Jalandhar, July 18
Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati, Governor of Mizoram, visited the science town of Pushpa Gujral in Kapurthala on Monday.
He was taken around various installations here, including science galleries, Innovation Hub, Panorama on Life through the Ages, Climate Change Theatre, Dino Park, as well as newly installed galleries on Mathematics and Mission Tandarust Punjab.
Dr. Neelima Jerath, CEO of Pushpa Gujral Science City, informed him about other scientific activities carried out by the Science City. She appreciated the setting up of various facilities in Science City to instill the scientific temperament among the masses and emphasized that every state should have places where science can be fun and enjoyed by students.
The Governor said, “We are in an era where the economy of every nation depends on its strength in science and technology. Over the past two years, the Indian economy has been on the rise and credit for this development is due to the successful implementation of science, technology and innovation programs.”
Dr. Neelima Jerath said that the Government of Punjab had adopted the popularization of science in mission mode to generate a scientific temperament and complement formal science education through non-formal means. In addition, students and people in society here have the opportunity to solve real-life problems using science and earn the gratitude of the common man. ADC Urban Development Anupam Kaler was also present on the occasion.
Rs 2.11-cr grant disbursed
to 211 LPU students
Phagwara: Lovely Professional Institution (LPU) awarded a study grant worth Rs 2.11 crore at a ceremony to around 211 deserving students to help them realize their aspirations without facing financial constraints.
At the award ceremony, Mizoram Governor Dr. Hari Babu Kambhampati disbursed the grant on behalf of LPU. Rs 1.32 crore was given to students from the 2020 batch, while Rs 79 lakh was disbursed to students from different disciplines including engineering, design, hotel management and law from the 2021 batch.
A teacher turned politician and now administrator, Dr. Kambhampati Hari Babu, quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said: “The new education policy will play an important role in creating ‘aatma nirbhar bharat’ (self-sufficient India), and in In this regard, as one of the leading private universities in the country, LPU is fulfilling its special responsibility towards NEP-2020. The university is moving in the right direction.”
Dr. Ashok Kumar Mital, Chancellor, LPU, said: “We established the award with the intention that no qualified student should be denied access to a world-class education due to financial constraints. We hope that these young men will succeed in the future and make us all proud of what they have achieved. Each year, we will work to increase the number of students who benefit from our scholarship and financial aid programs.” —CO
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