Jammu Tawi, November 29
The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu organized a special lecture on “Rural banking and its role in rural development” here today for the students of Masters programme in Rural Development. Dr Shiv Kumar Gupta, former Dean, Management, Baba Gulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri was the key resource person. Dr. Kavita Suri, Director and Head, Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, Prof Poonam Dhawan, former Director DLL and DAA, University of Jammu, Dr Priyanka Sharma, Dr Vivek Sharma, Dr Sandeep Singh, all DLL faculty members, Dr Chandershekhar, Department of Psychology and students of rural development were present at the occasion. Dr Shiv Kumar Gupta who has worked very closely with world famous Gramin Bank chairman Prof. Mohammed Yonus (who is a name in the field of social-economic reforms through micro credit in Bangla Desh focusing on micro credit for the upliftment of villagers), has a significant contribution in rural banks in the country. The former Dean Management also stressed on the importance of women being the key receiver of the micro-credit. In order to elaborate and substantiate the point, he drew some comparisons with the success of the micro-credit in Bangladesh and little success in the case of India.
The presentation was followed by a discussion where many questions regarding the issue of underdevelopment, village development institutions, farmer’s issuers, the issues of farmer’s suicide were raised and were discussed with the resource person. Earlier, Dr Kavita Suri, Director and Head, Department of Lifelong Learning welcomed the resource person. She informed the audience about his contribution in the BGSBSU where he worked as an institution builder in the field of management.