Government Home Science College, Chandigarh in collaboration with Traffic Police, Chandigarh organised an ‘Awareness Workshop on Road Safety & Traffic Rules’ on February 15, 2024. The team from Traffic Police, Chandigarh comprised of Sub Inspector Bhupinder Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector Rajender Singh and Senior Constable Rajiv, appraised NSS volunteers about the rules and regulations pertaining to road safety, traffic rules, driving license, wearing helmet, seat belt, road signs and drunken driving. Sub Inspector Bhupinder Singh enthralled the students by singing songs on awareness of traffic rules and regulations.In the concluding session a quiz contest was held in which the students answered questions correctly and were given mementos by worthy Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal along with theteam of Chandigarh Traffic Police.The session proved successful inspreading the message of safe driving.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, emphasised about the importance of road safety and highlighted on the fact that road safety measures must be taken seriously so as to save lives, prevent accidents and injuries and keep a society functioning in the most optimal way.
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 13th Panjab University Rose Festival, Chandigarh as a part of 'Earn While You Learn' initiative. Rose Festival was inaugurated by Prof. Renu Vig, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh. 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.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organised a lecture on empowerment of girls under Project Kartavya, 2023 on 08.02.2024. Mr.Vikas, Resource Person highlighted about the struggles women face right from the beginning. He further emphasised that Girls empowerment is the need of the hour because it is high time we value and credit girls for their contribution and help them grow. Around 50 NSS Volunteers attended the lecture.Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal emphasised that girls empowerment can only be achieved through educating girls. Education is a great tool to empower women as it will bridge all gaps in our society. She further concluded that through education girls will be able to achieve sense of self-worth, ability to determine their own choices and the right to influence social change for themselves and others.
Three days Entrepreneurial and skill development workshop organized by Innovation Entrepreneurship and Placement (IEP) Cell of Govt Home Science College, in collaboration with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurial Development and Sachtek Foundation concluded today on 8th February 2024. Mr Harjinder Singh Cheema, owner of Cheema Boilers Limited was Guest of Honour. He enlightened the students with his challenging entrepreneurial journey and encouraged students to think positively no matter how many challenges they face in life. He talked about how success and failure are part of life and how important it is to plan ahead for one’s future.
Mr Cheema shared that dreaming big and converging business idea into plan is pre-requisite for becoming a successful entrepreneur. He added that perseverance, hard work and confidence are essential traits of an entrepreneur. During this 3 day workshop, students were apprised with numerous important government schemes for budding entrepreneurs. Earlier on second day of the workshop, Mr. Satwinder Singh from Sachtek Educational Society elaborated on the MSME initiatives and various associated schemes, providing attendees with practical tools and resources. To provide experiential learning to students, a live recipe demonstration of an Italian dish risotto was given by Chef. Jaswinder and his students Simar and Mudit from University Institute of Hotel Managemen, PU, Chandigarh. They demonstrated a modified version of the recipe by adding millets into it and replacing it with some core healthy ingredients. They sensitized the students about millets and their importance. The concluding day witnessed distribution of certificates to the participants by Mr. Cheema, Mr. Paramjeet Singh from RCED, Mr. Davinder Singh and Mr. Anil Kumar from DIC Chandigarh. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal motivated the students to be innovative and to take on challenges as luck favours those who help themselves. She was elated at the enthusiastic response given by the students in attended this workshop. She added that such workshops are need of hour to broaden the horizons of the students and make them Atam Nirbhar.
In a remarkable feat of artistic and literary prowess, Anju, a student from B.Sc. Home Science, Semester VI, has clinched the coveted first position in Slogan Writing competition in the recently concluded Inter-college Science Fest organised by Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sec-26, Chandigarh. The event, which attracted participants from various colleges across the region, witnessed an impressive array of artistic expressions and thematic interpretations. This remarkable achievement serves as an inspiration to their peers, encouraging them to pursue their passions with determination and enthusiasm. It also highlights the importance of platforms like the Inter-College Slogan Writing Competition in providing talented individuals with opportunities to showcase their abilities and make a meaningful impact through art.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, extends heartfelt congratulations to the student on this remarkable achievement.She also emphasizes that the victory serves as a reminder of the limitless possibilities that await those who dare to dream and pursue their passions with unwavering determination. It serves as a testament to the institution's unwavering support for extracurricular activities that enrich the overall learning experience and nurture holistic development.
The Innovation Entrepreneurship and Placement (IEP) Cell of Government Home Science College organized a three-day workshop on entrepreneurial and skill development, which was commenced today, i.e., on 6th February 2024. This workshop is being conducted in collaboration with Regional Centre for Entrepreneurial Development and Sachtek Foundation, which is their parent concern. Mr. Paramjit Singh, Director of the Regional Center for Entrepreneurial Development (RCED), visited the college to enlighten the students on entrepreneurship, emphasizing the essential qualities, qualifications, and perspectives required for success. He addressed various challenges and queries related to entrepreneurship, guiding students towards skill development and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset. He also emphasized that skills and hard work can help the students to be the world leaders and marked entrepreneurship as the key to being self dependent. Approximately 100 students and faculty members of the IEP cell actively participated in this workshop. This workshop is further lined up with various activities for the skill development of the students for next 2 days. Principal Prof. Sudha Katyal conveyed her appreciation to Mr. Paramjit Singh for his insightful session and urged the students to refine their entrepreneurial skills through these programs.
