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MRSPTU 7th Foundation Day Celebrations – Experts throw light on life & philosophy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Bathinda, February 11, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda is celebrating 7th Foundation Day with enthusiasm. The vibrant and sprawling campus gave a festive look with beautifully decorated state of the art aesthetic buildings of the university.

On the second day of celebrations, experts threw light on Life and Philosophy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, while top researchers/scientists of the university were facilitated on the occasion.

MRSPTU bestowed honours upon its 16 top researchers & faculty members on the basis of quality publications, H-Index, citations, bibliometric and other parameters.

Two scientists of MRSPTU, Dr. Kawaljit Singh Sandhu (Department of Food Science and Technology) and Dr. Ashish Baldi (Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology) were honoured with ‘Best Researcher Award” for their numerous contributions in the field of research and innovation. Both researchers have been listed in the World ranking of top 2 per cent Best Scientists in an independent study conducted by Stanford University (USA) for the year 2019 and 2020 consecutively.

Similarly, Dr. Munish Jindal (Eminent Innovator Award), Dr. Uttam Kumar Mandal (Distinguished Researcher Award) , while Dr. Jatinder Kaur, Dr. Anju Sharma and Dr. Amit Kumar Manocha (Distinguished Innovator Award), Dr. Amitoj Singh, Dr. Rahul Deshmukh, Gaggan Gupta, Veena Sharma, Meenu Arora and Dr. Pritpal Singh Bhullar, (with Budding Researcher Award), Dr. Sandeep Kansal (leading Researcher Award), Dr. Gurpreet Singh ( Innovator Award) and Ashdeep Singh- ( Budding Innovator Award) were facilitated on the occasion.

Meanwhile, Key speaker, Prof. Harpal Singh Pannu, Chairperson, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Chair, Central University of Punjab (CUP), Bathinda delivered expert talk on the ‘The Life and philosophy of legendary King Maharaja Ranjit Singh’. He focused his talk about the ideals of great Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh and presented a brief history of the leader of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century.

Prof. Pannu presented his views on the contribution of great warrior Maharaja Ranjit Singh as a unifying and most dynamic leader of Indian history, who played a pivotal role in promotion of education, social reforms, nation building and his iron hand rule in that era and the secular image of the Maharaja.

While congratulating on the Foundation day of the University, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Buta Singh Sidhu said the foundation day is the day to remember and pay tribute to the legendary king Maharaja Ranjit Singh on whose name the university is named. He said the philosophy and teachings of Sikh Guru Sahiban and Maharaja Ranjit Singh are most relevant and important for mankind.

Prof. Sidhu also congratulated faculty members for adding new chapters of successes to their respective domains and encouraged all to register more researches, patents, publications and innovations.

On the occasion, Adesh University acting Vice Chancellor –cum- Registrar, Colonel Jagdev Singh, Registrar, Dr. Gurinder Pal Singh Brar, Convener of the Programme Director Sports and Cultural, Dr. Bhupinder Pal Singh Dhot and MRSPTU Deans, Directors senior faculty, staff and students attended the programmes. Prof. Sunita Kotwal anchored the stage very well.

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