LPU organised Commencement Ceremony for its thousands of final-year students

*Chancellor Mr Mittal asked students to prove themselves as truly global citizens in next phase of their life
*Students and teachers had interactive sessions to refresh memories of years’ long teacher-taught relationship
*Outgoing students walked on the ramp, enjoyed fun games, rhymes & rhythms

Jalandhar:  World over top universities send their graduating students for the best future ahead through Commencement Ceremony. LPU, too, organises every year this ceremony to bid blissful farewell to many thousand students of different streams. This year, commencement ceremony at LPU was organised for many thousand students of both regular and distance education programs. Final year students shared experiences of many years spent at LPU. The five-hour passions-full ceremony acknowledged versatile growth and future planning of the students. Students-Teachers had informal & interactive meetings discipline wise; students walked in style on the ramp; went for scores of fun games; and, danced together at DJ party to enjoy the ceremony. On this occasion, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro-Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar, Director General Er HR Singla, Executive Deans and Heads of the respective departments were present to bless the students.

Chancellor Mr Mittal motivated the students to prove their worth to make their alma-mater ever proud of them. Mr Mittal said: “All of you are now going to be our esteemed alumni and, of course, brand ambassadors. We wish all of you may prove yourself as great scientists, explorers, innovators, business magnates, industrialists, entrepreneurs and such more world over.  In fact, we want you all to excel in each and every field to lead the next generation."  Adding, Mr Mittal said: “As for we are concerned, we assure you that your alma-mater will always be with you in all of your future needs and designs. As before, we will keep on adding new resources every year to make LPU grow tremendously with globally needed new projects for next batches of students. We will always keep our eyes and ears open to see and listen to stories of your brilliance and success!”

 The ceremony consisted of: Photographic sessions of passing out students with LPU dignitaries and faculty members to cherish memories; get-together & interaction sessions at each discipline level for thanks giving & best wishes; and, high tea, DJ party, fun games, ramp-walk for recreation. The Junior-students also contributed to memorable send-off through their special performances, singing and dances. Final year students were seen penning down best wishes’ impressions on shirts of each other. The souvenir stalls were also seen around the celebration spot for the remarks of the students. Students were seen having greater emotional exchanges of reverence, reminisces, and best wishes among themselves and their teachers. 

Certificates & Cheques distributed to candidates trained under Ministry of Tourism’s free training scheme- 'Hunar Se Rozgar Tak' held at LPU

120 candidates were delivered Punjab Tourism & LPU certificates and cheques worth Rs 2 lakh
Punjab Government had entrusted LPU to train youth for the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism’s scheme
LPU imparted short-term skill development programs in hospitality sector

Jalandhar:  Ministry of Tourism’s free training scheme- 'Hunar Se Rozgar Tak' (HSRT) concluded at LPU School of Hotel Management & Tourism. The Hunar Se Rozgar Tak program was designed by MoT to provide skill based training for people who did not attain traditional education. Eligibility of the program was 8th pass and most of the candidates were from nearby villages. In the first phase, 120 candidates were delivered Punjab Tourism & LPU certificates and cheques worth Rs 2 lakh.  Punjab Government had entrusted this scheme to LPU for creation of employable skills amongst youth belonging to economically weaker strata of the society. LPU School executed the project successfully and provided free courses in Food Production (Bakery Production & Patisseries) of 8-weeks and Housekeeping Utility (Food & Beverage Services) of 6-weeks. In the year 2013-14, a total of 240 students completed the course, and many of them have got employment with reputed establishments, or they have become young entrepreneurs. 

 LPU Director General Er HR Singla informed: “The basic objective of this scheme is to reduce skill gap that affected growing hospitality and tourism sector. In furtherance of this initiative, we trained the candidates from nearby villages who wanted to become cooks, waiters, bakery chefs and house-keepers so that they may be able to lead an independent life after completing a course. We are happy to inform that many of them have already started their career brilliantly.”

 Illustrative, one of the candidates Jyoti Jhalley has been employed at Hotel Hyatt in Dubai as a trainee, other Shivam has opened 3 kiosks in Phagwara, Mayank is soon going to start a bakery outlet in Ludhiana, and many of the students are under training in many prestigious hotels.

