सदभावना कमेटी, पीयू कैम्पस द्वारा एक शाम माँ के नाम आयोजित

डेमोक्रेटिक फ्रंट संवाददाता, चंडीगढ़ – 6 अक्टूबर :

            सदभावना कमेटी, पीयू कैम्पस द्वारा 29वीं एक शाम माँ के नाम का आयोजन कराया गया। संस्था के प्रवक्ता विकास शर्मा ने जानकारी देते हुए बताया कि ये आयोजन मार्केट ग्राउंड, पीयू कैम्पस, सैक्टर 14. चण्डीगढ़ में हुआ जिसमें गुणगानकर्त्ता अरूण गोस्वामी एण्ड पार्टी, जालंधर वाले व बिट्टू सहोता थे।

            बड़ी संख्या में भक्तों ने माता की भेंटों का आनंद लिया। बाद में अटूट भण्डारा भी बरताया गया।

Orientation Programme for Masters students at UIFT : Fun filled and Informative Lectures and Workshops

Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh   October 4, 22

             On October 3, 2022, the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development hosted an orientation programme for the students of M.Sc. batch 2022–2024 . Students were enthusiastic on their first day. They were warmly welcomed by the Dr Anu H. Gupta, Chairperson, UIFT & VD along with other faculty members and scholars of the department. 

            Dr. Jayanti Dutta, Deputy Director, Human Resource Development Centre, Panjab University Chandigarh, gave a very creative and engaging talk entitled “Fun in Research” to kick off the orientation. She demonstrated to the students how engaging and original research can be. She also exhorted students to think creatively and unconventionally. According to her, “Research can made easier if we only don’t notice things but observe it.” . She added ‘ we have been doing research in our day to day life on small things and it’s fun in a way’. She used the word “fun” in reference to research quite well. Students were motivated after learning a new way of doing it.

            A workshop on “Creative Thinking” by Ms. Gargi, Guest faculty, UIFT & VD, was taken up in the next session. She explained the importance of creativity in the field of design with a help of the activity of brain storming the name of fashion brands. She stated ‘ creativity generates trends. Layman follows it and designers make it’. She also explained the importance of colour theory in that activity. She described the psychology behind choosing colours for different brands and how to layout a business plan to start and venture.The workshop saw significant participation from the students.

            Further, Dr. Ramandeep Sodhi, a guest faculty at UIFT & VD, delivered a second lecture on “The Art and Technicalities of Visual Merchandising.”  This facilitated the learners’ understanding of the concept and significance of display windows. Additionally, she covered the components and significance of visual merchandising.

            The final workshop on “Writing A Blog” by Ms. Harleen, Guest faculty UIFT & VD, concluded the orientation programme. She discussed ways and methods of writing a blog which students were very interested in it since content writing has become a full grown profession. Students interacted very actively in this workshop.

            The orientation programme came to a successful conclusion with lots of photos and best wishes for their upcoming session.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy and teachings transcend Nations and Generations

Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh October 3, 2022

Mahatma Gandhi has been one of the greatest visionaries born. Today, the path and means used by Mahatma Gandhi have become more relevant not just in India, but globally as the mankind grapples with seemingly intractable problems. These were the views of Prof B K Kuthiala, Chairman, Haryana State Higher Education Council who was delivering an expository talk on “Learnings From the Life of Mohandas Karachand Gandhi”. Prof Kuthiala, in his imitable style, opined that in spearheading the campaign against the alien rule, Gandhiji adopted the innovative method of civil disobedience and social transformation, which had several exemplary features which will remain perpetually relevant for mankind. Gandhi ji was proud of India’s ancient heritage and, as such, he was acutely conscious of the glaring contrast presented by contemporary society. Tracing his childhood, Prof Kuthiala enumerated on numerous influences of his family and neighbourhood in shaping his personality. Gandhi ji’s inspirational words and philosophies attracted people in an instant and motivated them to live their lives based on his strong principles. Gandhi’s memoirs have been appreciated as one of the most influential, encouraging and heartening memories ever. 

Presiding over the session, Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University highlighted that Mahatma Gandhi helped bring out the inner strength of people and inspired them with his philosophy, the main pillars of which were non-violence, tolerance of others, respect for all religions and a simple life. Mahatma Gandhi is remembered for his passionate adherence to the practice of non-violence and his supreme humanism, in every corner of the world as this approach can help transform the societies. Gandhi ji developed a strong emotional connect with people by understanding their needs. Everyone considered Gandhi as their own whether they be socialist, communist, revolutionaries or moderates.

