The 26th Punjab Science Congress concluded at SGGSW University
The 26th Punjab Science Congress at Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University in collaboration with Punjab Academy of Sciences has reached its conclusion today by touching new heights and raising many pertinent questions in the field of science. Today, on the last day of the three-day Congress, a plenary session, a technical session and a farewell session were held. In the farewell session of the Congress, an eminent scientist of Punjab and the former Vice-Chancellor of Punjab University, Chandigarh, Prof. R. C. Sobati presented the farewell speech and applauded the efforts of the World University in providing researchers a platform where they could get acquainted with the latest trends in the field of science and research. Prof. Sobati emphasized upon the importance of research which is being done at a fine level in various fields of science all over the world but commented upon the deteriorating standards of research in Punjab and other parts of Asia. He also said that it is the responsibility of such higher educational institutions to make efforts to connect their people with new paradigms of research in every field.
The University Pro-Chancellor Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar joined as the Chief Guest and during his speech he said that in every country of the world now education and research are getting connected but in India research and education are not coming on the same line. World University is taking initiative on the new standards of inter-linking education and research in the New Education Policy. He announced that the World University is soon going to start a new open and selective multi-disciplinary educational system from the academic year 2023-24 through which students can choose their favorite and interesting fields from science, arts, languages and social sciences etc. This will open up new areas of research and generate new employment. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prit Pal Singh in his presidential speech said that the main objective of the University is to communicate the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and to find new horizons to encourage people to walk on this path for which the University has to develop science, technology, languages, and social sciences. Research is being conducted in other areas. He said that this University is a nonprofit organisation and it, since 2011 has been imparting education to thousands of students of this region in the field of science and technology under this objective. He gladly remarked that the 26th Punjab Science Congress has succeeded in finding new ways in the combination of science and religion.
He said that the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organizations are emphasizing that religion and science can stop the monster of pollution and global temperature only by joint efforts. On this occasion, Secretary of Punjab Academy of Sciences Prof. Tarlok Singh in a special speech congratulated the Pro-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University for the success of the conference. During the farewell session, the report of the conference was given by Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Sukhwinder Singh Billing. Dr. Billing presented a summary of group research papers and lead lectures. On the success of the conference, Prof. Sukhwinder Singh Billing expressed his satisfaction; he thanked the Punjab Academy of Sciences and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for their support and congratulated the entire management committee and the convener. Finally, the convener of the organizing committee of the conference Dr. Yadvinder Singh presented a vote of thank and thanked in which the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Prit Pal Singh and Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Sukhwinder Singh Billing for their able guidance and all the officials of Punjab Academy of Sciences for their support. He thanked all the researchers, speakers, subject experts who participated in the 26th Punjab Science Congress and congratulated his entire management team.
The Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Plenary Session of the Congress were famous environmental speaker Prof. Jagbir Singh, Punjabi University Patiala and Prof. Geetika Sarhindi, Punjabi University Patiala respectively. The subject experts in the session Prof. M. C. Sidhu, Punjab University, Chandigarh, Dr. Yashpal Malik, Gadwasu, Ludhiana and Prof. Ramesh Arora, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University and the reporter of this session was Dr. Charan Kamal Sekhon was.
The Lead lectures during the technical session were presented by Dr. Rhitoban Ray Choudhury, IISER Mohali and Chairman Prof. M C Sidhu and the reporter of this session was Dr. Monica Airi. In both the plenary and technical sessions, there was a rich discussion by researchers and speakers.