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Desh Bhagat University Observes Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

August 13, 2022 02:21 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 13 (Dr. Manjinder Kaur Wratch) : Desh Bhagat University observed in its premises, “The Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” to bring to light the agony, suffering and pain of millions of people who suffered during the Partition. Chancellor of the university, Dr. Zora Singh elaborated on the significance of this remembrance; he addressed the gathering of faculty, students and media and explained how the Partition of Indian subcontinent has been the largest displacement of human population in the last century, which claimed the lives of a large number of people. Partition as a history refuses to be past and demands an interrogation for understanding better the contemporary times. Pro Chancellor of the university, Dr. Tajinder Kaur in her speech emphasised how the bruised selves of the victims and witnesses of ethnic conflicts demand redressal which can come through dialogue initiated by representations through diverse mediums of art and literature.

Registrar of the university, Dr. Amarjit Singh too spoke about the significance of this event and lauded Government of India’s initiative to acknowledge the victims and sufferings of people during the partition. Director, Faculty of Social Sciences & Languages, Prof Emeritus, Dr. Devinder Kumar stressed how this event of remembering, is an initiative to overcome social divisions, disharmony and to further strengthen the spirit of oneness, social harmony and human empowerment. The pain of Partition can never be forgotten. Millions of people were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th August is nationally observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day.

Desh Bhagat University organised programmes such as academic discourses, seminars, exhibitions and similar events in remembrance of the tragedy of the Partition of India. To showcase the sufferings of the affected people, a digital exhibition jointly curated by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh. It was displayed to the students and staff at the university’s MahaPragya Hall on Friday, 12th August, 2022. The programme was organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences & Languages in collaboration with the Cultural Club of Desh Bhagat University.

 

 

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