New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all universities and higher educational institutions to take students to memorials of freedom fighters and residences of martyrs in the run-up to the 70th Independence Day celebrations next week.
In a communication to Vice Chancellors of all universities, UGC Secretary J S Sandhu said "Faculty should be requested to conduct guided tour of students to memorials of freedom fighters and places/houses of any martyr from military, para-military and police, to acquaint the students about contribution of the freedom fighters."
"Prime minister's endeavour to have a terrorism-free, caste-free, corruption-free, uncleanness-free and poverty-free society would only actualise with the help of the society and make his vision a reality. Accordingly all are requested to kindly organise pledge-taking ceremony on August 9 at 9.30 AM," Sandhu added.
Besides, an online quiz competition has also been initiated to sensitise the students about the sacrifices of the legendary Indian freedom fighters.
The quiz programme is conducted by MyGov website and is accessible through http://quiz.mygov.in. It is also available on NarendraModi.in App which can be downloaded from the Google App store. The quiz will be open till August 15.
Moreover, in order to ensure good participation of students, UGC has instructed each institution to appoint one or more Nodal Officers for facilitating the quiz programme.