As a part of “Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Camp 2018”, students took over the task of generating awareness regarding vector borne diseases on the 6th and 7th day of the camp. They highlighted the major vectors and their breeding places especially in household environment like coolers and other open spaces. NSS Volunteers also briefed about the preventive measures that can be taken at home. Students also made an effort to spread necessary information regarding broad symptoms of vector-borne diseases and other services that are offered by the Government and the Health Department under the umbrella of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. They also carried out intensive discussions on problems confronting them if the surroundings are not cleared.
NSS Coordinators Ms. Seema Jaitly and Dr. Neha Sharma also moved around the adopted village Khudda Ali Sher also contributed in explaining the rural village women regarding the objectives of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and advantages of living in clean surroundings.
During the second half of the day, students conducted a cleanliness drive in the college campus prior to the counselling sessions for admissions. Students made an effort to clean all the labs, lecture theatres, auditorium, canteen 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.
As a part of the Government launched scheme ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Camp 2018’ the effervescent team of NSS of Government Home Science College, along with Health Department, U.T. made an effort to work diligently for rural sanitation in the adopted village Khuda Ali Sher.
About 50 volunteers divided themselves into sub groups on the 5th day of the camp and went into the streets, lanes and by lanes of the adopted village Khuda Ali Sher and organized a cleanliness drive. Volunteers cleaned the village roads, removed dust heaps and cleared the stagnant drainage flows and attempted to create awareness on cleanliness and hygiene. The NSS Coordinators Ms. Seema Jaitly and Dr. Neha Sharma supervised the students’ task of cleaning the village and further interacted with a number of local people to know about their opinion regarding cleanliness and suggested various measures of improvement in their day to day life. The students were also guided by the four active teams of Health Department, U.T. During the drive, the teams checked coolers, open spaces and overhead tanks for any larval breeding. I.E.C. material was also distributed to the residents throughout the camp
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college emphasized upon the importance of such programmes that provide a great learning experience to students and appreciated the efforts made by the students.
As a part of the 100 hours experiential Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Program 2018, NSS volunteers of Government Home Science College conducted a joint drive in collaboration with the Health Department, U.T., Chandigarh in the adopted village Khuda Ali Sher. All the NSS volunteers were oriented about vector-borne diseases and were explained how stagnant water leads to such diseases.Dr. Inderpal Singh Sahni, State Epidemiologist, Health Department, U.T. emphasized upon various causes of vector- borne diseases and suggested various measures to control the spread of vectors. Dr. Vandana Thakur, State Entomologist, Health Department, U.T. generated awareness regarding various vectors prevalent during monsoons. She further talked about broad symptoms and preventive measures against such diseases. Sh. Ramesh Singh, Area Incharge, Health Malaria Department (Khuda Ali Sher) was also present for the event and he ensured all the necessary support during the drive. NSS Coordinators of the college,Mrs. Seema Jaitly and Dr. Neha Sharma also highlighted the importance and advantages of keeping the environment clean.
Volunteers also organized a street play that emphasized upon the importance of cleanliness in indoor and outdoor environment. Volunteers also discussed with the inquisitive children and other people regarding proper disposal of waste including sanitary pads. Overall, volunteers enthusiastically participated in contributing towards the cause of rural sanitation in India.
Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the innovative ideas of the students in conducting various activities and making selfless effort in contributing their bit to the society.
Under the innovative scheme of ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Camp (SBSI) 2018’ the students of Government Home Science college actively participated in creating awareness regarding the importance of cleanliness and keeping the surroundings clean in the adopted village Khuda Ali Sher.
The first Day of Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Camp began with a procession by volunteers in the village. Volunteers rallied into the streets of the village to create awareness among the villagers about the ensuing special camp programme in their village for a period of 15 days. This was followed by an inauguration programme with lightening of the lamp and reciting of the NSS song. The participating villagers were welcomed by NSS Programme coordinators Ms. Seema Jaitly and Dr. Neha Sharma who emphasized the role of NSS in the community service. Village authorities welcomed the team of Volunteers into their village and assured them all sorts of co-operation needed in making the special camp a success.
Volunteers interacted with Village people and visited the people in their houses, discussed about the harms of open defecation and highlighting the importance of sanitation. Volunteers created awareness through door to door campaign on cleanliness, spread of diseases, importance of environment and judicious use of Electricity.
Principal of the college,Dr. Sudha Katyal applauded the students’ efforts for active participation in the camp. She also motivated the students to be the agents of social transformation and contribute their best in serving the society.
