Bathinda : The Central University of Punjab observed the 73rd Republic Day of India on its campus today with full enthusiasm and fervour. On this occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari hoisted the National Flag and the University Flag at the university campus. After the flag hoisting ceremony and inspection of the parade, the Vice-Chancellor exchanged Republic Day greetings with the gathering.
While addressing the audience comprising faculty members, officers, students, and staff members, Prof. Tiwari emphasized on the significance of the three colours and the Chakra that comprise the National Flag. He exhorted the University fraternity to imbibe what the Tricolour with Chakra symbolizes for the overall progress of the University.
The Vice Chancellor emphasized that the faculty members, employees, and students of the university need to work hard to accomplish the vision and mission of the university for imparting quality education, conducting cutting-edge research, and skilling and up-skilling students to face the challenges of 21st century life and empowering them to contribute meaningfully towards nation building.
He said that the faculty members and students should leave no stone unturned to contribute towards realizing the three important development paradigms of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for nation building, viz., ‘Vocal for Local’, ‘Atam Nirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’.
During his address, Prof. Tiwari welcomed thirty-seven new faculty members and appealed to them to embrace Punjabi culture and dedicate themselves to providing the best training to the young minds enrolled in the university to secure their future. He assured that the University administration is committed for providing proper ambience and enabling the environment for every section of the university fraternity to work to their full potential.
He thanked the Government of India for conferring Padma Awards to five eminent personalities from Punjab in recognition of their significant contributions in various spheres of life.
While delivering a formal vote of thanks, Dean Students’ Welfare Prof. Vinod K. Garg, Acting Registrar and Dean, Students Welfare, stressed on the need to keep a balance between rights and duties enshrined in the Constitution of India so that everyone in the nation can work, progress, and live harmoniously.
The ceremony took place in the presence of Prof. R.K. Wusirika, Dean Incharge Academics, Prof. Anjana Munshi, Dean Research, Prof. Monisha Dhiman, Director, IQAC, Deans, Head of the Departments, University Officers, Faculty members, staff and students following COVID-19 protocol.