HYDERABAD: Deputy Chief Minister (Education) K Srihari said the state government would conduct year-long programmes marking the centenary celebrations of Osmania University. Speaking to reporters on Thursday after a review on the arrangements of the OU centenary celebrations, Srihari said the inaugural festival would be conducted on April 26, 27 and 28.
Srihari said OU was seven among the oldest universities in the country and third oldest university in south India. The state government allocated `200 crore in the budget for the centenary celebrations, Srihari said and added they were taking up repairs to existing buildings.
The government would construct new centenary block, academic blocks, hostels and provide basic amenities in the university.
“President Pranab Mukherjee will lay the foundation stone for the new constructions on April 26,” Srihari said. Apart from Governor ESL Narasimhan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao will participate in the celebrations.
Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will attend as chief guest in the meeting of vice-chancellors of all universities in the country to be conducted as part of OU centenary celebrations.