Jammu, Jan 29: Dr Anshu Kataria has been elected as the president of Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) for the consecutive 2nd year.
The election was made during the 1st Annual General Meeting, which
was attended by various executive members of PUCA. During the meeting, PUCA threw light on the various developments made to save the dying education industry of Punjab in its previous year.
Other members of the body were also elected unanimously for the second year. Advocate Amit Sharma (ACET, Amritsar) was elected as the senior vice president, S Gurfateh Gill (Adesh Group, Gharuan) as vice president; S Gurpreet Singh (Universal Group, Lalru) as
general secretary; Ashok Garg (SVIET, Banur) as treasurer, Gurkirat Singh (Gulzar Group, Ludhiana) as joint secretary-I, CA Renu Arora (SPCET, Lalru) as joint secretary-II; Rajesh Garg (Bharat Group of Institutions) and Vicky Singhal (Aryabhatta, Barnala) as the coordinators for MRS-PTU,Bathinda.
To highlight the financial problems, being faced by the Colleges, CA Dr Manmohan Garg (Gurukul Vidyapeeth, Banur) was made finance secretary. To strengthen the membership of the association, region wise coordinators were also appointed. Manav Dhawan (PGC, Lalru) as tricity coordinator, Cherry Goyal (Vidyaratan College, Sangrur) as Malwa-I coordinator, Monty Garg (KCT College, Fatehgarh) as Malwa-II coordinator, Dr. Akashdeep Singh (Global Instt, Amritsar) as Majha coordinator and Sanjeev Chopra (HIMT, Jalandhar) as Doaba coordinator, Dr Guninderjit Jwanda (Bhai Gurdas) as the Head Scholarship Dept.
Dr Anshu Kataria, while thanking all the founder members, said that with the support of all, PUCA has not only successfully completed its one year but it has competed with the other organizations in the interest of unaided colleges and students. He further requested all members to come forward with more strength in the year 2017.
CA Manmohan Garg, while speaking on the occasion, said that in the history of 51 years of Punjab, it is for the first time when 13 various educational associations have gathered on one platform and jointly acted for the release of scholarship amount for SC students of Punjab.
PUCA also celebrated its 1st foundation day. The function was followed by cake cutting ceremony.