Kurukshetra, February 01: First Dr PC Jain Memorial Lecture organized in the Department of Economics Kurukshetra University here today. President of Swadeshi Jagran Manch Shri Kashmiri Lal ji participated in the program as the chief guest. Throwing light on the life of Dr PC Jain, he said that Dr PC Jain inspired many good scholars. His personality was such that he used to earn with two hands and distribute with a hundred hands. His nature was very constant. He was inspired by Kautilya’s Arthashastra.
“Environmental change has emerged as a very serious problem in present times which is affecting every person”, opined Professor Surendra Kumar, Head, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi while delivering the First Dr PC Jain Memorial Lecture organized in the Department of Economics Kurukshetra University in collaboration with Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Alumni Association and Indian Economic Association.
Professor Surinder Kumar told that today’s developed countries are responsible for this environmental change crisis, this problem has been created by the western countries and our position in this is exactly the same that someone else should fill it.
It has been decided to organize a national seminar in memory of Dr PC Jain every year in the form of a memorial lecture. Professor Somnath Sachdeva Vice Chancellor of KUK said that India’s biggest strength is its young population, but this population is also a challenge while welcoming the guests as patron of the event.
Professor Raj Kumar Mittal, Vice Chancellor of Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, while speaking as a guest of honour, highlighted the life of Dr PC Jain in his statement and said that Dr PC Jain did not believe in sycophancy. He was a down-to-earth person and loved to have a simple nature.
To pay real tribute to Professor Prem Chand Jain, we must be committed to being good if not great as he was. I learnt ABC of research from Prof P.C. Jain, a pioneer of Public Finance now falls in the domain of public economics, said Prof. Madan Mohan Goel, Former Vice-Chancellor known as the founder Needonomics School of Thought superannuated from Kurukshetra University while speaking on the topic “ Gita- based Needonomics and Street SMART model for developing core competencies among stakeholders of the economy: A Tribute to Late Professor P.C. Jain ”.
“We have to understand and adopt the principle of needonomics as a Swadeshi idea of Bharat in totality which includes needo-consumption, needo-saving, needo-production, needo-investment, needo-distribution, altruism, needo-trade for glocalization ( think globally and act locally), needo-environment and above all needo-insurance for needo-happiness”, said Prof Goel. It is pertinent to mention that he never took time to return the checked chapter which he used to read during travel in Haryana Roadways buses particularly in the early morning while returning back to reach the Department on time, told Prof.Goel.
The Finance Minister must explain the use of education cess collected from the income taxpayers for effective implementation of NEP with many challenges including financing the States, said Prof Goel.
To be honest, like Professor P.C. Jain, we should muster the courage to think seriously about the issue of Foreign universities in India, said Prof. Goel.
Professor Ashok Kumar Chauhan, Head of the Department of Economics and Convenor of the National Seminar, welcomed all the dignitaries and Dr. Archana Chowdhary, Chief Secretary of the National Seminar conducted the stage.
On this occasion, Shri Akshay Kirti Jain, son of Dr. PC Jain was specially present along with his family and proposed a vote of thanks. Apart from this Professor SK Chahal, Professor Pradeep Chauhan, Professor RK Rana, Professor Dara Singh, Professor Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Priya Sharma, Dr. Nidhi Bagaria, Dr. Ishu Garg, Dr. Monika, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Baljit Kaur, Dr. Bahram Ramesh, researchers And hundreds of students were specially present.