To promote ‘Self- Reliance through Health and Entrepreneurship’ and to observe the “Year of Millets”, Government Home Science College in collaboration with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), organized a healthy millet recipe competition on behalf of the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. More than 30 post graduate and under graduate students participated in the competition. Sh. SK Mehta from Food Processing Institute, Food and Nutrition Board and Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal were the esteemed judges for the event.
A wide range of recipes ranging from jowar pockets to ragi dhokla and ragi chocolate lava cake were prepared by the students. Prizes were awarded for best recipes and best innovation.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, motivated the students to observe this year as the “Year of Millets” in sync with the initiatives of the government and congratulated them for their enthusiasm in participating in the event and further encouraged them to opt for healthy options in the diet by replacing the refined flours with nutrient rich counterparts of wheat and rice.
As a placement and skill development initiative, Government Home Science College organized a workshop on Skill Development and Sustainable Draping Techniques that aimed to enhance creativity amongst students and train them to create fashion through zero- waste approach. The workshop cum demonstration focused on reusing waste cloth material for creating newer designs and reinventing fashion. More than 150 students including faculty members attended the workshop.
Ms. Jharna Joshi, Associate Professor, University of Petroleum and Energy studies, Dehradun was the resource person for the workshop. During the workshop, she elaborated the importance of sustainable fashion and emphasized on sustainable use of fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity. Students were demonstrated and equipped with knowledge about the ethical consumption of fashion products and its various environmental impacts. She demonstrated a number of sustainable draping techniques from reused sarees on the mannequins showcasing gorgeous and luxury eco-styles. At the end of the workshop, students were able to correlate the session with what inspires them the most as a fashion identity.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, motivated the students for their active participation in workshops promoting green and sustainable fashion. She further sensitized the students about the importance of dynamic overview and unique opportunities in the field of designing.
A National Seminar on ‘Home Science: Nurturing Innovations & Skill Development’ sponsored by College Development Council, Panjab university, Chd, was held at Government Home Science College on February 20, 2020. The seminar was a step towards bridging academia with industry and entrepreneurship and aimed to unleash the creative potential of every individual in sync with the multi-disciplinary approach of Home Science thereby encouraging new innovations. The seminar provided a platform for more than 150 delegates including academicians, research scholars, PhD scholars, faculty and entrepreneurs from different parts of the country.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, delivered the welcome address. The event commenced with the auspicious lamp lighting ceremony. The honorable Chief Guest of the seminar, Prof. Neelam Grewal, Member, Punjab Public Service Commission, Ex-Dean Home Science as well as PG Studies PAU Ludhiana and former Director, ICAR- Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneshwar delivered the inaugural speech. She talked about importance of skill development in today’s time and further stressed upon the necessity to identify gaps and then developing skills. She briefed the audience about the skill development programs and highlighted that ideation is the first step to Innovation.
After the inaugural session, a plenary session on ‘Start-ups and Entrepreneurship’ was addressed by Dr. Dinesh Dua, Indian Chairperson, Start-Up and Entrepreneurship cum CEO, Nectar Life Sciences Ltd. He emphasized upon need and significance of having ‘Start-ups and Entrepreneurships’ for today’s youth. He highlighted that India has brought about dynamic changes in the start-up ecosystem owned by majority of young population. He elaborated the key drivers pushing the Indian start-up economy and concluded by motivating the audience to be innovative and become the young generation entrepreneurs.
This was followed by a panel discussion woven around the theme ‘Ek kadam Swawlamban ki aur’. The key panelists were Emeritus Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex- Dean of IC College of Home Science, CCS Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar; Ms. Liza Chawla- founding member and President of the NGO- Chhoti si Asha; Ms. Laveleen- a renowned Dietician and Alumna of the college; Ms. Richa- founder Cleopatra, renowned Wellness and Nutrition Consultant; Mr Sumeer Walia-, Director, Chitkara University Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development-CEED, Punjab and Ms. Suman Singh, AGM, SIDBI (Small Industrial Development Bank of India). The panel members discussed their journey from employee to entrepreneurs in their respective fields. The audience were informed about the various sources of funding and taking loans under various government schemes. They highlighted the role of drivers and mentors in taking forward the vision of start-ups. They further encouraged the audience to take calculated risks for their start-ups and never lose hope in incidences of failures. They were motivated to face challenges with confidence and move ahead with high spirits.
Oral and poster presentation sessions were conducted post lunch.
The valedictory session was chaired by Emeritus Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex- Dean of IC College of Home Science, CCS Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar. Prof. Sudha Katyal, was the co-chairperson. Highlights, recommendations and suggestions of all the technical sessions were deliberated upon and read out by all the rapporteurs.
Prizes were awarded for best poster presentation. The event also provided a platform to the students of college, alumni and NGO ‘Choti si Asha’ to display their entrepreneurial skills by putting up stalls in the college. The stall showcased a wide array of products ranging from nutritious chocolates, mini donuts, healthy muffins, handmade jewellery, health drinks, bottle covers, keychains, pouches, quilling products etc.
The day saw a plethora of academic activities. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated all the staff members for hosting this day full of academic insights and discernment so successfully. She also appreciated the young talents for showcasing their applaudable efforts and further encouraged them to keep up with the spirit of entrepreneurship by racking their brains to think out of the box.
A number of students of Government Home Science College showcased their talents at various events and competitions and brought laurels to college.
Students bagged a number of prizes during the Science Fest-2020 held at MCM DAV College for Women on the theme ‘Emerging Trends in science and Technology’. Khushi from from B.Sc. (Fashion Designing) - 3rd Year bagged 1st prize in Green fashion Show showcasing sustainable lifestyle clothing. She designed a dress whose upper top resembled a solar panel and bottom skirt resembling solar energy highlighting the process of utilizing solar energy for production of electricity. She won the title of ‘Eco-Friendly Queen’. Rashmita Subba from B.Sc. (Dietetics) - 3rd Year bagged first prize in Poster making Competition. She depicted sustainable features as well as eco-friendly raw sources for sustainable development in her poster. Akanksha Rakheja and Chetna Vats from B.Sc. (Home Science) – 2nd Year won first prize in Scientific Rangoli. With this, the college bagged the Overall Trophy during the Science Fest-2020.
