LPU inaugurated 15th Annual Conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’ with 3500+ Staff Members’ massive Participation

  • The theme of two-day annual conference this year is ‘Celebrating Togetherness’
  • Clad in saffron, white & green dresses staff members demonstrated strong unity in diversity as that of India
  • Many of the employees were also honoured with 15 Years’ Association Awards for their long services with the university

Lovely Professional University inaugurated its 15th annual conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’, where more than 3500 faculty and staff members are participating. The theme of two-day annual conference this year is ‘Celebrating Togetherness’. The unique feature of the celebration was that clad in saffron, white & green dresses staff-members demonstrated strong unity in diversity by forming a tri-colour. This theme was thought as LPU staff also hails from 29 states of India and even other countries as well. Near 400 LPU employees, who have been providing their services to LPU since long, are also being honoured with association awards.

“LPU pledges to be among Top Universities of the World”: Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal

  • Occasion was conclusive day of the annual conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’

On the conclusive day of the 15th annual conference ‘Share the Vision-2016’ at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal invoked all staff members to keep on working hard to take the university on global heights. While sharing the various achievements of the year ending, Chancellor asked everyone to take a pledge to be result oriented. Mr Mittal informed that in this year more than 2100 students with 90% and more marks have been enrolled at the university. Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Sh Arun Jaitley inaugurated the School of Start Ups at LPU campus and hundreds of top companies recruited LPU students. In addition, many illustrious international and national personalities including President of Mauritius Her Excellency Dr Ameenah visited LPU to motivate the students. Mr Mittal further expressed his desire that LPU staff members should now stay entrepreneurship and placements focused for their students. Thus, LPU, which is already among the top universities of India, should be further included among top universities of the world through sincere and dedicated efforts of LPU staff members.

LPU Architecture Students lifted 4 Top Trophies for NASA- Zonal Competitions at Delhi NCR

  • 70+ architectural institutions of the northern zone had competed for prestigious trophy
  • LPU students presented futuristic designs in combination of natural environment, fashionable style and managed greenery 
  • NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) had organized the annual Zonal event
Students of the School of Architecture & Design at Lovely Professional University (LPU) won four top trophies for ZoNasa-2016 competitions held in Delhi (NCR). Occasion was the northern zone meet of the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA). Budding architects of LPU made a clean sweep over 70+ architectural institutions of the zone by winning prestigious trophies of the different competitions held. These trophies are Landscape Trophy (with Citation 1); Design Competition Trophy (Citation 1); Theme ASKEW Trophy (Special Mention 1); and, Fashion Trophy (Special Recognition 1). Thousands of contesting students were from the top architecture schools of Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi NCR, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand. 

Historic All India Inter University ‘Tug of War’ Championship 2016-17 inaugurated at LPU

  • 40 Universities from across India have registered to compete for the oldest game of the world 

After successful conduction of Association of Indian Universities’ (AIU’s) many sports & cultural events at Lovely Professional University (LPU); it is once again historic for LPU when first ever All India Inter University Tug of War (Men & Women) Championship (2016-17) is inaugurated at its campus today. More than 40 universities from all across India have registered for this seven-day championship to participate in five categories of the championship. Of these championship games, two games each will be indoor & outdoor for both men and women and one outdoor game will be of men and women mixed teams, under different weight categories. 14 technical experts, observers and referees are appointed for smooth conduction of the championship. Being conducted by Tug of War (TWFI) Federation of India, the tournament will continue up to 26th December 2016.

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Govt. of India) selects LPU NSS Volunteers to participate in Republic Day Parade-2017

  • LPU Students are selected from thousands of students from all across the country

Two National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteer-students of Lovely Professional University have been selected to take part in the ceremonial Republic Day Parade 2017 to be held at India Gate in New Delhi. It is great national honour as these students will parade before President, Prime Minister and top international and national personalities of India and other countries. In all, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Government of India) has selected only 200 student-volunteers from thousands of students of 5-zones across India in the toughest competition.

The selected students are Anjli Bhagat (M Sc Zoology II yr) and Nehal Agrawal (BTech CSC III Year. They have been selected keeping in view their overall performance for parade, cultural activities, proficiency to participate in debate on different social issues, and ability to depict the culture of their state. Both will also be awarded coveted testimonials from President for their gigantic participation. Of these two volunteers, Nehal is great admirer of Mother Teresa; whereas, Anjli believes in the ‘Karma’philosophy of ‘Bhagwad Gita’. Following her maternal grandfather, Nehal feels inspired to visit and help needy in orphanages; and, Anjli can’t see anybody getting hurt in any manner. Both also share that LPU has provided them great exposure on these lines of humane activities and services.

