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5th of May, 2010                             A Programme of Dogri Dances

“Chhan-Chhan Panjab Meri Chanke” a programme of Dogri Dances, was organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu at Brig.
Rajinder Singh Auditorium. The young talented artists from the various Teaching Departments of the University spell bound the audience with their superb
performances.

Prof. Versha Mehta, Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee, was the Chief Guest on this occasion while Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Director, Directorate of Sports &
Physical Education, University of Jammu was the Guest of Honour.

Addressing the gathering Prof. Versha Mehta, Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee, said that the aim of this programme was to develop a sense of
appreciation for our rich Dogri Culture including Music and Dance, amongst the younger generation. She also complemented the participants for their superb
performances and lauded the efforts of the Department of Students Welfare for organizing such an event.

Ruby Khajuria from the Department of Education in her dance presentation “Aayoon Glani Aan Sachch Bo, Mahre Banku Deya Chachua” reflected
the hard life of the Dogras.

“Jindua Te Manmindua Do Sakke Bhara”, performed by Neena Sharma from Department of Sanskrit, received thunderous applause.

Pooja Rajput from the Department of Sanskrit, mesmerized with Dogri Folk “Chann” – “Tere Laye Tajji Ditti Lok Laj Bairiyaa, Milne Gi Aayee Tuki
Shikal Daphariya”.

Manisha Sharma with her beautiful expressions and footwork impressed the audience with “Ku Ku Koyal Bole”.

Anju Bala from the Department of Home-Science, presented the Dance on Dogri Folk Song “Laung Gawai Aayee Aien, Goria Kuthen Gawai Aayee
Aien”.

Suresh Kumar and Poonam Priyadarshani both from the Department of Dogri performed “Yaar Migi Meri Karai Aali Ne Mareya”.

The programme was Conceived and Designed Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (Cultural Affairs).

The Awards of Appreciation were awarded the all the participants.

The programme was compeered by Meenakshi Anand and Savita Singh.

Among others Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant Dean (S.W), Dr. Vishvaraksha, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, Dr. Hema Gandotra, Dr. Brij Baloria, Sh. Romesh
Sharma, Indu Bagal, Joint Secretary, Students Cultural Council, Members of the Campus Cultural Committee and Students Cultural Council were also present.




3rd April, 2010                                       Interaction with Art Karavan
The University of Jammu in collaboration with the Amar Mahal, Mueseum and Library organised One Day Interaction with the Art Karavan (A traveling group of
national level artists & performers) This was an endevour to realize a new intimacy between Music, Dance, Theatre, Performing Art, Painting both Contemporary/Folk,
Sculpture, Media, Poetry, Literature, Blogging, Discourse, etc, in a camp(s) and even while travelling from one destination to another .

Prof. R.D. Sharma, Dean Academic Affairs, was the Chief Guest on this occasion.

 “OUR PLACE IS THE WORLD NOT JUST THE ART WORLD”. With this set of slogans , a group of Artists (consisting of Artists and Non-Artists) constituted the Art Karavan.
The Karavan started from ShantiNiketan West Bengal on 12th of Feb. 2010. The Karavan had already travelled to Kolkatta, Ranchi, Patna, Lucknow, Dehradun, Shimla and after
Jammu their next destination is Srinagar and finally Karavan will culminate at Delhi on 12th April 2010. Art-Karavan-Artists have been doing what ideally fits into the activities
of this art-camp-travel event. So, a PERFORMANCE ART based event.

Dr. P.S. Pathania, Registrar in his welcome address, appreciated the role of Karavan and said that Art and Culture sees no boundaries and this is what Karavan
speaks for.

To create spaces for collaborative activities with local artistic talents, the Jammu stage was coordinated and initiated by Mrs. Jyotsna Singh ,Advisor, Amar Mahal , Mueseum and
Library.

Prof. Anita Baillawria and Dr. Poonam Choudhary gave their power point presentation on Art, Culture, History & Heritage of the region while a photo presentation
about the Cultural & Literary Activities of the University was also screened. A thought provoking Skit entitled “Three Idiots Babas” presented by Sarang Vaid, Vikas
Sharma, Rizvan, Azhar Jawad Hashmi, Ankita Gupta and Meenakshi Anand, all Students of the University , was highly appreciated.

The group consisted of participants from India and abroad namely Jeetin Ranghar(Bangalore), Bhuvanesh Kumar( Bangalore), Gopal Sarma (Assam), Ranjeet Singh (
Patna), Minni Kumari (Patna), Jeevan Behra (Orissa ), Pinnaki Mohanty (orissa), Khitish Das (orissa), Sanjay Kumar (Jammu), Greta Mandez (Trinidad & Tabago),
Leslie (Germany), Gartrude (Germany), Silke ( Germany), Predrag Urosevil ( Serbia), Kristian AL- Droubi ( Serbia), Priyaoarshini Jonh (Bangalore) , Manola Gayatri
( Bangalore), Ondi Mavmaster ( Newyork), Katalin Lengyel (Hungry), Roman Storchak (Ukrainne), Iryna Ischuk (Ukrainne), Carol Hummel ( USA), Anna Macleog
(Ireland). The participants were felicitated with Garlands by Jammu University.

Artists of Karavan performed contemporary dances from Ukrainne and Trinidad & Tobago. The participant from Ireland gave wonderful presentation on Water Conservation
Project. The Vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Versha Mehta, Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee. Among others Prof. Fayyaz Ahmed, Registrar & Prof. M.S. Shah,
Controller of Examination, Kashmir University, Prof. G.M. Bhat, Controller of Examination, Jammu University, Prof. Kuldeep. K. Sharma, Director, DIQA, Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean
Students Welfare, Prof. Jasbir Singh, Coordinator, NSS, Prof. D.S. Jamwal, President, JUTA, Prof. J.P.S Joorel, Prof. Depanker Sen Gupto, Dr. Parmeshwari Sharma, Dr.
Sandeep Tandon, Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant Dean (SW), Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (CA), Research Scholars and Students were also present in the interaction with Karavan.

In the honour of „Art Kaarvan‟ Natrang performed its internationally acclaimed Dogri Play „Bawa Jitto‟ at Gen. Zorawar Singh Auditorium. The show was organized & supported
by University of Jammu. Scripted by Padamshree Prof. Ram Nath Shastri & Directed by Balwant Thakur. The play has been critically acclaimed as one of the most creative
theatre work produced in the country during the post India Independence period. The production of the play „Bawa Jitto‟ is set in the rural backdrop, this 15th century Folk tale
portrays the age-old saga of exploitation of landless farmers by landlords. A team of thirty professional actors of Natrang enliven the six hundred year old saga in a magical style.
Arvind Anand as Bawa Jitto performed in a highly professional manner and kept the audience spellbound. Renu Sharma as Chachi Jojan was at her best in portraying an unusual
character. Juhi singh as Bua Gauri ably performed the role. Anil Tickoo as Malli. Suresh Kumar as Mehta Beer Singh , Sanjeev Gupta as Isso, Vijay Bhatt as Sarpanch were so
prefect in their portrayals that perople were stunned to see their powerful acting. Neeraj Kant as Rullo and Sajra Qadir as Jeuni gave impressive performances. Others who did
multiple roles on stage include Dimple Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Verma, Gourav Jamwal, Pankush Verma, Pawan Verma, Rahul Singh, Gauri Thakur, Mohd. Yaseen,
Prashant Sagar, Sona Singh, Richa Sharma, Rajani Bhatti, Amarpreet Kandhari, Romilla Besnet, Bipin Gupta, Ankush Lakhanotra & Ajay Kumar.

The lights were designed and executive by Suraj Ganjoo and Sumeet Sharma coordinated the show.

Among others, Faculty Members, Teachers, Officers, Non-Teaching Staff, Members of the Civil Society, Research Scholars and Students were present on this occasion.
10th of April, 2010                                            “RESURGENCE” 2010
In the recently concluded “RESURGENCE” 2010, an Inter-University Youth Festival, organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, the Jammu University Team lifted
the Chancellor‟s Trophy by virtue of winning Eight Prizes in various Cultural & Literary Events.

Kanwar Iqbal, Rameshwari Slathia and Mahua Gupta bagged the First Prize in Rangoli.

Priya Raina, in Classical Solo Dance competition with her superb footwork& expressions, adjudged First in the said event.

Gagandeep Sharma was adjudged First in Poetry Competition whereas Arjun Sharma bagged the First Prize in Cartooning.

The Skit performed by Ankita Gupta, Meenakshi Anand, Sarang Vaid, Sayad Azhar Javad Hashmi, Vikas and Rizwan bagged the Second Prize. The powerful script & excellent
acting by the students received thunderous applause.

Vinu Sharma, clinched Third Prize in the Western Vocal Singing.

Priya Raina soulful rendition in folk singing bagged Third Prize in Light Vocal Solo.

The performance of Neha Jamwal in Non-Classical Dance was also highly appreciated and clinched the First Prize.

Prof. Varun Sahni, Hon‟ble Vice-Chancellor invited the Cultural Troupe to his office Chamber and felicitated the team members. The winning troupe dedicated Chancellor‟s
Trophy to the Vice-Chancellor as it is under his able leadership, the University is scaling new heights. The Cultural Troupe gave the detailed presentation about their
performances. Prof. Sahni said that it is spirit, drive and dedication like yours that have made our University what it is today. We are proud of you.

Among others Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Versha Mehta, Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee & Vinay Thusoo, Public Relations Officer, were also
present on the occasion. They also congratulated the team members for this unique distinction.

The team was escorted by Sh. Kulhbushan Thakur and Rameshwari Slathia, Secretary Students Cultural Council.




11th of March, 2010


                                          Prize Distribution Function of the “Display Your Talent” 2009-10
By virtue of winning the maximum number of prizes in the Fine Arts, Literary, Music, Dance and Theatrical competitions, conducted by the Department of Students Welfare,
University of Jammu under the “Display Your Talent” 2009-10, the team from Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar, emerged as the Over All Champion and lifted the
glittering Trophy in the Prize Distribution Function held at the Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium in an impressive manner. Govt. Women College, Parade, again had to settle
for the Runners-Up Trophy.

Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, was the Chief Guest while Mrs. Sylvia A. Sahni, was the Special Guest on this occasion. Addressing the
gathering the Vice-Chancellor, complemented the prize winners and hoped that the talented students shall perform well in the forth coming Zonal as well as National Youth
Festivals and bring laurels to the University.

Kanwar Iqbal, from the Govt. Medical College, Jammu, bagged the Prof. Y.B. Singh Memorial Trophy for overall best performance in Fine Arts. He was also adjudged
as the Overall Best Student of the “Display Your Talent Contest” 2009-10 and was presented Pankaj Mohan Bhatia Memorial Trophy.

Dr. Jagmohan Singh Memorial Trophy for the best team in Debating was awarded to Govt. College of Engineering & Technology, Jammu whereas Dr. Surinder
Sharma Memorial Trophy for best team in Quiz went to the Govt. Degree College, Kathua.

Govt. Women College, Parade clichéd Dr. J.R Sharma Memorial Trophy and Vijay Verma Memorial Trophy for overall Best Performance in Music.

Prof. Santosh Sharma Memorial Trophy for the all round best performance in Theatrical Events, was lifted by the Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.

Medals and Special Mementos were awarded to Priya Raina and Rahul Kumar for excelling in the National Youth Festival, held at Maharishi Dayanand University,
Rohtak in Mimicry & Light Vocal Music, respectively. All the prize winners and the participants of North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival and National Youth
Festival were awarded Medals and Souvenir.

Awards of Appreciation were also presented to the Rameshwari Slathia, Secretary, Students Cultural Council, Ankita Gupta, Indu Bagal and Meenakshi Anand, Joint
Secretaries of the Students Cultural Council. Mementos were also given to Prof. V.S. Manhas, Dr. Kamlesh Slathia and Kulbushan Thakur, who escorted the Jammu
University Cultural Troupe for participation in Zonal & National Youth Festival.

