Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, April 9
With the aim of providing motivation to its students, faculty and staff, IK Gujral Punjab Technical University organised a mega event on Thursday on its main campus. Event was held at the Sri Guru Nanak Dev auditorium. The day was full of knowledge, faith, self-confidence and motivational lectures, life experiences. The title of the event was ‘Navonmesh’.
The university organised this event in association with ‘Yayavar literary festival’. While following all the guidelines of the Punjab Government, the students, faculty and staff were not invited by the organising team in big strength and being a technical university, thousands of spectators were added to it using the technology, including national-international level students, faculty, researchers, general public joined this programme through YouTube live and other social media platforms. Vice-chancellor Prof (Dr) Ajay Kumar Sharma welcomed through online medium and announced this effort as an historical programme.
From the organising team Er Navdeepak Sandhu, deputy director (Corporate Relations and Alumni) IKGPTU and Nupur Sandhu, founder and director of ‘Yayavar literary festival’ led the inaugural ceremony. This was followed by a live band of a group of four students who performed on Bollywood songs.
In the first session, the topic ‘how I found my goal of life’ was discussed by the international football player women’s league J&K Ms Afshan Ashiq. The second address was from professional skydiver Arjuna awardee Group Captain (retd) Kamal Singh on the topic ‘how adventure makes you think out of box’. The first session panelist was Vinit K Bansal, a banker, specially-abled, entrepreneur and writer of dozen best sellers. The moderator was Ms Nupur Sandhu. In the second session, Radio Mirchi Jammu and Kashmir’s programming head RJ Shwetima Jamwal spoke on the topic ‘social media and its impact’.
In the next session, Dr Sarabjit Singh Mann, assistant professor Punjabi IKGPTU, was the moderator. The panellists were Punjabi poet and ghazal singer Sukhvinder Amrit, Vijay Vivek and Dev Dard. The third session was addressed by noted TEDx speaker, actor, Major (retd) Mohommed Ali Shah on the subject ‘life of a soldier’, while the other speaker Aarusha Mahajan spoke on the topic ‘How to start a start-up’. At the end of the ceremony, Nupur Sandhu conveyed the vote of thanks. Dr Mrigender Bedi, Dr Vivek Aggarwal, Dr Gazal Sharma, (both assistant professors) Tarun Kanodia, Deepak Sidana and Ankit Kapila (programmers) coordinated the programme.
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