At the first death anniversary of former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Panjab University paid fitting tribute to him while naming its computer centre after the name of the former President.
It was on February 19 last year Dr Kalam had inaugurated TIFAC-DST project- the national high-performance scientific computing facility, at the PU computer centre.
Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University (PU), Arun Kumar Grover unveiled the plaque of the computer centre at the ceremony. Dr Manjit Singh, an alumnus of Panjab University, delivered a special lecture to mark the occasion.
Dr Manjit Singh, in his lecture, shared his memories and experiences while working on various projects with Dr Kalam. Dr Kalam had received the highest honours, yet he was a humble man. He was the perfect fusion of traditional values and modern technology, said Dr Singh.
While calling upon the students to draw inspiration from the life of Dr Kalam, Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover also recalled the contribution of Dr Kalam into the nation building.
The University has also sent an invitation to Prakash Javadekar, the HRD minister to visit the campus during the Teacher’s Week celebrations from 5 to 9 September and also address the academia across the country through the national knowledge network (NKN) portal via a webcast.
But the HRD Minister is yet to give confirmation, Vice-Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover informed. The university is to unveil the plaque of a new international hostel-cum guest house named after renowned mathematician late Prof Sarvadaman Chowla. For which they had also requested the minister to avail of. While inaugurating the hostel, the university also wants the daughter of Professor Chowla to join them and they are trying to persuade her to join the varsity through Skype, informed the VC.