Chandigarh January 22, 2021

Annual Global Alumni Meet in Dept of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies PU

Today a web based Global Annual Alumni Meet was organized in the department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies PU Chandigarh in collaboration with Panjab University Alumni Association on the occasion of its 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration. Program was started with the recitation of Shabad Gayan “Deh Shiva bar mohe ihai shubh karman te kabhun na taron” by students of Gurmat College Patiala.

In her welcome-cum-introductory address Prof. Jaspal Kaur Kaang, Professor & Academic Incharge of the Department gave a brief account of achievements of the department during 50 years as well as of it’s alumni. Department was established in the year of 1970 by Government of India on the occasion of 500th Birth centennial of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Two digital projects Documentation of History and Achievements of the department during the last 50 years, and Vichar Prabandh of Guru Tegh Bahadur Bani were launched on this occasion.

In his inaugural address, Dr. V R Sinha, Dean Research of university said that Alumni are real Brand Ambassadors of any institution. Alumni always gives a fine exposure and glimpse of their institution. The worth of any institution is determined by the contributions and positions of it’s students.

The Eminent Speaker was Dr. Gurinder Singh Mann, Director, Global Institute of Sikh Studies California (USA). In his address he said that Guru Nanak established a path full of spiritual and practical knowledge. He said that we should be futuristic in our belief, actions and spirit based upon the valuable knowledge that consists in the Shri Guru Granth Sahib.

Dr. Jaspal Singh, Former VC PU Patiala & Member of Minority Commission, GoI and Dr. Jasbir Kaur, Former Dean, PU Patiala & Principal, Gurmat College, Patiala were hounoured for their valuable contributions in their respective fields.

Chief guest was Dr. R K Singla, DUI of PU Chandigarh. The president of the session was Dr. Jaspal Singh, Former VC PU Patiala & Member of Minority Commission, GoI. In his presidential address he said that Guru Granth Sahib is not only a spiritual Granth but also a storehouse of political, social and economic thoughts. He also said that Guru Nanak was a global teacher, educator and mentor and Sikh Studies is a comprehensive approach which works for all-rounded development and growth of the whole society.

Guest of Honour were Dr. Satish Kumar Verma, Professor Emeritus, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh; Dr. S.S Bhatti, Former Dean, Design & Fine Arts Faculty, Panjab University Chandigarh; Dr. Ronki Ram, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Professor, Department of Political Science, Panjab University; Dr. Jasbir Kaur, Former Dean, Punjabi University Patiala & Principal, Gurmat College, Patiala; Dr. Opinderjit Kaur, Director of Centre for Sikh and Punjab studies, University of Wolves, Hampton, UK; Dr. Asma Qadrii, Associate Professor, Department of Punjabi, University of the Punjab, Lahore and Charanjit Singh, Educational Researcher, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada.

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Chandigarh January 22, 2021

Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh today organised it's First Ever Alumni Meet. The event was held through virtual mode. Prof.R.K. Singla, Dean of University Instruction has inaugurated the first ever alumni meet of the department. Alumni from the first batch of diploma and Masters degree attended the event alongwith many more from various batches. Prof.Anoop Lather,Sunil Grover and Pankaj Pammu were the speakers for the day. There were many cultural items performed by the present students and completely enjoyed by everyone, mentioned Dr. Navdeep Kaur, Convener cum Coordinator of the event. Prof. Emeretus of the Department, Padamshree Neelam Man Singh Chaudhary, Prof. Rani Balbir kaur and Prof. Mahendera kumar were felicitated by the award of Distinguished Alumni . Everyone appreciated the efforts of Chairperson of the department Dr. Navdeep Kaur for organising this first Alumni Meet of the Department. A virtual journey of the Studio and open air theatre of the department made everyone emotional. Everyone shared their experiences and success stories.

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Chandigarh January 22, 2021

Landscaping cum Cleanliness Drive at PU under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

To promote the message of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan among students and Panjab University campus residents, Department of NSS in collaboration with University School of Open Learning and Dr. Sushial Nayyar ‘Working Women Hostel’, Panjab University, Chandigarh carried out a landscaping cum cleanliness drive on 22nd January, 2021 at University Meadows. The drive was launched by Dr. Sucha Singh, NSS Programme Officer, along with Dr. Avneet Saini, Working Women Hostel Warden and Sh. Anil Thakur, Divisional Engineer (Horticulture), Panjab University, Chandigarh. In response to this initiative, more than hundred students and staff took part in the activity and collected the plastic waste and disposed off the same in the proper manner. Organising Team along with the staff of Horticulture Division, PU also initiated a process to develop a flower bed on the outer boundary of the University Meadows. A proper covid protocol was followed during the conduct of the activity. NSS Programme Officers namely Dr. Navneet Kaur, Dr. Vivek, Dr. Anuj and wardens, Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Dr. Archana and Dr Simran also made their contribution to the drive. NSS team motivated the participants to protect the environment from the plastic waste and make these kinds of cleanliness activities a routine to keep their surroundings clean and green.