Shoolini University organised ‘Vartalap’ on the occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas’.

Solan, September 13

Contributing to ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in a big way, Shoolini University, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Central Bureau of Communication, Chandigarh, organised ‘Vartalap’ on the occasion of ‘Hindi Diwas’ and the ongoing ‘Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan’.

The month of September is dedicated to ‘Rashtriya Poshan Abhiyan’, which lays emphasis on the nutritional needs of rural women and families living below the poverty line, especially adolescent girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers, and children till six years of age. Prime Minister Narendra Modi started this Abhiyan in 2018.

Shoolinians participated enthusiastically in the Thematic Painting Competition, Essay-Writing Competition and Azadi Quest Quiz to spread the message in a creative and productive way. In the painting competition, Astha Dhawan won the first prize, Vijaya bagged the second prize, and Saloni Verma won the third prize. The Essay-Writing Competition was won by Gungun (BBA); Jhanvi Tripathi (BJMC third semester) bagged the second prize; and Sharad (PhD) won the third prize.

The chief guest at the event, Solan Deputy Commissioner Mrs Kritika Kulhari said people should participate actively in the implementation of all government schemes which have been devised especially for them. She encouraged women to take maximum benefits of these schemes. The DC also encouraged the students to actively participate in the election process and to vote.

Shoolini University Chancellor Prof PK Khosla and Vice Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla were guests of honour, as were several other guests and speakers from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the Central Bureau of Communication, Chandigarh, and Shoolini University.

Mrs Sushma Sharma, a resource person from the CMO's Office, discussed women's and children's health, hygiene, and nutritional status, as well as the importance of proper ‘Poshan’ for every child.

Associate Professor Pooja Verma said not just the poor, educated people also suffered from malnutrition. This happens due to proper knowledge about a balanced diet, Prof Pooja emphasised, while educating the masses about a balanced diet.

Additional Director General (North-West Region) Mr Rajinder Chaudhary, Assistant Director Ms Sangeeta Joshi, Director School of Journalism and New Media Prof Vipin Pubby, and other faculty and staff members from Shoolini university were among the guests and speakers.