Christian College of Engineering and Technology, Bhilai celebrated the 69th National Republic Day on the college premises, amid zeal and fervor with the theme “Constitution before self”. The celebrations started with flag hosting ceremony at 8:30 am on 26 January, 2018 at CCET Campus. Amidst chants of the glory of mother India, the Indian National Flag was hoisted by Dr Dipali Soren, Principal, CCET, Bhilai in the presence of Fr Jose K Varghese, EVC, Fr Aju K Varghese, Bursar along with HODs of all departments and a huge gathering of faculties, support staff and students. After the flag hoisting ceremony a colorful and festive program was held at the college auditorium. The Executive Vice Chairman of CCET, Fr Jose K Varghese welcomed the gathering for republic day celebrations. In his speech he emphasized the importance of constitution in modern India. He urged the gathering to respect the essence in which the Indian constitution was created and also to respect our founding fathers, on whose shoulders the daunting task of its implementation was carried out. He said that after 69 years the constitution has become part of our moral as well as social code and it is our Holy Geeta, Holy Quran and Holy Bible. The Principal of CCET, Dr Dipali Soren congratulated the gathering on this occasion and asked them to incorporate the constitutional duties in their lives. Dr Sitendra Tamrakar, HOD, CSE dept. motivated the gathering to uphold patriotic values at all times. He said that every Indian who does his or her duties diligently is a true patriot.
Thereafter a patriotic speech was delivered by Ashish Sharma, 6th SEM, CSE dept. In his energetic words, he filled the gathering with patriotic zeal and fervor by quoting many great Indians. Shristi Chakraborty of 6th Semester, ET&T dept and group won the heart of the gathering by her melodious songs brimming with national pride and devotion. The staff of CCET, too were abreast with the festivities, as the vocals of Mr Indranil Sarkar, Asst Professor, CSE dept. perfectly harmonized with the drum beats of Mr Jonathan Goforth J T, Asst Professor, Civil Dept. to color the program with myriad paints of the patriotism. On this occasion the annual Mar Theodosius Inter College Faculty Cricket Match was held between St Thomas College, Ruabandha and Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilai at the CCET campus. After winning the toss, St Thomas College scored at a blistering pace and thanks to a rapid-fire 48 runs by Mr Mahendra, they were able put a mammoth total of 125 runs in just 12 overs. The run chase by CCET started smoothly thanks to a blitzkrieg by Mr Shadab Imam and Mr Anil David. At this point the target seemed within grasp but due to tightly controlled and disciplined spells of Best Bowler of the Match, Mr Ashok and Man of the Match, Mr Mahendra, CCET were left to score 17 runs in the penultimate over. The closely fought contest was won by St Thomas College by 13 runs to retain the Mar Theodosius cup. The prizes were distributed by the Bursar of CCET, Fr Aju K Varghese, who had encouraged each and every player. Fr Jose K Varghese, EVC, CCET and Dr M G Roymon, Principal, St Thomas College, Ruabandha extended their heartfelt gratitude to the organizers of this tournament.