LUCKNOW : The campus of Lucknow University (LU) was all decked up with special lighting and flags of the university and its affiliated colleges in Lucknow and other districts on the eve of its 102nd foundation day.
LU opened the gates of all museums for its students to explore its rich and historical collections.
From viewing rare manuscripts and paintings by renowned painters Asit Kumar Haldar and Khastigiri to gem and fossil collections in the geology department, universitystudents viewed and clicked the rare exhibits on the campus.
“We have opened the gates of all our museums for students and the public from 10am till 5 pm. Anyone can visit the campus on foundation day and have a look at the rich collection,” said LU spokesperson Durgesh Srivastava.
He said the celebration will begin at around 5 pm with the felicitation of illustrious alumni who will be sharing their memories and successstories with students and teachers. Later in the evening, the university will host a grand cultural evening.
“We have made sure that the foundation day celebration reaches all our former students. Hence, the event will be live-streamed on all social media platforms and on LU’s official Youtube channel,” said Srivastava.
He said state minister of higher education Yogendra Upadhyay and state transportminister Dayashankar Singh will be special guests on the occasion.
The former students who will be honoured on the occasion will be Justice Rituraj Awasthi (chairman of National Law Commission, New Delhi), Manu Kumar Srivastava (IAS), Shashi Prakash Goyal (IAS), Jayanti Prasad (IAS), senior journalist Ashutosh Shukla and director of the Physical Research Laboratory Anil Bhardwaj.

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