INSTITUTE FOR Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE) students from departments of psychology, chemistry, food science and quality control and NSS members recently organised a camp in Prempura village near Bhadbhada.
The NSS members participated in the camp from December 26 to January 4 while other departments took part on December 28 and 29.
The psychology department had a goal ‘Girl child enlightenment programme.’ The target group was six to 14 years. On December 28 the department organised two ‘nukkad’ shows—one on imparting education to the girl child, the other on dealing with superstitions and stereo-type attitudes. Play-way techniques were also used to establish rapport with students.
A workshop was organised to help children understand their motivation, aspiration and intelligence level. On the second day, the psychology department provided counselling.
About 20 students from psychology department took part. It was concluded that aspiration of the village children is high, only they do not get support from parents and society, IEHE department of psychology HoD Dr Ratna Sharma said.
About 30 students from department of chemistry and food science also participated in the camp.
The chemistry students taught preparations of phenyl, detergent, soap, analgesic balm among others to villagers. The food science department students taught preparations of pickle, chutney, squash and amla supari to villagers.
They also taught villagers the basics of dying of fabric, tie and dye, and making soft toys, Dr Meera Pingle, CG Smita and Dr Pankaja Shukla from departments of chemistry and food science said.
The NSS members organised the camp under the banner ‘Healthy youth for healthy society’. On December 26, they motivated villagers towards self-employment. On December 27, they informed villagers about activities to be undertaken in the camp, NSS programme officer Dr Madhu Jain said.
On December 29, Van Vihar director Jasbeer Singh Chauhan and assistant director RK Dixit gave a projector demonstration and lecture on conservation of wild life to students. On January 1, students along with RK Dixit took part in polythene picking. A medical camp and cancer detection camp were also organised.
BSSS to hold national seminar
BHOPAL SCHOOL of Social Sciences (BSSS) commerce department will organise a UGC sponsored national seminar from January 19 and 20 on the college premises. The seminar will focus on the growing importance of non-banking finance companies (NBCs). Dr Rangrajan from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi will be the keynote speaker. Delegates from various parts of the State and from other states including Kerala will attend the seminar, organising secretary Dr Rajashree Chakravarty said.
Prize distribution at Satya Sai
SRI SATYA Sai College for Women organised prize distribution and annual cultural event recently. The programme began with Ganesh Vandana by BCA students, followed by Bharatnatyam by Anusha G, group dance (Chhattisgarhi) by B Com students, a group song in Hindi, a group dance on Hanuman Chalisa, a Rajasthani dance by BSc (Bio) students, a Goan dance by BCA and BEd students, an English song ‘We are the world’ and an English song based on thanksgiving.
Pushpavati Lal Gold Medal for best student from arts faculty went to Sharmistha Joshi, Shantagopal Smarak gold medal for best student from science went to Saraswati Akela. The gold medal for best commerce student sponsored by chairperson of the college committee Ranjit Vithal Das went to Preeti Chakravarti. Suresh Chandra Goyel Memorial gold medal was given to best BCA student Madhu Suryavanshi, and the gold medal for best all round BEd student went to Anuja Mohan. Prizes were also given for the best student in NSS, NCC and sports.
Compiled by Arpita Mitra