Saturday, November 28, 2009

LIC employees stage demonstration

Life Insurance Corporation of India employees staged demonstration at divisional office at Bhelupur in Varanasi on November 27, 2009 to press their long-pending demands.
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Varanasi doctors want to up root corruption

Now, doctors want to up root the corruption from the society as they launched a drive under the banner of Indian Medical Association by burning the effigy of corruption in Varanasi on November 27, 2009.
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Anti-encroachment drive in Maldahia

Municipal Corporation and district administration launched a joint anti-encroachment drive in Maldahia area in Varanasi on November 27, 2009.
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Foundation stones laid for construction of 20 buildings in BHU

Varanasi, November 27, 2009:
Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh on Friday laid foundation stones for the construction of 20 buildings of the university under OBC reservation. The Bhoomi Pujan and stone-laying function was organized near Shivaji Gymnasium.

Vice-chancellor also inaugurated newly constructed Working Women’s Hostel. Pujan was performed with chanting of Vedic mantras. Rector, registrar, finance officer, chief proctor, university engineer and vice-chancellor of Indira Gandhi Tribal University, Amarkantak, Professor CD Singh, university officers and employees were present on the occasions.

This is for the first time when foundation stones for construction of 20 buildings have been laid simultaneously in the university. Concerned directors, deans and head of departments also performed Bhoomi Pujan at their respective places.

The construction of 20 buildings will be done at the expenditure of Rs.100 cores, which is set to be completed by the end of May 2011.

The foundation stones have been laid for construction of Administrative Building, Faculty of Science; Department of Rasahastra, Faculty of Performing Arts-Annexe; Extension of Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Visual Arts, Auditorium, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Academic Complex, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Botany-Annexe, Department of Chemistry-Annexe, Department of Geography-Annexe, Department of Geology-Annexe, Lecture Theatre Complex, Faculty of Science, Library and Faculty Chambers, Faculty of Management Studies, Boy’s Hostel, Faculty of Law, Seminar Faculty of Law, Lecture Theatre Complex, Faculty of Social Sciences, Library and Faculty Chambers, Faculty of Arts, Lecture Theatre Complex, Faculty of’ Department of Geophysics-Annexe, Lecture Theatre Complex, Mahila Mahavidyalaya and Lecture Halls behind Faculty of Ayurveda.

Besides this, Prof Singh inaugurated Working Women’s Hostel at New Medial Enclave. The cost of construction of this hostel is Rs.92 lakh. It consists of 20 double seated rooms. There are separate halls for entertainment, caring for children, dining, and office staff. In addition to normal central toilets the facility of toilet for physically handicapped has also been provided.
Photo caption: From top to bottom: Stills from Bhoomi Pujan and Foundation stones laying ceremony in Banaras Hindu University on November 27, 2009.
In the top, BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh (right) performs Bhoomi Pujan in Varanasi on November 27, 2009.

Press release and photos from PPP Cell-BHU

Friday, November 27, 2009

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh in Varanasi

Top: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh felicitates alumni of UP College at its centenary celebration concluding function at college premises in Varanasi on November 25, 2009
Bottom: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh inaugurates ‘Kirti Sthambh’at UP College premises.
Bottom: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh addresses the function.
Photo: Samrat

