Oakbrook Business School celebrated the nation’s 70th INDEPENDENCE DAY on 15th August 2016. The institute was privileged to have Mr. Dharmendra Joshi, the Secretary General of Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) as the chief guest of the event. The esteemed Member of Board of Governance Mr. Palak Sheth, Mr. Chandramauli Pathak, Ms. Shraddha Sheth, CEO OBS, Dr. Sourbhi Chaturvedi, Director OBS, Mr. Dhamendra Joshi, Chief Guest, Special Guest Mr. Hemant Kalaria, Disaster Risk Management Officer at World Bank. Faculties and students were present on the auspicious day to celebrate and give a tribute to our freedom fighters.

The Director of OBS, Dr. Sourbhi Chaturvedi gave a welcome speech, where she informed about Dr. Kalams three Vision for India- India’s Freedom, Development and India to stand up to the world, which was followed by Flag Hoisting. The Flag was hoisted by Mr. Dharmendra Joshi, the Secretary General of Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (GCCI). The students of III semester lead the National Anthem.

Mr. Palak Sheth gifted a momento to Mr. Dharmendra Joshi. Then Mr. Joshi shared his views and experiences on this occasion and motivated the youth to be a responsible citizen of the country. He quoted several examples in this regard and inspired all of us with his mesmerizing words of wisdom.

Later, Mr. Palak Sheth, the Member of Board of Governor of OBS informed about the Vision and Philosophy of OBS and how Oakbrook Business School is dedicatedly working to make each individual associated with it a better citizen of India. He appreciated the presence of the first year batch and the alumni at this occasion. Mr. Chandramauli Pathak, Entrepreneurship Expert, addressed the audience with an inspiring speech. Mr. Hemant Kalaria also addressed the students on this occasion.

The Inspiring speech by the dignitaries was followed by the cultural program, where students participated in various activities such as singing, dancing, speech and a skit. Ms. Khushboo Nandani student 1st semester with her soothing voice chanted a beautiful song from “Karma”. Followed by Ms. Dhara Sardhara from the same batch, cherish our souls by singing a Lata Mangeshkar song “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo”.

Thereafter a group song by 3rd semester students filled everyone hearts with the feeling of patriotism. This event witnessed some very beautiful patriotic Group Dance performance by the 1st and 3rd semester students, which was followed by a Skit themed “Paani re Paani”.

After all entertaining performances, it was time to throw a light on the greatness of our own country and the power of Indian youth, a speech given by Ravi Gandhi and Subin Christian, students of 3rd and 1st semester respectively shared their thoughts on the topic “Freedom according to the youth of the current generation”.

Finally, event ended successfully by vote of thanks was given by Ms. Shraddha Sheth, CEO of Oakbrook Business School, she thanked the Guest and dignitaries present, Alumni students, all the students who had participated whole heartedly and the faculty and staff who had played their part to make this event successful. This event marked the beginning of the first celebration for the new session with the feeling of contributing to the development of the Institute and our Mother land.