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Work on construction of SMVD Gurukul Phase-II to begin soon

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KATRA: The 14th meeting of the Governing Council for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Gurukul, Charan Paduka, Katra was held at the Gurukul Complex here in which working and functioning of the institution was reviewed.
Various issues concerning the welfare and all round development of the students were discussed.
Dr S.S Bloeria, Member of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, who is also Chairman of the Governing Council for Gurukul, chaired the meeting.
Dr. M. K Bhandari, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Dr. M. K Kumar, Additional Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB; Prof. Y.K Mishra; Prof. Vishwamurti Shastri; Neeraj Gupta, Chief Accounts Officer of the Shrine Board; Anil Sharma, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board and Administrator of Gurukul; and Gopal Dass Shastri, Head Pujari, Bhawan; participated in the meeting.
The meeting particularly noted with great satisfaction the outstanding achievement registered by the students of the Gurukul in the annual examinations of class 8th and 9th conducted by the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi in May-June 2014 and that two of its students viz Neeraj Jamwal and Ranjeet Singh, who appeared in class 8th examination, having secured first position in the entire University.
The CEO informed that the Gurukul has not only achieved the distinction of 100 per cent pass percentage but all its students of both 8th and 9th classes have secured first positions with marks ranging from 60 per cent to 80 per cent and above. Master Prikshit Sharma and Master Radesh Goswami, who appeared in the class 9th examination also brought laurels to the institution by securing 84.40 per cent marks.
The meeting discussed in detail the to-date status of construction of Gurukul Phase-II. The meeting was informed that the work on the levelling of the ground is going on speedily and the construction work on this phase comprising hostel for students, who shall be pursuing “Shastri” course, residential accommodation for Acharyas and staff, Yagya Shalla, Temple and allied facilities would commence shortly and will be completed within 18 months. It was informed that the recent addition of four new class rooms, accommodation facilities have been added in the existing academic block.
The CEO further informed that at present 86 students are studying in the 6th to 10th classes in this fully residential Gurukul, who are being imparted education in Vedas, Sanskrit, religious scriptures, Karamkand and Pooja rituals, apart from being taught all modern subjects including Science, Mathematics and Computers. Free education, boarding, lodging, uniforms, books etc. to the students are provided by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
The Shrine Board also organises specially designed training sessions for the students hailing from Purana Daroor and belonging to erstwhile Baridar families to prepare them for the entrance test for admission to Gurukul and one such coaching session which was underway at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Spiritual Growth Centre, Katra for the forthcoming academic session, concluded on Wednesday.

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