Dec 24, 2014

The Central University of Jammu (CUJ) celebrated the Birthdays of Former Prime Minister of India, Sh. Atal Vihari Bajpayee and the great educationist of the country Sh. Madan Mohan Malviya which fall on the 25th of December as the Good Governance Day. A series of events including a screening of a film on the life of Sh. Madan Mohan Malviya (whom) Mahatma Gandhi equated with the clean flowing water of sacred Ganga, a lecture “Fostering Good Governance to Fight Corruption: The Indian Experience” by Prof. Y. Parthasardhi, Head Department of Public Policy and Public Administration, CUJ, and a Kavi Darbar in which eminent Poets of the state, Registrar Jit Singh, Academic Administrator Prof. Deepak Raj Gupta and other Staff members including Assistant Registrar Vikas Gupta and LDC Sandeep Singh Jamwal of CUJ, Mohib-Ul-Hasan a student of English Department, Members of the Jammu and Kashmir Rashtra Vasha Prachar Samiti and local schools children participated.

Speaking as the Chief Guest of the programme, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Devanand threw light on the lives of two distinguished personalities of the Country, the Former Prime Minister Sh. Bajpaaye and Sh. Malviya. He described Sh. Bajpaaye as one of the most competent and efficient Prime Ministers of the Country who became Prime Minister twice. He was the only non-congress Prime Minister who completed his full five years as Prime Minister. The most laudable work of Sh. Bajpaye was the formulation and implementation of Prime Minister ‘Gram Sadak Yogna’, said Prof. Devanand. Since Sh. Bajpaaye has been a very good Poet during his active political life, the organisation of todays Kavi Darbar was a tribute to him. Another recognistion of Sh. Vajpayee was the announcement if Bharat Ratna for him today. About Sh. Madan Mohan Malviya, Prof. Devenand said that he was a legendary educationist and a founder of Good Governance, indeed. The most significant contribution of Sh. Malviya was his protest to the British Government for use of local (Indian Raw material) and the sale of the products made from the raw material in the country itself, and the profit earned to remain in the country, was said by Prof. Devanand. His other important contribution was the establishment of Banaras Hindu University which has the largest number (12,000) of students in the country.

The VC presented momentous to the participants of various events.  

Several Poems were recited by the Participants of the Kavi Darbar most of which were on the Themes of Brutal Killing of children in Peshawar Pakistan, the social evil of Female Foeticide, Corruption and Patriotism. The eminent poets included Sh. Dr. Raj kumar, Former Head Department of Hindi, Jammu University, Dr. Adarsh, Dr. Neerja Puri, Ms. Amita Mehta, Neeru Sharma, Ishpal Singh, Randhir Singh Raipuria, Kewal Kumar Kewal, Krishan Kumar and the school children were from Heritage Public School, Jodhamal Public School, Shiksha Niketan, and a participant from Tawish college.

The Deans of various schools, Heads of the Departments, Faculty, and Officers of the University including Senior Consultant Dr. P.S. Pathania, Consultant Sh. V.K.Gupta, 

OSD (Finance) Sh. H.K. Prashar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Staff and Students of the University were present at the function.

The entire programme was organised by Prof. N.R. Sharma, Dean Student’s welfare. The formal vote of thanks was extended by Dr. J.N. Baliya.