20 Jan :Prof R.C. Sobti, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University Chandigarh will join a select band of individuals that include Mr. P. Chidambaram, Minister of Home Affairs and Prof. Yashpal, physicst and educationist, when he will be conferred the ‘Seth Jai Parkash Memorial Award’ for the year 2008-09 for his outstanding services in the field of Education and Scientific Research on January 22, 2009 in a presentation ceremony to take place at Mukand Lal National College Hall, Yamuna Nagar.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 51000/-, a Citation and a Shawl.The award is conferred by the Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institutions of Knowledge & Service that spans over 30 schools, colleges, polytechnics, engineering college, MBA/MCA institutes and hospitals founded by Seth Jai Parkash, a noted Gandhian philanthropist in 1946.
Prof Sobti will also be delivering the memorial lecture on ‘Latest Advances in Biotechnology’ on the occasion.