Screening Camp for Eyes on 24,05,2022

Chandigarh May 24, 2022

A free screening camp for eyes  was organized by Boys’ Hostel no. 3, at Bhai Ghanaiya Ji Institute of Health, Panjab University Chandigarh in collaboration with Department of Ophthalmology, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh. Dr. J.S. Sehrawat, Warden, Boys Hostel No. 3, and Dr. Rupinder Kaur, CMO, BGJ Institute, Panjab University Chandigarh coordinated the successful organization of eye screening camp on 24.05.2022.

Dr. Sudesh Arya and his team comprising of four doctors, junior residents, five optometrists and eye-donation counselors started the screening camp from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. More than 250 students, faculty members, staff and their family members were examined for their vision, any pathology/problem and few were also referred for checking their spectacle numbers etc.  Individuals with serious eye defects were refereed to GMCH-32, Chandigarh for their comprehensive check-up and screening. Guidance was also given to the patients regarding eye related diseases for those patients diagnosed for having such problem. The organizers also distributed free eye drops and medicines to the needy patients in the camp. “Such initiatives are helpful for the people who cannot afford expensive procedures and medicines, said Dr. Sudesh Arya, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.    Eye donation pledge were also submitted by some participants in the camp. Dr. Sehrawat, Warden, BH-3 thanked the GMCH-32 team and CMO, BGJ institute for coordination in this humanitarian effort towards the service of humanity.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Chandigarh May 24, 2022

In an effort to contribute towards the National “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan”, a cleanliness drive was organized by the Department of Zoology in association with NSS Unit of Panjab University, Chandigarh on May 24, 2022. The drive was headed by Dr. Y.K. Rawal, Chairperson and coordinated by Dr. Archana Chauhan, Swachhata co-ordinator, Department of Zoology and Dr. Simran Preet and Dr. Vivek Kumar, NSS program officers. A total of 200 persons including faculty, students and staff members of the department along with NSS volunteers participated in this activity.  A “Trash to Treasure” competition on the Theme “What you throw away can throw up a new idea.” was also carried out.  16 students submitted their product made from waste material. Prof. Neelima R. Kumar and Prof. V.K. Walia judged the products submitted by the participants. Ms. Tanya Gupta won the first prize, Ms. Shivani sinhmar got the second prize, Ms. Anchal Mehta got the Third prize. Ms. Dhriti Bragta and Ms. Alka won the consolation prizes.

Interaction with Department Chairpersons

Chandigarh May 24, 2022

An interaction of Department Chairpersons with the residents and office staff of Boys Hostel Number 1, was organized by Mehr Chand Mahajan, Boys Hostel Number 1, Panjab university, Chandigarh on May 24, 2022. The interactive session was initiated by Dr. Rajeev Kumar who introduced the hostel staff to the Chairpersons. Chairpersons/Director of various departments and Institutes of Panjab University namely Prof. G.R. Chaudhary, Prof. Simrat Kahlon, Prof. Yogesh Rawal, Dr. Jaskaran Singh, Dr. Avneet, Dr. Rohni, Dr. Anju Goel, Dr. Ravneet and Dr. Simranpreet Kaur took part in this progressive initiative. The interaction was an effort to discuss and share the difficulties related to fulfilling official formalities and administrative difficulties faced by the staff and chairpersons in executing the university hostel rules and managing residents. After the deliberations it was mutually agreed that there is a whitespace w.r.t the proper communication between the departments and the hostels. Efforts should be directed towards filling these gaps.

During this session prizes were also given to the winners of the Photography competition organized by Boys Hostel Number 1 to celebrate International Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2022 to sensitize the students towards biodiversity and make efforts towards its conservation. Fourteen students participated in this competition. Kamal Kishore of BH1 won the first prize, Komal of GH3 won the second prize and Tanvir Digra  from Deptt. of Laws won the third prize.

PU organizes Photography Contest Biodiversity

Koral’Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh May 24, 2022 :

University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development, (UIFT & VD), Panjab University, Chandigarh organized Photography Contest “ Biodiversity: A Screenshot” celebrating 75 years of freedom of Glorious India. The pandemic of COVID 19 has awakened many of us out of our slumber. The quarantine exercises were a reminder of how blind we have been towards the beauty around of the ecosphere we inhabit. This competition was a call for gathering a creative glimpse of the little ecosystems, habitats and undiscovered species that fill the colours of the places around us.

27 entries were received from various colleges of Chandigarh and departments of Panjab university: MCM DAV, Sector 36; Government College for Home Science, Sector 10; Government College, Sector 42;University Institute of Dental Sciences and University Institute of Fashion Technology & Vocational Development, where each student tried to justify their amateur photography skill. The perspectives in photographs confirms the idea of International Biological Diversity Day, which is celebrated to acknowledge and awaken the citizens to the rainbows of denizens in the ecosystem.