Home science girls also participated in the 8-day extravaganza ‘Chandigarh Urban Festival’ held from February 09 to February 16, 2020. The Bhangra team of the college bagged 2nd prize while the aerobics team won the consolation prize. The performances were highly appreciated by the spectators.
In addition to this, Rashmita Subba, a student of B.Sc. (Dietetics)- 3rd Year bagged third prize in Poster making Competition on the theme ‘Digital India’ after competing with a number of other students from various colleges and universities of tricity during an intercollege Economics Fest ‘Econoverse’ was held at MCM DAV College for Women on February 12, 2020. Other participating students were felicitated with participation certificate.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the students on their brilliant performances as they brought laurels to the institution. She also congratulated the prize winners for keeping alive the inimitable tradition of excellence of Government Home Science College and further advised the students to never rest on their laurels and exhorted them to work with more dedication towards their goals.
A NAAC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Quality Enhancement in Higher Education’ was held at Government Home Science College on February 14, 2020. The main theme of the seminar centered upon improving the qualitative aspects of education as per the directives of assessment and accreditation criteria of NAAC. The seminar provided a platform for more than 110 delegates including academicians, research scholars, PhD scholars, faculty and entrepreneurs from different parts of the country.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, delivered the welcome address. The honorable Chief Guest of the seminar, Prof. Nilofer Khan, Director (Home Science, School of Applied Sciences and Technology) and Ex- Registrar, University of Kashmir, Srinagar delivered the inaugural speech. She emphasized upon the need of quality enhancement to ensure a better future of the students.
Four plenary sessions from technical experts of various fields were conducted.
Dr. Archana Mishra, NAAC Incharge Haryana-cum- Principal, Government College, Sector-1, Panchkula, Haryana, emphasized on ‘Best Practices in Higher Educational Institutions’. She brought into limelight various strategies that a college must adopt to score well in this criterion and further elaborated Divyaang friendly and PATANG programme that a college must adopt for improvising the score.
Dr. Dalip Kumar, Additional State Project Director, RUSA, Sector- 42, Chandigarh emphasized on ‘Online Assessment and Accreditation Methodology in Revised Accreditation Framework’. He highlighted the various criterions of NAAC assessment and the dynamics of revised framework. He elaborated the registration process in detail and concluded his words by quoting that education, quality education and poverty eradication goes hand in hand.
Sarvjeet Singh, CII Chairman Co- Founder and Managing Director of Finvasia Group of Companies Chandigarh highlighted the ‘Role of Incubators and Accelerators in Higher Education’. He elaborated the difference between incubators and accelerators and encouraged the audience to evolve themselves with changes and build networks with alumni to gather experiences.
Dr. Amol P Bhondekar, Sr. Principal Scientist, Agrionics- Post Harvest Technologies, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh elaborated the ‘Importance of R&D-Academia Interface for Higher Education’. He emphasized on the pillars of global competitiveness and various strategic technologies that must be adopted.
Parallel oral and poster presentation sessions were conducted post lunch.
The valedictory session was chaired by Emeritus Prof. Neelam Khetarpaul, Ex- Dean of IC College of Home Science, CCS Hisar Agricultural University, Hisar. Prof. SudhaKatyal, was the co-chairperson. Highlights, recommendations and suggestions of all the technical sessions were deliberated upon and read out by all the rapporteurs.
Prizes were awarded for best poster presentation.
The day saw a plethora of academic activities. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated all the staff members for hosting this day of full of academic insights and discernment so successfully and hoped that today’s proceedings and deliberations will find a place of immense value in their respective fields.
The students of Government Home Science College put up a number of stalls of skilled items to show case their start-up activities learnt during their course in 11th Panjab University Rose Festival, Chandigarh as a part of 'Earn While You Learn' initiative. Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, P.U. was the chief guest for the event. The students of B.Sc Home Science showcased the display of handwork items with a professional touch like quilling boxes, earings, keychains, photo frames, wall hangings, lampshades, glass items, canvas paintings, fabric items, decorative bottles, paper bags, shagun envelops and homemade chocolates etc. under the leadership of Mrs. Seema Jaitly. The stalls received tremendous response at the event.
The stall proved a big hit among the young crowd of the festival. A tattoo making stall was also put up by the students. Students were highly appreciated for their efforts by the honorable chief guest.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for getting laurels to the college through their entrepreneurial skills and thereby attracting a large crowd in Rose Festival.
In an endeavor to intensify the role of students as responsible consumers and basic understanding of Intellectual Property Rights, Government Home Science College organized an awareness lecture on ‘Intellectual Property Rights and Consumer Education’ for the students of B.Sc. Home Science 3rd year.
Ex Justice Madhu P. Singh, Executive Member, Consumer Association, Mr. S.D. Singh, Chairman and Mr. S. Virdi, Member, Consumer Association were the guest speakers for the day. Mrs Madhu P. Singh elaborated the Intellectual Property Rights as important drivers of growth and prosperity of a business that can turn out to be highly valuable assets of the business. She described the four types of Intellectual Property rights i.e. Trade Marks, Copyrights, Designs and Patents. She also discussed the importance of registration and protection of each property right further emphasizing on its creation and statuary enactment. In addition to this, she emphasized on the necessity to conduct consumer education programs to raise the level of awareness and understanding of consumers. She also elaborated basic Consumer Rights and Responsibilities and the salient features of the Consumer Protection Act 1986. She described the procedure of filing case in the consumer courts in case of violation of consumer rights. She informed the students to be more conscious and cautious in selecting products and services with an assurance of quality, safety and competitive price since they should not compromise the health, safety and welfare of their family by patronizing products that are cheaper, but of low quality and substandard.
Principal of the college, Prof. SudhaKatyal, expressed her gratitude to the guest speakers of the day. She further motivated the students to be responsible and cautious consumers and generate awareness about the same to minimize the exploitation of consumers by unscrupulous traders and lessen the proliferation of uncertified and substandard products.
The college has been granted a short term research project entitled “To Study the Relationship between WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Practices and Micronutrient Deficiencies in Adolescents by the Department of Science and Technology and Renewable Energy, Chandigarh Administration.
Financial assistance amounting to Rs. 90,000/- has been assigned for this short term research study.
