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Dharam Parchar Committee of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has outlined national and international seminars devoted to the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji under the supervision of SGPC President Bhai Gobind Singh Longowal, under which Mata Gujri College organized national seminar on “Guru Nanak Bani de Samajik Sarokar”. In this seminar, Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar, former president, SGPC addressed,” Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji was a great revolutionary and prophet who raised his voice to improve social and political conditions of our society.” He motivated the students to take inspiration of sacrifice from Chhote Sahibzaade and Mata Gujri ji. Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh said, "It is the need of the time to connect youth with the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji so that they could learn to live their life peacefully.” He motivated students to understand basic concept of Sikhism ‘Kirat Karo(Honest earning), Naam Japo(Recite the name of Waheguru) and Wand Shako(Sharing with others). Dr Parmveer Singh, Prof. Harbans Singh encyclopedia of Sikhism, Punjabi University Patiala, said, "If our society implements ethical knowledge, this will definitely improve our society and bring religious moral values in an effective manner.” Prof. Jagroop Kaur , Head and Professor of Political Science department, Punjabi University Patiala, said, "In a religious society, we must obey rules and framework which are basically designed for human beings. She added, "Dialogue is very important for communication and self introspection in a focused way.” Dr. Amandeep Kaur from Punjabi department of Government College for girls Patiala addressed, "Guru ji established the era of Gurmat society and laid the foundation of voice of encouragement .” She also said, "We should devote and spend more time reading books and Gurmat ideology rather than wasting time in irrelevant strolling on smartphones .” Dr. Jagjiwan Singh, Associate Professor, Post-graduation Punjabi Department of Mata Gujri College said, "Religion never presents the sense of arrogance and jealous attitude. We should eliminate the arrogance and adopt policy of sincere efforts for walking on the path of religion." Dr. Gurbaj Singh, Head of Religion Studies department of Mata Gujri College, addressed, "Everybody should recite Gurubani and implement the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev in their lives.” This seminar was held in the presence of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji. Plants, which are narrated in the Guru Granth Sahib ji, were also exhibited explaining their biological importance in the human life. On this occasion, Members of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Jathedar Karnail Singh Panjoli, Bibi Paramjeet Kaur Landran, Bibi Harjinder Kaur, Principal Dr. Rajinder Kaur , Manager S. Natha Singh, Manager S. Balwinder Singh, S. Bhagwant Singh, Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harveen Kaur, Dr. Bikramjit Singh, Prof. Manmohan Kaur, Media representatives, staff members and other dignitaries were also present there . Students were also present in the large numbers. NSS, NCC cadets and students of Guru Gobind Singh study circle participated in this event with lot of enthusiasm.
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Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Mata Gujri college organized NAAC sponsored National seminar on ‘Revised Accreditation Framework: Possibilities and Challenges for Rural and Semi-urban Colleges'. Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia Vice-Chancellor, Khalsa University, Amritsar was the Chief Guest of the day. Dr. Yoginder Verma, former Vice Chancellor and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh was the Keynote Speaker. Dr. Pratibha Jolly, former Principal, Miranda House, University of Delhi was the Resource Person of the seminar. Dr. Gurmohan Singh Walia said, "NAAC amends the Accreditation framework from time to time and every college should be aware of it.” He emphasized the problems faced by rural and semi-urban colleges while undergoing the Assessment process. Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh welcomed the Chief Guest and other guests and said, "Main aim of this event is to create awareness about the process of accreditation under RAF and the hindrances being faced by rural and semi-urban colleges.” He added that the Revised Accreditation Framework is a combination of Online evaluation and Peer Evaluation. Dr. Yoginder Verma discussed at length the need for accreditation of Higher Education Institutions, highlighting the key points of the Revised Accreditation Framework. Dr. Pratibha Jolly enumerated the differences and changes between the Revised Framework and the earlier framework. On this occasion, Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harveen Kaur, Dr. Bikramjeet Singh Sandhu, Dr. Gauri Handa, Prof. Pardeep Kaur, Dr. Sangeeta Joshi, Prof. Ratneshpal Singh and Principals and teachers of various colleges were also present.
