Chandigarh October 12, 2018
Curtain Raiser: 7th PU Foundation Day Lecture
Panjab University, Chandigarh is celebrating its 7th PU Foundation Day Lecture
On October 13, 2018 and Prof.N.Radhakrishnan, Chairman of Gandhi Peace Mission, Prof.
Emeritus and visiting faculty to several world’s prestigious Universities and Peace
Emeritus is coming to deliver a special lecture on the topic ‘Role of Universities in
rediscovering the legacy of Gandhi: Baa-Bapu 150 Assessment’. The programme will be
starting from 10.00 am in Golden Jubilee Hall, PU.
The post-Gandhi generation in the Indian Universities who have been nurtured in
a civilization which Gandhi condemned have scarcely understood Gandhi for a variety of
reasons. The global celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi which began on
2nd October this year should therefore be occasion to rediscover the legacy of Gandhi
with particular emphasis on the changing functional contours of the aspirations and
perceptions of the youth in the Universities.
Gandhian thinker, peace-activist, educator and author of over 75 books in
English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil on Gandhi, Peace, Education and Harmony, Professor
Neelakanta Radhakrishnan is presently Chairman of Gandhi Peace Mission, Professor
Emeritus and visiting Faculty to several of world’s prestigious Universities and Peace
Institutes. As an influential academic and peace worker he has also the reputation of
being one of world’s topmost trainers in nonviolence and runs regular training programs
in Nonviolent Conflict-Management, besides organizing seminars, workshops on Gandhi-
philosophy and Culture of Peace. He concluded a highly ambitious global lecture series
of 250 Lectures on Gandhi, Satyagraha, Peace and Culture in April 2018 at World Bank,
Washington.
As a national recognition to his work and leadership the Government of India
appointed him (1990) to head Director of Gandhi Smriti (National Gandhi Memorial) the
premier Gandhi Institute established by the Government at the erstwhile Birla House in
New Delhi where Gandhi was assassinated in 1948. The Prime Minister is the Chairman of
the managing committee of this premier Gandhi Centre. In a major national initiative
during the 125th birth anniversary of Gandhi he designed an exhibition on Gandhi and
Global Nonviolent and put it up at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Radhakrishnan also led nonviolent training programmes in several conflict zones
in the world such as Cyprus, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Columbia besides running similar
programmes in many areas of conflict across India during the last fifty years.
He has been conferred the prestigious Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Prize for 2017
in April 2018 by The Atlanta based Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and
Morehouse College in recognition for his efforts to guide the world to mutual respect
based on his demonstrated commitment and action for courageous dialogue and for
humanity to overcome barriers to a more peaceful future.”
The national and international community has honored him with several
prestigious awards/ recognitions and titles.

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Chandigarh October 12, 2018

Looking for Career Counselling in Basic Sciences:
Apply for DST INSPIRE Internship Camps at PU
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has invited applications from Class XI / taken
admission into Class XII Science Students for fully funded 8th DST Inspire Internship
Camp at PU.
DST Inspire Internship Program Centre, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Panjab University is going to organize two fully funded DST INSPIRE Internship Camps
from November 14-18, 2018and December 18-22, 2018. The students participating in this
five day camp will have an excellent opportunity to interact with10-12 Bhatnagar
Awardees, Academy Fellows and Eminent Scientists from National Institutes like IISc,
IITs, IISERs, NIPERs, CSIR, ICMR, DST, DBT, central/state universities, research
centers, TIFR, BARC, NCL, JNCASR, NBRC, NCBS etc. in the science streams (Physics,
Chemistry, Mathematics, Life Sciences and Earth Sciences).
The students would be provided career counseling, career options in basic
sciences thought provoking lectures, open discussions, laboratory demonstrations,
hands-on innovative experiments, encourage group activities, facilitated self-learning,
close interactions, and motivation towards independent thoughts and inquiry-based
questions. Hands-on laboratory sessions will be organized in all science
departments(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Anthropology,
Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Computer Science, UIET, UICET,
Nuclear Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences)of Panjab University where students will
perform small experiments along with chat with senior science faculty.
Total 800 students (400 for each camp) will be selected on the basis of their
marks in class X examination. The principals are requested to recommend all eligible
students, who are presently studying science subjects in class XI / taken admission
into Class XII Science.
Eligibility Criteria: Cut-off marks in class X examination – for CBSE – CGPA -
A1; ICSE – 95%; Haryana – 93%; Punjab – 88.1%; Himachal – 93.5%; Uttar Pradesh- 72.6%;
Uttarakhand – 87%; Rajasthan – 83.1%; J&K – 87.2%; Gujrat – 86.4%). All the
participating students will be provided travel expenses, accommodation (outstation
candidates), meals and study materials for all five days of the camp.
There is no registration fee. Registration will be on first come first serve
basis. Completed registration form (hard copy) along with attested copy of class X mark
sheet recommended by the Principal should reach Dr Anurag Kuhad, Program Coordinator,
DST INSPIRE Internship Program, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab
University, Chandigarh - 160014 on or before November 01, 2018. For announcement,
application forms and other information, please visit http://inspire.puchd.ac.in or e-
mail at anurag.kuhad.pu@gmail.com.
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Chandigarh October 12, 2018