Living-Legend of Punjabi Music Gurdas Maan mesmerised LPU Students

*Inaugurated ‘Earth Day Festival 2014’ organized by LPU NSS volunteers
*Appealed to students to utilize their voting right in the coming parliamentary elections

Jalandhar: Evening today was fabulous and marvellous at LPU campus as Punjabi music & films’ living legend, Gurdas Mann performed at LPU stage. Maan outpoured his all time hits Dil Da Mamla Hai,  Mamla Gadbad, Chhalla, Boot Polishan and many more  to enthrall as well as awaken LPU students and staff-members alike. Versatile singer, lyricist choreographer, class- actor; Maan interacted with the students and shared important phases of his life. Being a fluent singer even in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Haryanvi and Rajasthani languages, Maan got overwhelming response from the audience.  Maan inaugurated ‘Earth Day Festival 2014’ organized by LPU NSS volunteers, and unveiled Earth Symbol. Maan also forwarded important tips to the LPU students of Journalism & Film Production program to add luster to their career in film-line. Emperor of the world of Punjabi Music for the last three-decades-Maan was accompanied by Punjabi stars Neeru Bajwa, Jassi Gill & others.

Welcoming Gurdass Maan, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal highlighted:“Mr Maan is the real promoter of Punjabi culture, customs and traditions among youth. Present young generation has grown listening to his superb melodious as well as didactic songs which always uphold humane values and kind considerations. LPU students are lucky to interact with a great personality like him.”

Legendary Maan was humble in his address when he thanked young generation at LPU for liking his different creations. He also informed that his new film ‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar' is a family entertainer which has all elements of love, romance, drama, action and comedy meant for the youth. He congratulated the NSS volunteers on their varied celebrations for World Earth Day. He also wished that Film Production students should work for Punjabi film industry with passion as and when they complete their programs. The Iconic singer-actor also appealed to all of his student fans to cast their vote during the coming parliamentary elections.

Illustrative, since gaining national attention in 1980, Gurdas Maan has gone on to record near 40 albums and more than 300 songs. Starred in many Bollywood, Pollywood, Tollywood blockbusters; and, receiver of numerous honours & awards, including National Jury’s Award (2004) & Best Male Playback Singer (2006) awards by  two Presidents of India, Gurdas Maan has also been conferred upon an honorary Doctor of Music degree by the University of Wolver-Hampton.  Maan has also honour of performing at the Royal Albert Hall (UK)- an opportunity that very few artists come across. Maan is recognized as a class-actor for his performance in the film ‘Waris Shah-Ishq Da Waaris’, which is the first Punjabi movie nominated for OSCAR Awards 2006.

Gippy Grewal & Zarine Khan spread “Punjabiyat” at LPU Campus through live Musical Show

*Promoted love & liking for Punjabi culture & music among students from all across India and 28 countries
* ‘Dil Le Gyee Kudi Gujarat Dee’ song fame singer Jasbir Jassi also enthralled the students

Jalandhar: Polly-wood’s prominent singer & actor Gippy Grewal and Bollywood’s charming actress Zarine Khan visited LPU Campus today for a live musical show. Both of them not only entertained LPU students through live musical concert but also interacted and danced with the students. The two artists promoted fascination for Punjabi culture & music among many thousand LPU students from all across India and 28 countries. These lead stars of forthcoming film ‘Jatt James Bond’ were accompanied by other Punjabi artists Jasbir Jassi,  UK singer Rashi Raga, Ranjit Bawa & Gurpreet Ghuggi to add more shine to the grand show. LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar welcomed the reputed stars to the campus and applauded their contribution in carrying forward the culture and customs of Punjab not only on national level but internationally also. Dr Kanwar said: “The way great artists like Gippy and others are enriching the Indian Films and Music Industry through greatness of Punjab is highly appreciable. We wish they all may be successful in all of their such endeavours.”

Entertainer of the year-2014 award winner, Gippy put his melodious voice to many of his popular numbers Angrezi beat te, Jatt diyan Tauran ne and others from his famous album ‘Phulkari’. Whereas, zooming Zarine Khan glamourized the melodies with her dancing steps and performed entertainingly for students’ gigantic gathering. Amid roar of shrieks and sighs students continually demanded enchanting performances from the stars.

Counted among the successful Punjabi singers, Gippy interacted with the students and shared that he always tries to experiment new musical ideas.  He feels that his musical performance style is a source of great entertainment.  He also informed that his new film is a first time 3 D movie in the history of Punjabi films."Having the ability to compete with any Bollywood movie, it has come like a ray of hope for the Punjabi industry and we are sure that we have made a wholesome entertainer for all kind of viewers."

