3-day OU centenary celebrations from April 26

It will be a historic event: Kadiam

Hyderabad: The Telangana Government will organize the Osmania University Centenary celebrations on a grand scale from April 26 to 28 next year, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari has said. 

Speaking to media persons here on Friday, he said the state government was planning to invite either President Pranab Mukherjee or Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the three-day event. Launched during the Nizam regime, the varsity has so far produced over one crore students, who rose to top level in various fields and serving the nation and the world as well. 

Srihari, who holds education portfolio, held a high-level review meeting on Friday with education special chief secretary Ranjeeva Acharya, officials, MP K Keshav Rao and Osmania University Vice- Chancellor Ramachandram at the Secretariat here.

Srihari said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had directed them to organize the OU Centenary in a grand manner to reflect its history and prominence. As per KCR directive, the officials concerned were instructed to make necessary arrangements for making the celebrations a grand success. Committees are being formed for various activities. 

As part of the centenary celebrations, it is being planned to form a confederation of vice chancellors of all varsities in India, launch a book comprising top 100 publications of Osmania University, meetings of old students holding top level positions across the world, workshops and symposia and traditional cultural programmes. The centenary logo, brochure, website and Telangana Study Center will be launched soon. 

Osmania University will be spruced up for the extravaganza with repairs of buildings and roads, painting of meeting and conference halls, etc. Intellectuals and enthusiasts would be asked to give suggestions to make the event a grand success and share information related to varsity events and historic programmes to be presented at the event.

-NSS

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