21 Aug : Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutions conducted a certification Program ‘Protsahan 09’ on Aug 21, 09 for the students who under Rural Development Program NAVI RAH secured their career. Under this program, Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutions is running SVIET Rural Computer Center and SVIET Rural Stitching Training Center. In this program the training is given to the students of nearby villages practically free of cost. The Chief Guest of this program was Mr. Dipinder Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala. About 70 Students were awarded certificates and trophies. Cultural activities like play, dances, poem recitation and many more marked the atmosphere of the program.
Mr. Dipinder Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, was received by the NCC Cadets of the institute. The event started with lamp lightening which was followed by Saraswati Vandana.
In his address, Mr. Dipinder Singh, appreciated the efforts of SVIET for taking such a revolutionary step. He added further that various NGOs are also taking steps for rural development. If every college like SVIET takes such steps, India would be a better and developed country and we can hope for a better future.
Chairman, SVGOI, Shri Ashwani K. Garg, said that the area around Chandigarh is emerging as IT Hub, and SVIET is keen to spread IT awareness in the rural areas also. He further, in a message to the students, conveyed that toppers of the courses will be offered future course; free of cost which will be supported to them for the purpose of employment.
Sh. Ashok Garg, Director-Finance also stated that Villages are the real heart of our nation and most of our population resides in the rural areas. For the development of the nation we have to uplift the rural India.
Dr. Paramjit Singh, Director/Principal, SVIET, stated that Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes has become probably first chain of educational Institutes in the region who is committed to Rural Development program. Two programs named SVIET Rural Computer Centre and SVIET Stitching Training Centre were introduced under this Rural Development scheme to train manpower for self employment.
Dr. Sanjay Bajaj, Principal, SVCP, in his welcome address, opined that this is an effort to create self employment for rural people as this is the need of the hour. We know that rural people are behind due to the lack of Information Technology. We want to pull them back to the main stream by empowering them with new technology so that they can move along with the other developed sections of the society.
After the Certification Programme, Tree Plantation Ceremony was held in the campus. Many trees were planted by the Chief Guest Mr. Dipinder Singh along with the other dignitaries present on the occasion Mr. Karamjit Singh, Divisional Forest Officer, Patiala and Mr. Harbhajan Singh Range Officer, Rajpura. The ceremony symbolized a need of the present era – Collaboration of Technology and Nature.
Others whose presence graced the occasion were Shri Sohan Lal Sharma(Bursar), Dr. Raman Rani, Principal, SVCE; Dr. Usha Aggarwal, Principal, SVIM (W), Dr. S. V. Malhotra, Principal, SVCM and Dr. Shashi Jain, Principal, SVBS, Mr.Roop Singh, BDO, Rajpura, Ms. Narinder kaur, Chairperson, Block Samiti, Ms.Bhupinder Kaur,Chairperson, Panchayat Samiti.