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Guest Lecture on South Asia: A Region Between Hope and Despair at KCA

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | September 25, 2023 04:35 PM

AMRITSAR: The P.G. Department of Political and Public Administration under the patronage of Dr. Mehal Singh, Principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar (KCA) organized a Guest Lecture on South Asia: A Region Between Hope and Despair. Dr Dhananjay Tripathi, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, South Asian University, New Delhi was the resource person who spoke on the broader theme of the South Asia in the contemporary context. Dr. Devender Singh, Registrar of the college welcomed the esteemed speaker.

Dr. Tirpathi in his lecture said that a discussion on contemporary South Asia is incomplete without a mention of Amritsar. It is important because South Asia is not only a post-colonial but also a post-partitioned region. He highlighted how young South Asians can add to the prosperity of the region if we develop better political ties by promoting trade and connectivity. He said that South Asia will remain important for India as India is primarily a South Asian power. He said, it is time to think of socio-cultural South Asia and, this region is historically and culturally interlinked. Students participated in the questions and answer session and asked interesting questions like how and when we can overcome the mental borders?

Principal Dr. Mehal Singh in his address stressed to foster better ties among the countries of the region in order to reap the overall potential of the region. Prof. Jaspreet Kaur, Head, Department of Political Science presented the vote of thanks. Dr. Sukhjit Singh, Dr. Gurvel Singh Malhi, Dr. Harbilas Singh Randhawa, Dr. Dawinder Kaur, Dr. Baljit Singh, Prof. Sandeep Kaur, Prof. Manpreet Kaur and large number of students were present at this program.

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