Young Punjabi writer honoured at PAU

The Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon and others honour a young Punjabi writer, Inderjit Nandan on Monday.

Ludhiana, July 7, 2014: The Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon; members of PAU Teacher Pensioners’ Association and PAU Alumni Association, Ludhiana Chapter honoured a young Punjabi writer, Inderjit Nandan today during a felicitation function on the campus. It is pertinent to mention here that the disability (polio ridden) of Nandan could not thwart her creative spirit. She has carved a unique niche for herself in poetry writing and has written five books, the prominent among which are Shaheed Bhagat Singh Aanthak Jeevan Gatha, biography of Joginder Baharla and Chup de Rang. The PAU stalwarts including Prof. Hazara Singh, Dr J.S. Jawanda and Dr S.S. Johl, Chancellor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda were present on the occasion.
Dr S.S. Gill, President, PAU Teacher Pensioners’ Association, while giving a brief introduction of Ms Nandan, said that she has set up a fine example of women empowerment. He told that she is a recipient of Punjabi Sahit Akademi Award (2014), Mother Teresa Award (2012) and Swami Vivekananda State Award of Excellence (2013). Haling from Hoshiarpur district, Ms Nandan is presently working with Farm’s Produce Promotion Society and is running her own “APNA” self-help group, he added. “She is making key contribution to the society and environment through social service, and by promoting chemical free farming and environment conservation,” said Dr Gill.
Dr Dhillon acknowledged the courage and creative skills of Nandan and wished her a bright and prosperous future. Addressing the members of the both the associations, Dr Dhillon apprised them of the initiatives taken by the PAU in the past three years. He said that the University is first in India to get haploid inducer in maize from CIMMYT, Mexico. Besides, the PAU strengthened research on maize, fodders, bio-energy, climate change, biotechnology, nursery production of fruit plants in addition to Regional Research Stations. He disclosed that discussion is going on with the MARKFED on packaging of sugarcane juice.
Earlier, Lakhbir Singh Brar, Secretary, PAU Alumni Association, Ludhiana Chapter, welcomed the guests. Dr Johl shared his views and proposed the vote of thanks. On the occasion, Dr M.S. Panesar, Dr B.S. Sooj, Dr V.K. Garg and T.K. Brar recited poetical verses and shed light on the significance of poetry.          

Monday, July 7, 2014