SMVDU Katra, September 2019. Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, a senior faculty member and also Faculty Coordinator, NSS Wing at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra, delivered a plenary talk on “Social cause, responsibilities and the NSS” at the Induction Program about NSS organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu on 21st September 2019. In this, he highlighted various events organized along with several initiatives taken by NSS at SMVDU. Vikalp – students’ initiative which started in 2009, and is currently headed by Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi (Faculty Coordinator, Vikalp) to educate the poor and destitute of the surrounding areas, was very well appreciated by the gathering. Dr. J. Jeganaathan, Programme Coordinator of NSS, Central University Jammu who was also present, pledged more tie-ups with the NSS wing of SMVDU and for organizing joint programmes and camps. Dr. S. Ray, Faculty Coordinator, NSS at IIT Jammu delivered the vote of thanks.