Bathinda, April 11: Aiming to promote the indigenous languages and their contribution to preserving Indian knowledge, traditions, culture, and values, Prof. Zameerpal Kaur, Dean, School of Languages, Literature, and Culture, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) delivered a lecture-series, participated in the meetings and conducted interaction-sessions at prestigious universities in South-India in last month.
Prof. Zameerpal Kaur delivered lectures as an invited speaker during various programmes organized at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry; the Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore; the North Karnataka and Women Writers Association, Dharwad, in collaboration with Kuvempu Bhasha Bharti, Dharwad. She delivered lectures at the aforementioned educational institutions on a variety of topics, including Punjabi Sufi Poetry: Socio-cultural Concerns, Traces of Kavya Shastra in Agni Purana, and Women’s Autobiographies in Punjabi.
During her visits to the aforementioned HEIs, Prof. Zameerpal Kaur participated as a guest speaker in national seminars and lecture series organized in the last week of March, 2022. She also attended a meeting with Prof. Shailendra Mohan, Director, CIIL, Mysore, and his team members Dr. Tariq Khan and Dr. Narayan Choudhary to discuss the actionable points to be implemented under the MoU signed between CIIL, Mysore and CUPB.
After returning, Prof. Zameerpal Kaur stated that she got an overwhelming response from the faculty and students of South Indian universities. She also informed the Vice Chancellor that CIIL Mysore administration has given positive response on CUPB’s proposal to jointly commence two skill based short term certificate programmes in Computational Linguistics and Punjabi Translation.
While commending the efforts of the School of Languages, Literature and Culture, Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari, the Vice Chancellor, assured that the necessary support would be provided by the University administration for the launch of such programmes beginning with the next academic session in collaboration with CIIL, Mysore to empower the learners with the skills of translation, interpretation, and natural language processing.