RGU conducts interactive session on national integration

RONO HILLS, 20 Nov: As part of its ‘Communal Harmony Campaign Week’ celebration, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) here on Monday conducted an interactive session on national integration and social harmony with PC Tiwari, assistant secretary at the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH).

The session, which was a joint initiative of the departments of national security studies, social work, and psychology, saw the participation of hundreds of students, scholars, and teaching and non-teaching staffs.

Tiwari apprised the participants of the mission and the vision of the NFCH, which has been carrying out various welfare activities, such as providing financial assistance for education to child victims of communal, caste, ethnic, and terrorist violence in India.

He also highlighted the “extension activities” carried out by the foundation to promote communal harmony and national integration, and said that “NFCH has been funding NGOs to conduct debates, discussions and seminars to educate the students and young minds on national values towards the cause of national integration.”

Later, an interactive session between Tiwari, faculty members and students was held.

RGU Vice chancellor Prof Saket Kushwaha and Registrar Dr NT Rikam also spoke.

The social work department’s officiating head Dr Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Psychology HoD Dr Proshanto Kumar Saha, Social Work Assistant Professor Dr Kaushalendra Pratap Singh, and the national security studies’ officiating head Dr Arvind Kumar Kushwaha were among those who attended the interactive session.