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With the collaboration of Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi, Puratan Kala Punjab Gharana Tabla Vadan Sikhya Kender Academy organized the Ustad Alla Rakha Sangeet Sammelan in the Mata Gujri College premises. In this event, various artists from various fields performed beautifully and mesmerized the viewers. Ustad Dilshad Khan spellbounded the audience with his Sarangi Solo. Ragjot Singh, Surjit Singh, Ashupreet Kaur, Anupreet, Pooja Preet, Dipesh Verma, Mukta Raste, Seema Rani, and Shikhar Naad Qureshi also performed in this function. The president of the society and the disciple of Ustad Alla Rakha Khan Sahib, Kulwinder Singh said that Ustad Alla Rakha has raised the bar of tabla in this society and this Sangeet Sammelan is dedicated to him. Director Principal of the college, Dr. Kashmir Singh, said that this Sammelan not only provides a platform to the artists, but also connects the young generation with Indian sangeet and their legacy. The chief guests of this function were Dr. Jagmohan Sharma- Associate Professor of Music Department of G.C.G College, Patiala, Manjit Kaur- Former Founder Dean of Ishmeet Singh Music Institute, Ludhiana and Dr. Charan Kamal Singh- Director Ishmeet Singh Music Institute, Ludhiana. During this event, Pt. Surinder Kumar Dutta- Disciple of Bharat Ratna Late Pt. Ravi Shankar, was awarded with the Punjab Gharana Sangeet Award for his lifetime achievements. Prof. Anupreet Singh Tiwana- Dean, Cultural Affairs and Lokesh Sharma- Assistant Professor, Govt. Girls College, Gurugram conducted the stage well.
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The Post Graduate Agriculture Department of the Mata Gujri college organized the second 'Kisan Mela and Agro-Industrial Exhibition' in which the farmers were told about the new technologies related to agriculture, benefits of organic farming and were also discouraged about the practice of stubble burning. Shivdular Singh Dhillon, Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated this event. Appreciating the college for organizing this Kisan Mela, Dhillon said, "The youth should try not to depend on the laborers for the farming, but should themselves participate in it and adopt new techniques so that their produce increases many fold. He said that if the farmers are able to send their produce within appropriate time in the market, then the issues faced by them can be resolved. He told that there is a greater demand of Basmati in foreign market, so the farmers should give preference to its production. He also made the people aware about the subsidies. Dr. Kashmir Singh, Director Principal of the college, said that the farmers should not depend on the government to solve the agricultural issues, but should try to overcome those by themselves. He stated that many Agro Industries and companies participated in this Mela and Exhibition and informed the farmers about the new technologies and techniques related to farming which could help them to increase their production; so that the farmers can fully utilize this opportunity and grow. Prof. Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, Dean Academic, said in his thank you speech that the objective of this event was to encourage the farmers about the organic farming techniques, so that they can get maximum benefit from it and also become aware. Dr. Dilip Singh, head of the Agriculture department, said that the Kisan Mela was firstly organized last year and hence, continuing that tradition, it was again organized this time and there were almost 50 stalls. The students of the department made a successful contribution in making this event successful. On this occasion, three progressive famers, S. Sukhchain Singh Gill and S. Gangandeep Singh Tikka for organic farming and S. Harpal Singh Bajwa for mushroom farming were honored. On this occasion, Satish Kumar, Dr. Surjit Singh, Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harjeet Singh, Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Dr. Roshan Lal, Dr. Naveet Kaushal, Dr. Santosh Kumar, Dr. Ravindra Kumar, Dr. Harish Chandra, District Administration, staff members and students were also present.
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“Hindi Divas” was celebrated by Department of Hindi, in which Dr. Rajinder Singh Toki, was invited as the chief guest. Speaking on the occasion, Director Principal, Dr. Kashmir Singh said that a language acts as the foundation for the development of society. He said that one should be proficient in any language. Dr. Rajinder Singh Toki said that any language is not bad, but being multi-lingual opens the way to the progress and development. Addressing the students, Head of Hindi Department, Dr. Daljit Kaur Tiwana said that every language has its own importance and it is our moral responsibility to respect all the languages. On this occasion, students who scored more than 75% marks, Amandeep Kaur, Gurwinder Singh, Sukhmeen Kaur, Amanpreet Kaur, Manpreet Kaur, were honored by Hindi Department. The students of Hindi Department recited poems on this occasion. Ramandeep Kaur conducted the stage and presented the vote of thanks. Prof. Jagpal Singh, Dr. Gurbaj Singh and students were present on this special occasion.
