The School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University successfully organized and conducted one week workshop from 13th to 17th May 2013, on “Computer Awareness Program for Non Teaching Staff” under the coordination of Ms. Sonika Gupta as Workshop Coordinator, Dr. Ajay Kaul, Director School of Computer Science, Dr. Naveen Gondhi and Mr. Sudesh Kumar. This workshop was especially designed for the Non- teaching staff of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. This workshop targeted to train the Non-teaching office staff in various aspects of Computer Hardware and troubleshooting, Software like MS-Office including a DBMS, Networking and Internet so as to enhance their skills and help them perform their day to day Office work better. Theoretical concepts along with extensive hand on lab session were delivered to the participants. Staff members from various schools of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University had actively participated and learned new concepts in the workshop. As per the feedback received, the workshop had been very useful for them. The laboratory sessions were liked mostly which helped the participants in understanding the concepts in a better way. The Workshop coordinator thanked director, faculty & staff members especially Mr. Himmat and Ms. Nisha of School of Comp. Sc. & Engineering for their continuous support during the workshop.
With the spirit to impart the understanding of various econometric and time series techniques in business Second National Two-week Faculty Development Programme on Application of Econometrics and Time Series Techniques in Business was organized by SMVD University, Katra with the financial assistance from AICTE, New Delhi. During the valedictory ceremony, Registrar, Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur appreciated the efforts of College of Management and mentioned that the College has always been pioneer in organizing such kind of programmes since inception and hope that it will continue to make more efforts in future also with the same spirit. Whereas, Dean, College of Management, Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay, conveying his best wishes to the participants for their bright future and stated that such kind of programmes will definitely add value to the teaching, research and overall grooming of the participants. Briefing the sessions conducted in this 14-day programme, Chief Programme Coordinator praised the participants’ active involvement and participation in the programme which made the programme more worth full.During the function Prof S.K.Jain vice-chancellor conveyed his best wishes to the organizers and participants. Prof. Ashok Aima from Central University, Jammu graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and complimented the university for organizing a programme that will help in enhancing the analytical ability of the participants and widening their horizon of knowledge.
The external resource persons including Prof. Somesh Mathur,IIT Kanpur, Prof.Shahid Ahmed, Prof. Sunil Kumar, South Asian University, New Delhi,Prof. N. Hatekar, University of Mumbai shared their knowledge and rich experiences with the participants. Besides, participants also enriched their knowledge from the learning and inputs of faculty of college of management during this 14-day programme.
The 14-day programme has received enthusiastic response from various parts of the country. A total of 60 participants from more than 20 institutions located in various parts of India , such as, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, Amity Global Business School, Bhubaneshwar, Guru Govind Singh Khalsa College, Sarhali, Amrapali Institute, Lamachor, Haldwani, University of Jammu, Dept. of Business Management, Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, , Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu, P.G. D.A.V College Nehru Nagar Delhi, Central University Rajasthan, Sikshya Anusand University Bhuvneshwar, Centre of Management Studies, Dhramshing Desai University, Nadiad, Gujrat, SHOC Ghaziabad, Brila Institute of Technology, Mesra, SAS Institute of Management Studies, Palghar, Thane, Maharashtra, P.G dept. of Economics Dr. S R K Govt. Arts and Science College, Pondecherry, Jhunjhunwala Business School, SMC, IIRM Campus, Thadi Mkt. Mansarovar, Jaipur, , Business School, Dwarikapuri, ITER, P.G. D.A.V College Nehru Nagar, Delhi, H.N.B. Gharwal University have participated and honed their research and analytical skills relating to research.
Participants during the valedictory session highlighted the benefits derived from this programme and share their experiences of learning and stay in the campus for 14-day. They congrulate the organizers for conduction of programme which is blend of theory laboratory sessions and practical cases. They requested to organize such kind of programmes in more frequent mode.
The valedictory session ends with a vote of thanks by programme Co-coordinator.
The School of Computer Science and Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in collaboration with IIT, Bombay successfully conducted two weeks ISTE workshop from 21st to 31st May 2013, on “Database Management Systems” under the coordination of Mr. Manoj Kumar as Workshop Coordinator, and Mr. Sudesh Kumar as Remote Centre Coordinator. Twenty one faculty members from various Institutes of J&K have participated in the workshop.
