and sweets are distributed to all.

Independence day:

Every year we celebrate this day on 15th August, Flag hosting is done, various competitions are conducted and sweets are distributed to all.

Religious Festivals

Pongal Vizha:

Pongal vizha will be celebrated every year in the month of January on 13.01.2018.  Programs like Villu Pattu, Kambu sutruthal, rangoli competitions are conducted to students and faculty. Students themselves organize these functions with a faculty guidance.  Faculty members used to take part in Uriadi.

Pooja Festival :

The day before Pooja festival all the laboratories, offices, Library and centres celebrate Pooja festival by cleaning the lab and machinery, drawing rangolis in each labs/offices and doing pooja to Goddess Saraswathi.  On the day of Pooja Principal along with heads of Departments participate in Pooja of each and every lab/office.

The Institute also gives importance to Birth/Death anniversaries of great Indian personalities and we celebrate them like

 Gandhi Jayanthi:

We celebrate this day on 2nd October; students are encouraged to give speeches on universal values.

Sadbhavana diwas:

We celebrate this day on 20th August Rajiv Gandhi birthday. All  the faculty, staff and students take pledge on this day.

Teacher’s day:

We celebrate this day on 5th September, Dr. Sarvepally Radhakrishnan birthday. Students celebrate by felicitating teachers on this day.  Every year an Award Ceremony is being organized to honour the Teachers who has made special achievements in their career in Research and Teaching.

Engineers day:

We celebrate this day on 15th September every year as a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV).

We also celebrate International days like

Yoga day:

We celebrate this day on 21st June every year. Students and staff are encouraged to practice Yoga by Yoga Practitioner.

Women’s day:

We celebrate this day on 8th March every year. Girl students and female staff are appreciated.


12 Jan – Youth Day

15 Feb – YRC Day

21 Mar – World Water Day

24 Mar – World TB Day

07 Apr – World Health Day

22 Apr – World Earth Day

03 May – World Asthma Day

08 May – World Red Cross Day

31 May – World No Tobacco Day

05 Jun – World Environmental Day

26 Jun – International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

11 Jul – World Population Day

12 Jul – Geneva Convention Day

05 Sep – Teachers’ Day

08 Sep – World Literacy Day

25 Sep – World Heart Day

01 Oct – National Blood Donor’s Day

02 Oct – National Day for Disaster Reduction

07 Nov – National Cancer Awareness Day

11 Nov – National Filaria Day

14 Nov – World Diabetes Day

01 Dec – Aids Awareness Day

02 Dec – World Disabled Day