With an aim to inculcate social welfare in students and to provide services to the society, Government Home Science College organized an Orientation Programme for the NSS Volunteers for the session 2018-19. The NSS Volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year in pursuance of the NSS Motto ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’ . Volunteers are involved in various on campus and off campus activities throughout the year. The college has an adopted village Khuda Ali Sher for carrying out community services. Various activities like Swachta Abhiyan, Sanitation and Hygiene, Health Care, Environmental Conservation are organized periodically. Volunteers sensitize the villagers to generate awareness through Nukkad Nataks, Rallies and Social Interactions. The volunteers are made aware regarding the future prospects of NSS in acedamics and Career.
Orientation Programme was conducted in the month of July to orient the students regarding the aims and objective of NSS. The NSS Coordinators Ms. Seema Jaitly and Dr. Neha Sharma focused on the importance of understanding the community in which they work. They also motivated the students to utilize their knowledge and skills in finding practical solutions to the individual and community problems. They also highlighted that, being the third dimension of Education, the NSS is a part of our academics, social and personal life. It encourages the students to actively contribute their services for the cause of community and nation and thereby contributing the students to develop their own personalities holistically.
During the programme, students came up with new and innovative ideas that can be adopted throughout the year to accomplish the motto of National Service Scheme (NSS) i.e. NOT ME BUT YOU. Duties were also allotted to the students to ensure active participation of each and every student throughout the year. The students were also taught the NSS Song and NSS Clap. Appraising the volunteers about the aims and objectives of NSS, Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal further motivated the NSS volunteers. She encouraged the students to acquire leadership qualities, democratic attitude and practice National Integration and Social Harmony.
50th Annual Convocation and Prize Distribution Function in Government Home Science College held on April 17th 2018
As many as 200 graduates and post graduates students were conferred with the degrees in 50th Annual Convocation and Prize Distribution function of Government Home Science College, held on April 17th 2018. Sh B.L Sharma, IAS, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration was the Chief Guest and Sh. R. K. Popli, PCS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration, was the Guest of Honour for the event. In addition, prizes were awarded for a number of co-curricular activities during the academic session 2017-18. Geetanjli Gupta from B.Sc (H.Sc) 6th semester was awarded the best all round student of the year, Nandita from B.Sc (HDFR) 6th semester and Shilpa of B.Sc. (FD) 6th semester won Dr. Devi’s award for being the most compassionate and helping student of the college.
Honourable Chief Guest Sh B.L Sharma congratulated the graduates and post-graduates in his convocation address and stressed that research and education should complement each other to push the frontiers of knowledge.
Earlier presenting the college annual report, college Principal Prof Sudha Katyal shared the illustrious achievements of the students in the academics as well as in other co curricular activities. The 3rd edition of College Newsletter depicting the glorious progress made by the college during the session 2017-18 was also released.
Government Home Science College showcased a unique and innovative collection created by budding young designers of the college in its Annual Fashion Show 'Aakriti' 2018. This fashion show is a cohesion of year long efforts put in by the college staff and the students of Bachelors in Fashion Designing. This fashion show facilitated a platform to exhibit the ideas of the students through ingenious collections comprising of stupendous apparels and dress forms. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed and honored the chief Guest of the show, First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Alka Singh Badnore and Mrs. Sangeeta Rakesh Popli, Guest of Honor. The Principal highlighted in her welcome speech that the presence of worthy Chief Guests has made the event more starry, more special and more memorable in the history of Home Science college. The extravaganza witnessed a wide array of 15 themes ranging from ‘Nawazish-e-Daurat’, ‘AspettoAziendale’, ‘Muraco’, ‘Fusica Lamella’, ‘AlianacaOdishma’, ‘RaccottoDannata’, ‘AzureSplash’, ‘Shadaad-e-seher’ to ‘Dark Delight’ focusing on varied human voices. The audience was enthralled by the fascinating magical presentation of exquisite and impressive collection exhibiting graceful blending of structured designs and layered ensembles. Diaphanous styles and edges lend an element of surprise through rich textures of brocades and crepes.
It was a grand event sponsored by various leading organizations like State Bank of India, IndusInd bank, Cleopatra Beauty Salon, Oxyzone Gym and Spa, Pantaloons, Max Fashion Store, Vivo, Boutique- The Dressing Table, Evergreen Creations, Preet’s Facial and Spa Studio etc. The event was well attended by various dignitaries of the city, distinguished guests from fashion industry, sponsors of the event, media personnel, Alumni, parents and students.
LEGAL AWARENESS CELL of the Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organized a talk on “Mediation” as the alternate dispute redressal mechanism of the legal system as a friendly option for the masses. The resource person was Dr. Harman Shergill Sullar of the UILS, Panjab University who has authored articles and book in this area. The students of Human Development and PGD in Child Guidance and Family Counselling keenly understood the scope of mediation in matrimonial cases and other concerns where families, companions or any two grieving parties can agree to choose the mediation process. The speaker informed about how to initiate the process and the advantages it has over the typical process of legal s through courts. The session was interactive and the students actively discussed example cases and the scope mediation has to deal in each one’s context.
The Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal further elaborated on the potentials of the students to work in mediation centers to help those who are facing marital conflicts. The In-charge of the Legal Awareness Cell, Dr. Ravneet Chawla discussed some cases in light of discussions and suggested further scope of connecting legal knowhow with human development and counseling aspect being taught in the college.
A campus placement drive was organized in the college for the final year students of M.Sc., Post Graduate Diploma and B.Sc. Home Science in all the streams namely Food and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Human Development Family Relations in an effort to equip the students with job oriented skills as well as provide placement opportunities. More than 20 leading companies from various industries approached the campus in their hunt for fresh talent. Hospitals such as Max and Fortis, ITFT College, Innovative Knits, DAV Group of schools, Tynor, Eduvelocity, ISHH Guidance and Counseling Centre, Club Mahindra were some organizations that visited the campus. A huge footfall was experienced with more than 200 students and alumni registering for the same. As many as 40 candidates were offered jobs on the spot with average salary packages of Rs. 15-25000/month; 42 candidates were shortlisted for various positions and 50 plus students were offered internships which would pave the way for further employment. The Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal attributed the success to the whole team and urged students to benefit from such activities and gain experience to emerge as successful home scientists.
A Job Seminar cum interactive workshop on Resume Writing and Facing Interview was held in Government Home Science College on March 22, 2018. Members of the placement cell welcomed the speakers- Ms. Jyoti Pathania, Coordinator, World School Organization and Sh. Baltej Singh, Head HR, Job Destination Company. The workshop focused on making the students aware of their career interests, strengths, aptitude and preparing them for turning their dreams in to goals by structuring their efforts towards it. The students interacted about their passions and perceived obstacles. The speakers dealt with each and every query of the students. Resume writing and smart skills to face an interview panel were some of the other areas covered during the workshop. Verbal and non verbal communication skills were also discussed. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal talked about the diversity of the jobs available, tapping potentials for entrepreneurship and importance of time management to arrive smart in life.
World Consumer Rights Day was observed by the Department of Family Resource Management (FRM) and Economics in Government Home Science College Sector 10, Chandigarh. Mobile Food testing laboratory under the Department Of Food Safety and Standards, Chandigarh equipped with equipments was made available in the college parking. Mr Sukhwinder Singh, Food safety officer, UT Health Department, Chandigarh sensitized the students about various food testing techniques. He apprised the faculty and students of the food adulteration practices adopted by sellers in food items like milk, ghee, water, spices etc. Samples brought by the students and staff were tested at a nominal cost. Principal Dr. Sudha Katyal appreciated such efforts and said that it was a good exercise to create awareness about importance of food safety and adulteration among students.
The ‘Harita’ Environment Society of Government Home Science College celebrated the festival of colors, Holi, in its true spirit with great fervor Campus of Government Home Science College was tinted with colored powders in different vivid hues. Taking a step further, students along with faculty members took pledge to use eco-friendly colors and no use of water for Holi celebrations. Students also made and showcased attractive posters revolving around the theme ‘Eco-friendly Holi’ and ‘Save Water’. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, addressed the students and highlighted the significance of celebrating Holi and importance of colors in life. She urged the students and faculty members to enjoy the festival and be environment friendly at the same time.
Government Home Science College Sector-10 Chandigarh celebrated its 53rd Annual Athletic Meet with great zeal and fervor. The sporting event was inaugurated by Dr. 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 Sarmishtha Sharma. The lighting of the Presidency Torch was carried by sports stars of the college, Anjuman Brar, Jaganjot Kaur, Kanika Lubana, Suraksha Narang and Tanishqa of B.Sc. 2nd and 4th semester. The day was filled with fervor and excitement experienced amidst thrills, shrills and cheers. Mrs.Amrit Brar, IPS, AIG (Crime), Punjab Police, was the chief guest for the day. Dr. Sudha Katyal introduced the chief guest and florally welcomed her.
Students, teaching and non- teaching staﬀ enthusiastically participated in various events like three legged race, long jump, discus throw, sac race, chati race and other track activities. The most enthralling event was the tug of war among the faculty members. All impressive performances by the students kept the audience enthralled. The chief guest congratulated the prize winners and motivated the students to come forward and participate in sports so as to keep physical side in concord with the psychological health. The principal, Dr. 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 Dr. Ravneet Chawla, the Sports Incharge.
