CHANDIGARH, March 18, 2008:Two days Diamond Jubilee Symposium on Statistical Techniques:Recent Trends and Advances was inaugurated by Prof.S.K.Kulkarni, Dean University Instructions in the Dept. of Statistics, P.U. Dr. Suresh K. Sharma, Chairman, Dept. of Statistics and Coordinator, Prof. G.P.Mehta have emphasized that the Symposium will focus on various issues related to Reliability Theory, Bio-statistics, Multiple ComparisonProcedures, Directional Data Analysis and their Applications in day to day life. More than 35 teachers and research scholars are participating in thisSymposium from all over the country. This Symposium will be beneficial to all the researchers, actively involved in research and will also open up newareas of research in years to come according to Dr. Suresh K. Sharma, Chairman, Dept. of Statistics, P.U.