Kalam to deliver BU Convocation Address on Jan 19

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Bangalore, Jan 2 (UNI) Former President A P J Abdul Kalam will deliver Convocation Address of Bangalore University on January 19, Vice Chancellor H A Ranganath said today.

Briefing newspersons he said that Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan, Scientist Govardhan, Ex-Mayor G Narayan and former BU VC T R Jayaraman would be honoured with honorary doctorates during the Convocation.

Earlier, Prof Ranganath released a Calendar with the theme 'Mahatma - True Spirit of a Nation', brought out by the University's the Centre for Gandhian Studies and University Calendar brought out by the Prasaranga.

He said that the uniqueness of the Gandhi Calendar was the rare black-and-white photos of the Mahatma in unusual moods. Besides, landmarks in Gandhiji's life were highlighted each month in the Calendar. The pages also contained 'Quotable Quotes' of Mahatma Gandhi. This was fourth year in succession the Centre bringing out the Calendar.

Prof Ranganath said that to mark the 60th anniversary of the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, it was proposed to hold a two-day Workshop on 'The Gandhian Legacy' from January 29.

During the Workshop 26 booklets on 'Gandhians in our Midst' released from time to time by the Centre featuring noted personalities including Nobal Laurate Amartya Sen, Environmentalist Medha Patkar, Rajendra Singh and others would be published in a book form.

He said that it was also proposed to hold a two-day National Seminar on 'Peace building and Sustainable Development' in February and a three-day International Workshop on 'Moving from a Culture of Rights to a Culture of Responsibilities in collaboration with France based the Alliance for a Responsible and Peaceful World, in March.


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