Seminar on Interview Skills organized by Khalsa College Patiala
Dr Ganda Singh Career Guidance and Counselling Cell of Khalsa College, Patiala organized a seminar on interview skills for the final year students of B. Com, BBA, MBA(LD) and M.Com. CEO of AlmaBay Networks Private Limited Mr. Vishal Sood interacted with the students and gave them information regarding Interview Skills, Training options and Placement Opportunities available.
Principal of the college Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha congratulated the members of Dr Ganda Singh Career Guidance and Counselling Cell for organizing extremely informative seminar for the final year students. He said that it is of great help for the students in learning the basics about interview skills as interviewing requires students to listen, focus, think and react appropriately to what the other person says. Emphasizing the importance of structured training Dr. Ubha said that the aim of practical training is to help students develop skills and abilities that support professional career.
Addressing the students Mr. Vishal Sood said that in today’s world, it is more important than ever to have strong interview skills. He said that if students fail at their interview or fail to make a good impression it could cost them an opportunity. Mr. Sood discussed that among other skills of being positive and confident, improving presentation and communication skills during interview are other most important skills required for a successful interview. While highlighting the importance of training Mr. Sood said that training gives students a great understanding of their responsibilities that they need to do the job. This will enhance their confidence which can also improve their overall performance. Concluding his lecture Mr. Sood discussed about the latest placement trends and opportunities available for students in the market and said that quality placements must be linked to either study goals or long-term career plans.Students should have a good understanding of what they can gain from a placement, and be motivated by the challenge.
Deputy Principal of the college Dr. Jasleen Kaur congratulated the team members of Dr Ganda Singh Career Guidance and Counselling Cell and appreciated the enthusiasm with which students attended and interacted during the seminar.
Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance, Counselling and Placement Centre Khalsa College Patiala organized a Placement Drive for the final year students of post graduate and under graduate classes of School of Commerce and Management. Officials from Axis Bank visited the college campus to conduct the placement drive. They offered the job of Business Development Executive to final year students of M. Com and MBA(LD).
After the completion of all the technical rounds, 7 students from M. Com and MBA(LD) final year were selected by the company officials and were given offer letters. Manpreet Kaur, Ramandeep Kaur, Meenakshi Beniwal, Milanpreet Gill, Sanyogita Arora, Arshdeep Kaur and Gurnoor Kaur were selected.
Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College Patiala, congratulated the students who were selected for job and motivated all the students to work hard and achieve their goals. Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Head, School of Commerce and Management appreciated the efforts made by the placement centre for conducting the placement drive and encouraged them to organise more successful job fairs in the future.
NCC Naval Unit Nangal Begins Ten Day Annual Camp at Khalsa College, Patiala
NCC Naval Unit Nangal led by Group Commander Brigadier A. P. S. Bal, began a ten day annual camp at Khalsa College, Patiala from October 18, 2021 in which cadets of Khalsa College, Patiala and Government Mahindra College are participating for Certificate B. Commanding Officer Capt. Sarvjit Singh Saini while addressing the cadets said that such camps are very important for honing talent in the students. He said that It is very important to provide such a platform for students to learn discipline and responsibility towards the society. Addressing the cadets on this occasion, he said that students are the capital of the country and the future of the country is in the hands of these students.
On this occasion college principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha said that Khalsa College always organizes such programs In which all round development of the students is possible. He also said that NCC Naval Wing Khalsa College Patiala has made commendable achievements in recent times. Speaking about this annual camp, he said that such camps not only educate the students academically but also motivate them to understand the society from social and other aspects. On this occasion Lieutenant Dr.Jarnail Singh from Government Mahindra College and Sub Lieutenant Prof. Usha provided multi-faceted knowledge to the students by organizing various activities during the camp. During the camp, the students were introduced to the technical aspects and the parade P I. staff also introduced the students to different disciplines.
During this camp, Khalsa College Patiala's NCC Naval Wing's A.N.O . Dr. Sarabjit Singh welcomed the guests and spoke about the overall layout of the camp and told the students that the students would take part in many activities during the ten day camp. During the camp, book release ceremony of the book by Dr Sukhwinder Kaur, Assistant Professor, Khalsa College, Akkar, was also formalized. Balvir Singh and Gurdial Chand from First Punjab Naval Unit Nangal participated in the camp as civil staff and Takdir, Raman Chaudhary, Udit Narain, Raman Kumar and Gurdeep Singh as technical staff.
