The India Post, Chandigarh, 1st November,2008 :The Centre for Adult, Continuing Education & Extension, PU held a function to mark the culmination of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
Economically exclusive slum dwellers were invited to visit the University and be a part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Panjab University. To make the University-Community partnership a reality, 30 women from slums of Bhaskar Colony, Madrasi Colony and Janta Colony visited the University. These women have attended many awareness and skill generation programs offered by the Centre earlier. It was their dream to see the University and experience what inclusive and elites do and experience.
According to Dr. Sween, Director of the Centre it was to motivate them to send their wards and children to schools and colleges, to acquaint them with non-formal channels of higher education and also to make them a part of the University celebrations. Some of them had contributed towards the construction of some University blocks, it was an emotional moment for them.
Mr. Sham Singh and Dr. Parmjit Singh Kang elaborated upon the forthcoming vocational programs of the centre of which they can join. Dr. Prabha Vig and Ms. Renu Gandhi took them to a trip to Gandhi Bhawan, Rose Garden, Botanical Garden and Student Centre. According to these women it was a life time experience for them according to Dr. Sween, Director, Adult Education, PU.