Dr Manjeet S. Chinnan Mechanical Engineering Workshops Wing inaugurated at PAU
Participants from Canada, USA and India attended the online event
Ludhiana: The online launch ceremony of “Dr Manjeet S. Chinnan Mechanical Engineering Workshops Wing" was held at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. Participants from Canada, USA and India attended the online event. The Chinnan Foundation, headed by the alumni of PAU, has donated 1 lakh dollar to the University Endowment Fund. The fund donated aims at promoting academic and sports activities in the University. Dr Manjeet Singh Chinnan, an alumnus of College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology; and Dr Lata Mahajan Chinnan, an alumna of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, are the heads of the Chinnan Foundation.
Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, who was the chief guest, said, “The Chinnan family has extended exemplary financial support to PAU. The University and the Punjabi society are proud of you. Your help will inspire many of our colleagues to contribute for the development of academic excellence and research, faculty and students.”
Dr Manjeet Singh Chinnan said: “It is my alma-mater giving me an awesome honour. Institution is the temple of education and PAU is that temple for us.”
Dr VK Sharma, former Registrar, PAU, while sharing his reminiscences, said: “I have 55 years of long association with Chinnan family. These types of honour are widely acknowledged.”
Dr Ashok Kumar, Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, said the mechanical engineering workshops wing are the backbone of skill development. Naming them after highly acclaimed scientists will be a source of stimulation for budding engineers, he added. Dr Kumar also gave a brief introduction of Chinnan Foundation.
Mr Vikas Chinnan and Ms Shelley Chinnan, a son and a daughter of Dr Manjeet Singh Chinnan and Mrs Lata Mahajan Chinnan, said, “The Chinnan family has a strong connection with PAU. This University has a special place in our hearts.”
Dr Shammi Kapoor, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, proposed a vote of thanks.
Dr Vishal Bector, Associate Director, Industrial Linkages, conducted the programme.