IITs, Central universities to host patriotic rock band concerts
The IITs and central universities have been asked by the HRD Ministry to host music bands who would be performing patriotic numbers.
The IITs and central universities have been asked by the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry to host music bands who would be performing patriotic numbers. Students across the country would now be grooving to patriotic music by these rock bands visiting their campuses. The programme has been organised to celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence and 75 years of the Quit India Movement.
As part of the programme named ‘Yeh India Ka Time Hai’, the government has identified certain bands which would be visiting campuses across the country and perform patriotic numbers, especially from Bollywood.
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“A private entertainment firm has been taken on board which has identified around a dozen rock bands. The shows will be planned in various institutions over the next month,” a senior official said.
Earlier this month, the government had also asked all universities and educational institutions to take students to memorials of freedom fighters and homes of martyrs in the run-up to the 70th Independence Day celebrations. Oath-taking events were also carried out by varsities and schools where students, teachers and non-teaching staff took a pledge to make the country a “terrorism-free, caste-free, corruption-free, uncleanness-free and poverty-free society”.[“Source-timesofindia”]