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Panjab University appoints Gulzar as ‘Tagore Professor of Indian Literature’

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Chandigarh: Noted filmmaker-lyricist Gulzar has been appointed as ‘Tagore Professor of Indian Literature’ at Panjab University on Sunday.

The appointment was approved by the Panjab University syndicate, the institution’s decision-making body, according to a PU spokesman.

Panjab University Syndicate today (Sunday) decided to appoint noted film personality, litterateur, and Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee Gulzar, as the ‘Tagore Professor of Indian Literature’ at the university,

The PU syndicate also approved to recommend an honorary degree of Doctor of Sciences to Shiv Nadar, founder and chairman of information technology giant HCL.

It approved to recommend an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature to PU alumnus and Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah.

The syndicate also approved to recommend the name of corporate czar Y.C. Daveshwar, chairman of ITC, for the Panjab University Udyog Rattan.

PU alumnus and legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior has been recommended as the first recipient of the Panjab University Khel Ratna award.

Established in 1882 in Lahore in Pakistan, PU is one of the oldest universities in the country. It was re-located to its present sprawling campus in Chandigarh’s Sector 14 and 25, in 1956 after partition in August 1947.

The university’s list of alumni includes some of the immensely well-known persons like former prime ministers Manmohan Singh and I.K. Gujral, former president Shankar Dayal Sharma, Nobel laureate Hargobind Khorana, astronaut Kalpana Chawla, first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, actor Anupam Kher, singer Jagjit Singh, actor-comedian Jaspal Bhatti, Jnanpith award winner and Sanskrit scholar Satya Vrat Shastri, union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, former union ministers Kapil Sibal, Kumari Selja and Pawan Kumar Bansal, first Nobel laureate from Pakistan Mohammed Abdus Salam and many more.

(Inputs from IANS)

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Be a farmer on weekends at Citrus County Hoshiarpur

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Hoshiarpur, Oct 2, 2017: Punjab is better known for India’s “green revolution” in agriculture and for contributing the maximum foodgrain to the national kitty. And now a progressive horticulturist and entrepreneur is offering hands-on experience to visitors to try their hand at how farming is actually done.

“Be a farmer on weekends at Citrus County — Hoshiarpur. Get your kids to the farm to give them a unique experience in a typical farm in Punjab. Let then come and indulge in plucking fruit and sowing vegetable seeds in the fields on their own.” This is how Harkirat Ahluwalia, owner of the Citrus County farm resort, puts it.

“We are offering guests, especially children, first-hand experience of doing farming. This is something that people have never tried before. The experience gives them the satisfaction of doing hard work and experiencing what life is like in the countryside,” Harkirat, who along with his wife Jasveen runs the resort, about 140 km from Chandigarh, told IANS.

The guests at the farm can sow seeds, pluck citrus fruit, plough the fields, milk cows, drive a tractor and take a ride to a nearby forest and rivulet in a tractor-trolley.

Fresh home-cooked food, which is prepared on earthen stoves at the ground level, home-grown organic vegetables and warm hospitality add up in equal measure to make the experience a refreshing one.

“Glamping”, or luxury tenting, as Harkirat puts it, is also part of the farm experience.

The nine air-conditioned tents at Citrus County, with attached bathrooms, offer luxury stay with king-sized beds in the midst of the sprawling orchards of kinnow (a citrus fruit) and tall poplar trees.

Also Read: Indian Agriculture status, Importance & Role In Indian Economy 

The farm resort is located in Chaunni Kalan village, five km short of Hoshiarpur on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh highway.

“Cycling enthusiasts are welcome to get their wheels along and we will provide them the best possible tracks,” said Harkirat, who is a post-graduate in Mass Communication from Panjab University and himself a cycling and biking enthusiast.

In the past, the resort has seen couples from other countries going through wedding rituals the Indian way to give them a real-time feel of the country’s culture and marriage ceremonies.

The unique thing in couples opting for the Indian-style wedding is that they are already married and are middle-aged or even older. The couples are accompanied by their friends, relatives and even children and grandchildren for this unique experience. (IANS)

 

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