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HAU honours Padma Shri awardees

Guests during the event at the HAU in Hisar. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Hisar, February 3

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) felicitated several dignitaries from Haryana for their contribution in various fields during the university’s two-day foundation day function, which concluded today.

Among them, four of the dignitaries have been awarded the Padma Shri this year, while Sultan Singh Bhutana of Nilokheri, Karnal, was honoured in 2019 for promoting fish farming.

Dr Ram Chander Sihag, former dean, College of Basic and Humanities Sciences, HAU, received the Parma Shri for excellent work in the field of science, technology and agriculture. Dr Hari Om, former agricultural extension specialist of the university, awarded the Padma Shri for promoting natural farming. Gurvinder Singh of Sirsa was honoured for helping orphan children and accident victims, elderly people and women.

Haryanvi artiste Mahabir Singh Guddu, who gave unique identity to Haryanvi art and culture at the national and international level, was awarded the Padma Shri this year.

Major General Pramod Batra, who has been honoured with the prestigious Vishisht Seva Medal, was also felicitated on this occasion.

Honouring the dignitaries, Vice-Chancellor Prof BR Kamboj said the Padma Shri awardees have made valuable contributions in the growth and development of society and the country.

“Their contribution to the respective fields and their lives are an example for the youth, especially the students of the university. It is a proud moment for us that dignitaries associated with the university are among the Padma Shri recipients,” he added.

The Padma Shri awardees also shared their experience and their struggles with students on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the Vice-Chancellor also inaugurated renovation projects of auditorium and library of the campus school. The project of the new graduate laboratory in Fisheries College of the university was also inaugurated.

The university also organised a book exhibition in the library as part of its foundation day events. The Vice-Chancellor also visited the book exhibition.

The Vice-Chancellor said the books are still relevant in the times of internet and information technology.

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