SMVDU-Vikalp, a students’ initiative of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), has been conducting events and celebrations on national days of importance to support the growth of the marginalized students. This time, in this vein, Vikalp celebrated the 12th children’s day on Sunday 14th November 2021.
The Chief Guest, Prof. R.K. Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, delivered his speech to the young children of the nearby villages. He wished for their wellness, and talked about the growth of all by supporting the marginalized section and maintaining equality to all sections of the society. “We are going towards 100 years of independence; we need to work harder to excel in all the fields. Vikalp is the only initiative I have ever heard of in contribution to the nation in any university”, he said.
Various cultural performances were held, including group dance, poetry recitation, duet dance, painting competitions, etc, followed up by the prize distribution. The evening ended with a vote of thanks by Shri Sumanta Sarathi Sharma, Faculty Coordinator, Vikalp. He appreciated the visible efforts of the volunteers of 2nd and 3rd year.The volunteers thanked everyone for supporting them with donations, and committed to organize events and celebrations in near future.