"Student Induction Program Week" organized by Khalsa College Patiala
Student Induction Programs for the first-year students of MBA (Leadership Development), M.Com, B.Com(Honors), B.Com and BBA, B.Com-IInd year and B.A.F-III were organized by School of Commerce and Management of Khalsa college Patiala. The Induction Programme was intended to facilitate the academic, cultural and social orientation of the first year students. The programme activities were linked to the key strategic goals of the University, namely enhancing the Student Experience, developing quality in learning and teaching, and encouraging participation of students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. The honorable Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Deputy Principal and Head of the Department Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Dean Research Dr. Ravinderjit Singh and Prof. Emeritus Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Gill graced the occasion with their presence and addressed the newcomers. They motivated the students to be proactive from the very first day and start their college journey by focusing on knowledge learning as well as knowledge creation.
The principal of the college Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha welcomed the students and told them about the value of life and the responsibilities of the student. He focused on the fact that students should start becoming opinionated which will imbibe the sense of responsibility in them and lead them towards a successful career. He emphasised that students should also participate in extracurricular activities along with studying, for overall development. He also encouraged the students to develop leadership qualities by participating in various activities organized by the college. In order to be successful in life he urged students to read as many books, autobiographies and biographies as they can and keep a positive mind set and develop an all-round personality. Lastly, he wished students all the very best and said that we wish to bring out the best in our students and prepare them to become competent enough to meet the challenges of the world.
The induction program started with introductory session about the college. After that Dr. Amandeep Kaur Sidhu sensitized the students regarding ragging and its implications and informed the cell members in case first year students face any problem or harassment from the seniors. Prof. Varleen Kaur shared the information regarding various training and development programs available for students to learn and polish their communication and inter-personal skills for placements. She also discussed about the various career and placement opportunities provided by the college. Various cultural activities were presented on this occasion which included Quiz regarding general knowledge about college campus, skits, dances, Virasat walk, individual performances, and One-minute games. Mr. Personality, Miss Personality and Well-Dressed students were announced at the end.
The program concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Deputy Principal and Head of the department Dr. Jasleen Kaur. She encouraged students and explained the importance of ethical and moral values towards the society. She emphasized on the importance of discipline, time management and participation of extra co-curriculum activities and encouraged students develop a holistic personality Dr. Jasleen Kaur said that the purpose of the Student Induction Program is to help the new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment, inculcate in them the ethos and culture of the institution, help them build bonds with other students and faculty members, and expose them to a sense of larger purpose and self-exploration. She congratulated faculty members and students on successful completion of the program.
Khalsa College Patiala organizes Kisaan Sammelan at Dhablan Campus
Khalsa College Patiala organizes Kisaan Sammelan at Dhablan Campus
Khalsa College Patiala organized farmers' conclave at its Dhablan campus dedicated to Baba Banda Singh Bahadur's Samana Fateh Diwas. Farmers from different villages had arrived in large numbers. On this occasion the farmers were informed about the latest techniques related to agriculture and also about the modern machinery.
The chief guest S. Surjit Singh Rakhra, Honorary Secretary, Khalsa College Governing Body and former Minister, Punjab Government said that in order to make agriculture a profitable business in the present times, it was necessary for the farmers to be exposed to new scientific inventions. Emphasizing on organic farming, he said that we should reduce the use of chemical fertilizers. He emphasized that we need to work at the village level to promote cooperative farming.
Welcoming the guests, College Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha said that farmers can be successful only if they have full details of their income and expenditure.
Dr. Kesar Singh Bhangu Professor Punjabi University Patiala said that we should not expect too much from the governments but we need to take initiative at our own level to make agriculture profitable.
On this occasion, Dr. Piyush from Thapar University said "A technology has been developed that allows us to store our vegetables and fruits for a long time without a freezer and this technology will not have any adverse effect on vegetables or fruits.
Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Gill, Emeritus Professor, Khalsa College, Patiala said that governments need to discharge their responsibilities in an efficient manner.
S. Kuldeep Singh Nassupur Member Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Sri Amritsar Sahib said that it was the result of wrong policies of the government that today farmers have to leave their homes and struggle in Delhi. He also said that to save agriculture from corporate houses we need to be organized at our own level.
