Friday, August 26, 2011

Vigyan Ganga released in BHU

Vigyan Ganga, a quarterly journal for popularizing science writing in Hindi, was released by the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh in Varanasi on August 18, 2011. The journal is a joint venture of BHU Hindi Cell and Union HRD Ministry.
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Foundation stone laid for sports complex in Rajiv Gandhi South Campus

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh laid the foundation stone of a sports complex in Rajiv Gandhi South Campus at Barkachha on August 16, 2011. The sports complex which will have athletics track, badminton, basketball, tennis courts, and hockey and football fields will be constructed in 10,000 square metres of area at an estimated cost of Rs 3.5 crore. Several university dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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BHU celebrates Independence Day

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) celebrated the 65th Independence Day with great enthusiasm. BHU vice-chancellor Professor Dhirndra Pal Singh hoisted the tricolour at Amphitheater ground, in Varanasi on August 15, 2011. He also took salute of the march past and witnessed parade presented by NCC cadets. Students of the university also presented attractive programmes based on patriotic themes.
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Metals and Metallurgical Quiz held in BHU

Metals and Metallurgical Quiz 2011 was held at Metallurgical Engineering Department of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University on August 12, 2011. Students drawn from 18 different schools of Varanasi participated in the quiz. The quiz was jointly organized by The Indian Institute of Metals-Varanasi Chapter, Student Affiliate Chapter, IIM-Varanasi and Metallurgical Society-BHU. Among the 36 teams that took part in the quiz, 17 teams have been selected for the final round which will be held at Indira Gandhi Reactor Centre, Kalpakkam.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thailand ambassador Pisan Manawapat visits BHU

Thailand ambassador Pisan Manawapat visited Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on August 10, 2011. Manawapat, who led a delegation of the Thailand Embassy met the BHU Vice Chancellor Prof. D.P. Singh at VC Lodge. Sasirit Tangulrat, Minister Counsellor, Kitinai Nutakul, Counsellor and. Praphan Sampsaiwopakit were the other members of the delegation.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Workshop on 'Green Light Laser Prostatectomy' organised in IMS-BHU

Urology Department of Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) organised live operative workshop on "Green Light Laser Prostatectomy" at Doctors Lounge in Varanasi on August 6, 2011. BHU Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh was the chief guest while Dr RK Srivastava, Managing Director, Health Services, New Delhi, was the special guest in the function. The Urology Department also launched green light laser and holmium laser facilities in the SSL Hospital.

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Metallurgy Society function held in BHU

Professor P Ramarao, chairman, governing council, International Advance Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Material (ARCI), Hyderabad, inaugurated the new session of Metallurgy Society at NP Gandhi Memorial Hall at Department of Metallurgy in Banaras Hindu University on August 5, 2011. BHU vice chancellor Professor DP Singh felicitated Professor Ramarao on the occasion.

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Gita and Bhagvat Pravachan classes begin in BHU

Gita Pravachan, Bhagvat Pravachan, Yoga Sadhna (theory and practical) classes organised by Gita Samiti and Yoga Sadhana Kendra began at Malviya Bhavan in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on August 5, 2011. Professor Krishna Bihari Pandey, Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Gramodya University, Chitrakut (Satna) was the chief guest. BHU Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh presided over the function.

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UGC Academic Staff College holds orientation programme

UGC Academic Staff College, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) organised orientation programme in Varanasi on August 4, 2011. BHU Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh was the chief guest.
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State Bank of India BHU implements 'Know Your Customer' norms

State Bank of India, Banaras Hindu University, implemented "Know Your Customer" norms in Varanasi on August 1, 2011. Under the RBI guidelines banks were advised to follow certain customer identification procedure for opening of accounts and monitoring transactions of a suspicious nature for the purpose of reporting it to appropriate authority. These ‘Know Your Customer’ guidelines have been revisited in the context of the Recommendations made by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Anti Money Laundering (AML) standards and on Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT). These standards have become the international benchmark for framing Anti Money Laundering and combating financing of terrorism policies by the regulatory authorities.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Eye operation theater inaugurated at SSL Hospital in BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh inaugurated state-of-the-art Shyamlal Bhuvalka eye operation theater and central registry and cash collection centre at Sir Sunderlal Hospital in BHU, Varanasi, on July 31, 2011.
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Premchand research centre to be established in Lamhi

Uttar Padesh Cultural Minister Subhash Pandey formally handed over the land to Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh for establishing Premchand Memorial Research and Study Centre at Lamhi, the ancestral village of great Hindi novelist Munshi Premchandra, in Varanasi on July 29, 2011. The centre will be constructed in 2490 square metres of land at an initial cost of Rs 2 crore. Professor Singh also distributed Munshi Premchand’s literature to the students of Navrachna School, Varanasi. The function was organized to commemorate the 131st birth anniversary of Munshi Premchnad. Senior district administration and university officials were present on the occasion.

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Seminar on Ganga river dolphin held in BHU

Banaras Hindu Univrsity vice chancellor professor DP Singh inaugurated a seminar on Ganges River Dolphin in Varanasi on July 29, 2011. The Union Government had last year declared Ganga river dolphin as the national aquatic animal.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

BHU to establish UNICEF Chair for Holistic Child Development

Varanasi, July 19, 2011: Adele Khudr, Chief of Field Office, United Nation Children’s Emergency Fund for Uttar Pradesh, called on the Banaras Hindu University Vice-Chancellor Prof. DP Singh to discuss the possibility of a tie-up with the university.

She was accompanied by Akhilesh Gautam, Social Policy and Planning Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist of UNICEF. While discussing different issues Khudr said the UNICEF has got biggest network in India and UP has got maximum programmes amongst 12 UNICEF offices located in different parts of the country.

Khudr was here to review the progress of UNICEF supported HIV AIDS Programme in Varanasi.

It may be mentioned here that UNICEF’s biggest programme in India is ‘Polio Eradication Programme”. The UNICEF in India is focuses on routine child immunization, social protection, child right, child development, child food and over all child development.

Prof. DP Singh said the socially marginalized child, child nutrition, child right, holistic child development were the important issues of the eastern part of our country, which BHU would like to focus on. Prof. Singh welcomed the initiative to start collaborative programmes between BHU and UNICEF.

Professor Singh briefed the delegation about the recently installed UNESCO Chair on Peace and Inter cultural studies, which is first of its kind in the country. The UNICEF delegation said though they were only supporting governments and their programmes but now they were trying to identify partners other than government including universities.

He said the BHU would be an ideal platform for collaborating with UNICEF for holistic development of children. He said in addition of having one of the biggest hospitals in the eastern part of the country, we also have several departments which can look into food, shelter, education, social, legal issues of child development.

The UNICEF official expressed her willingness to have an MoU with BHU. The BHU VC said the university will welcome such an initiative.

He suggested that the MoU should be of generic nature so that it has scope to work together on various issues of child development. In this context, Khudr mentioned about UNICEF chair on child right in Belgium University and to have similar type of chair in BHU.

It is expected that MoU will be signed in the coming months. This will be first MoU, UNICEF will be signing with any Indian university.

Photo caption: BHU Vice Chancellor Professor DP Singh greets UNICEF officials in Varanasi on July 19, 2011.

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