CU honors 7 distinguished Women personalities with Women Achiever Award 2017 “We need to empower Rural India Women as 70% of population lives in Rural India and without taking them along will not change in overall scenario in the position and status of women in modern India” said Dr. Garima Mittal (IAS), Additional Secretary Forest & CEO Khadi Board, Government of Haryana. Dr. Garima Mittal was speaking during the National Women Conclave 2017 organized at the campus Chandigarh University Gharuan. Women Achievers all round India took part during the National Conclave 2017 which was organized on the eve of International Women’s Day which falls tomorrow. Chandigarh University honored 8 distinguished personalities from with Women Achievers Award 2017 on the sidelines of the National Women’s Conclave. Those who have been honored included Miss India Tourism Ishika Taneja from the field of Fashion, Former Captain of Indian Women Hockey Team, Pritam Siwach, noted news anchor Nidhi Kulpati in the field of Journalism, Big Boss season 10 participant and model Nitibha Kaul in the field of television & acting, International Sitarist Dr. Renuka Gambhir in the field of Classical Music, Social Activist Dr. Sonia Khullar and Dr. Garima Mittal (IAS) in the field of Civil Services.
Education is Empowering Women and opening new professional avenues in 21st century: Ishika Taneja
The theme for the Conclave was “Indian Women in 21st Century; The Changing Scenario”. Although new fields and areas such as Defense, Research, Science & Technology have been opened up for Women in 21st Century yet freedom to choose & take decisions is missing for Indian Women, said Ishika Taneja. Ishika Taneja is a beauty pageant title holder. She was crowned Miss India Tourism 2016-17. She will represent India at Miss Tourism World 2016-17 to be held in Spain. Ishika also holds a Guinness World Record for “Most Faces Airbrushed in One Hour” under which she implemented – 60 makeups in 60 minutes.
Freedom to choose and take personal decisions is the true sense of Women Empowerment
While speaking on the occasion, marketing professional turned model, Nitibha said, “Education is empowering Indian Women and it is encouraging to see more girls are taking up professional education as it will lead to economic freedom for women when they choose to join a particular profession”. India currently ranks 135th among the 147 countries on the Global Women Empowerment Index which clearly shows that by merely celebrating Women Day every year will not resolve the issues which concerns in the modern era, said Nidhi Kulpati, senior journalist and news anchor. She further added that, “Nearly 50% of the Indian Women are not being paid for the services they render as a house wife and that leads to economic dependence on their male counterpart”. Dr. Sonia Trikha Khullar, Social Activist citied lack of political will & society mindset which thinks that Women cannot lead that has resulted in blockage of Women Reservation Bill in Parliament for more than 22 year. “Indian Women is being acknowledged for their achievements as in the field of Sports where many women sportspersons have made the country proud by winning medals at Olympics and other International Sporting events, said former captain Indian Women Hockey Team, Pritam Siwach. The former captain who has represented India in the Olympics is currently running a Hockey Training Academy at Sonipat where more than 160 women players are getting trained in the national sport. Dr. Renuka Gambhir, International Sitarist played live for the audience on the occasion.
CU Gharuan lifts All India Inter-University Power-lifting (Women) Championship Trophy
Team Chandigarh University Gharuan has bagged the All India Inter-University Women’s Championship 2017 trophy in Powerlifting. Hosted at Punjab University, Chandigarh the 2017 edition of All India Inter-University Power-lifting Championship saw participation from more than 95 teams all-over India. The women’s Power-lifting team of Chandigarh University Gharuan won the overall championship by bagging 1 Gold 1 Silver & 2 Bronze medals in power-lifting while the men’s team bagged 2 Gold & 1 Silver to finish 1st runner-up in the event. Savita Kumari won Gold in the 47kg category by lifting a total weight of 350 kg while Raj Kumari won Silver in the 52kg category of the event. Bronze medals were won by Manisha & Anu from Chandigarh University in the 57kg & 63kg category of the Power-lifting championship respectively. In the Men’s category, Gold medal was bagged by Sachin Dahiya in the 59kg category by lifting a total weight of 597.5kg, while Vijay Kumar won Gold Medal in the 66kg category of the event. Ashish bagged silver medal in the 74kg category by lifting a total weight of 665kg during the championship. The Women’s team of Chandigarh University Gharuan won the overall championship by bagging 50 points while with 35 points Mumbai University came 2nd and the host Punjab University Chandigarh with 33 points came 3rd during All India Inter-University tournament. In the Men’s category, Punjabi University Patiala lifted the Championship trophy with 46 points, while team Chandigarh University Gharuan finished 2nd with 42 points followed by team from Mangalore University which finished 3rd with 41 points. While congratulating the team on
achieving this feat, Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University announced 100% scholarships for the medal winners which included academic fee waiver, free hostel accommodation, diet and free training facility.
