Sunday, December 25, 2011

BHU to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya in a grand manner

Varanasi, December 19, 2011: Banaras Hindu University decided to adopt a number of institutions and projects under the campus of the Mahamana Malaviya Heritage Complex dedicated to the memory and ideals of the founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya’s whose 150th birth anniversary celebrations will begin on December 25, 2011. The Union Government constituted a national committee to celebrate it throughout year under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister who will also inaugurate it in Vigyan Bhawan on Sunday.

The university constituted a committee to coordinate with the national committee as also to chalk out programme which will be implemented and observed throughout year. Presiding over the committee, vice-chancellor Dr. Lalji Singh said the University has specially published a commemorative volume on Malaviya Jee which will be released by the PM along with the book published by Malaviya Trust, Bangalore titled ‘Visionary of Modern India – Madan Mohan Malaviya’.

The meeting discussed the matters regarding publication of the complete work of Malaviya Jee and digitalization of the existing work, special lectures at the faculty level to commemorate the occasion, special convocation and gold medals for excellence in research, special lectures by alumni chapters all over the world and also to organize youth parliament, debates and cultural events focused to the ideals of the Mahamana.

A coordination committee was also constituted which include Prof. Kamal Sheel (chairman), Prof. AK Raghuvansi, Prof. SK Singh, Prof. Awadesh Pradhan, Prof. Ashok Kaul, Prof. Ravindra Mishra, Prof. SB Agrwal, (All members) and Dr. Vishwanath Pandey, PRO as a member secretary. Various other committees were constituted for organizing several events.


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