Sunday, January 31, 2010

BHU celebrates Republic Day

Varanasi, January 26, 2010: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) celebrated the Republic Day with great zeal and enthusiasm. On the occasion, BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh hoisted the national flag at Malviya Bhavan. Later, he unfurled the tri-colour and Amphitheater ground.
He also inspected the parade of three wings of National Cadet Corps (NCC) and took the salute of the march past.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shastri Indo Canadian Institute explores areas of exchange with Banaras Hinu University

Varanasi, January 25, 2010: Dr. Sheila Embleton, Special Advisor to the President, Office of the President, York University Canada today called on Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh at latter’s office to discuss about Indo-Canadian cultural and educational exchange programme between two countries and role of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, which is being headed by Dr. Embleton.

Embleton proposed joint collaborations in the areas of sustainability, social justice, ecology, health, urban problems, water sanitation, women and child health between the two universities.

She highlighted some of the facts identified by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute that there were more Indians studying Canadian studies in India than in Canada. “Canada is now giving more importance to India because of its growing potential and this is reflected from Canadian PM’s visit during November 2009 followed by British Columbia (Canada) Premiers’ visit recently”, she said adding that Canadian visa is more relaxed to Indians than earlier.

Embleton said Canadian Universities had relaxed some of their rules to adjust more and more Indian students and suggested that Indian Universities should also gear up and transform itself in such a way that they attract more Canadian students and Indian students get better chances to study in Canada.

She said the Indian universities should adopt semester system and should have provision of credit transfer and choice based credit system. This would facilitate more students and cultural exchange programme between two countries, she added.

She pointed out that Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute had many centres throughout the country. Currently there are 38 members from Canada and 58 from India. The institute believes in bio-national approach to improve the relationship between two countries, she said.

BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh said that he would identify his university’s strength and weakness and accordingly he would plan strategy on long term basis. He suggested that courses in visual art, fine art, culture, religion, Ayurveda, music were the areas where more western students were attracted and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute could explore possibility of collaborations in these areas with BHU. The meeting was also attended by Chairman, International Cell and PPP Cell.
Photo caption: Dr. Sheila Embleton, President, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (left) is being felicitated by BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh in Varanasi on January 25, 2010.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Josep Esteve Romero of Spain meets BHU Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh

Dr Josep Esteve Romero of Spain (centre) is being felicitated by Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor Professor DP Singh (left) at V-C Lodge BHU in Varanasi on January 25, 2010.
Photo: PPP Cell-BHU.

Workshop on Choice Based Credit System and Credit Transfer

Varanasi: January 23, 2010: Banaras Hindu University Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) organized one-day workshop on Choice Based Credit System and Credit Transfer at KN Uduppa Auditorium here on Saturday.

Professor Sudhanshu Bhushan of National University of Education and Planning (NUEPA) was the chief guest and he delivered the keynote address. Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh presided over the function while BHU rector Professor BD Singh welcomed the guests. Professor Lallan Mishra, coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (BHU) conducted the workshop while university registrar Dr KP Upadhaya proposed a vote of thanks.
Source:PPP Cell-BHU

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Karmapa in Sarnath

Karmapa performs a ritual during his stay at Sarnath in Varanasi on January 22, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti at Malviya Shiksha Niketan

Malviya Shiksha Niketan organised a function on the eve of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti at in Varanasi on January 22, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

UP government employees and teachers strike work

Uttar Pradesh government employees and teachers staged dharna at Vikash Bhawan in Varanasi on January 22, 2010 after going on indefinite strike in protest against police lathi-charge on them a day ago in Lucknow.
Photo: Samrat

Farewell to Goddess Saraswati

More idols of Goddess Saraswati are being immersed in river Ganga in Varanasi on January 22, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thick fog envelops Varanasi

Varanasi Junction railway station was invisible from just a few yards due to dense fog on January 21, 2010 as maximum temperature fell to 13 degree Celsius and minimum to 5.3. It was second time during last couple of days when maximum temperature plummeted to 13 while a day before it was at 17.6 degree Celsius.
Photo: Samrat

Bidding adieu to Ma Saraswati

Idol of Goddess Saraswati being immersed in Ganga at Dashaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi on January 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Street vendors stage dharna

Street vendors staged dharna at district headquarters in Varanasi on January 21, 2010 to mark Vendors Day. They were demanding demanding a clear-cut policy for street vendors.
Photo: Samrat

LIC employees go on one-day token strike

LIC employees staged demonstration to mark their one-day strike in response to the nation-wide call given by their unions, at divisional office (Bhelupur) in Varanasi on January 21, 2010.
Employees were demanding salary revision.
Photo: Samrat

Saraswati Puja celebrated in Varanasi

Ma Saraswati idols (Goddess of Learning) were installed at different Puja Pandals on the occasion of Basant Panchami in Varanasi on Janauary 20, 2010. Thousands offered prayers seeking Vidya and Buddhi (knowledge and wisdom) from the Goddess.
Photo: Samrat

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rajneesh Dubey in Varanasi

Joint Secretary(Environment), Government of India, Rajneesh Dubey holds a meeting at Commissionary Conference Hall in Varanasi on January 18, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Row over construction

Local residents staged protest against construction near an old temple in Koluwa Vinayake in Varanasi on January 18, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

