Jalandhar, October 6, 2018: His Excellency Governor of Punjab & Administrator of UT Chandigarh, Shri Vijayender Pal Singh Badnore reached Lovely Professional University on October 5, 2018, to assess the on-going preparations for world’s biggest science conference to be held at the University’s campus. The event is scheduled from January 3 to 7, 2019. The Governor was leading 40-member delegation from the Government of India, which comprised of scientific activities’ stalwarts of the country.
Hon’ble Governor Punjab and delegates were seen impressed with the preparations that LPU has done up till now and also forwarded certain instructions to be observed in the next months to follow. Governor Badnore also addressed the executive committee & council members of 106th Indian Science Congress (ISC) for making the conference a grand success. On this occasion, "106th ISC Vigyan Jyot" rally was also organized at the campus to initiate the further massive activities for the Congress.
Highlighting, as per precedent, PM Narendra Modi is to inaugurate the conference, where 15,000 delegates including 300 top scientists & Nobel Laureates from across the world are expected to participate. The focal theme for this five-day science congress is ‘Future India: Science & Technology’. In fact, this mammoth annual congress of researchers from across the world is to stimulate scientific research & advancement of science in India and is awaited every year by the scientists.
The main objective of the executive council of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) is to advance and promote the cause of science in India, recognize and support excellence in scientific research, technologies and innovations. The ISCA works under Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology (Government of India).
On this occasion, Hon’ble Governor Badnore also awarded ‘academic & research excellence’ awards to 65 faculty members of the university. Addressing the faculty members, Governor Badnore congratulated and motivated all for accepting the mammoth challenge of hosting the rare congress. Praising quality education at LPU, he also took pride, being Governor of the Punjab State, in having the honor of organizing the science congress at LPU in Phagwara.
Mr. Badnore inspired all to organize the Congress in such a manner so that it gets set as a benchmark for others. He also asked LPU teachers to always keep on updating their skills. He advised: “Now- a- days, one has to learn tens of other professions or skills to survive in the world. Become innovative disruptors and inculcate the same spirit among your students.” Appreciating LPU Management for acknowledging the hard work, research and best skills of the teachers, Governor Badnore remarked it as the biggest supportive commendation.
Congratulating Hon’ble Governor for winning a silver medal in shooting championship and setting an example for others to be a devoted learner and achiever throughout one’s life, Chancellor Mr. Mittal assured the assessing ISCA team that LPU will prove up to its expectations. Mr. Mittal also informed that in addition to honors at LPU, the top 14 researchers of the university will also be sent on an exploring foreign tour to add more to their knowledge and vision. Mr. Mittal also apprised Governor Badnore about various achievements made by the university in diverse sectors, activities, and performances.
Present on the main dais of the award ceremony were Lovely Group Chairman Mr. Ramesh Mittal, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Smt. Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ramesh Kanwar, Director General Er HR Singla, Executive Deans Dr. Sanjay Modi, Dr. Lovi Raj Gupta, and Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati. Present and Former General Presidents of ISCA Dr. Manoj Chakrabarti, Dr. Ashok Saxena, and General Secretary Prof. Premendu Mathur also graced the occasion.