Refresher Course in Disaster Management concluded at GNDU
Amritsar, December 4: A Three-Week Refresher Course in Disaster Management (ID) concluded here today at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of the Guru Nanak Dev University.. As many as 34 University and College teachers pertaining to a multiplicity of academic disciplines from various nooks and corners of the country participated.
Prof. Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice-Chancellor presided over the validectory session . Prof. Sandhu in his valedictory address shed light on another impending disaster which is looming large before our society in the form of fast declining moral, ethical values in the generations of today apart from the other natural and man-made disaster. Expressing his deep concern over the fast pace of ‘moral degradation’, lack of appropriate work culture, he exhorted the teaching community to heed optimum attention to all these challenges, which are eating into the vitals of our society.
He said that our country is lagging behind by miles in comparison with the other advanced countries of the world, which have made unprecedented developments in all the spheres of life. Emphasizing on the need to inculcate appropriate moral, ethical values in the younger generation, he opined that this is the sole way to take the nation forward. Talking about the drastic measures undertaken by him during his tenure in order to take the University to newer heights, he expressed the hope that the University would make rapid advancements with the whole-hearted cooperation of the Faculty, Students as well as of the Supporting Staff of the University. Concluding his valedictory address, he underlined the paramount importance of character building of the younger generation.
Prof. Saroj Arora, Deptt. of Botanical & Environmental Sciences and the Coordinator of the Course summarized the contents of the Course. She counselled the participants to disseminate the skills, competence, expertise gained during the course to familiarize the people at large with the disaster management. The participants of the Course expressed their deep gratitude to the entire team of the Centre as well as the Course Coordinator and made a few fruitful suggestions.
Earlier the Chief Guest was accorded a floral welcome by Prof. Saroj Arora and Dr. Mohan Kumar. The certificates were also given to the successful participants. Dr. M.S. Bhatti, Head Deptt. of Botanical & Environmental Sciences proposed the vote of thanks. Prof. Avinash Nagpal, former Director, UGC-HRDC, Dr. Satwinderjit Kaur, Dr. Jatinder Kaur and Dr. Rajinder Kaur from the department of Botanical & Environmental Sciences were also present on this occasion.