Katra, December 29
The 20th meeting of Governing Council for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka, Katra was held at Gurukul Complex here and took several important decisions for the commencement of Shastri Course from mid 2017 and to develop this institution as a centre of excellence.
Dr S S Bloeria, Member of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Council for Gurukul, chaired the meeting. Prof. Yugal Kishore Mishra; Prof. Vishwamurti Shastri; Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board; Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer; Pankaj Gupta, Dy. CEO of the Shrine Board and Administrator of Gurukul; and Gopal Dass Sharma, Head Pujari, Bhawan participated in the meeting.
Dr Bloeria and members of the Governing Council expressed great satisfaction at the functioning of the Gurukul and congratulated its staff and students for outstanding performance in academics as well as extra-curricular activities.
The Chairman of the Governing Council also reviewed the to-date status of construction of Phase-II of the Gurukul for starting Shastri classes.
He emphasised the need for ensuring the completion of various components of Gurukul Phase-II expeditiously by putting in extra efforts so that the entire required infrastructure, faculty and other logistics are put in place as per envisaged timelines for commencement of Shastri course (graduation) in the Gurukul by July 2017.
The meeting discussed various agenda items in detail and took several important decisions for developing the Gurukul as a centre of excellence. It was also decided that the Gurukul Phase-II will have its separate well stocked specialised library for the benefit of the faculty as well as the students pursuing Shastri course.