The workshop, one in the series, had been conducted under the MHRD sponsored project on National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) where in over 10000 faculty members across India were targeted to be trained in various aspects of DBMS so as to enhance their skills in teaching & research. Lectures were delivered (live broadcasting) by Prof. S. Sudarshan from IIT, Bombay using A-view Software to different Remote Centres. The participants participated actively by asking questions to the teacher by using A-view (virtual classroom) software, even though the lecture was delivered remotely.
The contents of the course were also comprised of laboratory sessions. Lab sessions were conducted at Database Lab., School of Comp. Sc. & Engg. by Mr. Manoj Kumar, Workshop Coordinator with the support of laboratory staff. Laboratory sessions comprised of all the important topics like data query, JDBC, Servlets, transaction processing, Hadoop, etc.
As per the feedback received from various participants at SMVDU, the workshop has been very useful for them. The laboratory sessions were liked mostly which helped the participants in understanding the concepts in a better way. They appreciated the arrangements made by the organizing committee, and they also looked forward to participating in such workshops to be conducted in future.
The organizing committee of the workshop strongly felt that the workshop had been successful due to the able guidance of the Hon’ble Vice chancellor Prof. S.K. Jain, Dean College of Engineering Prof. V. Verma, and the continuous support from the Registrar Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur and other administrative departments including Finance, Stores & Procurements, Academics, Audio Video Cell, Network centre, Guest house and Dean of Students. The organizing committee also thanked director, faculty & staff members of School of Comp. Sc. & Engineering for their continuous support during the workshop.
KATRA, MAY 27 - Mr. N. N. Vohra, Governor, today emphasized the need for speeding up the construction of hostels, residential accommodation for faculty and staff and all other required infrastructure development of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) to meet the emerging requirements of the varsity and develop it as a centre of excellence in teaching and research.
The Governor was chairing the 19th Meeting of the Executive Council of the SMVD University at Kakryal near here today.
The Governor, who is Chancellor of the University, asked Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, to urgently review the Master Plan, keeping in view the requirements for the next 20-30 years. The Vice Chancellor’s recommendations shall be discussed and finalized by the Executive Council at its next meeting to be held in September, 2013.
Referring to the introduction of new courses and programmes in the University, the Governor stressed that these must be in sync with the emerging job market requirements along with focusing on ethical and moral values for equipping the students with required knowledge and skills as well as ensuring their balanced personality development. He added that this was extremely important to enable them to compete successfully with their counterparts elsewhere.
Earlier, Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor of the University, in his power point presentation, gave details of the academic and extra-curricular achievements of the University. He also dwelt on the efforts being made to improve the existing infrastructure and the initiatives taken in the fields of teaching and research and the future Action Plan.
The meeting among others was attended by Prof. M. P. S. Ishar, Vice Chancellor, Jammu University; Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir; Mr. R. S. Pawar, Chairman, NIIT Ltd, Gurgaon; Mr. R. P. Agrawal, former Secretary, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development; Prof. Vinayshil Gautam, Mr. H. L. Maini, Technical Advisor, SMVDU; Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor and CEO of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Dr. M. K. Bhandari, Additional CEO of the Shrine Board, other Members of the Executive Council and Mrs. Roop Avtar Kaur, Registrar of the University, participated in the meeting. The Members of the Executive Council put forth several suggestions for the growth of the University.
Earlier, on arrival at Kakryal, the Governor, among others, was received by Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Vice Chancellor of the University, Mr. Garib Dass, DIG, Udhampur, Mr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi and Mr. Raghubir Singh, SSP Reasi.
