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Makkar inaugurates art gallery of Sikh gurus at Granth Sahib World University

SGPC president and chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Avtar Singh Makkar on Thursday inaugurated an art gallery at the university campus. The gallery has the portraits depicting various important events in the lives of Sikh gurus and their families.

punjab Updated: Dec 05, 2013 21:32 IST
HT Correspondent

SGPC president and chancellor of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Avtar Singh Makkar on Thursday inaugurated an art gallery at the university campus.


The gallery has the portraits depicting various important events in the lives of Sikh gurus and their families.

The gallery also includes the paintings on various aspects of the life of Sri Guru Nanak Dev.
Speaking on the occasion, SGPC president Avtar Singh said that at a later stage, the gallery will also include the portraits of the prominent Sikh martyrs, saints whose verses appear in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh traditions and culture, prominent Sikh scholars, businessmen, sportsmen, scientists, saints, economists and achievers in different walks of life.

He appreciated the efforts of the vice-chancellor Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia for setting up the gallery.
On this occasion, the SGPC president also released the second volume of the Journal of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies. Dr Kanwaljeet Singh, dean of academic affairs, D. Pritpal Singh, Registrar, Dr Jatinder Singh Sidhu, Principal, Mata Gujri College, faculty and staff members of the university were present.

According to the Journal Editor-in-Chief Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia , this journal is a refereed and indexed biannual publication of the university and this special issue contains ten articles by renowned national and international scholars on the theme of truth and moral values as laid down in Sri Guru Granth Sahib.

The chancellor also visited the under construction Bebe Nanki Girls Hostel at the university campus.
He also announced that the foundation stone of one more academic block of the university will be laid in the first week of January by chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

The approximate cost on the construction of the first phase of the academic block will be Rs 30 crore. Makkar said that an expert committee of the UGC inspected the university recently.

He expressed satisfaction at the presentation made by the university and hoped that going by its name, the day is not far when the university will be among one of the best universities in Asia in terms of academic curriculum, infrastructure and facilities.