Congratulating the students LPU Chancellor Ashok Mittal said: “I am happy and proud that our students have been selected to show their talents at the top national ceremonial celebration which is witnessed live world over. It is also note-worthy that these students are from great technology and science streams; however, their volunteering zeal and talents have made them to be great participants of the ‘Parade’.”

Illustrative, one of the two groups of these selected volunteers from all over India will take part in prestigious parade at Rajpath – Vijay Chowk to India Gate on 26th January 2017. They will parade along with the Military, Navy, Air Force, and other Para -Military forces. The second group will present their cultural talent at the prestigious venues of the country- President House, Prime Minister House and other allied important places. 

LPU Students stunned Judges including famous Singer Shaan at National Singing Competition ‘ The Voice India’ of ‘&TV’

  • Other Judges who had high praises for talented LPU students are Salim Merchant, Neeti Mohan and Benny Dayal
  • All of the four established judges bade unanimous standing ovation and classic admiration to both the LPU participants 
  • LPU student Shilpa Surroch was compared with famous American singer ‘Beyonce’

Lovely Professional University (LPU) students Paras Maan, who is pursuing MA Performing Arts (Music) first Year and Shilpa Surroch, who completed her B.Tech-CSE, have made LPU proud of them by winning unanimous commendations from all of the four judges including Shaan and Salim Merchant. Both the talented singers & LPU students are participating in the ‘&TV’ national competition ‘Voice India Season-2’.  Famous singers Neeti Mohan and Benny Dayal are two other judges for the show. This first round of the singing reality show saw fabulous feed backs from the judges. Now, Paras will be further groomed by Salim Merchant; whereas, Shilpa is in the team of Benny for grooming & further competitions. 

In one voice, all of the judges are considering LPU students as the perfect voices of India, who have added their own style to beautify the original songs. They shared that Paras did apt justice to famous bollywood singer Sukhwinder classic “Ramta Jogi” singing in all its originality. One of the judges compared Shilpa Surroch with established Hollywood singer and actor Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter. Shilpa also outdid famous Indian singers Usha Utthap & Sunidhi Chauhan in their genre. Shilpa had chosen her performance for the song “Inteha ho Gayi intezaar Kee”.  Encouraging the talented competing students, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal wished them to be the latest singing sensation of the country.

Shilpa, who belongs to Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, always shares: “I had never gone for any of the music classes initially; however, my in born talent was identified at LPU while pursuing poles apart engineering programme-B Tech CSE from the field of music. At LPU, I got a chance to compete at Association of Indian Universities’ national level competition among 600 universities, where I won gold medals in both solo and group singing. After this I never looked back and is on and on in this field with singing for both Hollywood and Bollywood. I can sing in Hindi, English, Spanish, Punjabi, and my native language Dogri. I have very high words for my alma mater by inspiration and support of which I am achieving success after success.” Similarly, Paras from Jalandhar feels that LPU has empowered him to live life of his aspirations. He has all praises for his teachers at the Performing Arts Department of LPU and his parents.

Three Ambassadors inaugurated annual International Fest ‘One World’at LPU

  • Theme of the grand two-day celebration is “Promoting World Peace”
  • Students of 40 countries showcased their culture 
  • Colourful Cultural Procession, International Dances, Expo stalls, Musical Performances made students imbibe global viewpoint for peace to the core 

Providing a common platform to international students from 40 countries to represent heritage of their respective country, LPU organizes its annual international fest “One World”. This year the 7th fest is being celebrated on the theme of "Promoting World Peace" for two days.  His Excellency Mr. Alem Tsehaye Worldemariam (Ambassador of Eritrea to India), H.E.  Mr. Illiassou Ali (Ambassador of Niger to India), and H.E. Mr. Samake Niankoro Yeah (Ambassador of Mali to India) inaugurated the international cultural extravaganza at the campus. Prior to this, the fest was flagged off for two kilo-meter long colourful cultural procession which comprised 40+ international tableaus.

