May 13, 2016



Indian Army protects the nation on the borders and comes to the rescue of people when faced with calamities. Strengthening this commitment is the sacrifices by their families. As a tribute to the support by the families, Samarpana event is organized every year by PES University. Samarpana 2016, had various programmes for benefit of the families of soldiers from April 12 to 14. The felicitation function was presided over by Shri Raghvendra H Auradkar, IPS and Dr M R Doreswamy, Chancellor, PES University. On the occasion, Captain Naveen, a Kargil war veteran shared his combat experiences with a packed auditorium of eager students. Families of fifteen soldiers and martyrs were felicitated. The University values the privilege of hosting the families of soldiers for three days and extending all possible help. The families of soldiers and martyrs from far flung areas of Karnataka were invited to Bangalore. They were provided legal advice for handling paperwork related to pensions and other formalities, medical consultancy and advice on empowerment. On the first day, felicitation function was followed by a workshop on women’s empowerment to create awareness about various opportunities that can help women to be economically independent. Meditation workshop by the Art of Living demonstrated the methods which can help the families cope up with the stress and anxiety as a family of a soldier. On the second day, a medical camp for the families had fourteen specialists which included ophthalmologists, orthopaedicians, and gynecologists attend to their health problems. The musical evening featuring popular Kannada Sugama Sangeetha Artist Smt M D Pallavi was attended by the families of soldiers and students. On the third day the families were taken around the city of Bangalore and were seen of by the organizing team. The organizing team comprised of Ishdeep, Honey, Rishab, Aditya, Ayush, Ankit, Jatin, Kaushik, Lokesh, Yash, Akshay, Nishesh, Neerav, Rajat, Tanya, Satya, Sayan. Sakshat, Shubam, Sumanth, Darshan, Vikram. Anoosh, Monica, Nagashree, Ashwin, Smitha, Nabha, Saqib, Prashant, Ajay, Anurag, Jerry, Divya and Akash.