New Delhi: This year India commemorates twenty-five years of the Pokhran nuclear tests and becoming a nuclear power. In this context, SHoDH-Delhi organised an interactive session on ‘Vijigishu Bharat 3.0: Nuclear Power in Changing Global Contours’. The event was graced by Prof. Satish Kumar (Faculty of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU), Dr. Shravan Kumar Singh (Eminent Scientist, GOI), and Mr Soham Ketkar (Y20 Representative) as guest speakers on the issue and where over fifty participants coming from different disciplines and institutions participated.
The event was conducted in two distinct sessions where, in the first half, the eminent guest speakers shared their valuable insights on the main theme ‘Nuclear power in the changing global contours’ and explored different dimensions of India’s nuclear power in a world where geo-political issues are in constant flux. The issues relating to India’s Nuclear power also become crucial in the context of India’s G20 presidency.
The speakers suggested that the nuclear tests played a crucial role in making India a Vijigishu state. As a responsible nuclear power, India has acted on its Bharatiya principles of peace as reflected in its nuclear policy of ‘no first use’ and the notion of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.
The second session of the event comprised of concluding ceremony of the Internship program of SHoDH-Delhi. On this occasion, Shri Anand Srivastava (Zonal Joint-Organizing Secretary ABVP-North Zone), Mr. Shashank Tiwari (National Convener, SHoDH), and Dr Alok Kumar Singh (National Pramukh, SHoDH) were present among other dignitaries.
The internship program by SHoDH was enriching, and extensive in character and it inculcated research aptitude in the young and budding scholars mostly comprising undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from different institutions and universities. Shreya Malik (Co-convener, SHoDH-Delhi ) listed out the various initiatives of SHoDH and how the interns played a crucial role in making those events possible and learned various skills through such events. The interns were also facilitated by eminent dignitaries as the internship came to its conclusion.
On this occasion, Prashant Shahi (Convener, SHoDH-Delhi) suggested that the internship program has been a successful initiative by SHoDH that helps the youth in connecting with the social, historical, political, cultural aspects of society and how they can contribute further to making research a genuinely holistic process. Shashank Tiwari (National Convenor, SHoDH) raised two pertinent questions for the interns to reflect on why SHoDH is vital for our society and how the interns are important for SHoDH.
He emphasized that the approach of SHoDH is not restricted to education but, it is rather focussed on the educability of young learners. The interns shared their valuable learning experience and feedback that will help SHoDH organise further such initiatives in the future and make research a truly holistic exercise.