â€œLohri festival is common to all religions and castes. It unites the people and creates the feelings of communal harmony and universal brotherhood, said Dr. Zora Singh, Chancellor, Desh Bhagat University. He was greeting the whole staff and students on the auspicious occasion of Lohri and Maghi Festivals. A special function was arranged in the university, in which staff and students from different faculties participated. A scene of Punjabi culture was created at the Lohri Venue. On this occasion, the members of the staff presented a colourful and educative cultural programme consisting of songs, poems, dances and giddha etc. After performing the ceremony of Lohri, there was free helping of groundnuts, rewaries and gachak. Speaking on the occasion, Pro-Chancellor Ms. Tajinder Kaur firmly said that we should take a pledge on this occasion that we shall celebrate the Lohri of newly born Girls along with the Lohri of the boys and we must educate our girls so that they are able to stand on their own feet and become self-dependent. She said that Our Gurus, Saints and Sages have advocated equality between the males and the females. Vice-chancellor, Dr. Virinder Singh also wished to all and said that the girls are the foundations as well as the roots of the family and the society. Discrimination against girls is a sin against society as well as religion. The function proved to be an occasion of fun, frolic, fellowship and festivity. All the Directors of university faculties Dr. Kulbhushan, Director Dr. Ramandeep, Director Amit Sachdeva and Administrative staff and others were also present on this occasion.