On the auspicious day of 26 January, Government Home Science College celebrated 71st Republic Day filled with a feeling of patriotism and dedication. The celebration started with the hoisting of the National Flag by the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. It was followed by the recitation of the National Anthem. Prof. Katyal addressed the audience by highlighting the importance of the Constitution and its unique features such as Sovereign, Socialist, Secular, Democratic and Republic enshrined in the preamble of the constitution. She also gave an insight on the six fundamental rights as the basic human rights of all citizens.
Adding to the patriotic aura, the college campus turned reverberated with the rhythmic vocal performances presented by the students. Furthermore, the students also presented a splendid dance performance on ‘Vande Mataram’. The tiny tots from Chaitanya nursery school also gave enthralling performances. The program ended with the message to create a great nation through collective efforts from all individuals.
With an aim to enhance practical knowledge about Entrepreneurship and Start-ups, students of B.Sc Home Science- 6th Sem along with faculty member Dr. Shabana Gandhi, attended CII NR Startup Conclave organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern region, Headquarters on January 24,2020. The conclave focused on deliberating various challenges and potential of setting of Start-ups in UT, Chandigarh. HE Shri VP Singh Badnore, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh was the chief guest and key speaker for the session. Various deliberations and interactive sessions of the event helped the students to understand about various Government initiatives, International outreach and role of Incubators and accelerators and the Art and Science of fund raising for startups. The startup conclave benefitted the students and motivated them to think out of box.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the students for showcasing interest in Entrepreneurship and start-ups and motivated them to adopt practical strategies to set up their own enterprises and move ahead with appropriate knowledge by tapping multiple funding sources for their start-ups.
Government Home Science College, Sector- 10 held a session on Grooming techniques and safe use of social media in collaboration with Sarthi Trust and LUVYA-The Fashion House of Sec 7C. Noted International Fashion Designer of city Neetu Arora volunteered her services to students of Home Science College while teaching them tips of self-grooming. The session was attended by fashion designing Students along with teachers and other stream students. As many as 110 students learnt the way to style themselves in the least possible budget.
Fashion Designer Neetu Arora and Sarthi Trust Chairman Taruni Gandhi was welcomed by Principal Ms. Sudha Katyal with Placement Coordinator Dr. Shabana Gandhi. While interacting with students Arora exerts that it is not true that people are going to judge you with your clothes but it is also pertinent to know that one should dress up wisely for first own-self and then as per atmosphere, time and weather. While telling students about body types, color and styling,Neetu Arora emphasized on Positive attitude while carrying different styles everyday and gave social message that every girl should first Love and accept herself.Taruni Gandhi, informed the students regarding the wiser use of social media and shared various strategies that one must follow to sustain their safety in public places. She also shared the importance of using ‘Share Location’ feature on google maps to intimate their actual location to their known ones.She shared her thoughts on emotional balancing and makeoneself secure while working at different places.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the guest speakers of the day by presenting a token of love and regards to them. She further motivated the students to adopt such strategies to safeguard themselves.
With an aim to promote Fit India Campaign and improvise mobility and body balance, NSS volunteers of Government Home Science College performed physical training exercises and enthusiastically played different sports in the college ground. Volunteers were informed of the various health benefits of different exercises and importance of performing sports in our day to day lives for the betterment of our health.
Volunteers also played sports that originated in ancient India. The main motto was to promote the Indian culture and emphasizing upon the nation- wide campaign of Fit India Campaign that aims to encourage people to include physical activity and sports in their everyday lives. Various sports such as kho-kho was played which added to the zeal amongst the students.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their contribution in this campaign and highlighted the importance of fitness, especially in the times we live in and added that people must change their mindsets when it comes to physical fitness. She further motivated the students to be active volunteers with an endeavor to promote this national campaign.
The NSS wing of Government Home Science College celebrated the valedictory day of seven days special NSS camp on January 17, 2020. The camp was inaugurated on January 11, 2020. Shri. Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer was invited as the honorable chief guest for the day. The ceremony commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony.
Shri Bikram Rana interacted with the NSS volunteers for their feedback about the camp. He conducted a few activities along with the volunteers with an aim to motivate them to review their perspective for whatever they do in their lives. He appreciated the efforts of the enthusiastic volunteers and emphasized the need for community service. He further added that real joy lies in serving others and making the world around us a better place to live in. He also congratulated the NSS volunteers on their outstanding efforts and motivated them to focus on communitarian approach. A glimpses on all the activities performed during the camp was also shown to the Chief Guest. Sir highly appreciated the efforts of the volunteers in making this camp a success.
NSS volunteers gave enthralling performances. Volunteers performed Garbha in order to promote the national flagship program ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ and highlight the culture and traditions of the appointed paired state U.T. Dadra and Nagar Haveli influenced by Maharashtrian and Gujarati culture. They also made an effort to generate awareness regarding ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ through an informative NukkadNatak. The day concluded with an energetic bhangra performance and reciting National Anthem. Principal of the college, also presented a token of gratitude and regards to honorable chief guest for the day.
Prof. Katyalapplauded the efforts of the NSS volunteers and their mentors for their innovative ideas and dedication. She also motivated the volunteers to continue with the motto 'Not Me But You' with more responsibility and make use of this opportunity and contribute their bid in transforming the society.
In an endeavorto extend electoral literacy andto promote the national flagship programme ‘Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation’ also known as ‘SVEEP’, a poster making and slogan writing competition was organized on the theme ‘Electoral Literacy for Stronger Democracy’ on the sixth day of seven day special NSS Camp. The main objective of this competition was to spread voter awareness and promote voter literacy in India. It also aimed to work towards preparing India’s electors and equipping them with basic knowledge related to the electoral process. The volunteers enthusiastically participated in the competition and designed beautiful posters and slogans to promote the same.
During the second half of the day, NSS volunteers organized an awareness rally as a part of 31st National Road Safety week 2020 observed from January 11, 2020 to January 17, 2020 under the theme ‘Bringing change through Youth Power’. The rally witnessed participation of a number of volunteers. The rally was flagged off from college under the guidance of NSS incharge Dr. Neha Sharma. The volunteers holding banners, posters and placards in their hands chanted slogans for generating awareness amongst the common masses. Prior to this, the volunteers had actively participated by making beautiful posters and writing motivational slogans in order to highlight and emphasize the need for safe roads. Volunteers urged the masses to take cognizance of the issue and to join hands to make road safety a social movement. Later on, the volunteers prepared for the valedictory event to be conducted the following day. Vounteers wholeheartedly practiced for their performances with full zeal and fervor.