Khalsa College Patiala organized a special camp to make the students aware about the scholarship schemes.
Khalsa College Patiala organized a special camp to make the students aware about the scholarship schemes. The Scholarship Wing of Khalsa College, Patiala organized a special camp to create awareness among the students about the scholarships offered by the Punjab Government, Government of India, UGC, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and other social service organizations. A special stall was set up where students were informed about the eligibility for scholarships and the method to apply.
Prof. Jaspreet Singh, in charge of Scholarship Wing, said that scholarships for students of different classes are provided by Punjab Government, Government of India, UGC, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and other NGOs such as Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority, Merit cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses, Post Matric Scholarship for Matric SC BC Students, Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child, PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for pursuing Professional Course, Center Sector Scheme of Scholarship, Post Graduate Scholarships for University Rank Holder, Scholarships for Amritdhari Student, Scholarships for Topper of Religious Examinations Sikh Human Development Foundation, USA Scholarships for Students with Disabilities etc.
On this occasion Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha Principal Khalsa College Patiala said that Khalsa College always strives for the welfare of the students. To maximize their participation and financial gain, the college not only informs the students about such schemes but also invites the students to apply for these scholarships. The college provides these services free of cost.
Khalsa College Patiala Organizes Webinar on Punjab's Economy: Rescue and Rebirth
School of commerce and management of Khalsa College Patiala organised webinar on Punjab's Economy: Rescue and Rebirth. Principal of the college, Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha welcomed all the eminent personalities invited for the webinar.
Prof. Nirvikar Singh, Professor of Economics from University of California, Santa Cruz, USA was the keynote speaker of the webinar. In his keynote address Professor Nirvikar Singh said that tracing the development of Punjab from the days of partition, Punjab in India restructured itself and the success of Green revolution followed. Punjab was seen as the role model of the whole nation. Professor Nirvikar Singh said that the causes behind failure of Punjab's economy are related to groundwater decline, water pollution, soil pollution, air pollution, stagnation in growth etc. He said that the growth rate of agriculture has been declining rapidly. Due to poor government policies, many Punjabi farmers are struggling at economic level which is the root cause of protest by farmers. The obstacles in front of Punjab are related to politics, lack of scale, vested interests and switching costs. Dr Singh also highlighted different aspects of strategies which need to be adopted like innovative methods, value added products and services, upgraded digital infrastructure and developing world class universities. He emphasised upon efficient governance especially regarding Punjab's finances and engaging diaspora in building world class universities. He said that dynamic economy is needed for the rebirth of Punjab.
Professor Kaushik Basu, former Chief Economist, World Bank, said in his speech that over the last 25 years other states have moved ahead of Punjab where as earlier Punjab was in a leading role. There are many challenges in front of Punjab's economy. Many participants of the webinar presented their views on the related issues.
Dr Lakhwinder Singh Gill, Convener of the webinar, presented vote of thanks. He said that the revival strategy for Punjab's economy is a very important issue. Punjab's policymakers must address the problems related to the economic crisis. Central government also needs to be sincere and sensitive towards Punjab's issues. Dr Gill thanked all the eminent personalities and participants for making the webinar a huge success
Placement Drive organised for the students of Khalsa College Patiala
A campus placement drive was organised by Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance and Counselling Cell of Khalsa College Patiala for the final year students of under-graduate and post- graduate classes of BBA, BA (Hons) English, Social Science, MBA (Leadership Development) and BCA.
Officials from Ulayana education group visited the college campus to conduct recruitment drive for Paytm, Snapdeal and India Mart. The positions of Business Development Executives, Managers and Customer Executives were offered to students by the companies. The first round consisted of HR round. Selected students appeared in operation round. After the completion of two rounds 83 students were shortlisted.
Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, Patiala, congratulated the students on their achievement and wished them happy and successful lives. He appreciated the efforts of members of Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance and Counselling Cell and faculty members in grooming the students and making them ready to face the corporate world. At the end he encouraged the placement centre to organise such placement drives in future and provide students with great opportunities and also motivated students to grab these opportunities and spread their wings.
Deputy Principal of the college Dr. Jasleen Kaur thanked the officials of various companies who visited the college campus for organizing the placement drive and for giving students an opportunity for their bright future.
