Unbridled Patriotism, Pride and Passion marked the 75th celebration of India’s Republic Day at BAIF Head Office in Pune.
The ceremonial guard of honour was followed by the pride of our motherland – the tricolour being unfurled by Dr. Bharat Kakade, President and Managing Trustee, BAIF, in the presence of the BAIF team, security and administrative personnel and the future generation of the country – children.
Veteran BAIF member, Dr. Avinash Deo led the team by bringing to attention the need for water conservation which was reiterated by Dr. Kakade by highlighting the need to also focus on soil health management while implementing our livelihood programmes across the country. Mr. Shrinivas Kulkarni expressed the need for continued excellence, innovation and commitment towards our work. Dr. Alok Juneja felt that with its good presence in 14 states and recent entry into Goa, BAIF can easily aspire for spreading its good work all over the country. Others who spoke on the occasion included Mr. Sujit Gijare, Ms. Pritam Chandak and Ms. Sucharita Dhar.
Remembering with reverence, the Father of the Indian Constitution – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and other members of the Draft Constitution Committee which had led to the enactment of the Indian Constitution 75 years ago, the Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi and other national leaders who had paved the way for India to be declared as a Sovereign, Democratic Republic in 1950 and confidence in the progress of BAIF in the wake of Amrit Kal of the nation were the essence of the celebration.
The 75th Republic Day was also celebrated with feverish excitement in all the operational areas of BAIF across 14 states including the Karmabhoomi of the Founder – Dr. Manibhai Desai at BAIF Central Research Station, Urulikanchan near Pune.