Tribune News Service
Amritsar, February 26
The Department of History, Travel and Tourism of DAV College organised a one-day international seminar on ‘Partition 1947: Voices of the People’ in collaboration with Partition Archive 1947, University of California, Berkeley.
Dr Guneeta Bhalla, who is the founder and director of the 1947 Partition Archive at the University of California, was the chief guest at the seminar.
She said Partition Archives was an oral history programme with a purpose to conduct interviews of the people who witnessed the Partition. Dr SS Sohal from Guru Nanak Dev University was the keynote speaker of the seminar.
Two eyewitnesses of the events that took place during the Partition were presented in the seminar. The witnesses, Dr Lakhanpal and Advocate Sudarshan Kapoor, were the guest of honours.
They shared their personal experiences related to the Partition with the audience. Principal Dr Rajesh Kumar welcomed all guests and dignitaries who came to attend the seminar from different institutions and universities.
Historians Dr Joginder Singh, Dr Raj Kumar Hans, Dr Bhupinder Singh (DEO) , Dr Amandeep Bal, Dr Baljit Singh, Dr Manjinder Singh, Prof Munish Singh, Prof Babusha presented their papers and discussed different aspects related to the theme of the seminar.
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