Research and IPR Cell of GSSDGS Khalsa College Patiala organised a webinar on Catapulting Innovations through IPR’s
Dr Dapinder Bakshi, Joint Director and Head, Research and Start-up Facilitation Division, Punjab State Council for Science and Technology and Dr Divya Kaushik, an eminent Scientist were the resource persons of the webinar.
Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, Patiala, congratulated Research and IPR Cell of the college for organising a webinar on a very relevant topic which would be beneficial to inspire and help young researchers by sensitising them towards the importance of intellectual property rights.
Dr Bakshi introduced the theme of the webinar and shared information about various schemes run by Punjab and State Government.
Dr Kaushik gave detailed information about IPR and explained all the things that can be covered under intellectual property and can be applied for the grant of patent. Dr Ravinderjeet Singh, Dean, Research and Convener of Research and IPR Cell presented the vote of thanks.
Khalsa College Patiala organises seven day workshop on
Khalsa College Patiala organises seven day workshop on "Fermented and Sprouted Foods for a Healthy Gut"
A seven day workshop on "Fermented and Sprouted Foods for a Healthy Gut" organized by the Department of Food Processing & Engineering commenced today on 04th October 2021. Dr. Rosy Bansal, Course Incharge of Food Processing & Engineering department, enlightened the students regarding preparation techniques of value added breads using nutritional grains like finger millet (Ragi Atta) & soyabean flour. Students were given hands on training to prepare the breads and sprouts. Around fifty students are participating in the workshop. During this workshop the students will have an exposure to learn the techniques of wine, vinegar, sauerkraut, kimchi, buttermilk and flavoured yogurts. Vice Principal Dr. Harwinder Kaur inaugurated the workshop today and appreciated the students for taking keen interest in practical training. Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha encouraged the students and said that skill based courses are a great help for employment generation as well as entrepreneurship. Overall arrangements in the workshop were made by Prof. Amandeep Kaur & Prof. Manpreet Kaur. Dr. Rosy Bansal, Course Incharge made commendable efforts in arranging the workshop. Superintendent S. Ravinderjit Singh, Accounts Officer S. Parwinder Singh and S. Harminder Singh was also present in the inauguration ceremony of the seven day workshop.
Induction and Refresher Program for New Students Organized by Various Departments of Khalsa College Patiala
Induction and Refresher Program for New Students Organized by Various Departments of Khalsa College Patiala.
Various Graduate and Post Graduate Departments of Khalsa College Patiala including Post Graduate Department of Commerce and Management, Post Graduate Department of Music, Post Graduate Department of Economics, Department of Fine Arts, Department of Religious Studies,Post Graduate Department of Chemistry, Department of Hindi, Post Graduate Mathematics department, B.Sc Medical, Post Graduate Computer Science department, Post Graduate Psychology and Physics Department conducted induction and refresher programs for the new students in their respective departments. The students were to be introduced to the activities going on in the college, library, anti-ragging, and various committees and meetings.
On this occasion the principal of the college Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha welcomed the first year students in the college and said that education is not only preparation for life but education is life. Sharing his personal experiences, Dr. Ubha encouraged the students to participate in various additional co-curricular activities. He urged the students to read as many books, autobiographies and biographies as possible to succeed in life and to develop a positive mindset and a holistic personality.
Addressing the students, Dr. Jasleen Kaur, Deputy Principal and Head of the School of Commerce and Management, emphasized the importance of discipline, time management and participation in extracurricular activities and encouraged the students to develop a holistic personality. Controller of Examinations Dr. Ravinderjit Singh, Head of Music Department Dr. Jagjit Singh, Head of Chemistry Department Dr. Anju Khullar, Head of Physics Department Dr. Arvind Sabharwal, Head of Geography Department Dr. Gorakh Singh, Head of Hindi Department Dr. Harwinder Kaur, Head of Religious Studies Department Dr. Gurveer Singh, Head of Computer Department Prof. Sukhmeen Kaur, Head Mathematics Department Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Head History Department Dr. Harjeet Kaur, Head Psychology Department Prof. Ramanjit Kaur and Incharge BSc Medical Prof. Imtiaza also addressed the students. Apart from this various activities like college quizzes, poetry readings, heritage walks and cultural activities were organized for the students.
Story Writing Competition organised by Bibliophiles, The Book club of Khalsa College Patiala.