Showcasing and upholding cultural inheritance of their respective country, international students kept on dancing & singing all the way. Celebrating the theme of the year, students were holding placards with slogans “One Human Family”, “International Peace for World”, “The Sunny Side of Life”, “Peace through Education”, “Give Peace a Chance”, “More Power to the Peace” and many more. Nepalese students exhibited that their country never participated in world-war, and not even a single drop of blood has been shed on their motherland out of any kind of war.

International students were seen with dresses, ornaments and other attributes of their respective country.  Continuing years of celebrations at 4 venues of the campus through 40 exhibition stalls, 2000 international students mesmerized 30000+ campus audiences. Maintaining global unity, Indian students, too, participated along with their International counterparts in different celebrations.
Welcoming the elite guests from Eritrea, Niger & Mali and congratulating all participants at the fest, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal said: “At LPU, we motivate our international students to celebrate this mega-fest by showcasing and sharing their cultures and values with students of other countries. This celebration of diversity helps students in strengthening bonds of unity in diversity and in imbibing global understanding also.”

Students also showcased myths, folk-lore, tribal-tales, urban development, music, dance-forms, literature, chivalry, currencies, attires, languages and other achievements. Thousands of on-looking students witnessed and enjoyed the spirit of ‘One World’.  Participating 40 countries included students from China, South Africa, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Cameroon, Yemen, Nigeria, Mali, Maldives, Zambia, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Kazakhstan and more.

One of the students from China Yijing Li (B Sc- Physiotherapy) shared: “At China, we all want International peace. Here at LPU, we Chinese students are very happy to represent our country. We are happy to see that students of other countries enjoyed dragon dance of our culture with a feeling of oneness.”  Sri Lankan student Anjali Ishara of B Com Professional Program, Marifou Sampy of BBA from Mali, Rinchen Dorji of BBA IT from Bhutan, Lintel Flora Lebona of Physiotherapy from Kingdom of Lesotho, Zaid Abdiwahid of MSc Nutrition & Dietetics Program from Somalia and Anindita Mitra from Bangladesh of MBA program shared unanimously: “ The event ‘One World’  celebration is making us more practical with an elaborated insight into how world can be one leaving aside all intrigues & self interests.” Another student from Mauritius, Raveena Bundhoo said: “We understand that the unity among human beings lies in their diversity. We are happy to see that LPU designs this fest so that students with distinctive cultural backgrounds live peacefully, work together to be globally fit citizens and make peace exist all around the world.”

MA Students of LPU presented Top Theatrical Productions

  • LPU students presented two theatrical performances for ‘Aadhe Adhure’ and 'Paanch Rang'
  • Student-Audience learnt messages from varied social situations of sensitivity & sensibility enacted at LPU Stage

The Department of Performing Arts (Theatre & Television) of Lovely Professional University organized two-day theatre event 'Sangmanch' at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the University. LPU students of MA I & II years and BA III year of the department presented two top theatrical productions ‘Aadhe Adhure’ and 'Paanch Rang', which catered to varied social situations of sensitivity & sensibility. All student- characters made themselves in the shoes of their theatre characters. Student-audience also learnt a lot through the message oriented different stories enacted at the LPU stage. The plays were directed by International & National Film Awardee LPU Professor Mrs. Baljinder Kaur Sharma an NSD alumina. The plays were supported by good set designs and lighting which made it easier to connect the characters with the themes presented. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal congratulated the hard working teachers and students of performing arts.

All time classic play ‘Aadhe Adhure’ is written by famous playwright Mohan Rakesh, which was first performed over 40 years ago. Under the direction of Professor at LPU Mrs Baljinder Kaur and performed by LPU students, the presentation still appeared ahead of its times.  The play depicted five-member family caught in a cruel net of hardships. The hero is a broken man and the heroine with her own aspirations and desires. The failed hero has more trouble in the family with his children also. The story unfolds on a meticulously designed set where the problems are as indefinable to understand as the solutions. The members of the family are in a state of continuous emotional turmoil. For the entire duration of the play, one crisis moves the plot to the next one. The underlying causes emerge during the last stages of the play. 

