Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Dec 6: The student exchange programme of Jamshedpur Women’s University (JWU) under the ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ programme kicked off to a grand start on Tuesday. It was inaugurated with the rendition of a riveting Seraikela Chhau dance performance.
The Vice Chancellor of JWU Professor Dr Anjila Gupta threw light on the objectives of the programme. She said unity in diversity makes India a great nation. Welcoming the faculties and students from Goa visiting the JWU, she said the birth anniversary of Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel was celebrated on 31st October as National Unity Day. PM Modi, when celebrating the day way back in 2015, had inspired the nation to celebrate the occasion as National Unity Day, said Dr Gupta.
The VC said diversity was a source of joy which should be celebrated by the people of all states and Union Territories. She said this would promote greater mutual understanding all over the country. She further said the visiting faculties and students would benefit from the varied experience they would get during their proposed visit to various places in the city such as Dalma Sanctuary and zoo.
The chief guest of the programme was Hemant Gupta, Adventure Head, Tata Steel. Motivating the students, he said it was an opportunity for the students to learn as seeing things physically was more enlightening.
The special guest of the event, Dr Hassan Imam Mallick, Manager, Sports, Tata Steel, also addressed the gathering and said ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ was making it possible for them to see a grand India.
Amitabh Ghosh, vice president, Kala Mandir, was also invited as a special guest. He said Jamshedpur could be called ‘mini-India’ due to its cultural diversity.