The team comprising Ms. Shivika Thakur and Ms. Sang Priya of the University of Jammu won the Silver Rolling Trophy at the 3rd Inter-State (North Zone) Declamation Contest which was organized by the Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University. 27 students from various universities and colleges of J&K participated in the contest. Ms. Thakur of Jammu University also won the 1st prize as the best debater in English category whereas Mr. Mukhtar Ahmad of BGSBU bagged the first prize for being the best debater in Urdu Category. It is relevant to recall that the Silver Rolling Trophy has been presented by Governor N.N. Vohra to the University for organizing an Annual (North Zone) Declamation Contest.The topic of the declamation contest was “Idea of Global Peace-an Impossible Dream”.The Runner up team, comprised Ms. Razeena Konser and Ms. Mehvish Naqvi of PG College Mendhar and Consolation Prizes were given to Mr. Adil Farooq of Central University of Kashmir and Ms. Sang Priya, University of Jammu, in the English language and in the Urdu language to Mr. Ghulam Nabi of GDC Poonch and Ms. Mohsina Aslam of GDC for Women, Gandhinagar.
Governor N. N. Vohra accompanied by Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, participated in the concluding function.
Governor congratulated the winners and the participants for their performances and observed that the objective behind instituting the Silver Rolling Trophy was to provide opportunities to the students of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir regions and the neighbouring Northern Zone States to got to know each other when they meet for competing in the Annual Contest. He added that this provides them a valuable opportunity of appreciating the views, feelings and sentiments of people from other areas and regions. He urged the Vice Chancellor BGSBU to ensure larger participation of students from the far off and rural areas of the State in the next Annual Declamation Contest.Governor emphasised the high importance of extracurricular activities in the holistic development of students and stressed the need for providing greater opportunities to the youth so that they are adequately equipped to successfully shoulder their future responsibilities of nation building.
On the occasion Governor also launched the new official website “www.bgsbu.ac.in”of the university designed and developed by the Department of Computer Sciences of the University.Earlier Vice Chancellor BGSBU Prof. Javaid Mussarat also expressed his views on the topic of the Declamation Contest.The participants were adjudged by a three member Jury comprising of Prof. Naseem Ahmad from BGSBU; Prof. Debanker Sengupta from the University of Jammu and Mr.Khurshid Bismil, an academician and a renowned poet.Present on the occasion were Maj. Genl. R. Sinha, GoC Romeo Force, Sh. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri; officers of District Administration, Faculty and students.