DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
To mark the 125 years Swami Vivekananda’s landmark speech in Chicago in Historical World Religion Congress, the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies, organised lecture by Professor OP Katare on the topic “Youth have quantum power, How to develop it is a million dollar question” in the Lecture Hall-I of the Institute, here on Tuesday.
Professor Nandita Shukla Singh, Former DSW (Women) and Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies was the chief guest. CS Talwar, Punjab Prant Adhyaksh of Vivekananda Kendra was also present.
Prof Nandita said that India continues to be the country that has harboured refugees. Barring the odd incidents, it is still a country that houses all the world religions and celebrates individuality in its totality. Swami Vivekananda celebrated the same 125 years ago. And on Tuesday, as the country rejoices in the pride from association with the great mind, it becomes all the more important to further the message of peace and acceptance. Professor Singh also deliberated on the key features of the address while sensitizing the youth for their character and personal development.
Professor OP Katare, President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA),
Punjab Branch and Professor Indu Pal Kaur, senior professors at UIPS, organised the event encouraging the youth to benefit from the prowess and experience of Professor Singh.
Professor Katare also introduced the U-connect program of Sh. Ram Chandra Mission. The event was organised by the faculty and students under the aegis of Panjab University Pharmaceutical Society (PUPS) and Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Punjab Branch.