 Making strong inroads into Punjabi cinema, Zarine Khan shared with interacting students that she has a great fascination and admiration for Punjabi customs and traditions for richness and liveliness. “I wanted to act in Punjabi films, and as and when I got the chance I grabbed it.” Seeming very glad amid a great sea of students at LPU campus, Zarine told students that she did not feel any hitch in speaking fluent Punjabi while in making of her debut Punjabi film. She said: “It has been a great learning experience for me and I was quite comfortable speaking Punjabi." 

Coventry University UK Students reached LPU Campus for Exchange Program

*At LPU Campus, UK students learnt about Indian business environment, IT sector and great Indian culture

Jalandhar: A group of 20 UK students and faculty-members from Coventry University UK visited LPU Campus under exchange program. The purpose of the visit was to interact with Indian students to understand Indian business environment, IT sector and great Indian culture.  During their stay, the UK students came to know about commerce, trade, industry and related policies in India by visiting various Industries and IT companies. UK students were also led to important cities of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and the capital city of India -New Delhi. There, visitors learnt in person about Sikh-religion by visiting Golden Temple, weather change in Shimla, historical aspects of Taj Mahal, great IT company Infosys and many more. Students also learnt Indian cooking, Sports (Kho-Kho), Yoga, Classical dances in practical form. 

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said. “I am happy to note that association with Coventry University is bringing forth productive results.  This is the second visit of the students from Coventry University UK and we have once again got good feed-back from the visiting students. In the next phase LPU students would be visiting Coventry University.” Mr Mittal further informed: “At LPU internalization is an important aspect, and for the same we have tie-ups with more than 50 universities across the globe in UK, USA, Canada and other countries. This is to provide LPU students various students exchange opportunities with top universities of the world. In another phase, students from IOWA State University US and Mount Royal University Canada will visit LPU campus in the months of May & June 2014 for student exchange program.”

One of the visiting post graduate students, Marisa Josephina Catherine de Wolff of MSc International Business study program said: “We have learnt a lot at LPU in India. We not only came to know about academics and entrepreneurship, but also learnt about great Indian values, traditions and customs. We always had a fascination for Indian articles of fashion like bracelets, anklets, ribbons, hair-clips and crispy-spicy Indian- food, which this visit fulfilled in all.”

Illustrative, Coventry University is a public research university and is the second largest university in the city of Coventry, England. The university offers one of the world's most prestigious automotive design and engineering courses, and is the first institution in the UK to offer the disaster management program. 

MTV & LPU organised Voting Awareness Campaign at LPU Campus

MTV VJ Jose inspired students to participate actively in the upcoming parliamentary elections

Jalandhar:  Parliamentary - Election is at the peak in the entire country, and the whole of Punjab is going to vote on 30th of April 2014. Considering the same, Lovely Professional University & youth channel ‘MTV’ organised “Voting Awareness” campaign at LPU Campus. Channel MTV is driving a specialised program ‘Rock the Vote- Ek Ride Desh ke Naam’ in selected universities of the country.  LPU is one of these few universities, across India, where this program is conducted. The aim of the program is to encourage youth to use their right to vote. Special debate & interactive session was conducted at LPU where students shared their views about the voting right and their expectations from would be Parliamentary Members. VJ Jose motivated students to cast 100% votes of theirs in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
VJ Jose informed: “India’s young generation is diverse and huge in number, and makes a good part of the entire electorate-This is both challenge and opportunity.  Our ‘Rock the Vote’ program is dedicated to building the political power of young people by engaging them in the electoral process. We also urge young voters to best utilize their fundamental right to vote.  Our goal is to strengthen our country's democracy.”
In an inspiring message, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal also wanted Indian youth to ensure their sincere and honest participation in elections for great democratic set up in India. Mr Mittal informed: “LPU always forwarded itself for the cause of voting system. In this regard, Chief Election Commissioner of the state and other government officers made their presence at LPU campus, time to time, to awaken and support young voters. We also provided special on campus arrangements for the government agencies to let many thousand students, members of staff and nearby villagers get their ‘Voter Identity cards’ made. This initiative of ours is to awaken youth to use their voting right judiciously.”
In fact, ‘Rock the Vote campaign’ has become a trusted source of information for young people about registering to vote and casting a ballot.  Music, popular culture, new technologies are used to mobilize young voters of the country to participate in every election to create political and social change.

