SMS Punjabi University organized program on women alumni in govt administration
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
The School of Management Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala today inaugurated its first of its own kind Online ‘Student-Alumni Mentorship Program Series’. The program titled – ‘Meeting Our Alumni’ focused in its very first episode, ‘Women Alumni in Government Administration’. The online program of around two hours duration live streamed on the department’s YouTube channel. The intent of going live on YouTube was to have a larger reach benefitting not only the department’s students but Management students of any university or any college. Dr. Dhiraj Sharma, Program Coordinator, while conducting the proceedings of the session welcomed all the alumni and the students and participants gathered online. Dr Navjot Kaur, Professor and Head of Department, School of Management Studies, while opening the theme and purpose behind the Alumni meet said that the School of management Studies is one of the leading Business Schools in the region. It is currently in its 51st year of existence. The department has always been very proud of its illustrious alumni. The alumni in the last five decades have occupied senior positions in Government and Corporate sectors, in India as well as abroad. They have always performed exceedingly well and brought laurels to the department and to the University. Further, she said that the series of programs has been planned with the objective in mind that our current students can learn from their seniors’ stay in the department, their careers and life choices, and also the hard work they must have put in all these years. Listening about their lives and careers, straight from them will definitely help them in crystallizing their own career paths.
The online program had women alumni from Civil Services (IAS, IRS, PCS) namely. Sukhvinder Khanna (IRS), Chief Commissioner Income Tax (Retd.); Simarjot Kaur, Additional Director cum Controller, Legal Metrology, Punjab; Hargunjit Kaur (IAS), Additional Secretary (Personnel) and Managing Director, Punjab State Cooperative Bank Ltd. And Jasleen Sandhu (PCS), Secretary, Punjab Public Service Commission. The delegates talked about their careers, hurdles they faced and how they overcame them. All the women alumni unanimously stressed on the need of hard work, discipline and self-confidence. They pointed out the role of honesty and ethics in daily work life. They felt that this generation of students, in the wake of online media, is forgetting reading books and newspapers on daily basis. Azizinder Sekhon, Program Coordinator, who was receiving online the questions from students asked the delegates on students’ behalf. The delegates answered all the questions in detail citing their personal experiences from their own lives. The closing proceedings of the session were handled by Dr Ratinder Kaur, Program Coordinator. Dr. Amrinder Singh, Professor of Marketing and Director IAS Centre, while delivering the formal vote of thanks said that the alumni of the department are invaluable assets and the department will from time to time seek their help and support for the benefit of student community.
January 8, 2021