The University of Allahabad celebrated its 127th Foundation Day on 23rd September, 2014. Various departments organised symposia and lectures to mark the occasion. The traditional 聽聽foundation day lecture was delivered by Prof. Somenath Biswas, Director, IIIT Allahabad, on a topic related to the area of public health and welfare. Prof. N. R. Farooqi, Vice Chancellor, presided over the lecture. In his address the Vice Chancellor highlighted the glorious past of the University. He shared his thoughts about how the University could meet the challenges to be able to make rapid progress in the sphere of academic excellence and social service. The Vice Chancellor planted saplings on the campus.