Besides a number of hurdles during this challenging time of coronavirus pandemic, our talented future Fashion Designers made their mark. Students participated in mask and glove making competition organized by Mehr Chand Mahajan, DAV College for Women, Sector-36, Chandigarh.
Our students designed trendy and stylish masks and gloves making the best use of resources available. Sonika of PG Diploma Fashion Designing bagged first prize in Glove making competition. Priya Yadav of B.Sc Fashion Designing 3rd Year won third prize and Anamika of PG Diploma Fashion Designing won a special prize in mask making competition.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their efforts and further encouraged them to motivate others as well to become Corona Warriors.
With an endeavor to sensitize the students about the concerns related to COVID-19 and generate awareness about the precautionary measures that must be adopted, Government Home Science college, Sec 10, Chandigarh, organized a competition on digital collage making on the theme COVID-19.
The theme was chosen to highlight the seriousness of the pandemic and to make masses aware of the globally growing cases that need urgent attention.The students actively participated in the competition and beautifully designed colourful collages depicting the origin of pandemic, how it could be prevented and what should be done to stay positive and optimistic. during this difficult time. All participants effectively used digital platform as most of them lacked resources like paints, brushes and canvases during lockdown.
In addition to this, under the dynamic leadership of the Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal, the faculty and students of the college developed and shared YouTube videos related to relevant themes like how to stay fit and mentally healthy during pandemic, how to clean and sanitize your mask, ensuring food safety during covid-19, how to disinfect your food supply during covid-19, yoga and aerobics and how to make organic hand sanitizer to name a few.
Consistent efforts were made by the students and faculty of the college to serve the masses in whatever humble way they can do during the pandemic.In this regard, NCC cadets and students of the college stitched approximately 1000 masks for distribution to the masses.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, encouraged the faculty and students for making efforts towards keeping the society aware of the Coronavirus pandemic even during lockdown. She emphasized on proactive role of home scientists as counsellors, dietitians and fashion designers to help people stay fit, healthy and positive during this difficult time.
During pandemic, when many of us are sitting idle during quarantine time, the skills of home scientists are proving boon to masses.A number of students of Govt. Home Science College are not only successfully exploiting their skills to serve the humanity by working from home but also generating the income for themselves and thereby setting an example for others. Some students of the college are honing their skills, serving and earning by helping the corona warriors. Anuja of M.Sc. Clothing and Textiles is stitching PPE kits for frontline warriors. Similarly, Parul of B.Sc. Home Science 1st Year is working as a medicine vendor by providing home delivery of medicines and helping the masses to cure themselves.
Apart from attending their online classes, some of the home scientists like Abha of M.Sc. Home Science has taken the initiative by rendering her teaching services to children with special needs like those suffering from dyslexia and learning disabilities. She is doing this noble task using digital platform and is also earning at the same time. Sheenu of M.Sc. Home Science is also taking online tuition. Many students of M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition are assisting the people belonging to all walks of life to remain fit and healthy by giving them diet counseling. They are effectively using the internet and sharing healthy recipes, blogs and nutritive meals for staying fit during pandemic.
The alumni of the college also did not lag behind in utilizing this quarantine time. Isha Dhaliwal, Ph. D. Scholar and Founder of start-up Tea-Kombucha and Mandeep Kaur, Clinical nutritionist and wellness professional are helping people to remain in pink of health by giving them nutritive counseling through various digital platforms like instagram, facebook and whatsapp groups.
Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal, encouraged and motivated these Svavlambi warriors to further their efforts and appreciated them for not letting down their spirits of working and learning during this difficult time. She appreciated the dedication of students for honing their skills and at the same time serving the masses. She further motivated others to do the same. The faculty of the college is also playing an active role by taking online classes besides developing and sharing YouTube Videos on crucial issues and concerns during this crisis like boosting immunity, nutritional and Psychological counseling, tips for hygiene and sanitation , ways of sanitizing groceries, creative activities during quarantine, making and sanitizing masks, to name a few.
Government Home Science College Sector-10 Chandigarh celebrated its 55th Annual Athletic Meet with great zeal and fervor on March 09, 2020. The two day sporting event including semi-finals and finals began with inauguration by Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College, followed by the unfurling of the college flag and oath taking ceremony. The event began with the marching of coordinated footsteps of students in the parade led by the sports captain Ankita. The lighting of the Presidency Torch was carried by sports stars of the college, Shweta Kadiyan, Kanika Lubana, Priyal Kaushik, Jaspreet Kaur Sohal and Muskan Mathur. The day was filled with excitement experienced amidst thrills, shrills and cheers. Mrs. RajBala Malik, Mayor, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest. She congratulated the college to carry out the initiative of not just spreading the message of fitness on the sports field but also advocating the use of millets in our daily diet and emphasizing on healthy eating. Maheshinder Singh Sidhu, Councillor of Ward no.1, was the Guest of Honour for the day. Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal gave a floral welcome to the chief guest and introduced her to the audience.
Students, teaching and non- teaching staﬀ enthusiastically participated in various events like three legged race, long jump, shotput, javelin, discuss throw, sack race, obstacle race and other track activities. The most enthralling event was the musical chairs. All impressive performances of Yoga, Aerobics and ludi/ Bhangra dance by the students kept the audience enthralled. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated the students to perform with same zeal and fervor in all future endeavors. Supriya Chandel of BSc. Fashion Designing 4th Sem was declared as the best athlete. The event was supported and sponsored by Oppo and Red FM umbrellas. Unichem’s feminine hygiene brand Sofy collaborated with the college in this event to create awareness about maintaining hygiene in routine life.
The Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to all the teachers for their cooperation and support and advised students to keep up their sportsman spirit. The function concluded with the flag retreat ceremony and giving away of vote of thanks by Mrs Mona Soin, the Sports Incharge.
Government Home Science College in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology Renewable Energy (CREST),Chandigarh Administration celebrated National Science Day on the theme ‘Women in Science’. The day witnessed a host of activities which included poster making, slogan writing, quiz and collage making. More than 100 students actively participated in all the activities. Dr. Suman Singh, Principal Scientist, CSIR –CSIO, Chandigarh spoke about the importance and role of women in science. She also highlighted prominent women and shared about their contributions in various fields of science. Prizes were awarded to the students for all the competitions. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal encouraged the students to apply their knowledge of science and pursue their scientific temperament to achieve laurels.
The students of Home Science College bagged 3rd prize in the final round of Antakshri Competition held on 1st March 2020 in 48th Rose Festival organized by Municipal Corporation. Arti and Pallavi of B.Sc. Home Science 1st year won the competition. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and motivated them to participate enthusiastically in such events.
As another Placement initiative and with the objective of making the students aware about designing of resumes on digital platform, a three-day Tech-Education hands on training workshop on Resume Designing was held from 24th February to 26th February, 2020 in Government Home Science College by the Placement cell. The workshop was organized in collaboration with NGO ‘Girls x Tech’. More than 20 students of B.Sc Home Science 3rd Year successfully attended the workshop.
The workshop proved to be quite fruitful and gave a deep insight to the students regarding working in CANVA software, a multimedia design platform that helped the students to create social media graphics, presentations, posters and other visual content. Students were provided with hands on training of making resume designs, invitations, logos, brochures, presentations, videos and animations. The students were also made familiar to the designing of presentation in customized templates.
The workshop also trained the students on creating their LinkedIn accounts, thus introducing them to the world of seeking job opportunities. Students were felicitated with certificates on successful completion of the training.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated the students for the successful completion of this workshop and motivated them to participate enthusiastically in digital workshops to enhance their knowledge in the digital aspects for a better future and placements.
The students of Govt. Home Science College participated in Rangoli Competition held on 26th February 2020 during Euphoria 2020 of Govt. Medical College, Sec-32, Chandigarh and brought laurels for our college. Alka Badyal student of M.Sc. HDFR 1st year, Akanksha Rakheja and Prachi Bansal from B.Sc. H.Sc. 2nd year won 1st prize in the competition. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students and motivated them to participate passionately in such competitions.
The students of Govt. Home Science College participated and showcased their creative skills in Rangoli making Competition during Rose Festival held on 28th February 2020 at Rose Garden, Chandigarh. Namita and Riya, students of B.Sc. Home Science 3rd year IDRM won 1st and 2nd prize respectively in Rangoli with flowers category. Akanksha Rakheja from B.Sc. Home Science 2nd year won 1st prize in Rangoli with eco-friendly material category. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal applauded the students and encouraged them to participate avidly in these competitions.
In an endeavor to generate awareness regarding food hygiene and sanitation, Government Home Science Collegein collaboration with Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER and Vendor’s Cell, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh organized a Capacity Building and Training Workshop on Convergence of initiative of women, child and social development agencies of Chandigarh for mainstreaming street vendors’ welfare through integrated training enterprise of its Municipal Corporation with special focus on street food hygiene. More than 50 students, street vendors, mess and canteen workers attended the workshop.
Dr Poonam and Dr Geeta Mehra outlined the importance of food safety for the health of consumers. Mr Harkit Singh from Panjab National Bank, Chandigarh spoke about financial literacy and by laws . A nukkad natak was also enacted by the postgraduate students of the college to highlight this need of the hour amongst the audience.
Principal of the college, Prof. SudhaKatyal, highly appreciated the students for their active participation to generate awareness regarding proper personal hygiene in our lives. She further motivated the students to follow proper guidelines to maintain hygiene and sanitation to control the spread of disease causing microbes.
With an aim to provide the appropriate knowledge regarding DietCal software to the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Food and Nutrition Department, a workshop on Skill Development and Capacity Building was organized at Home Science College. More than 50 students and faculty members of the Food and Nutrition department attended the workshop.
Dr. Gurdeep Kaur, Sr. Dietitian and Proprietor DietCal, was the resource person for the session. She highlighted the various features of DietCal software meant for providing the most commonly and frequently required dietary calculation needs and informed the audience that the software is primarily for Dietary calculations keeping in mind the Indian dietetic scenario. She also elaborated the procedure for purchasing and installation of the software. In addition to this, she brought into limelight that the pre-installed figures are based on Indian Data (NIN, ICMR) and the software is also equipped with the feature of editable central repository of nutrients and their measure units as well as food items classified by food groups and their nutritive values. The workshop proved to be highly beneficial for the students as well as faculty members as they could successfully gain knowledge regarding number of features of the software.
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.
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 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.
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.
Inspector General of police (prisons) Mr. Om Hari Singh requested, Principal Government Home Science College Sector-10 Chandigarh to provide expertise and help for the beautification of interiors and exteriors of a Councelling Cell Rupantaran for Drug Addict prisoners of the Burail Jail,Chd. Mrs. Seema Jaitly Assistant Prof. in Art lended her creative skills and helped in changing the entire facade as well as interiors of the cell with the help of 17 inmates of the prison.
The entire cell was turned from a drab looking cell to a very aesthetically done up pleasing place which could help in improving the mental health of the drug addicts. This newly renovated Drug De addiction Cell “Rupantaran Kendra” was inaugurated by Sh. V.P Singh Badnore.All the entire effort from the college was very much appreciated by IG and DGP (prisoners) and even by governor.
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.
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