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Tributes paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh on death anniversary

Punjab Tribune Bureau | June 29, 2020 07:25 PM

BATHINDA: Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda commemorated the 181st death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh on Monday.

MRSPTU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohan Paul Singh Ishar led the faculty and staff of the University in paying rich floural tributes to the great Sikh emperor.

Prof. Ishar spoke about the ideals of great Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh and presented brief history of the leader of the Sikh Empire, which ruled the northwest Indian subcontinent in the early half of the 19th century. He said that recently in a poll conducted by the BBC World Histories Magazine, Maharaja Ranjit Singh was voted as greatest ruler in the world history. He was born in Gujranwala (now in Pakistan) on November 13, 1780, and died on June 27, 1839, in Lahore He is also known as the ‘Sher-E-Punjab’ (Lion of the Punjab)’.

 

University registrar, Dr. Jatinder Kaur expressed her gratitude towards Punjab government for carving a university in Malwa on the name of great Sikh Emperor.

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