The college organised a one day carnival in the campus. The theme of the carnival revolved around “Earn while you learn”. This was in continuation with the “Skill Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities Workshop” organised recently in the college. Home Scientists as young entrepreneurs displayed their skills and talents by putting up a number of stalls. Sh. B.L. Sharma, Education Secretary, Chandigarh Administration (Chief Guest) and Sh. R.K Popli, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration (Guest of Honour) inaugurated the carnival. Tiny tots of Chaitanya School put up an enthralling dance performance at the time of the inauguration, followed by a Jindua dance performance by the college youth. The various departments of the college put up fun psychological games, nutritious munchies, skill testing, display of textile upholstery, joy rides, junk stall, diet clinic/health mela to name a few. The chief guest and guest of honour highly appreciated the efforts of all the students. They enthusiastically participated in all the games and tasted the nutritious munchies. A huge footfall was seen during the carnival as students from all across the city of various schools and colleges joined in the festivities. It was a day filled with fun, dancing and creativity. The Principal, Dr Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for putting up a great show and showcasing their skills and expertise. They truly earned while they learned. The principal further applauded the efforts of all faculty members and appreciated the team effort put in to make this carnival a huge success.
A Health Checkup Camp was organized by Department of Extension Education, Government Home Science College in collaboration with Lioness Club, Panchkula. The camp provided free health checkup for lifestyle disorders like Hypertension and Diabetes. More than 100 people got their health check up done in the camp. The Sarpanch of Khuda Ali Sher applauded the efforts put in by the students to help generate awareness about these diseases. The president of lioness club further acknowledged the students and awarded them with medals and certificate of appreciation. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the students for their hardwork and motivated them to organize more of such extension activities and outreach programs for benefit of one and all.
The ART Department of Government Home Science College participated in P.U. Rose Festival, Chandigarh from 9th – 11th February. Students of B.Sc. H.Sc. 2nd year presented an artistic display of handwork with a professional touch like painted pots, dupattas, Bedsheet murals, Mirrors, Paper Bags, File folders etc. The products got a tremendous response at the event. The highlight was the set up of stalls for Tattoo, Mehendi and Braiding. A Selfie corner was also created which attracted a number of people around. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the students for their enthusiastic participation and appreciable hardwork.
Government Home Science College organized a valedictory ceremony for the three-day Entrepreneurial and Skill development workshop in collaboration with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development. Ms Radhika Singh HCS, Director cum GM, District Industries Centre, Chandigarh, was the chief guest for the day. She felicitated the students with certificates and appreciated the efforts initiated by the college for generating self-employment. She motivated the students to undertake their own ventures and foster women entrepreneurship and further encouraged the students to take up entrepreneurship for a social cause citing examples from the movie Padman. The workshop included informative lectures, practical training sessions by experts of different fields and visit to entrepreneurial units. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, congratulated all the participants of the workshop and motivated the students to be job creators rather than job seekers and further expressed her gratitude to the honorable guests for sharing their valuable knowledge.
As a part of three-day workshop on skill development and entrepreneurial opportunities, a group of more than 26 students of B.Sc. (H.Sc) ATD and IDRM- 6th Semester along with faculty members, Dr. Rupinder Ghuman and Dr. Shabana Gandhi visited two entrepreneurial units of Egram Creations and Acme Marketing Pvt. Limited, Sector 82, Mohali. Egram Creations is the textile entrepreneurial unit which was started under Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP). The unit imparted knowledge of production, quality control, standardisation and packaging process of various branded apparel manufacturing companies. The students were given live demos of various processes of production. Furthermore, Acme Marketing Private Limited gave a valuable insight of green building techniques to the students. The CEO of the company, Mr. Neeraj Sharma discussed regarding the manufacturing of ‘Smart Wood’ which is used in place of brick walls. He emphasized that ‘Smart Wood’ is not only environment friendly but it is also a resource efficient way of building home. He further explained how it saves the use of cement, bricks and sand and promotes hybrid construction with the use of wooden boards. The partitions and walls made up of Smart board are not only flexible but also space efficient. Students were demonstrated with various equipments, material and methods. The main objective of the visit was to provide practical exposure to the students about entrepreneurial skills required to undertake an enterprise. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, appreciated the efforts of the teachers to give practical exposure to the students and emphasized that such visits facilitates learning process and makes the students aware regarding the recent trends and advancements in the market with regard to building materials and production.
As a part of three-day workshop on skill development and entrepreneurial opportunities, the second day commenced with the informative and insightful practical and training session by Sh. S.K. Mehta, Ex Food Technologist, Food and Nutrition Board of India and Sh. Jaswant Singh, Ex Vice Chairman, MilkTime. Sh. S.K. Mehta gave hands on Training by demonstrating the process of making orange Squashes and Tomato Sauce commercially. He also motivated the students to undertake food processing ventures. Sh. Jaswant Singh conducted Dairy Business Entrepreneurial Program as a part of Skill India Campaign. He made the students aware about various Business Opportunities in Dairy Industry. He enlightened the students by explaining them innovative techniques of Food Preservation and guided the students regarding the export of milk to other countries. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, expressed her gratitude to the honourable guests for sharing their valuable knowledge and for imparting practical knowledge amongst students so as to make them aware of the upcoming advancements in the field of food technology.
