SMVDU Katra: The 69th Republic Day was celebrated at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University with fanfare and gaiety. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain took the guard of honour given by the security staff and unfurled the National Flag at 10am at the inaugural plaza. In his public address, he highlighted that the present day education system has a great onus as it has to enrich and equip the upcoming generation with adequate skills and acumen for self-employment. Knowledge has to be translated into services; it has to be directed towards solving the problems of our society. He also congratulated the faculty and staff of the University for showing a missionary temper for taking the University to the heights it deserves. He also briefed about the new projects for infrastructure development, new academic programs, and new facilities which are rapidly coming up. He also expressed satisfaction over the NBA accreditation achieved by the School of Business this year.
The students presented a cultural program on the occasion, in which Palak Sharma and group presented a song; Theater Club presented a mime directed by Raghav Thakur, Anurag Sharma presented a bhajan, Ipsila Verma and group presented a musical performance. The kids of faculty and staff and the kids of Vikalp program also presented cultural performances. Certificates were given to the various winners of in-house events and to the participants of the 7 Day Workshop on Indian Constitution organized by the School of Philosophy & Culture, which was coordinated by Dr. Anil K. Tewari. On the occasion, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay Dean Faculty of Management, Registrar Prof. V.K. Bhat, Dean of Students Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Deans of various faculties and Heads of Schools, faculty, staff and members of families were present. Dr. V.K. Tripathi, President BCA welcomes all guests and Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Vice President BCA presented vote of thanks. The cultural session was conducted by Kushboo Julfi and Paras Dubey.