Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College celebrated its 63rd foundation day . The institution was established under the aegis of Nankana Sahib Education Trust (NSET). The first President of India, Late Dr Rajendra Prasad, laid its foundation stone on April 8, 1956. The inaugural function commenced with a religious event in the college gurdwara. A former principal, Dr Surinder Bir Singh, explained the historical progress of the college and shared its vision and mission. He also encouraged the students to maintain the legacy and benchmarks established by the alumni of the college. As part of the 550th celebrations of Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, various competitions based upon the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev, including on-the-spot poster making and photography competitions, and dastar-bandi, were organised by the students. The principal of college, Dr Sehijpal Singh, said to celebrate this day as ‘Engineering Innovations Day’, various technical events, including technical project exhibitions, book exhibitions, debates, quizzes and research project presentations, were conducted throughout the day. A former chairman of Punjab State Science and Technology Council and CPCB, New Delhi, and alumnus of the college, NS Tiwana, announced grants to promote innovative and novel projects presented by the undergraduate students. He said their batch had set up a ‘corpus fund’ to fund the innovative projects with the aim of incubating the fresh ideas of the students. Five projects, out of a total of 21 presentations, were provided with financial grants.