Afghanistan Ambassador visits Lovely Professional University

Afghanistan Ambassador visits Lovely Professional University

Ambassador of Afghanistan to India Farid Mamundzay and other senior dignitaries at LPU. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar: Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India, Farid Mamundzay, visited Lovely Professional University (LPU) where he held important discussions with the leaders of the university, including Pro Vice-Chancellor Dr Sanjay Modi and Vice-President Aman Mittal. Various views and issues of mutual interest, particularly including the best education being meted out to Afghan students at LPU, were exchanged and discussed upon. Mittal assured Ambassador Mamundzay about LPU's continuous support to promising Afghan students. He also apprised the guest how in the hour of crisis whether it was due to pandemic or in the country, LPU advanced needed help to Afghan students so that they might not have an uncertain future. LPU has a 24X7 international affairs’ office to provide support to the students. Afghan Ambassador had an informative tour of the campus, and observing Covid-19 protocol, also interacted with a few Afghan students enrolled at LPU Campus. On this occasion, Education Attaché from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Sediqullah Sahar, Cultural Attache Hamdullah Arbab and Personal Assistant Mohd Idress accompanied the Ambassador.

NSS activities held

National Youth Day was celebrated by NSS unit of Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. The programme was divided into three activities -— plantation, panel discussion and seminar on Swami Vivekananda and his teachings. Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra, in his address, emphasised on the optimal utilisation of youth power. He added that youngsters needed icons like Swami Vivekananda for an Atam Nirbhar Bharat. Chief Programme officer Prof. Satpal Singh, who is in New Delhi as NSS contingent incharge of Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh for Republic Day Parade Camp, organised this event online. He said after tree plantation in the morning an online panel discussion on the topic Youth and Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat was organised where students shared their views on role of young to make India more powerful on world stage. Then, during the seminar Chief Programme Officer Prof Satpal Singh and Dr Amandeep Kaur discussed the biography of Swami Vivekananda, his teachings and how students can adopt them to transform the society.

Lohri festivities

The festival of Lohri and Makkar Sankranti was celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm in Seth Hukam Chand SD Public Sr Sec School, Sangal Sohal- Variana, Kapurthala Road, Jalandhar. Various online activities were conducted by the school on the occasion. Students from Classes I to V recited poems related to Lohri. Students of Classes VI to XII made attractive e-collages and posters by blending the festival of Lohri which is celebrated in Punjab with the same festival Pongal which is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh. PrincipalPriyanka Sharma, appreciated the students and wished them on Lohri. She sensitised students to keep their environment neat and clean.

Festival of harvest celebrated

Lohri is a much celebrated folk festival that marks the passing of the winter solstice and celebrates the arrival of longer days. On this auspicious day, State Public School, Jalandhar Cantt, celebrated Lohri with fervour and enthusiasm. The school team gathered around a huge fire, throwing in revdi, peanuts and puffed rice. All were wearing colourful clothes and distributed popcorn, revdi, gajak, jaggery and puffed rice among themselves and had a fun and exciting time. In the light of bonfire, everyone prayed and hoped that the zeal and enthusiasm of this vibrant festival stay in our lives forever and may all us have a flourishing year ahead. President Dr. Narotam Singh along with Principal Savina Bahl wished all on this auspicious occasion.

Bonfire lighting

Apeejay Institute of Management and Engineering Technical Campus celebrated Lohri festival in the campus today. A bonfire was lit and the celebrations began by throwing sweets, peanuts, puffed rice, and popcorn into the flames. Traditional folk lores associated with the festival were sung. Dr. Rajesh Bagga, Director, Apeejay Institute of Management & Engineering Technical Campus wished everyone on the auspicious occasion and expressed that this festival is a merry occasion to celebrate youth and vigour. Dr Bagga further added that he would like the students to be imbued with the spirit of exuberance and joy in their lives. The teachers and hostel residents offered prayers and chanted hymns.

Lohri, Makar Sankranti festivities

Lohri and Makar Sankranti was celebrated at Dayanand Model Senior Secondary School, Dayanand Nagar, with gaiety and fervor. The ceremony began with the lighting of a huge bonfire. Everyone present there put popcorn , groundnut and rewri in it as an offering to God. The same was also distributed among all the members of teaching and non teaching staff. Folk songs were also presented by the department of music. The students participated in the celebration virtually and danced on the tunes of 'Dulla Bhatti Wala'. Principal Dr Santosh Kumar Gautam threw light on the sanctity of Makar Sankranti.

Workshop on Gel Candle Making

Under the guidance of Principal Dr Pooja Prashar, the PG Department of Fashion Designing organised a one-day workshop on 'Gel Candle Making'. Bharti, an expert in art and craft, demonstrated the process of making gel candles. Students from BSc, MSc and B.Voc Courses participated in the same. Gel candles beautify the space and add charm to the surroundings. Students passionately learnt the techniques of preparing candles with decorative materials such as stones, beads, shells and sparkles for Diwali exhibition as well as for their personal use.

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