The event was organised by the Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies in collaboration with Department of Alumni Relations, Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies as a part of week long celebrations of the Jayanti of Mahatma Gandhi from 27th September, 2022 to 2nd October, 2022.

Welcoming the dignitaries, Dr. Manish Sharma, Chairperson of the Department introduced the topic and speakers and other invited guests. He shared that week long celebrations included special lecture by Dr. Maneshwar Singh Kondal on “Gandhian Concept of Brotherhood through the Art of Photography” on September 27, 2022. On 29th September, 2022 on the spot painting competition of the school children attracted 49 students from different schools of Chandigarh. On 30th September, Inter College/P.U. students Competition on the Autobiography (Mahatma Gandhi) had active participation of 17 different colleges/department. On 30th September, cleanliness drive under the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ was also organized in which the area around Gandhi Bhawan, pool area was cleaned by the active participation of faculty members and students. Exhibition of rare postal stamps related to Gandhi ji and freedom struggle was also held on 30th September, 2022

Professor Anupama Sharma, Dean, Alumni Relations, Panjab University, Chandigarh proposed the vote of thanks.

On this occasion Best Mali Award for the year 2022 awarded to Sh. Raja Ram S/o Sh. Khandari Ram, the prize includes a cash award of Rs. 2100/- with certificate.

Nothing can stop if you are focused and passionate

Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh October 3, 2022

University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh successfully organized a webinar on Understanding Startups and Entrepreneurship with an intention to encourage entrepreneurship amongst students.

The key speaker was Ms. Ekta Jain Founder, Happy Blues, Alumni of UIAMS Batch 2017-19. Prof. Raj Kumar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Panjab University was the patron of the webinar. Ms. Ekta Jain shared her journey that how she launched her startup ‘Happy blues’. She said that the journey was not easy as she had to struggle a lot. The key points were building ecommerce brand, choice of products, technology back up and softwares decisions for accounting, marketing activities. She also discussed positives and negatives of use of market places.

She said initially margins are not important as a startup has to build its brand. Margins do fall once you establish yourself. Sometimes you end up spending out of pocket even when you use market places. She discussed about various ways in which a person can start an e-commerce business without any investment. She suggested students that while going for the product services one should always choose that product/ service of your own interest. She also talked about her experience with shopify and told the benefits of using shopify.

A doubt clearing question-answer session marked as the last activity of the webinar and it was concluded with a vote of thanks. Prof. Monika Aggarwal, Director, UIAMS said that UIAMS is so proud of its entrepreneur Alumnus as the need of the hour is to motivate students to have their own startups and become job providers.  The event was coordinated by members of Entrepreneur and Corporate Relation Cell of UIAMS Mayakshi, President ECRC,Rhythm kumar Singhal, Vice- President, ECRC, Tamanna, Vice-President, ECRC, Dr.Anjali Sachdeva, ECRC Coordinator and Yajat Loomba, Senior Executive, ECRC, Akanksha, Senior Executive, ECRC under the guidance of esteemed Faculty Coordinator Dr. Manu Sharma, Assistant Professor, UIAMS.

डॉ मीनू जैन बनी डीएवी गर्ल्स कॉलेज की प्रिंसिपल

सुशील पंडित,डेमोक्रेटिक फ्रंट, यमुनानगर  : 

             डॉ मीनू जैन ने शनिवार डीएवी गर्ल्स कॉलेज की प्रिंसिपल का कार्यभार संभाल लिया। दिनभर उन्हें बधाई देने वालों का तांता लगा रहा। कॉलेज के सीनियर स्टाफ सदस्यों ने उन्हें गुलदस्ते भंेट कर बधाई दी। डॉ मीनू जैन ने कहा कि स्टाफ व छात्राओं की समस्याओं का निदान करना उनकी पहली प्राथमिकता रहेगी। कॉलेज को नई ऊंचाइयों पर ले जाने के लिए उन्होंने योजनाओं पर काम शुरू कर दिया है। आने वाले समय में इसके सार्थक परिणाम सामने होंगे।

