Â Desh Bhagat University celebrated the New Year by taking a pledge to fight against Illiteracy and Social Evils in the country. The New Year was welcomed by holding Path (Recitation) of Sri Akhand Path Sahib for World Peace, Universal Brotherhood and All-round Progress. All the members of Teaching & Non-teaching staff of the university took part in this religious programme. Chancellor of the university Dr. Zora Singh conveyed his best wishes to the whole Desh Bhagat Family and prayed that the year should bring peace, progress and prosperity for the people of the whole world in general. He also inspired the staff to contribute strongly for the education of the community and removal of social evils. Pro Chancellor Tejinder Kaur while conveying her best wishes to the staff exhorted them to work for taking the university to new heights so that the students taking education here may feel proud of their alma-mater. Later in a special meeting with the whole staff, Chancellor and Pro Chancellor said that the New Year has come with new hopes and aspirations. We all have to contribute in the development of our country and society. They also urged staff to work wholeheartedly for developing such a mind-set in the society that no woman feels unsafe and none is exploited or blackmailed. In the afternoon, there was a tea party for all the staff members. The whole staff enjoyed this programme and greeted one another with good wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. University Vice Chancellor Dr. Shalini Gupta, Registrar Dr. Virinder Singh, Controller Examinations Dr. I.S. Sethi, Directors and Staff members from different faculties were also present on this occasion.