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Teej festival was celebrated in the premises of Mata Gujri College with great culture and aesthetic gaiety. Girls wearing traditional and vibrant color dresses splashing the college campus with multicolored rainbow hues performed Punjabi traditional dance. . The College was beautifully decorated on this occasion. Various competitions like swing, mehndi, kikli, and painting were also organized in which the students participated with great zeal and zest. The cultural program presented by the girl students was center of attraction. Speaking on the occasion, Director-Principal, Dr Kashmir Singh said that this festival connects the students with our rich cultural heritage. He further added that women play a very important role in the development of a society so we must try to curb the crime against them and give them a respectful life. Ms Sandeep Kaur was graced with the title of Miss Teej. Ms Harmandeep Kaur and Ms. Gagandeep Kaur were declared first and second Runner up respectively. On this occasion, Director – Principal, Dr Kashmir Singh,Dr Rajinder Kaur,Dr Harveen Kaur, Controller (Examinations) Dr Bikramjit Singh honored the winners of various competitions.
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Devoted to the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji and beginning of new academic session 2019-20, Mata Gujri College observed ‘Ardas Diwas’ and recitation of ‘Japji Sahib’. For the well being of college and with the cooperation of all staff members and students, this event is organized every year. After the recitation of Japji Sahib, Head of the music department, Prof. Seema Rani and students performed Kirtan. On this occasion, Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh said,” We have started our academic session with the blessings of Waheguru. It will enrich religious interests of the students." He added," May Waheguru bless students' success in every field." On this occasion, Head of the religion department Dr. Gurbaj Singh presented vote of thanks. Students of Shri Guru Gobind Singh study circle also participated in this event very enthusiastically.
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Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib organized Convocation for the students who passed out in May, 2016 and awarded the degrees to 1016 Graduate and 608 Post Graduate students and also rewarded 28 exceptional students with Gold Medal. Dr. P.G. Chengappa, Ex Vice Chancellor of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and National Professor of ICAR, New Delhi presided over the event as the chief guest. S. Ranjit Singh Libra, Honorary Secretary of the College Governing Body also arrived as the special guest. Congratulating the students while handing out them degrees, Dr. P.G. Chengappa said that, “It is a matter of pride for students that they have studied in a college which has been started by Bibi Gurbachan Kaur under the name of Mata Gujri Ji.” Talking about the various aspects of the education system, he said that the percentage of children getting higher education in India is very low. It is our moral duty to provide every child with higher education in this competitive world. He remarked that today more girls have received their degree as compared to boys, which is a sign of positive change in the society where gender inequality still prevails. He also said that the students should now be prepared for the upcoming challenges and should give as many competitive exams as they can. He also encouraged the students to have an optimistic outlook and contribute as much as they can to their society as a good citizen. Dr. Kashmir Singh, Director Principal of the college welcomed the guests and told them that the college is presently running 28 Post Graduate and 24 Under Graduate courses successfully. He highlighted the academic, sports and co-curricular achievements of the institution and told that it has been certified ‘A’ grade from NAAC, conferred the status of Autonomous College and Star College and has also entered into agreements to provide students with higher education in foreign institutions. He congratulated the students and told them that they are lucky to be here today with the blessings of Mata Gujri Ji, their parents and their teachers. Dr. Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, Controller Examinations, told that the Mata Gujri College is dedicated to the martyrdom of Mata Gujri Ji and Chote Sahibzade and is functioning under the overall management of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Shri Amritsar. Dr. Sandhu said that Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee is successfully running more than 100 educational institutions all over India. Prof. Satpreet Kaur discussed the achievements of the chief guest in the field of academics, and said that Dr. P.G. Chengappa, in the duration of his academic career, has made many successful inventions in the field of agriculture. S. Ranjit Singh Libra presented the word of thanks and motivated the students to achieve their goals by working hard. During this event, S. Samsher Singh Dhillon- an eminent social worker, Prof. Ashok Sood, Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harveen Kaur, Prof. Namita Berry, Dr. Harjit Singh, various media personalities, and staff members were present.