Under ‘Paanch Rang’ different message oriented stories were presented where a doctor is seen on positive notes with his/her patients. Patients are always assured by doctors to get relief soon however serious the disease may be, and these pleasing words most of the times deem fit. In one other story, it was befittingly revealed how copying his father the son gets addicted to intoxicants. It taught all parents to be role-models for their children instead of projecting ill-habits before them. Still another story presented how an orphan girl absorbs wickedness around her. However, instead of adopting and nourishing her well during her childhood, the society curses her for her negativity instead of realizing its responsibility.

LPU organized three day Workshop on ‘Gamification’

  • Proceedings were also live streamed in various higher education institutions including IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, SP Jain School of Management (Mumbai) and more 

Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized three-day Workshop on ‘Gamification’. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation from both corporate and academic sectors. Proceedings of the workshop were also live streamed in various top institutions for higher education including IIM Kozhikode, IIM Visakhapatnam, SP Jain School of Management (Mumbai), Sharda University (New Delhi) and many more. The workshop proved to be a complete insight into designing a ‘Gamification’ framework. It was intended to highlight the design, system, structure and finally the futuristic vision of application of Gamification. 

Workshop forwarded that gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing, including point scoring, competition with others and more. These elements are applied to other areas of activities, like an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. So, it can be further elaborated as the application of game-design elements and game principles in the non-game contexts to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, flow, learning, evaluation and more. Thus, Gamification can also improve an individual's ability to comprehend digital content and understand a certain area of work. Presently, ‘Gamification’ has become an integral part of one’s life, irrespective of segment or strata one belongs to. It helps organizations to engage their task force in best possible way for enhancing their efficiency and adding a thrill & enjoyment to the work. 

Executive Dean at Faculty of Technology and Sciences of LPU, Prof (Dr) Lovi Raj Gupta was the resource person, who maintained an energetic environment during the workshop. Dr Gupta explained in practical form what all is ‘Gamification’, why it is valuable, how it is applied, and where all it can be functional. Explaining in details what are prevalent applications and trends, the workshop underlined ability to implement the design thinking for almost anything. Presenting a unique pedagogy combined with instructor led interactions, Dr Gupta drew vibrant attention of the participants through on the spot activities and a master project presentation by each participant. Thus, the workshop stimulated self-learning amongst participants. 

Illustrative, HRD Centre at LPU is committed to provide excellent training opportunities to LPU faculty & staff members as a whole and entire teaching community in general. The primary focus is to bridge the industry-academia gap and lay a strong foundation of job readiness for students. Such development programs are sure to update and upgrade teachers who in turn are to shape their students as per global needs.  Prior to this workshop, HRD Centre had also organized another two day ‘workshop on school mental health’ for faculty members, students, psychologists and special educators from all over the region. Consultant Clinical Psychologist, at Max Health Care, Delhi and Director at Psychological Academic Learning Services for Children & Adults (PALS) Dr Deepali Batra was invited as the Resource Person.  

Australian Scientist guided LPU Students on Emerging Technologies

  • Occasion was international conference on Intelligent Circuits and Systems (ICICS 2016) at LPU 
  • “Use the knowledge of science for the betterment of society”:  Prof (Dr) Charles Malpas, University of Melbourne, Australia 
  • LPU School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering organized the conference to develop an intellect among its budding scientists

The School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) of Lovely Professional University (LPU) organized two-day international conference on ‘Intelligent Circuits and Systems (ICICS 2016) at LPU Campus. The aim was to provide an exceptional platform to academic, research and industrial communities to gain awareness about emerging technologies in the area of electronics. Renowned Australian Scientist Prof (Dr) Charles Malpas from University of Melbourne, Australia, urged LPU students and other participants to use the knowledge of science for the betterment of society. Prof Malpas guided them on emerging technologies and research.

During the massive proceedings of the conference, emphasis was laid on the active participation of young minds in the active research and their application in day to day life. One of the conclusion was that through these endeavours a common man can be benefitted maximum through the proper utilization of science. Welcoming the Australian scientist at the campus, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated all participants, organizing team and students for bringing research findings for the common usage of the society. Mr Mittal also thanked all advisers from international, national and corporate sectors, including the scientists from the universities of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Iran, institutions of India like IITs, NITs, DRDO, CSIO, CSIR and more who from time to time kept on guiding the proceedings of the conference.

