Chennai: The Punjab Association Chennai, organised an event to commemorate its 84th year, at Anna Adarsh College for Women, here.
A press release said, General Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, was the chief guest.
Vikram Aggarwal, president of The Punjab Association welcomed the gathering and gave a short presentation on the work being done by the association for over eight decades.
In Chennai, the Punjab Association runs five schools and one college, under the brand name of Adarsh. The association also runs several primary health centres, a boys hostel, a home for the old and destitute and several vocational training centres for Tailoring, Typing and Photography, including running a working women’s hostel.
General V K Singh said, “I am happy to note that the association has made a name for itself by the work it has done and continues to do so. The people of Punjab are known to be hardworking and magnanimous and it is good that they have brought this culture to Chennai and shared their success with this great city”.
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