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Venue: Pal Auditorium

9.30 a.m.:  Registration of delegates            Lobby of Pal Auditorium


February, 13 (Saturday)


Session – I           

Inaugural Session


Session Chairman                         :           Jenab Imtiaz Alam

                                                                        Editor, South Asia Media Net


Session Co-Chairman                  :           Dr. Manjit Singh Kang

                                                                        Vice-Chancellor, PAU


Special Guests                                :           Dr. S.S. Johl

Former Chairman, Comission for Agricultural Costs & Prices, Govt. of India


Dr. S.S. Chahal

Vice-Chancellor, Maharana Partap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (Rajasthan)


                                                                        Dr. S.P. Singh

                                                                        Former Vice-Chancellor, GNDU, Amritsar


Rapporteurs                                                :           Dr. Amarjit Singh Bhullar

                                                                        Dr. Sarabjit Singh


Master of ceremonies                   :           Sh. Gurbhajan Singh Gill


10.00 a.m.     Welcome                   :           Dr. Jagtar Singh Dhiman  

Addl. Director Communication and

Chief Organizer


10.15 a.m.     Inauguration            :           Jenab Imtiaz Alam

                                                                        Editor, South Asia Media Net


Keynote address


11.25 am:      South Asia Peace Perspectives: Challenges and opportunities

-Dr. Sucha Singh Gill, Professor Emeritus, Punjabi University , Patiala


11.40 am:      Tea Break


Session II          


Theme: Economic Cooperation and Development


12.00 noon:  Growth, poverty, inequality and human development in South Asia

-Dr. Ranjit Singh Ghuman,

  Head, Deptt. of Economics, Punjabi University , Patiala


12.20 pm:      South Asian Economic Alliance – a key to peace, prosperity and unity

                        - Dr. Swaraj Singh, USA


12.40 noon:  Role of political leadership for peace

                        - Mr. Vinod Sharma, Political Editor, Hindustan Times, New Delhi .


1.00 pm:        Drugs and foeticide – a threat to peace

- Dr. Raghbir Singh Bains,

   Encyclopaedist, Neurologist and Drug Therapist


1.20 pm:        Chairman's remarks


1.30 pm:        Lunch Break




Theme: Environment, Communication, Education  and Role of Media for Peace


Session Chairman                         :           Sh. Satish Jacob

General Secretary, South Asia Free Media Association, India            


Session Co-Chairman                  :           Dr. Daljit Singh

Sr. Director, Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar


Guest of Honor                               :           Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal

                                                                        Noted Environmentalist


Rapporteurs                                                :           Dr. Harnek Singh

Dr. Sukhdev Singh


Master of ceremonies                   :           Dr.Jagtar Singh Dhiman


Key deliberations


2.30 pm:        International Media Networking for Peace in South Asia

                        - Mr. Imtiaz Alam, Editor, South Asia Media Net           


3.00 pm:        Electronic Media infotainment programmes for sustainable peace in South Asia       

- Dr. Lakhwinder Johl, Executive Producer and Incharge DD Punjabi, Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar


3.30 pm:        Media Responsibility for Regional Peace

                        - Mr. Satnam Manak, Joint Regional Secretary, SAFMA, Punjab


4.00 pm:        Socially Relevant and Inclusive Education in South Asia

-Mr. Amarjit Singh Grewal,

 Advisor, World Punjabi Centre, Punjabi University , Patiala .


4.30 pm:        Chairman's remarks


4.45 pm:        Tea break



Theme: Pani Panj Daryavan De


Session Chairman                         :           Sh. Jagdish Raj Sahni

                                                                        Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab


Session Co-Chairman                  :           Sh. Harish Rai Dhanda

                                                                        Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab


Guest of Honor                               :           Dr. Surjit Patar

                                                                        Former President, Punjabi Sahit Academy



Master of ceremonies                   :           Dr. Nirmal Jaura


Key events:


1.         Panj Darya Punjabi-Urdu Kavi Darvar


2.         Sufi Sangeet

Celebration Group (Chann Chamkaur and Gurmeet Anjan)


3.         Punjabi Play by  Shahid Nadeem ' Dukh Dariya' 

            - Directed  by Dr. Anil Sharma


4.         Chairman's remarks


February, 14 (Sunday)

Session – V 


Theme: Right to Information, Development and Culture


Session Chairman                         :           Mr. P.P.S. Gill

                                                                        State Information Commissioner

                                                                        Govt. of Punjab


Session Co-Chairman                  :           Prof. Jagmohan Singh

                                                                        Nephew of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji


Rapporteurs                                                :           Dr. M.S. Toor

                                                                        Dr. Shammi Kapoor


Master of ceremonies                   :           Dr. A.P. Singh


11.00 am:      Tea Break



Key deliberations


10.00 am:      Promoting culture, literature and music for peace in South Asia

-Dr. Sutinder Singh Noor,

 Vice-Chairman, Bharti Sahit Academy , New Delhi


10.30 am:      Role of sports and games in egalitarian peace

                        - Principal Sarwan Singh,

                          Chief Editor, Khed Sansar, Toronto ( Canada ).


11.30 pm:      Land use and agricultural growth in Eastern and Western  Punjab

-Dr. Sukhpal Singh and Dr. V.K. Sharma,

  Deptt. of Economics and Sociology



Session – VI 

Concluding Session


Session Chairman                         :           Dr. Manjit Singh Kang

                                                                        Vice-Chancellor, PAU


Session Co-Chairman                  :           Mr. Satnam Manak

                                                                        Executive Editor, Daily Ajit, Jalandhar



12.30 pm                                           :           Wrap-up and Declaration


1.00 pm                                             :           Chairman's remarks


1.15pm                                              :           Vote of thanks