BHU celebrates Harisingh Gaur Jayanti

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) celebrated the 139th birth anniversary of Harisingh Gaur, founder of Sagar University, Riwa, and noted educationist and legal expert, at vice-chancellor lodge in Varanasi on November 26, 2009.
BHU vice-chancellor Dr DP Singh and other academic staff members paid floral tributes to Gaur.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Sullivan University for tie-up with Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi, November 25, 2009:
Top academic and administrative officials of College of Pharmacy, Sullivan University, USA, called on the Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor professor DP Singh for exploring the possibilities of a tie up with BHU.
Professor Hieu T Tran, dean and professor Yashwant V Pathak, assistant dean of College of Pharmacy, Sullivan University discussed on the possible areas of mutual interest between the two universities. The important areas of discussion were to collaborate for clinical research, translational research, pharm-D programme, nano technological approach of the drug delivery system.
The visiting professors also discussed on non-violence and spirituality as east and west combination. Professor Tran, who is a professor of pharmacy, is also a martial art expert. He strongly believes in non-violence and spirituality.
Professor Y V Pathak, a nano technology expert, was very happy to know that pharmaceutics department of BHU is oldest in India. He mentioned that nano technology is used at Centre of Translational Science in U.S. He said they wanted to have a tie-up in this area with BHU.
Professor DP Singh showed his interested in translation research particularly at Pharm-D programme. “There is a great possibility of pharm-D programme in BHU as the university has a very renowned pharmacy department and a 1000-bed full-fledged hospital," he said.
"We are going to set up a Centre for East-West Studies at Sullivan University," said Professor Tran.
Chairman, International Cell, Chairman PPP Cell and International Advisor Prof. H B Srivastava, Prof. Sushant Srivastava, Prof S K Srivastava, Prof. Surbhi Singh of department of pharmacy were present in the meeting.
Photo caption: BHU vice-chancellor Dr DP Singh presents memento to professor Yashwant V Pathak and Professor Hieu T Tran, dean, College of Pharmacy, Sullivan University, US on university campus on November 25, 2009.
Bottom: BHU V-C holds meeting with the visiting professors.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU.

BHU V-C visits Rajiv Gandhi South Campus

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Dr DP Singh visited the Rajiv Gandhi South Campus of the university at Barkachha on November 24, 2009.
Dr Singh got the first hand account of the saplings planted under NERGA scheme and agriculture farm of the university.
On the occasion Dr Singh said a modern dairy plant would be developed on the campus very soon. The project is already on the way with the collaboration of National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.
The vice-chancellor also inaugurated a workshop on personality development and career counseling at lecture theater complex.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Monday, November 23, 2009

Prerna Kala Manch sets world record for longest play

Artists of Prerna Kala Manch (PKM) broke the world record by staging 37 plays in 32 hours in one continuous marathon at Nagari Natak Mandali Auditorium in Varanasi on November 22, 2009 night.
"The Warp", written by Neil Oram and directed by Ken Campbell is listed in the Guiness Book of Records as the longest play of the world. It was a series of 10 plays performed in one continuous marathon. In this over 29-hour play staged in London in late eighties, as many as 30 artistes lived around hundred characters.
PKM is a theatre group of 11 actors, led by director and playwright Moti Lal.
Photo: Samrat

Group marriage of 13 pairs solemnized

As the marriage season took firm grip, group marriage procession of 13 pairs was taken out in Varanasi on November 22, 2009.
Under the joint auspices of All India Marriage Point and Utthan Seva Sanstha, 12 poor girls of Hindu families and one from Muslim were tied in nuptial knots amidst chanting of traditional marriage songs and mantras.
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NCC cadets take out anti-corruption rally

National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets of of 28 UP Girls Battalion, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) took out anti-corruption rally on university campus in Varanasi on November 22, 2009 to celebrate the NCC Day.
Cadets want to spread the message of corruption free society. They also took a pledge to wipeout the curse of corruption from the society.
Photo: Samrat

On a pious job

Students of Faculty of Visual Arts, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) pick up biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes from the bank of river Ganga at Assi Ghat in Varanasi on November 22, 2009. Students offered ‘Shramdaan’ in bid to keep Ganga clean.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

'Smile Train' moves on

Smile Train officials tell about cleft lips and palate problems at “Mushkan” in Varanasi on November 20, 2009.
GS Memorial Hospital has credit of conducting maximum operations of cleft lips and palate patients in the world and a documentary ‘Smile Pinki’ which was shot here won the short Oscar award recently.
Photo: Samrat

