COIMBATORE: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked higher education institutions across the country to organise essay competitions and seminars on poet Subramania Bharathi’s birth anniversary on December 11.
Universities were asked to organise the events on Bharathi’s contribution relating to women empowerment.
In a communication to the vice-chancellors of universities with women study centres, UGC secretary Jaspal Singh Sandhu said, “The birthday of Subramania Bharathi, the great Hindi and Tamil poet, falls on December 11. In order to commemorate this occasion, you are requested to organise essay competitions and seminars on December 11 pertaining to contributions made by Subramania Bharathi relating to the empowerment of women. This may also be brought to the notice of the colleges having women study centres.”
He asked the universities to e-mail their compliance to UGC deputy secretary Archana Thakur. UGC has listed out 80 universities with women study centres functioning with its financial assistance.