Netaji Jayanti: UGC Asks Universities To Plan Year Long Celebrations
Bhubaneswar: The Stage is all set across the country to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23. The government of India has decided to observe and celebrate the day as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to universities across the country to organise special activities from January 23, 2021 to January 23, 2022. In a letter, UGC has asked vice-chancellors to organise year-long activities to commemorate the indomitable spirit and selfless service of Netaji towards the nation.
In its letter, UGC secretary Rajnish Jain has clearly advised universities to ensure that there is strict observance of the COVID-19 protocols during the celebrations.
Moreover, UGC has suggested some activities which can be taken up by the universities in their respective campuses. The list include:
1.Online lectures & webinars on Netaji’s teachings
2.Short films/ documentaries on Netaji’s life & times
3.Nukkad nataks/skits on Netaji’s dreams for India
4.Painting competitions /virtual posters on Netaji’s life
5.Sports activities (Cyclathons/Yogathons)
Apart from students, the commission has asked universities to ensure that faculty, officials and other staff of the higher education institutions also participate in such activities with enthusiasm.
All the universities have been asked to submit the list of activities undertaken by respective universities on the University Activity Monitoring Portal (UAMP) of UGC.