Punjabi University virtually celebrated its 60th Foundation Day

Punjabi University virtually celebrated its 60th Foundation Day

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in

Dedicated to Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiat, Punjabi University Patiala which was established on April 30, 1962, organized its 60th Foundation Day Function via online mode, which was attended by nearly 7000 students, researchers, teachers, non-teaching staff and many other people.  Chancellor of the University,  VP Singh Badnore (Governor Punjab) in his message on 60th Foundation Day Celebration, said that this University has made remarkable achievements in various fields while fullfilling its mission. He congratulated the newly  appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University Prof Arvind.

In his Message,  Chief Minister Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh said that it is a matter of   great pride that Punjabi University  was established on the recommendations of the Commission headed by Maharaja Yadvindra Singh. He made a special mention that this University has not only excelled in Punjabi language, literature and culture but has also imparted knowledge in the fields of science,  media, law, etc. He especially hoped that this University will grow and develop further in the coming times under the able leadership of Prof. Arvind.

On this occasion,  Minister for Higher Education . Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that there is a very long list of achievements made by Punjabi University and he feels greatly proud of that. While congratulating  Prof. Arvind he said that Punjabi University would keep marching ahead for the technological advancements to promote the Punjabi language.

Preneet Kaur, while congratulating the University, in her video message said that she has very fond memories and a deep bonding with this University because she has seen it growing and developing over the years. She especially talked about the days when the University had developed a software to learn Punjabi language with a special funding by her from MPLADS to help the children of the people living abroad.

Punjabi University virtually celebrated its 60th Foundation Day

Dr. Surjit Patar, distinguished Punjabi poet and a proud alumni of Punjabi University, said that the cherished memories and moments spent here as a student are his lifetime treasures which inspired him to serve and promote the Punjabi language.

He said that Punjabi University continues to promote  the great Punjabi language, which remains a treasured gift  to us by our  great Gurus,Sufis and Saints. He said that technological advancements today have a great scope for the futuristic  development  of all languages. He hoped that in the coming times the  Punjabi language will grow further with technological advancements under the leadership of Prof. Arvind.

Dr. J.S. Grewal, eminent historian, shared his varied experiences with historical references. He said that he remained associated with Punjabi University as Visiting Professor and Professor of Eminence and the University has contributed a lot in many of his major works in the field of history.

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Arvind, PUP, in his presidential address, said that Punjabi University belongs to all the Punjabis in the world and therefore every Punjabi across the world should take great pride and develop a strong bonding with the University. He said that we will need to work to develop interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary courses to move ahead in the 21st century. He also said that to impart education in Science and in almost every field , we will need to make technological advancements in Punjabi language.

The dignitaries who joined the Foundation Day Function included ,  Ravneet Kaur, IAS, Former Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Karamjit Singh, Vice-Chancellor,Jagat Guru Nanak Dev University, Patiala,  Jagbir Singh Cheema, Vice-Chancellor, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Sports University, Patiala, Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Dr. Arun Grover, former Vice-Chancellor, PU Chandigarh, Prof. Kavita Dorai IISER Mohali, Prof. B. S. Ghuman, Former Vice-Chancellor, PUP, Mr. Harinderpal Singh Harry Maan, Syndicate member PUP.

Punjabi University virtually celebrated its 60th Foundation Day. Prof. Pushpinder Singh Gill, DAA delivered his welcome speech and the formal vote of thanks was presented  by Dr. Varinder Kaushik, Registrar.

April 30,2021