* India's largest University celebrated the Great Constitution Day of the largest Democratic Country of the world
* Always think Big to be Big; LPU is in transition towards being Global Brand: Chancellor Ashok Mittal
* LPU will definitely participate in next year's Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi: Chancellor Ashok Mittal
Jalandhar: Commenced with spectacular Flag-Hoisting & echoing National Anthem on the campus, the 63rd Republic Day Celebrations at Lovely Professional University proved a smaller replica of National Parade held every year in New Delhi, on the National festival Day of 26th January. A grand March Past was organized at LPU through the contingents of Security and Safety staff members, Security Officers, Ceremonial Guards, Hostel Wardens, NCC Cadets, NSS Volunteers, Students Discipline Committee of Hostels, Separate groups of Sports Men-Women & the Department of Physical Education of the University, on the rhythmic blowing of bag-pipes and drum beats made by specially invited Army Band. The band also played melodious tunes of famous folk songs of Himachal, J & K, Rajasthan, Punjab etc, under attractive antics of theirs. One of the highlights of the day remained the show of prompt emergency actions by the ever-ready fire-tenders of the University Fire Brigade Unit, which displayed its potentiality to extinguish fire even on the 15th floor of a multi-storey building. The cultural programme by student-groups of the university, hailing from different Indian states and other countries, filled all with saluting remembrances towards Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Martyrs and great Indian leaders through patriotic songs, folk dances and other colourful presentations. The invocating slogans of Vande-Matram, Jai Hind remained echoing throughout the celebrations.
Prior to this, the Chancellor of LPU, Mr Ashok Mittal had hoisted the Tri-colour, followed by befitting Parade Inspection and Guard of Honour. Under passionate patriotism & ardent national character, wishing all students, members of staff and participants a very prosperous and mirthful Republic Day, the Chancellor Mr. Mittal delivered words of inspiration and determination. He not only reciprocated salutes from the students but also motivated them: "We should all be change elements towards propagation of our country by always thinking big on positive lines. Taking our University as an example, which is in regular transition from a small Institute to a national brand and now emerging to be a global brand, we should surely adopt 'we can do' philosophy. In fact, we all should continue strivings to achieve more and more, as we have already established our worth in different fields of Scientific Research Initiatives, Academics, Technology, Sports, Cultural Activities, Placements etc." Seeing the decorum and dignity of the national level parade, at the campus, based on different constituted contingents, he revealed his determination: "Sensing potentiality of the students; LPU will definitely participate in next year's Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi, in one or the other form." On this occasion, the Pro-Chancellor Ms. Rashmi Mittal, Vice-Chancellor Dr. Rameshwar Kanwar, Director General Er. HR Singla, Senior Deans & Deans were also prominently present among many thousands of students, who witnessed all celebrations passionately, remaining spell-bound throughout the festivity.