Symposium on ‘Mahatma Gandhi & Peace in J&K’ held

Excelsior Correspondent

AKHNOOR, Feb 22: Government Degree College Akhnoor organized a symposium on the topic ‘Mahatma Gandhi and Peace in J&K’ in the College Seminar Hall, here today.  The programme was inaugurated by the College Principal Dr SP Sharma, while the function started with lighting of ceremonial lamp by the chief guest and the resource persons Padamshree SP Varma, President Gandhi Global Family J&K and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal of the college threw light on the importance of Gandhian Philosophy in present era.
Padamshree Varma while speaking on the occasion directed the young gathering to quest big in life by walking on the footsteps of India’s greatest Peace Icon ‘Gandhi Ji’. He further added that Gandhiji’s wisdom, truth, justice, non-violence, education, patience, compassion and simplicity inspires all of us to become better individuals.
The resource person, MA Malik, retired SSP and a social activist, Gandhi Global Family highlighted the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and stressed on implementing Peace. He further appreciated students for presenting their views on Gandhian Philosophy and Life.
Another resource person, Dr. Ashaq Malik, Assistant Professor in Botany, GCW Gandhi Nagar elaborated about association of Gandhi Global Family with UNO and further programs/plans which they are going to initiate in coming time like framing of syllabus for peace education programme.
Ten students participated and presented their views on the topic and the winners were awarded trophies and certificates by the guests.
Prof Chander Shekhar, Prof Anshu Sawhney and Prof Anuradha Choudhary were the adjudicators of the event.
Deepika Sharma, Kritika Sharma and Shivali Devi stood  first, second and third respectively.
During the programme a quiz competition was also held in the commemoration of Kasturbha Gandhi, wife of Mahatma Gandhi.
The programme was held under the guidance of NSS Program Officer Prof Raj Kumar Gupta who also delivered vote of thanks.
About 130 students and NSS volunteers participated in the event.