Thursday, February 24, 2011

Seminar on 'Hindi Me Vigyan Lekhan' held in BHU

A national seminar on "Hindi Me Vigyan Lekhan" was organised in Banaras Hindu University on February 16, 2011. Hindi Cell of the BHU and Union HRD Ministry jointly organised the seminar. BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh presided over the seminar.
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Wheat scientists meet BHU vice-chancellor

A delegation of scientists from the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Centre called on the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Prof Dharmendra Pal Singh to explore the possibilities for shared research in the the area in Varanasi on February 15, 2011.
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Caring the environment, the BHU way

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) stopped burning of waste in open after a lot of protests made by local people for polluting the environment. BHU authorities sought fire tenders from district administration to extinguished the fire near Seer Gate on the campus.
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Anupam Kher inaugurates Astrology Meet in BHU

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher was in Varanasi on February 13, 2011 to inaugurate the 5th All-India Astrology Meet in Banaras Hindu University. The department of jyotish (astrology) under faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnana, BHU, the meet.
BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh presided over the programme. The BHU VC also felicitated Anupam Kher by presenting him a memento.
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NAIP workshop organised in BHU

Annual review workshop of continuous rural livelihood security under National Agriculture Innovative Programme (NAIP) was held at Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University on February 13, 2011.
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Kisan Mela concludes in BHU

Two-day Kisan Mela (Farmers Fair) concluded in Banaras Hindu University on February 13, 2011. Institute of Agricultural Sciences Director Professor Shiv Raj Singh was the chief guest in the closing function.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Two-day Kisan Mela begins in BHU

The two-day Kisan Mela (Farmers Fair) and Agri Business Exhibition began in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on February 12, 2011. The show was organized by Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU. Dr KM Pathak, deputy director general (animal husbandry), Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) inaugurated the fair. Addressing the function Dr Pathak stressed upon the need to promote organic farming and switch to innovative agricultural practices to derive maximum benefits.

BHU Rector Professor BD Singh (left in top pix) presided over the inaugural function. Dr Singh also felicitated Dr Pathak (right in top pix) on the occasion by presenting him a memento.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

BHU enters into collaboration with Kerala Ayurveda Ltd under PPP model

Varanasi, February 9, 2011: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Kerala Ayurveda Ltd (KAL) today. KAL is a broad-spectrum Ayurveda company encompassing products, services and education with operations in India and the US. The company is a pioneer in validating Ayurveda through modern science.

Speaking in the occasion BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh said: “This is a momentous occasion in a year when the university is celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of its founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya”.

He said Pandit Malaviya was a visionary and believed in propagating India’s ancient sciences and heritage.

He also appreciated BHU’s Faculty of Ayurveda in taking the initiative to have a Public Private Partnership (PPP) which will be the first of its kind.

Under the proposed arrangement Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences of the university will collaborate with KAL to undertake research and development in areas like geriatric care, cancer, anemia, metabolic diseases including diabetes and epidemic prevention.

Research will also be focused on medicinal plants used in Ayurveda both in North and South India to determine the optimal combination for efficacy in line with authentic Ayurvedic texts.

In addition the venture will aim to establish standardization of classical Ayurvedic drugs for purity, safety and efficacy. Large scale and sustainable cultivation of medicinal plants at their habitat form will be a key area of interest.

BHU and KAL will exchange best practices between the Northern Indian and Kerala traditions, in particular “Panchakarma” therapies. The research will aim to validate the fundamental principles of Ayurveda and its therapeutic techniques through modern medical science.

The MoU was signed by Dr. KP Upadhaya, registrar, BHU and Mr Ramesh Vangal , chairman KAL in the presence of the vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh. The meeting was also attended by Gokul Patnaik, Amerish Singh, director of KAL, Prof. Anand Kumar, medical superintendent, Dr Chandramauli Upadhyay and Professor Rajesh Singh, chairman, PPP Cell.

Kerala Ayurveda Limited operates a chain of 30 treatment centers and clinics and three Ayurveda Hospitals located across India, and a wellness resort in Bangalore, “Ayurveda Gram” which won the Frost and Sullivan Award for the Best Wellness Provider of the Year 2010.

KAL has embarked on an exciting journey over the last 2 years to validate Ayurveda through a rigorous, scientific process based on US FDA norms. The research chain has dug deep into the ancient Ayurvedic texts, purity of ingredients, herbal chemistry and validation of claims through science.

Photo: BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh holding meeting with the officials of KAL in Varanasi on February 9, 2011.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Saraswati Puja celebrated in BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) celebrated Saraswati Puja with traditional gaiety and fervour in Varanasi on February 8, 2011. BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh offered prayers to the Goddess of Learning amidst chanting of Vedic hymns. He also performed "Havan" to appease the "Vagdevi".
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Dairy farm inaugurated in BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor Dhirendra Pal Singh inaugurated a newly-built dairy farm in the university campus in Varanasi on February 8, 2011.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dump Yard inaugurated in BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor Dhirendra Pal Singh inaugurated Dump Yard on the university campus in Varanasi on February 5, 2011.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

USAID's Agricultural Innovation Partnership launched in BHU

Varanasi, February 3, 2011: Long awaited programme supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) the “Agricultural Innovation Partnership” was launched in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on Thursday in a function at Udappa Hall.

The partnership is joint venture of USAID, BHU and Cornell University.

USAID officials, scientists from Cornell University and officials of BHU particularly from faculty of Agricultural Sciences participated in the launching ceremony.

BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh presided over the function.

Cornell University and BHU are the major partners in the project with nodal centre in BHU. In administering the five-year grant, Cornell in addition to BHU will partner with five land grant universities — Illinois, Georgia, Ohio State, Tuskegee, and UC-Davis — as well as John Deere, Tata Chemicals Ltd, Sathguru Management and other State Agriculture Universiteis in India (Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh and Rajendera Agriculture University, PUSA, Smastipur, Bihar) to create what will be called the Indo-US Consortium for Agriculture (IUSCA).

The IUSCA will update the education and curriculum of BHU and other SAUs to keep pace with international agricultural education, improve the extension expertise to provide support in management and agri-technology to Indian farmers as they move from subsistence farming to a more market-driven economy.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide the project cost of Rs 50.00 crores to strengthen food security in South Asia and improve the lives and livelihoods of rural populations in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh greets USAID and Cornell University officials

Officials of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Cornell University arrived in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on February 2, 2011. BHU vice-chancellor Professor Dharmendra Pal Singh welcomed the members of the delegation at LD guest house. The USAID and Cornell University will launch "Agricultural Innovation Partnership" in association with the BHU. Nodal centre of the partnership will be in Banaras Hindu University.
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