The University of Delhi has celebrated its 99th Foundation Day on 11th September 2021 at the Convention Hall of the University as it could not be celebrated on the designated day i.e. May 1, 2021 due to surge of pandemic during that time. The main focus of the celebration was to honour the Distinguished Alumni who have brought laurels to their alma mater by the excellence in their field as well as to felicitate the Awardees of the University who have made outstanding contribution to the University in their spheres of profession.
The Distinguished Alumni of the University who were honoured today were Shri Kiren Rijiju ji, Hon’ble Minister of Law and Justice, Hon’ble (Mr.) Justice Inderjeet Mohanty, Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, Shri P.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Shri Manoj Kumar, State Election Commissioner, Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Kiran Bedi, Former Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry and Shri Imtiaz Ali, renowned Film Maker.
Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Shri Imtiaz Ali, renowned Film Maker have graced the programme physically while Shri P.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office, Shri Manoj Kumar, State Election Commissioner, Uttar Pradesh and Dr. Kiran Bedi, Former Lieutenant Governor, Puducherry graced it on virtual mode.
As many as twenty-nine, teaching and non-teaching, retired and in-service staff were conferred awards under different categories. The highest award of the University i.e. Nishtha Dhriti Satyam Samman was conferred upon Prof Jitendra P. Khurana and Prof Pami Dua for exemplary contribution to the development of the University and utmost adherence to its ideals, values and principles.
Prof. Balaram Pani, Dean of Colleges, Prof. Suman Kundu, Director South Campus, Prof. Kavita Sharma, Treasurer, Prof. Neeta Sehgal, Proctor, Dr. Vikas Gupta, Registrar, Prof. K. Ratnabali, Dean, Academic Activities and Projects, Distinguished Awardees, Deans of Faculties, other officials and staff attended the programme.
Source: University of Delhi