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With the efforts of Guru Gobind Singh study circle and Mata Gujri study circle, Mata Gujri College celebrated first ‘Parkash Guruparab’ of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the form of ‘Ardas Diwas’. On this occasion, students recited Gurbani of ‘Sukhmani Sahib’. Afterwards, Kirtan was performed by professor and students of music department. On this occasion, Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh honoured with turban to winner students in Dastar and Dumala tying competitions and he also gave a brief description of the blessings of the Mool Mantar. On this occasion, Head of the religion studies Department Dr. Gurbaz Singh conducted the stage and encouraged students to connect with Gurbani. In this religious event, students of various departments of the college made tremendous contribution in the service. On this occasion, Prof. Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, Dr. Harjit Singh, Prof. Manmohan Kaur, Prof. Ratneshpal Singh, Prof. Birinder Singh Sarao, Prof. Manpreet Kaur, Prof. Amanpreet Singh, staff and students filled the presence of Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
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Mata Gujri College celebrated Teachers' Day by honoring the retired teachers of the college.On this occasion about 15 retired teachers from various departments of Mata Guri College were honored for their remarkable services and contribution towards the development of the college. Speaking on this occasion, Director - Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh , said that the young teachers should learn from the experiences of these great teachers. He said that a teacher should not remain confined to teaching but should play the role of a nation builder by developing the overall personality of students and inculcating moral values among them. On this occasion, Prof. Sadhu Singh Panag (Retired), Former Head of English Department shared his experiences with the audience. He motivated the young teachers to work for the development of the college and to develop an emotional attachment with the students. Prof. Pritam Singh Lugani, Dr. Surmukh Singh , Prof.Harshwinder Singh and Prof. Gurdarshan Singh also shared their experiences with the audience. They remembered their memories associated with the college and inspired the young teachers to work for the betterment of the students, college and the society. Prof. Jagdish Rai presented the vote of thanks. Prof. Ashraf Ali,Prof. Naresh Kumar Gupta, Prof. Wassan, Prof. Harbans Singh, Prof. Shital Singh Tiwana, Prof. Gurparkash Singh Sandhu, Prof. Hari Om Sharma, Prof. Bhupinder Singh Bajwa and Prof. Ashok Sood (retired) graced the occasion. ,Vice principal Dr. Rajinder Kaur , Prof. Harveen Kaur,Prof. Bikramjeet Singh Sandhu, Controller Examinations and Head of Commerce Department and all the faculty members of the college were present.
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The boys and girls of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib, celebrated the National Sports day by displaying an appreciable performance during the hockey match held in the college today. Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh told students that this day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the world famous Indian hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. He also said that the students should take inspiration from such a famous personality and choose their national game as a sport. In his address, he also encouraged students to participate in various sports and make their country proud just like Major Dhyan Chand did when he won three Olympic Gold medals for India. While talking about Major Dhyan Chand’s achievements, the Principal also apprised students about his patriotism which was evident when he turned down the offer made by Hitler for a post in his army. Encouraging the players, the head of the Physical Education department, Dr. Parminder Kaur Randhawa, said that sports play an important role in the overall development of the students and thus, every student should indulge in some sport. Dean Academic Prof. Bikramjit Singh Sandhu, Dr. Harjit Singh, Prof. Balwinder Singh, Coach Bahadur Singh and the players were present at this event.
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Teej festival today celebrated in the premises of Mata Gujri College with great culture and aesthetic gaiety. Dr. Harminder Sodhi, CMO, Fatehgarh Sahib was the chief guest and Mrs. Tarwinderjit Kaur was the special guest of the day. The function organized by college started with a welcome address by Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh, who highlighted the importance Dr. Harminder Sodhi addressed the students and inspired them to preserve their rich culture and heritage. Girls wearing traditional and vibrant color dresses splashing the college campus with multicolored rainbow hues performed Punjabi traditional dance. Various competitions like swing, mehndi, kikli, preparing gulgule, malpude were also organised on this occasion, in which the students participated with great zeal and zest. Ms. Saman Kaur was graced with the title of Miss Teej. Ms. Amanpreet Kaur and Ms. Sandeep Kaur were declared Ist and 2nd Runner Up respectively. Mrs. Swaranjit Kaur, Mrs. Karamjit Kaur, Mrs. Satinder Kaur, Mrs. Sukhwinder Kaur, Mrs. Jaspreet Kaur, Mrs. Kuldeep Kaur, Mrs. Ravinder Kaur, Mrs. Rajwant Kaur, Mrs. Sulakshna, Mrs. Balveer Kaur and Principal Ramanjeet Kaur graced the occasion with their presence.