MAHARANI LAKSHMI Bai (MLB) College held various intra-college competitions and organised annual prize distribution programme between December 22 and 30 on the college premises. Principal Secretary Higher Education Dr Bhagirath Prasad was the chief guest on December 29.
The college organised Hindi, English and Urdu creative writing competition and ‘aarti thali’ decoration on December 22. On December 23, students participated in mehndi, hairstyle, flower decoration and essay competitions.
A quiz contest and a drama marked the events of December 26. Students rendered solo and group songs based on classical as well as light music and participated in an extempore competition on December 27. On December 28, group dance competition based on folk tradition was the main attraction, while students created colourful rangoli and graceful alpana as part of another competition.
On December 29, solo dance competition based on folk tradition and ‘antakshari’ were the main highlights. A fancy dress competition based on personalities representing Indian history and culture attracted the audience on December 30.
During the celebrations, annual prizes were also distributed to students. BA final-year student Rafat Jahan was awarded Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma gold medal which is given to a final-year graduation student based on excellence in academics (70 per cent) and extra-curricular activities (30 per cent).
Another annual prize, Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh gold medal, was awarded to Master of Home Science (MHSc) student Samreen Rizvi for excellence in academics and other activities at P-G level. Rafat Jahan also received the annual award funded by Dr D P Singh (ex-principal of MLB) for highest marks among BA final-year (Arts) students.
BUIT students visit NGO
About 15 students from Barkatullah University Institute of Technology (BUIT) visited an NGO ‘Aasra’ near Mata Mandir where sick and wounded animals are rescued and taken care of. The budding engineers had a novel experience, that of being informed how an NGO works, the duties and responsibilities of an NGO and what problems they face.
Around 20 BUIT students also donated blood in a donation camp organised by the institute on its premises in collaboration with Lions Club Lake City. Faculty (Maths) Anupama Gupta and faculty (IT) Roopam Gupta and several non-teaching staff donated blood during the camp.
The camp was inaugurated by BUIT director Dr S C Soni who delivered a speech to motivate students towards this noble cause.
Essay contest at Anand Vihar
Anand Vihar College for Women (AVCW) recently organised an annual essay competition sponsored by Indira Bhaduri in the name of her husband and renowned journalist Taroon Coomar Bhaduri.
The inter-college essay competition was based on the topic ‘Youth and spiritualism’. AVCW BEd student Parul Geetey won the first prize, while another BEd student from the same college Neelu Sameer received the second prize. The third prize went to Sathya Sai College for Women student Disha Narula.
State-level tech festival in March
A State-level technical festival is being proposed by BUIT in the second week of March this year, Director Dr S C Soni said. Students and faculty from technical institutes across the State will be invited to participate in paper presentation contest, project contest, poster presentation and software contest among others.
HoD (IT) Dr Rooopam Gupta will coordinate the events. The topics will include embedded systems, artificial intelligence, neural networks, bioinformatics, robotics and mechatronics among others.
Compiled by Arpita Mitra.