Workshop on Language & Literature organized at Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar, February 05 (Nirpakh Awaaz): A “3-Day Workshop on Language & Literature” for Scholars was conducted at the UGC-Human Resource Development Centre of Guru Nanak Dev University. As many as 40 research scholars from the language faculty participated.
Prof. T. S. Banipal, Dean, College Development Council presided over the inaugural session. The valedictory session was presided over by Prof. S.S. Behl, Dean, Students’ Welfare. Prof. Raminder Kaur, Head, School of Punjabi Studies and the Coordinator of the Workshop summarized the contents of the Workshop. Prof. Jatinder Singh, Director of the Centre, in his welcome address shared with them aims and objectives of the course. In the end, certificates were given away to the successful participants.
Prof. Banipal in his inaugural address highlighted the contribution of such Workshops in updating the research scholars in the domain of research techniques. Asking them to participate in such Workshops with open mindset, he opined that this is the primary prerequisite to augment one’s knowledge. Labelling the literature as a mirror of the society, he said that since times immemorial, the language and literature have always played a vital role in shaping the destinies of the nations across the world. He concluded his address by appealing to the would-be faculty members to inculcate right humane, ethical, moral values in the younger generation.
The valedictory session was presided over by Prof. S.S. Behl, Dean, Students’ Welfare. Prof. Behl, in his valedictory address spoke about the role of mother tongues in moulding the psyche of the children. In the global world of today, the very existence of vernacular languages is being challenged, he rued. The teachers as well as research scholars of these languages need to rise to the occasion in order to grapple this issue, he added. Undoubtedly, the proficiency in the other language/s is desirable, but it must not be at the cost of one’s own mother tongue, he underscored.