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First-of-its-kind YUVA Jamia’s ‘Freshers Meet’ held

As the final round of admission for this year’s academic session in various educational institutions gets over, all gear-up in giving a warm welcome to the new comers.

Freshers of Jamia Millia Islamia were invited for a ‘Freshers Meet’ by the senior students a few days ago at an event organised by the ‘Youth United for Vision & Action’ (YUVA) chapter of Jamia in the afternoon at Dharamshala Hall of Sanatan Dharm Mandir situated in Sukhdev Vihar, adjacent to the university.

The even could not take place on the campus due to unavailability of space, said organisers.

This being one of its first kind till now in Jamia, it was attended by Monika Arora, senior Advocate in Supreme Court & Union of India’s Legal Counsel for JNU as the Chief Guest, Editor of Lok Sabha TV and the Guest of Honour, SK Sahay and the organisation’s Delhi Convener Rajneesh Jindal as the Special Guest.

As the new comers received greetings from the guests as one of the pioneers in their respective fields, there was an interactive session in which these invited guests shared their valuable experiences with the beginners who just kept their first step towards college-life.

Speaking to the students, Senior Advocate in the apex-court Monika Arora said she loves to come and converse with the students, who are the future of this great country and congratulated all the new comers. Commenting on the current student-life, she said most of them have vision, but lack action and vice-versa which is only making them confused and diverted. As being the Union of India’s Legal Counsel on JNU’s slogan controversy, she remarked that since some of them who lack either vision or action, they only indulge in such activities and only spoil their bright future. She urged all the students to excel in academics and construct an healthy atmosphere which is free from the jaws of casteism, poverty and all sorts of violence, which only benefits the nation’s all round development.

Citing examples of Swami Vivekananda’s coat incident, she told students to be proud of their rich-cultural heritage and be courageous to face obstacles of life. Referring to Steve Jobs’s life, she asked students to put emphasise on hard-work as it is the only way in accomplishing their vision. In her interaction, she also recommended students present there to read and listen to motivational works by scholars and draw inspiration from them.

Senior Journalist and Editor of Lok Sabha TV, SK Sahay commented upon the importance of youth for a nation. He said that a country progresses when the young brigade takes-up the responsibilities and fulfill them honestly. He asked students to be patient and introspect their action. He also urged to respect nature and thank almighty for these blessings to humanity.

After the interactive session, the students along with the guests sat together for lunch.

YUVA, a Delhi-based student body, actively works for student interests at almost every educational institution in the national Capital, like AIIMS, University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia, said the organisers of the event.

It provides students academic assistance in which YUVA Jamia even provided coaching to SSC & Banking aspirants at a minimal cost. As per the core traditions of the organisation, this platform was open for all those who are in search of knowledge and Jamia acting as harbour in achieving them, said the organisers.

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