As a proactive initiative towards skill enhancement and placement of the students, Government Home Science College in collaboration with Regional Center for Entrepreneurship Development has organized a three day workshop on Skill Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities. The workshop was inaugurated by Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal and Sh. Paramjit Singh, Principal Director, Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), Chandigarh. Sh. Paramjit sensitized the students about the five major upcoming areas of Food, Fashion, Fun, Fitness and Fineness industries that fetch huge demand for skilled manpower. He elaborated how the Home Scientist can get a scope of employment in these areas. He further motivated the students to become job creators rather than job seekers by setting up of their own ventures. He also explained various funding opportunities available under Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP). Sh. Sanjeev Kumar Veema, Additional Director, Petroleum Conservation Research Association, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, focused on advantages of petroleum industry and its further opportunities for students. The session concluded with generating awareness amongst students regarding various job opportunities. Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to the honorable guests to share their valuable knowledge and for giving opportunity to students to think out of the box with respect to skill development in various fields.
The Physical Education Department of Government Home Science College organized an Interclass Badminton Championship. The event commenced with great zeal and fervor among the students. Participation was reported in large number by the students. The Badminton Championship included both singles and doubles. About 29 girls participated in singles while 25 girls volunteered for doubles. All the girls participated with full sportsman spirit and unity. Anjali of Bsc Home Science 2nd year secured the first position in Singles. Diljot Kaur Sidhu ranked the second position in while Kulsum adjudged the third position. Diljot Kaur Sidhu and Mansi Jindal of Bsc Home Science 2nd year achieved the first position in Doubles. Ankita Prasad and Pooja Sharma were the first runner up whereas Harleen Kaur and Chandni attained the third position. All the winners were felicitated with medals and certificates.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, congratulated all the winners and encouraged more of such participation by the students along with their regular courses. She also appreciated the efforts of the Sport's captain, Sarmishtha Sharma for the conduct of the event and applauded all the participants for their outstanding performances.
The department of Family Resource Management organized an educational visit to Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) for its B.Sc. H.Sc. students on 23rd January, 2018. This visit was to introduce the students to the concept of sustainable buildings and their energy efficient features. The PEDA building is a solar passive architecture which is given 5 star rating by BEE. It uses non-conventional resources of energy such as a solar photovoltaic panel is installed on its rooftop and produces 25kW of energy. The other educative features like light vaults, Unique shell roofing on central atrium, cavity walls, unique floating slab systems, landscape horticulture were the new sustainable concepts for all the students. The students were sensitized and felt motivated to use energy efficient measures in their daily life at home and college. Their queries regarding the topic were satisfactorily answered by the concerned official and they also enjoyed the refreshments given by PEDA department. this visit as they got to know about how we can incorporate non-conventional sources of energy in our daily life.
A number of undergraduate students from Department of Family Resource Management of the College participated in various competitions such as mehndi-tatoo, henna, bindi making, eco-friendly rangoli and hair-do held at MCM DAV College, Chandigarh as a part of intercollege Add-on Fest. The students participated enthusiastically giving their best to explore the creative potentials in their minds. They had put in tremendous hard work to showcase their hidden talent and came up with amazing art work and designs. It was indeed a proud moment for the Principal and the Department faculty, as their students won laurels for the college. Prachi of BSc. Home Science 4th semester bagged the first position in mehndi-tatoo. Pallavi bagged first position where as Nimanshi was adjudged second in Mehndi . Sukhmani claimed the first position in hair-do. Rashmita of B.Sc. Home Science 2nd semester was the third runner up in bindi making. The students were felicitated with trophies and certificates. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded and highly appreciated the efforts of the students and encouraged more of such participation by the students.
We are proud of our alumnus Mrs. Sonika Shandilya (B.Sc. Home Science- Batch 1993-94) who turned out to be famous author. Her recent book "Tinkling of the Bell before it Rings" (Published by Sarishi Publisher; Price Rs. 95/-) ranked First out of Five in Indian writing and One out of Fifty Worldwide in Prestigious Amazon Best Reads –December 2017 by Amazon.
