‘Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat’ course at PAU
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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is coming up with a special two-week course on 'Punjab, Punjabi and Punjabiyat', which is open to all but designed and started keeping in mind NRIs who lack knowledge of everything Punjab. The course will start in December and will have 20 seats.
Talking to Chandigarh Newsline, Dr R S Sidhu, dean of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, said, "Not only NRIs, these days most of us do not know about our state and cultural heritage. Western values are overshadowing our culture and that is why we have started this course. It is open for all."
The fee for the course, with accommodation, will be Rs 10,000 but without accommodation one has to pay a nominal fee of Rs 2,500.
Monument to farmer to be unveiled by PM
PAU is constructing a monument, at a cost of Rs 7.8 lakh, to pay tribute to agriculture and farmers as part of their golden jubilee celebrations. "We are trying to get it completed by December 8 as we want PM Manmohan Singh to unveil it when he will be here for special convocation," said Dr B S Dhillon PAU V-C.