JAMMU, JUL 27: A one-day National Seminar on ‘Revisiting Subaltern: Shifting Paradigms’ organised by the Department of English, University of Jammu in collaboration with Prof D K Rampal Memorial Trust was inaugurated in Brigadier Rajinder Singh auditorium of the University by dignitaries including former Health Minister, Sham Lal Sharma as the Chief Guest while Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof R D Sharma presided over the function. A ‘Book of Abstracts’ was also released on the occasion.
In his inaugural address, the Chief Guest congratulated the organizers for organizing the Seminar in memory of a visionary, academician and administrator, Prof D K Rampal. “Such platforms are important because academia and galaxy of scholars engage in meaningful discussions that focus on thinking and rethinking issues that have attenuated the society for long. But such exercises need to be translated into policy making with an active participation of academicians as well as stakeholders,” he added.
Prof R D Sharma, in his presidential address, called Late Prof. D.K Rampal, a towering personality as a teacher and also as an able administrator whose contribution can never be forgotten. “This University has been supported financially by Prof D K Rampal Trust to organise academic and research activity every year. This is a contribution not only towards enhancing scholarly deliberations in the university but also has made Prof Rampal an eternal part of future academia through this platform. I congratulate English Department for choosing a relevant theme for this academic endeavour”, he added. Earlier the programme started with lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the dignitaries followed by formal welcome address by Prof Sucheta Pathania, Head, Deptt of English. Prof. Satnam Kour, former Head of English Department and Dean Students Welfare of the University proposed formal vote of thanks.