Start of virtual symposium on Sikh architecture

Dr SS Bhatti, former principal of Chandigarh College of Architecture, gave the opening speech at the inaugural session of an international symposium on Sikh architecture, which took off in a virtual format on Tuesday.

Bhatti said that most historians have ignored Sikh architecture, while some have accepted it as a syncretism of Islamic and Rajputana styles, which he called a historical error. Other people who spoke included Nadhra Shahbaz Khan, based in Pakistan.

The virtual symposium is organized by the Saakaar Foundation to commemorate Parkash Utsav of Guru Granth Sahib. Foundation President Surinder Bahga said around 1,000 architects and other professionals from around the world are likely to attend the symposium, which will take place on September 14-21.

CU congratulates faculty members

The University of Chandigarh (CU) on Tuesday honored its 65 faculty members with the “2021 Best Teacher Award” in a congratulatory ceremony held on its campus. The ceremony was held to mark the 133rd anniversary of the birth of former President Dr S Radhakrishnan. The chancellor of the university honored talents in various categories of top teaching-learning professors, top researchers, best e-guru, best digital innovator and best trainer for student career development.

MCM holds contest on Dr S Radhakrishnan

The Department of Philosophy of MCM DAV College for Women in Sector 36 held a PowerPoint presentation competition here on “The Work and Life of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan”. The competition was held to mark the birthday of the country’s former president, scholar and philosopher Dr S Radhakrishnan, which is celebrated as Teachers’ Day. The competition received an enthusiastic reception from the students.

Eye donation awareness campaign

The Computer and Applications Department and NSS Unit of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women in Sector 26 organized an online eye donation awareness campaign in collaboration with GMCH-32 and Netra Foundation on September 4. The event began with a short video presentation by Sharanya Jain, Founder and President of the Netra Foundation. Lav Agarwal, Co-Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, encouraged students to help eradicate corneal blindness in India.

PRCI Chandigarh Chapter Wins Four Awards

The Chandigarh section of the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) won four awards in the National Talent Hunting Competition held from May to August. The winners were declared on Tuesday. Former IAS officer Vivek Atray received the Special Jury Prize. In the moderator category, Vipin Pubby took third prize while Purvi Bhushan took second prize in the young communicator category. PRCI’s Chandigarh Chapter was also recognized in the Best Public Comment category.

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