Through the establishment of the Punjabi University Alumni Association, Punjabi University is heading towards the fulfillment of its sacred duty to provide a platform which is very essential and aims at multi-dimensional objectives. Punjabi University always feels proud of its entire alumni who, after gaining education and knowledge from here, have achieved glorious heights in different fields; have earned great name in home and abroad and have set beautiful landmarks of human ideals. Each alumni holds an immensely rich treasure of the sweet and sour experience of the student days. The happy memorable moments of the genuine feelings of the time spent with the classmates and friends; the bonds built with the teachers during the exchange of knowledge and the decisive turns of the challenges and the dreams woven in the colorful environment of the University, which enlightens caresses and kindles a yearning in each and every happy or sad moment of the ongoing life. It is mainly from such noble bonds of souls that life gets its real and complete meaning. Otherwise all steps of successes and failures; professional hazards and achievements; worldly rat' race and bewitching dreams and desires for pure relationships make every sensitive soul restless. In the deep-dark corners of each person's psyche, the pleasant images of his/her precious moments and emotional response lie dormant but these are greatly cherished. Poet Surjit Pattar has worded the glory of such moments in this poetic utterance:"Let us go Pattar and search the forgotten and lost places, Which are the spots where we have left the unwritten poems."
"Let us go Pattar and search the forgotten and lost places, Which are the spots where we have left the unwritten poems."
This University Campus has kept in custody hundreds of written and perhaps thousands of unwritten poems of each alumni. For celebrating the written ones and to compose the unwritten; to search the lost ones and to write the new ones like the rising Sun, the alumni association of your own University is knocking at your door. It is taking pride in remembering you and in sending an invitation. It is like the long-living tradition of Punjabi Culture in which all the married daughters, who have left their parental home after finding their husbands, visit and revisit their parental home and village during the Teej festival in the month of Saavan. This association provides a forum to revel in our entities, to share our attainments to call on our parental home and to repay our debt to this University by tightening the knot of emotional relations through larger societal activities. In this initial step of the alumni, all of us and the Punjabi University especially shall feel highly obliged by the constructive co-operation, the valuable suggestions and befitting contribution of each old student.
Punjabi University, Patiala has achieved the status of being the premiere institute of Punjab during the journey of last sixty years. The standard and range of quality work it has done in the field of Punjabi language, literature and culture has been exemplary. The University has carved a distinct identity of its own through work in various disciplines. The students of the University are spread all across the world and are contributing successfully in their respective professional fields. The university is proud of their achievements. The former students of the University are the most valuable heritage of any university. And even for the Alumni, their alma mater is the most respected place. As the years pass, the time spent in the University and the education acquired there become an integral part of their precious memories. In this regard, efforts are being made so that the former students of Punjabi University can once again be brought into a close association with their alma mater. As a result, the University will be enriched in more than one ways from their experiences in the real world, and the alumni will be able to contribute back to their alma mater. And this will definitely add a real sense of meaning in their association with their university. I, as Dean, Alumni Relations, extend a warm invitation to all our alumni to support us in this initiative by reviving their connection with the University.