Alumni Meet of Zoology Department, PU

Chandigarh, February 10, 2019

          Demokraticfront News : A 95 years old alumna, student of the first batch of Department, Mrs.Satija was the charm of the alumni meet of the Zoology Department Alumni Association, Department of Zoology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today.

          About 90 alumni attended the programme. The Alumni members were received by the registration team and welcomed with a Tilak.

          Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, PU was the chief guest of the Programme. He highlighted the importance of such events to reconnect with the alma mater and to share their achievements with each other.

          The event was inaugurated by the distinguished guests by lamp lighting ceremony. Chairperson of the department, Dr.HarpreetKaur welcomed the gathering. She gave insights on the emotional bonding, alumni have with their alma mater.

          Dean Alumni of Panjab University Prof. Deepti Gupta was also present on this occasion and addressed the alumni. She quoted “Panjab University is like a garland having its alumni members as colorful flowers and all departments are chapters of Panjab University Alumni Association”.

          She honoured the coordinator of the Amritsar Chapter,DrJasmeetNayyar and appreciated the efforts of bringing together Alumini of the State of Punjab on one page and will be soon organising a Gala Alumni meet at Amritsar in near future.

          The inauguration was followed by a lively cultural program which started with a very devotional shabad seeking the blessings of almighty followed by a graceful classical dance, traditional himachalinaati, and a very energetic GiddhaandBhangra performance by the students. Prof. Neelima, Faculty in the Zoology Department, briefed the audience about the history, development, achievements and various projects ongoing in the department recently.

          The eminent alumni members of the Department Prof. G. Satija, Prof. O.P.Mittal, Prof. H.R. Pajni, Prof. A.K. Chawla and Prof. R.C. Sobti were felicitated for their notable contributions to the research and University. A thought provoking quiz about the University was also held. Lastly, to end things on a lighter note, the function was concluded with a stunning and emotive video of old days of department.

          The function was concluded by the Coordinator, Dr.Ravneet Kaur. The alumni members were taken to the University tour to rejuvenate their old memories and to see various Departments, Hostels and South Campus of the University.

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