Bathinda : As a part of a programme series to promote critical and analytical ability of the students, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) organized an International Quiz Competition and a special Panel Discussion Session for students on the book “Modi @20: Dreams meet Delivery” on August 1—2, 2022. This program was conducted under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari. The Chief Guest of the Panel Discussion Program was Colonel (Retd.) Jaibans Singh, Editor, Punjab Pulse.
During the Panel Discussion Session, seven panelists critically summarized different chapters written by distinguished authors, such as Changing Elections and Electioneering Forever; New Grammar of Women Empowerment; Tackling Adversaries through Strong and Effective National Security Policies; Fighting the Pandemic: Leading from the Front; Democracy, Delivery and the Politics of Hope; Success of People-centric Approach; and Environment sustainability and economic development: convergence in practice and action. The students who deliberated on this occasion were Vikrant (Dept. of Mass Communication and Media Studies), Vrinda Kahler (Dept. of Chemistry), Gyanendra (Dept. of Law), Himanshu (Dept. of Biochemistry), Birendra (Dept. of Physics), Nishchal Bhardwaj (Dept. of Physical Education) and Ankit (Dept. of English).
In his lead remarks, Colonel (Retd.) Jaibans Singh appreciated the panellists for presenting their analysis on the impact of policies formulated by the Modi government on women’s empowerment, social security, international relations, economic development and other areas. He stated that our Prime Minister Modi Ji is a visionary and an optimist, who considers India as a civilization and is always committed to promoting our ancient knowledge systems, traditions and values. He inspired youngsters to learn from Shri Narendra Modi’s working methodology and adopt micro management, a bottom-up approach and consider all aspects to accomplish their long-term and short-term goals.
In his presidential address, Prof. R.P. Tiwari stated that Shri Narendra Modi Ji has emerged as a global leader as all his policies are focused on promoting the Indian civilizational traits of Vishwa Bandhutva, promotion of sustainable life practices and inclusive development of society. He emphasized that this panel discussion programme series motivated our students to learn from the personality and philosophy of Shri Narendra Modi and imbibe qualities of patience, listening ability, dedication and self-belief in their personality.
In the International Quiz Competition, more than 4200 youngsters from India and abroad registered. Above 717 persons participated in this competition organized through virtual platform and answered questions on different chapters of this book. Medhasree Sanyal (University of Calcutta, West Bengal), Kapil Garg (Haryana) and Nivin Krishnon P. (IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu) obtained the first, second and third positions respectively in this competition. The winners received cash prizes of Rs 3000, Rs 2,000, and Rs 1,000 respectively. The Quiz competition was moderated by Prof. Felix Bast.
Towards the end, Dr. Vipan Pal Singh and Dr. Vinod Pathania, programme coordinators, thanked participants for their support in making this programme a success. Prof. B.P. Garg, Controller of Examination and Registrar (O) attended this programme as special guest. Faculty and students from various departments attended this programme.