Published: 05th January 2020
Lucknow University to crowdfund for their centenary celebrations, asks alumni to contribute
LU said even a small contribution from the former students, who have excelled in various fields, like sports, bureaucracy, music, medical and others would contribute to the celebrations in a big way
The Lucknow University (LU) which has entered into its centenary year, will resort to crowdfunding for the 100-year celebrations.
According to LU spokesperson Sanjay Medhavi: "We will be soon doing a centenary collection from our former students. We will also appeal to the general public to pay tribute to the institution which has contributed to disseminating knowledge for 10 decades."
He said even a small contribution from the former students, who have excelled in various fields, like sports, bureaucracy, music, medical and others would contribute to the celebrations in a big way.
The Lucknow University, incidentally, began its journey as a small school in the Canning high school in 1864. It was after 57 years that this school, located in the palace Amin-ud-Daulah, Aminabad transformed into a university.
This was possible with the help of donations like land, personal bonds and money pooling by the general public and "taluqdars".
Not only this, war bonds, which are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditures in times of war, were also given for the university which formally got established in 1921.
The university administration is hoping for similar support from the common people and its former students to help fight financial constraints.
The itinerary of the year-old celebrations, however, has not yet been finalised.