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Independence Day 2017: UGC asks universities to take students to martyrs' memorials

On the occasion of 71st Independence Day, the University Grants Commission (UGC) through a latest circular has urged all the universities to take students on a one-day trip to meet the families of martyrs and visit the memorials of freedom fighters.
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On the occasion of 71st Independence Day, the University Grants Commission (UGC) through a latest circular has urged all the universities to take students on a one-day trip to meet the families of martyrs and visit the memorials of freedom fighters.

The UGC also urged all universities with recommendations that the students from all across the country, to take a pledge to make India a ‘terrorism-free, corruption-free, uncleanness-free, caste-free, and poverty-free society.’ The pledge had to be carried out on August 9 at 9:30 AM with the help of the respective faculties of institutions.

"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," UGC Secretary J S Sandhu said in a communication to vice chancellors of various universities across the country in a recent PTI report.

As per a report by NDTV, JS Sandhu, Secretary of University Grants Commission, stated in his notice to the universities,

"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."

Through a second notice, the Ministry of Human Resource Development and University Grants Commission asked universities to undertake activities to sensitize the students, keeping in view the importance of this year' while mentioning 2017 as a landmark year as it is the 75th year of 'Quit India Movement' and 70th year of India's Independence, in order to commemorate the great events and sacrifices of the freedom fighters.

UGC also asked the educational institutions to undertake the activities like invited talks by eminent educationists on freedom struggle from August 9 to August 30 with the name of 'New India Manthan'.

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Simran Bhullar
Published on 11-Aug-17
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