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Garba at ?Xllence Umang?

INSTITUTE FOR Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE) culture club ?Xllence Umang? inaugurated its Umang Raas Garba on September 29.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2006 16:12 IST

INSTITUTE FOR Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE) culture club ‘Xllence Umang’ inaugurated its Umang Raas Garba on September 29.

Certificates for various competitions organised by the club were distributed. Students received cheques of scholarships initiated by IEHE for first and second rankers of every honours subject.

Umang News, the club’s newsletter was released on the same day. Higher Education Principal Secretary Bhagirath Prasad was the chief guest while higher education Commissioner SN Mishra presided over the function.

On the same day, Nehru Yuva Kendra regional director Shrikant Pandey announced the affiliation of Xllence Umang to Nehru Yuva Kendra where students will get a platform to participate at national level programmes related to culture and social work.

Xllence Umang also organised various programmes recently as a prelude to commemoration of First War of Independence. A debate competition was organised on August 24 in which students spoke on the relevance of the war in modern times.
The club organised patriotic song competition on August 31 and a fancy dress competition on September 9, depicting the freedom movement heroes. The club organised Hindi speech and essay competitions on contemporary issues on September 14 to mark Hindi Diwas.

Competitions at Sathya Sai
SATHYA SAI College for Women (BHEL) is holding various competitions in the college premises from September 27 to 30. Students took part in about 30 to 35 intra-college competitions including mehndi, kalash decoration, greetings card making, rangoli, music, dance, debate, quiz, painting and poster making. These competitions were organised as first phase of Youth Festival (college level) to select students for district level.

Anand Vihar holds competitions
ANAND VIHAR College for Women (AVCW) organised debate, rangoli, cartoon making, on-the-spot painting, elocution and poster making competitions and classical and folk dance in their college from September 27 to 30. In folk dance, the focus was garba. These competitions formed the initial phase of Youth Festival and students selected will now move to district level.

IEHE debate on protectionism
INSTITUTE FOR Excellence in Higher Education (IEHE) economics department organised a debate on the topic ‘Free trade versus protectionism—a boom or a doom’ in their college premises on September 25. Sahiba Bawa briefed the audience about the topic. The first speaker was Shilpi Tripathi who presented her views on free trade. Zaid, Anamika, Mitali and Kunal spoke for free trade.

Sohail Mateen, Yash Mehra, Monika Arora, Sachin Tenguria and Piyush among others spoke on protectionism. Mitali Chauhan and Anu Mathur were adjudged best speakers. The event was hosted by Divya and Swati.

Professors of the department – Kalpana Mallik, Nandini Verma and Jugesh Ubeja also provided a brief summary of the topic with regard to current scenario.

Compiled by Arpita Mitra
Photo by Mujeeb Faruqui

First Published: Sep 30, 2006 16:12 IST