Jammu February 25: Students, faculty and staff of International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM), University of Jammu, today presented a Cultural Programme at the Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu, under the theme ‘Saksham-2016’ on the eve of its establishment day on February 25, 2008. Eight years before, ICccR & HRM was established in the University of Jammu under the aegis of Faculty of Business Studies (erstwhile Faculty of Management Studies) with the mission as: “developing people with ultimate flexibility”. The theme ‘Saksham’ means ‘capable’ and ‘adaptable to change’, aligns with the mission of the Centre. Professor R.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu was the chief guest and Subedar Major andHonorary Captain Bana Singh (PVC), a retired Indian soldier, and the recipient of the nation’s highest military award, the Param Vir Chakra was the guest of honour on the occasion. The children from ‘Balgran’, Channi Rama, Jammu, a charitable home for destitute children, were the special guests as audience.
A cultural programme was presented by the students of ICccR & HRM with much enthusiasm and fervor to mark the celebrations of the day. Several performances in the form of traditional and western dances, songs, plays, stand-up comedy acts, games for the audience etc., were presented during the programme. The students of ICccR & HRM also dedicated a short pocket film documentary on ‘Balgran’, Channi Rama, Jammu. The small children from Balgran, between the age group of 4-15 years, who were present on the occasion were also engaged in several games like musical chairs and balloon blowing.
Professor R. D. Sharma, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, during his address congratulated the efforts and vision of ICccR & HRM for connecting their celebrations with the society. He appreciated the MBA-IB students for their engagement with community in the process of integrating moral, ethical and social values with the business education.He added that cohesion and adherence to moral and ethical values with commitment are the hallmarks of social ethos, which is correctly and rigorously being promoted by ICccR & HRM.
Subedar Major and Honorary Captain Bana Singh, while addressing the students in his message said that values learnt at a young age go a long way in shaping the character of individuals, thus contributing towards nation building. He felt highly privileged to be present on the occasion with the children of Balgran and the students of ICccR & HRM.
Earlier, while speaking on the occasion, Professor Neelu Rohmetra, Founder Director, ICccR & HRM, University of Jammu, reflected that the aim of the programme, besides celebrations, was to train the students to connect with the various clusters of society in their bid to develop as professionals who shall ultimately work as corporate leaders serving the communities and various stakeholders in the process. She emphasized that such events when managed by students act as a training ground in polishing their personalities.
Students of MBA-International Business (MBA-IB) who had demonstrated their potential during the placement drives and summer internship placement were also felicitated during the occasion. These included students of MBA-IB, Semester IV, Mr. Navneet Singh Randhawa and Mr. Shantanu S. Jamwal who have been placed with Airtel Ltd., India. Ms. Anjali Gupta, Ms. Sheetal Choudhary and Ms. Ashima Mahajan who have been placed with Yes Bank respectively. Mr. Shivam Mahajan and Ms. Manu Sharma (students of MBA-IB, Semester II) have secured a summer internship at RBI, at a national level competition, against a stipend of Rs. 12,000 per month. Also, Anjali Gupta and Urvashi Sharma, students of MBA-IB (Semester IV) were recognized for designing the logo for ‘Saksham’. Dr. Pallvi Arora, Assistant Professor, ICccR& HRM, presented the vote of thanks.
Prominent amongst those who attended the programme included Prof. Keshav Sharma, Registrar and Dean, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Jammu, Prof. V.D. Singh, Director, DDE, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, Dean Students Welfare, Daud Iqbal Baba, Coordinator Campuses and Dr. Vivek Sharma, Academic Coordinator, Kathua Campus, university of Jammu. The Programme was attended by various University officials, students and faculty of ICccR & HRM, Kathua Campus, and other departments of the University of Jammu. Dr. Pallvi Arora, Dr. Amrinder Singh and Mr. Dalip Raina, faculty at ICccR & HRM,were the Programme Coordinators supported by all other faculty members. Mr. Varun Sharma and Ms. Priya Verma were the master of ceremonies.