Principal of the college, Prof. SudhaKatyal, highly appreciated the efforts of the volunteers in generating awareness amongst the people about the importance of road safety and emphasized on the fact that if road safety products are utilized correctly or efficiently, they can help save lives, prevent accidents and injuries and keep a society functioning in the most optimal way. She further motivated the volunteers to be the agents of change and realize that ‘Every Vote Counts’.
Fifth Day of Seven Days Special NSS Camp in Home Science College witnessed awareness on Menstrual Hygiene and Pulse Polio Campaign. With an aim to promote Fit India Movement and build strength, awareness and harmony in both mind and body, Yoga sessions were conducted by the enthusiastic volunteers. Volunteers performed various ‘Asanas’ to improve respiration, energy and vitality and further improvise their athletic performance. They were informed about the benefits and importance of yoga in our daily lives.
During the second half of the day, a menstrual hygiene campaign was conducted for the volunteers in collaboration with Unicharm’s feminine hygiene brand Sofy. The objective of the campaign was to generate awareness about menstrual hygiene by dispelling myths and taboos related to this issue. The main aim was to discredit shame related to menstruation and sensitize the volunteers to consider menstrual phase as a blessing and follow proper standards of hygiene and sanitation. Sofy distributed its environment- friendly and anti- bacterial premium quality sanitary pads free of cost to all the volunteers of the NSS camp. Later on, Dr. Sonalika Yadav, Civil Dispensary, Sector-11, Chandigarh was the guest speaker of the session. She sensitized the volunteers about the Pulse Polio Immunization (PPI) Programme running from January 19,2020 to January 21, 2020 launched by the President of India ahead of National Immunization Day which is observed on 18 January every year. She informed the volunteers about the key facts of Polio, a highly infectious viral disease and enlightened their knowledge by creating awareness regarding the transmission of virus from one person to another. She emphasized upon various symptoms that must not be ignored in an individual. She further motivated the volunteers to work as active vaccinators for this massive campaign and extend co-operation for making this campaign successful for eradication of Polio in the country. Furthermore, she trained the volunteers for the upcoming Pulse Polio programme.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the volunteers for their active participation in performing various ‘Asanas’ and further informed the students about various precautionary measures that must be followed while performing Yoga. She also motivated the volunteers to actively participate in the Immunization Programme as enthusiastic vaccinators to serve the cause.
With an aim to promote Fit India Movement and improvise mobility and body balance, the fourth day of seven day special NSS camp began with performing physical training exercises and enthusiastically playing different sports in the college ground. Volunteers were informed of the various health benefits of different exercises and importance of performing sports in our day to day lives for the betterment of our health.
During the second half of the day, an interactive session was organized on ‘Stress Management’ for the NSS volunteers. Sister Preeti, Brahma Kumari, Rajyoga Bhawan, Sector-15, Chandigarh was invited as the Guest Speaker for the session. She reminded the volunteers of the innate goodness of the individual. She talked about the difference between body and soul and brought into limelight the three important faculties of soul i.e. Mind, Intellect and Impression. She discussed the real meaning of human being as spiritual beings on a human journey and beautifully described soul as consequent being of light. She further emphasized on the embodiments of seven virtues i.e. Knowledge, Purity, Peace, Love, Happiness, Bliss and Power. She also conducted activities for the volunteers to balance their minds and thoughts and encourage positive thoughts and ideas in our lives.Later on, an essay writing competition on the topic ‘Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’ emphasing on culture and traditions, cuisines, administrative and political working, festivities, language of paired state U.T. Dadra and Nagar Haveli influenced by Maharashtrian and Gujarati culture.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the volunteers for their active participation in different sports and highlighted various health benefits and precautions while performing sports activities. She further motivated the volunteers to adopt various strategies for stress and anger management to lead a life of satisfaction and achieve true happiness.
On the third day of seven days special NSS camp, volunteers actively participated in the Poster making and Slogan writing competitions on the themes'Save water’ with an aim to sensitize the masses about urgent need to save waterfor future generations.The competition further aimed to focus on five aspects of Jal Shakti Abhiyan i.e. Water Conservation and Rain Water harvesting, renovation of traditional and other water bodies, reuse of water and recharging of structures, water shed development and intensive afforestation.
During the second half of the day, NSS enthusiasts were oriented about the aims and objectives of National Service Scheme as an important extension dimension to the higher education system for community service. Mr. Raj Kumar, Regional Youth Officer, NSS was invited as the Guest Speaker for the session. Volunteers were reminded of the motto of NSS ‘Not MeBut You’ and advised them to work for the community selflessly. He further motivated the volunteers to be active members of various National programmes by developing in themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
In the concluding part of the day, volunteers enthusiastically participated in Lohri celebrations in the college. Faculty members, non teaching staff and other employees were the part of thecelebrations. Audience was enthralled with the participation of the Students who danced with with full zeal and enjoyed the festival.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the efforts of the students for beautifully showcasing their ideas during poster making and slogan writing competitions so as to sensitize the society towards the nation-wide campaign of ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’. She advised the volunteers to identify the needs and problems of the community and involve themselves in problem solving process and contribute their bit in making this place and nation a wonderful place to live in,not only for themselves but for their future generations.She further gave her best wishes on the occasion of Lohri to one and all.
Commemorating the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda and celebrating 36th National Youth Day , enthusiastic NSS Volunteers visited the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Sector-15, Chandigarh where they were told the significance of National Youth day.
Volunteers were then introduced to the thoughts and ideologies of Swamiji and the importance of inculcating his spiritual as well as inspirational thoughts in our daily lives. The major emphasis was laid on the most famous quotation ' Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached'. Various speakers highlighted the important message by Swami Vivekananda to practice concentration and meditation. They advised the youth to attain power of concentration and to build a good character by imbibing good moral qualities in oneself.The active NSS volunteers of the college participated by speaking on the life and teachings of Swami Vivekanandaji, reciting poems and singing patriotic song. The participants were felicitated with certificates.
