6th Barsi of Late Sardar Balbir Singh commemorated at Lyallpur Khalsa College

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6th Barsi of Late Balbir Singh being commemorated at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar on Thursday.

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Jalandhar, February 13, 2014: The students, staff and president of the College Governing Council Balbir Kaur, along with the members of the Management Committee today paid their obeisance at Sehaj Path held in the College Gurudwara today on the Barsi of Late Balbir Singh Ex-Member Parliament who remained the president of the College Governing Council for four decades.

It is to Balbir Singh that the College owes its present status and reputation, thus ranking among the best institutions of the region. It was to his vision that the College became the pioneer institution to introduce courses in Computers and IT, Physiotherapy and Biotechnology in Punjab. A noted statesman, devoted educationist Balbir Singh also served as the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Punjab (1972-77), Member Rajya Sabha (1992-98) and Member Lok Sabha (1999-2004).  He was the nephew of former Union Foreign Minister Swarn Singh.

On this occasion, Kirtan was recited by Bhai Ravinder Singh, Hazuri Ragi Sri Darbar Sahib Amritsar. Recalling the unparalleled contribution of Late Balbir Singh to the College, and society at large, the Principal of the college Dr. G.S. Samra informed the press that Balbir Singh also remained a student of the College. He dedicated his entire life to the College and his ideals and vision stood as a light house to the college.

The occasion was marked by the presence of Members of the College Governing Council Jaspal Singh Waraich Joint Secretary and Kartar Kaur, Jagdeep Singh Shergill, Ramandeep Singh, Gurdeep Singh Sangha, Deepinder Singh Purewal, Baba Kashmira Singh, Pargat Singh, MLA, Parminder Beri, Veena Sehgil, Pritam Singh Narangpur, Balwant Singh Shergil and the  Members of the Management, and many other dignitaries from abroad along with principals and directors of Lyallpur Khalsa and KCL Group of Institutions.//jalandhar news,  jalandhar current news,  jalandhar news live, jalandhar breaking news, jalandhar headlines, jalandhar latest news, india news, punjab news, world news,

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Thursday, February 13, 2014