An expert in the field of photography, Dr. Jessu Jaskanwar Singh from University School of Open Learning, examined the following three aspects of the 27 entries received: the justification of the flora or fauna theme, the aesthetics in the picture, and the composition or balance of colour contrasts in the photograph. Ms. Palki, a second semester B.Sc Fashion and Life Style Technology student, took first place, followed by Ms. Nidhi, MSc. -II semester and Ms. Sanjana, B.Sc -II semester Fashion and Life Style Technology students for second and third places, respectively. Aside from the three winning entries, the jury also announced consolation prize and certificate of appreciation to encourage the students’ talent: Ekjot Kaur from Home science college and Palak Batra from UIFT.  The winning entries cover the locations of Sukhna lake, the Spring colors of trees in the Panjab university campus and some close ups of the flora and fauna in college campuses. Dr. Anu H. Gupta, UIFT & VD Chairperson, congratulated the winners on their imaginative depictions of the ecosystem. Ms. Harleen Kaur, Guest Faculty UIFT & VD, organised the event.

A lecture “Cellular Engineering: Foundation of Future Medicines” by Dr. Amulya K. Panda conducted by the Department of Zoology

Koral ‘Purnoor’ Demokretic Front, Chandigarh May 23, 2022

A distinguished lecture on the topic “Cellular Engineering: Foundation of Future Medicines” by Dr. Amulya K. Panda was conducted by the Department of Zoology, Panjab University Chandigarh in collaboration with Indian Science Congress Association (Chandigarh Chapter),Chandigarh Forum for Science and Technology Communication& Association of Microbiologists of India on 23rd May, 2022. Dr. Amulya K. Panda FRSC, Former Director and Scientist, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, is currently the Associate Director, Panacea Biotec Limited, New Delhi. Dr. Panda provided useful information about the history of medicine and healthcare and excellently elaborated on how cell can act as an engineer to treat various disorders using advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMP) through gene therapy, cell therapy and tissue engineering products as well as combination therapy. The session was chaired by Prof. R.C. Kuhad, former Vice Chancellor, Central University Haryana. The webinar was attended by 98 participants including Professors, Scientists, Research Scholars and post graduate students.Dr.Y.K. Rawal, Chairperson, Department of Zoology welcomed the guests, Prof. R.C. Sobti introduced the speaker to the audience, and Prof. Praveen Rishi, President-AMI gave the concluding remarks. Dr. Ravneet Kaur proposed the vote of thanks.

जीजीडीएसडी कॉलेज सेक्टर 32 ने वार्षिक समारोह में नवाजे छात्र और छात्राएं

चंडीगढ़, 20 मई

गोस्वामी गणेश दत्त सनातन धर्म कॉलेज सेक्टर-32 चंडीगढ़ में आज शुक्रवार को हुए वार्षिक पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह में पढ़ाई, खेलकूद और अन्य गतिविधियों में अव्वल रहने वाले स्टूडेंट्स को सम्मानित किया गया।  समारोह में चंडीगढ़ के प्रशासक के सलाहकार धर्म पाल मुख्य अतिथि के तौर पर उपस्थित थे। उन्होंने पुरस्कार विजेताओं को शिक्षा, खेल और अन्य गतिविधियों में अपनी जगह बनाने और अपने संस्थान व माता-पिता को गौरवान्वित करने के लिए बधाई दी। इस माकुए पर सम्मानित होने वाले कॉलेज के छात्र और छात्रों में स्नेह, हरमनप्रीत सिंह, रिया, अमित छाबड़ा,सृष्टि संगर, नमन संगर, अनन्या पुरी और गौतम कुमार सहित 77 को समारोह में कॉलेज कलर दिए गए। समारोह में सम्मानित होने वाले सभी छात्र और छात्रों को कॉलेज के प्रिंसिपल प्रोफेसर अजय शर्मा ने बधाई दी और भविष्य में भी ऐसे ही चहुमुखी प्रदर्शन करने के लिए अपनी शुभकामनाएं दी।

Prof. Ashok Kumar organized a lecture on “Menstrual Health, Reproductive Rights and Consent at Panjab University Girls Hostels, Sector 25 Girls Hostel No.8 to 10

Chandigarh May 20, 2022

Panjab University Girls Hostels, Sector 25 cluster (Girls Hostel No.8 to 10 and International Hostel), under the able guidance of Prof. Jagtar Singh (Dean Student Welfare), Prof Meena Sharma (Dean Student Welfare-Women), Prof. Ashok Kumar (Associate-DSW), organized a lecture on “Menstrual Health, Reproductive Rights and Consent” to celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day (28.05.2022). The guest speakers Prof. Jyoti Seth and Mrs. Neeraj Aggarwal interacted with the female participants and discussed various issues related to the menstruation including societal taboos, health problems and proper disposal of menstrual waste. The lecture created awareness among the young female residents about the menstruation cycle and breaking the taboos or challenges for the access of menstrual products. A good number of students participated in the interactive session. Prof Meena Sharma (DSW-W), Dr. Shipra Gupta (Warden, GH-09), Dr. Simran Kaur (Warden, GH-08), Dr. Varinder Kaur (Warden GH-10) and Dr. Ravinder Kaur (Warden, IH) were also present in the session.

