President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Sri Amritsar Sahib, Bibi Jagir Kaur ji Honoured at Khalsa College Patiala
SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur ji was honoured at Khalsa College Patiala today for being elected President, SGPC, Sri Amritsar Sahib for fourth time. The program began with Kirtan and and the congregation recited Shabads, making the whole atmosphere auspicious. College Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha welcomed Bibi Jagir Kaur Ji as Guest of Honour. He also welcomed Former SGPC President, Professor Kirpal Singh Badungar, Honorary Secretary, College Governing Body, S. Surjit Singh Rakhra, Director Education, SGPC, Dr. Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal and other eminent personalities. Bibi Jagir Kaur ji addressed the audience and congratulated the college over efficient leadership and reaching new heights. She said that SGPC is a guiding institution that always encourages such educational institutions to grow further. SGPC has always helped people at the time of disaster with the aid of Langar, Tents, Medical facilities and other facilities. She congratulated Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha for taking the institution to a new level of excellence. She laid emphasis on the importance of sports and providing facilities to sports students. She laid foundation stone of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Sports Complex of the college.
Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar also addressed the audience and congratulated the college on this special occasion. He gave emphasis on the importance and role of women in society. He said that the role of a leader is of prime importance in the success of an institution. When an efficient leader is supported by efficient staff members then an institution always rises to great heights.
S. Surjit Singh Rakhra congratulated the college over the special occasion of honouring Bibi Jagir Kaur ji. He said in his speech that SGPC is always working tirelessly for the welfare of humanity. He thanked Bibi Jagir Kaur ji for guiding the college in all aspects.
College Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha presented vote of thanks. He highlighted the achievements of Khalsa College Patiala where about 6200 students are studying. It is one of the prime institutions accredited with NAAC A grade, Potential for Excellence and the status of autonomous college. Many innovative courses have been started in the college. The college leads in sports activities as well as cultural activities. The NCC and NSS wings of the college play a very important role in giving new directions to the development of the college. The college has also taken the initiative of starting YouTube channel that has more than 8000 subscribers. The college is also gifted with Bhai Mardana Music Studio and Kirat Club. The students are taught to remain connected with their tradition and culture along with intellectual competence. In the end of the function mementos were presented to Bibi Jagir Kaur ji, Professor Kirpal Singh Badungar, Dr. Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal, Bibi Kuldeep Kaur Tohra, executive members and other eminent personalities.
Seminar on Career Opportunities in General Insurance Sector
Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance, Counselling and Placement Centre Khalsa College Patiala organised a Seminar on “Career Opportunities in General Insurance Sector”. Officials from National Insurance Company Limited visited the college and interacted with the students of commerce and management. Students of M. Com I and II, MBA (Leadership and Development)-I and II, B. Com-III, B. Com (Honours)-I, II and III and B. Com (Accounting and Finance)- I, II and III participated in the seminar along with the staff members. Regional manager of National Insurance Company, Ludhiana, Mr. Ashwani Chopra along with deputy manager, Ludhiana, Mr. Davinder Singh and Mr. Bhupinder Singh Malik were the guest speakers on the occasion. They were accompanied by another official from the company Mr. Parmod Jain.
Principal of the college Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha welcomed the guests to the college campus. He thanked them for interacting with the students and sharing their insights with them. He emphasised the importance of providing proper guidance to the students regarding future career opportunities. He appreciated the step taken by Dr. Ganda Singh Career Guidance, Counselling and Placement Centre and encouraged student-industry interaction in future also. Further, he said that the staff of Khalsa college has always strived to create a healthy atmosphere for student-industry interaction and provided them with every means necessary in order to help them in planning as well as achieving their career goals.
While addressing the students and staff members present on the occasion the speakers discussed about the general insurance sector. They discussed about the origin, evolution and present scenario of the general insurance sector. They explained the working of the industry as well as skills required by students to perform well in this sector. Guest speakers motivated students to develop their skills and seek opportunities in this field. They also discussed with the students the present career opportunities available for them in the field of insurance.
At the end of the seminar deputy Principal of the college Dr. Jasleen Kaur thanked the guest speakers for interacting with the students and shedding light on career opportunities available in the field of general insurance. She further appreciated the enthusiasm of students and asked the faculty members to organise such interactive sessions in future as well so that students can get help in planning their careers and setting future goals.
A Book of One-Act Plays Released at Khalsa College Patiala
P.G. Department of English, Cultural Studies and Foreign Languages released a book entitled Ten One Act Plays on 8th Oct., 2020 at Khalsa College Patiala. The book was released by the Principal, Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha. He congratulated the Head of the Department, Dr.Deepinderjeet Randhawa for the creative effort by the Department. He said that this book would encourage students to study human character and life in general. He motivated the editors to continue such academic efforts in future also.
Dr.Deepinderjeet Randhawa, who is also the chief-editor of the book, thanked the Principal for the encouragement and appreciation. During the book release ceremony, Prof. Jaspreet Kaur, and the editors Dr. Rouble Brar, Prof Parmjeet Kaur and Prof. Navdeep Kaur were also present.
The book is a collection of ten one-act plays. This edited book is for the under graduate students. It aims to create interest of drama among students.
NCC Unit Launches Tree Planting Campaign at Khalsa College Patiala
The NCC Unit Naval Wing and Air Wing of Khalsa College, Patiala launched a tree planting campaign on NCC Day. On this occasion college Principal Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha told all the cadets that trees are very important for human life, if we do not take care of the trees then there will be lack of oxygen in future.
Oxygen is the biggest element in the continuation of human life on the basis of which the entire social structure is built. Referring to the love of trees by great writers, he said that trees are like our brothers and sisters and we should take care of nature the most. Human life is possible only if there is nature. Trees not only save human lives but also protect the entire universe from pollution.
Dr. Ubha also Mentioned the importance of trees during this epidemic, Ubha said that our responsibility is even greater in such an environment that we keep our environment clean and hygienic so that no kind of infection can spread. On the occasion of NCC Day, he highlighted the important contribution of trees in the entire natural process. Officers of NCC Naval Wing and Air Wing and all the cadets were present on the occasion.
Taking Care of Mental Health in Covid Times” by Dr. Satyen Sharma
Youth Club and Red Cross Society organised a webinar on “Taking Care of Mental Health in Covid Times” by Dr. Satyen Sharma, Consultant Psychiatrist, Sharma Psychiatry Clinic, Patiala on 2nd December, 2020 at 3:00 pm for the students and faculty members of the college.
Dr. Dharminder Singh Ubha, Principal, Khalsa College, Patiala hailed the effort of Youth Club and Red-Cross Society to address this vital issue of mental health. In the contemporary scenario of COVID-19 it is the need of the hour that we teach our students ways of caring for their mental health.
Dr. Sharma sensitized the participants towards maintaining social distancing, wearing of masks and following all precautions to combat the second wave of COVID-19. Just as we prepare to take care of our bodies we should also take care of our mental well-being. The need to have a schedule set for carrying out daily activities, exercising, eating healthy food, having meaningful interactions with family members and friends even through online medium, developing new creative hobbies, abstaining from negative news and thoughts, not making alcohol or drugs as one’s coping mechanism are few of the important directions that he shared with his audience. He exhorted all not to ostracise the people who have contracted Covid but to accept Covid as just another disease. There is no need to be afraid either of the disease or the sick person.
Dr. Sarabjit Singh Ahluwalia, Convener, Youth Club and Red Cross Society while thanking the resource person for answering all the queries posed by the students effectively emphasised the need to understand the importance of mental health. Mental well being is just as important as physical health. We should not deny the symptoms of anxiety and depression due to social unacceptability.
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