During the second half of the day, a talk was organised to familiarise the volunteers to the culture, traditions, cuisines, festivals, folks etc. of the richest western state Maharashtra under the nation- wide campaign of 'Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat’.The paired state U.T. appointed was Dadra and Nagar Haveli influenced by Maharashtrian and Gujarati culture. Mrs .Pallavi Pinga, Joint secretary of Trinity Art Society who is also successfully running the Dance Academy Kalakunj, Sector-19 D, Chandigarh was the guest speaker for the session. She introduced the volunteers to the language and commonly used words in Maharashtra. She discussed a number of tourist attractions, religious points, festivals, cuisines and common practices of Maharashtra. She also highlighted various historical facts in association with various freedom fighters, social reformers and activists of Maharashtra. She shared her journey from Maharashtra to Punjab and further advised the volunteers to travel places around India so as to get maximum exposure of various cultures and traditions of varied places.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the effervescent team of NSS for their contribution in the celebration of National Youth day.
A seven day special NSS camp was inaugurated at Government Home Science College by the Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal. As many as 90 volunteers were enrolled for the camp. The event began with the lamp lighting ceremony. The volunteers were introduced to the aims and objectives of NSS with an aim to inculcate social welfare in students and to provide service to society without bias and the volunteers were also reminded them of the motto of the National Service Scheme “Not me but You” in sync with the college motto “Knowledge for Service”.
Prof. Katyal emphasized on the significance of various National Programmes like ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ and ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. She highlighted the role of youth as powerful change agents of the society and further motivated the volunteers to strive for excellence and encouraged them for maximum participation for the noble cause. Volunteers pledged to work dedicatedly to serve and strengthen freedom and integrity of the nation peacefully and through constitutional means.
With an aim to contribute significantly to the nation-wide campaign of ‘Swcahh Bharat Abhiyan’, students conducted a cleanliness drive in the college campus during the second half of the day. Students made an effort to clean all the labs, lecture theatres, auditorium, canteen, hostels and administrative office. Volunteers also took plastic collection drive in the college campus and the vicinity. Students cleaned the campus area and the surroundings. The plastic collected were disposed off safely by the volunteers.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal highly appreciated the active participation of the NSS Volunteers in cleaning the college campus and the efforts made by students in generating awareness regarding Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
The Annual Training Camp-247 organized by the 1 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC Army commenced at Govt. Home Science College, Sec-10, Chandigarh on Thursday, with an approximate strength of 275 Girls Cadets from ten city Institutes along with a supporting staff of Army personnel and Associate NCC Officers Participating in the 10 days Training event.
Addressing the camp Col V K Sheoran, CO 1 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC said in consonance to the motto of NCC i.e. Unity & discipline NCC Camps are unique platform for fostering sense of comradeship, team spirit, integrity and discipline amongst the cadets. The camp aims at developing leadership qualities through organized Personality Development Lectures to inculcate team spirit and enhance individual skills on, weapon training, firing, drill, map reading and physical fitness. He exhorted the cadets to excel in all fields, enjoy the training with the spirit of learning and cultivate comradeship amongst themselves.
Various competitions such as quiz, sports & cultural activities are planned for tapping the potentials of the cadets during the camp. Besides the various guest lectures on sensitive issues of Chandigarh as traffic management, Cancer Awareness, Traffic Rules, Art of Living as well as members of NCC Exchange Participants’ Association for conduct of CADET (Comprehensive All-round Development and Employability Trg Program) is being organized during the Ten days of the camp.
The camp commandant Col V K Sheoran was very thankful to the Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal Govt. Home Science College, Sec-10, Chd for providing the college and Hostel campus in assisting the Girls Bn NCC to Organize the camp. Maj Neelam Associate NCC Officer and Second in Command of the camp was also present on the occasion.
Hands on workshop of 2nd Batch of Anganwadi Workers concludes at Home Science College, Chandigarh. The chief guest for the valedictory session was Mrs. Chhavi, an Architect .The emphasis of the workshop was focused on Early Childhood Care & Education wherein Anganwadi workers play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between children and their holistic development. Various technical and demonstrative sessions were organized to aware Anganwadi Workers covering numerous domains of development and significance of early years. Various topics like inculcating creativity and scientific temperament in children, physical and motor development, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, theme based curriculum, child safety and abuse, language development, storytelling and puppetry, music and dance for children, assessment tools and techniques, partnership with parents and community, planning and organisation of an ECCE center, common behavioral problems of pre-school children, common diseases and immunization were covered. Demonstrations on low cost nutritious recipes were also conducted and enjoyed by Anganwadi Workers. They were also told to bring nutritious recipes which they shared with everyone so as to generate awareness regarding the nutritional needs of children. Principal cum Course Director, appreciated the efforts of resource persons and applauded the enthusiastic involvement of Anganwadi workers throughout the training.Mrs. Mrs.Chhavi was highly delighted by zeal of Anganwadi Workers and praised the efforts of Home Science team for the successful conduct of the program.
Hands on workshop of Anganwadi Workers was successfully conducted at Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. The Chief Guest for the valedictory session was Mrs. Navjot Kaur, Director, Social Welfare Department, Chandigarh Administration. The emphasis of the workshop was focused on Early Childhood Care & Education wherein Anganwadi workers play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between children and their holistic development. Various technical and demonstrative sessions were organized to aware Aaganwadi Workers covering numerous domains of development and significance of early years. Various topics like inculcating creativity and scientific temperament in children, physical and motor development, cognitive development, socio-emotional development, theme based curriculum, child safety and abuse, language development, common diseases and immunization, story telling and puppetry, music and dance for children, assessment tools and techniques, partnership with parents and community, planning and organization of an ECCE center and common behavioral problems of pre-school children, were covered. Demonstration on low cost nutritious recipes was also conducted to make Anganwadi workers aware regarding the nutritional needs of children. Principal cum Course Director Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the efforts of resource persons and applauded the enthusiastic involvement of Anganwadi workers throughout the training. Mrs. Navjot Kaur was highly delighted by zeal of Anganwadi Workers and praised the efforts of Home Science team for the successful conduct of the program. Anganwadi Workers gave highly positive feedback regarding the workshop and the way it was conducted.
On the third day, in workshop cum training of Anganwadi workers, a second batch of 45 workers joined. Various technical sessions were held at two separate venues.
In the ongoing batch, demonstrative sessions like inculcating creativity and scientific temperament in pre schoolers were held. The main focus of the training is on Care and Education of Children in 0-6 years of age as it is rightly known as “Plastic Age” because it can be moulded with suitable environment and perfect guidance.
