One day International seminar on Viksit Bharat at SPPND GDC Samba

Samba December 21 (KNS): Shri Pandit Prem Nath Dogra Govt Degree College Samba organized a one day International Seminar on the topic Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future: A Vision of Viksit Bharat@2047 on 21st December, 2023, under the aegis of IQAC.

The programme was inaugurated with the lighting of the traditional lamp, followed by presentation of mementos to the dignitaries. Prof. (Dr.) Yasmeen Ashai, Director Colleges JK UT was the Chief Guest on the occasion. She exemplified the Prime minister’s vision on youth entrepreneurship which is essential for economic growth. Dr. Ashai exhorted upon the students to be the advocates of social and environmental change. In her welcome address, the Principal of the college, Prof. (Dr.) Twinkle Suri highlighted that the objective of the seminar is to channelize the youth towards progressive and sustainable future. She asked the students to develop green skills which are necessary to navigate the complex environmental issues.

The keynote speaker, Mr. Sonam Lotus, Director MET Centre Leh-Ladakh, in his address shed light on sustainable practices, conservation efforts and the crucial role India can play in Global Environmental Stewardship. Three technical sessions were held in a blended mode. In the first session Ms. Noa Muzzafi, Partner and Israel Director of Asia Bridge, from Israel introduced the key terms and companies while fostering a mindset for aspiring entrepreneurs in India. Dr. C.M Seth, retired IFS, second speaker shared his perspective on the theme and offered a comprehensive view of the challenges and opportunities on the road to a developed India.

 In the second session Prof. (Dr.) Anupama Vohra, a noted academician from University of Jammu interacted with the students and involved them in an activity wherein they presented their ideas on the role of youth in the sustainable development of India. In the third session Prof. Dhan Parsad Pandit, Tribhuvan University, Nepal deliberated upon nurturing Nepal’s Water Resources and the role of youth in the sustainable development goals. The seminar was attended by the students, Principals and faculty of Govt. Degree Colleges of Samba District. Certificates of participation were given to the students from various Colleges of Samba District in the Valedictory session Earlier the College Magazine ‘Basantar’ was also released on the occasion.

Prof. Banpreet Kour was the organizing secretary of the Seminar; Dr. Joginder Singh presented the formal vote of thanks. (KNS)

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