Chandigarh December 6, 2018
National Seminar on Dr. B.R. Ambedkar ‘s Vision at PU
Grant of Rs. 5 lakh announced by Hon’ble Governor of Haryana

A National Seminar, to commemorate the Mahaparinirvan Diwas of Dr. Bhim Rao
Ambedkar, was organised by Dr. Ambedkar Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, here
today on the theme, ‘Dr. B.R. Ambedkar ‘s Vision on Protection of Social and Economic
Sections’.
Hon’ble Governor of Haryana, Sh. Satyadeo Narain Arya Ji highlighting the life
long struggle of Baba Sahib, in his inaugural address, praised Dr. Ambedkar’s effort to
unify India and bring harmony and unity by ending all kind of discriminations on the
name of caste and creed.
He also highlighted the need of all educated citizens of India to work for the
betterment of the poor while devoting some time beyond their duty hours. He urged the
society to take inspiration from the life of Baba Sahib. He urged all to be educated,
to struggle and to be organized which are the key ingredients for the overall
development of the nation.
Hon’ble Governor announced grant of Rs. 5 lakhs for the Centre to celebrate
significant days in the life of Baba Sahib and also to enable the student fulfil the
dreams of Modern India while following the vision of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. He praised
Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji for his efforts to implement the vision of Dr.
Ambedkar though schemes like’ Sab ka Sath Sabka Vikas’ and ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’.
Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, in his address said that
Baba Sahib remained a noble and guiding force of modern Indian with his honest effort
in managing varied voices in one constitution.
Prof. Devinder Singh highlighted the achievement of the Centre while giving
vote of thanks.
The seminar switnessed active participation from around 100 academicians,
researchers and students.

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Chandigarh December 6, 2018
Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Department organizes two day International Seminar
Grant of Rs. 5 lakh announced by SGPC
Two day International Seminar on “Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Legacy : Multi
Dimensional Perspective” to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purav of
Guru Nanak Dev Ji organized by the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh
Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with
Chandigarh Sahitya Academy under the Chairmanship and seminar director
Prof Shankar ji Jha ( DUI) and Dr. Jaspal Kaur Kaang, academic
in-charge respectively.

Bhai Gobind Singh Ji Longowal , President Shiromani Gurdwara
Parbandhak Com. {SGPC} Sri Amritsar gave an overview about the Life,
Journey and Teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and appreciated the
efforts made by the Department to organize the seminar. He donated 5
lakh rupees to the University for Academic Research in Religious
Studies. Dr. Roop Singh Chief Secretary SGPC also spoke about Guru
Nanak Dev ji’s vision.

The Vice Chancellor of Panjab University Prof. Raj Kumar in his
address informed that in the year 2019, varous events will be
dedicated to the celebration of 550th Parkash Purav of Guru Nanak Dev
Ji apart from release of books on the same. He also assured of
providing necessary funds for the same.

Dr. Sarbjinder Singh, Chairman Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi
University Patiala talked about the ideals of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Prof.
Jaspal Singh Ex VC, Punjabi University Patiala, gave a detailed
account about the rich Heritage of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Dr. Gurinder
Singh Mann, Director Global Institute of Sikh Studies, USA also
expressed his views.

On the occasion, two Books based on the Seminar held by the
Department in 2016, were released by the dignitaries present. Eminent
Professors, research scholars, academicians and students from the
universities all over Punjab were present for the seminar today. Dr.
Karamjit Singh Registrar of Panjab University presented a vote of
thanks.

PU Fellows, Deans, PU Officials, Faculty, academicians, researcher and
students were present on the occasion.