A Photo Presentation of the “Display Your Talent” entitled “Going Down the Memory Lane”, Conceived and Designed by Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (CA), Mime by the
students of GGM Science College, Evening and the Gujarati Dance, performed by the team from Govt. Women College, Parade presented on this occasion, were highly
appreciated by the audience.

Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare, delivered the Welcome address while Prof. G.M Bhat, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee presented the Vote of Thanks. Among
others Dr. P.S. Pathania, Registrar, Prof. Versha Mehta, Co-Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee, Heads of the Teaching Departments, Principals and Staff of the Affiliated
Colleges, Members of the Campus Cultural Committee, Students Cultural Council, Faculty Members, Officers, Staff, Research Scholars, Students and Alumni of the University,
were also present.


The programme was anchored by Rameshwari Slathia and Indu Bagal.




15th of March, 2010                “VIRASAT”-2010
“Virasat” – 2010, a programme of Marriage Songs, was organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu in an impressive manner, here at
Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium. Attired traditionally and bejeweled beautifully, the young participants from the various Institutions presented Suhag, Ghorian
and Sithnian.

       The participants mesmerized the audience with their superb performances. Pangs of separation of a daughter from her family in the Suhag “Babal Dharm
Karendeya Migi Rakhi Lai Ajj Di Raat Ve”, “Khalla Desa Maaye Merariai Do Banjare Aaye”, “Meri Bedi De Bolde Ne Tote, Tusi Boldee Kyon Nayeen”,
“Kankaan Pakkian, Sittey Daali Hoye, Dhian Jammiyan, Behre Khali Hoye” virtually moved the audience.

      The joy of the happiest ceremony of the life – Marriage, flowed through the Ghoris “Chchap Gayian Akhbaran Veera Ji Tere Shagnan Diyan”, “Mathye
Te Chamakan Bal Mere Bannade De”.

       While Sithnian “Aaja Ve Ladeya Sade Karkhane, Tenu Lohe Da Kamm Sikha Deyeye, Teri Maan De Ban Jaye Railgaddi, Tere Piyo Da Engine Bana
Deyeye” and “Ajj Kidder Gayeian Ve Parimindra Terian Nankian” created lots of humor.

        The set was beautifully designed by Kanwar Iqbal and Neeraj Sharma, using Palanquin, “Bedi“, “Daryaas” and “Toran” etc. The Folk Designes prepared
on the Walls created an atmosphere of a Village Marriage.

         Speaking on this occasion Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (Cultural Affairs) said that “VIRASAT” is an endeavor to develop a sense of appreciation towards
our rich cultural heritage and folk music, amongst the younger generation because they are the real stakeholders of our traditions, folk music and folk forms of the
theatre.

The participating teams included – Adarsh College of Education, Sant Mela Singh College of Education, Beacon College of Education, R.K College of
Education, Guru Gang Dev Ji College of Education, KCS College of Education for Women, Ranjit College of Education, Cosmic College of Education, Rajiv
Gandhi Memorial College of Education and Shri Vaishno Devi College of Education, Reasi

Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare distributed awards of the appreciation to all participating teams.

The programme was ably compeered in Dogri by Rameshweri Slathia, Secretary, Students Cultural Council.

Among other Prof. Versha Mehta, Co-Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee, Indu Bagal, Meenakshi Anand, Ankita Gupta, Joint Secretaries, Faculty
Members, College Teachers, Research Scholars and Students were also Present.




24th of March, 2010
The School for Visual and performing Arts, Design & Architecture (SVAPADA) in association with Department of Students Welfare, University of
Jammu, organized an Odissi Dance Recital by Dr. Sonal Mansingh at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium Complex, University of Jammu. The
presentation was symbolic of removing darkness and impurity of Spiritual Ignorance by constant endeavor to rise above and open up to the sun of Spiritual
knowledge and Cosmic Consciousness. Dr. Sonal set the stage ablaze by her thundering performance. The performers mesmerized the audiences with the deadly
maneuvers combined with dance, music and colorful attire. She was accompanied by Sangeet Acharaya Shri Bankim Sethi (Vocal), Shri. Abrar Husain (Sarod),
Shri. P.K. Maharana (Pakhawaj), Shri. Aslam Parvez (Tabla), Shri. Rajat Prasanna (Flute) and Shri. Sharad Kulshreshta (Special light and Sound effect).

Dr. Sonal Mansingh is perhaps the finest exponent of Odissi & Bharatnatyam, two of India‟s oldest and richest dance forms. In her illustrious career spanning
almost fifty years, she has performed in 82 countries as well as extensively within India. Acknowledged as a master in interpreting India and its traditions through
dance and related artistic traditions, she has to her credit many original choreographies based on Indian mythology as well as contemporary issues.

In recognition of her complete devotion and life-long commitment to dance and her singular contribution to enriching Indian Culture, Dr. Sonal Mansingh was
awarded the “Padma Bhushan” in 1992. In 2003, she became India‟s first woman dancer to be honoured with “Padma Vibhushan”, the second highest civilian
honour in India. She has also received several other national and international awards and honours.

Shri. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Hon‟ble Minister for Tourism and Culture, J&K Govt. was the Chief Guest whereas the Esteemed Vice- Chancellor, University of
Jammu Prof. Varun Sahni presided over the function. Shri. Nawang Rigzin Jora, lauded the efforts of Jammu University for organizing such a magnificent
Cultural Bonanza. Prof. Varun Sahni in his presidential address said that it is a matter of great honour to watch the live performance of Dr. Sonal Mansingh. It is
a real treat to heart and soul. Mrs. Sylvia. A. Sahni was also present at the function. Dr. Sonal Mansingh and the accompanying Team of Artistes were felicitaed.
In his welcome address Dr. P. S Pathania said that the cultural extravaganza is a part of our heritage and it is a pride privilege to see her performance. The
programme was ably compeered by Rameswari Slathia, Secretary, Students Cultural Council.

Among others, Prof. N.A. Ganai, Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Kulddep. K. Sharma, Director, DIQA, Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Versha
Mehta, Co-Chairperson, Campus Cultural Committee, Prof. R.D. Sharma, Controller of Examination, Prof. Rajive Gupta, Director, College Development
Council, Prof. N.K .Tripathi, Prof. B.P.S. Seghal, Chief Vigilance Officer, Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Director, Directorate Sports and Physical Education, Dr.
Meenakshi Kilam, Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (C.A), Vinay Thusoo, Public Relations Officer, Officers and Officials
of J.&K Police, Members from Civil Society, Faculty Members, Officers & Non-Teaching Staff of the University, Research Scholars and Students were also
present.




25th of March, 2010
The School for Visual and performing Arts, Design & Architecture (SVAPADA) in association with Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu,
conducted a One Day Workshop. The Workshop was opened for Students, Scholars, Alumni and Artistes. The Workshop was led by Artistic Director Dr. Sonal
Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan. The goal of the Workshop was to give the participants an idea about different aspects of Classical Dance and help them to
understand and appreciate the dance form.

The Workshop started with an introduction of the Dance form and a brief history of how this century old dance has evolved to what it is today. The participants
has the opportunity to learn some of the basic movements, hand gesture, poses and facial expressions of the dance style . Dr. Mansingh explained the
participants that Indian Classical Dance Forms gyrate around the “nine rasas or emotions”. Hasya (Happiness), Krodha (anger), Bhibasta (Disgust),
Bhaya (fear), Shoka (Sorrow), Viram (Courage), Karuna (compassion), Adbhuta (wonder) and Shanta (serenity). She also stressed that how dance help a
person to develop self –confidence. Quoting her own example how she was able to recover from a fatal accident which happened way back in 24 August, 1974 in
Germany. She was driving along with her German Fiancé when her car met with an accident. X-rays showed that her 12th vertebra was injured. She lost all
reflexes in her toes, knees, ankles and elbows. It was her earlier training in dancing which gave her self-confidence and was able to recover back to dancing in
year & a half.
 Dr. P.S. Pathania, spoke on the occasion and expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Sonal Mansingh and further said that it is an experience of life time to see her
perform.

The programme was compeered by Rameshwari Slathia, Secretary, Students Cultural Council.

Among others, Dr. P. S. Pathania, Registrar and Director (SVAPADA ), University of Jammu, Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare, Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean
(CA), Prof. Nirmal Kamal, Vinay Thusoo, Public Relations Officer, Teacher Incharges, Research Scholars and the students from the various Affiliated Colleges
were also present.


Feb. 2nd to 6th, 2010 25th Inter-University National Youth Festival


Priya Raina form Department of English, University of Jammu and Rahul Kumar from Institute of Music & Fine Arts, Jammu, brought laurels by winning Second
Prize in the Mimicry Competition and the Third Prize in the Light Vocal Solo, respectively, in the Inter-University National Youth Festival, organized by the
Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi and the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India at Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohatak (Haryana).

Mr. Kulbhushan Thakur from the Department of Students Welfare, escorted the team.

Meanwhile Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, Dr. P.S. Pathania, Registrar, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. J.S. Tara, Prof. G.M. Bhat,
Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee and Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean, Cultural Affairs congratulated the Team members for this rare honour.



10th of Feb. to 26th of March, 2010         “Display Your Talent” 2009-2010

The Final Phase of the “Display Your Talent” 2009-10 was conducted by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu from 10 th Feb. to 26th of
February, 2010 at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium wherein Inter Colligate/ Departmental Competitions in Group Song (Indian), Classical Vocal (Solo), Classical
Instrumental (Solo) Percussion & Non-Percussion, Western Vocal (Solo), Western Group Song, Light Vocal (Solo), Photography, One Act Plays, Mime, Mimicry,
Mono- Acting, Skits, Folk Dances, Classical Dance (Solo) and Creative Dance were conducted .

Prof. G.M. Bhat, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee, was the Chief Guest at the Inaugural Ceremony. The programme started with the lighting of traditional
lamp by Prof. G.M. Bhat, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee, Prof. Kuldeep K. Sharma, Director, DIQA, Prof. Versha Mehta, Prof. D.S. Jamwal, President,
Jammu University Teachers Association, Prof Narinder Tripathi and Prof Jasbir Singh, N.S.S Co-ordinator. The following are the Results of the various events.

Govt. Women College, Parade was adjudged as the Best team in the Inter-Collegiate/Departmental Group Song Competition conducted by the Department of
Students Welfare, University of Jammu under the “Display Your Talent” 2009-10 while Govt. Women College, Gandhinagar and Govt. Women College,
Udhampur, bagged Second and Third Prize respectively. Certificate of Merit were awarded to MIER College of Education, Jammu and Kalra College of
Education, Udhampur.

Rahul Kumar and Rakesh Kalotra both from Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Jammu bagged First and Second respectively whereas Nidhi Kaila from Govt.
Women College, Parade bagged the Third prize in the Classical Vocal (Solo). Certificate of Merit was awarded to Amneet Kour from Govt. Women College,
Gandhinagar.

Padam Kalotra from Institute of Music & Fine Arts bagged First whereas Ashish Attri from Govt. Degree College, Kathua.and Gurpreet Singh from Sant Mela
Singh College of Education bagged the Second and Third Prize, respectively in Classical Instrumental (Solo) Percussion.

Rohit Sharma from Institute of Music & Fine Arts was adjudged First Prize whereas Pooja Sharma from MIER College of Education and Sheetal from Institute of
Music & Fine Arts, bagged the Second and Third Prize, respectively. Sonam Mahajan from Govt. Women College, Parade got the Certificate of Merit in Classical
Instrumental (Solo) Non-Percussion.

Rakesh Kalotra from Institute of Music & Fine Arts was clinched First while Nidhi Kaila from Govt. Women College, Parade and Mandeep Kour from Govt.
Women College, Gandhi Nagar got Second and Third Prize respectively in Semi Classical Vocal (Solo). The Certificates of Merit were awarded to Mridu Jamwal
from Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar and Apoorva from Govt. Women College, Parade.