The Second National Two-Week Faculty Development Programme on ‘Applications of Econometrics and Time Series Techniques in Business’ is inaugurated by honorable Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Prof. S.K. Jain. This 14-day event is being organized by College of Management, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra with the financial grant from AICTE, New Delhi. In his inauguration address, Prof. Jain, emphasized the relevance of applied advance techniques in present globalised era and mentioned that the knowledge of these techniques can be helpful for basic understanding, scientific analysis, results interpretation and forecasting business data not only for teaching but also for empirical research and to prepare rational decision makers for better policy implications. Blessing the participants and organizers in inaugural session, Dean, College of Management Prof. D. Mukhopadhyay appreciated the efforts and underlined the need of such more initiatives in future. He also congratulated the college for such efforts and wished a knowledgeable and comfortable stay for the participants. While briefing the contents and structure of the programme, the Coordinator of Faculty Development Programme stated that the programme aims to conduct interactive and practical sessions on various aspects of time series and econometric for the participants. He gave a concise prologue about the prominent resource persons who with their experiences and expertise will ignite the minds of participants with respect to various applicative aspects of time series and econometric techniques. The programme has witnessed an enthusiastic response of the participants from different regions of India. More than 50 participants from 27 institutions located in various parts of India such as, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, Central University Rajasthan,Amity Global Business School, Bhubaneshwar, Guru Govind Singh Khalsa College, Sarhali, SAS Institute of Management Studies, Thane, Maharashtra, Dr. S R K Govt. Arts and Science College, Pondicherry, Jhunjhunwala Business School, Dwarikapuri, TBS, University of Jammu, Dept. of Business Management, Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, SMC, IIRM Campus, Jaipur, Business School, Dwarikapuri, School of Management Sciences, Varanasi, ITER, P.G. D.A.V College Nehru Nagar Delhi, H.N.B. Gharwal University, Bhaderwah Campus, University of Jammu, P.G. D.A.V College Nehru Nagar Delhi, Sikshya Anusand University, Bhuvneshwar, Centre of Management Studies, Dhramshing Desai University, Nadiad, Gujrat, have come to SMVD University to enter into the world of econometrics and time series so that their teaching can become more effective, interesting and applied. The inaugural session ends with a vote of thanks by Programme Co-coordinator.
Introduction: Architecture, I am sure, this word is not exotic in Jammu region unlike it has been. Architecture-Greek originated word means master craftsman better known as mother of all arts. Architect is the Nation builder, the most responsible social & mankind servant. Any development due to take place need to be pro-Architect & vice-versa. An Architect can totally amend the landscapes of tomorrow & henceforth bring about the change in life style e.g. Modern Housing Apartments, neighbourhoods, modern Dubai etc.
Issue: Whereas, core of Jammu & its extension has been shaping up fast with the globally renowned Architectural lines particularly in the Residential context still, majority of the tourism gracious state is in urgency of immediate & concerned Architectural input in new development due to happen in lines with the changing scenario of transportation routes (railway & road). Yet Architecture career is neglected relatively amongst youth expected particularly from the prolific & knowledgeable city people. Prime reason is the availability of less educational institution barring just one i.e. SMVDU (Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University) in the state imparting UG (B.Arch) 5 year course in Architecture. Though diploma course (2-3 years) is available in some of the polytechnics of the state. The other conclusion of neglecting Architecture as career option is the improper knowledge regarding the pros & cons of the said course. Architecture ought to be honoured & understood first like its counter-part career options particularly in the sub urban areas of the country & the state in particular.
Explication:. Presently, Bachelor course in Architecture is available in many varied sub-fields of Architecture like Landscape, interior design, digital design, Planning & Urban design etc However a general B.Arch Course is the mostly pursued as the most applicable one. B.Architecture is divided into 5 years i.e. 10 semesters. Student learns various basic aspects of designing, history of Architectural world (advancement in built form encompassing different civilizations), building services (fixtures, water supply & drainage) & structural aspects of a building in first 06 semesters with the help of rigorous Lectures followed by design studio work. This is accompanied with site visits, study tours for practical exposure. In the summer vacations, students engage themselves in some practicing Architect’s office in their home town to have field experience & to implement class learning. Students do the mandatory internship for six months under some Architect/Architectural organization normally after 6th semester to have the total exposure of the practical field. After -wards, jury is conducted to review the work done by the student in the internship with the help of external experts (eminent professionals from the field). 8th & 9th semester are meant to conduct high level learning in terms of building design (campuses, apartments, hospitals) advanced building construction & advance structures. Ultimately, Student do the requisite B. Arch major thesis project in 10th semester under a particular guide amongst the faculty members chosen systematically for the purpose. In this project, a live / Design project of pre-requisite scale is taken up by the student & an comprehensive design proposal along with the project report consisting of project details, prototype studies, site details, requirements & design criterion/concept is required to be prepared & submitted by the student under the supervision of respective Guide in the course of the semester. Overall work is evaluated by jury members comprising of internal faculty & external examiners (academicians/practicing Architects) in 4-5 stages during the semester. This is the most critical component of the degree course as such this prove to be the vital part for the student to earn their job particularly to start with.