Colorful beginning for National Cultural Fest “CU FEST 2017” at Chandigarh University
“Punjabi Community is contributing a lot for development of Canadian Economy” says Canadian Consulate General, Dr. Christopher Gibbins Legendary Punjabi Singer Gurdas Maan honored with “PRIDE OF PUNJAB-2017” award during CU Fest 2017 Musical & Cultural extravaganza marks the 1st Day of Chandigarh University Fest “CU FEST 2017” Display of talent, vibrant Indian culture and fusion of Indo-Western performances made “CU Fest 2017” at Chandigarh University Gharuan, which began on colorful note with Dr. Christopher Gibbins, Counsel General, Canada inaugurating the 2-day National event at University campus. Noted Punjabi Singer & Actor, Gurdas Maan was honored with PRIDE-OF-PUNJAB 2017 award during the glittering inaugural ceremony today for his contribution towards promoting Punjabi Language and Culture popular at international level that lead to making of Punjabi community proud of his achievements. Woven around the theme “Safety for Women” the students of Chandigarh University took the oath to provide a safe and fear free environment for the women. With more than 250 teams of prominent institutions like Punjab University, Thapar University, Punjabi University, GNDU, PAU, PTU, Delhi University and 50 Polytechnic Colleges participating in more than 20 categories of Theatre, Literary, Non-Technical and Cultural competitions, the National Level event turned out to be truly talent hunting ground on the inaugural day. “India and Canada share a lot of things which includes that both the countries boost of being multi-culturalism and being secular in nature, the constitution of the both nation respects citizens irrespective of religion” said Dr. Christopher Gibbins, Counsel General. The contribution of Punjabi community towards development of Canada cannot be undermined and we acknowledge that the Punjabi Youth are hardworking and can make anything possible, added Canadian Consulate General. While receiving the Pride of Punjab award, Gurdas Maan said that “Every award that I receive provides me an instant energy booster that encourages me to do better & different work”. Referring to the Youth Power in our country, Gurdas Maan added that “Youth of our Nation needs to understand the real strength that the young generation carries which can take India in becoming one of the greatest nation in the world”. Enlightened with PRIDE OF PUNJAB award conferred to him by Chandigarh University Maan added that “He is honored that his work get noticed and recognized and he is a proud Punjabi as Punjab is Pride of India. DJ Tripti spell-bounded audience with her peppy numbers who encouraged the students to create a conducive environment for the women. Legandary Punjabi Singer, Gurdas Maan created a magical spell with his live performance during the inaugural day of the 2-day National Fest at Chandigarh University. Mamla Gadbad hai, Challa and Ki Banu Duniya da were among some of the popular numbers that made the students to dance to his tunes on the inaugural day of the 2-day National Fest at Chandigarh University. Satnam Singh Sandhu said that the students of the Northern India have provided an elaborate platform through CU Fest 2017 to showcase their talent and develop the zeal to compete, innovate and learn with progress. Pre-limanry rounds of Punjabi-Virsa Dhol Bhangra, Classical Vocal Music, Traditional Folk Dance, One Minute act, MIME, Mono-act, Western Group dance saw tough competitions for which final rounds will be held during the 2nd day of the National Fest.
Miss India Tourism Ishika Taneja receiving Women Achievers Award 2017 from Dr. R.S.Bawa Vice-Chancellor, Chandigarh University.
Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University
Gurdas Maan at Chandigarh University