Early Times Report
Jammu, Feb 20: Govt. College for Women, Parade Ground, Jammu organized a Seminar on ‘Sustainable Living: An Environmental Challenge’ under the aegis of its Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) sponsored by the Dept. of Higher Education, J&K on 19th and 20th Feb. 2020. The two day seminar began with the Inaugural ceremony, wherein, the Director Colleges, Dept. of Higher Education, J&K, Prof. Yaseen Ahmad Shah was the Chief Guest. Dr. C.M. Seth, Former Director WWF-India, J&K, was the Keynote speaker for the event.
The Congress was attended by academicians, researchers, scientists and students from different Colleges, premier institutions and Universities of the region.
The major highlight of the Seminar was the release of Souvenir cum Abstract book that carried a separate section on the contributions sought from the young students of UG and PG levels besides abstracts of research papers by eminent and promising researchers.
In the Valedictory function, Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-Jammu, Prof. RK Gupta was the Chief Guest. He appreciated the students for their keen participation in the Seminar and said that the Seminar had been a significant venture in carrying forward a small step towards environment management.
The awards for the presentations in the research category were given to Ms. Kanak Mahajan of IHG, University of Jammu and Ms. Akanksha, Asst. Prof., GLDM College, Hiranagar while Ms. Simran and Ms. Riya of GCW, Parade Ground were considered best in the student category.
Dr. S.P. Sarswat, Principal of the College said that it was a matter of great satisfaction that environmentalists, scientists, faculty and students from various colleges, universities and research institutions across the region were participating and presenting their papers in the seminar.
Dr. Pragya Khanna, Organizing Secretary of the event presented an introduction to the seminar during the Inaugural ceremony and later in the valedictory function she read a detailed report on the proceedings of the two day seminar. She said she was confident that there will be fruitful and enlightened deliberations on various issues of environment in future which will end with practical recommendations for improving the quality of environment. Dr. Neeraj Kumar, Coordinator, IQAC presented the vote of thanks.