Chandigarh, December 10, 2019
Multilingual Mushaira at PU
To enthrall tricity’s poetry lovers, a multilingual mushaira was organized at
the Mulk Raj Anand Auditiorium at Panjab University by the North Zone Cultural Center,
Patiala in collaboration with Panjab University Alumni Association and Department of
Urdu, Panjab University, with the likes of Shams Tabrezi and Ana Dehelvi. While the
former is a prolific Urdu poet-writer cum stage announcer, the latter is a veteran
poetess of global reputation.
The event began with Dr. Ali Abbas reiterating how mushaira is a dying art and
needs to be rescued by its connoisseur’s and admirers.
Also in attendance were Puran Singh Ahsan, a recognized Urdu poet of Punjab,
Dr. Shyam Sakha Shayam, the former Director of Haryana Sahitya Akademi and an
outstanding Hindi poet and writer, Naim Rashid, an expert in classical Urdu poetry, as
well as B.D. Kalia Hamdam, an acclaimed poet and novelist.
Gracing the occasion were Sarita Jain, a pioneer breaking new ground in Urdu
ghazaland Hindi poetry, Subhash Sahil, a fecund Urdu-Hindi explorer poet of unexplored
themes, Nalini Vibha Nazli, the only woman ghazal writer in Himachal Pradesh as well as
Urmila Kaushik Sakhi, a brilliant actor-poet from Haryana.
Leaving the audience in splits was Master Mahender from Haryana who amused
everyone with his humorous poetry. Charming everyone with his exceptional poetry was
Gurdip Gul, a classical poet of immense repute.
Sh. Jatin Salwan, a lawyer-environmentalist who draws inspiration from Shiv
Kumar Batalavi and is a prolific poet himself, recited Poems in Punjabi and Urdu.
Ms. Rani Balbir Kaur, Professor Emeritus, Department of Indian Theatre and a
theater thespian was also present on the occasion.
Prof. Deepti Gupta, Dean Alumni Relations honored the versatile poets with
tokens of appreciation and gratitude for enchanting the audience with their oratorical


Chandigarh, December 10, 2019
PU condems the assault incident
Panjab University, Chandigarh strongly condems the recent incident of assault
on woman in the Campus. Prof. Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, PU said that the incident was
very unfortunate and University is taking necessary measures to curb such kind of
incidents in future. Taking a serious note related to the security of residents,
specially women residents of the Campus, Prof. Ashwani Koul, Chief University Security
is asked to take all necessary steps on priority and any loopholes, if any, shall be
plugged immediately.
Chandigarh, December 10, 2019
A meeting of State Higher Education Council under RUSA was held here today at
State Project Directorate, Chandigarh under the Chairmanship of Professor Raj Kumar,
Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
The Council reviewed the physical and financial progress made under
infrastructure grant received from MHRD under RUSA 1.0 and 2.0.
Prof. Raj Kumar emphasised that those colleges having less utilisation of grant
may be advised to expedite the timely utilization of the grant. Details about approval
of Rs.50 crore grant under RUSA 2.0 to Panjab University under component 10 (Research
Innovation and Quality improvements) were discussed. The status of assessment and
accreditation of various affiliated colleges in Chandigarh was also reviewed and
resolved that the colleges having B+ Grade should be pro-active in initialisation
various activities leading to better NAAC score.


Chandigarh, December 10, 2019
Nukkad Natak at PU

The Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh in
collaboration with the Rotary Chandigarh Midtown, UNESCO Network Chair and Social
Substance organized Nukkad Natak in Gandhi Bhawan relating to the prevailing drug
trafficking in the Schools, Colleges, Universities on the occasion of Human Rights Day,
here today.
The members of the Red Art organization staged a play and asked the audience
members to shun away from the ill effects of the drug abuse and its related activities.
In the second segment special discussion series was organized in the Seminar Hall where
the Chairperson of the Department Dr. Manish Sharma informed the objectives of this
series of discussions being started on Human Rights Day.
Dr. Arun Kumar talked about the rights relating to the Health and the awareness
needed for the same. He talked about the incidents/things relating to the day to day
life. He also talked about his NGO, Social Substance that how they are removing the
waste from nearby houses or any surroundings and also from different offices. He talked
about minimizing the wastage of medicines left out in any household which should be
send to the needy.
Rtn Salil Bali talked about the rights of the women and also stressed that
instead of asking the corrections from the women folk we should have the counselling of
the boys and men so that they should not indulge in the wrong activities relating to
the women and also stressed that all have the equal rights of living a healthy life.
Ms. Anupam Jain stressed that the proper process relating to the rights and
emergency numbers should be shared with everyone so that the same can be utilised when
needed. She also stressed that the men should give equal respect to the women also.
Mr. Satish Verma talked about the need for change in the education system.
Dr. Manish Sharma stressed that we need to follow the concept of Gandhi as he
believed in the concept of ‘Be the Change you want to see in this world’ and he also
stressed that we need to be more focussed on our Duties than on rights.
The event was attended by large number of faculty members from other department
including Prof. M. L. Sharma, Dr. (Ms.) Navjot, Chairperson, Department of Political
Science and others.
Chandigarh, December 10, 2019
Centre for Human Rights and Duties Celebrates Human Rights Day at Masol Village
Centre for Human Rights and Duties, Panjab University Chandigarh, celebrated
International Human Rights Day today at Government Primary School, Masol Village,
District SAS Nagar (Mohali). Dr. Namita Gupta, Chairperson of the Centre and Dr. Upneet
Kaur Mangat along with the research scholars and students of the Centre carried out
various activities with the children in the school to mark the event. She stated that
though the village is just 13 km away from Chandigarh, yet there are no proper
facilities available in the school.
The programme began with making children aware about their rights and duties
towards their families and society. They were further made aware about various hygiene
practices including hand-washing technique.
Meditation session was also conducted by Ms. Baljeet Kaur (former student,
Centre for Human Rights and Duties), who explained the children the simple ways of
meditation. To make the event more interesting, fun activities like singing, dancing
and games were carried out. Children enthusiastically participated in all the
The students were served refreshments and stationery was also distributed. The
students of the Centre had visited the school earlier too and had painted the walls of
the school. In the evening, lightening of lamps was organized at the Student Centre to
mark the day. Awareness of students at the Student Centre was also done through