Jammu, UTSAAH, Club Consortium of University of Jammu is organising ‘Protsaahan’- A Ten-day Multi-Arts festival that began on Tuesday with the opening of a five-day art camp “Sarjana” by the Painting Club in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.
Suresh Gupta, Principal Secretary to Government, Culture Department graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Bharat Singh, Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages was the Guest of Honour. Twelve prominent artists from all over India are mentoring the students during the camp, being coordinated by Rakesh Sharma, Coordinator Painting Club.
Earlier the day started with showcasing a strong community commitment of the University as Community Service and Social Justice Club organized a Blood Donation Camp wherein more than 100 students registered themselves as donors.
Dr Ashutosh Gupta, Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu was the Chief Guest and Dr Sanjogita Soodan, Dy Medical Superintendent SSH Jammu was the Guest of Honour. Prof Meena Sharma Dean Planning and Development, University of Jammu marked the occasion as Special Guest. The event was coordinated by Dr Shashi Prabha, Coordinator, Community Service and Social Justice Club. Prof Satnam Kour, Chairperson Utsaah, Club Consortium of Jammu University formally welcomed all the distinguished guests and appreciated the coordinators for their painstaking efforts in involving the students and making the festival meaningful and engaging. She acknowledged the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof Umesh Rai, who envisaged these clubs as alternate platforms of learning and self exploration for students, employees, faculty and civil society.
Speaking on the occasion Suresh Gupta, Principal Secretary to Government, Culture Department commended the art camp and said that University is the best grooming ground for the students. He remembered his student days in the University and said that culture goes a long way in cultivating good citizenship among the youth.
Bharat Singh, Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages said that the academy is looking forward to long term collaboration with the university in the various activities of the clubs.
Meanwhile, lauding the initiative of the Community Service Club, Dr Ashutosh Gupta, Principal, Government Medical College, Jammu said that such kind of blood donation camps should be made a regular feature in the University and the medical fraternity and the University should work in a systematic and organic way for such endeavours.
Dr Sanjogita Soodan, Deputy Medical Superintendent SSH, Jammu said that Super Specialty Hospital (SSH) shall extend all possible support, including resources for such initiatives. She also shared that a new initiative of organ donation has been introduced and the University can play a significant role in raising awareness for the same.
Prof Meena Sharma appreciated the efforts of the clubs and said that such camps reiterate the commitment of the university for the community.
Dr Sadaf Shah and Dr Sashi Prabha presented the formal vote of thanks for respective functions.
Atiqa Malik and Riya Bhagat conducted the proceedings.