The 75th Independence Day was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm at Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur. The Vice Chancellor of the University Professor Shrihari Prakash Honwad hoisted the tricolor. The Pradhan’s and Sarpanch of the Vallabhnagar Zila Parishad graced the occasion with their presence and active participation in the programme. Mr. VDV Singh, Vice President, HR, JK Cement Ltd and Prof. Honwad welcomed the dignitaries and appreciated their efforts towards empowerment of the rural communities. Prof. Honwad in his speech paid homage to the freedom fighters and applauded the social, economic and entrepreneurial progress of Independent India. The launch ceremony of Eco Cycle designed and developed by SPSU took place on this occasion. Mr. Brij Bhushan Nausalia, Managing Director Eco Sol Pvt. Ltd launched the eco cycle. Promoting the initiative and highlighting the benefits of healthy, environment friendly lifestyle ‘Go Green Go Fit- Cycle Rally’ was organized by the NSS cell of the University. Colourful and lively drawings by the children of the SPSU family on the patriotic, environment and save the girl child theme enhanced the patriotic spirit. The purpose of the ongoing ERASMUS + European Union funded project RAINBOW that focuses on gender mainstreaming, empowering of women and establishing of RAINBOW Career Counselling Centre at the University was elucidated to the rural women leaders by the RAINBOW team.