A FIRST OF ITS KIND, LEGAL AID CLINIC AT PU BOYS HOSTEL No. 4
A first of its kind, a Legal Aid Clinic was organized at Sardar Vallabh Bhai
Patel Hall, Boy’s Hostel No. 4 of the Panjab University. The clinic was inaugurated by
Prof. Emanual Nahar, Dean Student Welfare (DSW), Panjab University, Chandigarh who
appreciated the initiative and said to contribute fully for this unique cause.
Prof. Nahar, DSW in his address said that Legal Aid is the constitutional
provision of assistance to people otherwise unable to afford legal representation and
access to the court system. Prof. Nahar highlighted that the Legal Aid Society of the
University Institute of Legal Studies, is taking its commitment of rendering effective
and accessible legal aid a notch higher and has launched the scheme of ‘Mobile Legal
Aid Clinics’ under which they would organize legal aid clinics at various places which
would be more accessible for the masses to seek redressal of their grievances.
As a part of the said initiative, the Legal Aid Society members of the
University Institute of Legal Studies addressed the residents, mess workers and other
staff members of the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall about various social issues
pertaining to the downtrodden sections of the society and also made them aware about
their legal and fundamental rights. The primary focus of such awareness had been child
rights, whose redressal is the need of the hour. The clinic also addressed one-to-one
individual problems as well, providing legal consultancy and advice to the aggrieved
people.
The Legal Aid Society is celebrating the year 2018-19 as the year of ‘Child
Rights’ pursuant to which it has taken and will taking various initiatives for
furthering the cause of child rights and spreading awareness about the various evils
jeopardizing the holistic growth of children.
This clinic was conducted by the members of the Legal Aid Society under the
leadership of Adarsh Maurya, Kunal Soni and Kiran Kumar.

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Chandigarh October 12, 2018
Two day’s lecture series at PU
To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Department of Philosophy,
Panjab University, Chandigarh organized two day’s lecture series entitled: (I) Gandhi
and Economy (II) Gandhi and Religion on 11th and 12th October, 2018. Prof. B. Sambasiva
Prasad, Professor of Philosophy of Gitam School of Gandhian Studies, Gitam University
Vishakhapatnam and Senior Research fellow of Indian Council of Philosophical Research
(ICPR) New Delhi delivered the lectures.
He discussed and explored “Gandhi’s Economy and its relevance in present Economic World
order” with reference to Indian Socio Political Context. The second day of lecture
series was started with a deliberation on ‘Gandhi and Religion’ whereby the speaker
differentiated between the Absolute and Relative Religious. The speaker emphasized that
Gandhi ranked a Moral man superior to an immoral religious man.
An appreciation with regard to transformation of heart in Gandhian thought was the
highlight of the event. The event was attended by the faculty members and students. The
Chairperson, Dr. Shivani Sharma thanked the Speaker for visiting the department.

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Chandigarh October 12, 2018
Two lectures organized on Islam at PU
The Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized two
lectures by Dr. Mohd. Habib Associate Professor of Department Religious Studies,
Punjabi University, Patiala, here today. The topics of the lectures were, ‘Society of
Arabs before and after the prophet Hazrat Mohammed’.
Delivering his lectures Prof. Habib divided the topic into three parts First was about
the fundamentals of Islam , Second was The status of Arab Society before prophet
Mohammad and the third was Status of Arab Society after Mohammad Sahib. Dr. Habib
mentioned that Islam is basically misunderstood by its followers and non followers as
it was not rightly understood according to its basic sources which are the Holy Quran,
Sunna and Hadith, He expressed that Islam is a religion of peace and harmony . It
stands to unity of God and equality of mankind. It propagates universality of divinity
and faith. It co-relates and creates understanding with all the faiths of the world.
After the lectures a healthy discussion was made by the students and Prof.
Habib answered their questions very well.
Prof. Jaspal Kaur Kaang, Academic head of the Department thanked the scholars and the
teachers came from the other Departments. She expressed that lecture was specially
organized for the students of MA Comparative Study of Religion the course which is
going on in the Department since 2016. The lecture was hold under the series of holding
special lectures.