Chandigarh August 12, 2020

TREE PLANTATION DRIVE AND HAND MADE BAGS MADE BY CHILDREN OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS LAUNCHED AT PANJAB UNIVERSITY

On the occasion of Shri Krishan Janamashtmi and International Youth Day ,Dr. Parveen Kumar, Warden, Boys Hostel No. 5, Panjab University organized a Plantation Drive at the hostel premises in the presence of Professor S.K. Tomar, Dean Student Welfare (Men) and Prof. Sukhbir Kaur, Dean Student Welfare (Women) .

After the Plantation drive, the DSWs released the Handmade Bags made by the children of migrant construction workers. These children are living at the different construction sites of Panjab University campus sector 14, Chandigarh. All these bags were prepared by the waste newspapers under the guidance of Ms.Ishita Choudhary, student from Centre for Social Work, PU. Ishita is teaching these children since May 23rd 2020 on regular basis. These bags were prepared under the project Read to Lead...Kalam, Kitab aur Khwaeishen lead by Gaurav Gaur, Assistant Professor and NSS, Programme Officer, Panjab University.

Appreciating the efforts put-in by Ms Ishita in teaching and imparting this vocational training to the students, Prof Tomar said "What better we could have to mark this International Youth Day, today, where our own University students' have come forward and voluntarily serving the children in need. They are doing their best during this pandemic times". He interacted with these children and asked about their interests, daily routine, future plans and about their families etc.

Prof Sukhbir Kaur, DSW (W) also interacted with these children and motivated them to pursue their studies whole heartedly.

Dr. Gaurav Gaur shared that, this initiative has two objectives like: teaching these children a vocational skill and promoting healthly and safe environment by optimum utilisation of waste newspapers.

Dr. Parveen Kumar, Warden Boys Hostel no. 5, while applauding the efforts, offered his support in sustaining such initiatives.

Those who were present at this occasion and planted a sapling included Dr. Bharat, Warden Boys Hostel No. 4, Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Warden Boys Hostel No. 1, Dr. Anju Goyal, Warden Girls Hostel No. 1, Dr. Vishal Sharma, Warden Boys Hostel No. 8, and Dr. Simran, Warden Girls Hostel No. 8.

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Chandigarh August 12, 2020

Second Balramji Dass Tandon Memorial Lecture to be organized by Panjab University on 14 August

BJP National President Shri JP Nadda to deliver the lecture

Late Shri Balramji Dass Tandon continues to rule the hearts of people all over the country especially North India. Shri Tandon who considered his compassion and services as his religion whereas his name is taken with pride and honor by North Indians even today.

Balramji Dass Tandon served as the Councilor of Municipal Corporation, Amritsar for 13 years. Along with being an RSS pracharak (propagator), Balramji Dass Tandon was a founder member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh. After that Shri Tandon was an MLA for almost 24 years, and was Minister and Deputy Chief Minister for nine years. During the last moments of his life, he served as the Governor of Chhattisgarh State from 2014 to 2018.

On 14 August 2018, his demise brought a wave of mourn across the country. To appraise about his life’s achievements to the new generation, Punjab University and his son Sanjay Tandon jointly initiated an annual Balramji Dass Tandon Memorial Lecture on the death anniversary of demised soul.

Under the aegis of Punjab University and Balramji Dass Tandon Charitable Foundation, the first Balramji Dass Tandon Memorial Lecture was organized last year on August 14 at Law Auditorium, Panjab University to mark the first death anniversary of Balramji Dass Tandon. Honorable Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu delivered the first memorial lecture themed on ‘honesty in public life’.

Carrying on the same legacy, on August 14, the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Shri JP Nadda will be virtually addressing the program as the Chief Guest to deliver the keynote address of second Balramji Dass Tandon Memorial Lecture. It will be broadcast live on all social media platforms / accounts of Tandon family and Panjab University.

Such lectures inspire the masses that how an individual survives with facing the difficulties of life by the dint of his faith and determination to eventually give his future generations a prosperous opportunity. The life of Sh Balramji Das Tandon is an inspiration in which Punjab University and Balramji Dass Tandon Charitable Foundation is always striving to inspire and create awareness among the society.