Republic Day Celebrations at P.U. Campus
Greetings, Guard of Honour, Patriotic Songs, dances, thematical programmes creating social awareness, distribution of sweets and snacks formed part of Republic Day celebrations at Panjab University Campus here today. Prof. R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University hoisted the national flag. The University felicitated the Vice-Chancellor on conferment of Padma Shri and also for his contribution to boosting ecological awareness. Addressing the gathering, Prof. Sobti cautioned against complacence and to ensure a growth process to make our nation even more socially inclusive and regionally balanced. He called for result oriented actions, endeavour to become formidable force of transformation and to inculcate a sense of responsibility and positive attitude. The priority in research should be to find meaningful solutions to chronic and crippling problems plaguing our society. Prof. Sobti emphasized the need to take higher education to the doorstep of people and shared that the University had recently set up a Regional Centre at Nathuwala in a rural area in Dist. Moga of Punjab. The University should aim at producing men and women of integrity and character. Prof. Sobti also motivated the gathering to take oath to make the University Campus academically and socially vibrant, free from pollution, garbage and violence. He exhorted the gathering to work for making Campus more and more green and one of the best Campuses in the country. Prof. Sobti prayed speedy recovery of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The celebrations also witnessed appreciation and awards to those who had done commendable work. Those who were honoured for their commitment, sincerity and alacrity included:- 1. Sh. Baljinder Singh, Security Guard 2. Sh. Gurpreet Singh, Security Guard 3. Sh. Jagjit Singh, Security Guard 4. Sh. Neeraj Kumar, Security Guard 5. Sh. Gaurav Sharma, Security Guard 6. Sh. Ratna Bhadur Chettri, Security Guard 7. Sh. Anil Thakur, S.D.E., Horticulture 8. Sh. Bachan Singh, Sr. Assistant, Legal Cell/Estate 9. Sh. Ram Raj Verma, Mali 10. Sh. Rakesh Kumar, Mali 11. Sh. Lalit Kumar, Mali 12. Sh. Om Parkash, Mali 13. Sh. Narain Singh, Mali 14. Sh. Lakhbir Singh, Mali 15. Sh. Jarnail Singh, Mali 16. Sh. Sanjay, Cleaner 17. Sh. Balbir Singh, Cleaner 18. Sh. Gautam, Cleaner 19. Sh. Ram Kumar, Cleaner 20. Sh. Surinder Singh, Cleaner 21. Sh. Sunil Gill, Cleaner 22. Sh. Biram Pal, Cleaner 23. Sh. Shiv Lal Yadav, Security Officer 24. Sh. Lalita Parshad, Security Guard The Vice-Chancellor appreciated Dr. B.S. Sohi, Director, U.I.E.T., Sh. Vijay Pal Singh, Chief Security Officer and Dr. Mohanmeet Khosla, Chairperson, School of Mass Communication Studies for their commendable work. The Vice-Chancellor also appreciated Mrs. Rajinder Uppal, Principal, Ankur School, Ms. Leena Verma, Principal, Guru Gobind Singh Vidya Mandir, Ratwara Sahib and NCC Cadets of Navodaya Vidayala for making this programme a success. The children from these schools presented a colourful pageant and regaled the audience by their wonderful performances.