Chandigarh, December 2, 2019

Language Teachers have a significant role in the era of Communications - Prof. Rajbir

Teachers should also remain keen learners – Prof. Tomar

Two weeks Refresher Course at Dept of Hindi concluded today

The two week refresher course for language teachers organized by UGC-Human
Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC) and Department of Hindi, on the theme ‘
Challenges of Reclaiming Folk in Literature’ concluded today. The chief guest at the
closing ceremony of the refresher course was Prof. Rajbir Singh, who is the Vice
Chancellor of Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana and State University of
Performing Arts, Rohtak. Addressing the participants of refresher course he said that
language teachers have an important role to play in the era of communication, provided
they update their knowledge as per the needs of the times.

He appreciated the theme of the refresher course and said that it was important
to document the folk traditions to preserve the culture of the country. In his
presidential address, UGC HRDC Honorary Director, Prof. S.K. Tomar emphasized the need
of teachers to constantly have an urge to learn and be a student of the discipline. He
also said that refresher courses of UGC provide this opportunity to be a student and
update our knowledge and skills. Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Chairperson, Dept of Hindi, said
that 27 teachers from seven states and teaching different languages participated in the
course. He further informed that a total of 29 sessions were held in which 24 resource
persons from different fields addressed the participants. Dr. Pratibha Kaushik, Dr.
Ravinder Kaur and Dr. Chander Praksah while sharing their experiences said that besides
being a knowledge enriching experience, the course has also been a memorable experience
as the staff and students of Dept of Hindi also made them feel at home. Prof Rajbir and
Prof. Tomar distributed the certificates to all the participants. On this occasion they
also distributed cheques to the research scholars of Dept of Hindi who are working in
the Earn While You Learn Scheme of the Dept.

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Chandigarh, December 2, 2019

In continuation of celebrations of 550th Birth Anniversary of Sh. Guru Nanak
Dev Ji, Department of Life Long Learning and Extension organized a Special Lecture on
“Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Youth” at Seminar Hall, Emerging Area Building, Panjab
University Chandigarh. More than, 60 Students, Faculty Members and Members of the
Community attended this Special Lecture. The main objective of organizing this lecture
was to spread the message of the Guru Nanak.

While speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Chairman,
Punjab Youth Development Board, (Govt. of Punjab) shared Guru Nanak’s Teachings with
the participants. Here he liberally quoted Guru Nanak Dev Ji, to inspire the youth.
While elaborating this, he briefed youth that they must have faith in themselves and
speak and assert only those things which they honour. He advised the youth to propagate
Human Rights and Values, Peace, Love, Equality and Kirat Karo Naam Japo Wand Chhako.
Youth has a lesson to learn from each of his teachings.

While addressing the participants, Prof. Karamjit Singh, Registrar,
Panjab University said that living in the right way is much superior than visiting
pilgrimage destinations. He said University is a pilgrimage and I am proud to admit
that Panjab University Students are moving in this direction by organizing ‘Guru Ka
Langar’ at PU Campus occasionally with love and equality and doing more for society
upliftment programs. He further appealed to them that they should opt for more selfless
services in life, so that they can find meaning and purpose in their life by cutting
out the clutter of society by giving back what they owe it.
Dr. Parmjit Singh Kang, Chairperson, Department of Life Long Learning
introduced the theme of lecture and proposed the vote of thanks.

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Chandigarh, December 2, 2019

A 21days’ National Program on Assessment and Management of Children with
Learning Disabilities from 2nd to 22nd December 2019

A 21days’ National Program on Assessment and Management of Children with
Learning Disabilities from 2nd to 22nd December 2019, organised by Centre for Academic
Leadership and Education Management (CALEM), Department of Education, PU, Chandigarh
was inaugurated on 2nd December,2019. It was initiated by Prof. Kirandeep Singh,
Chairperson, Dept. of Education, PU, Chandigarh who extended a warm welcome to all the
dignitaries and participants.
Dr. Jatinder Grover (CALEM Coordinator) gave a brief introduction of CALEM.
Concept note on the theme of the program was presented by Prof Raj K. Gupta (Program
Coordinator). The inaugural address was presented by Prof. Karamjit Singh (Registrar,
PU, Chandigarh). Keynote speaker Prof. Jayanti Pujari (Amity Institute of
Rehabilitation Sciences, Noida) emphasised that role of parents is crucial in correct
diagnosis, identification and certification. She stressed that parents often find it
hard to accept that there is a real problem and hence most of the times they
misinterpret the situation.
In the first technical session, Prof. Jayanti Pujari informed that learning
difficulties and learning disabilities are quite different. Learning difficulties can
arise due to lack of instruction, ill health, lack of language proficiency, lack of
interest, inefficient teaching . While diagnosing learning disabilities, learning
difficulties must be ruled out. In the second session, Prof. Virendra Kumar (Professor
Emeritus, Department of Laws, PU, Chd) deliberated upon facilities for the learning
disabled as per RPWD Act, 2016. Types of learning disabilities were dealt with by Dr.
Kuldeep Kaur from Dept. of Education, PU, Chandigarh, in the third technical session.