Kho-Kho team of Home Science College participated in 46th Seniors Chandigarh State Kho-Kho Championship, 2017 held at Sports Complex, Sector 42, Chandigarh on December 02-03, 2017.. Mr. Maha Singh, General Secretary of Chandigarh Olympic Association was the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony. Number of matches were conducted in the championship. 10 students from Government Home Science College participated enthusiastically with sportsman spirit in Kho-Kho Championship against participants from SD Club. Suraksha Narang of B.Sc Home Science 3rdSemester was the captain of the team. She is also National Level Kho- Kho Player. It was a well-contested championship and excitement prevailed all through. The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students and conveyed her appreciation to them for participating in the championship.
Government Home Science College participated in Chandigarh Carnival which kicks off at Leisure Valley today. The theme of the college tableaux was ‘Swaachta and Togetherness.’ The layout of the tableaux highlighted through various slogans not only the need for cleanliness in the city but also to inculcate it as a lifestyle of one and all. It promoted the use of ‘Swacchta app’ for the city beautiful Chandigarh so as to push forward the ranking of the city. The colorful tableaux pre- dominated green flora and fauna of the city in which children were also depicted to be pro-active caretakers of the green environment. The students of the college, the Art Department under the guidance of core team led by the Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal who drafted design and executed the theme which was much appreciated by the visitors. It was highly applauded by Mrs. Kiron Kher, MP from the city who appreciated the total concept.
On the occasion of World Day of Remembrance- 2017, A Candle March was organized by a renowned NGO- 'Citizens Awareness Groups' and Chandigarh Traffic Police at Chandigarh Traffic Park in sector- 23. The chief guest for the event, Mr. Rajeev Ambasta who is presently serving as a DSP, Chandigarh Traffic Police, South Zone, along with his wife and Chairman of the NGO, Surinder Verma were present there. More than 100 students from the college along with NSS Incharge, Seema Jaitly gave Sharadhanjali to the those victims who lost their lives in accidents. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal highly appreciated this initiative.
Panjab University celebrated its 70th Annual Athletic Meet that was flagged off on 2nd November. Government Home Science College also participated in the event. The day unfolded with the march past competition among various colleges under Panjab University. Sarmishtha Sharma, the Sports Captain, represented the college with the college flag. The event commenced with zest and passion among the participants and the spectators. A number of events were conducted in the Athletic meet. 7 students from Government Home Science College participated in various events. The students participated enthusiastically with sportsman spirit. The event saw sprightly youngsters giving their best in the quest of glory. Tanishqa, student of B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st semester, participated in shot put, made a maximum of 6.49m and went up to the finals. Sarmishtha, the sports captain of the college, participated in 100m, cleared the heats and went up to the semi finals. Kanika, student of B.Sc. H.Sc. 3st semester, participated in Heptathlon and stood 5th by making 972 points in total.
It was a well-contested meet and excitement prevailed all through. The event concluded on 4th November and yet another fun-filled annual athletic meet of the Panjab University. The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students and conveyed her appreciation to them for participating in the event.
Govt. Home Science College organized an outreach programme for capacity building of rural associate women workers
Ginger Club of Government Home Science College organized an outreach programme for capacity building of rural associate women workers in collaboration with NSS wing of the College. The session was attended by 50 rural women belonging to nearby rural areas along with the undergraduate, postgraduate students and faculty members of the college. During the programme, postgraduate students of the department of Foods and Nutrition demonstrated low cost nutritious recipes for rural women, which included multigrain tikki, rice balls, vegetable atta momos, Palak Dosa and healthy whole wheat flour banana cake.
An interactive session on Anemia, explaining its causes, prevention and impact on the overall health of the women along with a quiz was also organized by the students. Awareness on nutrition amongst the participants was generated through display of posters and slogans. In continuation to these multiple activities, a session on life saving skills in collaboration with Fortis Hospital Mohali was organized by a team comprising of clinical instructors, Sister Gloria and Sister Jaspreet Kaur and Meena Batta, Marketing Manager. The team demonstrated Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other Basic Life Saving (BLS) techniques necessary in case of sudden cardiac arrest. The participants actively participated and enjoyed the session.
The session was highly appreciated by the Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. She motivated the participants to implement the learnings of the day. She also appreciated and applauded the efforts of the faculty members and students for coordinating the events successfully.
Government Home Science College organized a lecture on 'Goods and Services Tax (GST) Simplified' in collaboration with Consumers Association Chandigarh and Consumer Club of the college. Renowned Advocate & Consumer Activist, Mr. Ajay Jagga, sensitized the students regarding the basic concepts and types of GST and its contribution towards the economic progress of the country. He described that a rational tax structure of any country should be like a bee sucking honey without damaging the flower. He also enlightened the students with various provisions of GST like Anti profiteering, merchant rating and feedback system provided under GST. Mrs. Madhu P.Singh, ex Judge Consumer Forum, Mohali, also motivated the students to become an aware consumer. She also satisfied various queries put forward by faculty members and students about GST. Other members who were present there for the event were Brig. J.S.Phoolka, Advisor to Chairman and Mr. D.S.Virdi, Secretary, Consumer Association, Chandigarh along with Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. The event was appreciated and applauded by Prof. Katyal and the session was concluded with thanks giving note by her along with presenting an award of honour to Mr. Ajay Jagga.
