Ice Breaking sessions & cultural performances as part of Youth20

Apr 20: University of Jammu today organised an ice-breaking session with the entire international and National Speakers and Delegates who have come to attend Youth 20 Consultation on the theme “Peace Building and Reconciliation: Ushering in an Era of No War” being hosted by the University of Jammu. The session was aimed at having an informal interaction among the Speakers, delegates and organizers. Prof. Umesh Rai, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu had an interaction with all the speakers and delegates. The University of Jammu is one of the 15 Academic partners chosen in India for hosting Y20 meets. International delegates from over ten countries representing South Korea, Afghanistan, Malawi, Iran, Ghana, Madagascar, Indonesia, South Africa, Nigeria and Russia are participating in the meet. Further, National delegates from over 15 educational institutions in the Country are also participating. International speakers participating in the meet are Sunanda Vashisht and Sahana Singh from the USA, Manu Khajuria Singh and Bneat Singh from the UK and Zahack Tanvir from Saudi Arabia. National Speakers with a daunting presence on Social Media include Dr Anand Ranganathan, Sh. M. K. Sinha, IPS ADGP JKP, Sh. Vaibhav Singh, Prof. Dipankar Sen Gupta, Sh. Aditya Raj Kaul, Sh. Tushar Gupta, Sh. Pradeep Dutta, Sh. Rohit Pathania, Sh. Jasvir Singh, Ms. Aparajita Acharya and Sh. Arun Prabhat is also participating in the meeting. Sh. Ashwin Sanghi, an acclaimed and eminent writer and Keynote Speaker of the event also attended the ice-breaking session. The University of Jammu also organised a cultural evening sponsored by the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for the guests to introduce them to the local art and culture. Earlier, Prof. Dipankar Sen Gupta, Convener G 20 Committee and Prof. Vishav Raksha, Chairperson Campus Cultural Committee initiated and conducted the ice-breaking session.

Vanshika Jaral, a University of Jammu alumni and a recognized A-grade performer of AIR in the category of Dogri Folk,  performed to kick off the cultural event. She has won numerous music competitions, including Sangeet Milan and Singing Star of the Duggars, and she is the recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture. She left the audience mesmerized with her melodious voice. Dharmesh Nargotra, an AIR and Doordarshan-approved A-grade singer took the stage by storm with his heartfelt Ghazals. He has represented J&K on several platforms.

Prominent among others present on the occasion include Prof. Neelu Rohmetra, Director, Directorate of Distance and Online Learning, Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, Prof. Prakash C. Antahal, Dean Students Welfare, faculty members, officers, staff, scholars and students of the University.

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