Ajay Verma ( The Mirror Time)
Department of Education, Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University organized a quiz competition dedicated to the fourth Sikh Guru Guru Ram Das Ji. A total of nine teams from the Department of Education and the Department of Social Science participated in the competition. Dr. Harneet Billing, Department In charge addressed the students and deliberated on the teachings of Guru Ram Das Ji. She urged the students to take inspiration from the teachings of guru sahib and follow them in their lives. She insisted that only the teachings of the Guru sahib can help us to lead a blissful life.
Ms. Satwant Kaur, Assistant Professor in Education and coordinator of the competition shared that a total of eight rounds of the quiz competition were held. Each round had ten questions focusing on the different aspects of Sikh history, facts about Amritsar Sahib, the Teachings of Guru Ram Das Ji, the life of Sikh gurus and their teaching, historical places of importance in Sikh history, and Gurbani. The quiz was conducted by Dr. Amandeep Kaur, Assistant Professor in Education. She informed me that the knowledge of all participants was impressive and it was a tough competition. The winning team comprised Kamaljeet Kaur, Kamalpreet Kaur, and Khushpreet Kaur who edged past the team of Jaspreet Kaur, Sonia Kumari, and Komal Preet Kaur. The participants acknowledged that the quiz helped them to refresh their knowledge on Sikh History.
A poster exhibition was also organized on the theme ‘Women Empowerment in Sikhism’. The event was coordinated by Ms. Navjot Kaur. She shared that the students prepared posters depicting the status of women in the present times, with a special focus on the role of Sikhism in women’s empowerment. The posters presented the challenges faced by women in the present society and their achievements. The life history of the prominent Sikh Women was also depicted by many participants. The posters rightly expressed the theme ‘Our Time is now – our Rights and Future’
Prof. (Dr) Sukhwinder Singh Billing, Dean of Academic Affairs interacted with the participants to develop a deeper insight about their perspective on the theme. Prof (Dr.) Pritpal Singh, Vice Chancellor of the University also congratulated the winners and expressed satisfaction on the initiative taken by the Department to inculcate Sikh values in the students.