Cluster University lifts debate competition trophy

DGP Dilbag Singh, Prof Manoj Dhar and other dignitaries presenting title trophy to winner at Jammu.
DGP Dilbag Singh, Prof Manoj Dhar and other dignitaries presenting title trophy to winner at Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 18: Cluster University of Jammu lifted title trophy of 19th Annual Verranna Aivalli Memorial Trophy, organised Indian Institute of Public Administration J&K Regional Branch and J&K Police in collaboration with Department of Students Welfare, University of Jammu on the topic, “ In the opinion of the house, Virtual Model is a poor substitute for classroom learning”, here today.
A total of 27 teams from various affiliated colleges and university participated in the competition.
The team from Cluster University comprising of Aryan Senand Shrenya lifted the VeerannaAivalli Running team trophy, whereas the first prize was won by Anmol Sharma from GDC Bishnah; Saskshi Bhat of GCET Jammu bagged second prize and Sarthika from Cluster University won the third prize. The consolation prizes were won by Shrenya of Cluster University; Monika Parihar of GDC Kunjwani, Mayuri Choudhary of GDC Kunjwani and Sugandhi of Bharti College of Education.
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh was the chief guest on the occasion while Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu was the guest of honor.
BR Sharma, Chairman Public Service Commission and Chairman of IIPA, J&K Regional Branch and Dr Ashok Bhan, Patron of IIPA, J&K Regional Branch were also present during the prize distribution function. SwarnaAivalli along with her family joined the event virtually from Delhi and conveyed their best wishes.
Dilbag Singh while remembering the services of Aivalli to the police services congratulated IIPA for consistently organizing the debate competition in his memory and said that a hybrid model of learning can enhance the teaching -learning process in the long run.
Prof Manoj Dhar said that the pandemic has forced the educational institutions to move to online mode, the joy of learning in the physical mode cannot be replaced. Looking at the brighter aspects of online learning, he said that in last few months, both the teachers and students have developed immense capacities to explore the global opportunities of knowledge exchange.
B R Sharma in his address said that the pandemic has provided an opportunity for all the institutions to leverage technologies to their advantage. Educational institutions ensured that the students should not be at a disadvantage and therefore the online mode came as a boon for all the students. However, he was also of the view that hybrid model of learning is the way forward in the long run.
Earlier, Prof Prakash Chand, DSW University of Jammu said that this was the first student driven live event in the University since the pandemic. Kuldeep Khoda, former DGP, Prof Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar and Vikrant Kuthiala were also present during the function.