SMVD Gurukul holds 31st Governing Council meeting

Annual school magazine being released by Governing Council of SMVD Gurukul during its meeting on Friday.
Annual school magazine being released by Governing Council of SMVD Gurukul during its meeting on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

KATRA, Feb 10: The 31st meeting of the Governing Council of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka was held here today.
The meeting, presided over by Mahamandleshwar Swami Vishveshvaranand Giriji Maharaj, Member of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Council for the Gurukul, was attended by Anshul Garg, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board; Navneet Singh, Additional CEO; Prof Y K Mishra; Dr Jagdish Chander Mehra, Joint CEO, SMVDSB and Administrator of Gurukul; Mahesh Sharma, FA/Chief Accounts Officer; Gopal Dass Sharma, Head Pujari, Bhawan; Dr Dhananjay Mishra, Principal; and Dr Devendra Rijal, Vice Principal of the Gurukul.
The Governing Council, while approving the annual budget of Gurukul for Financial Year 2023-24, also finalized the arrangements for organizing 3-day North Zone Youth Festival from 20th to 22nd of February in collaboration with Central Sanskrit University.
The Governing Council observed that as per the new guidelines of NEP- 2020, the age criteria of the curricular and pedagogical structure has been reconfigured for the different stages of admission. In line, the age criteria for the applicants / students desirous of seeking admission in class 6th of SMVD Gurukul has been revised to 10-12 years from session 2023-24. Besides, to bring parity with the CSU in all respects, GC approved revision of the daily time table, weekly off and syllabus of SMVD Gurukul.
GC also approved Internship programme for candidates obtaining Shastri degree from SMVD Gurukul and their engagement as Prashikshu in the Shrine Board for the contribution in the Pujan rituals besides engagement of Yoga expert in SMVD Gurukul for boosting physical and mental health of the students.
The meeting also desired that alumni meet of the Gurukul should be planned to benefit from their skills and experience besides, to devise a roadmap for 5 years of the functioning of the SMVD Gurukul and way forward for developing this institution as a centre of excellence for providing top quality education to the students. The Governing Council also released the Annual School Magazine “Brahmi” tracing the achievement and contribution of the students and faculty during the year.
Earlier, Mahamandleshwar visited SMVD Gurukul and inspected the construction work-in-progress of new dinning cum accommodation complex. He also interacted with the students and faculty. Besides, the Mahamandleshwar felicitated Master Varun Sharma, student of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul for having secured first position in the entire University, in the annual examination of class 8th conducted in 2022 by Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyala, Varanasi. Mahamandleshwar, besides highlighting the importance of imparting sanskars in one’s life, asked the students to work hard to preserve their rich culture and achieve distinction in various fields in years to come.