Story Writing Competition organised by Bibliophiles, The Book club of Khalsa College Patiala.
Bibliophiles, the book club of School of Commerce and Management, Khalsa College, Patiala organised a picture-based story writing competition. Students of M.B.A. (Leadership and Development), M. Com, BBA and B. Com participated in the competition.
Principal of the college Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha congratulated and applauded the efforts of the students who wrote beautiful mesmerising stories based on random pictures. He said that such events not only encourage students to be more innovative, creative and think outside the box but also help in developing excellent writing and communication skills. Dr. Ubha appreciated the enthusiastic manner in which students participated in the event and said that it was a sign that pandemic period has not affected the motivation of students and faculty and they are back with even more high spirits.
Deputy Principal and Head of the department Dr. Jasleen Kaur congratulated the book club members for the successful completion of the event. She said that creating a story out of random pictures is an art and strengthens the thought process of the students as well as gives them a platform to showcase their skills.
20 different stories were submitted by the students of commerce and management from which three best stories were selected and winners were declared. Arpit Kaur, BBA second year secured the first position, Khushpreet Kaur, B. Com second year, section-A secured second position, and Jashanpreet Kaur from B. Com second year, section-D secured third position. Winners of the competition were distributed certificates and prizes.
Two day Global Punjabi Conference at Khalsa College Patiala Concludes Today
Photo Caption : Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal Khalsa College Patiala, S. Surjit Singh Rakhra, S. Satwinder Singh Tohra, Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Dr. Rajinderpal Singh Brar, Dr. Kuldeep Singh Deep addressing during Two Day Global Punjabi Conference at Khalsa College Patiala.
THE 4TH TWO DAY GLOBAL PUNJABI CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO 400TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GURU TEGH BAHADUR SAHIB JI, AT KHALSA COLLEGE, PATIALA CONCLUDED WITH A FOND MEMORY. THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS, DURING THE INAUGURAL SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE, WAS DELIVERED BY DR. SATISH KUMAR VERMA. THE CONFERENCE WAS PRESIDED BY S. GURJATINDER SINGH RANDHAWA FROM U. S. A. KEYNOTE SPEAKER WAS DR. BALJINDER SINGH NASRALI FROM DELHI UNIVERSITY, DELHI. DR PARVEEN KUMAR FROM PANJAB UNIVERSITY CHANDIGARH, MRS. MITA KHANNA FROM CANADA ALSO PARTICIPATED. RESEARCH PAPERS WERE READ BY MORE THAN 50 SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS DURING TECHNICAL SESSIONS.
COLLEGE PRINCIPAL DR. DHARMINDER SINGH UBHA, WHILE WELCOMING THE DIGNITARIES, SAID THAT LIKE EVERY YEAR, THE CONFERENCE HAS BEEN ATTENDED BY SCHOLARS FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. HE SAID THAT THE CONFERENCE WOULD PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN RESOLVING THE ISSUES OF FARMERS. HE ALSO SAID THAT THE COLLEGE HAS ALWAYS STRIVED TO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN PROMOTING PUNJABI LITERARY CULTURE AND ITS VALUES.
PRESIDING OVER THE CONFERENCE, S. SURJIT SINGH RAKHRA, FORMER CABINET MINISTER PUNJAB AND HONORARY SECRETARY, COLLEGE GOVERNING BODY SAID THAT THIS CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE COLLEGE EVERY YEAR PROVIDES A PLATFORM WHERE VIEWS OF THE INTELLECTUALS ARE HEARD AND A FRUITFUL DISCOURSE TAKES PLACE.
MR. ADDRESSING THE GATHERING, SATWINDER SINGH TOHRA, MEMBER, INTERIM COMMITTEE, SHOMANI GURDWARA PARBANDHAK COMMITTEE AND MEMBER, GOVERNING BODY, KHALSA COLLEGE SAID THAT KHALSA COLLEGE ALWAYS STRIVES FOR GOOD DISCUSSION. WHILE CONGRATULATING THE ENTIRE COLLEGE, MANAGEMENT, PRINCIPAL AND STAFF MEMBERS FOR THE 4TH GLOBAL PUNJABI CONFERENCE, CHIEF GUEST S. SUKHI BAATH FROM CANADA SAID THAT SIMILAR ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANIZED EVERY YEAR AT PUNJAB BHAWAN SURREY CANADA. THEY ENCOURAGE AND PLAY A KEY ROLE IN PROMOTING THE PUNJABI MOTHER TONGUE GLOBALLY.
