CHANDIGARH,29.05.23-The 2-day multidisciplinary national conference titled 'Transformation, Survival and Sustainability in a Post Covid World and Creating a New Bharat: Some Dimensions from Punjab and Haryana State' culminated at Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women with a valedictory function.
Organised by the Postgraduate Department of Economics of the college, the conference was sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), North-Western Regional Centre, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof. P. S. Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, SRM University, Sonepat, graced the event as the Chief Guest and, Prof. Nishtha Jaswal, Vice Chancellor, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla and Sh. R. C. Jeevan, Governing Body Member, DAV Managing Committee, New Delhi were the Guests of Honour.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Economics Department to organise this conference on a highly relevant topic that witnessed participation of over 170 delegates from different parts of the country. Talking about the indefatigable spirit of the institution that remained alive even during the pandemic, Dr. Bhargava informed that the institution not only played a proactive role in keeping the flame of knowledge burning during those testing times but also helped students maintain their psychological well-being through the Geetanjali Counselling Helpline.
Prof. P. S. Jaswal congratulated the college for the successful organisation of the conference on a timely theme. Talking about economic transformation, Prof. Jaswal asserted that the Indian economy has to be revived by undertaking reformative measures in different fields including education, healthcare, agriculture, environment conservation, etc. He further added that if the world has to be transformed and the challenges are to be met, humans have to adopt a positive attitude.

An alumnus of the college, Prof. Nishtha Jaswal began her address by expressing gratitude to her gurus who played an instrumental role in shaping her future. In her thought-provoking address, she asserted that unity of purpose and collectiveness of minds helps to tide over any crisis. Asserting that those people who bring about change are the transformers, Prof. Nishtha said that global transformation can be brought about only when one transforms self. Mehr Jyoti- the annual magazine of the college was also released on this occasion. A presentation of the rich cultural heritage of different Indian states with the overarching message of unity filled the audience with patriotic fervour. The event culminated with awarding of certificates to the delegates and the members of the organising committee by the dignitaries.