In the new batch, after introductory session, various technical and interactive sessions on language development and curriculum transactions through theme based approach were held.
Principal and Course Director, Prof. Sudha Katyal also enlightened Anganwadi Workers on various skills and qualities which are quintessential for their work.
The workshop is funded by MHRD under Samagra Shiksha, Chandigarh.
Government Home Science college conducted menstrual hygiene campaign for students in collaboration with Unicharm’s feminine hygiene brand Sofy. The objective of the campaign was to create awareness about menstrual hygiene by breaking myths and discrediting shame related to menstruation among girls students. Sofy distributed its environment-friendly and anti-bacterial premium quality sanitary pads free of cost to approximately 100 students in both B.Sc and M.Sc hostel. Girls were sensitized to consider the menstrual phase as a blessing and follow proper standards/methods of hygiene. Principal Professor Sudha Katyal emphasized on promoting such compaigns as they not only help the girls to manage their periods in a hygienic manner but also dispel myths and taboos related to this issue.
Workshop cum training of aanganwadi workers under centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha was kick started today in the college campus. The week long training cum workshop aimed at imparting training to 90 aanganwadi workers in two batches with the objective of strengthening their skills for early child care education to children in the age group of 0-6 years. The first day’s workshop comprised of four interactive sessions.
Mrs. Manjit Brar, Mission Coordinator, Samagra Shiksha, Chandigarh was the chief guest of the workshop. Course Director, Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college started with breaking the ice and stressed upon the fact that childhood early years are the foundation for future development providing strong base for learning abilities including cognitive and social development. Her second session included curriculum transactions through theme-based approaches. She further emphasized that early childhood educationis more than preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child’s social, emotional and physical needs in order to build a solid and broad foundation for lifelong learning and well being.
Major Neelam Kumari and Prof. Reetinder Brar also conducted sessions on factors affecting growth and development and developmental milestones. Prof Brar highlighted the importance of language development and progress in a systematic manner, encouraging listening skills, followed by communication skills and improving writing skills. The workshop is funded by MHRD under Samagra Shiksha, Chandigarh.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution and raise awareness about the Fundamental rights as vital elements enshrined in the Indian Constitution amongst the students, teachers, staff and officials, NSS volunteers of Government Home Science College celebrated ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ by organizing a small talk on National Constitution Day. To acknowledge the contribution of the framers of the Indian Constitution regarding the prominent values, NSS volunteers made an effort to aware the audience about the background of framing the constitution. They also highlighted the importance of Indian constitution and emphasized upon the six fundamental rights as the basic human rights of all citizens. Furthermore, Preamble of Indian constitution was read out to the audience to emphasize upon the key components of the same describing each component in detail to add to the pool of knowledge of the students.
In yet another activity, NSS volunteers were shown a video film on ‘Dadra and Nagar Haveli’, a paired state U.T. to spread awareness regarding the culture, history and tourism. A lecture was also delivered to share the information regarding various tourist places, cuisines and culinary to make the students familiar to the place. This was followed by a quiz about Dadra and Nagar Haveli so as to add to the enthusiasm of thestudents.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the efforts of the NSS team in generating awareness about the Indian Constitution and further motivated the students to actively participate in this year long national campaign ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ with full zeal and fervour.
To enjoy the beauty, entertaining qualities and feel the spiritual propensity of Music as a pure performing art, Government Home Science College organized ‘Indian Musical Concert’ to sensitize the audience about the array of melodic structures with musical motifs. Shri B.L. Sharma, IAS, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest for the day. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, florally welcomed the honorable Chief Guest and the performing artist Sh. Subhash Ghosh followed by lighting of the lamp.
Sh. Subhash Ghosh, Composer maestro and the senior disciple of Great Sarod Maestro Padmavibhusan “Ustad Amjad Ali Khan” was the main performing artist for the event. Specialised in the development of ragas in Gayakiang and “Dhuns” based on various ragas, his Dhuns striked a chord in everyone’s heart because of their purity and simplicity. To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he began with the composition of ‘Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye’. The enthusiastic and versatile artist played a unique combination of Veena, Sarod and Guitar, made from a single piece of wood and based on acoustic sound called “SARASVANI” that signified the melody of ‘white lotus’ and is redolent of his lifetime memorable experience; a divine moment of pure harmony and covered all the areas of imagination of Indian Classical music. While playing ragas everyone was wonderstruck by the swiftness of his hands and the rhythm of music cascading up and down. Sh. Mehmood Khan, Tabla player, was the accompanying artist for the concert.
Chief Guest of the event, Sh. B.L. Sharma, expressed his kind gratitude to the Principal and her team as well as the students for organizing such mesmerizing performance in the college. He further added that such enthralling performance transported all the audience in another world. He advised students to possess, practice and diligence as the most important virtues to achieve excellence in all domains of life.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, expressed her gratitude to the Chief Guest, Sh. B.L. Sharma, for his auspicious presence and the legendary performing artist, Sh. Subhash Ghosh, for his charismatic performance in the extravaganza of music, culture and talent.
With an aim to promote the art and science of healthy living and a drugless system of healing based on well-founded philosophy of Naturopathy amongst the students, Government Home Science College in association with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development celebrated the Second Naturopathy Day on November 18, 2019 by organizing a lecture cum interactive session on the theme 'Mahatma Gandhi and Nature Cure’.
Dr Sukhbir Kaur Chopra, Sachtek Wellness Centre- Chandigarh, introduced the students about the concept of Naturopathy and its innumerable benefits in one's life. She emphasized on the importance of drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering diet and lifestyle. She highlighted that it can be easily integrated with any other system of healthcare as lifestyle intervention and the necessity to promote these practices in wellness centers along with allopathic medicine so that we get best of all systems of medicine. She made students aware of the promotive, preventive, curative as well as restorative potential of Naturopathy. She further brought into limelight the Gandhi way of promoting Naturopathy in one's life as he was a firm believer and keen practitioner of the same. She referred to India’s ancient sacred books to the extensive use of nature’s excellent healing agents such as Air, Earth, Water and Sun for the removal of root cause of the diseases from the rational use of these elements available in nature. She added to the knowledge of students that Naturopathy is a non-Invasive therapy involving the use of natural materials in Its treatment based on the theories of vitality, toxemia, self-healing capacity of the body and the principles of healthy living.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her gratitude to the guest speaker of the day for sharing her valuable knowledge with the students and further added that Naturopathy is not only a system of treatment but a way of life which includes a system of man building in harmony with constructive principles of Nature on the physical, mental, moral and spiritual grounds.
