PM Modi To Virtually Lay Foundation Stone Of 3 DU Buildings On June 30
According to university officials, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to virtually lay the foundation stone for three buildings at Delhi University on June 30th. Additionally, he will unveil a collection of coffee table books during the event. The three buildings in question are designated for the faculty of technology, a computer center, and an academic block. These structures will feature seven floors along with a state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh stated that Prime Minister Modi will serve as the chief guest for the closing ceremony of the Delhi University's centenary celebrations. He will virtually inaugurate the aforementioned buildings. The ceremony will also include Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan as the guest of honor.
Prakash Singh, the Director of DU South Campus, revealed that the Prime Minister will also unveil three coffee table books, one of which is a compilation of logos from various colleges along with their mottos. Another book will outline the planned activities for the year, while the third will document the university's historical achievements. The construction of the computer center and the faculty of technology, located in the North Campus and Maurice Nagar respectively, is expected to be completed within two years.
Singh emphasized the need for a new computer center, as the existing two-story facility will be replaced by a more modern one funded by the Centre under the Institutions of Eminence (IoE) scheme. The faculty of technology building will accommodate students enrolled in the newly introduced B.Tech programs, which will have a capacity of 360 students.
To commemorate the occasion, an exhibition highlighting the university's 100-year journey will be held in the basement of the Multipurpose Hall during the closing ceremony.
Officials reported that Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh is overseeing all the preparations, with a particular focus on security arrangements. A meeting on advance security liaison was recently conducted under the chairmanship of the vice-chancellor. Additionally, the vice chancellor held separate meetings with the academic and executive councils of the university to ensure smooth coordination.
The official stated that the university administration is actively engaged in preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, and Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh personally inspected the Multipurpose Hall of DU's sports complex, as well as other important areas. The advance security liaison meeting included the participation of committee chairpersons responsible for the closing ceremony, as well as government officials responsible for traffic, police, security, and various senior university officials.