“Patna College is older than the Patna University. Bihar is the sacred land of Gautam Buddha, Mahaveer and so many immortal souls.This state was also cradle of human civilization. This college has produced many light houses which are a pride of Bihar. This college was founded on January 9 in 1863 by British India. It was not only founded for the British Government, but also for everyone. It was the brain capital of India. This college has produced thousands of scholars, academicians, researchers, advocates, revolutionaries and political leaders. They gave light to the world,” said His Excellency Governor of Bihar, Devanand Konwar in his inaugural address.
“I feel very sorry to know that ancient city Mohenjodaro is in the list of world heritage sites of UNSECO, but world’s first university – Nalanda University is not enlisted yet. UNESCO should enlist it for the conservation of the glorious history,” he added.
Patna College is a constituent unit of Patna University. Patna college alumni cannot forget the excellent teaching styles, knowledge power and humanitarian nature of Late Ex Vice- Chancellor and History professor of Patna University, Prof K.K.Dutta, Centurion Hindi and Sanskrit scholar Retd. Prof. Nawal Kishore Gaur and eminent geographer Retd. Prof. Dr Parmeshwar Dayal.
Former Justice B.K.Roy, Prof (Dr) Sambhu Nath Singh, Vice –Chancellor, Patna University and former principal of the college Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh also highlighted the glorious history of Patna College.
On the occasion a Souvenir and a research journal, ‘Current Studies and Research Journal’ was also released by Mr. Konwar. Five toppers of this college were honored with gold medals. Winners of debate, essay, Quiz and painting competitions were also awarded.
Dr I.C.Kumar, IAS (Retd.), Walking encyclopedia & former V.C. of Veer Kunwar Singh University, Ara, Abhimanyu Singh IAS (Retd.) & former V.C. Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, Sidheshwari Pd. Singh, Sr. Advocate, Major Balbir Singh Bhasin, former V.C. Magadh Uniniversity, Dolphin man and environmentalist Dr R.K. Sinha and a large number of other dignitaries were also present in the programme.