The Independence Day was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and gaiety at Bihar Animal Sciences University BASU, Patna. The National Flag was hoisted by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor on the occasion of 71st Independence Day. He addressed the university officials, faculty members, non teaching staff and students. On this occasion the prize distribution ceremony was also organized for giving away the prizes/medals/certificates to the students who participated in various events of sports organized by Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology and Bihar Veterinary College, In all, fourteen students form SGIDT Patna and twelve students from BVC, Patna were given medals and certificates. The “Plantation Campaign” was also organized on the sidelines at the sports complex, BASU in collaboration with the Forest Dept., Govt. of Bihar. The saplings planted on this occasion were also adopted by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, other university officials as well as faculty members and students of BASU, Patna.