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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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Commemorating the 550th Birthday celebrations of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Conclusion of Session 2018-19, the students,teaching and non-teaching staff members of Mata Gujri College organized Ardaas Diwas. On this occasion, Bhog of Shri Sehaj Path was performed which was followed by Shabad Kirtan by the students of Music Department of the college.The entire ceremony comprising Ardaas and Hukamnama was performed by the students in true devotion and spirit. Speaking on the occasion, Director-Principal, Dr Kashmir Singh appreciated the efforts of students who spent day and night in the service of Guru Granth Sahib. Inspiring the students with quotes from Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji , Dr Singh said that one should perform his duty with sincerity and honesty . He also said that the students must remember that they are studying in a college named after Mata Gujri, the revered mother of the Tenth Master, Guru Gobind Singh. He advised the students to use technology in a positive manner and be focused towards achieving their goals.The students who performed Gurmat Seva were specially honoured by Director-Principal Dr Kashmir Singh,Vice Principal Dr Rajinder Kaur, Controller Examination Dr Bikramjit Singh and Dr Gurbaz Singh, Head, Department of Religious Studies. All the teaching and non-teaching members and students of the College were present on this occasion.
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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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To enhance management skills among the students, Department of Management studies of Mata Gujri College held consumer hub which was inaugurated by Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh. 34 teams of students of various departments were centre of attraction of this event. Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh said,” In this competition era, It is very necessary for students to learn management skills. Where this kind of events contributes to enhance marketing and management skills among the students, there it also helps them to stay motivated.” Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur, Head of Management studies department, said,” Students have played very important role in this event. Various kinds of stalls related to eating, clothes, fine arts, etc were introduced and large numbers of students participated in these events.” On this occasion, Vice Principal Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harveen Kaur, Prof. Shivani Bector, staff members and students were present.
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Political Science department of Mata Gujri College organized a national seminar on ‘Emerging Trends in Politics of North Western India.’ Amarjeet Singh Chawla, Vice President, Shiromani Akali Dal and member of SGPC attended the event as the chief guest. Director Principal of the college, Dr. Kashmir Singh, said that such seminars help the students to gain more knowledge and also motivate them to write research papers. The chief guest of the seminar, Amarjeet Singh Chawla, talked about the various facets and stages of the politics in Punjab. Dr. Satnam Singh, Head of the Political Science department, discussed the aim and theme of the seminar and said that researchers from Punjab, Haryana, Jammu- Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Union Territory- Chandigarh have participated in this seminar. Dr. Surjit Singh Narang of Sri Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar told that the politics of the northern states of India has been patchy since our freedom which has further affected the inter- regional relations of these states and the issues like water issues, land issues, and language issues have always been a part of their politics. During this event, Prof. Jamshed Ali Khan of Political Science department of Punjabi University was awarded with ‘Mata Gujri Lifetime Academic Achievements Award’ for his research in politics. Dr. Jagroop Kaur, Head of the Political Science department and Dean Social Sciences in Punjabi University, Patiala said that the women should also actively take part in politics. Dr. Inderjeet Singh handled the stage and almost 70 teachers and researchers including Dr. Gurpreet Singh Brar, Dr. Shweta Dhaliwal of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Dr. Jarnail Singh and Dr. Sukhwinder Singh presented their research papers during various sessions of this seminar.
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To avail students’ best career facilities, the Training and Placement cell of the college organised a ‘Mega Job Fest’ with the cooperation of Management Studies Department in which students participated very enthusiastically. In this event, approximately 2000 students, 30 companies and 25 colleges participated. On this occasion, Director Principal Dr. Kashmir Singh said,” such kind of job fests not only help students to get jobs but also assist them to understand the interview process which boost up their self confidence.” He added,” In our contemporary social system, youth has become hopeless that’s why they are leaving for abroad. Such kind of Job Fests give them a ray of hope that they have good job opportunities here as well.” On this occasion, Dr. Harjeet Singh, Dean Placements said,” Students have shown enthusiasm in this job fest. This job fest is organized every year. In this event, most companies were related to Computer, Management and Banking fields.” He also added that this kind of job fests inspire students to sharpen their skills and get better opportunities. On this occasion, Prof. Rashmi Arora, Dean Computer Science, Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur, Head, Department of Management, Dr. Harjeet Singh, Dean Placements, Prof. Sourav Sharma, Training and Placement officer and faculty members of Management Studies and Computer Science were also present.
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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.
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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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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.