World Child Rights Day in Varanasi

Signature campaign was launched at Azad Park in Varanasi on occasion of 20th anniversary of United Nations Child Rights Convention on November 20, 2009. Several social organizations conducted different functions on this occasion to raise voices against still violation of child rights.
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Mass marriage

Mass marriage was organised for the inmates of Government Women’s Home at Jaitura in Varanasi on November 20, 2009. As many as 22 inmates has begun married life after passing long lonely and neglected years of their life.
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Clean Ganga Awareness Rally

Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Prof. DP Singh flags off awareness rally on Ganga from Malviya Bhawan in Varanasi on November 20, 2009. The rally was organized under 15-day long campaign being launched by NSS volunteers of BHU to mobilize the people for keeping river Ganga clean and pollution-free.
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Repositioning ‘subalternity’ in globalized India’

Allahabad University vice-chancellor Prof. Rajan Harshe delivers inaugural address at a national seminar on ‘Repositioning ‘subalternity’ in globalized India’ at Swatantrata Bhawan in Banaras Hindu University on November 19, 2009.
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Koda connection in Varanasi

Income Tax officials raided a business complex at Shakhambari Complex and a building in Ravindrapuri Colony in Varanasi on November 19, 2009. The raid was conducted in connection with ongoing investigation against former chief minister of Jharkhand Madhu Koda for alleged Rs 4,000 cr scam.
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Two-year-old boy leaves for Haj pilgrimage

A two-year-old boy (Arfan Ahmed from Dulhapura area in Varanasi) sets out for holy Haj pilgrimage with other pilgrims from Babatpur Airport in Varanasi on November 19, 2009.
It was the last day when direct flights from Varanasi to Saudi Arabia carrying Haj passengers were taken off. For the last 15 days, several thousands of Haj passengers from various eastern UP districts left for Jeddah by direct flights from Varanasi.
Photo: Samrat

Saturday, November 21, 2009

A moment of joy for traders

Traders celebrated the expulsion of state president of UP Udyog Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal Banvari Lal Kanchal from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) at Chowk in Varanasi on Thursday evening (November 19, 2009). Most of the traders of Kashi Vyapar Pratinidhi Mandal were close to Mr Kanchal when he was in Samajvadi Party but when the latter joined the BSP they got annoyed. They welcomed his expulsion from BSP terming it as ‘right action against an opportunist.’
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IT a boon for education, says DP Singh

Varanasi, November 20, 2009: Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh said Information technology had enriched the education.

“Twenty-first century is the era of information and information technology and it has converted whole world into a global village. Whole world has become so small because of information technology”, he said while addressing a seminar on “Education in 21st Century and Its Challenges” organized by Uday Pratap Autonomous College to commemorate its centenary celebrations.

Singh stressed on the provisions given in the agenda of UNESCO; learning to know, learning to do, learning to leave together and learning to be. He mentioned that in the beginning of 21st century the media was much exited and today there was clear-cut difference between 21st century and 20th century.

Referring about international commission on education for 21st century, the BHU vice-chancellor said a balance between global vs. local, universal vs. individual, traditional vs. modernity had to be made to achieve the best goals. “Only excellence will prevail in today’s education”, he added.

Prof. Vakil Singh welcomed the guests while UP College principal Dr AP Singh proposed a vote of thanks.
Photo captions
Top: BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh inaugurates a seminar on “Education in 21st Century and Its Challenges” organized by Uday Pratap Autonomous College in Varanasi on November 20, 2009.
Middle: BHU vice-chancellor addresses the seminar.
Bottom: BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh releases a book on Bhojpuri and Hindi.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BHU launches 'Clean Ganga Awareness Campaign'

Varanasi, November 15, 2009:
National Service Scheme (NSS) of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) launched “Clean Ganga Awareness Campaign” (Ganga Swachhatha Jagrukta Abhiyan) at Tulasi Ghat on Sunday. BHU vice-chancellor Dr DP Singh and Varanasi Division Commissioner NS Ravi jointly inaugurated the campaign by offering their services in the cleanliness drive at Riwa Ghat, Gangamahal Ghat and Tulsi Ghat.