सर्कस कलाकारों के हैरतअंगेज करतब देख रोमांचित हुए विद्यार्थी

चण्डीगढ़ : महर्षि दयानंद पब्लिक स्कूल, दरिया, चण्डीगढ़ के स्टूडेंट्स एशियाड सर्कस देखने पहुंचे। कलाकारों ने परफॉरमेंस से हैरतअंगेज करतब दिखाकर सबको रोमांचित कर दिया। मौत के कुएं में 03 जांबाज कलाकारों ने मोटरसाइकिल चला कर सबको हैरान कर दिया। सर्कस में मेल और फीमेल कलाकारों ने अपनी कला का करतब दिखाया। एक शो में जिम्नास्टिक सहित लगभग 22 ईवेंट हुए। साढ़े तीन फीट के बोने मुरगम और उनके दो साथी चंदन और काशी ने सर्कस में लोगों को अपनी खास अदाओं से लोट-पोट कर दिया। विद्यार्थियों ने बताया कि उन्हें यहां आकर बहुत अच्छा लगा। उन्होंने कहा कि सर्कस में जोकरों की वेशभूषा और उनकी हरकतें देख बड़ा ही आनंद आया। सर्कस में एक जोकर बड़ा लम्बा था, तो दूसरा बौना और तीसरा उससे भी थोड़ा छोटा । तीनों ने ही अपनी मजाकिया हरकतों और बातों से सबको हंसाया। इसके बाद अन्य कलाकारों द्वारा करतब दिखाये गये। झूलों पर कलाबाजियां भी बहुत रोचक थीं। साइकिल पर किये गये करतब भी काफी मनोरंजक थे।

Vivek Atre releases book of English poems written by 12 year old Prisha

Panchkula. Former IAS officer Vivek Atre today released a book of English poems composed by Prisha Sharma, a 12 year old girl from Panchkula. Prisha’s book was released in a simple program in the premises of JP Toddler School, Sector 10. Addressing on this occasion, Atre said,I am amazed and astounded by the special talent that young Prisha has for writing and the poetic word. All of 12 years of age, she is a surprising package of creativity and verve. Her parents are obviously extremely supportive of her creative art as all parents should be, but only rare ones are.The mettle of her poetry lies in the simplicity of her language and the directness of her message. Poems such as “The Things I love” and “My wonderful Life” are reflective of her perceptive and grateful mind, well beyond her years.My best wishes to Prisha for her poetic tryst with destiny. May many young poets and writers take heart from her example and surge ahead in the literary world The need for young people to read more and write more has never been more pressing. I am sure that Prisha and rare gems of her ilk will be torchbearers of the written world in the years to come.

गवर्नमेंट हाई स्कूल कजहेडी द्वारा  कोलाज और ड्राइंग वर्कशॉप का आयोजन

गिरिवर बालदिया, डेमोक्रेटिक फ्रंट, चंडीगढ़ :

गवर्नमेंट हाई स्कूल कजहेडी  सेक्टर 52 चंडीगढ़ द्वारा  कोलाज और ड्राइंग वर्कशॉप का आयोजन किया यह वर्कशॉप चाइल्ड वेलफेयर काउंसिल,पंजाब की तरफ से आयोजित की गई । इस वर्कशॉप में चाइल्ड वेलफेयर काउंसिल पंजाब की अध्यक्ष श्रीमती प्राजक्ता अवहाद, डॉक्टर प्रीतम, श्रीमती गुरप्रीत उपस्थित रहे।

इस वर्कशॉप  के लिए  शहर की मशहूर कलाकारा श्रीमती साधना और श्रीमती भारती शर्मा ने अपना महत्वपूर्ण योगदान दिया। स्कूल की प्रधानाध्यापिका श्रीमती गुरमीत कौर गोल्डी ने अतिथियों का स्वागत किया और बच्चों को इस कार्यशाला के लिए प्रोत्साहित किया। प्रधानाध्यापिका श्रीमती गुरमीत कौर गोल्डी के प्रोत्साहन पर इस कार्यशाला का आरंभ किया गया। कार्यशाला में श्रीमती भारती व श्रीमती साधना ने बच्चों को बहुत ही सुंदर कोलाज बनाना सिखाए, साथ ही सिखाया कि रंगों के माध्यम से किस तरह से अपनी भाव भावनाओं को व्यक्त किया जा सकता है। इसके साथ बच्चों को यह समझाया कि रंगों की दुनिया अपार है, जिसके माध्यम से हम न केवल अपने मन के विचारों को समझ सकते हैं अपितु दूसरे के भावों को भी आसानी से जान सकते हैं।

कार्यशाला में बच्चों ने बड़े जोश और उत्साह के साथ हिस्सा लिया तथा अपने मन के भावों को व्यक्त किया। कुल मिलाकर के यह कार्यशाला का उद्देश्य सफल रहा।