The students, Scientists and other staff members of CSIR-IGIB celebrated 69th Independence Day with great enthusiasm. Dr. Rajesh S. Gokhale, Director CSIR-IGIB delivered his speech congratulating all for their achievements and also highlighted that we have larger role and responsibility to communicate our achievements to the society at large. Later, students and staff members participated in planting saplings around the campus. Family members of staff including children also participated in the events. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has mentioned in his book "Governance for growth in India" that every mature tree gives 14 kg of oxygen in a year and absorbs 20 kg of carbon dioxide through the process of photosynthesis.