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Regional Science Congress JNV Kajra Prof Natarajan Pro VC Shridhar University Pilani Chief Guest
Located in Shekhawati Rajasthan Pilani which glitters like a diamond in the educational map of India today is well known for various top ranking educational institutions CSIR Laboratory CEERI as well as upcoming BrahMos Missile Assembly Project unit.
The school was established in 1994 under the National Policy on Education, 1986 under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India through an Autonomous Body, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. A diamond is indeed a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure is a well known quote. and the scheme of exchanging students from one state with another state makes the JNV schooling truly echo the lines in National anthem “Panjaba Sindhu Gujarata Maratha Dravid Utkala Banga”. JNV Kajra exchanges students from JNV Gujarat.
The congress was inaugurated on 14 Nov 2011 (Birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru) by well known scientist with international reputation Dr S Chandrasekhar presently Director of CEERI Pilani. From 14 Nov to 19 Nov a series of lectures were delivered on various topics by lead scientists from CEERI, faculty members Dr Prithvi Singh, Mr Ajay Kumar Sharma and Mr Parva Kumar Sharma of Shridhar University Pilani and other institutions. The congress included various interactive sessions with invited experts as well a whole array of competitions. Students from JNVs from 54 districts spread over the states of Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi participated in the Science Congress.
For the valedictory function of the congress held on 19 Nov 2011 (Birthday of Smt Indira Gandhi), Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor Shridhar University Pilani was the Chief Guest. He was introduced to the audience as one who had done four degrees B.E. (Hons) MSc (Hons) MPhil and PhD all from Birla Institute of Technology and Science – BITS Pilani where he had also been Professor and Dean for three decades spearheading the Work Integrated Learning Programmes and as a well known name at national and international level in corporate as well as academic circles.
After the arrival of Chief Guest and Tilak ceremony, the lighting of the ceremonial lamp took place which was followed by Saraswati Vandana. In the cultural program, the students presented various items which included Swagat Sangeet, Rajasthani Dance, Kathak Dance etc.
Prof Natarajan in his speech drawing extensively from Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali, Swami Vivekanand, Bhagavad Gita and Thirukural pointed out with various examples the meaning of scientific approach and emphasized that educational transformation alone can bring about social and economic transformation for society and nation as well as world at large. He congratulated the editorial team of NAV JAI VIGYAN newsletter for their thunderbolt outputs and told the JNV students to look up at their teachers as awakeners. He said that time has come for society to move to transdisciplinary education which goes beyond the conventional disciplinary and the later interdisciplinary approaches.
Prof Natarajan congratulated Smt Samta Choubey Principal of host JNV Kajra and the entire team for the excellent organization of the entire congress. Mr S Ram Assistant Commissioner of JNV Schools Jaipur and Shri Kesavdevji a senior citizen of Kajra who was instrumental in establishing the JNV at this location also spoke on the occasion. Prof Natarajan assured the Assistant Commissioner and Principals of various JNV Schools who had come for the congress that Shridhar University will extend all cooperation wholeheartedly for achieving the educational goals for the larger task of nation building. The program ended with prize distribution and felicitation of the invitees.
For more details about Shridhar University Pilani see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in
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About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-