Students from countrywide Architectural colleges interact among themselves twice a year on Zonal & National basis under Zo-Nasa & Annual Nasa convention respectively (National association of students of Architecture). After the successful completion of B.Arch course, student becomes eligible for the award of B.Arch degree & henceforth for the practicing licence from the Council of Architecture (COA).
Well, it is established now that an Architect (Ar.) is a licensed professional at par with the Doctors (Dr.) & Chartered Accountants (CA) for further growth in Professional or academic field. B.Arch is a comprehensive 5 year programme unlike other engineering branches & this 5 year course & Architect’s professional practice is governed by the Council of Architecture, New Delhi set up by the GOI under Architects act, 1972. After B. Arch, one may opt for higher studies for specializations like M. Arch (general), M. Arch (Landscape design), MURP (Masters in urban & rural planning) , M. Planning, M. Arch (Urban design) & Masters in interior design. Common route to pursue such courses is through GATE exams as such all these courses are available in leading institutes of the country like IIT’s, & SPA’s etc. Student of Architecture after B.Arch may also proceed towards product designing (M.Des) through exam like CEED as such institutes like NID-Ahmadabad, IIT Bombay & IIT-Delhi are the preferred destinations for the same. Presently, Students of Architecture are also showing their interest towards management fields after B. Arch like MBA (Real estate management, construction management & project management) where Architectural knowledge shall always be a boon to blossom. Research opportunities are less in Architecture with in India Though Few IIT’s, SPA New Delhi & its few branches, CEPT- Ahmedabad & some NIT’s currently have opened up avenues for doctorate in Architecture but still number is very little.
Prospects: Candidate becomes eligible for personal practice straight after B.Arch unlike any other graduate counterpart as soon as he/she gets the Licence from the Council of Architecture (COA). Normally, one prefers to work under some Architect of repute in some leading town of the country like metropolitan cities for 2-3 years & then ultimately establishes own private practice majorly in the home town. Though it may prove to be an exercise of patience to start with but for a seasoned Architect sky is the limit in private practice in name, fame & financial aspects in today’s ultra-modern world.
Moreover, Those having the rare teaching inclination one may opt for teaching as full time, part time or visiting straight after B. Arch (First class) as applicable under COA guidelines. However, currently it is recommended to start the teaching career after specialization (Masters). Besides teaching, one may continue to increase the personal qualification in terms of Masters & Doctorate through different avenues. Simultaneously, one may continue to practice under institutional consultancy which has added benefits at promotion avenues while in teaching which the ultimate gain is; besides the fee & experience of large scale projects. Various Govt. Departments, establishments & organizations like PWD, MES , L&T, DLF demand Architects for various prestigious posts as high as Chief Architect of the state.
Yes, your B. tech counter-mate might get placed well before you in their academia through campus placements; hardly applicable to prolific Architect’s community & of course these mates graduated one year before than you; yet still without be anguished, believe yourself with utter conviction that your progress & perhaps fulfilment in life is perhaps many years well in advance relatively at the cost of just one more year in the academia. Let’s be very dedicated, motivated & patient so that these moments of distress, regret & comparative assessment at college level may not dominate the real hunger in you to excel as an Architect of tomorrow’s beautiful world of which your Motherland is an integral part.
