Equality Through Positive Differences
May 03, 2018

Equal Opportunity Cell, Central University of Jammu, organized a debate competition on the theme ‘Equality Through Positive Differences’ for Students/Research Scholars of the Central University of Jammu at its main Campus, Bagla here today. Students whole heartedly participated in the event. The theme was very contemporary and students’ involvement into it makes it a success. Chief Guest for this event was Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, CUJ. By congratulating participants and Equal Opportunity Cell for organizing this event, Prof. Aima said, “You must recognize your inner talent, and then channelize your efforts and power to achieve whatever the goals you have decided, whatever things you want.” He encouraged the students for bringing in more of the competence among themselves and said a genuinely equal society is one that has a positive approach to and positively accommodates human difference.

Valuing human difference is the aim of the “social construct” approach and is also validated by the human rights perspective. One can be positive about differences only when one has a positive approach towards that. The judges viz. Dr. Vandana Sharma, Associate Professor, Department of English and Dr. Salil Seth, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management gave their judgement on three parameters viz. Content, Confidence and Presentation. Students from various Departments have participated in the Competition. Anti-Discrimination officer, Prof, Govind Singh and Dr. Shaveta Kohli, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics co-ordinated the whole event.

After the judgement, both the judges gave their remarks and comments. Esteemed Vice Chancellor honoured the students with the winning trophies. Sunnia Gupta, Dept. of SCM, Shashank Kulkarni, Dept. of PPPA and Shashikant Yadav, Dept. of NSS got the first, second and third prize respectively, wherever, Ananya Khajuria, Dept. of Economics and Mahvish Jan, Dept. of CS&IT were given consolation prizes. Under the guidance of Prof. Govind Singh, Anti-Discrimination Officer, EOC with his enthusiastic team is working continuously to create awareness among the students about the various differences exist in the society and how to reduce and remove those differences. Prof. Governt Kumar Inakhiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Administration proposed a formal vote of thanks.