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Agony and ecstasy

WHAT HAPPENED at Lucknow University (LU) during the convocation not only left HRD minister Arjun Singh disappointed, but also the medal recipients. It?s absolutely disappointing, they said. Basically all these things are politically motivated and engineered by the student leaders for their own ?selfish interests.? Recipient of the Chancellor Gold Medal Trijya Singh dubbed it ?extremely unfortunate.? Singh was happy having received the medal but insisted that it would have been better had she got it in a congenial environment.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 00:29 IST

WHAT HAPPENED at Lucknow University (LU) during the convocation not only left HRD minister Arjun Singh disappointed, but also the medal recipients.

It’s absolutely disappointing, they said. Basically all these things are politically motivated and engineered by the student leaders for their own “selfish interests.”

Recipient of the Chancellor Gold Medal Trijya Singh dubbed it “extremely unfortunate.” Singh was happy having received the medal but insisted that it would have been better had she got it in a congenial environment. She aspires to do PhD from US University and is keen to remain into academics as this gives her an opportunity to remain young at heart all through her life.

Archana Singh, the recipient of Chancellor Silver Medal, wants to become an IAS officer. But, she wants to join the United Nations and serve the world. Singh who also bagged the Dr Chakravarty Medal for good behaviour for helping most in social life for service of the university during session 2005 is committed to serving society in every possible way.

However, she too was visibly upset with what all took place during the convocation. According to her, it was not the right platform to register protest, as it was an academic activity. Suman Khabani, was conferred the Chancellor Silver medal for being the best PG student all round in all faculties.

LU conferred five honorary Doctor of Sciences degrees on Man Mohan Sharma, CNR Rao, Franz Josef Durst, Witold Konrad Brostow, Katepalli R Sreenivasan and D Lit to Padma Shri Gopal Das ‘Neeraj’. About 17,000 students were conferred undergraduate degrees, 4,356 students were awarded Post Graduate degrees, 53 students were conferred M Phildegrees, 284 PhD and 12 D Lit and LLD. Besides 10 Chancellor Bronze medals were awarded.

The recipients Chancellor Gold Medal for the best student all round in all the faculties was awarded to Trijya Singh. She got six other medals for being the best MA studentChancellor Silver Medal for being the best woman student of the university went to Archana Singh. She bagged seven other medals, including the Dr Chakravarty Gold medal, for helping most in the social life.

Chancellor Silver Medal for being the best PG student all round in all the faculties was conferred upon Suman Khabani. She got two other medalsKhaliq Ahmad notched a maximum number of nine medals for obtaining the highest percentage marks in MA examination of 2005 in History while Priyanka Vishnoi and Shruti Sharma bagged six medals eachOther medal recipients are: Shruti Srivastava (4 medals), Pratima Srivastava (4 medals), Sapna Devi (4 medals), Nivedita Srivastava (4), Amrita Singh (3), Sunanda Sinha (3), Shri Krihsna Shukla (3), Garima (3), Mahima Mishra (3), Hemendra Prakash Ganwar (3), Vivek Pandey (3), Ashutosh Kr Vishnoi (3)