Chandigarh February 9, 2018
Three Days Rose Fest Kicks off at PU

        The 9th Panjab University Rose Festival to be held from February 9-11, 2018 was
inaugurated today by Prof. Meenakshi Malhotra, Dean of University Instruction, Panjab
University at Prof. R.C. Paul Rose Garden by taking a round of all the canopies of
various activities. She appreciated the efforts of the Horticulture department, PU for
presenting the great show.
        Col G S Chadha(Retd), Registrar,PU in his welcome address said that The Rose
Festival was started eight years before and has been improved each year with various
initiatives of The University Horticulture department.He urged all to participate  and
enjoy the festivities.
         A variety of cultural programmes were presented by the students of Ankur
School, Panjab University, Guru Gobind Singh Vidya Mandir, Ratwara Sahib & NSS
volunteers. The audience enjoyed and applauded these performances.
        Dr. Parminder Duggal, Principal, Ankur School, Mrs. Ritu Oberoi, Principal,
Guru Gobind Singh Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Ratwara Sahib, Mr. Jashan Kamboj,
President, Panjab University Campus Students’ Council, Dr. (Mrs.) Navdeep Sharma, NSS
Coordinator were awarded for their valuable contribution towards the festival. The Dean
of University Instruction also appreciated the efforts of Horticulture Division for
maintaining the garden.
        Flower Competition was also held today. About 500 participants put up their
displays in their competition in 50 categories. Chandigarh Housing Board bagged maximum
no. of prizes (19) followed by St. Soldier International School (16). Other prominent
winners were CSIO & SGGS College.
        The winners of the Photography Competition are :  1st Prize: - Parmod Gautam,
2nd Prize: - Barira, 3rd Prize: - Ajitesh Balaini and Consolation: - Onir,  in Open and
School Categories of Panjab University (PU) Rose Festival. Large number of visitors
visited the Rose Festival venue. They enjoyed and appreciated the displayed flowers and
photograph exhibition.
        School Band competition of various schools was also held today for the first
time in the tricity. Ankur School stood first and Shishu Niketan Public School stood
second in the competition.
        In the evening, Fashion Competition ‘Retro 2018’ and performance by Rock Band
will be held at 7.00 p.m. at Old Convocation Ground, Panjab University, Chandigarh
.Winners of Photography Competition and Flower Competition were  awarded in the
evening.
        On the second day of the festival, competitions of Singing, Rangoli, Collage
Making, Slogan Writing and Face Painting will be organized. On third day, competitions
of Rose Prince & Princess, Poetic Recitation, Dancing Competition, Mehandi, Painting
Competition and Fancy Dress will be organized. Competition like Dancing, Singing, Rose
prince & Princess, Fancy Dress & Painting have received a large no. of entries.
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Chandigarh February 9, 2018

By-Election Of PU Senate held
The Panjab University, Chandigarh under the Heads of affiliated Arts Colleges
Constituency held  election of one Ordinary Fellow,here today.
        Two candidates contested for the same namely Sh Dharam Singh and Sh Rajesh
Kumar Mahajan. Sh Mahajan won by getting 44 votes against 25  by Sh Dharam singh.
The result was declared by Col G S Chadha(Retd), Registrar, PU and the Returning
Officer.