Oct 8, 2016: The two day national seminar on the topic ‘Yug chintak Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji’ organised by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib in collaboration with Punjab Government concluded here today.
In the valedictory function, former chairman minority commission of India, s. Tarlochan Singh graced the occasion as the chief guest while Dr. Sarabjinder Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala delivered the valedictory address.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Dr. Gurmohan Singh presided over the valedictory session.
In his presidential address, the Vice Chancellor said that Sri Guru Gobind Singh is a role model for all of us and especially for the younger generation since there exists no other personality in the past or in the present which can be compared to the tenth Sikh Guru. Dr. Walia thanked the Government of Punjab for this initiative and said it is mandate of this University to spread the teachings and message of Sri Guru Gobind Singh to the farthest corner of the world.
He added that the students must take a pledge to inculcate the teaching of the Gurus in their life so that we are able to lay the foundation of a culturally rich and knowledge based society.
The Vice Chancellor also highlighted that the University will be carrying out various activities throughout the session to celebrate the 350th birth anniversary of the Guru.
Former Minority affairs chairman, S. Tarlochan Singh was the chief guest on this occasion. In his address to the gathering of scholars and students he said that it is imperative that we involve the younger generation and latest communication technologies to disseminate the message of Guru Granth sahib. He said that the birth of Guru Nanak Dev and Guru Gobind Singh on this land were monumental events in the history of mankind. He continued and said that Guru Gobind Singh helped the downtrodden to become kings and warriors and he gave voice to the voiceless.
The Valedictory address of the session was given by Dr. Sarabjinder Singh of Punjabi University Patiala. In his address he highlighted that the present generation is forgetting the principles and message of our Gurus. He said that we should reattach ourselves with our rich cultural heritage.
He praised the University for providing such a common platform to scholars and students where they can come together and share their knowledge. Also present on the occasion were Dean Academic affairs, Dr Kanwaljeet Singh, Registrar Dr Pritpal Singh and other staff members.