Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Department organizes two day International Seminar


Grant of Rs.5 lakh announced by SGPC
Chandigarh, December 6, 2018: Two day International Seminar on “Guru Nanak DevJi’s Legacy :Multi Dimensional Perspective” to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purav of Guru Nanak DevJi organized by the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with Chandigarh Sahitya Academy under the Chairmanship and seminar director Prof Shankar ji Jha (DUI) and Dr.Jaspal Kaur Kaang, academic in-charge respectively.
Bhai Gobind Singh Ji Longowal , President Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Sri Amritsar gave an overview about the Life, Journey and Teachings of Guru Nanak DevJi, and appreciated the efforts made by the Department to organize the seminar. He donated 5 lakh rupees to the University for Academic Research in Religious Studies. Dr.Roop Singh Chief Secretary SGPC also spoke about Guru Nanak Devji’s vision.
The Vice Chancellor of Panjab University Prof. Raj Kumar in his address informed that in the year 2019, varous events will be dedicated to the celebration of 550th Parkash Purav of Guru Nanak DevJi apart from release of books on the same. He also assured of providing necessary funds for the same.
Dr. Sarbjinder Singh, Chairman Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi University Patiala talked about the ideals of Guru Nanak DevJi. Prof. Jaspal Singh Ex VC, Punjabi University Patiala, gave a detailed account about the rich Heritage of Guru Nanak DevJi. Dr. Gurinder Singh Mann, Director Global Institute of Sikh Studies, USA also expressed his views.
On the occasion, two Books based on the Seminar held by the Department in 2016, were released by the dignitaries present. Eminent Professors, research scholars, academicians and students from the universities all over Punjab were present for the seminar today. Dr. Karamjit Singh Registrar of Panjab University presented a vote of thanks.
PU Fellows, Deans, PU Officials, Faculty, academicians, researcher and students were present on the occasion.

Thursday, December 6, 2018