Eighth vice chancellor of Punjabi university expired
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
87 years old literary personality, eighth vice chancellor of Punjabi university and former editor of Desh Sewak, Dr Joginder Singh Puar, died on Thursday morning. He had served Punjabi university vice chancellor from 1993 to 1999.
A Leftist ideologue and a promoter of Punjabi language, he began serving the Punjabi University in the Languages Department in 1972. He moved to Guru Nanak Dev University in 1986 as a professor. He returned to Punjabi University as V-C in 1993.
Due to his leftist ideologue, he remained a strict vice chancellor for students. He use to close down the gates of the university for the latecomers.
Puar did his schooling from a government school at Ladhewali village in Jalandhar after which he moved to England for higher studies. He was a close aide of leftist leader late Harkrishan Singh Surjit .
He has been member of the Baba Sohan Singh Bhakna Bhawan Memorial Trust , Chandigarh since the times of Comrade Harkishan Singh Surjeet. He was well known pro people intellectual in Punjab. He was a signatory to the anti peasantry Agriculture Bills passed by Modi Govt. He was also campaigning against the New Education Policy.
Vice Chancellor Punjabi University, Patiala Prof B. S Ghuman expressed his deep grief while speaking in a specially organized condolence function. Prof Ghuman said that Dr.Puar will always be remembered in the University for his great contributions in the field of Punjabi language, literature and culture.
Registrar Dr. DS Sidhu, DPM Ashok Malik, FO Dr. Rakesh Khurana, Dean Colleges Dr. Jagroop Kaur, Executive Engineer Dr. Manjeet Singh, Director MHRD Dr. Munruchi Kaur, Dean External Campuses Dr. Pushpinder Gill, Director Public Relations Dr. Happy Jeji and Heads and faculty of various Departments and non teaching members of the University also remained present in the condolence meeting.