Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited LPU for the inauguration the world’s largest science meet 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC) 2019. The occasion lasted 5 days and nearly 20,000 scientists and researchers from all over India and 60 countries participated. Three Nobel laureates: Professor Thomas Sudoph, Professor Avram Hershko and Professor Duncan Haldane also attended this mega event.
PM Narendra Modi congratulated ISCA for the selection of the theme of the event: ‘Future India: Science and technology‘. He believes that the greatness of India is in Gyan and Vigyan, but the aim of this greatness is to interact with the people. Recalling great scientists including C.V. Raman, J.C. Bose and Meghnad Saha who had achieved glories with their invention in science and technology through minimum resources. PM Narendra Modi also talked about Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose, who established India’s first dedicated scientific research centre Bose Institute in 1917 in Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also had ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ with three Nobel Laureates Prof Thomas Sudoph, Prof Avram Hershko and Prof Ducan Halden.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee visited campus during the 8th Convocation in 2017. He launched ‘Pranab Sir ki pathshala’ and interacted with the students of LPU and answered their inquisitive questions. He also discussed the topic of reservation, equality and his vision of future India.
Speaking a lot about Lovely Professional University, he said, “This is the occasion when your hard work, perseverance, diligence are recognised in academic performance by the authority. LPU started its journey in the year 2001; since then it has come a long way. Today it offers 200+ degree programmes in various disciplines. The university has carved out for itself in the higher education system of our country and is also recognised globally”. He also spoke that state-of-the-art campus of LPU has over 35000 students from all the 29 States of India and over 50 countries of abroad who are studying in different disciplines in the same campus living together, sharing the joy and fun. He said, “Students representing 50 countries are studying here and we celebrate huge diversity getting under one system, one constitution, and one law in our country”.