Chandigarh, October 22, 2019: Department of History and its Researcher’s Society organised a seminar, here today on the theme “Historical Essence of India and Its Future” in the wake of Vigilance Awareness Week being observed by Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Professor Anju Suri, Chairperson who introduced the theme of the Seminar, emphasised on the cultural and religious diversity prevalent in India and how it leads to the unity of our nation.
Professor M.Rajivlochan delivered the inaugural address. In his address, he drew the attention of audience to the fact that with changing times the changes are seen in cultural manners and customs for which the reality check is the dire need in order to assess our own progress and the progress of our civilization and country. The analysis in totality with all the positive and negative aspects enable us to come up with innovative practices for the growth of our personalities and our nation which can make our future prosperous and brighter.
The seminar was organised by the Department for students of MA who presented 17 papers relating with various subthemes such as historical and cultural aspects, legends and historical sources, popular historical personalities, fairs, customs, Indian laws, foreign travellers, religion, ancient educational institutions of India to present their own perspective of how India is, what are its future prospects and how our nation could be further developed. The presentations were appreciated by all the guests who lauded the efforts of the students to present varied perspectives to understand the idea of India and how these ideas in totality created the idea of India as sacred and ancient land of wisdom and culture.
The students’ seminar was attended by a large number of dignitaries which include Ms and Mr Amit Prasad (IPS), the Inspector General (Ropar), Mr. R. K. Taneja (Retired IAS officer), Mrs. and Mr. Prem Singh, (former Manager of the Tribune), Ms. Suman Rana who revealed that came for the seminar after reading about it in the morning newspaper and they encouraged students to keep doing such academic activities in future.
It is for the information of the general public and students of Panjab University Teaching Departments/Colleges in particular that result of the following examinations have been declared:-
1. B.Com-3rd Year,Aug-19(Golden Chance)
2. Bachelor of Architecture-6th Semester,May-19
The students are advised to see their result in their respective Departments/Colleges/University website.
A 3-days programme on “Developing Critical Thinking Skills” was initiated in the UGC-HRDC today for the Research Scholars of Panjab University. 50 Research Scholar registered for the programme from various Departments of Sociology, Psychology, Community Education, Library & Information Science, Mathematics, University Business School, Zoology, and Botany.
The workshop will forces on themes of deconstructing arguments, reading critically, analysing your writing critically, the objective & subjective nether critical thinking and the tradition of dissent. Prof. B.S. Sohi, Pro-Vice- Chancellor of Chandigarh University, inaugurated the workshop. He highlighted the significance of taking risks, experimenting, facing failure, thinking differently and coming up with fresh perspectives. He said that the need of the hour today is to develop critical thinking skills which are indispensable for innovation, good research and a dynamic life. Prof. S.K. Tomar, Director HRDC, interacted with the participants and briefed them about the workshop.