A team of NSS members, senior administrative officers and faculty members of the university including Professor BD Singh (Rector), Dr KP Upadhyaya (registrar), Professor SN Upadhyaya (director, IT), Professor Kamal Sheel (Dean, Faculty of Arts), Sr MP Ahriwar (Coordinator-NSS) and others offered their service by cleaning bio-degradable and non- degradable wastes from Ganga ghats.
This campaign will run till December 1, 2009.
Photo caption: Top-- BHU vice-chancellor Dr DP Singh (centre; in black) and Varanasi Division Commissioner NS Ravi (right) sweeping Riwa Ghat in Varanasi on November 15, 2009.
Source:PPP Cell-BHU

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

BHU V-C inspects construction work

Varanasi, November 10, 2009:
Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. DP Singh inspected the renovation and modification work of old building of Students Union here on Tuesday.

This building will soon house the office of Student Council, Chairman Student Council, Dean Student Welfare, Student Placement Cell, Central Student Counseling Cell and other important activities related to student welfare.

The Student Union building literally will be renovated into “Student Welfare Centre” and will be a centre of all-important activities related to students. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Singh said the building would be ready before Malviya Jayanti celebration, which falls on December 25.
The V-C was on routine inspection of construction work. He also inspected Inter-Disciplinary Mathematical Centre, Lecture Theatre of Science Faculty.

Rector, Dean Student Welfare, Chairman Student Council, Prof. In-charge and Engineers UWD, Chief Proctor, Chairman PPP Cell and some student advisors accompanied the Vice-Chancellor.
Photo caption: Top : Old Students Union Building
Top 2 to Bottom: BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh (in light pink shirt) inspects the construction work at the Old Students Union building on the BHU campus in Varanasi on November 10, 2009.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

University of Georgia may tie up with BHU for Food Science and Technology

Varanasi, November 9, 2009:
University of Georgia, U.S.A is likely to sign a MoU with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the field of Food Science and Technology.

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh, Professor and Head, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, U.S.A called on the BHU Vice-Chancellor Dr DP Singh here on Monday and discussed the possible collaboration between the two universities in the area of Food Science.

Prof. B.D. Singh, Rector, Prof. S.R. Singh, Director, Institute of Agricultural Science, Prof. R.P. Singh, Dean and Prof Alok Jha, Coordinator, Centre of Food Science and Technology were present at the meeting.

The meeting had discussed to facilitate exchange of staff and students to promote scientific cooperation between BHU and University of Georgia in the area of food technology. Cooperation in the areas of functional foods, nutraceuticals, value-added food products; food packaging and food safety were also discussed.

Earlier in the day, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh visited the Centre of Food Science and Technology. He delivered a lecture, briefing the students about the prospects and opportunities for pursuing higher studies in University of Georgia.

He emphasized on some key research issues like post harvest technology and value addition in waste food commodities and water management by carrying out research activities on areas of emerging food processing technologies viz. high pressure processing, radio frequency and managing food safety issues by organizing training and workshops for HACCP to local and small scale food processors.

He also briefed the students about scope and opportunities in Food Science in Universityof Georgia, USA.

Photo caption: Dr. Rakesh Kumar Singh (left), Professor and Head, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Georgia, U.S.A presents a bouquet of flowers to BHU Vice-Chancellor Dr DP Singh in Varanasi on November 9, 2009.
Middle: BHU V-C Dr DP Singh presents a memento to Dr Rakesh Kumar Singh.
Bottom: BHU V-C Dr DP Singh, Dr Rakesh Kumar Singh and other senior faculty members of the university pose for group photograph in Varanasi on November 9, 2009

Source: PPP Cell-BHU