Panjab University vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover released the calendar 2016 at a function, which was organised by PU Non-Teaching Employees Federation (PUNTEF) to welcome the New Year at the front gate of Administrative Block on Friday.
Addressing the employees, Prof Grover said that the year 2016 would be celebrated as the Balwant Gargi centenary year. In the background of that, the iconic contributions of the alumni of the university in the fields of performing arts, humanities, literature and others areas would be recalled and celebrated in the same way as the university had done it earlier while commemorating the 150 years of birth anniversary of Ruchi Ram Sahni and 150 years of higher education in India, Prof Grover added.
During the birth centenary celebrations of Balwant Gargi, the university would recall and bring focus on
the contributions of icons like Bhisham Sahni, Khuswant Singh, Mulk Raj Anand, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, he further added.
Prof Grover conveyed the good wishes to the employees for the coming year and motivated the employees to work hard for the university.
PU registrar GS Chadha (Retd), controller of examinations Prof Parvinder Singh, finance and development officer Vikram Nayyar, students welfare dean Prof Navdeep Goyal, college and development council dean Naval Kishore, secretary to vice-chancellor PS Sandhu, public relation director Vineet Punia, PUNTEF president Deepak Kaushik, printing press manager Jatinder Moudgil, PUNTEF office
bearers and large number of employees participated in the function.