With an aim to alienate stress, depression and anxiety and to sustain a new life of positivity, Government Home Science College organized one-day workshop on Spiritual Counselling and Music Therapy sponsored by Punjab National Bank (PNB). Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed the resource persons for the day followed by the lightening of the lamp. More than 200 students participated in the workshop from different parts of the tricity.
Dr Richa Chopra, Head, Deptt of Behavioral and Contemplative Sciences, Sri Sri University, Cuttack, was the guest speaker for the spiritual counseling session. She beautifully shared the journey of her life with the audience and also played a video created by the Chinese people after being inspired by her iron will, integrity and unflinching commitment. With her spiritual integration, gifted foresight and immense self-belief, she highlighted the significance of an individual’s mind, body and soul and equated it with a person’s overall well- being. She emphasized on seven levels of human being which are body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and soul and regarding the nature of soul. She highlighted the significance of spirituality and leading the mind, body and soul to work in harmony. She brought into limelight the importance of enhancing a person’s spiritual side to live life to the fullest.
In the second session, Malvika Chopra seeking the attention of the audience by melodiously playing the sitar and arouse in them a stable state of mind and a feeling of calmness and relief. With the neuroscientific exploration in music therapy, she capitalized on the inherent strengths of classical music and the psychological impact of musical concepts and ragas. She emphasized music as an adjuvant therapy to aid clinical interventions.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her gratitude to the resource persons of the day and further encouraged the students to adopt the power of spiritual and musical therapy to enhance the feelings of life satisfaction, experience of hope and optimism in oneself.
To motivate the students to collectively participate in the fight against corruption, Government Home Science college observed Vigilance Week 2019 from October 28, 2019 to November 02, 2019. With an aim to raise public awareness regarding the detrimental consequences of corruption, various outreach activities and competitions were organized on theme- ‘Integrity- A way of Life’. Competitions included Poster making, slogan writing, declamation and quiz. As many as 100 students participated enthusiastically.
On the Valedictory day, Principal Prof Sudha Katyal warmly welcomed the chief guest Shri Vijay Kumar, Chief Vigilance Officer, Punjab National Bank. A nukkad natak was performed by the students of Panjab University and a quiz was conducted. Earlier during the week, students of the college had participated in the walk for unity at the Sukhna Lake. Ritika from Bsc First Year was awarded the first prize in poster as well as slogan making competition. Students were felicitated with awards and certificates for applaud able performance in the competitions.
Chief guest Shri Vijay Kumar, informed the students about the effects of corruption on the growth of nation, inequality in the distribution of wealth and how it has proved to be a major factor in hindering development. A pledge was taken by everyone against corruption.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, highly appreciated the efforts of the students in promoting integrity and eradicating corruption. The college has joined hands with prestigious Panjab National bank for generating mass awareness against ill effects of corruption. A step in this direction has already been taken by forming an Integrity club in the college itself to foster the idea of “Corruption Free India”. She urged the students to make integrity, honesty, transparency and accountability, the buzz words as a part of our daily lives and to help give rise to a new India - a dream India of Sardar Patel.
The Environment Society, Harita, of Government Home Science College organized ‘Plastic Free Chandigarh Campaign’ to create awareness about the ill-effects of use of plastics. Students highlighted the toxic chemicals that leach out of plastic and harmful effects of its exposure to human health. In sync with National/ Chandigarh administration initiative on ban on one time use plastic, student volunteers attempted to make people aware of the better alternatives than plastic that can be used in our day to day lives. In this regard, poster making and slogan writing competitions were held. More than 100 students participated in these competitions. The campaign was sponsored by State Bank of India, Sector-10, Chandigarh. Sh. Rajesh Gupta, Regional Manager, SBI was the chief guest for the occasion. Mr Gupta also planted a sapling of Gulmohar tree on the occasion.
The students of Government Home Science College, Sector- 10, Chandigarh elevated another ladder of honing entrepreneurial skills by participating in an event organized by Canara bank, Sector 34, Chandigarh to promote women entrepreneurship on Oct 16, 2019. It was an excellent platform for the students to explore entrepreneurship as a practical aspect. The stall exhibited by the students included nutritious chocolates, mini donuts, healthy muffins, handmade jewellery. Mehndi stall along with Karwa Chauth special thalis and gifting sets were also put on sale by the students. Many creative ideas were also presented ranging from Diyas, Ganpati ji's and Torans put up by the students. The Mehndi stall proved to be a centre of attraction among visitors and staff members in the bank. All the students not only honed up their entrepreneurial talent but also generated income by selling. The efforts of students and faculty members of the college were highly appreciated by the Regional Manager and other dignitaries of the Canara Bank.
The Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts put in by the staff and students. She encouraged the students to participate in all such events where they are groomed to keep up with the spirit of entrepreneurship and ‘Earn while they Learn’.
The students of Home Science College organized a Karwa and Diwali Mela at the college campus. The mela provided a platform to help students showcase their creativity and talents. It was an opportunity to help them explore entrepreneurship as a practical aspect. It was an amalgamation of fun and learning where spectacular ideas were displayed and students learnt to hone their skills to displaying creative exhibits and selling. The mela was inaugurated by Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college.
There were wide array of stall ranging from nutritious chocolates, mini donuts, heathy muffins, sprout stuffed sandwiches, spring rolls, and other snacks on the occasion of World Food Day to promote the National Nutrition Mission. To make the visitors aware about their body mass index and fat content of the body, fat analyzer was installed and nutritional counselling was done.
Besides food stalls mela included stalls of handmade jewellery, canvas, bookmarks, greeting cards, pom-pom pencils, paper mashe products etc. The stall of cloth bags handstitched by the students witnessed a brisk sale during the exhibition. It was a unique initiative to promote ‘Plastic ka time up’. Mehndi stall along with Karwa Chauth special thalis and gifting sets were also put on sale by the students. Many creative ideas were also presented ranging from Diyas, Ganpati ji's and Torans put up by the students. Bright and vibrant colors formed the theme of the exhibition.
