Patna College Observes 156th Foundation Anniversary; Honors Retired Teachers

PU VC Ras Bihari Singh, JD-U leaders at the 156th anniversary of Patna College on Tuesday.

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Patna: Officials of Patna University on Tuesday celebrated the 156th anniversary of the foundation of historical Patna College by reminiscing its past glories and honoring a number of retired teachers.

Chief guest and Janata Dal – U state President Vashisht Narayan Singh, in his address, recalled his days at Patna College saying he used to make the Jackson Hostel his home.

He also announced building of an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1500 in the Patna College campus saying this is where Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan began his 'Total Revolution' against the then Indira Gandhi government and it was the duty of the college to preserve and maintain his legacy.

The JD-U leader also favored building a 'Shatabdi Gate' outside Patna College and said funding for this would be no problem at all.

Patna University Vice Chancellor Dr. Ras Bihari Singh also talked about his student days in Patna College.

"Not only I was a student of this very prestigious college, I also served it as its Principal in 2008. This is the oldest college in the entire south Asia and we should do our best to preserve its history and its culture," he said.

JD-U legislator Shyam Rajak mentioned his education days at the Patna College saying he did his Inter in Commerce here before doing his B.Com from Vanijya Mahavidyalaya.

Patna College Principal Dr. Ejaz Ali Arshad welcomed the guests and Patna University Teachers' Association (PUTA) President Dr. Randhir Kumar Singh and Dipti Kumar managed the stage.

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