|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Sept 15: In a vibrant celebration of International Democracy Day, the NSS unit of National College of Education, Purkhoo Camp, Domana, joined forces with the IQAC to stage an enlightening nukkad natak (street play) in Village Domana. Under the guidance of Programme Officer Yashumati Jamwal, the performance delivered a compelling message about the pivotal role and importance of democracy in society.
International Democracy Day, observed annually on September 15th, serves as a global platform to assess the state of democracy worldwide and highlight the critical need to promote the principles and values that underpin democratic societies. This year's theme, "Empowering the next generation," underscores the vital role that young people play in advancing democracy and ensuring their voices are heard in decisions that shape their world.
The performance captivated an audience of all age groups, effectively conveying the power of the vote and the essence of secularism in national integration. The message resonated strongly, emphasizing that our identity is intertwined with our country, and that individuals should act selflessly to strengthen the nation. It underscored the interdependence of national prosperity and the well-being of its citizens, urging everyone to contribute to the betterment of the nation.
Volunteers, including Reeta, Archana, Prachi, Sakshi, Madhu, Sheetal Rajput, Sujaita, Meenakshi, Jyoti, Sheetal Sharma, Varsha, Phulan Devi, Amita, and Rinky, brought the play to life with their enthusiasm and dedication, making it both informative and entertaining for the audience.
The success of the program was made possible by the unwavering support and cooperation of Principal Dr. Manju Dwivedi, who recognized the importance of initiatives that promote democratic values and civic engagement within the community.
International Democracy Day serves as a reminder that democracy is not merely a term; it is a dynamic process that thrives on the active involvement of local governments, individuals, civil society organizations, and various groups. It calls for the recognition of the primacy of human rights, freedom, and democratic principles as the foundation of a just and inclusive society. The NSS unit's street play in Domana served as a poignant and engaging reminder of these fundamental principles on this global occasion.