A week long FDP concluded at HMV

Jalandhar 27 May (Gurkirat Singh)- A week-long Faculty Development Programme on ‘Recent Trends & Advancements in Research in the Field of Languages and Social Sciences’ was organized jointly by Depts of English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Sanskrit at Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar. In the morning session of the concluding day, Mr. Satnam Manik (Shiromani Awardee), Sr. Sub Editor Ajit, was the resource person. The conveners Mrs. Kawaljit Kaur (HOD, Punjabi) and Mrs. Mamta (HOD, English) gave him floral welcome. Dr. Simran Sidhu, the chairperson of the session, informed about the professional profile of Mr. Manik. He started his career from the newspaper Lok Lehar. He expressed his views on ‘Ajoke Punjabi Samaj Di Arthik Ate Samajik Dasha’. He showed his concern over suicides committed by farmers, youth’s interest in going abroad at any cost, unemployment, lowering of the level of ground water, the problem of law and order, terrorism, etc. According to him, no country can get development with a foreign language. He advocated localization over globalization. The chairperson invited questions from the audience. During his reply, Mr. Manik advocated the diversity of crops. He also said that media has turned from missionary to commercial due to various social, economic and political pressures. He again stressed the need of taking measures to ensure ground water recharging. The speaker of the next session was Dr. Sanjeev Sharma from DAV University, Jalandhar. Mrs Lavleen gave a brief information of Dr Sharma. Mrs Mamta and Mrs Kranti Wadhawa welcomed him with a bouquet. Mrs. Pooja chaired the session. Dr. Sharma spoke on Natural Language Processing and what computer can do with languages. NLP, he said, is the use of computer to process written and spoken human language. The application of NLP can do wonders since it helps in easy communication among speakers of different languages. He also warned that NLP is hard because of ambiguity at all levels – morphological, phonological, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and connected speech. In the valedictory session, Dr. Narendra Mohan from Delhi congratulated the participants for completing the FDP successfully. In his interactive session, he compared poetry with history. He reminisced about the tragedy of partition and stressed up on the importance of imagination in literary creation. He also explained the distinction between modernism and postmodernism. Ms. Priya Chopra studied the report of Day-6 of FDP. The chairperson of the session was Mrs. Davinder Braich. Mrs. Mamta (HOD, English), the co-convener, encapsulated the complete report of FDP. Principal Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Ajay Sareen thanked the resource persons, participants, teaching and non-teaching staff for the successful completion of seven day long Faculty Development Programme. She extolled the simplicity with which the FDP started with Padamshri Surjit Patar, the keynote speaker, and ended with the address of Dr. Narendra Mohan. At the end, the participants shared their experiences of seven day FDP and praised the efforts the college administration put in. On this occasion, Conveners Mrs. Kawaljit Kaur (HOD, Punjabi) and Mrs. Mamta (HOD, English), Mrs Sunita Dhawan (HOD, Sanskrit), Mrs. Kranti Wadhawa, Mrs. Archana Kapoor, Mrs. Ramnita Saini Sharda, Mrs. Kuljit Kaur, Mrs. Veena Arora, and Dr. Jyoti Gogia (HOD, Hindi) were also present.
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