In Western Vocal (Solo), Aashima Mahajan from Govt. College for Women, Parade, bagged the First Prize whereas Gurvinder Kour from Govt. College for
Women, Gandhi Nagar and Bhavneet Kour from Govt. College for Women, Udhampur had to settle for Second and Third Prize, respectively. The Certificates of
Merit were awarded to Sheena Maini form Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Pooja Langeh from Govt. College for Women, Parade, Sandeep Singh
Anand from Dogra Degree College, Bari-Brahamana, Shaji Khan from the Department of English, University of Jammu and Divjot Kour from GGM Science
College, Evening.

In Western Group Song, the team from Govt. College for Women, bagged the First Prize whereas the Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar and Acharya Sri
Chandra College of Medical Sciences, Jammu clinched the Second and Third Team Prize, respectively. The Certificates of Merit were awarded to Govt. SPMR
College of Commerce and Govt. College for Women, Udhampur, respectively.

In the Light Vocal (Solo) Competition, Apoorva from Govt. College for Women, Parade, was adjudged the first whereas Rahul Kumar, from Institute of Music
and Fine Arts and Chaman Lal from Govt. Degree College (Boys), Udhampur, bagged the Second and Third prize respectively. The Certificates of Merit, were
awarded to Vandana Kalotra and Mandeep Kour both from Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Priyanka from R.K. College of Education, Bari-Brahamana,
Vivek from Govt. SPMR College of Commerce and Param Jyoti from MIER College of Education.

Shuaib Yaqoob from R.M. College of Education, Sainik Colony, Jammu bagged the First Prize in On the Spot Photography Competition wheras Attash Chauhan
from Dogra Degree College, Bari-Brahamana and Bharti Devi from Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, were adjudged as the Second and Third,
respectively. The Certificates of Merit were awarded to Abhimanyu Bhargava, Dogra Degree College, Bari-Brahamana, Namita Sharma, Govt. Women College
Parade, Shalini and Stanzin Duktak both from MIER College of Education and Qamar Jahan, Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar.

“Nati Vinodini” a play in Hindustani presented by the Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, was adjudged as the Best Play in the ONE ACT PLAYS
Competition “Hassa–Manasa” a play in Dogri, presented by the team from Govt. College for Women, Parade and “Nishkarsh” a play in Hindi performed by
the P. G Integrated Team, Jammu University, bagged the Second and Third Prizes, respectively.

Vandana Sharma from the Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar as “Vinodini Dasi” in the play “Nati Vinodini”, was adjudged as the Best Actress whereas
Aparna Kapoor who performed the role of “Chanchlo” in the play “Hassa–Manasa” and Preeti Choudhary as “Media Anchor” in “Nishkarsh”, bagged the
Second and Third prize, respectively for their individual acting.

In male category, Gagandeep Sharma, who acted as “Mantri” in the play “Nishkarsh” was adjudged as Best Actor whereas Arjun Sharma as “Budda” in
“Nishkarsh” and Mukesh Chalotra as “Raja” in “Nayaan Raje Da” bagged the Second and Third best Actor awards , respectively.
Divjyot Kour from the GGM Science College, Evening as “Sharabi” in “Nayaan Raje Da”, Neha Jamwal from the P.G Integrated Team as “Sipahi” in “Nishkarsh”
and Vishal Sharma from Guru Gang Dev Ji College of Education as “Sudama” in “Sachchi Mitrata” were awarded the Certificates of Merit.

In Mime competition, the team from the Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, emerged as the winner whereas GGM Science College (Evening), Jammu
and Bhartiya College of Education, Udhampur bagged the second and third prize, respectively. The Certificates of Merit were awarded to the Govt. Women
College, Parade, Jammu and MIER College of Education.

In Mimicry Competition, Sanjeet Dogra from the J.K. College of Education, Kunjwani stole the show by imitating the voices of Cine figures, and clinched the First
prize whereas Sarang Vaid from Department of Computer Science & I.T, University of Jammu and Rani Kumari from Govt. Women College, Parade were
adjudged as the Second and Third, respectively.

In Mono-Acting Competition, Neha Choudhary from Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu bagged the First Prize whereas Sarang Vaid from
Department of Computer Science & I.T, University of Jammu and Arjun Sharma from Department of Mathematics, University of Jammu had to remain satisfied
with Second and Third prize, Respectively.

“Nagari – 2010” a Skit in Hindi, presented by the team from Govt. College for Women, Parade, clinched the First Prize. “Three Idiot Babas” a Skit by the P.G.
Integrated Team, University of Jammu and “Sab Bikta Hai” by the Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar bagged the Second and Third Team Trophy,
respectively. “Uf Yeh Reality” a Skit performed by the team from GGM Science College (Morning), bagged the lone Certificate of Merit.

The Best Actor prize was awarded to Sarang Vaid for his superb piece of acting in Skit Three Idiot Babas and Rani Kumari from Govt. College for Women,
Parade bagged the Best Actress Award for her acting in Skit Nagari – 2010.

The Certificates of Merit for individual acting were awarded to Ankita Gupta from P.G. Integrated Team, University of Jammu in “Three Idiot Babas”, Divjot
Kour and Mukesh Kumar both from GGM Science College, Evening for acting in “Western Lohri”, Sapna and Navneet both from Cosmic College of Education,
Lakhanpur in ”Chandrayan”, Sahil for “Uf Yeh Relality”, Shivani Sharma from K.C.S College of Education for Women for the Skit “Anpadata” and Sumit Kotwal
from Govt. Degree College (Boys), Udhampur in “Mobile Phone”.

Akshi Kashyap, from the M.B.S College of Engineering & Technology, Jammu, was adjudged First while Shivika Gupta, from the Acharya Sri Chandra College of
Medical Sciences, Jammu had to settle for the Second Prize while the Third Prize, was bagged by Shifali Goswami, from Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar
in Classical Dance (Solo). The lone Certificates of Merit, went to Priyanka Jain also from the Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar.

Vandana Sharma from Govt. Women College, Gandhinagar was adjudged as First while Roopali Sharma and Shilpi Bali both from Govt. Women College,
Parade, bagged Second and Third Prize respectively in the Inter-Collegiate/Departmental Creative Dance Competition. The lone Certificate of Merit was
awarded to Priti Verma from Govt. Degree College, Kathua.

Govt. Women College, Parade, was adjudged First in the Inter-Collegiate/Department Folk Dance Competition organized by the Department of Students
Welfare, University of Jammu under the “Display Your Talent: 2009.10. Govt. Women College, Gandhi Nagar and Cosmic College of Education, Lakhanpur,
bagged the Second and Third Prize respectively. The Certificates of Merit were awarded to Trikuta Degree College, Raipur, Jammu and Govt. SPMR College of
Commerce, Jammu.



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       The 61 Republic Day was celebrated by University of Jammu with patriotic fervour and gaiety. Prof. Varun Sahni, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor hoisted the
National Flag and released the balloons. Mrs Sylvia. A. Sahni was Guest of Honour on this occasion. The dignitaries were received by Prof. N.A. Ganai, Dean
Academic Affairs, Dr. P.S. Pathania, Registrar, Prof. R.D. Sharma, Controller of Examination, Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. G.M. Bhat, Chairman,
Campus Cultural Committee, Prof. Kuldeep .K. Sharma, Director, DIQA and Prof. N.K. Tripathi to the venue. The security staff of the University led by Capt. S.R.
Dubey presented the Guard of Honour. The presence of campus children in large number added colour to the event.

         Addressing the University fraternity, the Hon’ble Vice-chancellor congratulated one and all said that we have to grow from strength to strength as a
Nation. Each one of us must contribute in nation building in own humble ways. Prof. Sahni paid tributes to the great martyrs who laid down their lives for our
better future. He exhorted the University Fraternity to work fervently for the nation as well as for the Institution.

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        Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare welcomed the University fraternity on the 61 Republic Day of the Country and said that we have to rededicate
ourselves to the Nation and work for the unity and integrity of the Country. The ceremony was attended by the Deans, Directors, Heads of the Teaching
Departments, Faculty members, Officers, Staffs, Scholars and Students of the University. Among others Prof. Rajeev Gupta, Director, CDC, Dr. Meenakshi Kilm,
Director, DDE, Prof. Bansi Lal Sharma, The Provost, Hostels, Dr. D.L Choudhary, Convener, Campus Beautification. Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant Dean (SW), Prof.
Dalip Singh, President, JUTA & Office Bearers, Sh. S. S. Heer, President, Non-Teaching Employees, Sh. Krishan Lal, President & Office Bearers, Jammu University
Non-Gazetted Employees Association. The patriotic songs were played and sweets were also distributed on this occasion.



10th of December, 2009                  Human Rights Day

A function was organized by The Law School in collaboration with Department of Student Welfare and Campus Cultural Committee,
University of Jammu to celebrate Human Rights Day i.e 10th of December, 2009. The Dias was shared by Justice Bashir-Ud-Din, Chairman,
Human Rights Commission (J&K State), Prof. N.A. Ganai, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, Prof. Lalita Parihar, Director, The Law
School, Prof. G.M.Bhatt, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee and Prof. J.S.Tara, Dean Students Welfare.

Prof. Lalita Parihar, Director, The Law School welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries. In her welcome address she applauded the
efforts of Justice Bashir-ud-Din, as Judicial Officer where he discharged his duties quite effectively and efficaciously in different capacities.
While speaking about the achievements of Justice Bashi-ud-Din, she pointed out that he has remained in the forefront of protecting the rights
of the students and guarded their interest while being chairman of constitutional and statutory committee to supervise and monitor the
transparency, fairness and non-exploitative practices in the process of admission of students to professional courses.

Chief Guest Justice Bashir-ud-Din, Chairman, Human Rights Commission laid stress on the different aspects of Human Rights. He in his
address also made a reference to Indian Culture, based on teachings of Rigveda, Manusmriti, Ashoka, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism etc,
wherein the Human Rights and Humanitarian Principles have been the cornerstone of our national ethos. He also threw light on the historical
background, present working of State Human Right Commission and various amendments which have taken place from time to time. In his
concluding remarks he expressed the hope that to imbibe the human rights, knowledge and develop the right skills, we need to update
purpose-oriented serving/delivery system and put in place progressive rights mechanism and commitment to compassionate, orderly and
just culture stemming from basic human values. Prof. N.A. Ganai, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, delivered the presidential
remarks wherein he highlighted the importance of Human Rights. He also focused upon the co-relation of the Rights (Whether in prescriptive
form or descriptive form) and duties.
Prof. G.M.Bhatt, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee, presented the formal vote of thanks where as Dr. Seema Rohmetra, Assistant
Professor, The Law School, conducted the proceeding of the event.

Among others Prof. V.P. Magotra, Head and Dean Faculty of Law, Prof. Versha Mehta, Dr. Arvind Jasrotia, Prof. Taj-ud-Din, Dr. Neeru Sharma,
Dr. Monica Narang, Dr. Mirnalini Atrey, Dr. Shubha, Dr. Renu Jamwal, Deepti Gupta, Navdeep Kour, Nirmal Kour, Seema Sharma, Monika
Bhardhwaj, Sonia Aneja ,Vinay Thusoo, Public Relations Officer, Savita Nayyer, Shavi Sharma, Smriti Arora and others were also present.


15th of December, 2009              8th Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debate

The team from the Govt. Engineering & Technology lifted the glittering Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Running Trophy in the 8 th Veeranna
Aivalli Memorial Inter-Collegiate/Departmental Debating Competition organized by the Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K
Regional Branch and the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu.

Navjot Singh from Govt. College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu bagged the First Prize while Pryati Sharma from Govt. Women
College, Gandhi Nagar and Bharti Mathur from Guru Gang Dev Ji College of Education were adjudged Second and Third, respectively. Two
Consolation prizes were awarded to Aashima Puri from Govt. College of Engineering and Technology and Shreya Sharma from Govt. Women
College, Parade.

The topic of the debate was In the Opinion of the House, “Constituency Development Fund has Failed to Achieve the Desired Results”.

Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, was the Chief Guest while Dr. S.S. Bloeria, Chairman, IIPA, presided over the Valedictory Function. Sh.
Kuldeep Khuda, the Director General of Police J&K, was the Guest of Honour & Sh. Girish Aivalli was the Special Guest. Sh. Vikrant Kuthiala
gave brief introduction of IIPA and the motive of the debate.


Prof. N.R. Sharma, Sh. Jagdish Chander and Sh. S.K. Gupta were the Adjudicators while Sh. Vinay Thusoo acted as Rapporteur.

Welcome address was delivered by Dr. G.N. Qasba while the Vote of Thanks was presented by Prof. Versha Mehta from The Business School,
University of Jammu.

Dr. Ashok Bhan, Hony Secretary, IIPA and Director General (Prisons) paying tributes to Sh. Aivalli praised the qualities of his head and heart.

The participants who spoke for the motion were of the views that CDF was established in 1993 under the control of Ministry of Rural
Development, Since funds, released directly to the district authorities and are responsible for the audit of the same. Therefore due to the
direct channel of funds and no other major check and criterion involved, it has become very easy for the bureaucrats and politicians to
channelise these funds for their own personal benefits. In order to strengthen the view point for the motion one of the participant quoted the
scam in 2006 CDF corruption exposed by a News Channel. Rolling the ball further one of the participants quoted the example of state of
Tripura where CDF is only used for the upkeep of temple and religious fervour.




18th of December, 2009

Prize Distribution Function of the Display Your Talent Contest 2009-10 (Fine Arts and Literary Events)

The Prize Distribution Function of the 1st and 2nd phase of the “Display Your Talent Contest” 2009-10 including Fine Arts and Literary Events,
was conducted by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, in an impressive manner here at Brig. Rajinder Singh
Auditorium, University of Jammu, Jammu.

Prof. N.A. Ganai, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, was the Chief Guest. Speaking on the occasion Prof. Ganai, said that the
Display Your Talent had a modest beginning in 1982-83 and has now blossomed to its full. Some of the artists passed from this platform have
earned a good name and fame and got even National and International recognition in the field of Theatre, Music and Fine Arts etc.

He further said that he is emotionally attached with the Department of Students Welfare as he was appointed as the First Dean Students
Welfare after the change of nomenclature of the position of Director, Youth Welfare, University of Jammu.

In his address Prof. N.A. Ganai also complimented the prize winners and eulogized the efforts of the Department of Students Welfare for
providing suitable platform to the students to exhibit their talent.

The proceedings were conducted by Rameshweri Slathia, Secretary, Students Cultural Council. She also presented the vote of thanks.

Prof. J.S.Tara, Dean Students Welfare, delivered the welcome address and gave a brief resume of the various students welfare activities
conducted during the 1st & 2nd phase of Display Your Talent 2009-10 by the Department of Students Welfare.

 It is pertinent to mention here that prizes were awarded to the students who have won prizes in the events i.e Flower Arrangement, Collage,
Installation, Poster-Making, Clay Modelling, Cartooning, Sketching, Painting, Rangoli, Poetry Recitation, Quiz, Debate, Elocution, Essay
Writing and Short Story Writing .

Among others Prof. Varsha Mehta, Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Associate Dean (S.W), Prof. Poonam Choudhary, Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant
Dean (S.W), Dr. Hardeep Chahal, Dr. Sandeep Tandon, Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (Cultural Affairs), Vinay Thusoo, Public Relations Officer,
Ankita Gupta, Joint Secretary, Students Cultural Council, Heads of the Teaching Departments, Principals and Teacher Incharges of the
Affiliated Colleges, Members of the Campus Cultural Committee, Students Cultural Council, Faculty Members, Officers, Staff, Research
Scholars and the Students of the University as well as Colleges, were also present.


01 November To 30th of November, 2009
Election of Students Cultural Council

The election for the positions of One Secretary and Three Joint Secretaries of the Students Cultural Council 2009-10 was conducted by the
Department of Students Welfare. Ms. Rameshwari Slathia from The Business School, University of Jammu was declared elected unopposed as
Secretary. Ms. Indu Bagal, from the Department of Physics and Electronics, Ms. Meenakshi Anand, from Dept. of Home-Science and Ms. Ankita
Gupta, from Department of Lib. & Inf. Sciences were also elected unopposed as Joint Secretaries.
Dr. Shailendra Singh Jamwal, Dr. Satinder Kumar and Dr. Pramil Kumar, acted as Election Commissioner, Presiding Officer and Returning Officer,
respectively.
Prof. Dhian. S. Bhau, Director, Physical Education was invited as a Special Member to determine the eligibility of the candidates.
The election was conducted under the supervision of Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students Welfare and Vinay Thusoo, Public Relation Officer.

11th of November, 2009         National Education Day

On the eve of the Birth Anniversary of First Union Minister of Education and Great Freedom Fighter, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, being observed as
“National Education Day”, an impressive rally was taken out by faculty members Officers, Staff, Research Scholars & the Students of the
University.
Prof. Varun Sahni, Esteemed Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu Flagged Off the rally from Fountain Plaza. After having a round of the Campus
the rally culminated at the starting point.
Among others Prof. B.P.S Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs, Dr. P.S.Pathania, Registrar, Prof. J.S.Tara, Dean Studnets Welfare, Prof.
Dhian.S.Bhau, Director, Physical Education, Prof. Jasbir Singh, Co-ordinator, N.S.S, Prof D.S.Jamwal, President, Jammu University Teachers
Association, S.S.Heer, President, Krishan Chand, President, JUNGEA, Secretary and Joint Secretaries of the Students Cultural Council were also
present.


23rd of November to 7th of December, 2009
The 1st phase of the “Display Your Talent” 2009-10, organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, at the Seminar Hall,
Ground Floor of the Department of Students Welfare commenced in an impressive manner. Prof. G.M. Bhat, Chairman, Campus Cultural
Committee, was the Chief Guest on this occasion & inaugurated the Competition. The programme started with the lighting of traditional lamp by
Prof. G.M. Bhat, Prof. Versha Mehta, Prof. J.S.Tara, Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Parmeshwari Sharma, Dr. Sucheta Pathania & Vinay Thusoo,
Public Relations Officer.
Addressing the participants, Prof. G.M. Bhat said that the endeavor of the Department of Students Welfare as well as the Campus Cultural
Committee, is to provide suitable platform to the students to exhibit their talent. He expressed his proud feeling over the abundance of talent in the
campus as well as affiliated colleges. He exhorted the younger generation to participate in co-curricular activities with enthusiasm as they play an
important role in one’s life. He further added that the rules and regulation framed by the University to ensure discipline on campus should be
adhered and respected by one and all.
The events under first phase of the Display Your Talent 2009-10 including Painting, Sketching Cartooning, Clay -Modeling, Collage, Poster Making,
Flower Arrangement Rangoli, Installation, Poetry Recitation, Quiz, Debate, Elocution, Essay Writing and Short Story Writing were organized by the
Department of Students Welfare.



28th of October, 2009 Debate on Population Education
Navjot Singh from Govt. College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu was adjudged as the best debater in the Inter-Collegiate/Departmental
Debating contest organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu. Pryati Sharma from Govt. College for Women,
Gandhinagar and Ramnik Singh from GGM Science College, Morning clinched Second and Third prize, respectively. Certificate of Merit was
awarded to Heena Jain form Govt. College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu. The winners were presented the cash awards of Rupees Two
Thousand, Rupees One thousand Five Hundred, Rupees One thousand and Rupees Five Hundred respectively. The topic of the debate was In
the opinion of the House, “The Over Population is a Threat to the Sustainable Development”. The participants expressed their views for and
against the motion.
Prof. G.M. Bhat, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee was the Chief Guest. Speaking on this occasion Prof. Bhat exhorted the younger
generation to participate in the extra curricular activities with enthusiasm. He further advised the participants that for any competition, they should
plan their presentations keeping in mind, the contents of the speech, the time allowed, backed by the data and scientific findings. He stressed on
the need to develop the sprit of the competition driven by the friendship and discipline. The Participants included Vijay Lakshmi, Anjum Tahir,
Vandana Sharma, Ajay Sharma, Junaid Imtiaz Mir, Shiwani Lalotra, Jyoti Sharma, Rohit Kesar, Shahnawaz, Hari Lal, Sareen Khan, Jasmeet Kour,
Ramnik Singh, Prerna Gupta, Anuradha Sharma, Pinaki Bakshi, Tanvi Kesar, Neha Nayyar, Joni Kumar, Anu Sharma and Neha Sharma. Prof.
Lokesh.K.Verma, Prof. V.S Manhas and Sh. Jagdish Chander were among the adjudicators. The programme was compeered by Tabish Tanvir,
Joint Secretary, Students Cultural council and Meenakshi Slathia. Dr. Vishva Raksha was the Teacher Incharge for the said event and she
apprised the participants about the rules and regulations of the competition. The programme was supervised by Sachin Bhagat, Secretary,
Students Cultural Council, Balwant Singh, Kulbhushan Thakur, S.S Bhalla and Joginder Singh. Among others Prof. J.S. Tara, Dean Students
Welfare, Prof. N.K. Tripathi, Dr. Hema Gandotra, Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean, C.L. Bhagat, Assistant Registrar (SW) and Vinay Thusoo, Public
Relations Officer were also present. It needs to mentioned here that the First and Second Prize winners shall represent the
University in the Inter-Universities National Debating Contest being organized by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on
Population and Development on 6-7 November at New Delhi .

30th of October, 2009
Debate on Cooperative Movement

Rohini Mahajan from the Govt. College for Engineering & Technology, Jammu, bagged the top honour by winning the First Prize in the Inter-
Collegiate Debating Contest on the topic, In the Opinion of the House, “GLOBALIZATION HAS POSED A THREAT TO THE CO-OPERATIVE
SECTOR IN INDIA.” The competition was organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu. Vandana Sharma and Pryati
Sharma both from the Govt. College for Women College, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu bagged the Second and Third Prize respectively. The lone
consolation prize went to Tanvir Ahmed from the P.G Department of English, University of Jammu. The participants while expressing their views in
favour of motion said that the Westerners are less in number and Globalization invites challenge of competitiveness. Indian Cooperative Sector
with a Govt. backbone, is not still ready. Cooperative is a movement of solidarity and through this movement, we should have been able to provide
a tougher competition to the world market but the Cooperative Movement in India, by itself being a failure, gets threatened due to Globalization.
Speaking against the motion the students were of the opinion that swimming into the current of traditions, is good but sinking into them is definitely
suicide. The need of Cooperative is not to sink in traditions but to sail with the boat of Globalization. Through innovations and new vision people
can turn their dreams into reality. The Prizes to the winners were awarded by Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students Welfare and Sh. P.K
Koul, Joint Registrar, University of Jammu. Prof. Jasbir Singh, Head, Department of Economics, Dr. Neetu Andotra, Prof. of Commerce and
Sh. A.K Goswami, Managing Director, Citizen Cooperative Bank were the experts for assessing the performance of the participants. The
participants included Sophia Sharma, Priya Jot Johal, Shweta Sharma, Neha Atri, Akriti Sharma, Rabiyat Kour, Tarun Sharma, Abhimanyu
Sharma, Sonal Gupta, Shuaib Yaqoob, Sapna Soodan, Kiran Choudhary, Pallvi Mangotra, Hashash Singh Ishar, Pallvi Kudyar, Ruby Jamwal
and Supriya Sharma. The proceeding were ably conducted by Meenakshi Slathia. Earlier in his Welcome address, Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean,
Cultural Affairs, said that the endeavor of the Department is to provide a suitable platform to the students to exhibit their talent. He also apprised
the participants that the First and Second prize winners shall be deputed for participation in the Inter-University National Debating Competition to
be held at Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management, Pune, Maharashtra. from 28-30 December, 2009.