THE SPECIAL GUEST WAS EMINENT PUNJABI POET S. GURBHAJAN SINGH GILL, WHO SAID WHILE PRESENTING HIS VIEWS ON THE AGRARIAN CRISIS THAT TODAY OUR ECONOMY IS TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON AGRICULTURE AND THE FARMER IS THE BACKBONE OF THE COUNTRY. THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER S. HARPREET SINGH, CHIEF EDITOR, PTC, WHILE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF PTC SAID THAT MEDIA HAS ALWAYS PLAYED A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE SOCIETY. HE SAID THAT MANY PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED IF THE MEDIA BRINGS TRUTH TO THE PEOPLE.
THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER DR. SARABJINDER SINGH FROM GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY, SRI AMRITSAR SAHIB SPOKE ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF COSMIC CONSCIOUSNESS PRESENTED IN THE BANI OF GURU TEGH BAHADUR JI.
DR. RAJINDERPAL SINGH BRAR SAID THAT THE FARMER WHO FILLS THE STOMACH OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WITH HIS HARD WORK, IS ON THE PATH OF STRUGGLE AGAINST THESE ANTI-FARMER POLICIES. DR. PARAMVIR SINGH FROM CANADA SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE PEASANT MOVEMENT IS GOING ON IN THE LAND OF PUNJAB, BUT THE PUNJABI PEOPLE LIVING ABROAD ARE SHARING THAT EXPERIENCE. S. DARSHAN SINGH DHILLON FROM UK LAUDED THE INITIATIVE TAKEN BY THE COLLEGE AND SAID THAT SUCH A PLATFORM PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CREATING FRUITFUL DIALOGUE WHICH GIVES A GOOD DIRECTION TO THE SOCIETY. SPEAKING ON THIS OCCASION, DR. KULDEEP SINGH DEEP SAID THAT RANGMANCH ALWAYS PLAYS ITS ROLE AS THE VOICE OF NEW RISING MOVEMENTS. THE HEAD OF PUNJABI DEPARTMENT, PROF. PARAMJIT KAUR THANKED ALL THE PARTICIPANTS. THE STAGE WAS CONDUCTED BY DR DEVINDER SINGH.
Two-day Global Punjabi Conference Commences at Khalsa College, Patiala
Two-day Global Punjabi Conference Commences at Khalsa College, Patiala
Fourth Khalsa College Global Punjabi Conference, dedicated to 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji, was inaugurated at Khalsa College, Patiala today. More than 500 delegates from India and abroad participated online and offline. Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, Patiala welcomed the guests and told about the objectives of the conference. He said that as a result of the efforts made by Khalsa College Patiala, fourth consecutive Khalsa College Global Punjabi Conference is being organized and its main purpose is to have discourse on the problems of the farmers and their solutions. He said that farming is not just a matter of economy for us but the relationship of this matter is with souls of the ancestral farmers of Punjab. He emphasized that the conference dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib ji is also of special significance in the context of agriculture as Guru Sahib during his journey to the East had dug many wells and provided livestock to the poor.
During the inaugural session on the first day of the conference, the keynote address was delivered by Dr. Satish Kumar Verma. In his address, he said that this initiative taken by Khalsa College has always created a high level discourse. He also said that the purpose of this conference is to solve the problems of the farmers. Khalsa College always takes an optimistic approach to the contemporary issues and takes steps for their solution. Talking about the issues related to agriculture, he said that the problems of the model we have for agriculture have become very complex and we need to make special efforts to enable agriculture to compete with the world in the latest ways.
Presiding over the entire session, Gurjatinder Singh Randhawa from USA, said that the agrarian crisis is not limited to Punjab but it has become a global issue. Even the condition of the farmers is not very good. He said that in the United States, corporate houses dominate agriculture on a large scale due to which the farmers get very little value for their labor.
Chief Guest Mr. Ajaib Singh Chattha from Canada, while addressing the conference online, said that Punjabi literature is constantly presenting the problems of the farmers which have been discussed by the scholars in many international conferences. But in the context of the present agrarian crisis, this issue needs to be addressed in a more serious manner. He congratulated Khalsa College for playing a leading role in this dialogue and for organizing this conference.