LPU awarded Rs 26 Lakh in cash to students during its annual ‘University Honour Ceremony’

*Cash prizes along with University Rolls of Honour were awarded to 175 students
* Students honoured for excellence in academics, sports, cultural & community activities

Jalandhar: Maintaining annual LPU tradition of awarding meritorious & talented students of the university; Lovely Professional University organised 5th 'University Honour Ceremony' for recognizing students’ excellent achievements identified during last one year. A total of 175 students, who are achievers of excellence in academics, sports, cultural & community service activities, were honoured with cash prizes worth Rs 26 lakh. Rs 18.15 lakh and Rolls of Honour were awarded to sports and academic achievers; and, near Rs 8 lakh were given to achievers in cultural and community service activities. Most of the achievers included those students who won medals in national/zonal/state level events held in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Congratulating the achievers as well as their parents/guardians, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: "I am happy and honoured to note that every year our students strive in singularized manner to bring more and more laurels to their alma-mater. Students’ attainments are in a way perfect branding of the university name, and this year again many of the students have forwarded themselves as LPU’s true brand ambassadors. Reciprocating in recognition to their achievements, we have further motivated students through this ceremony to be ever active to keep on achieving by nourishing their talents.”
One of the sports women, Madhavi Sharma a B.PEd student received maximum cash prize of Rs 1,17,500 for winning 4 gold, one silver & 2 bronze medals at national, zonal and state level competitions for Baseball and Softball.  Similarly, Inderbir Singh (M.Sc. Food Tech.) & Gurpreet Singh (B.PEd) received Rs 1,10,000 each for winning many gold medals. Ajay Tiwari (B.Tech CE) & Muni (B.PEd) got top cash prizes of almost one lakh for their excellent performances in many cultural activities like Western Group Song, Classical Instrumental, Dance.

Jubilant Madhavi exclaimed: "I am indeed very happy!  This honour means much to me.   When I informed my parents about the prize money, since then they are excited to personally thank my mentors at the university who always guided me so well.” Inderbir Singh also praised the efforts of his teachers: “In spite of my being a student of a professional program of sciences, my teachers not only identified my love for sports but they motivated me to participate in different competitions. They accorded patronage to me for letting me develop my inborn talents." Mr Sukhpal Singh father of another prize winning student Renu Chaudhary (M.Tech CSE) holds that he feels grateful to university for personality growth of his daughter through such time to time encouragements.

Automobile Giant Maruti Suzuki gave special Co-Branded Corporate Card ‘My Drive- My Dream Car’ to LPU students

Mr SN Burman, Vice President (DVM RMISL) of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) inaugurated the facilitating ceremony

Jalandhar:  For the first time in India, Automobile giant Maruti Suzuki launched special co- branded corporate card ‘My Drive- My Dream Car’ for Lovely Professional University students. This card was launched today at LPU campus by Mr SN Burman, Vice President DVM RMISL of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL). Mr Burman distributed special cards to final year students of LPU and nearly 5000 LPU students are going to be benefited in the first instance. The students will have attractive offers on sale/purchase and servicing.

On this occasion, Mr Burman shared: “Maruti is a strong and reliable brand and we too wanted similar partners to launch our initiatives to engage Indian Youth. Young buyers’ survey reports have shown that more than 60% of students plan to buy a car within the first year of their jobs.  Thus we have chosen LPU to launch first co branded corporate card so that students may be able to have new Maruti cars. The special offers and other facilities will only be provided to the holders of such co-branded cards.”  

While welcoming the guest of the day, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “I am happy that Maruti has chosen LPU as a first ground in India to launch this special corporate card scheme. I wish them all the best to let this scheme further reach pan India. This one incentive will certainly make students to further shine better in the corporate world. The utilization of this scheme from auto-giant will enable students to be confident enough to further rule the corporate sector all across the globe.”Mr Mittal also thanked MSIL for their preferences and privileges made to LPU students. Director of Lovely Group, Mr Amit Mittal was also present on this occasion.

LPU Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences & SPS Apollo Hospital celebrated World Health Day

  • Collaborated to organise 2-Day mega health camp and other health-care related activities at LPU campus
  •  More than 1000 villagers from surrounding 25 villages got benefitted
  • Hundreds of students formed vast human chain for health awareness & also donated 1050 blood units

