JAMMU, Aug 12: SKUAST-Jammu today observed `Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of millions who were displaced and who lost their lives during partition of the country in 1947.
On the occasion, an exhibition was also organized to showcase the sufferings of the partition affected people, which was inaugurated by SKUAST-Jammu Vice-Chancellor Prof J P Sharma. Dr Sumati Sharma, former, Additional Director, DRDO, New Delhi and First Lady of the SKUAST-Jammu were the guests of honour.
Prof J P Sharma said that pain and sorrow felt by the women, children and old people during the partition days can never be forgotten. He said that the sufferers will always be remembered for their sacrifice in the form of life, property, home during the independence of the country. Prof Sharma also paid homage to the millions of the people who lost their lives during the partition.
Dr Sumati Sharma appreciated the efforts of the Dean Students Welfare and his team for arranging such an important exhibition expressing the horrors of the partition in the form of posters and pictures.
Earlier, Dr Akhil Gupta, Nodal Officer DSW and Professor (Fisheries) described the significance of the day and its importance in the history of the country.
During the programme, Vice Chancellor SKUAST-JAMMU also discussed other issues of the university including recent diseases in animals, establishment of Amphitheatre at Chatha campus, working of divisions and Kissan Call Centre.
The programme was also attended by Dr S K Gupta, Director Extension; Dr Pardeep Wali, Director Research; Dr Rakesh Nanda, Director Education; Dr M S Bhadwal, Dean, FV Sc & AH; Dr A K Mondal, Dean, FoA; Head of the Division(s) and faculty members. Dr Rajesh Katoch DSW SKUAST-Jammu extended vote of thanks.