GDC Doda celebrates Communal Harmony Week under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav

New Delhi: To celebrate Communal Harmony Week under Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav, a week-long celebration was organized under the chief patronage and guidance of Dr Attar Singh Kotwal, Principal of the college. The event was coordinated by Red Cross Committee of the college, NSS Unit and NCC (Army & Naval wing). In this celebration series of events were organized from 19-11-2021 to 25-11-2021, for sensitizing the students, teachers and the local community regarding communal harmony and national integration. On the first day of the celebration (20-11-2021), a pledge taking ceremony was organized in the college campus. Prof. Preeti Devi, Convener, College Red Cross Committee administered communal harmony oath to the students, NSS volunteers and NCC cadets. The second day of the celebration included an essay writing event which was organized by the Red Cross Committee. The event was judged by Dr Ravinder Singh, Assistant Professor (Botany) and Prof. Zain Batt (CTO, NCC Naval wing). The best three essays were shortlisted for sending to National Foundation for Communal Harmony. On the third day of celebration (23-11-2021), a poster making event was organized in the college in which 10 students participated and presented their thoughts on communal harmony. An awareness rally on communal harmony and national integration was organized on the 4th day of the event (24-11-2021) in which students and their mentors went around the surroundings of college premises for promotion of national integration and unity in diversity. On the 5th day of the event, National Flag day was observed in the college in which teaching and non-teaching staff, students of different semesters, NSS volunteers and NCC cadets participated enthusiastically and generously funded for the cause of orphans and children affected by violence. Also, a concluding session was organized on the last day of the event. The session was coordinated by Prof. Zain Batt (CTO, NCC Wing). Ms. Ifra Batool, Mr. Rashid shabir, Mr Nitan Singh and Basit Ajaz, the students of 5th semester, presented their thoughts on communal harmony on this occasion. The report of the event was compiled by Dr Sumit Kotwal, NSS Programme Officer and presented by Prof. Preeti Devi, Convener, Red Cross Committee. Thereafter, the gathering of students and faculty members was addressed by Prof. Babu Ram, Vice-Principal of the college. He motivated them to follow the principles of unity in diversity in their daily routine for the progress of our nation. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr Ravinder Singh, Member, Red Cross Committee. The event was also, attended by Dr. Anita Kotwal, Dr. Jagmohan Sharma, Prof. Purnima Manhas and Prof. Upma Kumari.