Sunday, December 22, 2013

BHU VC Dr Lalji Singh distributes wollen clothes among poor chidren

Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh distributed sweaters among poor children on the university campus in Varanasi on December 20, 2013.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

BHU VC Dr Lalji Singh nominated member of Central Council of Health and Family Welfare

BHU VC Dr Lalji Singh

Varanasi, December 16, 2013: Banaras Hindu University vice chancellor Dr Lalji Singh has been nominated as a member of the Central Council of Health and Family Welfare of Government of India.

The Central Council, headed by the Union minister for health, will also have proposal for legislation in fields of activity relating to medical and public health and family welfare matters, laying down the pattern of development for the country as a whole. The responsibilities of the council also include examining the whole field of possible co-operation on a wide basis in regard to inter-state quarantine during time of festivals; out-break of epidemics and serious calamities such as earth-quakes and famines and to draw up a common programme of action.

The nominated eminent persons into the council are Benaras Hindu University vice chancellor Dr Lalji Singh, Baba Farid University of Health Science vice-chancellor Dr S S Gill, Dr Mathew Verghese of St. Stephen’s Hospital, Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi of Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr P Namperumalsamy (CEO Arvind Eye Hospital), Dr Yogesh Jain of Jan Swasthya Sahyog, Dr M R Rajagopal (director, Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences), Sanjoy Hazarika from Centre for North East Studies, Guwahati, and Dr Nachiket Mor (IFMR Trust, Chennai).

The council would advise the government on policy matters regarding all aspects like the provision of remedial, promotive and preventive care, environmental hygiene, nutrition, health education and the promotion of facilities for training and research.

It will also make recommendations to the Central Government regarding distribution of available grants-in-aid for health and family welfare purposes to the States and to review periodically the work accomplished in different areas through the utilization of these grants-in-aid; and establishing any organisation or organisations invested with appropriate functions for promoting and maintaining co-operation between the Central and State Health and Family Welfare administration.

The Union Minister of State will be the vice chairman. The members include Planning Commission member, ministers of health from the States and Union Territories, two each members from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, president of Indian Medical Association, president of Family Planning Association of India, president of FICCI,  and chairperson of Indian Council of Child Welfare. Secretaries to the Departments of Ayush, health, women and child and HRD,  ICMR director general, NACO director general and director general of health services (DGHS) will also be members of the council while economic advisor to the Ministry would be the member-secretary.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Ganga valley civilization and Harappan civilization are having interrelations'

Varanasi, December 16, 2013: Director of Bharat Kala Bhavan Dr AK Singh said Ganga valley civilization and Harappan civilization were having interrelations. Dr Singh was addressing a an international seminar on “Recent Advances in Archaeological Science” at the Science Faculty auditorium in Banaras Hindu University here.

On the third and concluding day of the seminar, Singh underlined the fact that on the basis of similarities in potteries bead manufacturing copper implements suggest the marking relations between the two civilizations.

He said the early views about the Harappans and Ganga valley co-relation needed to be revised.

Dr. Arpita Chatterjee proposed the life style of Buddhist monks. Prof. R.P. Pandey of Gwalior University talked about the archaeology of Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Archana Sharma underlined the econometric principles of the literature of the classical age and statues of Sarnath. Dr. S.B. Ota presided the session.

Prof. Suman Jain in other session gave new insights towards Vaishnavism with the help of inscriptions and coins. Prof. Asha Joshi emphasized on the cultural historiography and archaeology. Prof. A.K. Dubey talked about the early settlement pattern of Jaunpur district mainly in the vicinity of Gomati-Sai valley. Prof. M.D.N. Sahi has chaired the above session. The next session was chaired by Prof. Pravesh Kumar Srivastava.

Three days Joint Annual Conference came to an end today, with the decision of meeting at Deccan College, Post Graduate Research Institute, Pune.

Scholars in the different thematic seminars of this conference agreed on many of the important issues. The antiquity of The Ganga valley in the early historical period must be around 1500 BC, as many of iron implements potteries and artifacts in different excavations suggest.

