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PAU Agrineers Get Together for Grand Alumni Meet

Nostalgia and cheer marked the Alumni Meet of the College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU as alumni from across the country and abroad gathered to share memories and bond with faculty and students here.

Dr JS Mahal, Chief Patron of Alumni Association and Dean, College of Agricultural Engineering extended a floral welcome to former Dean of the College and Chief Guest of the day, Dr S. R Verma, Dr Kanwar VC LPU, and ER J S Sandha who joined this event with four generations including his father son and grandson.

The inaugural session took off with paying tributes to alumni who left for heavenly abode folliwed by address by the patron, Dr Mahal. He discussed the contributions of the college towards agriculture with special reference to technologies developed for paddy stubble management. He also said focus is now shifting towards Food processing and it is going to bring a great change in rural areas. "Our college graduates are being prepared for this", he informed.

Chief guest Dr Verma shared the glory of the college and how college it evolved over the years since its establishmen.He appreciated the work done by the college to manage crop residue burning economy.

Outstanding alumni and students who have excelled in academics, extra curricular and sports were honoured by the Alumni association. Alumni could be seen buying souvenirs like badges, paper weights, fridge magnets etc put up by the association.

Special highlight of the event was old issues dating back from 1973 to 2018 of the yearly newsletter, The Agrineer, on display, shared Dr Preetinder, Editor.

Impressive display of 'Geoponos' the yearly student magazine, had enthusiastic members of the editorial board explain how it is a platform for students to freely express their views on various topics. The photo booth emerged as the spot of intensive activity as alumni gathered to take pictures with friends and family. The theme was village scene with paddy straw bales in the back ground.

Another highlight of the event was the 'geri trolley' to ferry guests on the PAU geri route starting from the Engineering college covering the library, students home, thapar hall and College of Home Science before coming back to starting point.

Later, an interaction between alumni and students was arranged to share interational, industrial and entrepreneurial development.

Source: Punjab Agricultural University (PAU)

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