Venue & Accommodation
DAV Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab would be the venue. Jalandhar, an ancient city in Punjab, ruled by the Hindus and the Mughals in succession, is believed to be the oldest city in Punjab. The city, which has major road and rail connections, is a market for agricultural products, textiles, leather goods, wood products, hand tools and sporting goods. Jalandhar today is a highly industrialized center being India's foremost producer of world class sports equipments. Popularly called the 'Sports City of India' as it has not only the finest sports industry but also has the distinction of producing some of the best sports persons in the country. Jalandhar is also considered as a hub for education as many professional Institutions are situated in the city. It has very alive atmosphere, something that is typical to the whole of Punjab. It is situated at a distance of 146 km from its capital Chandigarh and is at a distance of 380 km from New Delhi on Delhi-Amritsar National Highway. Nearest international airport is at Amritsar at a distance of 90 km.
Travelling to Jalandhar
The city of Jalandhar is situated on National Highway No 1. It is 380 km away from New Delhi and is easily accessible by train. The Shatabdi Express trains plying between New Delhi and Amritsar (via Jalandhar City) are the best mode of travel to and from Jalandhar. The nearest international airport is at Amritsar about 90 km from Jalandhar. The local climate of Jalandhar during the month of May will be hot with temperature ranging from 32°C to 40°C.
Travel, Boarding & Lodging
Travel, boarding and lodging expenses will have to be borne by the delegates or their sponsoring organizations. Boarding and lodging arrangements are to be made by the delegates themselves. However limited accommodation could be arranged in the institute hostels and guest house on payment of Rupees 500/- through demand draft. Please note that the accommodation is not included in the Congress fee and the delegates are responsible for their own accommodation.
For accommodation please contact:
Mr. Satish Bhanot (0 869 914 8176)
Day Visit Tours for Accompanying Delegates
The Congress Organizing Committee will also assist the accompanying delegates for day visit to important places in and around the City of Jalandhar. The Information on this shall also be provided on the Congress web-site in near future.