One of the interesting papers presented ‘IoT: Pillars And Technology’ was much related to the present time which clearly indicated to all and sundry that IoT (Internet of Things) deployment is increasing. As many as 50 billion devices and objects could be connected to the internet for extraordinary opportunities by 2020. As soon as one gets connected, the next topic that customers think about is whether it is secure or not. The scientists are working hugely on different pillars including Network Connectivity, Computing, Security, Data Analytics and more to unify cyber and physical security to deliver all kinds of operational benefits.

With a great participation of delegates from academia and industry, the conference proved a huge success where participants presented their individual and collective findings and research works. More than 250 research papers were presented by authors from national and international institutions. These research papers are to be published in Scopus indexed reputed international journals.

Ambassador of Libya inaugurated Mega Science Conference ‘RAFAS-2016’ at LPU

  • Scientists & Researchers from UK, Russia, China, France, Hungary, India and more participated
  • International Conference was aimed on “Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences”
  • All the areas of sciences including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Bio Sciences and more were probed dynamically

The School of Chemical Engineering & Physical Sciences of Lovely Professional University organized international conference on “Recent Advances in Fundamental and Applied Sciences (RAFAS) 2016”. The objective was to explore cutting edge research and model changing discoveries in fundamental and applied sciences. His Excellency Ali Abd-Al Aziz-Al Isawi, Ambassador of the State of Libya to India, inaugurated the conference. Informing that he got a rare chance to serve India second time as an ambassador, H.E. Ali Abd-Al Aziz-Al Isawi expressed that this time he would like to work for youth, which is great asset of both the countries. Appreciating the initiative taken for global conference, he wished it to be a grand success for the sake of entire human race. Scientists & Researchers from UK, Russia, China, France, Hungary, India and more participated. During six sessions of the conference, the areas of science including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Engineering, Bio Sciences and more were probed to churn out beneficial principles & solutions for the global society. On this occasion, an ‘Abstract Book’, containing 210 society needed research synopsis, was also released.
Prior to this, greeting the Chief Guest and extending warm welcome to noted scholars and delegates from academia and industry, LPU Chancellor & Chief Patron of the conference, Mr Ashok Mittal implored all inventors & researchers engaged in diverse fields of science to keep on helping society through their versatile endeavours. Mr Mittal said: “This conference will help us create new knowledge and design innovative methods to address the challenges faced by society today and those that are to follow. I hope that all the participants will have an exciting and rewarding time at LPU and they will go back enriched with more new ideas to explore.” He also informed that after following selection criteria for more than 600 research papers received from across the world, chosen 200 research papers will be published in the Scopus Index. 

Inaugural session of the conference was addressed by Prof Dr Yuanhua Lin from China and Prof Dr Margit Fabian from Hungary. Addressing Dr Fabian informed about understanding of the new medium used for nuclear waste storage for radioactive waste control. Prof Dr Dino Jaroszynski from Scotland (UK) talked about progress in next-generation plasma-based amplifiers, accelerators and radiation sources for their being of lower cost and compactness in comparison to conventional technology. Prof Dr Richard Emilion from University of Orléans (France) projected that “mixtures of densities arise naturally when a statistical population contains several subpopulations”.  He proposed some constructions of mixtures of dependent densities. Prof Dr Ambrish Singh from the Southwest Petroleum University (China) talked about rust inhibitor for mild steel.  An abstract from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, described about ‘Magnetism’ in non-magnetic Nano-graphite. 

Illustrative, advances in science and technology have influenced every aspect of modern life – including comfort in the way people live, connect, communicate, and transact. From synthetic fibres, plastics, medicines, agro-products, paints, varnishes, to superconductors and transmitters have totally transformed the world displaying the power of science and technology. An in depth understanding of chemistry, physics and mathematics is essential to solve the emerging issues. At present, mutual coordination between academia and industry is extremely important for the growth of science. Keeping this in mind, this conference offered different platforms for sharing of unpublished results. The conference therefore aimed to explore common areas of interest for innovation and benefits. 

One of India's top Stand-up Comedian ‘Sorabh Pant’ enthralled LPU Students

  • Made LPU students laugh their lungs out

Thousands of Lovely Professional University students went for an enthralling treat, today, when one of India's top stand-up comedians, ‘Sorabh Pant’ made students laugh their lungs out at densely packed Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium. The writer–cum-comedian, Sorabh Pant made jokes about relationships, travel, communities, politicians and situations. The large crowd of students had its fill of laughter as he took contemporary issues, scenes & situations, even currency ban, and made LPU students live in a healthy comic environment of about two-hours at a stretch. His naughty banter, wit, teasing, mockery, joking, chitchat was applauded by all.

