3-day OU centenary celebrations from April 27

Hyderabad: The centenary celebrations of Osmania University will be held for three days from April 27 to 29, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari announced on Monday.  

Speaking to media persons after holding a high-level meeting with Member of Parliament Keshav Rao and officials concerned at Secretariat here, Srihari said the State Government and the university administration were making arrangements for the event. It was planned to organise year-long celebrations to make the event historic. In a few days, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will release a logo, brochure and poster and other material pertaining to the Osmania centenary celebrations, Srihari said.

Srihari, who is also Education Minister, said that on the first day, April 27, a crucial meeting of vice-chancellors will be held. The Centre has agreed to hold an International Science Fair and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar is expected to participate, he said.

“The Telangana Sanskritika Sarathi will organize programmes to reflect our culture and tradition and 30 committees will be set up, including centenary celebrations committee, reception committee, organising committee”, Srihari added. Besides inviting Union Human Resources Ministry, IACTU and UGC, it was planned to seek funds from the Centre for the event, Srihari said. A booklet comprising 100 top publications and a booklet of alumni, who are noted in various fields, will be brought out on the occasion.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said a special video on the history of the varsity will be prepared for future generations. Refuting the comments that the varsity lacks recognition from the National Association of Accreditation Council (NAAC), Srihari said due to lack of regular vice chancellor it was delayed. Efforts were on to get NAAC recognition by March this year, he said, adding the Chief Minister has cleared the pending mess bills of the varsity. –NSS

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