Republic Day celebrated with festivity at PU

Panjab University, Chandigarh

Republic Day celebrated with festivity at PU

Panjab University celebrated the 63rd Republic Day of the Nation with fervour and enthusiasm at its Campus today. The celebrations began with the flag unfurling ceremony by Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University. The Vice-Chancellor took salute and inspected the guard of honour presented to him by an impressive march past comprising the contingents of Panjab University security staff, the Ankur School students of the campus and the band from Guru Gobind Singh Vidya Mandir, Ratwara Sahib.

Professor R.C. Sobti began his address by commemorating the signing of the Indian Constitution on January 26, 1950. He said “over the last 60 odd years, we the people of India have demonstrated the qualities of justice, equality, liberty and fraternity in ensuring that today our nation is a force to be reckoned with in both sectoral and global fora”.

Emphasizing on the role that a University can play in a nation’s progress, Prof. Sobti said “Panjab University as a premier Institution of higher education is playing a significant role by spearheading path breaking, problem solving research and action. We have always made sincere attempts at aligning our research pursuits with the vision driving our country. Recognition of our two centres under potential for excellence scheme of U.G.C. has given boost to the young faculty and students”. He also said that 50 per cent of the country’s population is below the age of 25 years and we have the responsibility of shaping the youth into both educated and literate leaders who will take on the mantle of India’s growth.

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