Jamshedpur, sept. 22: Kolhan University officials informed that they came to know about the event through website of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to celebrate Surgical Strike Day on September 29 to mark the event along the Line of Control that day in 2016. The NCC units have been instructed to mark the day.
Shukla Mahanty, vice chancellor, Kolhan University, said that she came to know about the event through official website and has instructed NCC wing to celebrate the day in all the colleges of the university. “ We will celebrate the day by organising series of events,” she noted.
Meanwhile, a NCC coordinator, said that as per the plans the colleges with NCC units will organise a special parade on September 29. The colleges will organise a meeting and students will be made aware of about the sacrifices made by the armed forces in protecting the borders.
“All higher education institutions with NCC units shall organise a special parade on 29th September, after which the NCC commander shall address them on the modalities of protection of the borders,” says the UGC letter.
“The university/colleges may organise a meeting, calling ex-servicemen who will sensitise the students about the sacrifices made by the armed forces in protecting the borders.”
The letter also issues an instruction to students: “The students shall pledge their support for the armed forces by writing letters and cards, which may be produced in both physical and digital format.” These letters of support, it says, will be publicised in the conventional and social media.
The UGC letter says that physical letters of support so received may be sent to nearby cantonments and shared with army officers visiting various colleges to meet students. It also asks institutions to encourage their students and faculty to visit the multimedia exhibition to be organised at India Gate in the national capital or in State capitals, important towns and cantonments across India.