Chandigarh: Panjab University, organizes its first university-level alumni meet here on Saturday i.e. on February 19, 2011. During the meet alumni of 1970 batch and previous ones were honoured with a memento and a shawl.
As per sources, Panjab University is the alma mater of many senior bureaucrats and senior politicians, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. However, he did not participate in the event. Manmohan Singh not only completed his post-graduation in economics from the university, but started his teaching career with the same institution.
Moreover, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra delivered the inaugural address at the meet, which was attended by scores of former students. After the alumni meet, various teaching departments of the varsity also held events to mark the occasion.
Keshwa Nand Munjal, who did his Bachelor's from University College of Commerce, Jalandhar, in 1957, told the sources that it is a great feeling; meeting my college friends after so many years is really a great feeling. He also added that he cannot express it in words.
Panjab University was established in 1882 at Lahore, now in Pakistan's Punjab. It shifted to its present campus in Chandigarh's Sector 14 in late 1950s. It is now spread over an area of 550 acres in sectors 14 and 25 of Chandigarh. The university has 75 teaching and research departments and 15 centres and chairs for teaching and research at the main campus located at Chandigarh.