JAMMU, FEB 28:
Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, felicitated eight outstanding students of the Gurukul for their excellent performances in academics, at a function held at the Raj Bhavan here today.
Congratulating the students for the laurels won by them the Governor complimented the members and Chairman of the Governing Council of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka, Katra for successfully guarding the Gurukul’s functioning and for the high standards achieved by it. Thanking Dr. S. S. Bloeria, Chairman of the Council, for his devotion to the cause, the Governor expressed appreciation of the work put in by the Acharyas and teachers for imparting education of highest standards to the students.
He hoped that, with the commitment of all the stakeholders, the Gurukul could be developed as a centre of excellence in the coming years. Governor discussed issues relating to the timely expansion of the infrastructure for meeting the II Phase requirements of the Gurukul and, side by side, starting courses in Vedic Philosophy and Comparative Studies at the University level. Dr. Bloeria informed that a proposal regarding commencement of Post-graduate learning had already been taken up with the Vice Chancellor, SMVD University.
The Governor interacted with the students and congratulated their parents, who had been especially invited, for the outstanding achievements of their wards, adding that their accomplishments will provide inspiration for other students to achieve excellence.
It is pertinent to mention that the students of SMVD Gurukul are winning the Vakratund Shukal Swaran Padak (Gold Medal) for attaining the first position in class 8th examination in whole of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, continuously since 2012-13. The students have also been winning the First Position and Medals at the national and State level Shastriya competitions.