‘Display your talent’ begins in JU: VC stresses on vertical approach for perfection

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DISPLAY Your Talent 2016-17,’ commenced today with a MUCH fanfare at the University of Jammu. ‘Display Your Talent’ is an annual feature of the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu in which students from the affiliated degree colleges and university departments participate in 33 different competitions of music, dance, literary, fine-arts and theatrical activities. Prof R D Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu was the Chief Guest and Padmashree Balwant Thakur, Regional Director ICCR J & K was the Guest at the inaugural function. The inaugural programme started with the lighting of traditional lamp by the dignitaries. While congratulating the students for their vast participation, the Vice Chancellor advised them to focus on quality more than the quantity and to adopt a vertical approach towards perfection. He emphasized that culture is much more than it is considered and thus be valued accordingly for the holistic development of the students. Mr. Balwant Thakur shared his nostalgic experiences about ‘Display Your Talent’ as he was among those students in whose studentship, this event was initiated in the University of Jammu in the session 1982-83, he asserted that he takes pride in being a student of the University of Jammu. Prof. Satnam Kour, Dean Students Welfare, in her welcome address expressed her gladness over the unprecedented participation of the students this year, she wished good luck to the participants for the successful completion of this mega event. Prof Three events: Group Song Indian, Rangoli and Flower arrangement were conducted at three different venues on the first day of Display Your Talent. In Group Song Indian, 12 teams participated in which Govt. College for Women Parade was declared First; Govt. College for Women Gandhi Nagar and Institute of Music & Fine Arts jointly secured second position. GDC Samba stood Third. Lal Bahadur Memorial College and MAM College got Certificates of Merit. Balbeer Chand Beera, Surinder Manhas and Jeevan Sharma were the Judges for the event and Dr Shallu Sehgal was the teacher In-Charge for the event
In Rangoli there were 70 participants. Mohinder Kumar of GGM Science College stood First, Ranju Kumari from IMFA and Tammana Rajput from GDC Hiranagar stood Third. Certificates of Merit were given to Neha Luna from GCW Parade, Neelakshi Sharma from Department of Psychology, Sheetal Sharma from Department of Library & Information Sciences and Priya Sharma from GDC Akhnoor. Jagpal Singh Bandral, Manoj Chopra and Richa Gupta were the Judges and Dr Samridhi Arora was the Teacher In-charge for the event.
In all, 29 students participated in Flower Arrangement event. Rachita Jain from the Department of Home Science, Arpna Rajput from GCET, Rushi Verma from KC Law College stood First, Second and Third respectively. Certificate of Merit was awarded to Vidushi Mahajan from Department of Psychology. Prof. R. N. Gohil, and Mr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma were the Judges and Prof. Shallu Sharma was the Teacher In-Charge for the event.
The events were coordinated by Dr. A.R. Manhas (Assistant Dean SW), Dr. Parmil Kumar (Assistant Dean SW), Ms. Ifra Kak (Cultural Officer) and Mr. Sumeet Sharma (Drama Instructor). The programme was conducted by Hemant Magotra, Secretary Students Cultural Council. The events were witnessed by the members of Campus Cultural Committee, teachers, students, scholars of the University of Jammu and prominent members of the civil society. Puneet Kour, Ambika Thusu, Monisha Mehra, Vernika Gupta, Surbhi Chalotra, Sameeta Rana, Divya Sharma Aradhna Sharma, Navdeep looked after the hall management. Tomorrow, on 22 September, four events; Painting, Cartooning, Classical Vocal Solo and Semi-Classical Vocal Solo would be conducted at Brig. Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu, 10 am onwards.

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