Chandigarh, December 6, 2019

147th Birth Anniversary of Bhai Vir Singh Ji celebrated at PU

The Department of Guru Nanak Sikh studies, Panjab University,
Chandigarh celebrated the 147th Birth Anniversary of Bhai Vir Singh,
father (Pitama) of Modern Punjabi Literature on 5th December 2019. The
Research Scholars and Students of the department spoke on each aspects
of literary contribution of Bhai Vir Singh as on his poetry , Prose,
Fiction, Drama, Koshkari, interpretation etc. At the beginning of the
programme a few poems of Bhai Vir Singh Ji were recited. The students
also made discussion on the fiction creation of Bhai Vir Singh as on
his Novels-Sundari, Vijay Singh, Satwant Kaur, Bhai Naudh Singh as
historical romance.

Professor Jaspal Kaur Kaang Academic Incharge of the Department
expressed her views about the valuable and rich literary contribution
of Bhai Vir Singh and remembered him as a Great poet of Small poems
‘fBehnK eftsktK dk tZvk ethÓ. Dr. Kaang also explained the aspect of
KUDRAT in his poetry. The programme was graced by Manmohan Singh Daoun
and research scholars of other department also attended it.
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Chandigarh, December 6, 2019

UIFT, PU Hosted its first Alumni Meet

Amidst much excitement and cheer, the University Institute of Fashion
Technology & Vocational Development (U.I.F.T & V.D.), Panjab
University, Chandigarh hosted its first alumni meet- Reconnect 2019,
here today.

Students who passed out of the department in the last few years and
are currently running their own entrepreneurial ventures participated
with fervor. Soni Makkar, who owns the popular design label with her
own name (flagship store in sector 8) was the Special Guest of Honour.
Her recent venture Sohni Apparel Design is the online extension of her
brand SOHNI. Addressing the alumni and current batch of students, she
said, “I did not have a formal training in fashion which you all are
fortunate to have. It all began with learning stitching in holidays
during college days- just to acquire skill set. From crafting outfits
for my family, then starting a small venture with three tailors and a
master, eventually the brand became so big that it now inspires many.”
Prof. Sween, the founder-coordinator of UIFT was a Guest of Honour at
the occasion.

Manpreet Walia, an entrepreneur and a former student of UIFT who runs
her own fashion boutique in Mohali, said, “I feel honoured to be back
at my alma mater. I would love to offer internship to ongoing batches
and whatever industrial training I can offer, I will be happy to
provide.” There were special performances for the alumni by present
students- Anjali and Pushpanjali of BSc 3 semester. UIFT students also
gifted SWAGs to the alumni.

“This department has grown from 2 rooms and 9 students to now 200+
students from 2007 to 2019, it is overwhelming for us to see it
growing unfathomably over the years,” added Dr. Prabhdip Brar,
Chairperson, UIFT and Patron-in-Chief of ‘Reconnect’. Department
students had displayed their creative work in the corridors for the
alumni to see their work and give suggestions. The event was organized
by the Patron of the Alumni Association- Reconnect- Dr. Rita Kant.

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Chandigarh, December 6, 2019

GIAN Workshop at PU

The ongoing international workshop under Global Initiative of Academic
Networks (GIAN) at Panjab University, Chandigarh on “Issues In
Diversity and Difference for Inclusive Education" had an enriching
lectures on teacher education and classroom interaction, teaching
strategies and evaluation by Prof. Ratna Ghosh, Professor of
Education, McGill university Canada. It was followed by a workshop on
the theme Unpacking inclusive education through current events. In
the concluding session Right to be different- appreciating diversity
was discussed by Prof. Ratna Ghosh.
The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Devinder Singh, Deptt. of Laws
and Secretary State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), Session Judge
Shri Mahavir Singh on 2/12/19. GIAN coordinator Prof. SK Mehta gave an
overview of the MHRD scheme which allows the university to invite an
expert faculty from a foreign university to give international
perspective for the benefit of Indian teachers and researchers.

Prof Nandita and Prof. Latika from department of Education are the
local coordinators for this course. This is the only course which is
not from the faculty of science and technology to be approved by the
national committee and apex committee.
There are 36 participants comprising of research scholars from BHU, PU
and IIT Madras, assistant professors from colleges and Panjab
University, director of NIOS regional centre and school teachers
attending the course. Prof. S.K. Mehta GIAN coordinator informed that
this is the only course approved in social science category.