Harrapan and Ganga valley civilizations must be studied with the view that the civilizations are having their independent origin and simultaneously they transformed. Their legacy can be traced on the lifestyle of different communities and their culture. The importance of Ganga valley and the urbanization need more study with the scientific ads.

Anthropological, geological, ethnographical and other related scientific discipline of archaeology should be incorporated in study of Ganga and the tributaries.


Mani draws a link between monsoon and beginning of urbanisation in Ganga valley

Varanasi, December 15, 2013: On the second day of the seminar " Recent Advances in Archaeological Science" at the Science Faculty auditorium in Banaras Hindu University,  more them 100 research paper were presented in different session of the respective societies. Besides regular session there were four theme seminars organized by archaeological, prehistoric and cultural societies. 

Dr. K.N. Dixit of IAS introduced the various themes of the different session. The theme seminars session of ISPQS was chaired by renowned archaeologist Prof. V.D. Mishra of Allahabad University. The Additional Director General of Archaeological survey of India Dr BR Mani presented the concept of seminar entitled Mansoon and Beginning of urbanization in Ganga Valley. 

In this theme paper Dr. Mani underlined the fact that the most stimulating factor to unleash the process of urbanization in the subcontinent was perhaps the transaction of surplus production between the people residing in the dry arid regions and the mansoon regions. 

Prof. Shanti Pappu and Neetu Agarawal respectively in their papers brought to the for various aspects of artifacts and tool  technology of the Acheulan types in prehistoric period Dr. S.B Ota, talked about lithic tools in prehistoric Madhya Pradesh where as Bishnupriya Basak presented the paper citing the too technology of West Bengal. Prof. V.D. Mishra, the Chairman of the session in his address called for comprehensive approach so that an objective history of early India can be brought to the fore. Prof. Mishra also said that this is an important forum to bring together the budding archaeologists.

In the second session Prof. M.D.N. Sahi said that urbanization in India should be independent theory and Harappans and Ganges civilization are two independent urbanized entities. Prof. J.N. Pandey, Prof. D.P. Tiwari among others talked about different aspects of the urbanization.

 In the seminar session of the Indian History Culture and Society various research papers on the contribution of colonial rule in shaping of modern history of India. Dr. S.K. Jolly, the chairperson underlined the importance of different western Indologist. Dr. Vandana Kaushik talked about the impact of western culture in Hyderabad in the 19th century. The historians and archaeologist called for the interdisciplinary approach so that an unbiased history can be written.

In organizing the programme Prof. A.K. Dubey, Dr. D.K. Ojha, Dr. G.K. Lama, Dr. Prabhakar Upadhyay, Dr. Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Dr. Vikas Kumar Singh, Dhirendra Pratap Singh, Ajit Chaudhary, Sujit Singh, Karn Singh, Amit Ranjan and Sudarshan Chakradhari, Sharmeela Bhattacharya and Mukesh Kumar were associated and contributed their efforts. Dr. Vinay Kumar Singh, Dean of Students, BHU visited the venue and marked his presence.  


Monday, December 16, 2013

International seminar on 'Recent Advances of Archaeological Science' begins in BHU

The three-day international seminar on “Recent Advances of Archaeological Science” began at the Science Faculty auditorium in Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi on December 14, 2013. BHU Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh inaugurated the seminar that has been organized under the aegis of Indian Archaeological Society, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Society and Indian History and Cultural Society. The seminar has been jointly organized by the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology and Bharat Kala Bhavan. BR Mani, Additional Director General of Archaeological Survey of India was the chief guest.

Addressing the function, Dr Lalji Singh underlined the need of interdisciplinary research to unravel the mysteries of mankind.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

BHU VC Dr Lalji Singh inspects construction work of trauma centre at SSL Hospital

Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh inspected the ongoing construction work of the new 350-room resident doctors’ hostel and the trauma centre at the SSL Hospital Complex (BHU) on December 7, 2013. The doctors’ hostel would be dedicated to the resident doctors in the first week on January, 2014. The construction work slated to be finished by December 31. The trauma centre will be the biggest in the country laced with 334 beds facility and 13 operation theaters.
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Air Marshal P R Sharma visits Bharat Kala Bhavan