Government Home Science College organized a training program for Rural Associate Women which commenced on November 07, 2017. The concluding day of this 5 days NSS Program began with zest and zeal among the women associate workers. Mrs. Seema Jaitly, Asst. Professor, Government Home Science College, gave a demonstration on different art techniques and also demonstrated the audience on various techniques used for making decorative and household articles from waste. Along with this, the valedictory function was also held with great enthusiasm. Shalu from Khuda Ali Sher village described her experience of this 5 day training camp. This was followed by a dance performance by many other trainee women. Stipends were distributed amongst hardworking rural associate women by Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal. She also interacted with the trainee women workers and appreciated their enthusiasm to learn. A mesmerizing bhangra performance was given by village students. Gifts were distributed among Rural Associate Women Workers by the Principal of the college. The program ended on a happy note. Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded and appreciated the efforts in conducting the event and congratulated the NSS Wing for its success.
An interactive traffic awareness programme was organized in collaboration with the NSS Wing of the college. The traffic police team Mr. Shashank Anand, SSP Traffic & Security Chandigarh , Mr. Grewal, Traffic Marshal & Wing Commander, Mrs. Uma Mahajan, Traffic Marshal along with Mr. Inder Pal Sandhu and Mrs Seeta Devi, Inspectors, were present for the event. The talk highlighted the significance of following traffic rules and regulations while driving. Mr. Grewal revealed the students regarding the statistical data about the number of deaths and fatal accidents occurring each day. The panel discussed various reasons behind occurrence of fatal accidents on roads. The panel reported over- speeding, reckless driving and undisciplined pedestrians as the most important causes for accidents. The audience was made aware of various sign boards, purpose of wearing helmet and also advised students to avoid covering their head and face using a cloth as it leads to decreased vision. The programme was followed by a quiz on awareness of traffic rules. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, urged the students to strictly follow traffic rules so as to save one's precious life.
The 'Ginger Club' of Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Fortis Healthcare, Mohali organized an interactive session on "Polycystic Ovarian Disorder, Obesity and Endocrinological disorders amongst adolescents" by an expert endocrinologist, Dr. Gagan Priya, today. The session was inaugurated by Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Nearly 75 undergraduate and postgraduate students from department of Foods and Nutrition along with the faculty members attended the seminar. The session was also attended by around 50 rural women belonging to nearby rural areas. Dr. Gagan Priya, emphasized on increasing endocrinological disorders amongst women, since they often ignore their own health and are more subjected to hectic schedules, unhealthy eating habits, poor sleep pattern and more stress. She talked about high prevalence of Diabetes, Polycystic ovarian syndrome and obesity and the interrelation between them. She recommended that prevention can reduce the risk of diabetes and its associated problems like hypertension, cardiac disease, mortality, stroke and kidney diseases. The participants were informed about the role of physical activity and lifestyle modification to prevent the occurrence of these disorders. All the participants enthusiastically interacted in the session and cleared their doubts. The session was very informative and was thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, appreciated and applauded the efforts of the department in upgrading the existing knowledge base of the students and faculty.
Second day of the NSS Training programme witnessed an array of talks on various interesting topics. Mr. Davinder Ahuja and Mr. Altaf Husain from a renowned NGO 'Humane Society International India' delivered a talk on care, maintenance and rescue of animals. The audience viewed various videos related to the rescue operations of street dogs and farm animals. In their talk they also stressed upon various drawbacks of eating non-vegetarian foods. During the forenoon session, Mrs Neelam Kumari, Assistant Professor in the department of Human Development & Family Relations focused on parenting skills, gender equality, laws related to children and women for their welfare, engaging children in creative activities and role of parents in children academics. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal also emphasized on the role of good parenting and its contribution in making families happy. She appreciated the whole event and urged the audience to make best use of those strategies which can minimize the gap between parents and their children.
The NSS Wing of Government Home Science College organized an awareness rally as a part of Vigilance Week celebrations as a step towards fighting against corruption.
The rally witnessed participation of a large number of students. The rally was flagged off by the principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal in the presence of the NSS incharges Ms. Chaaya and Ms. Seema Jaitley and the accompanying faculty members. The students holding banners, posters, and placards in their hands chanted slogans for generating awareness among the common masses. Before that they actively participated by making beautiful posters and writing motivational slogans against corruption with an aim to spread awareness among people. The rally highlighted and promoted the importance of integrity in all walks of life. The students urged the people neither to give nor to take bribe and adopt any unfair practices. They told them about how corruption has spread its tentacles in all social organizations.