            डॉ मीनू जैन ने बताया कि पठन व पाठन को बेहतर बनाने के लिए उन्होंने टीचर्स के लिए फैकल्टी डेवलेपमेंट प्रोग्राम करवाने का निर्णय लिया है। जिसमें टीचर्स को बेहतर शिक्षण की तकनीक तथा छात्राओं की पढाई संबंधी समस्या का निदान करने के बारे में जानकारी दी जाएगी। डॉ मीनू जैन ने 25 अक्टूबर 1986 को बतौर लेक्चर्र, अर्थशास्त्र विभाग में ज्वाइंन किया था। कुरूक्षेत्र विश्वविदयालय से एम फिल की डिग्री हासिल करने के बाद उन्होंने डॉ बीआर अंबेडकर यूनिवर्सिटी आगरा से पीएचडी डिग्री हासिल की।

            राष्ट्रीय व अंतर्राष्ट्रीय जर्नल में अभी तक उनके 67 शोधपत्र प्रकाशित हो चुके है। जबकि राष्ट्रीय व अंतर्राष्ट्रीय सेमीनार, कांफ्रेस में वे 58 शोधपत्र प्रस्तुत कर चुकी है। वर्ष 2020  में उन्हें सर्वश्रेष्ट शिक्षक के पुरस्कार से सम्मानित किया गया। जापान की इंटरनेशनल सोसाइटी फॉर डेवलपमेंट एंड सस्टेनेबिलिटी की वे सदस्या भी हैं। इसके अलावा कुरूक्षेत्र विश्वविदयालय के अध्ययन बोर्ड की भी सदस्या रह चुकी है। 

डॉ. गुरप्रीत वांडर बने बाबा फरीद विश्वविद्यालय के वीसी

रघुनंदन पराशर, डेमोक्रेटिक फ्रंट, जैतो  –  30 सितम्बर :

            प्रख्यात हृदय रोग विशेषज्ञ डॉ. गुरप्रीत सिंह वांडर को बाबा फरीद यूनिवर्सिटी ऑफ हेल्थ साइंसेज, फरीदकोट का नया वीसी नियुक्त किया गया है। इस बात की जानकारी पंजाब के मुख्यमंत्री भगवंत सिंह मान ने अपने एक ट्वीट के जरिए दी है।  मुख्यमंत्री ने उम्मीद जताई है कि नए वीसी के कुशल नेतृत्व में यह संगठन जनसेवा में अहम योगदान देगा।

            आजकल डा.अवनीश कुमार कार्यकारी वी.सी. लगाए गए थे।डा. राज बहादुर ने अपने पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया था।

Webinar on “Emerging New World Order Redefining South Asia’s strategic Architecture”held at PU

Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh  –  September 29  : 

To commemorate the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh,Department of Defence and National Security Studies Panjab University, Chandigarh organised a Webinar on the theme “Emerging New World Order – Redefining South Asia’s Strategic Architecture” on 29th September 2022. Maj. Gen (Dr.) G G Dwivedi (Retd.) was the key speaker.

Dr Jaskaran Singh Waraich, Chairperson of the Department of Defence and National Security Studies, welcomed the guests present for the event.Dr Shaveri Thakur introduced the speaker to the audience and also highlighted the significance of the theme.

 Gen. Dwivedi discussed the power dynamics in the history of international relations and how empires broke up and new empires emerged.He talked about four orders i.e, the European Order, Islamic Order, Chinese Order, and American Order wherein the European order talks about international affairs, the Islamic system is more on the expansionist side like Ottoman Empire, the Chinese order focusses on the authority of the king and finally the American orderis based on a democratic system, values , and human rights. Furthermore, he highlighted the change after World War I like the treaty of Versailles and later after WW II, the creation of the United Nations.

Hepointed out the emergence global players after World War II, the coming of ideological power blocks and the Cold war period where the world has seen direct confrontation but the continuation of proxy war. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it was certainly time for China to rise and also posing as a major competitor to the US. The global balance of power is always in flux and the major powers of the world are seeing their future in the Indo-Pacific and in the Asia Pacific Region.

He further pointed out the role of non-state actors such as the ISI and other terrorist organizations and their role in shaping global power flux. While explaining the Russo-Ukraine war, he pointed out the significance of Ukraine to Russia and NATO’s role in shaping and supporting Ukraine in the present format. The webinar was concluded with vote of thanks by Mr. Mandeep Singh. It was attended by the students, research Scholars and the faculty of the department.

