The successful march that began last year with a vision to become a centre of excellence in teaching and learning took a momentary pause to rejoice as Vishwakarma University turned one on Thursday 1 November. This important milestone called for a momentous event, which was rightly celebrated as 'Saadhishthan'- the first foundation day of the university.
Dressed in traditional outfit, the entire staff celebrated the day with immense pride and enjoyed the events that were planned for the day. Coordinating smoothly, Prof. Noshir Tarapore and Dr. Shraddha Khampariya took on the roles of an excellent anchoring pair. Prof. Siddharth Jabade, the Vice Chancellor of VU and Prof. Wasudeo Gade, the Vice President of VU, welcomed the guests and took them on a tour of 'Srujanotsav' where beautiful lamps and lanterns made by the design students were displayed.
Sadhisthan in Sanskrit means 'possessing a firm foundation'. The Chief Guest for the event, Mr. Narendra Goidani, stressed on this concept in his welcome address. The founder of Lifeschool and a renowned speaker, Mr. Goidani, kept the audience of faculty and staff rivetted with his powerful oratory skills. Drawing upon his personal experience, Mr. Goidani underlined the importance of perseverance and hard work to succeed in life. His retelling of an episode from his school days showed the role of teachers in inculcating these values in their students through a positive and inspiring approach in the classroom. Mr.Goidani was then felicitated by Shri. Bharat Agarwal, President, Vishwakarma University. Mr. Agarwal ingeniously likened the faculty and staff of the university to its 100 doting parents and shared his pride in celebrating the event with the faculty.
What followed gave all a sense of entitlement and pride as the university flag and anthem were unveiled by the Honorable chairman, Mr.Rajkumarji Agarwal. Dr. Kedar Sant, Registrar, VU got a huge round of applause for the befitting and inspiring lines he penned for the anthem. Dr. Shraddha’s well-articulated recitation of the anthem was the icing on the cake.
An appreciation ceremony followed the unveiling of the flag and the anthem in which the heads of various departments and the non-teaching staff were presented with a token of gratitude for their contributions towards the growth and development of the university. The event ended by listing all the achievements of the university and acknowledging the staff's hard work. After tea and snacks, the entire faculty along with the guests proceeded to the eventorium where everyone joined for a fun game of antakshari. The game was followed by a fine dinner with the day ending on a joyous note.