JAMMU, Nov 4: Hinditar Bhashi Hindi Navlekhak Shivir (Writers Camp), organized by the Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu in collaboration with Central Hindi Directorate (Ministry of Human Resource Development) Government of India, concluded here today at JU.
During the eight-day camp from October 28 to November 4, the aspirant writers were imparted training in creative writing in Hindi from the experts from various parts of the country.
Sangeeta Gupta, Principal Commissioner Income Tax, was the chief guest at the valedictory function while the Workshop In-charge, Ashok Kumar (Assistant Research Officer, Central Hindi Directorate), Prof Pankaj K Srivastava, Dean Students Welfare and Prof Parmeshwari Sharma, Camp Director, were also present on the dais.
The participants were given certificates from the chief guest. The winners of essay writing competition, conducted on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, by the Department of Students Welfare, JU, were also honoured on the occasion.
Around 25 participants from Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Karnataka, Odhisha, Maharashtra, Andhra Paradesh took part in this workshop.
Sangeeta Gupta informed about the benefits of such programmes. She insisted that we should have pride in our own culture, tradition, language and ethnicity and only then our country will move towards progress.
Ashok Kumar, in his speech, informed about the functioning of Central Hindi Directorate.
In his welcome address, Prof Pankaj K Srivastava, wished all success to the participants from different states of the country and they got a chance to polish their writing skills under the guidance of the experts like Dr Shailendra Srivastava from Lakhnow, Dr Ramesh Rishikalp from Delhi and Dr Urmila Shukl from Raipur.
Prof Parmeshwari Sharma presented the workshop report.
The programme was conducted by Dr Rajni Bala from Department of Hindi, JU. Ifra Kak, Sumeet Sharma, Kulbhushan Thakur and Hemant Magotra, looked after the hall management.