UIAMS Rendezvous with Freshers ‘Hola Juniors’ (September 23,2022)

Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front, Chandigarh  –  27 September

            With a pulsating ambience, super-cool crowd and foot-tapping music, the Freshers’ Party, ‘Hola Juniors 2022′ began with a blast at the campus on September 23, 2022. Prof. Jagtar Singh, Dean of Students Welfare, Panjab University Chandigarh graced the occasion as Chief guest. The officiating Director, UIAMS, Dr.Anupreet Kaur Mavi gave the welcome address and applauded the endeavours of the students for organising a lively event. The chief guest  blessed the freshers for the exciting journey that they are about to embark upon. And inspired the students to have an enriching, enjoyable, liberating and life-changing time at the campus of one of the premium institutes of Panjab University i.e.,UIAMS. Continuing with the proud tradition of the institute, senior students and newcomers of the college mingled with each other at the Freshers’ welcome party. Inquisitive about campus life and conscious of the latest fashion trends, the fresher’s dressed their best. The excitement augmented to a joyful high when seniors began with their star performance. Talent and enthusiasm were clearly in sync as students presented exemplary performances including Ramp walk, Natti, Bhangra and Songs. The student organizing committee convener Aashray with his team planned and organized the event meticulously so that it had all the ingredients of fun and entertainment.

            After initial rounds of exemplary performances, the talented young freshers dazzled the stage as they walked the ramp. The judges had a difficult time deciding on the winners as the participants came up with some fantastic performances! Various titles were keenly contested, and the participants were judged on different parameters of talent, quirkiness, presentability and smartness. Finally, the coveted title of ‘UIAMS Mr.Fresher’ went to Abhinav Sharma, M.B.A(Pharmaceutical Management) ‘UIAMS Ms. Fresher’ went to Kashish Katyal, M.B.A.(Banking & Insurance Management).   Nipun Singla (M.B.A. Retail Management) and Aditi Guleria (M.B.A. Capital Markets)were declared Mr. Handsome  & Ms. Gorgeous respectively; while Navpreet Singh M.B.A.( Banking & Insurance Management) and Navjot Kaur from M.B.A. Hospital Management were winners of the Mr. & Ms. Personality titles. The winners were felicitated with trophies and sashes by Prof. Sanjeev Sharma, Prof.Nishi Sharma, Dr.Anupreet Mavi, Dr.Rachita Sambyal, Dr.Naveen Kumar and the event coordinator Dr.Harsh Tulli. Dr.Amandeep Singh Marwaha, Training & Placement Officer, UIAMS was the force behind the smooth and disciplined conduct of the entire event.  The occasion was relished by the faculty, staff and students of UIAMS. The event concluded with a DJ-Dance party followed by dinner.

पद्मश्री डॉ हरमहेंद्र सिंह बेदी ने ‘शिखर की ओर’ काव्य संग्रह का किया विमोचन 

डेमोक्रेटिक फ्रंट संवाददाता, चंडीगढ़ – 24 सितंबर :

प्रसिद्ध साहित्यकार डॉ विनोद कुमार शर्मा का नव प्रकाशित काव्य संग्रह ‘शिखर की ओर’ का आज विमोचन संवाद साहित्य मंच के तत्वाधान में केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय, हिमाचल प्रदेश के कुलपति एवं वरिष्ठ साहित्यकार पद्मश्री डॉ हरमहेंद्र सिंह बेदी ने पंजाब विश्वविद्यालय के आईसीएसएसआर सभागार में किया।

डॉ बेदी ने शुभकामनाएं देते हुए कहा यह काव्य संग्रह लोगों को एक नई दिशा प्रदान करेगा। यह संग्रह आशावादी एवं प्रेरणादायक कविताओं से परिपूर्ण है। सुप्रसिद्ध साहित्यकार प्रेम विज ने शुभाशीष देते हुए कहा कि इस काव्य संग्रह  में परिवार, समाज, परिवेश और व्यवस्था के साथ-साथ  विचार और भाव की कविताएं हैं।