Sorabh Pant is one of India's successful comedians and has done 250+ shows in many top cities across India & the world. He has been rated amongst India's top six stand-up comedians, and renowned bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has dubbed him as "the funniest guy on stage".
Addressing students, Pant shared: “I am very happy to be in the humour industry. It is really contradictory that being funny is serious business. We all stand-up comedians tickle audience through our presence of mind. I am a home-grown comedian and carry the Indian sensibility in my acts. As everyone loves a good laugh, we stand-up comedians are presently the new star performers. Persons like me are pulling crowds away from multiplexes to spaces dedicated for stand-up shows. In fact, comedy has ushered as a great art form.”

Illustrative, Pant started off as a writer for TV and slowly became one of India’s great comedians. 'Pant on Fire' is Pant's first comedy which was staged in India, Dhaka, Dubai, and also hit the shores of North America. ‘Traveling Pants' is his second comedy that takes on cultures and people in India and around the world. He has founded one of India's busiest comedy company 'The East India Comedy' (EIC) which has done record shows across the country and the globe. Pant has also released his novel 'Under Delhi'.

Chief Electoral Officer (Punjab) launched SVEEP Web Portal ‘sveeppunjab.in’ at LPU Campus

  • Former Premier of British Columbia (Canada) Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh was the Chief Guest of the SVEEP Program on Youth Participation in Elections at LPU
  • SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) programme is to increase Punjab voters’ awareness and participation in the electoral processes
  • SVEEP Web Portal is developed by LPU students and faculty members

Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab (CEO Pb), Shri VK Singh IAS launched the SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) Portal ‘sveeppunjab.in’ at Lovely Professional University today. CEO (Pb) informed: “SVEEP Portal is a web based application meant to connect all stakeholders of the Election Commission including CEO, District Electoral Officers (DEOs), Nodal Officers for fair conduction of elections in the state. Each stakeholder is assigned one login to access the portal. The aim of the launch is also to inform and educate people about the importance of voting and to promote youth participation.” The Web portal is developed by LPU students and faculty members, who kept in mind young people who will more often access this portal on mobile phones.
Appreciating first generation of Indian immigrants occupying top positions in the political regions of foreign country like Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh and enterprising potentiality of Indian family members of Lovely Group, CEO (Pb), Shri Singh urged all to vote as each and every vote counts. He also informed that SVEEP programme is to educate individuals, particularly youth, about the importance of voting. It is also to see increase and ethical participation in elections through voter registration and turnout.

Former Premier of British Columbia (Canada) Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh was the Chief Guest of the SVEEP Program on Youth Participation in Elections organized at LPU.  To commemorate the occasion, a postal stamp of SVEEP (Punjab) was also released.  The historic launches were shared by Consul General of Canada Mr Christopher Gibbins, Additional CEO (Pb) Sh Sibbin C, Deputy Commissioners (Jalandhar and Kapurthala) Sh Kamal Kishor Yadav IAS & Gurlovleen Singh Sidhu IAS, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Jalandhar) Sh Girish Dayalan and Lovely Group Chairman Mr Ramesh Mittal.  More than 3000 SVEEP Nodal Officers, Campus Ambassadors of Districts of Jalandhar and Kapurthala, Principals, teachers, Spinal Cord injury affected persons, students from LPU and other educational institutions participated in the event. The massive programme conveyed its message effectively to young minds through both educative and entertaining ways. One of the Election Ambassadors, RJ Pak Pak Deepak informed all about importance of voting in an entertaining manner.

Addressing all attendees, Hon’ble Ujjwal Dosanjh informed all about the real role of politics, politicians, voters and appreciated India for freeness of thoughts and expressions it has. He said: “Politics is a noble calling through which by making right decisions we can make our areas great with good projects and better society. So, it is very important for voters to participate in large number to see a government of your choice and dreams. Voting with integrity and sincerity is as sacred as one’s religion. A voter should always feel that if he/she does not vote then a crime is done. For this I encourage you all to go for registration of your being a voter, cast it responsibly and ethically, and make your country greater than before.”

