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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

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