Dedicated to International Women’s Day, Prof Nirpjit Kaur Gill Memorial Award function was held at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, here today. Four women professors of Punjabi literature, namely Late Prof Kanwaljit Kaur, Retired Professor, Government College for Girls Ludhiana, Dr Ramesh Inder Kaur Bal, Director, Partap Educational Institutions, Ludhiana, Dr Jasbir Kaur Kesar Chandigarh and Dr Gurnam Kaur Bedi, were awarded with Prof Nirpjit Kaur Gill Memorial Awards.
Dr SP Singh, former Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University was the chief guest, while Mr Arvinder Singh Ranga IRS, Commissioner, Central Excise and Customs was the guest of honour.
This award has been set up by the family of Prof Gurbhajan Singh Gill in the memory of Prof Nirpjit Kaur Gill. This award would comprise of a citation, a shawl and Rs 21,000 cash prize. Prof Nirpjit Kaur Gill was a professor of Punjabi language at Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana, from 1983 till 1993.
During this function, Punjabi Sahit Akademi former president Dr Sukhdev Singh Sirsa was also conferred with fellowship by the Punjabi Sahit Akademi Ludhiana.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Mr Ranjodh Singh, Mr Tej Pratap Singh Sandhu, Punjabi Sahit Akademi President Prof Ravinder Bhathal, General Secretary Dr Surjit Singh, Dr Sarabjit Singh, Dr Maan Singh Toor, Mr Gurjit Singh Dhillon, Mr Pirthipal Singh Hayer SP, Mr Puneet Pal Singh Gill, Mrs Jaswinder Kaur Gill, Prof Ravneet Kaur Gill, Mrs Rajdeep Kaur Dhillon, Mrs Gurkiran Kaur Hayer, Dr Kuldeep Singh, Mr Trailochan Lochi, Dr Guriqbal Singh, Mr Jagbir Singh Sokhi, Mr Bhagwan Dhillon, Mr Dalvir Ludhianvi, Dr Inderjit Kaur Principal, Prof Rajeshwarpal, Prof Tajinder Kaur, Mr Surinder Kailey, Dr Gulzar Singh Pandher, besides several others.