INTUC puts its weight behind unorganised sector workers

Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) activists staged dharna at Collectorate in Varanasi on January 18, 2010 to raise demands unorganized sector workers.
Photo: Samrat

Monday, January 18, 2010

Varanasi students protest racial attacks on Indians in Australia

Students of various institutions staged demonstration in protest against racial attacks on Indian students in Australia. They also burnt Australian flags at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Main Gate in Varanasi on January 17, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Clean Assi Ghat drive launched

Jagriti Foundation activists launched cleanliness drive by offering "shramdan" at Assi Ghat in Varanasi on January 17, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Meyar-e-Jadid Urdu Sahafat

Mufti-e-Beneras Maulana Abdul Batin addresses a seminar on "Meyar-e-Jadid Urdu Sahafat" in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth in Varanasi on January 17, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia mesmerises audience

Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the most celebrated flautist of India, presents programme at Chowkaghat Cultural Complex in Varanasi on January 16, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Shalini's paintings are on display

Promsing artist Shalini displayed her paintings at Qeritica Art Gallery in Varanasi on January 16, 2010. The exhibition will remain open till January 21.
Photo: Samrat

BHU vice-chancellor holds review meeting

Banaras Hindu University vice-chancelloe Professor DP Singh addresses a meeting to review preparations for forthcoming events at a meeting with academic and administrative officers at Central Office in Banaras Hindu University on January 16, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

SRM University, Chennai win Inter-University volleyball title

Jubilant SRM University, Chennai players, who won All India Inter-University Volleyball Championship title defeating Kurushetra University 3-1 pose for a group photograph in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on January 16, 2010. Hosts BHU finished third defeating Rajasthan University 3-1.
Photo: Samrat

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lakhs take holy dip on Mauni Amavasya and solar eclipse in Varanasi

Lakhs took holy dip in the rivar Ganga on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya and annular solar eclipse at different ghats in Varanasi on January 15, 2010.
Top: Devotees take holy dip at Dashaswamedh Ghat.
Bottom: Rush of devotees towards Dashaswamedh Ghat after the solar eclipse.
Photo: Samrat

Watching a rare celestial sight

Boys and girls watch rare celestial sight, the millenium's longest annular solar eclipse with enthusiasm in Varanasi on January 15, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Mayawati's birth day celebrated in Varanasi

Jan Kalyankari Shivir organised a cultural function to celebrate Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's 54th birth day in Varanasi on January 15, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thousands take holy dip on Makar Sankranti

Thousands took holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in Varanasi on January 14, 2010. This is a view of Dashaswamedh ghat on the occasion of the pious Hindu festival.
Photo: Samrat

Rani Sati Temple foundation day

A colourful procession was taken out from Rani Sati Temple, Nati Imli to Townhall in Varanasi on January 14, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Annapurna Singh wins Varanasi seat of UP Legislative Council

District election officer AK Upadhyay handed over the certificate to victorious Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Annapurna Singh (left), who won Varanasi seat of Local Bodies for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) on January 13, 2010.
Annapurna Singh is the wife of mafia don Brijesh Singh and her victory was one-sided as she secured more than two thirds votes winning the MLC seat just after counting of first priority votes.
Out of three candidates, Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Jai Prakash Yadav finished second. Two major national parties—Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had not fielded their candidates though for last two times the seat was represented by BJP leader Udai Nath Singh alias Chulbul Singh, elder brother of Brijesh Singh. This time Chulbul denied to contest due to health problem.
Photo: Samrat

Winter rains lash Varanasi

Rains hit Varanasi and adjoining areas for first time during this winter on January 13, 2010. Rains have brought miseries for the residents of the city but jubilation for farmers as it will prove a boon for Rabi crops.
Photo: Samrat

Polluted Ganga set to welcome devotees

A view of the polluted river Ganga in Varanasi on the eve of Makar Sankranti and Mauni Amavasya on January 13, 2010. It is expected that several lakh devotees will take holy dip on occasion of festivals falling on January 14 and 15 respectively.
Photo: Samrat

NE Railway health check up camp inaugurated

Divisional Railway Manager, North Eeastern Railway (Varanasi Division), DN Jha inaugurated a health check up camp at DRM Office, Lahartara in Varanasi on January 12, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Lecture on Agri-Business Management

Kumaon University vice-chancellor Professor VPS Arora delivered the key note address to the students of Agri-Business Management at Institute of Agricultural Sciences in Banaras Hindu University on January 13, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Cold wave continues to lash Varanasi

As mercury dropped to lowest 4.0 degrees Celsius once again, people of Varanasi have left with no other option save to warm them with bonfire on January 12, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Swami Vivekanand Jayanti celebrated in Varanasi

National Youth Day, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, was celebrated in Varanasi on January 12, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

RK Pachauri visits DLW

Eminent environmentalist Dr RK Pachauri visited Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi on January 11, 2010. During his visit, Pachauri recalled the days in this Indian Railways production unit where he worked as a mechanical engineer from 1965 to 1971.
Photo: Samrat

UP Government employees and teachers launch agitation

Uttar Pradesh Government employees and teachers under the benner of joint action committee staged day-long dharna at district headquarters in Varanasi on January 12, 2010 in support of their 14-point charter of demands.
Photo: Samrat