Ansari to unveil long-pending Nalvadi's statue on July 22

Ansari to unveil long-pending Nalvadi's statue on July 22

Vice President to inaugurate SPA and Maulya Bhavan

Vice President M Hamid Ansari will deliver the valedictory address of the centenary celebrations of the University of Mysore at the Amphitheatre in Manasagangotri at 5 pm on July 22 here.

Addressing a media conference at the Crawford Hall on Monday, Vice Chancellor K S Rangappa said, “July 22 is significant as the then Maharaja Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar gave his assent for the formation of the university in 1916 on the day. It has to be recalled that the President Pranab Mukherjee had inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the university on July 27, 2015. Besides, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took part in the celebrations on January 2, by inaugurating the 103rd Indian Science Congress, hosted by the university.”

“The vice president will unveil the eight-foot tall bronze statue of the founder of the university Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, installed on the premises of the Crawford Hall. It was a long-pending demand of Mysureans and also students. The statue is sculpted by Varaprasad of Hyderabad at a cost of Rs 6.5 lakh,” he said.

Rangappa said, “The vice president will also inaugurate the two new buildings — the 70,000 sqft School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) near the Banyan Tree and the one lakh sqft Maulya Bhavan (Evaluation Bhavan), next to the Fine Arts College on Bogadi Road, with massive conical pillars matching the Crawford Hall pillars.

“At least half a dozen books, including on Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and Sir M Visvesvaraya and journalist Amshi Prasanna Kumar’s ‘Mysuru Vishvavidyanilaya — Nooraralli Savira Sambhrama’, will be released on the occasion,” he added.

The entry to the valedictory function is free with pass. The passes will be issued at the Office of the Centenary Celebrations from Tuesday, on first-come-first-serve basis.

Sadhguru’s lecture
As part of the centenary celebrations, the university has been organising centenary lectures and a few Nobel laureates have already delivered talks.

In this series, the seventh lecture is being delivered by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Foundation, on ‘Inner Engineering — A Homecoming’ at 11 am at the Amphitheatre on July 24. He is an alumnus of the university.
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