Jammu : Republic Day celebrations were held in the Surabhi Nursery School and Day Care Centre, Department of Home Science, University of Jammu, on 25th of Jan’2012. Prof N.K Tripathi, Dean Students Welfare, University of Jammu was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof Rajni Dhingra,Senior faculty member ,Prof Neeru Sharma, Head of the Department ,and Dr Shashi Manhas, Dr Samridhi Arora, Dr Sarika Manhas and Dr Nirojini Bhan all faculty members of the Department were present on the occasion .The small children of the Surabhi Nursery School and Day Care Centre presented colorful cultural program on the occasion.
The program started with the welcoming of the Guest and invocation The purpose o f the program was to encourage the parents, who were present on the occasion, to develop the values of Integration, nationalism and solidarity among their children by celebrating national festivals with them. These values have been lost in the mad rush for individualistic and materialistic needs of the mankind. After this the children presented the cultural items like dances, songs, poems and folk songs. Prof. Tripathi in his address encouraged the students of the Nursery school and the Department for organizing the program. He appreciated the efforts of the students and staff of the Nursery school and the Department of Home Science and asked the parents to spend time with the children and give them space to explore their talents.
He said that these are the years of exploration whence children are without fear. It is here that the skills will be developed in these children. The nursery staff who helped in organization of the programme are Ms Puja, Ms Seema,the teachers and Ms Neelam, Ms suman and Ms Anu ,the helpers.The programme ended with a vote of thanks by the students of MSc IInd semester who organized the event as a part of their internship under the guidance of Dr Shashi Manhas, Asso Prof.