The Modi Government has asked all the higher educational institutions to take students to memorials of freedom fighters and residences of martyrs on the ocassion of 70th Independence day celebrations.
Students from different universities and institutions will also be taking pledge on Wednesday across the country to make nation a “terrorism-free, caste-free, corruption-free, uncleanness-free and poverty-free society”.
“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,” UGC secretary J.S. Sandhu said in a communication to vice-chancellors of all universities.
“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 you are requested to kindly organise pledge-taking ceremony on August 9 at 9.30 am,” he added.
A quiz competition will also be organised for students based on the contribution of freedom fighters and the events as they unfolded during the freedom struggle. Besides talks by eminent educationists, debates and declamation contests, are also in the activities listed by UGC for commemoration of the 75th year of “Quit India Movement” and 70th year of India’s Independence.
While Doordarshan will be telecasting programmes on nationalistic theme, movies promoting patriotism, similar programmes will also be held in educational institutions.