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Saint Guru Ghasidas Jayanti and Kul Utsav Celebrated with Enthusiasm and Fanfare at Central University.

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Bilaspur. On December 18, 2022, Guru Ghasidas Jayanti and Kul Utsav were held at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (Central University) beginning at 10 a.m. Prof. Neelambari Dave, former vice chancellor of Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat was the special guest of the programme. Among those in attendance were Gorelal Burman, a well-known Chhattisgarhi lyricist, writer, musician, and folk singer; Usha Barle, another Chhattisgarhi folk singer; and A.S. Kabir, Regional Director of NSS in MP-Chhattisgarh. The programme was presided over by the honourable vice chancellor of the university, Professor Alok Kumar Chakrawal. Among the other dignitaries were the registrar, Prof. Manish Srivastava, and the dean of student welfare, Prof. MN Tripathi.
At 9 a.m., before the start of the function in the auditorium, the guests offered flowers at the statue of Saint Guru Ghasidas ji on the auspicious and pious occasion of Guru Ghasidas Jayanti and Kul Utsav. The guests released white balloons, the symbol of peace, into the sky. At the statue site, dance groups of university students performed the Panthi dance, and the procession reached the Rajat Jayanti Sabhagar accompanied by the dance performance by folk artists.
The honourable vice chancellor of the university, Professor Alok Kumar Chakrawal, congratulated and extended his best wishes on the birth anniversary of Baba Guru Ghasidas Ji to all those in the auditorium. He said that this university is continuously moving ahead with positive energy, harnessing its full potential.


The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chakrawal, said that if we want to become the world guru, then we have to imbibe the teachings of Baba Ji and disseminate a sense of equality. Humanity and the idea of human unity are prominent both in the concept of “Manav Ekatmvad” and the message of Baba Ji.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Chakrawal stressed that the National Education Policy 2020 also emphasises value-based education and personality development, which is implemented in the university in its entirety. In this sequence, he said that along with NSS, the land unit of NCC is also working at Central University and soon two more units, Naval and Air Force, will be incorporated so that students can also enhance the benefits of NCC training.
Special Guest Prof. Nilambari Dave, Former Vice-Chancellor of Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, expressed her views about the significance of human equality. She referred to the similarity in the thoughts of Guru Ghasidas Ji and Shri Narsinh Mehta.
A.S. Kabir, NSS Regional Director of the Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh Region, expressed his delight at the signing of the MoU between the two institutions. It is a proud moment for all of us.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Regional Directorate of the National Service Scheme (NSS) in Bhopal.
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The dignitaries gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions organised at the university level on the occasion of Guru Ghasidas Jayanti. Satnami Sect followers Dr Ramayan Prasad Tandon, Dr I.R. Sonwani, Parvati Didi, Ramji Gaikwad, Khelan Masturhin, and Mehteru Madhukar were honoured on this occasion, as was UNICEF employee Reema Ganguly.
Before this, the lamp was lit and flowers were offered before the statues of Goddess Saraswati and Saint Guru Ghasidas Baba by the guests in the Rajat Jayanti Sabhagar. During this, the Tarang Band of the University gave a mesmerising presentation of Saraswati Vandana and Kulgeet. After that, the guests on the stage were welcomed with saplings. The convener, Dean of Student Welfare, Dr M.N. Tripathi, delivered the welcome address, and Dr T.R. Ratre, Assistant Professor, Economics Department, shed light on the life and philosophy of Saint Guru Ghasidas Baba.
The guests were felicitated by presenting shawls, shreephals, and mementoes during the program. Because the programme was in blended mode, the ceremony was televised (online via YouTube Live). The Registrar of the University, Prof. Manish Srivastava, presented the vote of thanks. Many dignitaries, religious followers of the sect, deans of various schools, heads of departments, teachers, officers, employees, researchers, and students were present in the Guru Ghasidas Jayanti and Kul Utsav celebrations.

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