The India Post, Chandigarh, 20th February, 2009:The students of the Department of Economics, P.U. organized ‘ELAAN-09, a youth empowerment run at P.U. Campus here today. With more than 250 enthusiastic students shouting and cheering, the run was aimed at highlighting the role of the youth in the process of nation building.
‘ELAAN-09’, a 4 km. run within the Campus of P.U., marked the process of awakening of the youth towards their rights and duties as responsible citizens of our incredible India. The oath taken by all participants reflected their sentiments to contribute to changing the social, economic and political process of the country. They pledged to contribute their time, money, sweat and toil to ensure peaceful progress and sustainable development. It was refreshing to see the youth acknowledging their accountability to the generations to come. The youth has always been the harbinger of change and ‘ELAAN-09 was a successful attempt to rediscover this power of youth according to Mr. Divneeet Sandhu, Class Representative, Dept. of Economics, P.U.
Mr. Naval Kishore, Dean Student Welfare flagged off the event with the inspirational words that the youth of today has the capability and the potential to meet the challenges our country faces today.
Prof. Upinder Sawhney, Chairperson of the Dept. of Economics expressed her support for the initiative of the students and stated that the country has a bright future in the hands of the promising youth.