Chandigarh January 27, 2020-

Patriotic fevour and enthusiasm marked the 71st Republic Day Celebrations

Panjab University(PU) Campus. Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU hoisted the National
Flag at the Parade Ground which was followed by the inspection of the Guard of Honour
comprising various contingents.
PU VC while felicitating the gathering, announced enhancement of cash prize to
deserving employees from Rs. 2100/- to Rs. 5100/-. He informed that the preceding year
has been full of various achievements on various fronts including administrative,
academic and research. He further added that Panjab University has always been known
for contributing immensely to research and in order to work in this area and
consolidate PU’s position further at the national and international level, work in this
direction has already been initiated and are in the process of signing agreements with
many Universities abroad.
He urged all to work towards achieving better rankings for the forthcoming
NAAC inspection in 2022. It was further informed that all efforts are being taken to
complete the work of Multipurpose Auditorium, Girls Hostel No. 11 and a special
building for HRDC and CALEM. He urged the PU officials, faculty and employees to work
together for taking PU to greater heights despite of various challenges facing the
University. PU VC informed about Rs. 50 crores grant under RUSA 2.0. Through this
grant, around 140 projects including Cancer research, social issues, will be addressed.
Prof. Kumar appeal to one and all to associate for Swachhta Campaign in making
PU a beautiful Campus. He also solicited cooperation from all for encouraging use of
cycles in the Campus and parking the vehicles in the parking lots instead of parking on
the road. Referring to strong alumni base of PU, he said that steps are being taken to
ensure that PU alumni work hand in hand for the betterment of the University.
Earlier, Prof Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, PU in his welcome address, urged all
to work hard unitedly with determination towards their day to day responsibilities to
take PU ahead on the road to success.
On this occasion, PU employees namely Ms. Varsha Luthra, PA, Mr. SK. Nair, PA,
Mr. Kewal Krishan, Laboratory Superintendent, Mr. Parminder Singh, Sr. Assistant, Mr.
Kamal Dutt, Mrs. Rameshwari, Cleaner, Sh. Ram Singh, Peon, Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Peon, Sh.
Bahadur, Temporary Mali, were felicitated with cash award of Rs.2100/- each,
commendation certificate and a memento in recognition of their distinguished services.
Further, some employees were also recognized for their work by presenting them
commendation certificate.
Colourful cultural programme enthralled the audience. It started with a
patriotic song titled ‘Anekta Mein Ekta’ by the students of PU Music Department
followed by a patriotic song Bharat Hamko Jaan Se Pyara Hai by students of Guru Gobind
Singh Vidya Mandir.
Malwai Gidha by Govt. College Karamsar and Incredible India Dance by Ankur
School Students followed the patriotic song.
All senior officials of PU, Senate and Syndicate members, Deans, PUTA
President, faculty, students and their families were present on the occasion.