Kishan Unveils Plans for Girls’ Swimming Pool at OU Hostel:
During the inauguration ceremony of the Osmania University light show, Union Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Development of North Eastern Region, G. Kishan Reddy, disclosed a series of upcoming projects for the city. He revealed that a budget of Rs 13 crore has been sanctioned for the construction of a synthetic athletic track within the Osmania University campus, along with a swimming facility for the girls’ hostel.
These initiatives aim to enhance the sporting activities and student engagement at the university. Furthermore, he announced an allocation of Rs 15 crore for the construction of two hostels, with Rs 7.5 crore designated for each, one for boys and one for girls. Mr. Reddy urged Vice-Chancellor Prof. D. Ravinder to expedite the tendering process to initiate the construction work promptly.
Mr. Kishan Reddy emphasized that Osmania University holds a status no less than a monument and suggested that, similar to iconic landmarks like Charminar and Golconda, the Arts College should be illuminated not solely on significant occasions such as Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15) but throughout the entire year.
The minister also pointed out that there is a noticeable absence of a prominent Sangeeta Nataka Academy in the southern part of India. He announced plans to establish a Cultural Centre in the vicinity of Jubilee Hills, with an approximate budget of Rs 26 crore, aiming to match the caliber of renowned institutions like Tyagaraja Gyana Sabha and Ravindra Bharati.
Earlier in the day, the minister inaugurated an enthralling Dynamic Lighting System at Arts College, Osmania University. This project, developed under the Scheme of Assistance to Central Agencies by the Ministry of Tourism, is designed to visually enhance the Arts College facade by vividly portraying the university’s rich history and multifaceted contributions.
Vice-Chancellor Ravinder mentioned the formation of a committee tasked with showcasing the history of Arts College, spanning from April 1917 to the present day, through these visual displays. This committee includes several historians and professors, including Prof. YS Srinivas and Archaeology professor Shivanand, among others, who divided the history into four distinct periods, such as the Hyderabad Liberation period, Vande Mataram Movement, and the recent Telangana struggle. Kishan Reddy also expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for granting approval for this noteworthy project.