Jalandhar:  LPU Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (LFAMS) & SPS Apollo Hospital celebrated World Health Day collaboratively at LPU Campus. Both institutions organised two day mega health camp for the general benefit of thousands of villagers from surrounding 25 villages. Free medical consultation was provided by experts in the fields of Eyes-care, ENT, Heart diseases, Respiratory diseases, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Dental, Psychology, Dermatology and others. Various tests for medical diagnostic services were also arranged on very nominal rates. Health walk & expert talks, regarding health awareness, were also organized.
Different medical teams from the related top industry & hospitals- Alembic, Colgate, Metropolis, Medi-vision Pharma, Johal hospiital, Vasan Eye Care, Thind Eye hospital participated. An NGO, NRI Trust along with the audiometric experts from PGI Chandigarh provided consultancy services for speech therapy and hearing impairments. Students and staff members of SAMARPAN-a project of LPU Community Service Cell- donated 1050 blood units, and formed a vast human chain of more than 500 persons for health awareness. Medical teams from Civil Hospitals of Jalandhar, Amritsar and Kapurthala looked after the blood donation campaign and medical facilities provided. Free medicines were also distributed at the SBRM Hospital of the university. Special children from St Joseph school were counseled by expert medical teams. Many other school and college students also participated in the health quiz.
On this occasion, Dr S S Gill, Vice Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences; Dr Kapil, Joint Director of SPS Apollo Hospitals Ludhiana, Dr KC Mukerjee, Dr Sanjeev Mittal, Dr Anureet Kaur Gill, Dietician Ms Sonia Chopra and other experts were also present. Dr Gill congratulated all the participants for the successful organization of the camp and asked people to always remain well awakened about their health. Senior Dean of LFAMS, Dr Monica Gulati, thanked all the expert team members, blood-donors, all sarpanch of villages for being a great motivational part of the World Health Day celebration.  

Diljit Dosanjh shared production tips with M.Sc students of Film & TV Production at LPU Campus

Jalandhar: Polly-wood’s prominent singer, actor & philanthropist Diljit Dosanjh visited LPU Campus today. He not only entertained the students but also shared production practicalities with M.Sc students of Film & Television for Film-making, TV Serials, Audio & Videos. The actor visited studio of LPU’s School of Journalism & Film Production to see recording and editing work of the students.
Prior to this, the lead actors of forthcoming film ‘Disco Singh’, Diljit was accorded warm welcome by many thousand national and international students. Students shrieked, stamped, swayed, and sighed during his enchanting singing & performances.  Currently counted among the most successful Punjabi actors, Diljit put his melodious voice for the songs "Beautiful Billo", Aaee Jii Oo Jii, Happy Birthday, and many more. Amid roar of voices students wished star to keep on entertaining brilliantly throughout his film-career ever more than before.
Interacting with the students, Diljit told that he has been continually experimenting with new musical ideas and images. He feels that his musical performance style is always a subject of great analysis as he has worked with a wide range of directors. He also shared that his new film is based on a Sikh dancer's life. Besides entertainment industry, Dosanjh is loved by youth as philanthropist for his focus on youth empowerment and career development through an NGO.  

LPU Students & Alumni collaborated to launch innovative social networking website ‘itoall’

· Instead of one, the website has four home pages to be more user-friendly
· Presumed to be India’s first and largest site to offer a bouquet of prominent services on a single platform.
Jalandhar: In consonance with innovations in internet services; a team of seven B Tech (Computer science), BBA & BCA students and alumni of Lovely Professional University has launched an upgraded social networking website ‘itoall’. Being in greater proportions to Face-Book, Twitter and You tube, ‘itoall’ is supposed to be India’s first and largest website. It offers many prominent services -videos, documents, photos’ sharing and social networking on a single platform. The website has four home pages, categorized notifications to be easily selected for immediate interest, and date wise visible posts to access only desired posts. Thus, the website is designed relatively more user friendly saving both time and effort.
The creative LPU students & alumni still have a lot of other interesting services to add to this website, which they would introduce later on. Soon going to be added feature is greatly attractive as it would facilitate the user by no need of any profile or registration to view videos /posts on this revolutionary website. One member of the team, an alumnus, Prahlad Modi told: “This website took me and my other team-members near 2 years. Looking at the services offered through ‘itoall’, we are confident about immediate and worldwide acceptance of the website. We are also looking forward to special patronage for this homegrown website from native population.”

Congratulating the inventive alumni and students, LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar said: “We are happy to note that our regular striving for research and development works is bringing forth illustrative results.” The other students of the ‘itoall’ team are, alumni Sahil Mehta, Jitni Arora (B Tech) & Ashwini (BBA); whereas present students of LPU are Shahrukh Khan (BCA), Dilroop Singh and Yuvraj Babrah (B Tech). Any of the users can go for it by clicking on http://www.itoall.com