UGC Directs Maharashtra Universities to Celebrate ABVP Founder's 100th Birthday

UGC Directs Maharashtra Universities to Celebrate ABVP Founder's 100th Birthday

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New Delhi, Updated on Nov 29, 2023 17:05 IST

UGC has directed all universities in Maharashtra to celebrate the centenary of ABVP founder, Dattaji Didolkar. UGC has requested the universities to encourage students to participate in programmes. Check details here 

UGC Directs Maharashtra Universities to Celebrate ABVP Founder's 100th Birthday

UGC Directs Maharashtra Universities to Celebrate ABVP Founder's 100th Birthday

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently directed the administrative heads of various universities and colleges in Maharashtra to celebrate the birth centenary of Dattaji Didolkar, the late founder member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. 

The letter is aimed at urging and seeking the cooperation of these educational institutions in motivating and fostering student involvement in a series of planned activities and initiatives to honor and recognize the contributions of Dattaji Didolkar. 

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) is the student organisation of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) - the parent organisation of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

UGC Letter Regarding Celebration of Birth Century Year of Shraddeya Dattaji Didolkar

The UGC letter states, “Late Dattaji Didolkar is an inspiration to thousands of students and youths of India. He was the founder of many social and other organisations. This year is his birth centenary year. In this regard, it is informed that from August 7, 2023 to August 7, 2024, various programmes have been planned to celebrate the birth centenary year of Shraddheya Dattaji Didolkar. The higher education institutions in the state of Maharashtra are requested to encourage the youth and students to participate in the programmes.”

As per media updates Amit Dhomse, head of ABVP Konkan region, said, “Dattaji Didolkar has made great contributions in social and education fields. He was at the forefront of the struggle for the construction of the Vivekananda Memorial. Celebrating the birth centenary year of such social activists has been our culture. Yuva Sena should study the educational and social contribution of Didolkar without bringing politics into anything.”

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