Director of IRTC, Dr N. K. Sasidharan Pillai hoisted the national tricolour at IRTC campus here on Monday.
Addressing the gathering, NKS said that all responsible citizens should be considerate towards the sufferings and needs of our fellow beings.
Upholding the values of secularism, democracy and scientific temper enshrined in the constitution is a mark of real patriotism, he observed.
IRTC Registrar Shri. P.K.Narayanan and Research Coordinator Prof. B. M. Musthafa also addressed the gathering.
IRTC staff and family members and school children from the neighbourhood were present for the flag hoisting ceremony. Children recited the National Anthem and patriotic songs on the occasion. Sweets were also distributed.