Chandigarh August 10, 2018

An International Workshop on “Nanostructured metal oxides for sensing and environmental applications” under GIAN-MHRD scheme.

A week long International Workshop on “Nanostructured metal oxides for sensing and environmental applications" under GIAN-MHRD scheme concluded today which was organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh from August 6, 2018 to August 10, 2018. This workshop was successfully organized under the able guidance and efforts of Prof. S K Mehta, Director CIL, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Prof. S K Kansal of Dr. SSB UICET.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar (IAS), Principle Secretary, Govt. of Punjab was the Chief guest at the valedictory function of this international workshop.

Dr Sanjay Badada, Professor of Endocrinology PGI, Chandigarh and Dr Prakash Kumar, Asst, Vice President, RIL Vadodra were the Guest of honour.

Prof. Sushil Kumar Kansal, coordinator of this International workshop briefed the audience about the course components and outcomes. He also emphasized on the need and significance of such workshops to equip the participants with field knowledge.

The chief guest Shri Sanjay Kumar congratulated the organisers for successfully organizing this five day workshop on the theme nanostructured metal oxides for sensing applications and need of working on emerging areas of research such as nanotechnology.

Dr Sanjay Badada, guest of honour, also shared his views about societal research and scope of nanotechnology in emerging medical technologies.

Dr Prakash Kumar motivated the students to do useful research projects and deliberated upon emerging research problems to be undertaken by the students.

Prof Ahmad Umar, the foreign faculty from Najran University, Saudi Arabia shared his experiences during the workshop and motivated the students to do specific and subject oriented research.

He expressed his gratitude to the organizers for inviting him for this workshop and expressed his satisfaction and happiness on completing the workshop.

Prof. S. K. Mehta, Local Coordinator, GIAN thanked the distinguished guests and the participants and described the need to identify and work on cutting edge areas of science and technology in order to address the regional as well as national issues in the larger interest of the people.

The participants were seen highly enthusiastic for learning about the nanomaterials and metal oxides and theirapplications in sensing area.

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CHANDIGARH, August 10, 2018

Teej festival celebrated at PU Girls Hostel

The festival of Teej was celebrated with great exuberance and fervour by the girls of Sarojini Hall (Hostel No.3), Panjab University, here today.

The event was marked with beautifully decorated swings and stalls of traditional dishes such as maal-puda, kheer, and jaljeera-mint-pani. A small Mehndi applying competition was also held to bring forth the spirit of creativity amongst the hostel residents.

The event was coalesced with the inauguration of Herbal Garden in Sarojini Hall backyard by Prof. A.S. Ahluwalia (Chief Guest), Department of Botany, Panjab University, Prof. Emanual Nahar (DSW) , Prof. Neena Caplash (DSW Women) and Prof. Ranjan Kumar (Associate Dean of Student Welfare) in the presence of wardens and residents of the hostel.

This garden has been setup solely with the voluntary efforts and interests of the hostel inmates, combined with the support from various government and non-government organizations. Many useful medicinal plants like aloe vera, lemon grass, tooth ache plant, cheeni tulsi and aprajita have been cultivated in this garden, with an aim to create awareness about the Indian medicinal plant and the benefits they provide.

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