October 13, 2018 06:40 PM

Chandigarh  (Face2News)

A youth delegation from Sri Lanka through the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India visited Panjab University,
CHANDIGARH, here on Saturday.

A total of 27 young delegates between the age group of 18 to 30 years alongwith their Team leaders, visited the  campus. These youngsters were on a tour to our country and they reached Chandigarh yesterday.

  Mr Bikram Rana, State Liasion Officer, NSS and Dr Kotu Sekhar,  Regional Director, RGNIYD accompanied this youth delegation.

NSS, Panjab University welcomed the team of delegates with the traditional way of putting tilak on the forehead. Ms. Ambika Sood  performed the Saraswati Vandana dance and the cultural programme was initiated.

Dr Navdeep Sharma, NSS, Programme Co-ordinator welcomed the delegates and shared the importance of NSS for the young generation.She also shared the exceptional work done by our NSS units with the delegation. The NSS volunteers including Mr Jagdish Banga sang aPunjabi song and recited an English poem. Ms Hiteashi, Meenakshi
shared the different activities conducted by NSS, Panjab University during the last one year. Ms. Satwinder also sang a Punjabi song.The Sri lankan delegates also performed their traditionaldance during this occasion.

Later-on this delegation, also had an interactive session with the Panjab University ViceChancellor Prof. Raj Kumar and faculty members including Prof. Ramanjit K. Johal, Director, Research; Prof. Sanjeev Puri, Director, Center for Industy Institute Partnership; Prof. Harish Kumar, Professor Skills Development; Prof. R. K. Singla, Chairperson, Dept. of Computer Science; Prof. Deepak Kapoor, Chairperson, University Business School; Dr. Sanjeev Gautam,
University Institute of Chemical Engineering; Dr. Anupreet Mavi, University Institute of Applied Management Sciences & Mrs. Navdeep Kaur, NSS Incharge Panjab University.

The Vice Chancellor welcomed the group and accompanying members from the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sri Lanka headed by Mr. Chandra Pal and those from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and Dr. K. Shekhar, Coordinator, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Affairs, Regional Center, Chandigarh.

Stressing the importance of such cultural exchange programmes Prof. Raj Kumar said that the University believed in welcoming youth from all countries to learn about the educational system here. He said that in today's globalised world we must all come together and contribute our individual strengths to understand the problems acing  humanity and society and look for solutions to those.

The Vice  Chancellor talked about the unique history of Panjab University, its strengths in various subjects and its large network of alumni in high positions all over the world. A long Q & A session followed where the faculty members present responded to the questions posed by the young delegates on the admission systems for various courses, the programmes   offered by the University and the regular and short-term programmes  offered to international students.

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