IIT Bombay commemorated the birth anniversary of the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, by observing National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) on October 31, 2022. An exhibition depicting the life and activities of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was organised at the same venue.
As part of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations, the Institute also organised a Vigilance Awareness Week from October 31-November 06, 2022. This year’s theme was “Corruption-Free India for a Developed Nation.” IIT Bombay’s staff undertook a pledge to promote integrity in public life and achieve a corruption-free society. They pledged to foster a culture of honesty and integrity and to remain committed to good corporate governance-based transparency, accountability, and fairness. The ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge’ and ‘Integrity Pledge’ was administered to employees of IIT Bombay in Hindi by Mr. C.P. Joglekar, Deputy Registrar (Human Resources-I) and in English by Dr. K.V. Reghuthaman, Joint Registrar-Human Resources, HR-2 (HCM) Section, IIT Bombay, at the ground floor foyer of IIT Bombay’s Main Building.
The Vigilance Cell of IIT Bombay also organised an essay-writing competition for the campus community on the topic “Corruption Free India: Steps Ahead for Developed India”.
As part of the celebrations, the Institute conducted a ‘Unity Run’ on October 31, 2022, on the Institute campus. Enthusiastic students, staff & faculty participated in the event and made it a huge success.