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Lecture on human rights at DAV College, Amritsar

Lecture on human rights at DAV College, Amritsar

Dignitaries during a lecture on ‘Human Rights and Fundamental Rights’ at DAV College. Tribune Photo

Amritsar: A lecture on “ Human Rights and Fundamental Rights” was organised by Women Empowerment-cum-Grievance Redressal and Legal Literacy Cell, DAV College, Amritsar. Dr Pawan Kumar, Prof and Head, Law Department, GNDU, Amritsar, was the guest speaker. He emphasised that human rights embody key values in our society such as fairness, dignity, equality and respect. They are important means of protection for all of us, especially those who may face abuse, neglect and isolation. Principal Dr Rajesh Kumar congratulated the Cell for organising informative lectures and shared his views that all the citizens have a right to follow their own culture and tradition. He added that the citizens should know their fundamental rights as well as duties.

Awareness Lecture on ‘swachhta’

Amritsar: The NSS units of BBK DAV College for Women organised an awareness lecture on “Swachhta”, reinforcing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which was launched to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On this occasion, Priyanka, Community Facilitator, Municipal Corporation, Amritsar, marked her presence as the resource person. She laid emphasis on how to alleviate the problem of plastic use and improve solid waste management. She added that generating awareness and behaviour change are indispensable factors in making of missions such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan successful. While concluding her speech, she hoped that the volunteers would implement these lessons into their real life as well. Principal Dr Pushpinder Walia felicitated the entire NSS team on the successful conduct of the event and also motivated the students to promote sanitation and cleanliness in life.

Birth anniv of Guru Nanak Dev

A special seminar to commemorate and celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev was organised at Centre of Sustainable Habitat, Guru Nanak Dev University in collaboration with Guru Ramdas School of Planning, Guru Nanak Dev University and with Punjab Police and Safe Society. The theme was “Pedestrians and their rights”. The chief guest, Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Amritsar chaired the inaugural sessional along with guest of honour Prof SS Behl, Nodal officer RUSA and HoD Architecture Department, of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. An interdepartmental poster competition was also held and prizes were distributed to the winners. Dr Kiran Sandhu of GRD School of Planning welcomed all the delegates and highlighted the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev. Dr Kuldeep Singh highlighted that it is important to revive walking in cities instead of focusing only on vehicles. Several related issues including the need for micro mobility by promoting walking and cycling as the cities are becoming gas chambers and need for scientific and phased development of Amritsar City were discussed. TNS

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