The students also interacted with the common masses and forewarn them about the aftereffects of these serious prevailing issues. The principal of the college Prof. Sudha katyal applauded and appreciated the efforts of the students and encouraged them to actively participate in future as well.
Department of Human Development and Family Relations of Government Home Science College along with NSS Wing of the college conducted a Nukkad Natak as a part of Vigilance week celebrations in the college premises as a step towards fighting against corruption. The mesmerising performance by students highlighted the ill practices taking place in various social organizations.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, teaching and non- teaching staff and the students from all the streams were gathered to contribute their bit in fighting against this evil practice. The street play brought into limelight the rising corruption issues in all the walks of life. The event also portrayed the reasons behind the rising corruption and thereby forewarning the audience regarding the aftereffects of this serious prevailing social issue. It was an inspiring play and left the audience with a message against corruption. The play ended with the applauds and appreciations by the Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal. It was a small step by the students of the college to spread awareness about the high signs of corruption.
Textile week was organized in Government Home Science College by the Panache Club of Department of Clothing & Textiles. Various competitions like embroidering a handkerchief, paper bag making, T-Shirt painting, coaster making and heritage items were held. Students showcased their talent in vivacious areas of their interest. Judgement was done by experts from the field. Principal, Govt. Home Science College Dr. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts of the students and motivated them to take full advantage of technical skills being provided to them so as to become successful entrepreneurs in future. Anupriya of B.Sc. FD 3rd year, Suman of B.Sc. ATD, Ekta M.Sc.(CT),Pallavi Gupta of M.Sc. (CT),Amandeep of B.Sc. FD 1st year and Shivani Bisht of B.Sc. FD2nd year bagged first prizes in different categories.
Art Department of Government Home Science College Sector -10, Chandigarh. Organized DIWALI EXHIBITION CUM SALE (16-17 October 2017) of Diyas , Ganpati ji 's and Floaters. These all articles are made by the students of B.Sc. Home Science 2nd Year as a part of their syllabi. Students are feeling encouraged with the sale of their products.
01 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC, Chandigarh is conducting its Annual Training Camp for the training year 2017-18 at Govt Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh. 400 girl cadets from various colleges and schools of Chandigarh are participating in the event. The ten days training Camp commenced on 30 September 2017 and will conclude on 09 Oct 2017. The Camp is being conducted under the guidance of Camp Comdt, Col Anil Luthra , Commanding Officer of 01 Chandigarh Girls Bn NCC. The unit is grateful to Dr Sudha Katyal, Principal of the Institution for providing the necessary Infrastructural support needed. Military subjects like Weapon Training, Map Reading, Field craft and Battle craft will be taught to them apart from daily physical endurance exercises and Drill. Various competitions in debates, sports and cultural events are also planned in the training Programme of the Camp. The camp intends the overall personality development of the cadets. Rajitha Divakaran is acting as a Dy Camp Commandant, ATC - 245.
The Government Home Science College hosted Investiture ceremony of Student Council September 27, 2017. The day began with great enthusiasm among the newly elected young leaders who pledged to serve the college for the ongoing session of 2017-18.
Mr. Vivek Atray motivated the newly elected committee with his words of inspiration. He initiated his talk about the various life skills that one can inculcate in one's life effectively. He emphasized on living in the present moment, keep in mind a bigger picture of life, think positive, bounce back at the time of odds and adversaries and always be thankful to all. All this, according to him, must be communicated too, and for this, communication skills must be mastered. He also made the audience aware of the importance of fitness and following a regime for it. The outstanding orator also spoke to the student leaders suggesting them to adopt people's skills to be able to deal with people and their problems in a right manner. He stressed on various emotionally intelligent leadership qualities such as being decisive, positive, calm, balanced, receptive and being a people's person.
The Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal welcomed the Chief Guest of the day, Mr. Vivek Atray, a Former Civil Servant of a high repute, a well acclaimed author, an outstanding orator. She congratulated the council and spoke about qualities of a good leader. She applauded them for their desire to serve the college and their fellow classmates. 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 heartfelt thanks to the previous council for lending unrelenting support during various college functions and events. In addition to that, she also highlighted that one should be expressive and communicative in order to let out ones worries and concerns. The programme ended with giving away the prizes to the winners of Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival, 2017-18 followed by thanks giving speech by the student council President Geetanjali.
The Incharge of the Students Council, Prof. Reetinder Brar, thanked the guest and assured the students to inculcate all that was expected of them.
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