Indeed the highlight of the exhibition was unique quilled art pieces including, envelopes, theme based pencil covers, magnetic hangings, jewellery designed by SuNaina, a mentally and physically challenged girl working under the brand Loops n Knots. The college students collaborated with such budding entrepreneur to sell her unique quilled art pieces that left the visitors spellbound. The amount of enthusiasm from the participants and the talented works of the students was remarkable. A great response was received for all the stalls; they had a brisk sale and were sold out.
The Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts put in by the staff and students. She encouraged them to keep up with the spirit of entrepreneurship by racking their brains to think out of the box and to really ‘Earn while they Learn’.
A conference ‘Curacion 2019’ was held at Chitkara University, Punjab on the theme “Newer Perspectives in the current Indian Healthscape” during which an intercollege Logo making competition was held on the topic- “Health and IT- a mélange’. Anupreet Kaur Sobti from B.Sc. (Dietetics)- 5thSem secured 1st position in the competition after competing with more than 100 students from various universities and colleges of the tricity and various neighboring universities like Lovely Professional University, Panjab University, Panjab Agricultural University- Ludhiana, Panjab Technical University, Chandigarh University etc.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated and congratulated the student on her brilliant performance as she brought laurels to the institution.
Under the umbrella of ‘Swachhta Abhiyan’, as many as 30 NCC Cadets of Government Home Science College visited ISBT Sector-17, Chandigarh under the guidance and supervision of Mrs. Neelam Kumari.
Cadets took an initiative to undergo Cleanliness Drive in the sector. Cadets actively participated by cleaning the roads, pathways, boards, letter box etc. They also made an effort to aware the masses about the harmful effects of plastic to our health and how it is degrading the cleanliness of our environment. They further discussed the alternatives to plastic bags with shopkeepers and roadside vendors and further encouraged them to aware other people around them as well.
To make students realize their responsibility towards the society and to empathize with people around them, students of B.Sc. (ATD)- 3rd year and B.Sc. (Composite)- 3rd year, visited ‘Shishu Greh’- an orphanage in Sector-15, Panchkula under the aegis of the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare. The visit was planned in context with Extension Education activity under the guidance and supervision of Mrs Shalu Gupta.
Students greeted all the children with tons of love and interacted with them to know more about them, their experiences, education and many more. The children were all charged up and full of life and the students of our college danced and sang along with them, conducted a drawing competition and enacted a play on ‘Say NO to plastic tiffin’ making them feel elated and that they are being taken care of in every possible way. Students also discussed with the management authorities about the working of the place, education of the children and their collaboration with schools and various barriers they face during the working of the organization. Students also contributed by donating a few eatables and stationary items for their daily use. The meeting was enlightening and motivated the students to take more steps in making people’s lives worth living and sharing their world with them.
As a contribution towards the neglected citizens of the society, students of B.Sc. (HDFR)- 3rd year and B.Sc. (IDRM)- 3rd year of Government Home Science College visited the Senior Citizens Home, Sector- 15, Chandigarh under the guidance and supervision of Mrs Shalu Gupta.
Students greeted the people with great enthusiasm and performed a number of activities like singing, dancing and enactment of puppet show. To sensitize the students about the predicaments and problems of aged people, students also interacted with them to know about their life experiences and lessons. Senior Citizens also shared about their journey from their homes to the old age home. Students also discussed with the management authorities about the working of the place and the various problems faced during the working of the organization. To become aware of the joy of serving and to discover empathy within themselves, students contributed by donating odonil, shampoo, hair oil and biscuits for their daily requirements.
To make NCC cadets aware about ‘Mega Pollution’ and ‘Poshtik Aahaar’, a lecture cum interactive session was organized at Government Home Science College. The event was conducted by Sh. N.K. Jhingan, Secretary of Environment Society India (NGO), Karuna Sadan in the presence of Major Neelam Kumari, ANO of the Home Science College.
The session began with an informative introduction about environmental issues accompanied with presentation of videos related to earth, effects of plastic on earth and aquatic animals. It was an interactive session with suitable examples that enlightened the students about the necessity to save our environment. Mr. Jhingan further emphasized on the importance of consuming food items free from pesticides to protect the human health.
He highlighted that with an increase in number of restaurants, there is a simultaneous increase in hospitals. To save animal health he also focused on plastic free environment. He motivated the NCC cadets to become more aware of their participatory actions towards the environment and gave various solutions like use of fabric bags, reusable cutlery, etc. The cadets pledged for a plastic free environment and to motivate others to do the same.
Investiture ceremony of the Student’s Council was held on September 28, 2019. The day began with great enthusiasm among the newly elected young leaders who pledged to serve the college for the ongoing session. In the recently held elections, Vaishali was elected for the post of President, Aditi as the Vice-President and Niharika as secretary cum treasurer of the college. Other posts of the council included Class representatives of undergraduate and postgraduate classes, NSS incharges, NCC incharge, sports incharge, environment incharge, press and literary incharge, placement incharges and cultural incharge. The members of the council took an oath to work towards upholding the values of integrity, discipline and morality and to commit themselves to serve the institution as well as fellow students.
Prof Sudha Katyal, Principal, congratulated the council and spoke about qualities of a good leader. She applauded them for their desire to serve the college and their fellow students. She also suggested them to stay humble and grounded and be a true leader who can inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. At the end, she also expressed heartiest thanks to the previous council for lending unrelenting support during various college functions and events.
Under the umbrella of Poshan Maah, students of Government Home Science College made an effort to generate awareness regarding one of the most importance Sutras of Poshan Maah i.e. ‘Personal Hygiene’ amongst teaching staff, students of the college, lab staff, office staff, Class IV employees, maalies, sweepers, mess and canteen workers.
Students highlighted the importance and need of Personal Hygiene and Sanitation in our lives through lecture cum interactive session and also demonstrated the hand washing techniques as proposed by WHO. Students also enlightened the audience with this important message through a nukkad natak that informed them when and how to wash hands.
In the second half, students also visited the Bhaskar Colony, sector-25, Chandigarh and organized a Poshan Rally informing the masses about the Panch Sutras of Poshan Maah and bringing into limelight the necessity of healthy lifestyle and nutritional well- being.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their efforts and hard work in spreading the important message of Nutritional well – being keeping up with the theme ‘Har Ghar Poshan Vyavahar.’
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