Chandigarh July 7, 2018

PU dedicates Shooting Range to Kargil Hero
“Heroes Never Die, They Live On”
Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh dedicated State of Art Indoor Shooting Range
in honour of Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra, PVC, Kargil War Hero here today. Sh.
Manpreet Badal, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Government of Punjab unveiled the plaque
of Captain Batra at the shooting range, PU.
Hon’ble Finance Minister, while referring to the brave sacrifice of Captain
Batra, said that many people come and go from this world but some people come but
never go, they become immortal. He urged the youth to take the pledge for fighting
against drug addiction, bribery, poverty and unemployment. He conveyed from his heart
the message from the land of Punjab that there should be no compromise on the bravery
and dedication for saving the nation from all outside forces. He also appreciated
Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor for taking the initiative of dedicating the
shooting range in name of Captain Vikram Batra.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor, while expressing gratitude to Government of
Punjab and Hon’ble Minister of Finance, said that it is a great honour of Panjab
University to dedicate the shooting range as ‘Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC Shooting
Range’. The VC further added that he was an alumnus of Panjab University who stayed in
Hostel No. 1 at the PU Campus, pursuing MA English in 1995-96 Session after completing
his B.Sc. from DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh.
Col. Rajiv Kapoor, CO, 13 JAK RIF while complementing the Punjab Government
and the University for the noble deed of naming the shooting range said that Capt.
Vikram Batra was one in a billion having three characteristics namely passion for
country, compassion for subordinates and common public and bravery of the highest
level. He shared the journey of Capt. Batra as a baby of the Battalion to a Hero of
the Nation. His bravery, sacrifice, charm, infectious smile still nests all hearts. He
further added that Heroes never die, they live on.
Sh. Vishal Batra, twin brother of Capt. Batra, emotionally thanked everyone on
Martyrdom Day of Capt. Batra and said that he was a great inspiration for youngsters.
Lt. Gen. K.J. Singh, AVSM (Retd.), Maharaja Ranjit Singh Chair Professor,
Department of Defence & National Security Studies, PU in his welcome address said that
Capt. Batra made impossible to possible by showing his bravery in the Kargil war. He
informed that Pakistan called him ‘Sher Shah’.
Col. G.S.Chadha (Retd.), Registrar, PU expressed his appreciation and
gratitude to the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Punjab for accelerating the process in
helping to achieve this deadline of organizing this event on the Martyrdom Day i.e.
7th July, 2018.
The event was also graced by Major General K. Manmeet Singh and Subedar Sanjay
Kumar, PVC, 13 JAK RIF. Senior officials of PU were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, Hon’ble Punjab Finance Minister unveiled the plaque of Shaheed Bhagat
Singh at Arts Block II, PU.


Chandigarh July 7, 2018
PU Syndicate Meeting Postponed

The Panjab University Syndicate meeting initially to be convened at 10.00 am
on July 7, 2018 was rescheduled in view of an event at the Campus, which envisaged
unveiling of the portrait and a write ups on Shaheed Bhagat Singh and Shaheed Captain
Vikram Batra, PVC in Arts Block-II (named as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Hall) and PU
Shooting Range (named in Honour of Captain Vikram Batra) which was inaugurated by Sh.
Manpreet Badal, Hon’ble Minister of Finance, Government of Punjab. Shaheed Captain
Vikram Batra, PVC had attained martyrdom on July 7, 1999. All the Syndicate members
were invited for the event.
Prof. Arun K Grover, Vice Chancellor and Col. G.S. Chadha (Retd.), Registrar,
Panjab University, Chandigarh reached the venue of the Syndicate meeting after the
conclusion of the above event. Only two syndicate members were present at the venue
when VC arrived. The VC waited till 11.30 am but the other members did not reach for
the meeting.
The Syndicate meeting therefore could not be further progressed due to
insufficient quorum. The Syndicate meeting on June 10, 2018 had also to be postponed
as only five members had arrived for the meeting. The quorum on that day was complete,
however, on the suggestion of one of the Syndicate members, the meeting was postponed.
The said Syndicate member did not arrive today.
The agenda of today’s meeting included 20 items left over from June 10, 2018
meeting, 46 items which were forwarded a week ago and 16 items submitted as
supplementary items two days ago. The agenda papers also included several items for
ratification and information.