Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of illustrious alumnus and eminent scientist Professor Ruchi Ram Sahni,Panjab University (PU) on Thursday released a postal stamp of Professor Sahni alongside celebrations of the varsitys 133rd Foundation Day.
The five-rupee postal stamp was released in the presence of Punjab Education Minister Sardar Sikander Singh Maluka,Member of Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal,former UGC chairperson Professor Yash Pal,PU vice-chancellor Professor Arun K Grover and Chief Post Master General Kuldeep Singh during the inauguration ceremony of a national seminar on the Making of Modern Punjab: Education,Science and Social Change in Punjab,at the Law Auditorium.
A total of four lakh postal stamps have already been printed by the Indian Security Press for India Post. Also,a brief brochure highlighting the contribution,work and life history of Professor Sahni was released on the occasion.
Congratulating the varsity for being among the top 250 universities of the world,Maluka requested Prof Grover to organise a bigger function to celebrate the achievement by inviting both CMs of both Haryana and Punjab. While Bansal recalled Prof Sahnis pioneering work in Science and Technology,Professor Yash Pal chose to highlight that scientists needed to have dialogue with grass root realities.
On the occasion,Professor Grover introduced the audience to life and achievements of Professor Ruchi Ram Sahni who,he said,remained an unsung hero in the history of Indian education.
From across the border…
CHANDIGARH: In a video message,Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman,V-C of Lahore Government College University,Pakistan,described Lahores association with Professor Ruchi Ram Sahni. Terming the association indispensable,Dr Rahman said the college was proud of its alumni.