 स्वतंत्रता सेनानी उत्तराधिकारी कल्याण एसोसिएशन के अध्यक्ष केके शारदा, भंडारी अदबी ट्रस्ट के चेयरमैन एवं जाने-माने शायर अशोक नादिर, राजेश शर्मा और मधु शर्मा ने बधाई देते हुुए कहा कि यह संग्रह भारतीय संस्कृति, संस्कार और मानवीय मूल्यों को लिए हुए है।

अमेरिका से पधारीं विद्या धाम की अध्यक्षा डॉ सरिता मेहता ने कहा कि यह काव्य संग्रह साहित्य के क्षेत्र को उच्चतम ऊंचाइयों तक ले जाने में एक मील का पत्थर साबित होगा।  डॉ विनोद शर्मा ने बताया उन्होंने काव्य संग्रह अपनी धर्मपत्नी अंजू मोदगिल को समर्पित किया है।

इस काव्य संग्रह में कुल 48 रचनाएं हैं।  इससे पूर्व उनका काव्य संग्रह बढ़ते कदम ही प्रकाशित हो चुका है जिसे पाठकों ने बहुत सराहा था। इस मौके पर ट्राइसिटी के कई सुप्रसिद्ध साहित्यकार उपस्थित थे।

P U celebrated Atma Nirbhar Bharat during the Seva Saptah

Koral ‘Purnoor’, Demokretic Front,  Chandigarh  –  September 23  :

           In order to celebrate the spirit of Atma Nirbhar Bharat during the Seva Saptah, University Institute of Applied Management Sciences under the able guidance of Prof. Raj Kumar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor organized a seminar on “Entrepreneurship Awareness Program”. The  esteemed keynote speakers were  Sh. Kundan Lal Singh, Assistant Director, MSME-DFO Ludhiana; Ms. Mandeep Kaur Tangra, CEO, Simbha Quartz; Sh. Jatinder Singh, MD, M/S Endico Power Tools; Shri Hari Singh, LDM, Punjab National Bank, Chandigarh; Ms. Vijayta Sharma, Manager Food & Technology, Department of Industries, Chandigarh Administration.  The seminar was conducted in the august presence of Shri Virinder Sharma, Director MSME- DFO, Ludhiana and the chief guest for the event, Prof. Harish Kumar, Panjab University.

           The seminar was coordinated by the Entrepreneur and Corporate Relation Cell of UIAMS under the guidance of Prof. Monika Aggarwal, Director UIAMS and Dr. Manu Sharma, Faculty Co-ordinator ECRC Cell.

           The seminar commenced with a welcome address conferred by Dr. Manu Sharma after which Sh. Kundan Lal Singh, addressed the students highlighting the purpose, importance and the objectives of this seminar and how he hoped it would leave a positive impact on the students, raise awareness amongst them about Entrepreneurship, various schemes of government which enable and support entrepreneurs .

           Ms. Mandeep Kaur Tangra was the next to address, as she walked the students through her Entrepreneurial journey, the challenges she faced and shed light on the key aspects of Simba Quartz’s business model. Emphasising on the ‘Why’ aspect of the business, she asked the students to figure out their mission, vision, purpose of the entrepreneurship venture they want to start and did so by giving an example of Simba Quartz whose mission is ‘Changing lives,’ and the progression, creation of jobs in her native village.

           Taking on the baton, Sh. Jatinder Singh walked the students through his Entrepreneurial journey, and reiterated that it was essential to know the purpose, drive behind establishing a business. He also highlighted the importance of Brand Building, Customer Dealing, Satisfaction by citing an example of his joint venture Endico Power Tools.

           Hari Singh then educated the students about various Financial Schemes of the government to support entrepreneurs. He talked about various sources of finance, different types and categories of loans and how to avail them.

           Ms. Vijayta Sharma acquainted the students about the initiative of Ministry of Food Processing Industry (MoFPI) and the PRADHAN MANTRI FORMALISATION OF MICRO FOOD PROCESSING ENTERPRISES SCHEME under which financial assistance, capacity building training etc. is provided.

            Shri Virinder Sharma delivered the final address where he highlighted some important skills and qualities of the entrepreneurs- passion, determination, self motivation and he hoped that the students would come up with great ideas and utilise the ecosystem which the government was providing to aid self employment & entrepreneurship.

           A doubt clearing question-answer session marked as the last activity of the webinar and it was concluded with a vote of thanks for the key speakers for taking out time to share their valuable knowledge with the students.