Guru Nanak Dev University has undertaken a new measure to battle the deadly disease, cancer. The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Cancer Care (WCC) Society to provide multidisciplinary training and research to its students and faculty.
A meeting between Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Jaspal Singh Sandhu and Mr. Manjit Singh Nijjer, Vice President Alumni Council, Dr. Preet Mahinder Bedi, Alliance Co-ordinator, Dr. Simarpreet Virk Sandhu, Director, World Cancer Care UK & India and Dr. Jagpreet Singh Sandhu, was held at the University Campus where MoU between University and WCC was discussed.
The objective of MoU will be to conduct research and awareness on Cancer problem in Punjab and International alliances / Collaborations committee along with Golden Jubilee celebrations, which are to be held next year in February. In this meeting, Punjabi language promotion at International level and Golfing and Shooting sports at the campus were also discussed.
Vice President of GNDU Alumni Council, Mr Manjit Singh Nijjer who was also honoured with the title 'NRI of The Year' in 2015, has always supported the activities that have focused upon the welfare of Punjab. In spite of being settled in the United Kingdom, he has always stayed connected with his roots. Concerns like educating Punjab, working towards the improvement of the economy of the state and eventually the country, promoting a healthy lifestyle in order to make the state healthy, have been very close to his heart.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr). Jaspal Singh Sandhu said that the University is pleased to collaborate with WCC for research on Cancer. He said that full support will be extended for this noble cause. Commenting on the partnership with The BrewMaster, Dr Gurbilas Singh Pannu Senior official said, “We see this as an innovative regional collaboration and together, we’ll make greater contributions to the development of the industry in the years ahead.”
Dr Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, Coordinator University-Industry Linkage Programme of the University informed that both parties agreed to develop synergetic collaboration in a resource sharing and knowledge sharing environment in the field of research in Cancer.