Dr. Avnish Jolly, 12th October, 2008 :Haryana Governor Dr.A.R.Kidwai today honoured 10 eminent luminaries from Punjab and 6 from Haryana with Punjab Ratan Award and Haryana Ratan Award in the 27th Punjab and Haryana State Intellectuals’ Conference organised at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 32, Chandigarh, today. The Function was presided over by the Former election commissioner of India Dr G.V.G. Krishnamurty.The Seven luminaries of Haryana who were honoured in the function include Dr.K.C.Bhardwaj, Dr.Ashok Chitkara, Chancllor, Chitkara University, Shri Satpal Singhla, Social Worker, Panchkula, Mrs. Anjal Marriya, Principal Chaman Lal DAV Public School, Panchkula, Mr.S.K.Setia, Additional Director Information and Public Relations Haryana, Mr.Yashpal Dass Businessman and Social Worker, Ambala.
While addressing the conference Haryana Governor, Dr.A.R Kidwai said "Dr.K.C.Bhardwaj is a man who takes challenges with outstanding dynamism and optimism and translates his vision into veritable success. His choice of working in semi urban area is a testimony to his perception of the need for an academically holistic national development".
The 10 luminaries from Punjab include who were honoured with Punjab Ratan Award include Dr. R.C Mahajan, Sd.Gurudev Singh, Prof.R.K.Kohli, Km.Satyawati, Col.(Rtd) D.S. Cheema, Mr.Ravi Sodhi, Dr.Varinder Kaur Thind, Smt.Vipin Sobti, Sd.Jasjit Singh Thiara and Dr. Ajit Puri Punjab Rattan award.
The issue of ‘Modern Education in India & Role of Intellectuals’ was discussed in the conference. Haryana Governor Dr. A.R. Kidwai was the Chief Guest in the conference and Prof.K.K.Agarwal, Vice Chancellor, G.G.S University, Delhi inaugurated by lighting lamps..
The other distinguished guests, who were present in the function include, H.S.Mattewal, AG, Punjab, Prof. V.K.Tiwari, V.C, Ult. Tech. Univ. Delhi, Dr.R.C.Sobti, VC, Punjab University, Shri.S.K.Garg, Executive Chairman, AICOI, Eldeco, Dr.S.Farooq, Vice President, AICOI, Shri R.C.Dikshit, DGP(T), Rtd.U.P, Dr.K.N.Pathak, Former VC, PU, Maheshy Dhrampal, MDH and Shri HPS Raja.