15th September, 2009 ALLUMNI MEET

The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, organised.an Alumni Meet of such ex-students of the University, who have been on the
Students Cultural Council as Secretaries & Joint Secretaries or have excelled in the "Display Your Talent" & other Inter-University Zonal, National
and International Youth Festivals and Competitions.
Prof. B.P.S Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu, was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The programme included an Exhibition of
Fine Arts and Cultural presentations. followed by an interactive session for improvement of the Cultural and Literary Activities of the Campus. The
Cartoons by Manoj Chopra, Paintings by Suman Gupta and Sonia Bharti Anand and Posters by Advocate Sheikh Nasir Hussain all alumni, were
highly appreciated. The performances by Poonam Handa, Reeta Rani, Mukti Talwar, Chanchal Sharma, Jasmeet Kour, Priya Raina and Digvijay
Singh received thunderous applause. The programme was ably conducted by Alita Sharma, noted Media personality.
The meet was inagurated by Prof. B.P.S Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Jammu by lighting the Ceremonial Lamp in presence of Dr.
P.S Pathania, Registrar, Prof. Kuldeep Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee and Director, DIQ(:l and Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students
Welfare. The Alumni and the Faculty Members, Officers and Staff who remained associated with the Department of Students Welfare, since its
establishment was felicitated on this occasion. The D,epartment also remembered those, whom it lost over the years i.e Prof. B.D. Mal Sharma, Prof.
C.L. Gupta, Prof. Nirmal Singh, Prof. S.S. Chib, Prof. Y.B. Singh, Dr. Jagmohan Singh, Dr. Surinder Sharma, Sh. O.P Verma, Sh. Pawan Gupta, Sh.
Angrej Singh, Sh.Mohan Lal and Sh. Vijay Verma, The welcome address was delivered by Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students Welfare. Prof. Tara spoke
at length the concept of having arranged an Alumni Meet. Prof. Tara said, this is an oppourtutiy to convey through this platform that this Department
do recall the services being rendred by those who have been associated with this Department. Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (Cultuarl Affairs) in his
vote of thanks. made a special mention of Prof. M.R.Puri, Former Vice-Chancellor, whose brain child conceived the "Display Your Talent"and got
framed the Regulations of the statutory bodies, the Campus Cultural Committee and the Students Cultural Council, to channelize the Youth energy
towards constructive purposes. The Alumni framed an adhoc body consititng of Digvijay Singh as President, Surinder Singh Bunty, Virender Singh
and Dr. Anuradha Pandoh Sharma as Vice-Presidents, Manoj Chopra and Sheikh Nasir Hussain as General Secretaries, Zulfkar Ahmed, Dr. Aksa,
Mahesh Khajuria, Rajesh Bakshi, Mohinder Pal Singh "Pali", Amita Malhotra, Pradyot Gupta and Nitish Arora as Joint Secretaries. . Among others
Prof. Ved Ghai, Prof. Zahur-ud-Din, Dr. R.L. Sharma, Prof. N. R. Sharma, Prof. N.K.Tripathi, Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Director, Physical Education,
Dr. A.S Jasrotia. Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant Dean (SW) and other former Directors/Deans, Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Assistant
Registrars. Personal Assistants, Senior Assistants of the Department of Students Welfare were also present on this occasion

01 August To 31st August, 2009

The 62nd Independence Day was celebrated by University of Jammu with patriotic fervour and gaiety. Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor hoisted
the National Flag and released the balloons. Mrs. Sylvia. A. Sahni was Guest of Honour on this occasion. The dignitaries were received by Prof.
B.P.S Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs, Dr. P.S Pathania, Registrar, Prof. R.D Sharma, Controller of Examination, Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students
Welfate, Prof. Kuldeep K. Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee &Director, DIQA &Prof. N.K Tripathi to venue. The security staff of
the University led by Capt. S.R. Dubey presented the Guard of Honour. The presence of campus children in large number added colour to the event.
Addressing the University Fraternity, the Hon'ble Vice-chancellor congratulated one and all said that we have to grow from strength to strength as
a Nation. Each one of us must contribute in nation building in own humble ways. Prof. Sahni paid tributes to the great martyrs who laid down their
present for our better future. He exhorted the University Fraternity to work fervently for the nation as well as for the Institution.
Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students Welfare welcomed the University fraternity on the 62nd. Independence Day of the Country and said that we have to
rededicate ourselves to the Nation and work for the unity and integrity of the Country. The ceremony was attended by the Deans, Directors, Heads
of the Teaching Departments, Faculty members, Officers, Staffs, Scholars and Students of the University., Among others, Prof. Dhian S. Bhau,
Director, Directorate of Sports & Physical Education, Prof. Rajeev Gupta, Director, CDC, Prof. Bansi Lal Sharma, The Provost, Hostels (Men),
Prof. Kulwant Kour, Provost Hostels (Women), Dr. D.L Choudhary, Convener, Campus Beautification. Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant Dean (SW),
Prof. Dalip Singh Jamwal, President JUTA, S.S.Heer, President, Non-Teaching Employ~ Sh. Krishan Chand, President, Jammu University Non
Gazetted Employees Association were also present on this occasion. 1'he patriotic songs were played and sweet~ were also distributed on this
occasion.

5th of June. 2009
World Environment Dav

In connection with the World Environment Dayan impressive rally was taken out by the Department of Students Welfare, Department of
Environmental Sciences and the Office of the N.S.S Co-ordinator, University of Jammu in association with the Department of
Environment &Remote Sensing and the State Pollution Control Board, Jammu, here at the University Campus. "
Prof. Varun Salmi, Esteemed Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, flagged-off the rally. In his message to the University fraternity,
Prof. Sahni said that Pollution prevalent in our environment, is rentlessly on the rise, despite some corrective measures. It is at present,
one of the gravest problems, being faced, not only be one nation, but by the entire world as the horrendous effects of environmental
pollution, is harming the whole mankind. He further said that it is the duty of all, whether as an individual or in a collective capacity, to
save the environment. Fumes of the automobiles, harmful smoke belching out of the chimneys of the factories, foul smell emanating
from filth and rubbish and unhygienic conditions, pollute our environment. The depletion of Ozone layer is another cause to worry for
environmentalists, the
world over. The disturbances in ecological system due to excessive deforestation, has aggravated this menace. To curb the environmental
pollution, preventive measures on a massive scale should be implemented before it is too late. The Faculty members, Officers, Staff,
Research Scholars and the students, were carrying the Banners and the placard with slogans such as "One person's sound is another's
headache", "Say no to Polythene Bags", "Help the Mother Earth", Together we can save the Earth", "Wood is good but the tree is better"
and "Think Green Go Green" etc.
Talking to the media persons on this occasion Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students Welfare said that the objective of the rally is to aware the
people about the hazards of pollution, especially about the polythene bags in wake of the recent order of the Government imposing ban
on manufacturing and use of polythene bags. Prominent amongst the participants in the rally were, Prof. B.P.S Sehgal, Dean Academic
Affairs, Prof. G. S. Sambyal, Registrar, Prof. R.D. Sharma, Controller of Examination, Prof. Kuldeep K. Sharma, Chairman, Campus
cultural Committee, Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Director, Sports and Physical Education, Dr. P.S Pathania, Director, Colleges Development,
Dr. Anil K. Raina, Head, Department of Environmental Sciences & Prof. ]asbir Singh, N.S. S Coordinator.

26th of June. 2009
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

In connection with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, the Department of Students Welfare, University of
Jammu organized an Exhibition of Posters in impressive manner, here at the Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium. The exhibition was
inaugurated by Prof. B.P.S. Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs. In his message to the youth, Prof. Sehgal, emphasized the importance of
being on guard against Drugs. He further said that we should organize such events periodically to keep the campaign against Drug abuse,
alive and also eulogized the endeavor of the Department of Students Welfare for holding this exhibition against the menace of drugs and
acquaint the University fraternity with the steps to be taken against drug abuse and the illicit trafficking in narcotics drugs as well as
psychotropic substances. Prof. J.S Tara, Dean Students Welfare appealed to the faculty to contribute in checking
this menace. He said that suddendrop in performance of the students should be viewed suspis:iously. The hostel rooms be checked
randomly and the information on Drugs and its ill effects, be disseminated amongst youth. The educative and informative Posters, were
beautifully prepared by Neeraj Sharma, Surpal, Nidhi Gupta, Anu Bala, Ashok Sharma, Amit &Sachin Bhagat. Some of the interesting
captions provided to the Posters included, "DRUG ABUSE:. AN INVITATION TO THE DEATH", "NASHEKA MAZA, MAUT KI
SAZA"~"LIFE OR DRUGS? CHOICE IS YOURS", "LOOK HERE, YOU ARE NOT SMOKING IT , IT IS SMOKING YOU",
"DRUG ADDICTION IS SUICIDE IN INSTALMENTS", " SAVE LIFE, NO TO DRUGS AND YES TO LIFE", "SHUN
DRUGSANDALCOHOL FASHION'
Among others Prof. N.K. Triphati, Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Associate Dean (SW), Dr. Shailendra Singh, Assistant Dean (SW), Dr.
Avtar Singh Jasrotia, Officer on Special Duty, Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean (CA), Chaman Lal Bhagat, Assistant Registrar (SW), Vinay
Thusoo, Public Relations Officer, Sachin Bhagat, Secretary, Students Cultural 'Council, Faculty members, Staff, Research Scholars and
Students were also present.
The event was managed by Gurpal Singh, Kulbhushan Thakur, Balwant Singh and S. S. Bhalla.


June 3rd, 2006
Folk Music Concert

The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu organised a Folk Music Concert here at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium. The budding folk Singers from the campus that included
the students, pursuing Post Graduate courses as well as the Research Scholars enthralled the audience by presenting Dogri and Punjabi traditional folk songs in their melodious voices. The
participants included Mukti Talwar from the Department of Education, Chanchal Sharma from the Department of Dogri, Sunil from the Department of Commerce, Nighat Naz from the
Department of English , Varun Kotwal from the Department of Law, Ranjit Singh from the Department of Sociology and Mool Raj from the Department of Urdu.
Awards of appreciation were awarded to the artists by Prof. Keshav Sharma, Dean Students Welfare. In his address Prof. Keshav Sharma underlined the need of such programmes as Folk
Music and Folk Songs are an integral part of our rich Cultural Heritage and need to be preserved. Vijay Atri, Asstt. Dean, Cultural Affairs anchored the programme.

June 26, 2006
Observance of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

In connection with the International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, organised an Exhibition of Posters here at the Brig.
Rajinder Singh Auditorium. As the theme for this year is "Youth & Drugs", this was an endeavor to aware the youth against the menace of drugs and acquaint them with the steps to be taken
against drug abuse and the illicit trafficking in narcotics drug as well as psychotropic substances. The alumni of the University, the Research Scholars and the students pursuing Post
Graduate Courses came forward and prepared the posters with very meaningful Slogans and Messages. The participants included Manoj Chopra, Suresh Sharma, Sonia Bharati, Neeraj
Sharma, Sachin Kumar, Neha Sharma, Sujata Kundan, Sampat Raj, Pankaj Kumar and Prahlad singh.Some of the interesting captions included:
DRUG ADDICTION MEANS YOUR ARE COMMITTING SUICIDE; JOURNEY OF DRUG ADDICTION- FINAL DESTINATION TO DEATH; DRUGS: A WELL OF DEATH; AVOID DRUGS-
SAVE LIFE; NO! OR YES! CHOICE IS YOURS; DRUGS-AN INVITATION TO DEATH; IF YOU ARE DRUG ADDICTED- YOU ARE IN A WEB OF TENSION; SAY "NO" TO DRUGS;
PLEASE, STOP IT.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Prof. Keshav Sharma, Dean Students Welfare, and University of Jammu who also presented the Awards of Appreciation to the Artists. Speaking on this
occasion, Prf. Sharma said: that this problem continues to be serious and multifaceted. Drug abuse by injection is becoming one of the main reasons in the increase of DIV I AIDS. He further
exhorted the youth that, they should work for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug abusers as well as the methods to combat drug trafficking on the borders between the various countries
needs to be strengthened. Dr. Shohab Inayat Malik, Asstt. Dean (SW) welcomed the guests. The function was attended by the Faculty Members, Staff and Students of the University.

