February 8-13, 2015
Kala Kendra, Jammu
The Seeds of Hope: Visions of Sustainability, steps towards change Exhibition was inaugurated on 7th February, 4 pm at Kala Kendra, Jammu by First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra, wife of Hon’ble Governor of Jammu and Kashmir N. N Vohra. Prof. R.D. Sharma , Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu was the Guest of Honor. The inaugural function was attended by dignitaries including chairman WWF Jammu, Mr. CM Seth (who was also the guest speaker), Mr. Soujanya Sharma, Director Information J&K, and Principals of various schools.
Prof. Sharma lauded President Ikeda’s work and actions towards peace, especially his work in the area of education. He also applauded the efforts of BSG and SGI for taking such initiatives for betterment of society.
The six-day exhibition, which had panels in both English and Hindi, had a footfall of 8,653, including nearly 4,300 students from 56 schools and colleges, and eminent persons, including Mr. Vijay Bakaya, former Chief Secretary; Prof. Meenakshi Kilam of Jammu University; Mr. Mehbood Beg, former Member of Parliament; and Ms. Sarla Kohli, social activist. They praised this BSG initiative which has come in the wake of the suffering of the people after the torrential rains and disastrous floods in September last year and the long period of unrest and violence.
The film ‘A Quiet Revolution’ was also screened during the exhibition and was appreciated by all.