Former President of India, Dr Pranab Mukherjee, with his vision to stay connected with the youth of India, launched, ‘Pranab Sir ki Pathshala‘. During his first ‘Pathshala’, he interacted with the students of LPU and answered their inquisitive questions. He also discussed the topics of reservation, equality and his vision of future India. During this event, he also took up the benevolent task of rewarding LPU’s Transforming Education Awards consisting of cash awards worth 1 Crore in the form of teaching grants to schools, coaching centres; and, appreciation awards to teachers, mentors and students.

Addressing the winners, Dr Pranab Mukherjee said: “I appreciate the unique awarding approach of LPU. This innovative approach in the realms of education will certainly foster a supportive ecosystem in the propagation of quality education in the country. I feel these awards have now become a national celebration of creativity and innovation at and for grassroots.” During his interaction with students, Dr Mukherjee also exhorted all segments of the Indian society to converge their relevant efforts to make India inclusive, innovative and responsive to the aspirations of common people.