August 15, 2006
Celebrations of Independence Day

The Independence Day was celebrated at the University Campus with patriotic fervour and gaiety. Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Vice-Chancellor, unfurled the National flag at the University Fountain
Plaza and released the balloons. The students from the University girls hostels presented National Anthem. The Patriotic songs were played and the sweets were also distributed on this
occasion. Earlier at the arrival of Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, the guard of honour was presented by the Security staff of the University led by Capt. S.R Dubey. Prof. Amitabh Mattoo was
escorted to the dais by Prof. G.S Sambyal, Registrar, University of Jammu, Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Students Welfare. While addressing the University Fraternity Prof. Mattoo remembered the
great patriots, who laid their present for our better future. He said that the Nations those do not remember their Heros, perish early. He exhorted the faculty members, non-teachers, Research
Scholars and students of the University to work fervently for the Nation and the Institute. If you perform your duty with full dedication, it will be great contribution towards the society as well as
the country.

September 28, 2006
All India Devotional Song Competition

Ms. Mukti Talwar from the Department of Education and Mr. Sunil Bhagat from the Department of Commerce, University of Jammu, were deputed for participation in the All India Devotional
Song Competition jointly organised by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and J&K Tourism Department at Katra as a part of Navratra Festival.
Ms. Mukti Talwar brought laurels to the institution by winning the Third Prize in the All India Devotional Song Competition. Her performance is highly appreciated by the experts, organizers as
well as the audience.

October 10, 2006
Talent Hunt Programme

The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu organised a Talent Hunt Programme here at the Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium. Prof. Devinder Singh, Dean Academic Affairs,
was the Chief Guest while Prof. N.R Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee presided over the function. The jam-packed hall echoed with the exuberance Dogri, Punjabi, Rajasthani
as well as the Western Dances, Mimicry and Vocal Music.
Prof. Devinder Singh, Dean Academic Affairs, addressing the gathering appreciated the participants for their superb performances and hoped that these talented students shall bring laurels
to the institution by winning awards in various competitions. He further eulogized the staff of Department of Students Welfare for organizing such a wonderful programme. Prof. Singh
presented Awards of Appreciation to the participants.
Earlier Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Students Welfare in his welcome address said that the students of the University have talent in abundance. Our endeavor is to provide a suitable platform to
the budding artists of the campus, for exhibiting their talent. He also numerated the forthcoming events being organised by the Department. Dr. Shohab Inayat Malik, Asstt. Dean (S.W)
briefed the audience about the objective of the programme.
November 11, 2006
Debating Contest on Population

As desired by the Indian Association of ,Parliamentarians on Population and Development, an Inter-Collegiate/Departmental Debating Contest was orgainsed by the Department of Students .
Welfare. Vinay Kumar. from the Department of Sociology, University of Jammu was adjudged First in the said contest. Divya Sharma from GWC, Parade and Vijay Kumar from Guru Nanak
College of Education, Jallo Chak secured second and third position respectively. Certificates of Merit were awarded to Nivedita Prashar and Priya Sharma both from Government Medical
College, Jammu. The topic for the Debate was, In the opinion of the House "The Development of India is closely connected with the Population of the Country".

November 17-18, 2006
Inter-University National Debate

The Department of Students Welfare deputed Mr. Vinay Kumar from the Department of Sociology, University of Jammu and Divya Sharma from Women College, Parade, in the inter-
University Debation contest conducted by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development , New Delhi on November 17-18, 2006. Mr. Vinay Kumar brought laurels
to the University by winning 4th position in the said competition. He was awarded a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 1000/- and a commendation certificate. Sixty four students from 32
Universities from all over India participated in the said debate. The topic of the Debate was "Migration Improves Environment"

November 29, 2006
Debating Contest on Cooperatives

The Department, on the request made by National Council for Cooperative Training, New Delhi, orgainsed an InterCollegiate/Departmental Debating contest. on Cooperative Movement.
Vinay Kumar from Department of Sociology was adjudged first in the said Debating Competition. Suptiya Sharma. from MC Khalsa College of Education and Tanvi Mahajan from Government
Women College, Udhampur bagged second and third prize respectively. The motion for the debate was in the opinion of the House: "Economic and Social Empowerment of Underprivileged
can be made possible only through Cooperatives"

November 30, 2006
Performance by Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra

The Department of Students Welfare in association with the SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth) J&K State Chapter, organised a
perfrmance by Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, noted Vocalists from Banaras Gharana. Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu presided over the function.

December 7, 2006
Inter-Collegiate/Departmen'tal Elocution contest

The Department of Students Welfare University of Jammu organised an Inter-CollegiatelDepartmental Elocution Contest on the topic "How far the vision presented by Gandhiji in the "Hind
Swaraj" is relevant in the present context. Manish Prashar from Atman College of Education, Jammu was, adjudged first in the contest. Deep Novel Kour from the Department of Zoology and
Magandeep' Kaur from Govt. Degree College, Kathua secured second and third position respectively. The certificates or Merit were awarded to Shiwani Sharma, Govt. Degree College
Kathua, Tanvi Mahajan, Govt. Women College, Udhampur and Neeraj Sharma from GGM Science College, Jammu. Expressing their views on the topic, the students said that even today,
more than ten decades after the publication of "HIND SW ARAJ" in 1909, many concerned Indians are slowly and intentionally, calling for the acceptance of the concept, as alternative
development model. In particular, the moral values, which Gandhiji practically illustrated in the Hind Swaraj, are the proper answers to the ever-intensifying crisis, now fronting the nation.
They highlighted the Six ethical and moral principles i.e SWADESHI, APARlGRAHA, BREAD-LABOUR, TRUSTEESHIP, NON-EXPLOITATION & EQUALITY TOGETHER.Prof. Ved Ghai,
Prof. Rita Jitendra and Dr. Anurag Gangal were among the adjudicators.

December 14. 2006
Sa Ma Pa Alaap-A Festival of Indian Classical & Sufi Music

The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu in colloboration with Sa Ma Pa-Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts, arranged a Lecture cum Demonstration, which
included Sufi vocal by Ragini Rainu, and Santoor Recital by Abhay Rustum Sopori at the Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu. Abhay Rustum Sopori started his recital with
Raga Kaushik Ranjani, an evening raga followed by some musical compositions. Ragini Rainu presented Sufi Lyrics penned down by Shah Abdul Latif Butai and Bulleshah. Her rendition was
followed by a Kabir Bhajan. Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Students Welfare delivered the welcomc address while Prof. N.R Sharma, Chairman Campus Cultural Committee presented the vote of
thanks. Prof. B.P.S Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs felicitated the artists by presenting the Shawls and Bouquets. Pt. Mangat Ram Sharma, Hon'ble Minister for Health and Medical Education
was the Chief Guest and Sh. Jugal Kishore,' Hon'ble Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. The function was attended by the
members of the Civil Society, Faculty Members, Officers, Employees, Scholars and Students of the University. The programme was anchored by Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean, Cultural Affairs


December 16, 2006
5th Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Debating Competition

The Department of Students Welfare in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K. Regional Branch organized the 5th Veerana Aivalli Memorial Inter-Collegiate Debating
Contest. 56 participants from various P.G. Deparullents of the University and its Affiliated Colleges participated in the event. The topic of the Debate was: In the Opinion of the f-Iouse
"Educational Institutions should not be allowed to become arena of political activity". Manju Sharma, P.G College Udhampur stood First and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1500/- Pravesh
Kumar of R.K College of Education, stood Second and was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 1000 / - Consolation prizes were awarded to Magandeep Kour, Hina Jain and Navjot Singh.The team
from Govt. College of Engineering and Technology, Jammu bagged the 5th Veeranna Aivalli Memorial Trophy for being the best team of the contest. Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Vice-Chancellor,
was the Chief Guest on this occasion while Sh. Gopal Sharma, IPS, Director General of Police was the Guest of Honour. The function was presided over by Dr. S.S Beloria, Former Chief
Secretary of J &K State and Chairman of IIPA. Mrs. Swarna Aivalli, wife of Late Sh. Veeranna Aivalli specially arrived Jammu along with her two sons to attend the function. Dr. Ashok Bhan,
Honarary Secretary, IIPA delivered the welcome address whereas Keshav Sharma, J t. Secretary, IIPA and the Director, The Business School, University of Jammu presented the Vote of
thanks. Dr. Rajinder Mishra presented the report of the contest. Prof. Zahur-ud-din, Prof. N.R Sharma and Sh. C.M Seth, IFS were among the Adjudicators.

December 17-21. 2006
North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival

A Cultural Troupe from the University was deputed for participation in the North Zone Inter-University Youth Festival hosted by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar from December 17-21,
2006. The team brought laurels to the institution by winning four prizes, second in Western Vocal solo, third in Clay Modelling, Rangoli and Collage. The participants included Manvi Gupta,
Himani Jain, Surbhi Dubey, Neha Talwar, Himani Kapoor, Sehrish Asgar, Rishi Kumar, Prabhat Kumar Jha, Deepak Dogra, Vikas, Rajinder Pal Singh, Naveen Sharma, Stanzin Egrnen and
Kuldeep Ojha. The team was escorted by Dr. Lalit Sen, Dr. Sarika Anand and Sh. Kulbushan Thakur.

February19-25,2007
Display Your Talent Contest 2006-07

The Final Phase of Display Your Talent Contest 2006-07 (Inter-Collegiate/Departmental Cultural Competition) was organised by the Department of Students Welfare from February 19 to 25,
2007. The events included Classical Dance (Solo), Mime, Monoacting, Mimicry, Skit, One Act Plays and Folk Dance. The contest was inaugurated by Prof. N.R Sharma, Chairman, Campus
Cultural Committee and Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Students Welfare with the lighting of Ceremonial Lamp.

February 28, 2007
Visit of Cultural Troupe of Kashmir University

The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu arranged an interactive session with the members of the Cultural & Literary Club of the students or the University of Kashmir here
at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium.. The topic or discussion was mainly concerned with the burning issue, "HOW TO WIDEN Till: HORIZON OF HIGHER EDUCATION," so that the sense of
alienation is minimized from a large chunk of society, specifically the ones who are not privileged enough to receive higher education. The Interactive session was followed by a Cultural
Programme wherein the students or both the Universities displayed their creative pursuits. The students from Kashmir University visited Gen. Zorawar Singh Auditorium and different faculties
of the Jammu University. While expressing their gratitude to Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Vice-Chancellor, Jammu University, they extended an invitation to the students of Jammu University to visit
Kashmir University campus to exchange their culture. The Kashmir University Troupe was led by Mr. Tariq Abdullah from the Departmcnt of Mass Communication, EMMRC and Dr. Nahid
Ruhee from the Department or Distance Education. Prof. N.R Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee, Dr. P.S Pathania. Dean Students Welfare, Dr. Shohab Inayat Malik, Asstt.
Dean, (S.W) and Vijay Atri. Asst!. Dean, Cultural Affairs were also present on this occasion

March 14, 2007
Prize Distribution Function of the Display Your Talent Contest 2006-2007

The Prize Distribution Function of the "Display Your Talent Contest" 2006-2007. an InterCollegiate/Departmental extravaganza was organized by the Department of Students Welfare.
University of Jammu, in an impressive manner here at Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu. Jammu on 14th of March, 2007. Th. Gulchain Singh Charak, Hon'ble
Minister for Roads and Buildings J&K Govt. was the Chief Guest while Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Vice-Chancellor presided over the function. Kanwar Iqbal, from Govt. Medical College, Jammu
bagged Prof. Y.B.Singh Memorial Trophy for overall best performance in Fine Arts. Govt. Degree College, Kathua, clinched Dr. Jagmohan Singh Memorial Trophy for the Best Team in
Debating Contest. Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Jammu was awarded Vijay Verma Memorial Trophy & Dr. J.R Sharma Memorial Trophy for overall Best Performance in Music. A Special
Trophy instituted by the University of Jammu in memory of Dr. Surinder Sharma, Asstt. Registrar of the University, for the best team in Quiz was bagged by Govt. M.A. M College, Jammu.
Neeraj Sharma of G.G.M Science College, Jammu was adjudged as the Overall Best Student of the Display Your Talent Contest and was awarded Pankaj Mohan Bhatia Memorial Trophy.
Govt. Women College, Parade bagged the Runners-up Trophy whereas, Government Women College, Gandhi Nagar lifted the overall Championship Trophy. Manvi Gupta, Tanvi Mahajan
and Vinay Kumar were presented special mementoes for their outstanding performances in the National Competitions. Medals and Certificates were also awarded to the participants of North
Zone interUniversity Youth Festival held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

