GDC Udhampur pays tributes to Guru Arjun Dev ji

Udhampur: NSS Unit of Government Degree College Udhampur today paid heart touching tributes to Guru Arjun Devji, the fifth Guru of Sikhs, to commemorate the sacrifices made by him to save humanity.

To mark the day, a webinar was organized in which about 50 NSS Volunteers of the college, college faculty and social workers from various parts of the state participated.

The webinar started with a formal welcome address given by NSS Programme Officer Dr Rippy Bawa. She welcomed the participants and deliberated on the life and teachings of Guru Arjun Devji. She made the volunteers aware of the significance of the sacrifice made by the Guruji which was not meant to safeguard only Sikhism but humanity in general.

The welcome address was followed by a lecture by Simran Kaur, semester 4 student. She talked about the importance of Shaheedi Gurupurab in detail. She also brought into light the sufferings to which Guru Arjun Devji was put by the Mughal rulers, who wanted him to breach his religion.

Master Rahul Sharma spoke about teachings of the Guru, which can bring a total change in one’s life, if followed. He also told the gathering about the relevance of distributing ‘Shabeel’ on this particular day. This was followed by a speech by Rohit Kumar, a volunteer from 6th semester. He talked about one of the unique features of Sikhism i.e Equality, which can be seen in Gurdwaras where langar is served to all irrespective of their caste, colour and creed.

Three of the senior volunteers, Sonali Bharti, Prashant Khajuria and Harjeet, all from 6th semester also spoke on the life and teachings of Guru Arjun Devji.

An active social worker from district Samba, Suneha, also spoke on this occasion. The event was managed by Rahul Sharma. Prof Gurvinder Raj Verma, HoD Sericulture, also shared his views on the topic and congratulated the NSS Unit for organizing the thought provoking event.

Among others present were Prof Babu Lal Thakur, Prof Ramesh Attri, Prof Kamal Kishore, Shashi Sharma, Prof Kamaldeep Kaur from GCW Neeli Nallah and others.

The programme was held under the guidance of the Principal of the College, Prof Subhash Chander Sharma, who also awarded the participants about the historical significance of this day and also appreciated the NSS Unit for organizing and celebrating such events.


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