The 71st Independence Day of India was celebrated with much fanfare at the Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati (IIITG) on 15 August, 2017. The Independence Day celebration started ceremoniously with the hoisting of the Tricolour in the IIITG premises by the Director, Prof. Gautam Barua, following which all members present sang the National Anthem. A cultural programme was also put up by the students of IIITG. There were musical performances wherein the students sang patriotic songs. The faculty and staff members of IIITG along with members of their family were also present on the occasion.