SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University celebrates her 14th foundation day with the cultural extravaganza by students and family kids on 19th August in Matrika auditorium. On the same day in the year 2004, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam inaugurated the University and conducted the first teaching class with students of computer science and MBA. The University turns 13 year old now and in this shorter span of time it has witnessed rapid pace of growth in terms of infrastructure, academics and students achievements due to able leadership of Chancellors and Vice Chancellor, hardworking faculty, dedicated staff, meritorious students, motivated research scholars and caring alumni.
The students of the University presented a cultural show in which Akriti Panotra, Tawfeeq Banday, Vivek Kumar, Raghav Gupta, Anshul, Anmol, Urvashi, Nikhil, Navleen, Mehul, Palak, Sanchit, Swantika, Ishani Lal and Vaishnavi presented their cultural items. The show included singing, instrumental and dance performances, poetry, classical singing etc. Dr. V.K. Tripathi President Board of Cultural Activities welcomed the guests and presented a recollection of Dr. Kalam’s first class conducted on the date 13 years back. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sanjeev Jain, Registrar Prof. V. K. Bhat, Dean of Students Dr. Yugal Khajuria conveyed their best wishes. Dr. Rakesh Kumar Vice President Board of Cultural Activities, Dr. Narendra Bairwa, Dr. Saurabh and many other faculty members, staff members, members from the families and all the students were present. Khushboo Julfi, Amreen Qadir and Manglam Mishra conducted the show. Mr. Opinder Singh Sidhu, Gurman Saan Singh, Abhishek Mahajan, Arjun Singh, Aman and Sandeep managed the logistics.