LPU International Student organized Solo Painting Exhibition

  • Exhibition was titled as ‘And Those Hidden Realities”
  • Presented his latest works ‘mix-media, charcoal, acrylic, and collage on sheet 

One of the international students of Lovely Professional University Fabrice Kankolongo, who hails from Democratic Republic of Congo, organized Solo Painting Exhibition at Dr Satya Paul Art Gallery, Virsa Vihar, Jalandhar. Titled as ‘And Those Hidden Realities”, the exhibition presented his latest works of ‘mix-media, charcoal, acrylic, and collage on sheet. His artworks proved a boon for art lovers as it covered fertility, spirituality, grandeur, justice, destruction, imagination, reason, innocence, war horrors, terrorism, emotion, friendship, happiness, desolation, initiation, optimism and many more with diverse artistic techniques. LPU Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal encouraged him to go ahead with his mission of bringing awakening among all through his art delineations. 

Visitors to the exhibition appreciated the expressive beauty of his artistry. Student of Fine Arts Department at LPU, Fabrice tackled universal themes in which everyone can identify oneself in accordance. He is also a medal winner at national level competition organized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU), where his choice of colours which symbolize the best of sensations, problems, and emotions was appreciated. He also uses the symbolism and signs of nature for their universal meanings. Some of his works displayed were named as Red Moon, Red Lips, Impact, Look of Hope, Scream and more which aptly described his feelings.

Fabrice shares he wanted to pursue Law program but motivated by his mother who used to collect all his early childhood and school days’ sketches and drawings, he entered the realms of Fine Arts. He has also got education in interior architecture at LPU. Defining himself as a mixed media painter, Fabrice says: "My creative process and my main themes are inspired by my observation of nature, culture, politics, African as well as global society. No doubt, we live in one world full of turmoil and disharmony but everything seems to be interconnected here so my themes are universal in approach.  For me life is a discovery, we just have to lift the lid to discover what is hidden and be full of joy.”

LPU lifted Championship Trophy of AIU’s First Inter University National Qawwali Competition

  • GNDU Amritsar was declared first runner-up; whereas University of Mumbai & Chandigarh University shared second runner-up prize
  • The event ‘Afreen-Bazm-E-Qawwali’ carried the theme of 'National Integration and Communal Harmony' 
  • Teams winning the first, second, and third positions in the competition were also awarded cash prizes of Rs 20,000/-, Rs 15,000/- and Rs 10,000/- respectively 

Lovely Professional University (LPU) witnessed successful culmination of epoch-making first ever inter university national qawwali competition organized under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. LPU team lifted the Championship Trophy along with cash prize of Rs 20,000. The event termed as ‘Afreen-Bazm-E-Qawwali’ carried the theme of 'National Integration and Communal Harmony'. GNDU Amritsar was declared first runner-up and got cash prize of Rs 15,000; whereas, University of Mumbai & Chandigarh University shared second runner-up prize of Rs 10,000. The Chief Guest of the concluding day Mr Sampson David, AIU Joint Secretary of Cultural Affairs, gave away the prizes to the winners. The words of novel qawwali of LPU team are “Vatan Kaa Har Bashar Apna, Sabhi se dil milana hae”, which strongly indicate oneness and harmony among all human beings. University of Mumbai students qawwali for " Aise Tirange ko sada dil me basaye rakhnaa" was also appreciated much by the audience.

Congratulating all the winners and encouraging other participants, Mr Sampson David said: “It does not matter who wins, the thing matters the most is participation. I am thankful to LPU for creating history by organizing such a competition which has revitalized the most popular form of Sufi music ‘Qawwali’-a 700 years old tradition.” He also informed that a sufi saint Amir Khusrau Dehlavi had fused together traditions of Indian, Turkish, Persian and Arabic music in the late 13th Century to create this art form ‘Qawwali’. LPU Director General Er HR Singla thanked all members of AIU and participating teams for reposing a faith in LPU for organization of this historic event.

All the participating managers, mentors, teachers, accompanists and the students from across India praised the wonderful organizing capacity and skills of LPU and wished to see more such thematic organizations every year. Judges of the event Dr Parveen Vashishth, Mr Jai Parkash, Mr Nirmal Raman, Mr Om Parkash, Mr Sayed Khan, Mr Babban Hyat were happy to appreciate LPU’s efforts in reorganizing the art form which was nearing a finishing line.