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Neerja Bhanot Girls Hostel No. 10 inaugurated at PU

May 30, 2018 05:49 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: V.P. Badnore, Governor of Punjab & the Administrator, UT Chandigarh and Smt. Kirron Kher, Hon’ble Member of Parliament inaugurated Neerja Bhanot Girls Hostel # 10 in presence of Parimal  Rai, IAS, Advisor to UT Administrator and Prof. Arun K. Grover, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today.

The Governor, in his address lauded the efforts of Panjab University (PU) for the newly constructed building of girls hostel which is named after none other than the courageous Neerja Bhanot, the pride of Chandigarh. He further added that PU has been working consistently in the expansion of women hostels in step with the growing demands of accommodation enabling the students to excel in studies, sports and co-curricular activities. He added that PU has always been concerned with the development of women education and in achieving this goal through the provision of comfortable and safe residential facilities for its women students. The result of the initiatives taken by the University in this direction is to be seen in the achievements of its women students. There are many IAS officers and other public service officers, scientists, academics and international award winning sportspersons who have studied and lived here in the PU hostels, he added.

Kirron Kher in her address felt nostalgic of coming to the University which is like her own campus and felt honoured to be part of the program while remembering the supreme sacrifice by the bravest of brave girl, Neerja Bhanot who saved many lives.

Prof. Arun K. Grover, in his address mentioned Neerja Bhanot as a symbol of  highest sacrifice to save human lives. He informed that it is the prime duty of the University to provide conducive environment to women students and research scholars in fulfilling their dreams. PU in its step to provide safety to the women in PU hostels will definitely contribute in their achievements.

Aneesh Bhanot, brother of Neerja Bhanot shared the three messages she stood for during her life- a) Do your duty, come what may b) Do not compromise on self respect c) Do not tolerate injustice. She loved her work and did her duty till the last breath, he added. The family of Neerja Bhanot was also present on the occasion.

Earlier, the plaque of Dewan Anand Kumar Ji was unveiled at the Dewan Anand Kumar Hall, Foyer Area, Ground Floor, Administrative Block, PU by V.P. Badnore,  Governor of Punjab & the Administrator, UT Chandigarh and Smt. Kirron Kher, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Chandigarh in presence of Sh. Parimal  Rai, IAS, Advisor to UT Administrator, Prof. Arun K. Grover, VC and senior PU officials. They also inaugurated the new T-1 Flats at PU South Campus, Sector-25, Chandigarh in presence of Prof. Rajesh Gill, Panjab University Teacher’s Association (PUTA) President. The dignitaries also went inside to review the flats. There are 30 flats for Professors/Associate Professors and each flat consists of 3 bed rooms, one study room, attached bathrooms, separate drawing cum dining room and modular kitchen.

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