Conclusion: Though most of the engineering branches are viewed under one lens off late & Architecture is increasingly attempted to be merged with these branches. Indeed, it’s a unique 5- year comprehensive professional course with its very different teaching –learning environment. Though, SMVDU is the only available destination in the state currently; Still, It’s always a high-time to pursue a career in Architecture as built form is always bound to take place as long as life is there on the planet. Pertinently, majority of the state is in urgency of immediate & concerned architectural input in new development due to happen in lines with the changing scenario of transportation routes. Moreover, in the present Job less world, Architecture with its job creating characteristics unlike job seeking ones is the need of the hour e.g. Civil engineers (structural engineers), surveyors, valuers & besides other varied type of engineers/consultants applicable for special type of buildings are commonly employed by the Architect as the Architect is the boss of the operational team for any specialized building to be designed & built. So, pursue a career in Architecture, be a part of this unique Architect’s fraternity, gets involved with the mood & chant of the spaces, shaping up of spaces into the places & glorify your motherland Jammu & Kashmir as it badly needs your strategic efforts as an Architect & planner in coming years. Undeniably, Being the aura of an Architect of the Built form, interior spaces & places is something very-very special & sensitive like its building solutions ought to be.
Ar. Anoop Sharma Faculty in Architecture Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Katra (Jammu & Kashmir)
SMVDU Alumni Outshine Compatriots at National Level
B.Tech Alumni of SMVDU have continued to compete and succeed, a habit they had picked during their 4 year stint at the University. Mr. Prateek Garg, alumni of B.Tech(Computer Science & Engg.)Batch 2008 scored 99.96 percentile in the GATE 2013 exam, the results for which were declared some time back. He is placed at All India Rank 90 in the Computer science Category. It is pertinent to note that more than 2 Lakh candidates had sat for the GATE exam this year in the Computer Science branch while more than 9 Lakh students took the test in all streams. Known as an extremely hard working and intelligent student among his teachers Prateek says"This is an outcome of sheer dedication and consistency. I owe my success to my family and the faculty of SMVDU".
The Valedictory Session drew the curtains down on the two-day Management Fest TATVA 2013. It was a splendid show put up by students of College of management of SMVD University to showcase their talent and managerial skills.
The event initiated with acknowledging the contribution of judges and referees who had put their efforts in making the show a success. It was followed by mementos and certificate distribution to the students of various colleges who actively participated in the event.
SMVDU, College of Management were winners in “Beat the Clock”, and “Market Situation and Reaction’ events, for “Theme Based Advertisement and Logo Pamphlet Designing “. SPMR College students bagged first prize. Jammu University Kathua campus was winners in “Stroke of Genius". While Islamic University of Science And Technology won prizes in “Future CEO”, “Journey to Glorious University”, “Corporate Stall”, “Amazing Trove”, “Mercury Ring” and “Welcome to Hell”. The overall trophy was bagged by Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir who won a total of 11 prizes in various events. The students of Kathua Campus, University of Jammu and SMVD University won 7 prizes in all, followed by SPMR College who received 3 prizes. The other participant colleges were MBA-IB, University of Jammu and TBS, University of Jammu.
Prof. Mukhopadhyay, Dean COM expressed satisfaction with the whole event. He lauded the efforts of the students and faculty in hosting such an event which infused the creativity, spontaneity and many more countless learning in the participants. The event was then followed by passing the Lamp Ceremony. The holy Lamp was passed on to the new batch for carrying out the legacy and tradition of organising TATVA for future. Dr. Saurabh, coordinator of the event applauded the efforts of students who organised the event in most professional manners. He said that the successful organisation of Tatva is evidence that the students in SMVDU are the ready to be employed as they have the ability to deliver efficiently from the very first day. Mr. Sidharth, student coordinator, TATVA 13 delivered vote of thanks and he said that the administration of SMVDU and the faculty members of College of Management, have been enabling the students to be successful in planning and organising the events like this which becomes a learning platform for all the students. He also thanked the sponsors. The event was sponsored by J&K Bank along with Sarweshwar, Swastika hotel, VLCC, and the media partners Take One channel, Doordarshan Jammu, Jammu links and JK Channel, BIG 92.7 FM.
