|Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 29: The Two-Day National Conference on Future of Work: Adapting to a Changing Landscape (29th - 30th November 2023) organised by the P.G. Department of Commerce, University of Jammu was inaugurated on 29th November 2023 at Brig. Rajendra Singh Auditorium. The inaugural session commenced with lighting of the lamp and a Saraswati Vandana. This conference brought together eminent personalities from industry and academia to address the core and related issues on sustainable development. Rahul Sahai, Chairman, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. Prof. Hardeep Chahal, Director, ICccR-HRM, University of Jammu, presented the formal welcome address, setting the tone for the conference. Sheextended her gratitude to the department for organising the conference.
The Conference Chair and Head of the Department, Dr. Jeevan Jyoti delved on the theme of the conference and plenary sessions. In her address, she emphasised that this conference will provide opportunity to students and scholars to pass on the legacy of the Commerce department to achieve academic as well as professional or industrial excellence. She urged to take the pledge to be always future ready and to take care of 3 P's "People, Planet and Profit".
Rahul Sahai, Chairman PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry graced the inaugural session by stressing upon changing business environment due to Artificial Intelligence. Prof. Alok Kumar Rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh was the keynote speaker. In his address, he highlighted the digital transformation of human resources from the transition of Industry 4.0 to 5.0, Education 5.0 and also emphasised the importance of Artificial Intelligence in education sector. The event was presided over by the Registrar, University of Jammu, Prof. Rahul Gupta, who extended his best wishes for the success of the conference. On this occasion the former HOD's of the Department of Commerce namely Prof. R.D Sharma, Prof. Santosh Gupta and Prof. Neetu Andotra were honoured.
Two plenary sessions were held on the first day of the conference. The first Plenary session was on the theme "Navigating the Changing Landscape of Remote and Hybrid Work Environment". The notable speakers were Prof. V.K Shrotryia, (Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi) and Mr. Gagan Jain, (Director, VKC Nuts Pvt. Ltd. J&K).The second plenary session was titled "Educate, Engage, Encourage: Triggering Awareness for Greener and Sustainable Practice". The notable speakers for Plenary Session 2 were Prof. R.D Sharma (Former Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu and Noida International University) and Sandeep Ghunawat (Manager, Financial Inclusion and Development Department, RBI, Jammu).
The event has been sponsored by Pooja Gupta (Nimbark Organic), Ashish Maharaj and Bhawana (C3 institute), Ankush Sethi (Sethi Brothers Fashion Creator in Kashmir Art), Narinder Lamba (Medi Tech Pharma Distributor) and Taruni Bakshi (Exclusive Glamour & Tarot Card Reader). Conference Deputy Coordinator, Dr. Harleen Kaur, coordinated the whole event. Conference Coordinator, Dr. Tarsem Lal presented the formal vote of thanks. Other eminent dignitaries presented on the event were Prof. Alka Sharma, Prof. Vinay Chouhan, Prof. Anil Gupta, Prof. B.C. Sharma, Prof. Sandeep Tandon, Dr. Vijay Sehgal, Dr. Komal Nagar, Dr. Jyoti Sharma, Dr. Sunil Kumar (Conference Deputy Coordinator), Dr. Rupa Mahajan, Dr. Sumeet Kour and Dr. Deepti Abrol