Jalandhar, November 15, 2014: Addressing the vast congress of eminent international and national scientists, researchers and student community at LPU today, Governor of Punjab Shivraj V Patil said: “More technology and new scientific knowledge should be generated and needed to flow freely. In the present day world science & technology, new knowledge, transport & communication facilities are bound to play a very important role. Such roles should be developed with co-operative and joint efforts.” Governor Punjab Shivraj V Patil visited Lovely Professional University today as the Chief Guest of closing ceremonies of 2-mega global organizations. These ceremonies were 2-day Global Science Conference “EBAS-2014” & 5-day Global Youth Fest ‘Youth Vibe-2014’ organized simultaneously at LPU. Lovely Group Chairman Ramesh Mittal, Vice- Chairman Naresh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Rashmi Mittal, Vice-Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar and other functionaries at LPU accorded warm welcome to the first man of the Punjab state.
Appreciating the role of LPU and the functionaries at the helm of affairs of the university, Governor continued: “LPU is the best private university in India and is doing better than many of the government universities of India. I forward my best wishes to LPU to be among the top universities of the world. Such organizations certainly generate much awareness in student-community with mega celebrations. Culture and exploration is our living tradition and these need to be preserved, propagated and enriched. We are one of the oldest and continuous civilizations of the world because of our inherent strengths and resilience. We have ability to incorporate change and cope with ideas without losing our basic culture and rich values.”
Adding he said: “Oceans are equal to two-third of the globe and these are needed to be explored. Similarly space and lands too have resources in abundance and these should also be explored. We should pay more attention to science and technology, natural & non-conventional sources of energy. Developing wider perspective, long term vision and plans; cooperation among countries can be brought about. In order to understand our state & our country, we have to understand the world.”
Greeting His Excellency Governor Patil, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal thanked him for his continuous inspiring support to the state and the education of its people. Mentioning about the JLN Education city, Modern Terminal Market and Chandigarh Energy Park, Chancellor Mittal praised the marvelous works done under Governor’s admin. Mittal also assured the elite guest: “On our part, LPU too will continue striving hard to make Punjab an international hub for education. We are also working hard to get LPU included in top 200 universities of the world by the year 2025. ”
Informing about the vastness of the global events held, Mittal said: “I am very happy to share that at science conference we saw presence of over 700 scientists & delegates from all over the world including USA & Canada. Here, more than 200 abstracts and papers were presented. Similarly at mega cultural meet 5000 international and national participants performed for 100 competitions amid an audience of 30,000 students.” Chancellor Mr Mittal also congratulated students and members of staff on successful outcome of the mega events. He said: “I personally feel perfect balancing between academics and extracurricular activities at LPU is the special thing that makes our students different to excel in life.”
Research topics at science conference were in relation to ‘Exploring Basic & Applied Sciences for Next Generation Frontiers’. Prof KG Raghothama from Purdue University of US awakened about ‘Nutrient Efficiency for Global Food Security’; Prof Shiv O Prasher from McGill University of Canada presented Food for Thought - Issues in Global Water, Food, and Environmental Security; Dean Dr Ulf Runesson, of Lakehead University Canada covered topic ‘Beyond research and new sensors’; and, Prof Madhumi Mitra from University of Maryland Eastern Shore US talked about Micro and Macroalgal ecology. Prof A K Paul from CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organization (Chandigarh) shared his views about the non judicious application of a particular class of pesticides.
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