8th Annual Inter-State (Northern Zone) Declamation Contest

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JMI lifts Governor’s Silver Rolling Trophy

JAMMU: At the 8th Annual Inter-State (Northern Zone) Declamation Contest, organised by the Department of Higher Education at Government P G College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, the team of Mohammad Hashim and Prabhat Kumar from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, lifted the Silver Rolling Trophy which was instituted by Governor N N Vohra in 2010.
The topic of the Declamation Contest was “Is Demonetisation a Success or Failure?”
The runner-up trophy was bagged by the team comprising Sangpriya of Government College for Women, Parade and Kaneez Fatima of Government P G College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, an official handout read.
Emphasising the importance of student’s participation in such competitions for gaining confidence and their personality development, Governor N N Vohra said that the Silver Rolling Trophy was “instituted with the objective of providing a platform for the students to express their thoughts on contemporary issues and to meet and interact with their counterparts from other institutions within and outside the state.”
He expressed satisfaction that in its journey of 8 years this event had got established. He particularly appreciated the participation of students from various remote areas of all the three regions of the state and from some of neighbouring states as well.
“Speaking at public platforms enables students to acquire confidence which is helpful later when they appear in interviews,” Vohra said.
To provide opportunities to students from all parts of the state the governor has instituted similar rolling trophies in other universities and colleges of the state, the handout read.
Governor lauded the role of Principal Dr Koushal Smotra, and all her predecessors in the past 8 years, for progressively enlarging and improving the annual declamation contest in every manner. He also appreciated the positive interest taken by the State Higher Education Department for supporting this event.
Highlighting the importance of providing quality education, governor said it was vital for ensuring development of the state and urged the administration and academicians to “thwart any negative influence which is detrimental to the academic advancement of the students”.
Governor urged Vice-Chancellor, Cluster University, Jammu, Prof Anju Bhasin to work for improving the academic environment in every manner so that the best opportunities were available to the youth.
Governor presented the Rolling Trophy to the winning team and also gave prizes to the other winners. He presented a cheque of Rs 11,000 to Mohammad Hashim of Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi for being adjudged first. A cheque of Rs 7,500 to Sangpriya of Government College for Women Parade, for being adjudged 2nd and a Cheque of Rs 5,000 to Mohammad Atif Yamin of Jamia Milia Islamia for being adjudged 3rd . 1st , 2nd and 3rd consolation prizes were won by Sonali Sain Seth of Government P G College, Seema, Shimla, Prabhat Kumar of Jamia Milia Islamia and Kaneez Fatima of Government P G College, Gandhi Nagar, respectively. A Cheque of Rs 2,500 each was given to consolation prize winners.