Sri Sri University Students Launch National Integration Club to Celebrate Diversity

Posted on: Monday, March 23, 2015

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The students of Odisha based Sri Sri University (SSU) have launched a National Integration Club (NIC) to foster diversity through social, cultural and academic interactions. Sri Sri University is a new age glocal university having students from all regions of the country and increasingly attracting students and academic tie ups from universities and institutions from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia etc.

It should be noted the SSU which claims to be the happiest campus is alcohol free, drug free, smoke free and violence free campus. This university is unique in combining life skills and academic skills to develop ethical and effective leaders in management and policy making.

Abhishek Jagini, a student at the Faculty of Good Governance has taken leadership to collaborate with other students to create this innovative platform. Mr. Jagini conceptualized the club in active support with Prof Kamala Kanta Dash and Prof Vijaya Lakshmi Mohanty and Prof Pratima Sarangi have extended much needed guidance. The students from Good Governance, Management, Yoga and Performing Arts have come together to celebrate the diversity that SSU epitomizes.

The launch started with the Guru Puja conducted by Harshini Vakkalanka followed by the inaugural address by the Chief Guest Prof Kailash Chandra Mishra, the VC of SSU. Prof Mishra highlighted the need of promoting diversity and integration through interaction and collaboration among languages, literature and customs of India. He emphasized on the value of students life and how creativity can connect through different cultures. He gave global examples how leading languages have thrived throughout history. Appreciating the idea of NIC he thanked the team and Mr. Jagini for spearheading the movement.

Prof Kamala Kanta Dash, the mentor of the club expressed happiness that students are taking innovative initiatives to engage with each other and engage with the cultural ethos and history. The club has nominated nine ambassadors to represent ten languages including the six classical languages Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Kannada and Malayalam. The other languages include Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati and Bengali. Param Krishnan was the anchor of the event and Raghuram Mohan proposed the vote of thanks.

Source: Orissa Diary

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