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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS PANJAB UNIVERSITY, CHANDIGARH

Bhagavad Gita Utsav opens at PU with great Fervor
Coinciding with the worldwide Gita Jayanti celebrations two day Bhagavad Gita
Utsav kick started here today at Panjab University. It is being organized by
Department of Psychology, University School of Open Learning(USOL) and
Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, P.U.
The Utsav was devoted to varied Youth Activities featuring two contests-
Bhagavad Gita Shloka Ucharan contest and Bhagavad Gita shloka calligraphy poster making
contest followed by workshops in the respective domains.
After the contest, a well renowned Bhagavad Gita scholar Prof. (Retd.) Vikram
Viveki, former Chairperson of Department of Sanskrit, P.U. discoursed on Bhagavad Gita
following which the participants held interactions with the experts. Prof. Yojna Rawat,
Chairperson USOL, who was the Chief Guest of the session also gave useful tips from
Bhagavad Gita. The first prize of the Shloka Ucharan contest went to Prince of the St.
Vivekananda Millennium School, Panjor and first prize of Bhagavad Gita Shloka
calligraphy poster making was bagged by Ms. Shrutika of the same school.
A National Seminar on the theme- Bhagavad Gita for Human Excellence is being
organized on the second day at ICSSR complex, PU. Eminent speakers will be speaking at
the inaugural session of the National Seminar. More than 20 scholars will be presenting
their papers on themes as varied as – Better Life Management; Psycho-social
applications; Value education; Management and Leadership and Mind Management in the
context of Bhagavad Gita.
In the valedictory session well known Buddhist management scholar Prof. Chawla,
President WAAK, will speak on Better Self Management lessons from Bhagavad Gita. Prof.
Yojna Rawat, Chairperson USOL will be the Guest of honour while Prof. Sanjay Kaushik,
Director, ICSSR, P.U. will be the Chief Guest of the valedictory session. The
organizers expect that the seminar and other youth activities organized during the
Bhagavad Gita Utsav will help to spread the spiritual treasure and universal message of
Gita.


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