With a focus on creating a collaborative work environment at the workplace, a five-day training program on ‘Teamwork Competencies for High Performance’ was inaugurated at SMVD University in which 20 IFS officers from different states, including Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, etc. took part. The program was supported by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India. During the inaugural function, Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Program Coordinator, highlighted the relevance of understanding behaviours which may influence the team performance. Prof. RK Sinha, VC, SMVDU, and chief guest, emphasized the importance of such programs for holistic development. He expressed his concern about saving the environment through sustainable ways. Earlier, Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director, IIM, Jammu, and the guest of honour, discussed the way to work to achieve goals by the combination of hard work, passion and synergy. Dr. Supran Kr. Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Management, described the theme and appreciated the teamwork of the faculty members, SMVDU for conducting IFS training programs for more than a decade. Sh. NS Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU, shared the formula for creating a pool of resources and individual skills for achieving uncommon goals. Other dignitaries, including Prof. VK Bhat, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Ajay Kaul, Dean Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Ashutosh, CEO, TBIC-SMVDU spoke on the occasion and conveyed their best wishes.