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Two days exhibition “AURA 2024” organized at Guru Nanak Dev University

AMRIK SINGH | April 27, 2024 01:25 PM

AMRITSAR: A Two days exhibition “AURA 2024” has been organised by the Department of Lifelong Learning of Guru Nanak Dev University and inaugurated by Prof.(Dr.) Shweta Shenoy, Prof., GNDU-MYAS Department of Sports Science and Medicine., Prof. (Dr.) Anupam Kaur, Director of the department did the floral welcome to the chief guest followed by the lightening of the lamp.

She showed keen interest in the articles made by students and appreciated their efforts. She was of the view that the students should be encouraged to become the entrepreneurs and also sell their items time to time. She stressed upon the spread of awareness of the traditional art and craft taught to the students in the villages so that more students can take up the courses run by the department. She was of the view that the students who are making the items should adopt different ways to take the orders from the public so that they can earn while learn. She showed deep interest in the articles designed by the students. She interacted and congratulated the students as well as the teachers for their wonderful display and appreciated the efforts of the students.

Prof. (Dr.) Anupam Kaur, Director apprised the guests about the efforts of the department for uplifting the skills of the students. The department is taking up great initiatives to organize the short term training programmes as well as certificate/diploma courses throughout the year so that maximum students from the villages can be benefited. The purpose of the exhibition is to display and popularize the skills of the students which they learn during their course of study. They learn different types of surface ornamentation techniques such as embroidery (Phulkari, Chikankari, Kashmiri, Kutch of Gujarat etc.), Tie-n-Dye, Batik, Stencil Printing, Block Printing, Weaving, Crocheting etc. are used to make different articles. By using these methods, they also make beautiful articles like Bedsheets, Cushion Covers, Coasters, Trays, Napkin Holders, Table Mat with Runners, Salwar Kameez, Saris etc.She made the guests aware that the students of cosmetology are groomed to learn different techniques like makeup, hair care, skin care, rebonding, nail art, mehandi etc. Their skills are further polished by organising workshops and seminars. The special feature of the department is to conduct talent hunt programmes evey year. After getting so much practical knowledge, students show their creativity and art to meet the needs of the market for the self employment.

Prof. Maninder Lal Singh, Mrs. Tejpal Kaur, Mrs. Paramjit Kaur, Mrs. Devika Kumari, Mrs. Aanchal Uppal, Mrs. Aarti, Mr. Rohit Sharma, Mrs. Neena, Mr. Mangal Singh, Ms. Kamla Devi, Other Non-Teaching Staff and all the students were also present in the exhibition.

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