Chenab Valley Youth Festival ‘Sangam’ concludes

Students of Degree College Ladakh presenting mesmerising dance performance in Chenab Valley Youth Festival-2018.
Students of Degree College Ladakh presenting mesmerising dance performance in Chenab Valley Youth Festival-2018.

Excelsior Correspondent

BHADARWAH, Sept 10: The 5-day Chenab Valley Youth Festival ‘SANGAM 2018-19’ concluded with the distribution of prizes among the winners and participants on the final day of the mega event, here.
The SANGAM 2018-19, with the tag line of ‘Let’s Build Our Nation’ was organized by Bhadarwah Campus in collaboration with Rastryia Rifles based at Bhadarwah, to promote everlasting peace and prosperity in the Chenab Valley and to also give youth of all the three regions of the state, a platform and exposure to showcase their skills in different fields.
The Closing Ceremony of the mega event was held in the premises of Bhadarwah Campus, where Vice Chancellor Jammu University, Prof Manoj K Dhar was the chief guest.
The Mega event witnessed participation of more than 1100 students and teachers from 32 Colleges including Bhadarwah Campus, University of Jammu, Islamia Faridia College Kishtwar, Government Degree Colleges of Bhadarwah, Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Kilhotran, Marwah and Chatroo, beside 10 Colleges from Kashmir Valley and one from Leh, hence becoming the first University Campus of the state where the students from all the 3 regions viz Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh participated.
It is notable that the ‘SANGAM 2018-19’ was inaugurated by GOC Delta Force Maj Gen Rajiv Nanda on September 5, in presence of a large number of Civil and Military dignitaries and Principals, teachers and students from participating campuses, colleges and Schools.
The highlight of the event was mesmerising dance performances by the students of Degree College Ladakh.
The overall runners-up trophy was bagged by Govt Degree College Doda who secured 422 points while Bhadarwah Campus lifted the coveted Sangam trophy with 491 points.
The Closing Ceremony ended with prize distribution to all the students, including winners and runners-up teams, beside all participating players by the chief guest Vice Chancellor Jammu University, Prof MK Dhar along with other dignitaries.
Special prize as a token of love and appreciation for their scintillating performances was given to Government Degree College Ladakh.
Vice-Chancellor, Jammu University, Prof MK Dhar, in his address stressed on empowerment of youth and appreciated the role of Army. “Youth are for nation building and we are indebted to 4-Rashtriya Rifles and Bhadarwah Campus, University of Jammu for taking this initiative of bringing together the young minds of the State. Such endeavors inculcate the sense of discipline, self-confidence, dedication, responsibility, vision and most importantly patriotism among the youth leading to a strong nation building.”
“In the present context of globalization and technological advancements, holding of such events by Indian Army and Bhadarwah Campus is a welcome sign to inculcate the sense of unity, integrity, discipline, punctuality and over all the human values,” added Dhar.
Prof G M Bhat, Rector, Bhadarwah Campus, in his address said, “Through Sadhbhavana, Army not only contributed to the development in infrastructure including institutions but also has taken up the development of youth through sports, educational and allied activities.
During the Closing Ceremony the Commanding Officer, Rashtriya Rifles located at Bhadarwah in his address highlighted the aspect of return of normalcy in the region which was evident from the enthusiastic participation of the students from various colleges including the girl students.