Panjab University Alumni Association organised virtual scholarship award ceremony
Panjab University Alumni Association organized a virtual scholarship award ceremony today to celebrate and acknowledge the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of meritorious students, who stood first in various courses of Panjab University affiliated colleges and departments.
Chandigarh, April 21, 2022: Panjab University Alumni Association organized a virtual scholarship award ceremony today to celebrate and acknowledge the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of meritorious students, who stood first in various courses of Panjab University affiliated colleges and departments. The function also witnessed distribution of stipends under various endowment funds. Prof. Renu Vig, Dean University Instruction was the Chief Guest for the event and Prof. Jagtar Singh, Dean Students Welfare (Men) was guest of honour. The event was attended by over 150 students from colleges and university departments.
The event started with a welcome address by Prof. Anupama Sharma, Dean, Alumni Relations, Panjab University, started the event by welcoming all the Alumni and chief guests. She congratulated the Scholarship awardees and their proud parents and said that it is a momentous occasion where by honouring such meritorious students, we are honouring ourselves, our rich heritage and value systems for which our great heritage university has stood for since 1872. It is also the occasion to express our gratitude to all the donors who have been liberally financing such awards and providing incentives to budding students to realize their dreams. Such financial support has been of tremendous help to the PUAA.
The Chief Guest of the event, Prof Renu Vig in her motivating speech urged the students to participate in extracurricular activities, workshop, and conferences to hone their skills and to learn things beyond the curriculum. She said that the students should not burden themselves with success, but focus on diligence and consistency and with perseverance they will achieve success. She further emphasized that instead of seeking a job if you choose to be a Job Provider then it would be great for the university/ College/ School in which you studied. She emphasized on hard work and success will come automatically. God will always help you in achieving what you want.
The Guest of honor, Prof. Jagtar Singh applauded all the students and said that we all have gone through a very tough battle of COVID-19 which taught us various lessons of life. He congratulated everyone for winning the battle. He said that the relationship between university and students is similar to the relationship between the mother and a child. The bond between these two is very precious, delicate and lifelong so we should always keep it strong. He said that once a student arrives at the university, he/she became a part of it. The memories of stay in the university always stay with us. Whenever the word Alumni comes into our mind we also get a flashback of all our beautiful memories. At the end of his address, he said that there is a thin line between success and failure so never give up, keep working hard and be successful. He also requested students to share their ideas with the university.
The distribution of certificates was held after the address of both the speakers. A total of Rs. 6,09,000/- was disbursed as scholarships to 176 toppers and 15 students were given stipends through various endowment schemes. The students enthusiastically participated in the event and expressed their gratitude towards PUAA.