April 22, 2007
SPRINGFEST 2007 at SMVDU

A cultural Troupe from the University of Jammu brought laurels by winning <I number of prizes in the 'SPRING FEST' 2007 organized by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Kakrial, Katra
                                                                                                           from April 20-22,2007. Ms. Seerat Hussain from the Department of Law bagged
        6 th Of May. 2008                    "DIGIT AL TECHNOLOGY IN INDIAN FILMS" First prize in the Cartooning Contest. In the Light Vocal Solo, Ms. Chanchal
                                Sharma, a Research Scholar from the P.G Department of Dogri was adjudged first. Mr. Sunil Bhagat from the Post Graduate of Commerce, mesmerized the
audience by presenting "HEER" by Waris Shah" and clinched Second prize while Ranjit Singh from the Department of Sociology enthralled the listeners with Sindhi Kalam "Dama-Dam Mast
                                                                                                                             Kalandar" and got third prize in the said event. Punjabi Group
                 The School of Visual and Performing Arts, Design and Architecture in collaboration WIthDance presented by Tamanna, Pallavi, Monica, Rubina,
        the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, organized a Special Lecture onVikramaditya Chopra, Parvesh Singh Salaria, Anuj Gautam and
        "DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN INDIAN FILMS" by Pushpa Koshal, Vice-President, MarketingRashid from the Law Department was adjudged second. The
                                                                                                                             Dogri Group Dance presented by the Department of Dogri
        and Public Relations (FILMS) A VITEL POST STUDIOS, MUMBAI.                                                           bagged third prize. The participants included Sugandha
Sharma, Pooja Sharma, Nirmal Sharma, Seema Rani and Deepika. Kreeti Mahajan, from the Department of Education was adjudged third in the Solo Dance competition. . I. Mukti Talwar
                                                                                                                              from the Department of Education, regaled with 'WOH JO HUM
                                                                                                                              MEIN TUM MEIN KARAR THA, TUMHE YAAD HO KAY NA
                 Prof. B.P.S.Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs, presided over the function. Addressing theYAAD HO', a ghazal penned down by Momin
        younger generation Ms. Koushal said that the Digital Technology has revolutionized the Mumbai
        Film Industry. The Hollywood is coming to the Bollywood. Computergraphics, Animation, Visual-May 18, 2007
        effects, 20 Animation and 3D Animation etc, have made the films slick and beautiful. Three-FourCATCH THEM YOUNG
        years Degrees of Engineering and DoctOI'> are now a history. Tlus Industry is a billion dollar
        industry. A lot of career avenues are there to embrace you provided you have the aptitude and theThe Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu, with
                                                                                                         an endeavour to search the new talent and provide a suitable
        zeal to work hard.                                                                               platform to the budding artists of the Campus, organized the
programme "CATCH THEM YOUNG" here at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium. The students from the various Post Graduate Teaching Departments of the Universit) displayed their creative
pursuits by presenting a spectrum of Dances, Dogri, Punjabi and Hindi Songs, Geet and Ghazals. The jam packed auditorium echoed with the thunderous applause from the audience on
          .' She further said that I am proud of my roots as I belong to a Kashmiri family settled in Jammu their mind blowing performances, The programmeyt lasted for
                                                                                                                                about four hours with a record mumber of 28 entries. Prof. N.R
        and can speak Dogri and Kashmir fluently though presently settled in Mumbai. Going dovv'O theSharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural commiLlee while
        memory lane, she remembered the days when she was a lecturer in English at Government Women addressing the gathering said that the youth is the hope for the
        College, Parade for eleven years.                                                                                       future. hence they need to be well disciplined and their all
                                                                                                                                round personality development is our motto. Besides,
academics one should be well versed with the extra curricular activites. Earlier, Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Studnts Welfare, welcoming the participants and the guests underlined the need for
                                                                                                                               such programmes and said that the department is
                 Prof. Nirmal Gupta, Hony Director, The School of Visual and Pertorming Arts, Design and comtemplating to hold such more programmes in near future for
                                                                                                                               the benefit of tht student community" The programme was
         Architecture threw light on the establishment of the school.                                                          conceived and designed by Vijay Atri, Asstt. Dean Cultural
                                                                                                                                Affairs

                 Earlier, Dr. P.S.Pathania, Dean Students Welfare in his welcome address said that a numberMay 22, 2007
         of informative lectures are at the anvil of the Department. Mr. Sumit Sharma introduced the speaker Interaction with members of Jnana Prabodhini
The Department organised an interactive session with the members ul Jnana Prabodhini, a voluntarily organization from Sada Shiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, who were here under the
programme a "Friendship Call to Kashmir". The motto of the organization is to nurture the potential of the people to bring about a healthy and sustainable change in their personal and social
                                                                                                                                 life, sharing or knowledge and skills for increasing quality of life
                 The vote of thanks was presented by Prof. N.R.Sharma, Chairman, Campus Culturalof one and all. The team members were the students from
         Committee. The proceedings were conducted by Vinay Sharma, Secretary, Students CulturalKolhapur University. Mumbai University, Pune University,
                                                                                                                                 Nasik University, Shivaji University, V.G Vaze College, SP
         Council.                                                                                                                College, Pune & SNDT University. The students of the
University of Jammu interacted with the members of the Jnana Prabodhini on the issues related to the Research, Education, Development, Health, Women Empowerment ,l1HI improvement
in Energy and Agriculture etc. Thje issues raised by the students were ably satisfied by the visiting team members. Prof. N.R Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee, Dr. P.S
                                                                                                                                 Pathania, Dean Students Welfare, Prof Nirmal Singh, Dr.
                  Among others, Vijay Atn, Asstt. Dean (Cultural Affairs) Mrs. Abhinaya Kemmu,Shohab Inayal                                                  Malik, Vijay Atri, Asstt. Dean
         Vachaspati Sharma, Shaminder Kumar, Vijay Chalotra and Vikas Dult were also present on thisCultural Affairs and Ranjit Kalra also expressed their views.
        occasion.
9th of May, 2008                     "DUGGAR DI JHANKAR"
                                A PROGRAMME OF DOGRI DANCE

          "Duggar Di Jhankar" a programme of Dogri Danr,:es, was organized by the Department of
Students Welfare, University of Jammu at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium. The young talented
artists from the various Teaching Departments of the University spell bound the audience with their
superb performance. Prof. N.R.Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee was the Chief
Guest-on this occasion.

        Manu Sharma from the Department of Library Science and Information in her dance
presentation "Aayoon Giani Aan Sachch Bo, Mahre Banku Deya Chachua" reflected the hard life of
the Dogras. The beautiful "Choma" on the wrists of a bride and praise of its designer in the dance
number "Choma Kun Ghareya Meri Jaan" peformed by Jeany Roshan and Vaishali Sharma from the
Department of English was well received. Vandana Sabharwal mesmerized the audience with
"Koon-Koon Aayoon Chanyain Chanyain Kattni Aan Roon". Diksha Shai"ma and Sujata Singh both
from the Law School performed Dogri Folk dance "Jagarna" and "Maau Jogian Dandian Te Bhainu
Jogian Bangan" respectively. Anu Saini and Anu Bharti from the Department of Economics
performed ., Surma Nimma Nimma". Anju Rani from the Department of Dogri presented "Chandiya
De Jhumke Main Payee Laini Aan". While Rajni Bala from the Department of English performed
"Kaaleya Ve Bhoura".


        The programme was compeered by Isha TaggeI' and Suditi Suri.

         It needs to be mentioned here that the compeering as well as all the speeches and addresses
were iil Dogri.
  .
        Dr. P.S.Pathania, Dean Students Welfare in his welcome address said that the younger
generation IS loosing faith in our rich and diversified culture. Hence the need of hour is to organize
such type of programmes.

        Presenting the vote of thanks Vijay Atri, Asstt. Dean, Cultural Aftairs saId that the aim of
this programme was to develop a sense of appreciation for our nch Dogri Culture including Music
and Dance.

         Among others Prof. D.S.Bhau, Associate Dean (SW), Dr. Arti Bakshi, Vijay Chalotra, Asstt.
 Registrar(SW), Vinay Sharma, Neeraj Sharma, Sachin Bhagat and Rishi Kumar were
 also present.                              .
2rl of May, 2008                        Felicitation to Sh. G.S Pagoch


        The Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu organized a Special programme
to Felicitate Sh, G.S.Pagoch, Asstt. Registrar, University of Jammu on his being conferred with the
prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his Dogri Epic" MAHATMA VIDUR" .

