Vice Chancellor of Pandit Lakhmi Chand State University of Performing & Visual Arts Shri Gajendra Chauhan meeting with Governor-Chancellor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya
Chandigarh, December 31, 2021: There is no death of talent among students, who are pursuing different courses in performing art, sculpture, painting and acting. They need guidance, handholding and exposure to prove their talents. This was stated today by Haryana Governor-Chancellor Shri Bandaru Dattatraya during a courtesy meeting with Pandit Lakhmi Chand State University of Performing and Visual Arts (PLC SUPVA) Vice Chancellor Shri Gajendra Chauhan.
Shri Chauhan, also a noted actor who played the iconic role of Yudhisthir in BR Chopra directed ‘Mahabharata’ serial, made a courtesy call on Governor-Chancellor Shri Dattatraya at Raj Bhavan on Friday. Shri Chauhan shared the future roadmap he has for the university and how he is planning to hone in acting, performing, painting and sculpting skills of the students of Haryana.
Congratulating Shri Chauhan, Governor-Chancellor Shri Dattatraya said that under his guidance and supervision, the students of not only PLC SUPVA but of the entire state with interest in acting, animation, sculpting, fine arts, painting and other related fields will benefit. “I am confident that the new PLC SUPVA Vice Chancellor will add value and expand existing facilities for students and facilitate them to get into the world of Bollywood and Hollywood, which are full of opportunities,” said Shri Dattatraya.
“The university has world class facilities in terms of infrastructure and equipment. Faculties are very good. All these equipment and facilities should be used in imparting quality education to the students of the university so that they have an opportunity to get into Hollywood and Bollywood,” said Shri Dattatraya.
Vice Chancellor Shri Chauhan admitted that there was no dearth of talent in Haryana. “They have a natural quality to be artistic. I will make the full use of my experience to inspire students of the state to get into the field of art. Efforts will be made to improve academic courses being run in the university. More focus will be laid on practical classes. Students will be prepared for different genres of film, sculpture, fine arts, and so on,” he said.
Sharing his memories of the Mahabharata serial, Shri Chauhan said that during the Covid-19 period, the TRP of the Mahabharata serial was the highest and revenue of up to Rs 200 crore was also earned. From time to time, children should be shown the Mahabharata serial through Doordarshan. “Kurukshetra is the holy land, where the Mahabharata war took place and Lord Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna. Therefore, work will be done on branding Kurukshetra at the global level,” added Shri Chauhan.