Another delegate, Dr. Baljinder Singh Nasrali, from University of Delhi, while talking about the impact of the peasant crisis on the Punjabi novel, said that today's novel is not only limited to the realistic picture of the peasant society but also to the background of the happenings and the future consequences.
Dr. Praveen Kumar, from Panjab University, Chandigarh, while talking about the life and philosophy of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji, said that the martyrdom of Guru Sahib was surely to usher in a new era in Indian history. His martyrdom not only saved the whole of India from Aurangzeb's deadly policies but also made it clear that religious narrow-mindedness can never succeed in establishing a great system. Mr. Karnail Singh Shergill from UK, in an online address, lauded the great efforts being made by Khalsa College Patiala.
Shrimati Mita Khanna, who specially came from Canada to attend the conference, said that the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji is unparalleled in the history of the world. Guided by this sacrifice, we should work for the betterment of all. At the end of the first day session Prof. Paramjit Kaur, Head of Punjabi Department thanked all the guests and delegates. The stage was conducted by Dr. Devinder Singh.
Seminar on ‘Global Qualification Impact on Career and ACCA (A Global Qualification)’ organised by Khalsa College Patiala
Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance, Counselling and Placement Cell of Khalsa College Patiala organised a seminar on ‘Global Qualification Impact on Career and ACCA (A Global Qualification). Mr. Nikhil Sharma from International Skill Development Corporation (ISDC) visited the college campus as resource person and interacted with the students of B. Com-I of School of Commerce and Management.
Discussing the present scenario of the country, Principal of the college Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha emphasised the importance of skill development by students. He said that Professional Qualification along with a college or university degree can open enormous career opportunities for students both in India and abroad.
Addressing the first-year students Mr. Nikhil Sharma discussed about various professional courses available for commerce and business students. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one such global body which consists of professional accountants and offers professional courses to students in various fields. He said that benefit of such professional bodies is that they are present in multiple countries and are globally recognised. Hence they provide students with a wide variety of career opportunities. Mr. Sharma shared the information regarding ACCA career portal and career guidance offered by verified and approved employers that is available online. Concluding the lecture Mr. Sharma motivated and encouraged students to learn professional skills along with their regular curriculum as this will help them to become part of elite professional network and will also be helpful for better career progression in India and abroad.
Deputy principal of the college Dr. Jasleen Kaur thanked the guest speaker for interacting and guiding the students regarding huge benefits of professional qualifications. She said that since the professional qualifications are more specialised, students will have an edge in job market and grab better career opportunities as compared to their counterparts.
‘Poetry Recitation’ Competition Organized by Punjabi Sahitya Sabha at Khalsa College, Patiala
In collaboration with the Post Graduate Punjabi Department of Khalsa College, Patiala and Punjabi Sahitya Sabha, a poetry recitation competition was organized for the students. A large number of students from different departments of the college participated in this competition. Anmol Singh of BA Part-III, Sukhdeep Singh of BA Part-III and Gurwinder Singh of BA Part-I bagged the first, second and third positions respectively. On this occasion three students were given encouragement awards including Jasmeet Kaur B.C.A. Part-II, Manpreet Kaur B.Com Part-II, Kalashpinder Kaur B.Com Part-III.
College Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha lauded the efforts of the Punjabi Department and Punjabi Sahitya Sabha and said that the main objective of these competitions is to bring perfection in the pronunciation of the students and instill self-confidence in them. He also said that such competitions create a sense of healthy competition in the students. In today's competitive world it has become imperative to instill in the students these skills from the very beginning.
Vice Principal Dr.Harvinder Kaur, while addressing the students, said that it is very important to have a constant flow while reading and writing any literary work. On this occasion, she also recited her poems to the students.
Head of Punjabi Department Prof. Paramjit Kaur, while congratulating the winner students said that the college was imparting quality education to the students and such competitions also play a pivotal role in bringing out the hidden talent among the students.
Convener of Punjabi Sahitya Sabha Prof. Jagroop Kaur said that Punjabi Sahitya Sabha of the department has been regularly organizing competitions for students.
During this competition, Dr. Davinder Singh conducted the stage very well. All the teachers and students of the department were present in large number on this occasion.
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