The University has an established practice of celebrating all the National festivals and birth/ death anniversaries of the great Indian personalities. Over the period of time, the University has evolved its own peculiar pattern of observing these events, say on the 15th August plantation is carried out in the campus and existing plants are taken care of, on the 2nd October cleanliness drive is carried on by the entire University fraternity in and around the Campus etc. A brief description of celebration of these events is as follows:
- On 26th January, the entire University community takes part in the official ceremonies as per the protocol of The Government of India and also as per the established practice of the University. On this day the University fraternity reviews its performance in different areas and renews its pledge to work with new targets and deadlines.
- On 2nd February, the Mother Language day is celebrated. In this function senior faculty of the University delivers talks and all the members participate in the event.
- On the 14th April, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Jayanti is celebrated. On this day also some of the teachers deliberate upon the various facets of Dr. Ambedkar’s life and works. Further discussions about certain current issues are also undertaken by the faculty of the University.
- On 21st June, International Day of Yoga is celebrated as per the National protocol every year. Since the University has a very vibrant Department of Yog, the celebrations are marked by a large number of events by the learners of the Department of Yog.
- On 15th August, the Independence Day is celebrated. Floral tributes are offered to the National heroes on the ‘Wall of Heroes’, which has been created in the premises of the University. Further, plantation work is carried out in the Campus keeping in view the landscape of the campus and its surroundings. A ‘Shourya Vatika’ has been dedicated to Paramveer Chakra Awardees of the country on the Independence Day itself. It has the fruit bearing plants which will mature after sometime.
- On 2nd October, Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in a very befitting manner. Members of the University fraternity gather in one hall, the programs related to the prayers, very dear to Gandhiji are recited and a Memorial Lecture is delivered by some internal or external expert. The first Memorial Lecture on Gandhi Jayanti was delivered by Prof. R. C. Mishra in the year 2015. Since then the tradition continues. Later, all the members of the University take part in the cleanliness drive in and around the Campus.
- Apart from the above specific days and events, a large number of other events are celebrated either as per the directions of MHRD/ UGC, or as per the Conventions of the University. The most notable event in this category is the celebration of Teachers’ Day. This day is celebrated in a unique manner wherein some noted academician of Uttarakhand is honored, a lecture is delivered and even in this age of IT and E books, physical books are gifted to each and every teacher of the University. It is a rich tradition leading to cultivation of good reading habits amongst the teachers of the University.
The other important events are Hindi Day celebrations (14th September), World Environment Day (5th June), World Tourism Day (27th September) and Shiksha Diwas (11th November) etc. are also celebrated. Certain local functions like Harela (dedicated to protection of Greenery), Geeta Jayanti and Tulsidas Jayanti etc. are also celebrated.
Thus, all the important National and local festivals are celebrated with much fervor, involvement and commitment by the University fraternity.
- 26th January 2021 https://uou.ac.in/gallery-view/1597
- 15th August 2021 https://uou.ac.in/gallery-view/1915
- 02nd October 2020 https://uou.ac.in/gallery-view/1575
- International Yoga Day 21st June https://uou.ac.in/gallery-view/824
- अन्तराष्ट्रीय मात्रभाषा दिवस https://uou.ac.in/gallery-view/346
- Dr. B R Ambedkar Jayanti https://uou.ac.in/gallery-view/443