Ludhiana: To relive some happy moments of the days of yore, the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Punjab Agricultural University is ready to roll the wheel of activities to receive its alumni for the two-day Alumni Meet beginning on Friday. More than five hundred students and alumni are expected to grace the occasion.
Dr. S.S. Johl, Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda and an alumnus of the College will be the Chief Guest, while Dr Jai Rup Singh, founder Vice Chancellor, Central University of Punjab and former Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar will be the guest of honour. Dr. B.S. Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, PAU will preside over the inaugural function.
Dr Gurinder Kaur Sangha, President, Association of Basic Sciences and Humanities Alumni (ABHA) and the Dean of the College stated that Dr. S.S. Johl, born in 1928 will be honoured as the oldest alumnus of the College. Alumni Meet is an event which helps to foster relationships and reconnect with old friends. It not only invokes nostalgia, but also helps to revive faded memories and renews old associations. It is also an occasion to apprise its alumni of the amazing progress their alma mater has made on diverse fronts, said Dr Sangha.
The College will be honoring some of its illustrious alumni of nine diverse departments. A beautiful souvenir showcasing the glorious history of the College will also be released. It includes information about eleven past deans of the College, brief profiles of some of the illustrious alumni, teaching and research accomplishments, etc. Dr Hargurdeep Saini, Vice- Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra, Australia; Dr Balwinder Singh of Radio Sargam, Canada, Dr Ashok Kumar Dhawan, Dr R K Mahajan and few other alumni from India and abroad will share their thoughts through video clips.
Dr S S Hundal, Secretary, ABHA and Head, Department of Zoology, said that a visit to respective departments, sports and recreation, cultural extravaganza and a technical session will follow the meet and greet ceremonies.
Source : Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)