Monday, February 21, 2011

Kirat Carnival at Khalsa College, Sidhwan Work is panacea for all our ills

Ludhiana 21 February(Gurzeent Singh)

A seminar on promoting Kirat (work ) culture was organised here today at Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana. A series of seminars under the Kirat Carnival are being organised by Sukrit Trust during the birth centenary of Legendary, Saint banker, Dr. Inderjit Singh, former Chairman of Punjab and Sind Bank.

The National Organizing Secretary of Kirat Carnival 2011, Dr. Renuka Sarabjeet Singh said that work is the panacea of all our ills as it gives a genuine feeling of fulfilment. He emphasized on the fact that we are what we think. Who assume defeat are defeated and who imagine victory, win the battles of life. He exhorted the students to work both hard and smart. Prepare yourself for the tough walk and you will rarely find the walk tough, he added.

Dr. Paramjeet Kaur, Principal of the Khalsa College, underlined the need to popularise work culture in Punjab in order to safe our youth from drug abuse and other social evils. She appreciated the selfless services of Dr. Inderjit Singh for the farming community of Punjab as he was the first banker to promote rural banking in Punjab.

Er. Urwinder Singh, Placement Director narrated in detail various career options available to the students of different streams. He emphasised on adopting right attitude and aptitude to attain success in life. S. Jagdeep Singh, a postgraduate student presented an impressive show on the life and achievements of Dr. Inderjit Singh. It is noteworthy that Dr. Inderjeet Singh provided employment to over 18,000 youth. He focused on opening the branches of bank in the rural areas and was the pioneer of small lending in the country. The enthusiasm of Dr. Inderjit Singh can be guessed from the fact that he started a new bank - Bank of Punjab - in 1995, when he was at the age of 84 years.

According to Mrs Satinderjit Kaur, Zonal Secretary, Ludhiana zone as many as 100 seminars will be organized all over the world on this issue during the Kirat Carnival. Of these about 60 seminars will be in Punjab, 30 in rest of the country and rest 10 in USA, Canada, UK and other European countries. More than two lac students are expected to benefit from this carnival. Total of 7 competitions including essay writing, poetry, slogans, dialogue, sketch, poster & painting will be organized. A book - Vadde Nishanae Vadeean Prapatian --on the life of late Dr. S. Inderjit Singh has also been published. The topics of the competitions will include Kirat Culture, Work is worship, Work culture in the western world, work shirker, etc.

An exhibition highlighting various slogans and publications related to kirat was also arranged on this occasion. Students and staff members evinced keen interest in the kirat table book and other self development publications of the Sukrit Trust. The Trust is carrying out five projects namely Career Guidance, Coaching, Vocational Training, Self Help projects & Placement Services.
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