Punjabi Univeristy, Patiala

Punjabi University Patiala has always had a very special place in our family’s collective life. Giani Gurdit Singh ji, my father, played a significant role in its creation, Mrs. Inderjit Kaur, my mother became its third Vice-Chancellor, and we grew up on campus while she was Vice-Chancellor.

An invitation from the Department of Journalism to talk to the students about Cyber Journalism: Concept and Scope was a good reason to make the trip to Patiala from Chandigarh. Accompanying me was my brother, Ravinder Singh.

The students of Punjabi University are a bright lot, and thanks to Profs Walia and Mann, we had a healthy interactive session. Lunch was at an old friend’s house. Balraj Singh Ghuman is the grand son of General Raja Gurdit Singh, a legendary Prime Minister of Patiala State.

I also took some photographs of Yadavindra Public School, which was such an important part of our lives as children.

While we were in school, we walked out of this corridor

YPS corridor

We were just like these children practicing on the grounds of the school

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Guru Gobind Singh Bhavan, which had such stalwarts as Prof Harbans Singh, the editor of Encyclopedia of Sikhism and Dr L M Joshi of the Department of Buddhism, the Vice-Chancellor’s office, where our mother worked….All in all, a fun time and a great trip down memory lane, coupled with a good interaction with active, bright young minds.

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