Delhi University: The University of Delhi has recently decided to start a research centre in order to promote the study of India’s freedom movement and partition. To make this happen, the university formed a committee of seven members. The committee will be headed by DU Director (South Campus) Prakash Singh to provide guidance to develop the centre.
The director said that there has been an absence of study material regarding the independence struggle and the contribution of unknown fighters. “So the university felt the need for research in the domain. And to promote the research, we are planning to start a centre which will purely focus on the research around Independence and Partition,” he said.
“This year, we are celebrating 75 years of Independence and the university is celebrating a 100-year centenary celebration. We know there has been very less research in this domain. Many developments, which happened during the freedom movements, are not known to the world,” Singh said. “Many people helped the Partition victims. Many colleges at DU were also started during this period. Deshbandhu College and Dayal Singh College were established for the refugees. Camps for refugees were set up inside various forts in Delhi. Many colonies were established. This centre will focus on all these aspects,” he added.
“We might start new courses but that will be in long run. Presently, we want to know how the system is working,” he said while emphasising on centre’s focus on research.