Monday, July 19, 2010

BHU to institute Mahamana International Award for Excellence

Varanasi, July 17, 2010: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh announced to institute Mahamana International Award for Excellence in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya. The award is to be instituted with help of university alumni.

Addressing the teachers of the university on the eve of new session 2010 at Swatantrata Bhawan here on Saturday, he said India is fast emerging is a “global power” and paving way for new social order based on ‘humanity, humanism and egalitarianism’.

“In order to contribute BHU’s role in it, we have to contribute “human resource pool” acting an agent of human development of intellect”, he said.

“The year-long birth anniversary celebrations of our great founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, provides us an occasion to make our selves “a best representative of developed India” and fulfill obligations bestowed by the founder”, he asserted.

“We have also to fulfill our social obligations like strengthening Sir Sunder Lal Hospital’s facilities for 90 million people of the Eastern Uttar Pradesh”, he said.

He invited BHU community for the creation of academic atmosphere and a different kind of global and national image. “In this family there exist no place for the jealousy and hatred”, he said and added that BHU would launch academic and extra curricular activities in university hostels.

The vice-chancellor reminded teachers that BHU had been adjudged ‘the best university’ in India by various agencies and also referred to No. 1 rank amongst university in ranking of the institutions. “This has only been possible with sustained and collective hard work maintaining peace full and learning atmosphere in BHU campus”, he maintained.

Prof. Singh said that he was aware about the difficulties because of the increase in the seats in various courses. “Facilities are being created which will make available very soon”, he added.

The BHU vice-chancellor said the university was not signing blindly MoUs with university from abroad and was very selective keeping in mind Malaviya’s vision for holistic education and Indian knowledge systems.
Till date 12 MoUs have been finalized this year.

He said students from 48 countries were enrolled with BHU. He said during last visit to Denmark, Norway, Sweden and USA, he signed number of MoUs and had finalised academic understanding with UNESCO for signing a MoU very soon in Jordon.

“An Asia-Africa chair of peace and inter cultural studies of UNESCO will also be instituted in BHU”, he said.
Photo caption: BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh addressing the university teachers in Varanasi on July 17, 2010.
Source: PPP Cell-BHU

1 comment:

  1. Great to see BHU progressing ahead! Kudos to the VC