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Jalandhar: Innovators honoured

Jalandhar: Innovators honoured

KMV College honours its budding innovators and entrepreneurs in Jalandhar on Thursday. Tribune photo

Jalandhar: Kanya Maha Vidyalaya honoured its budding innovators and entrepreneurs who are working in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. Throwing more light on it, Principal Dr Atima Sharma Dwivedi averred that KMV provides an ecosystem promoting innovation and entrepreneurship amongst its students through the institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) set up under the Union Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell (MIC). The young innovators and entrepreneurs of the institution have been actively participating and winning laurels at the regional and national level. She further maintained that KMV’s Institution Innovation Council (IIC) has its unique initiatives like tailor-made courses on innovation and entrepreneurship – ‘Innovation Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking’, intra and inter-college business idea competitions, a student body, ‘Womentum’, working with dedication towards activities on innovation and entrepreneurship, participation in regional and national level hackathon.

Faculty dev programme held

The PG Department of English of Apeejay College of Fine Arts organised a faculty development programme where a discussion on the book Phoenix in Flames was done. The book has been written by Dr Rachna Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi, who has now established herself as a writer. Principal Dr Dhingra welcomed her and also congratulated her on her latest book. Dr Rachna Singh, associated with the Indian Revenue Service, provides an opportunity to emerging poets, writers and artists to emerge freely through The Wise Owl, an e-magazine. She is also a member of the Language Committee of the Lok Sabha. She is also providing her services as an expert and advisor to the Lok Sabha Secretariat as a research associate. Reviewing the book, Dr Navjot Deol from the Department of English said that the stories written in the book take the reader from despair to hope. Dr Rachna Singh said, “Through eight stories in the book, I have tried to narrate the pain of eight women who faced adverse circumstances in their real life and emerged out of it stronger.” She added that even today, under patriarchal power, women face the terror of mismatched marriages, early marriage, domestic violence, unwanted birth and the book Phoenix in Flames is dedicated to all those ordinary women who faced difficult situations with their determination and patience and thus became extraordinary in their lives.

Workshop on virtual lab

Lyallpur Khalsa College Technical Campus, in collaboration with IIT Delhi, has become a nodal centre of Virtual Labs, a Government of India initiative by the Ministry of Education. The college held a two-day state-level workshop on the subject in association with IIT Delhi, featuring guest speakers Dr Tanmay Tarun Dass, project manager, IIT Delhi virtual labs, and Prateek Sharma, senior project assistant from the Virtual Labs outreach team at IIT Delhi. They were accompanied by Chandan Kumar, Senior Field Engineer and Chirag Dey, Senior Field Engineer, IIT Delhi. The workshop received an overwhelming response with more than 100 registrations and aimed to promote the use of remote access simulation-based labs in various fields of science and engineering. The workshop covered various topics, highlighting the importance of virtual labs in modern education. The virtual labs are added to the AICTE model curriculum. The expert speakers shared insights into how virtual labs can enhance the learning experience, making it engaging and effective.

Road Safety Week

The NSS unit of Lyallpur Khalsa College observed Road Safety Week from January 11-18 in collaboration with Traffic Education Cell, Jalandhar. Principal Dr Jaspal Singh motivated the volunteers of Lyallpur Khalsa College to become ambassadors of road safety. He added that due to lack of awareness of traffic rules, many people die in road accidents every year. This loss of life could be minimised by spreading awareness about rules related to road safety, he said. Chief Programme Officer Prof Satpal Singh informed that the Road Safety Week began with a seminar where Shamsher Singh, ASI, Traffic Education Cell, through his observations and experiences, explained the ways to save lives on road. On the fifth day of the programme, the volunteers rallied from the college to PAP Chowk by raising slogans. Moreover, volunteers made the vehicle owners aware at BSF Chowk and PAP Chowk by showing placards and posters regarding road safety instructions. During this event, Traffic Education Cell representatives guided the volunteers on road. The programme concluded at BMC Chowk with an awareness rally. 

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