Governor of the state and chancellor of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), N.N. Vohra on Monday said that the varsity was in the process of developing a system that would track suspicious movement on the border and Line of Control and would help the security forces in a great manner.
“The system includes development of sensors and monitoring the movement through the satellite. The project has been assigned to the varsity by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and will be completed soon” said Vohra. The installation of such sensors on the border and LoC would help the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir as a large number infiltration bids take place at various points across the state. Vohra was speaking on the occasion of second convocation of SMVDU which is about 40 Kms from Jammu in which chief minister Omar Abdullah and N.R Narayana Murthy Chairman, Infosys were also present. Degrees were conferred upon 338 students of the varsity.
Vohra said that another project to stop power theft in the state was being developed by the university as the power theft was prevalent at a large extent here.
The project to cut electricity theft is underway and the instrument that will help in bringing this change is being worked upon by the school of energy management under SMVDU.
There has been widespread theft of electricity in J&K that causes huge loss to the state coffers. Preventive measures like installing of electronic meters have been taken by the state government but to no avail. There are many places where the meters have not been installed yet.
He said that although the students passing from the university have the right to go out of the state and flourish but at the end of the day they should serve their own state. “The students passing out from the university can go anywhere in the world and work but they owe something to their own state and should also work here so the state progresses” he said.
Chief guest, N.R. Narayana Murthy said that it was the responsibility of the students to build a strong India and lead it. “The students and the youth can only build an India which will lead the whole world” he said.
“Transforming India is not an easy task and would take great efforts by everyone to make it a strong nation” Murthy said.
He advised the graduating students to think as an Indian leaving all the shackles of regionalism so that they can work as global citizens.
A large number of students donning green and yellow gowns and academic robes occupied the hall of the SMVDU.
Doctorate of Science was conferred upon Murthy by the Chancellor of University. Omar Abdullah expressed his satisfaction over the way SMVDU has taken off. He urged the graduating students to show utmost sincerity and integrity towards a new phase they have entered after graduating as they were the “ambassadors of SMVDU.”
The convocation procession comprised of all the members of Academic Council, Executive Council including the vice chancellor N.K. Bansal, headed by the Registrar of the university.