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Mata Gujri College organized a Convocation for the students who passed out in the year 2015 and awarded the degrees to 620 Graduate and 567 Post Graduate students and also rewarded 25 exceptional students with Gold Medal. Dr. B.S. Ghuman, Vice Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala was the chief guest of the day. Congratulating the students on this occasion, Dr. B.S. Ghuman said, “Receiving their degree is a moment of proud and happiness for the students as this indicates a step forward towards their goal. The students should also take proud that they have studied in this college, which holds the status of an autonomous college. To achieve success in life, students should focus more on learning behavioral skills which will further help them to get good employment opportunities.” He also advised the students that everyone has to fight their own battle; which is why every student should move forward with hard work, dedication and determination on the path of righteousness. He told them that there will be many ups and downs in this path, but they should never budge from their goal. He also inspired the students to contribute in social service. Dr. Kashmir Singh, Director Principal of the college, highlighted the achievements of the institution and told that it has been certified ‘A’ grade from NAAC, received the status of Autonomous College and Star College and has also entered into agreements to provide students with higher education in foreign institutions. He motivated the students to work hard towards their goal. Dr. Bikramjeet Singh Sandhu, Controller Examination and Dean, Commerce Department conducted the stage. Dr. Rajinder Kaur presented the vote of thanks, and Dr. Harveen Kaur, Prof. Namita Berry, Dr. Harjeet Singh, various media personalities, journalists and staff members were also present during this event.
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In the Annual Prize Distribution Function held at Mata Gujri College 456 students were honored. S. Avtar Singh Sampla- Secretary of Education of SGPC was the chief guest of the event. Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh read the Annual Report of the college while welcoming the guests and also told them about the achievements of the college in the field of academic, sports and cultural co-curricular activities. He also expressed his pleasure in announcing that the college was recently conferred the status of 'Star College' by the Biotechnology Department of the Government of India, given 'A' grade by the NAAC and also, it has achieved the status of First Autonomous College due to its good functioning. The chief guest of the event, S. Avtar Singh Sampla, while honoring the achievers said that, " Because of its achievements, Mata Gujri College has a distinguished recognition in the educational institutions of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. The students should dream with their eyes open and to fulfill them, they should continously work hard. Students should also participate in religious activities along with the academics." He also congratulated the students and wished them a good future. In this Prize Distribution function, Roll of Honor was given to 35 students, College Color to 52 students and Merit Certificates to 190 students in the field of academics. In the field of sports, 12 students were given Roll of Honor, 44 were given College Color, and 16 were given Merit Certificates. For the cultural and other co- curricular activities, Roll of Honor was awarded to 15 students and College Color was awarded to 35 students. For N.C.C. and N.S.S, 12 students got Roll of Honor, 6 students got College Color and 2 were given Merit Certificates. In addition to this, 6 student- editors were also honored and 27 students were awarded with scholarships. During this event, Dr. Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, Examination Controller and Dean Commerce Department handled the stage. Dr. Rajinder Kaur - Vice Principal presented the vote of thanks. The college Registrar- Prof. Navjeet Kaur, Vice Principal Dr. Harveen Kaur, Dean Academic Prof. Namita Beri, S. Pritam Singh, S. Gurdarshan Singh, staff members and students were also present during this function.
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Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib organised 51st Annual Athletic Meet. Dr. Roop Singh, Chief Secretary of SGPC was the chief guest and S. Ranjit Singh Libra, Honorary Secretary of College Governing body was the special guest of the day. S. Harpal Singh, S.P. (Ins.) Fatehgarh Sahib was the chief guest for the award distribution ceremony. In the 21 contingents of the March past held in the college, more than 1500 students took part. Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh welcomed the guests and talked about the various achievements of the college in the field of studies and sports. Chief Secretary of SGPC Dr. Roop Singh addressed the students and remarked that they are blessed to be a part of such an institution which is reaching new heights with the blessings of Mata Gujri Ji. He also said that such athletic meet create a platform for the students to take up sports enthusiastically and learn team work, discipline and leadership. S. Ranjit Singh Libra also told students to participate actively in sports for their mental and physical well- being. The best athlete award was presented to Harmanjot Kaur in girls and Abhishek in boys. During this meet, Dr. Parminder Kaur Randhawa, Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harveen Kaur, Dr. Bikramjeet Singh Sandhu, Dr. Anupreet Singh Tiwana, Prof. Balwinder Singh, Prof. Harjit Kaur, S. Bahadur Singh, and staff members along with the students were present.