Air Marshal P R Sharma was in Varanasi on December 7, 2013. Sharma visited Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University.
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KV-BHU celebrates annual day

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh and first lady of BHU Mrs Amrawati Devi gave away the prizes to the talented students and sports events winners at the annual day function of the Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) on the university campus in Varanasi on December 6, 2013.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

BHU VC Dr Lalji Singh lays foundation stone of a new lecture theater complex at Mahila Maha Vidyalaya

Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh laid the foundation stone of a new lecture theater complex at Mahila Maha Vidyalaya (Women's College) in Varanasi on July 6, 2013. Women's College Principal Professor Meena Sodhi, Dean of Students Dr Vinay Kumar Singh and other senior faculty members of the university were present on the occasion.
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Metabolic ward for cancer patients inaugurated at SSL Hospital

Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh inaugurated a new 30-bed metabolic ward for cancer patients at the Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, on July 5, 2013.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Professor Maruti Nandan Prasad Tiwari gets Acharya Hem Chandra Suri award

Professor Maruti Nandan Prasad Tiwari of Art, History and Tourism Management Department of Banaras Hindu University got Acharya Hem Chandra Suri award for his contributions in the field of art and culture. Dr KK Chakravarty, chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, gave away the award at a function held India International Centre in New Delhi on March 17, 2013. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a citation. Noted Hindi writer Professor Namvar Singh presided over the function.
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Prof B Mishra gets Eminent Teacher Award

Varanasi, March 16, 2013: Dr. B. Mishra, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) was honoured with prestigious Eminent Teacher Award by the society of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (SPER) at Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard University, New Delhi during its 2nd Annual Conference held March 9 last.

This award was given to Prof. Mishra for his 28 years of service with excellent contribution as teacher and researcher in the field of pharmacy by Dr. GN Singh, Drug Controller General of India.
Dr Mishra was the guest of honour at the opening function and he delivered inaugural plenary lecture on “Osmotic Control in Drug Delivery”. Prof. Mishra is a well known teacher and researcher in the area of drug delivery in India and abroad. 


Seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Research’ begins in BHU

Varanasi, March 16, 2013: Leading pharmaceutical experts said pharmacists could play a significant role in health care practices of India by utilizing latest technology of pharmaceutical research.

Addressing the “Spirit 13” – a national seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Pharmaceutical Research’ and All India Pharma Students’ Conclave at Swatantrata Bhawan in Banaras Hindu University here, they also emphasized that Department of Pharmaceutics, IIT (BHU) being pioneer in pharmacy education and  research could  take a lead for strengthening the health care activity of the country..

Earlier, “Spirit 13” is the annual event of The Pharmaceutical Society, Department of Pharmaceutics; Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) was inaugurated by Vir Anjani K Saxena, MD, G.Praxen and Co. Pvt. Ltd., Lucknow. He also paid floral tributes to Pandit MM Malaviya and father of Pharmacy in India Prof. ML Schroff.

More than 500 B.Pharm, M.Pharm students and research scholars across the country have been participating in the event. The programme comprises of scientific, literary, business events and invited lectures from eminent academicians, scientists and pharmaceutical industrialists. It focused on various emerging trends in pharmaceutical research and development.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Republic Day celebrated in Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice Chancellor Professor Lalji Singh unfurled the tricolour at Amphitheater ground on the occasion of Republic Day in Varanasi on January 26, 2013. Singh also witnessed the parade and took salute of the march past presented by NCC cadets of the university.
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Project Director visits agriculture famr

Project Director (Wheat) Indu Sharma visited the agriculture farm of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University on January 25, 2013.
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63rd orientation programme of the UGC Academic Staff College begins in BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Vice Chancellor Professor Lalji Singh inaugurated the 63rd orientation programme of the UGC Academic Staff College in Varanasi on January 24, 2013. A total of 71 teachers drawn from different university and colleges have been participating in the 28-day programme.
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Friday, January 25, 2013

BHU Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh distributes sweaters to school kids

Banaras Hindu University Vice Chancellor Dr Lalji Singh distributed sweaters and study materials to the students of Lala Lajpat Rai Primary School in Varanasi on January 24, 2013.
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