Manmohan Singh to attend CRRID meet, Panjab University visit yet to be confirmed

Manmohan Singh will be coming to take part in the All India Conference organised by the Indian Association of Social Sciences Institutions.

Written by Shub Karman Dhaliwal | Chandigarh | Updated: November 24, 2016 2:55 pm
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Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit the Centre For Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) on December 9. However, there is still no confirmation about a visit to his alma mater, Panjab University. “Yes, he is visiting CRRID on December 9 as per the programme so far, but nothing with regard to the University has been conveyed. The programme will start early morning at around 9:30 am and will last till 3:00 pm. He will leave early morning on December 10,” said Professor Sucha Singh Gill of CRRID.

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Manmohan Singh will be coming to take part in the All India Conference organised by the Indian Association of Social Sciences Institutions. The theme of the event is Education and its Development, and the former PM will interact on topics like privatisation, higher education policy, and education and agricultural development.

The conference will see participants from Chennai, Punjab, Haryana, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, as well as international participants from the USA and the UK.

While speaking on the development, Vice Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover said, “I’m yet to receive any official confirmation from the Parliamentary Selection Commitee and from Dr Manmohan Singh about the visit. Whenever he arrives in the city, I will personally go and invite him to come to the University.” Manmohan Singh was offered the Jawaharlal Nehru Chair Professorship by Panjab University (PU), including an invite to give a memorial lecture on professor Ajit Singh, a close friend and a former student of Manmohan Singh at PU.