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PTU commemorates Foundation Day - Arunima Sinha, Rajinder Singh Rahelu honoured

Arunima-Sinha-Rajinder-Singh-PTU1Arunima-Sinha-Rajinder-Singh-PTU2Jalandhar, January 16, 2015 (Yes Punjab News)

Like every year, Punjab Technical University (PTU) celebrated its 19th Foundation Day. The ceremonies were started on 14th January by taking Almighty’s blessings through ‘Shri Akhand Path’. Today, the Bhog for Shri Akhand Path was performed in the main campus. Later, a cultural and closing ceremony took place in Convention Hall of Pushpa Gujral Science city.


Dr. Raghbir Singh Khandpur, a renowned scientist and former Director General, Pushpa Gujral Science city remained the Chief Guest for the event. The stars of the event were Miss Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to complete her Mount Everest Mission and Sh. Rajinder S Rahelu, gold medalist in para-lifting.


The event was inaugurated by the lighting of lamp ceremony and a welcome address by Dean Academics Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, followed by a motivational address by amputee Arunima Sinha.


While addressing the audience Miss Arunima Sinha shared her journey from laying on the railway track for several hours after an accident and losing a foot to completing her Mount Everest Mission. In her inspirational address she shared, “I have seen a couple of hard times in my life. I lost my foot and was badly injured after a gang of thieves thrown me out of the running train. I laid down on the track for hours and later was hospitalized. This was real time to test my inner patience and vision for life. I could have failed and died. But I didn’t lose my trust on myself. I dealt with my injuries with full confidence and then challenged myself to reach on the top of the world. During my Mount Everest Journey, I have gone through a lot many troubles, but at the end, I completed my journey and created a history for India. I just want to say that create a goal for yourself and make it your passion. Don’t lose heart and be focused towards your goal to be achieved and then see where you can reach.”


On the other hand, dealing with infantile paralysis Sh. Rajinder S Rahelu, Arjuna Awardee and paralympic powerlifter shared his inspirational life. He said, “I was contracted with polio when I was only eight months old. My childhood has been quite tough. I use to crawl to go from one classroom to another till tenth class. I met a friend during my teenage who is a coach and shared with him that I want to try for powerlifting. When he supported, I gave my best and worked quite hard and today, I am an Arjuna Awardee and have a couple of gold, silver and bronze medals along with silver in 2014 Commonwealth Games. Sincere hard work and dedication towards your work is the only key to success. No matter what your circumstances are, it is only you who can lead yourself on the right track.”


Later, Chief Guest Dr. Raghbir Singh Khandpur shared his vision of science and technology and the role innovation and entrepreneurship is playing.


After the addresses, the award ceremony took place in which various awards were bestowed.


o   Best Engineering college Award- Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana


o   Best Management College Award- PCTE Baddowal


o   Best Pharmacy College Award- ISF College of Pharmacy


o   Best Corporate Award for more recruitments- Wipro Technologies


o   Best Alumni Award- Sh. Jagnoor Singh and Sh. Deep Hans Arora


o   Best Lecturer Award- Dr. Jagda Nand Jhaa, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana


o   Best Student Award- Sh. Amitoj Singh, RIMT- IET College, Mandi Gobindgarh


During the ceremony, PTU also inaugurated its online student help center in which students can submit their documents online, saving their time and cost.


The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Rajneesh Kant Sachdev, Registrar PTU.


All the guests, staff members etc had ‘Guru Ka Langar’ in the main campus.

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