Crossing 3700 posts in a span of 10 years is a milestone in the history of the UoH Herald. Launched in January 2013, UoH Herald completed 3700 posts till date. This bilingual newsletter of the University is one of its kind for any central institution in the country.
The idea of replacing the printed version of the newsletter with an online one was the brain-child of the Public Relations office and this has been made possible due to the help and support of the Communication Department of the University. The then Vice-Chancellor immediately approved the idea and accordingly a pilot version was run for three weeks in December 2012 on WordPress. The online bilingual newsletter was officially live in January 2013.
The online newsletter has an attractive bilingual logo and it was received well by readers. News is reported on a daily basis and many alumni and students started sharing their experiences on their stay at UoH and their achievements. Alumni who have come forward to write about their experiences at UoH in Herald. Their writings impart a feeling of nostalgia to all of us and we hope it will serve as an encouragement to many of our students.
Aligning with the Official Languages Act, the online newsletter is published in both Hindi and English, a feat no other University has been able to match so far. Our Hindi Cell has been on the dot in translating the articles, so that the Hindi version can also be posted on the same day or a day later than the English version.
The online newsletter has sections pertaining to distinguished lectures, faculty honours, student achievements, visits, book releases and happenings. UoH Herald has helped in presenting a comprehensive view of all around happenings at the University and has emerged as a one stop destination to get a glimpse of Campus activities on a regular basis. All updates of the newsletter are also shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc. and attract a large number of visitors viewing these posts. This is not just a newsletter but a platform where activities, events and memories get documented and are available to one and all at a click from anywhere around the globe.
The journey of the Herald so far has been eventful, and some of our students have been regularly contributing to it. I must especially thank the students who are nominated by the Communication Department every year to write for the newsletter.
Please do read the UoH Herald at https://herald.uohyd.ac.in
– Ashish Jacob Thomas, Public Relations Officer