The valedictory was followed by the second cultural night of the fest TATVA-2013. Through this platform the students of College of Management presented their extravagant performances. The programme included a traditional cultural walk sponsored by NIFD, Jammu, where traditional clothes splendidly designed by the students of NIFD caught the attention of the audience. The dresses were traditional outfits in the modern blend modelled by the students of College of Management SMVDU. There were solo and duet dance performances by the management students. Solo singing performances by Hitesh, Sheetal Bharti, Varun, and Junaid mesmerized the audience. Cultural event had added flavour of rock band performance by Kill Switch band of SMVDU voiced by Mr. Manmeet Singh. The Rajasthani dance and Punjabi Bhangra added the traditional essence to the whole event. The cultural fest ended successfully and throughout the event the enthusiastic students were vibrant and vociferous. The success of the cultural fest is attributed to the hard work by senate members and senate advisors.
A team from School of Biology and Chemistry (SOB&C), College of Sciences, SMVDU visited Arai village in Mandi tehsil of Poonch District, to understand a disorder, which renders otherwise healthy people physically impaired. About 40% of the population of the area has been reported to be affected by this unknown disorder. The purpose of the trip was to understand the nature of the unknown disorder and collect data. Dr. Swarkar Sharma from SOB&C, SMVDU headed the team and among others were: Dr. Ekta Rai from SOB&C, SMVDU, Dr. K.K. Pandita from Batra hospital, Jammu, Dr. Puneet Kar and Dr. Sunil from Govt. Hospital Poonch, Mr. Sumesh Raina, Mr. Qamar Latif and Mr. Mohd. Hamid. Moulvi Fareed, a known activist and Mr. Shabir Bhat were among the locals who extended their kind support in organizing the event. The team explored the extent of the disorder in the population.
After evaluating the collected familial and clinical information, the researchers suspect it as a recessive genetic disorder. Further evaluation of the data will help to name the disorder, identify the cause and measures to curb it, in due course of time.
Fourth Two day National Level Management fest-TATVA 2013 organized by students of College of Management, SMVD University observed its first cultural night on 16th April 2013.The cultural night had mega cultural performance by Natrang Group under the supervision and direction of Shri Balwant Thakur. The Natrang group has a distinction of performing 200 plays across different cities of the globe. The back to back electrifying performance was conceived, scripted, designed and directed by internationally acclaimed theatre director Mr. Balwant Thakur who has been honoured by Sangeet Natya Academy Award for direction in theatre and also has been conferred Padam shri award for the year 2013.
The artistic performance of Natrang enthralled the audience with its performance. The artistic collaboration of more than 60 energetic performers showcased the audience the bouquet of rich traditions of state. The panoramic view of the culture and dances of Jammu and Kashmir along with a renaissance of a blend with contemporary socio economic demand, created a magical environment in a hall filled with more than thousand audiences. The musical performance started by playing five different instruments ranging from soft tunes of Bansuri to loud beats of Dogra Dhol. Following it the blessings of Maa Vaishno Devi was seeked and later the tradition of state ranging from the birth of the child to marriage was displayed. The event also narrated the folklores of bravery of Baba Jitto , Daata Ranpat Dev , Mian Dido and General Zorawar Singh. Love was redefined by artists Chancholo and Kundu. Later on performances showing different dance styles of J&K like that of Paddar region, Gojri dance, Kashmiri dance and Bhangra were followed. At last Mr. Balwant Thakur praised the wonderful audience and congratulated College of Management students for organizing the national level management fest as well as praised SMVD University for having a world class auditorium.
The occasion was graced by Registrar SMVD University, Dean College of Management, Deans and Directors of various departments of SMVD University, Faculty of different department and students of SMVD University. Prof. Mukhpadhyey, Dean College of Management welcomed the guests and introduced Mr. Thakur to the students.
The whole night was covered by various media channels like Doordarshan Jammu, Take One Channel & Jammu Links. Miss Savneet Kaur, Student Coordinator of TATVA 2013 presented vote of thanks to Natrang group and all guests present. Thanks was also given to J&K bank, Sarveshwar rice , Swastik hotel, VLCC & NIFD for sponsoring the event. Special thanks was extended to the Doordarshan, Jammu Links and Take One for giving media coverage of the event. Media arranger :- Honey Khajuria