        Prof. B.P.S.Sehgal, Dean Academic Affairs was the Chief Guest on this occasion. While
Prof. N.R.Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee was the Guest of Honour.
       Mr. Pagoch was felicitated by presentation of a Shawl, Memento and a Cash Award of Rs.
25,000/- from the University. In addition, Sh. Romesh Magotra, Table Tennis Coach, Department of
Physical Education was also honoured by presenting a Memento and Cash Award for coaching the
University Team whic'h bagged two Bronze Medals in the Inter- University Tournaments.
        Speaking on this occasion, Prof. B.P.S.Sehgal praised the qualities of head and heart of Sh.
G.S.Pagoch. He described him as a man of integration who in addition to the meritorious university
service has contributed a lot in the literary field and brought laurels to the Institution by being
decorated with the coveted Sahitya Akademi Award.
         Earlier, Dr P.S.Pathania, Dean Students Welfare, in his welcome address said that the
students, faculty members and the non teaching employees are the integral parts of the University
Fraternity. The endeavor of the Department of Students Welfare is to support and felicitate all such
personalities who bring a good name to the University.
  . Sh. G .S.Pagoch in his address' expressed gratitude to the Esteemed Vice-Chancellor,
PI:Of. Amitabh Mattoo and Prof. G.S.Sambyal, Registrar of the University for encouragement.
         It needs to be mentioned here that the publications of Sh. G.S.Pagoch include 'NA YAN" ,
Dogri Prabandh Kavya on Bawa Jitto, "MATANG ASHRAM" Prabandh Kavya on Shabri,
"MAHATMA VIDUR", an epic in Dogri, "DHARTI DE CHITERGUPT", and "ASRA" , both plays
in Dogri, "BAWA SHIVO", Brief life history of a Saint of this region. "GOPI" , Dogri Sansmaran,
'BHAGTI BHA V TE VICHAR" "MANN", DUKH TE DOKHI", Dogri Nibandh, "HADD MASS" a
short story, and the poem' SANNBAAT". In addition, a number of his poems and songs have also got
place in "DUAA THAN", a Dogri Publication from Mumbai.
         He received Best Book Award from J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for the
book 'MATANG ASHRAM" and "MAHTAMA VIDUR" during the year 1988-89 and 2007
respectively. He was decorated with the Sahitya Akademi Award by Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
for the book "MAHATMA VIDUR" on 20th of February, 2008.
MATANG ASHRAM has been prescribed as a Text Book in Master Degree Programme of
University of Jammu in Dogri.
         The citation was read by Vijay Atri, Asstt. Dean, Cultural Affairs. Among others, Prof. Desh
Bandhu, Controller of Examinations, Sh. P.K.Koul, Jt. Registrar, Prof. D.S.Bhau, Associate Dean
(SW), Prof. V.K.Anand, Sh. J.K.Sharma, Jt. Director, DDE, Dr. Manju Gupta, CMO, University of
Jammu, Vijay Chalotra, Assistant Registrar (SW), Faculty Members, Staff and Students were also
present.
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              In connection witft. tft.e International fJJay against 'Drog .fllDuse & Illkit 'Trafficking, t fu
    fJJepartment of Sttufents Welfare, 'University of Jammu, organisea an '4./iihition of Posters liere at tft.e
    'Brig. !1{aji1uler Singli f.f.utfitorium. Jt5 tft.e tft.eme for this year was 'fJJo 'Drogs Control l"our Life? l"our
    Life, l"our Community. 9{p PCaa for 'Drogs" tIiis was an entkavor to aware tft.e youth against the menace of
    arugs aM acquaint tft.em witft. tft.e steps to De ta~n against arug aouse anti the i£[idt trafficfjng in narcotics
    arugs as we{[ as psycliotropic suostances. 'I!U alumni of the tzlniversity, tft.e !1{esearcft Scliofars anti tft.e
    sttufents pursuing Post (jraduate Courses came forwara anti preparea the posters on fJY.J{'U(j JlI!lJUSE,
    .9UfJJS anti otft.er Social 'Evifs anti prooCems oeing faceti oy the country indutling !PE9d.9lL'E
    !FaE/IICIfJYE, ILL1PE9{!Aay; CO'.J{$E9{o/!A'11()f).[ O!F !FCYR...'£.Sq'S, OIL&W!ArztEl(!AS WELL !AS
    I~L!ll'11()f}.[ with very meaningful Sfogans anti Messages. 'I!U participants inc[mka 9{eeraj Sfwrma, Sacftin
    'Bftagat, Sufwni 1(ptwa0 Manpreet 'Verma, LovCeen, CfwitEi Maliajan, SfiivaEi !1{aina, Pafsfi !1{anjan anti
    Sunita (jandfU..
    Some of tft.e interesting captions of tft.e Posters on fJJrug .fllDuse inc[mka:
              'tJY.R..tzl(jS CYR... LI!PE, C9fOICE IS l"OU!ll" 'tJY.R..'U(j J1l!D'J)IaII()f).[ M'£M{S- 1"00 Ml'E
    CCY.MMI'l!I19{fj S'UICIfJYE" 'OU!ll9{'El" O!F fJY.J{'U(j J1l!D'J)IaIIaJf !FI9{!AL fJYE3I19{!A'11aJf
    fJJ'£JllPJ{" ~o/OIfJJ fJY.J{'U(jS- S!A~ LI!PE" 'tJY.R..'U(j J1l!D'J)IaII()f}.[ IS S'UCIfJYE I9{
    I9{ST!ALM'E9{'I'.5 "
               In acU£ition to tft.e Wrlst-tJlanas & 'Batlges, inscrWea witft. 61 fJJ'ECIfJYE, I WC»£'q'                                  ~
    fJY.J{tzl(jS, tft.e Informative & 'Etlucative Literature was afso aistriDutea on tft.e occasWn.


              'I!U e:tIiiDition was inauguratea oy Prof. 9i~ 'Tripatlii, Pre.sUknt, Jammu 'University rreacfurs .9fssociation.
    Speafjng on tIiis occasion, Prof. fJ'ripathi saw: tfwt this prooCem continues to De serious anti mu[tifacetea. fJJrug aouse
    oy injection is oecoming one of tft.e main reasons in tft.e increase of 9fI'V/.9UfJJS. 'Earfier Prof. fJJfiian Singfi 'Bfwu,
    .9fssociate fJJean (SW) in fiis wdcome aaaress saU tfwt fJJrug JittUiction lias emergea as one of tft.e major concerns. 9-fe
    furtft.er saw tfwt tft.e aaaiction to tft.e arugs not onfy affects tft.e pfiysicaf anti mental fua[th of tft.e irufivUuafs out afso
    ruins tft.eir families anti social refationsfiips.




            JittUressing tft.e gatft.ering o/ijay!Am, .9fssistant fJJean (Cufturaf !Affairs) e:tliortea tft.e younger
    generation to eaucate tft.e atUicts aM worR.for tft.eir treatment anti refwoiEitation as we{[ as tft.e metliotfs to
                comoat arug trafficfjng on tft.e ooraers De tween tft.e various countries neetfs to De strengtfunea.


               'I!U function was attentka oy tft.e !Facufty Memoers, Staff anti Sttufents of tft.e tzlniversity.
                             CULTURAL TRIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KASHMIR




A contingent comprising Cultural Secretaries from various Teaching Departments of
Jammu University led by Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Students Welfare, Jammu University,
visited the University of Kashmir under the Cultural Exchange Programme. The objective of
the Programme was to develop, a friendly, academic and cultural relationships and mutual
understanding. Dr. Pathania, exchanged his experiences and anecdotes with the
students of both the Universities. He hoped that 1)1ore such programmes shall be arranged
in future. The students from the University of Jammu, briefed their counter parts about the
Students Cultural Council, a statutory students body of the University of Jammu and how it
assists the Department of Students Welfare in organizing various youth activities at the
campus. The students from the Kashmir University took them around the campus after the
warm and enthusiastic interaction. The students visited Allama Iqbal Library, Museum and
the Convocation Complex of KU The students of the both the Universities also presented
some cultural items on.this occasion.

Prof MM Masoodi, DSW, KV, addressing the students said that, an opportunity is being
provided to the students from different backgrounds, Cultures & beliefs to assemble at a
common platform and develop a sense of appreciation for each other's Culture, Folklore,
Music and Dance etc.

Dr. P.S Pathania, Dean Students Welfare, also extended an invitation to the Students of
Kashmir University to visit the University of Jammu




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                        J9th to 23~anuary. 2009



                                                                                                         Inter..Universitv National Youth Festival


                           The Cultural Troupe of the University of Jammu, brought laurels by winning First Prize in
                           the Skit Competition and the Third Prize in the Creative Dance, in the Inter-University
                           National Youth+Eestivalrorg~ize<!i'Yith~ ~~s~~t!<tl}'~9tIfl~,v~!Yf~.i~t;S, New Delhi
                           and the Ministry of Youth Affairs Si. Sports, Govt. of India at Vldyasagar University,
                           Medina Pur, West Bengal.

                            Skit Team, included Juhie Mohan, Isha Taggar, Bhasha Sumbly, Priya Raina, Neeraj
                            Sharma, Sarang Vaid & Vikram Sharma, while Creative Dance was performed by Poonam
                            Handa. It needs to be mentioned here the Jammu University sent only two items for
                            participation in the' said Youth Festival and both bagged prizes.
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                            Dr. Namrata Gupta from the GGM Science College, "Jammu and Mr. Kulbhushan Thakur from the
                            Department of Students Welfare, escorted the team.

                            The Inter-University National Youth Festival, was inaugurated by Prof. Dayanand
                            Dongaonkar, Secretary..Qeneral, Association of Indian Universities, Prof. Swapna Kumar
                            Pramanick, Vice-Chancellor, Vidyasagar, University. Prof. Deepak Sarkar, Chairman,
                            Centre.fot.Ad.vcm~n}eo.t.ofJ;ligh~~~i pur..was..the Guest.o£Honour.. ,~..,.

                             The valedictory function was held at Safdar Hashmi Manch. The presidium was shared by
                             Narayan Swaroop Nigam, Dr. Ranjeet Dhar, Prof. S.K Basu, organsing Secretary of the
                             Festival & Sh. Sampsan David, Member Secretary Inter-University National Cultural Board,
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                             Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.
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                             Meanwhile Prof~ Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof. G.S Sambyal,
                             Registrar, Dean' Students Welfaret}.>rof:'''Dhian' S.'""Bhau~~ Prof. Kuldeep K. Sharma,
                             Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee and Vijay Atri, Assistant Dean, Cultural Affairs
                             congratulated the Team members for this rare honour.




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       26th oUanuarv. 2002




              The 60th Republic Day was celebrated by University of Jammu with patriotic fervour
       and gaiety. Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor hoisted the National Flag and
       released the balloons. Mrs Sylvia.ASahni           . was the guest of honour on this
     occasion. The dignitaries were received. by Pro ~'".B.P.S. Sehgid,.~ Dean Academic'..Affairs,
     Prof. G.S Sambyal, Registrar, Dr. P.S. Pathania, Controller of Examination, Prof. Dhian S.
     Bhau, Dean Students Welfare, Prof. Kuldeep K. Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural
     Committee and Vinay Thusso, Public Relation Officer to venue. The security staff of the
     university led by Capt. S.R. Dubey presented the Guard of Honour. The presence of campus
     children in large number added colour to the event.


          ",Addressing. the"University .. Fraternity,..the   ,Hon'ble...       Vice-chancellor
       ..congratulated one and all & said that we have to growfio~ $ri:~tigili. to 'strength:as a
      Nation. Each one of us must contribute in nation building in own humble ways. Prof. Sahni
      paid tributes to the great martyrs who laid doWl\ their present for our better future. He
      ~xhorted the University Fraternity to work fervendy for the natio~ as well as for the
      Institution.
               Prof. Dhian S.Bhau, Dean Students Welfare welcomed the University fraternity on
       the 60th Republic Day of the Country. and. said that we have to rededicate ourselves to the'
       Nation. The ceremony was attended by the Deans, Directors, Heads of the Teaching
       Departments, Faculty members, Officers, Staff, Scholars and Students of the University.
       Among others, Prof. Lokesh Verma, Director, Physical Education, Prof. Rajeev Gupta,
       Director, DDE, Dr. Meenakshi Kilm, Director, College
     _ . :Development, Prof. Bansi Lal Sharma, The Provost, Hostels, Dr. D.L Choudhary, .
     Converner, Campus Beautification. Dr. Shailendra Singh, President JUTA, President,
       . The :patriotic; songs 'were' played and Sweets,were: also distributed on this occassion


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ReDort ofthe Activities from to 01 AJ!!!I
To 30th April, 2009
11thof April, 2009
The Cultural Troupe from the University of Jammu, brought laurels by winning Seven
Prizes in the Inter-University Competition "RESURGENCE" 2009, recently organized
by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.
Folk Dance presented by Menaka Rajput, Dimpiyca Wazir, Amandeep Kour, Manu
Sharma, Poonam Handa; Meenakshi Anand, Arti L~geh, and Meenakshi Slathia bagged
First Prize. The young dancers attired beautifully, spell-bound the audience with their
excellent movements, formations and co-ordination.
Poonam Handa stole the show in Solo Dance competition with her superb footwork&
expressions and was adjudged First in the said event.
Sachin Bhagat and Mahua Gupta were adjudged First in Tattoo Designing.
The Skit performed by Isha Taggar, Juhie Mohan, Ashish Kant Sharma, Hemant Kumar,
Sahil, Smriti Sharma, Mokshi Bali, Vikram Sharma and Ashish Sharma bagged the
Second Prize. The powerful script & excellent acting by the students received applause.
Sonorous voice of Meenakshi Slathia, clinched Second Prize for her, in Western Vocal
Singing.
Arti Lengeh's soulful rendition in folk singing grabbed Third Prize in Light Vocal Solo
while in Debating Contest, Sapna Sharma was awarded the Third Prize
The performance of Shagun in Solo Dance and that of Dimple Sharma in Debate was also
highly appreciated.
The team was led by Prof. Dhian S. Bhau, Dean Students Welfare~ Dr. Shailendra Singh,
Assistant Dean (S.W), Dr. Parkash Anthal and Sachin Bhagat, Secretary Students
Cultural Council.
Other team members included Ravi Sharma, Music Composer, Kamal Sharma,
Rhythmist, Kulbhushan Thakur, Balwant Singh Slathia, S.S. Bhalla, Madan Lal and
Yash Pal.
Meanwhile Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof. Kuldeep K.
Sharma, Chairman, Campus Cultural Committee, Prof. Shohab Inayat Malik, Associate
Dean (SW) and Dr. A.S Jasrotia, Officer on Special Duty with DSW office,
congratulated the team memhers for this distinction.

				
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