Continuing the rich tradition of observing various events of national and international importance, Shridhar University celebrated the 63rd Republic day of India with patriotic fervor, gaiety and enthusiasm. On 26th January 2012 which was blessed for a change with a pleasant weather, the faculty and students of the university assembled in the lawns facing the administrative building. Prof Bir Singh anchored the proceedings. The function started with the singing of Vande Mataram by a group of students which was followed by hoisting of the tricolor by Prof BR Natarajan Pro Vice Chancellor. After the playing of National Anthem, Prof Natarajan greeted the gathering on the auspicious occasion of of conveyed to the gathering the message of Chancellor Shri Vijay Pal Yadav - " If our country is to surge forward and become the top ranking world leader, it is important that every citizen of India today must have a strong feeling of National Integration which is indeed the call of the hour."
Prof Natarajan in his speech said that it is indeed a matter of pride that Shridhar University Pilani within a short span of time has attracted students not only from Rajasthan but also from various states of India which include Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttarakhand thereby adding to the multi cultural ambience and a sense of national integration in the campus.
Prof Natarajan in his address pointed out that while much has been spoken about fundamental rights, it was unfortunate that little has been heard about fundamental duties. While originally, the Constitution of India did not contain these duties, The Forty Second Constitution Amendment Act, 1976 incorporated ten Fundamental Duties in Article 51(A) of the constitution of India and the Eighty-Six Constitution Amendment Act, 2002 added one more. He said that as much as every citizen of India took pride in cherishing the fundamental rights, it was equally important to perform the eleven fundamental duties as enshrined in the constitution. Prof Shakti Baijal concluded the celebrations with a "Spread Happiness" message to the gathering.
For more details about Shridhar University Pilani, see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in
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About Shridhar University
An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece. For more details see http://www.shridharuniversity.ac.in