With the goal of holistic development of students, Victory Against Drug Abuse (VADA) Club of Govt. Home Science College is organising a ‘Seven Days Yoga & Meditation Camp’ for students from January 24 - 30, 2024. The camp is being organised with an aim of reducing stress, embracing positivity and improving concentration among students by making yoga & meditation a part and parcel of their life. On the first day of the camp, students were highlighted about the significance of various asanas and kriyas. Students performed different asanas which included Tadasana, Vrksasana, Padahastasana, Ardhacakrasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Sasankasana, Vakrasana, Makarasana, Pavanamuktasna, Savasana and Kapalabhati along with explaining the importance of each asana. Around 57 students attended the session. Participants thoroughly performed various asanas as demonstrated and the session brought a breeze of freshness amongst them.
Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college applauded the efforts of studentsand urged them to participate with great zeal in the camp. She further highlighted that Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that leads to calmness, peace and confidence amongst individuals. In her concluding remarks, she motivated the participants to make yoga and meditation a significant part of their life and stay away from drugs.
Interactive sessions for students and parents were organised by Victory Against Drug Abuse Club (VADA Club) of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh on January 24, 2024 at Dainik Bhaskar Colony, Sector-25 and on January 27, 2024 at Bapu Dham Colony, Chandigarh respectively. More than 330 students & parents participated in the sessions. The primary objective of conducting these sessions at Dainik Bhaskar Colony and Bapu Dham Colony was to cultivate awareness regarding the detrimental effects of drug abuse on the younger generation as these places falls under the most sensitive areas with regard to drug use & abuse. Students along with the nodal officer & co-ordinator of VADA Club actively participated in direct interactions with local residents & parents to address concerns related to drug abuse. They observed a nonchalant attitude among the residents of these colonies towards hookah consumption, with many attributing it to be a part of their cultural and religious rituals.
Also, the students went door to door and interacted with parents to generate awareness regarding various types of drugs and their harmful effects and further suggested them to spend quality time with their children and generate awareness regarding the same.Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal highly appreciated the efforts of the VADA Club in generating awareness amongst the people about drug abuse and its deleterious effects on holistic development of an individual. She also emphasised the need of such interactive sessions as these help in informing and educating the community especially the youth who are more vulnerable. She further insisted that if people know about it, they will be cautious and contribute in beating this evil.
On the auspicious day of 26 January, 2024, Government Home Science College celebrated 75th 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. The college campus turned reverberated with the rhythmic vocal performances presented by the students of the college. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal shared the historical past of the Republic Day with students. She further addressed the staff and students and inspired them to do their best and feel proud to be an Indian and highlighted the significance of India being a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic. The program concluded with the message to create a great nation through collective efforts from all individuals.
Government Home Science College,Sector-10, Chandigarh celebrated National Voter’s Day on January 25, 2024. Host of activities like Poster Making, Slogan Writing and Awareness Rally on the theme ‘Nothing like voting, I vote for sure’ were organised. A Voter’s Pledge was also taken along with the song in the background ‘Mai Bharat hoon’ to mark the occasion. Awareness rally was conducted in Raipur Khurd, Tribune Colony, Chandigarh to sensitise general public about the significance of voting. More than 50 NSS Volunteers participated in the event.Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the College applauded the efforts of Electoral Literacy Club & NSS Wing and talked about the main objective behind the celebration of National Voter’s Day. She further emphasized that it is celebrated to encourage, facilitate and maximize enrolment, especially for youth to participate in the electoral process with full zeal and dedication .
Government Home Science College conducted a host of activities to celebrate National Girl Child Day on January 24, 2024. To mark the celebrations of National Girl Child Day, Poster Making Competition and Slogan Writing Competition on the theme ‘ Building a Brighter Nation through Educating Girls, Empowering Girls’ was conducted with full vigour . Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college,highlighted that there is no difference between a girl and a boy child and both should be treated equally in the society. She further stressed upon the contribution being made by girls in every field whether sports, literature, science and education. In her concluding remarks, she emphasised that a girl child is a pride and future of the nation, therefore, empowering girl child will lead to empowered nation.
With the goal of holistic development of students, Victory Against Drug Abuse (VADA) Club of Govt. Home Science College is organising a ‘Seven Days Yoga & Meditation Camp’ for students from January 24 - 30, 2024. The camp is being organised with an aim of reducing stress, embracing positivity and improving concentration among students by making yoga & meditation a part and parcel of their life. On the first day of the camp, students were highlighted about the significance of various asanas and kriyas. Students performed different asanas which included Tadasana, Vrksasana, Padahastasana, Ardhacakrasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrasana, Sasankasana, Vakrasana, Makarasana, Pavanamuktasna, Savasana and Kapalabhati along with explaining the importance of each asana. Around 57 students attended the session. Participants thoroughly performed various asanas as demonstrated and the session brought a breeze of freshness amongst them.Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college applauded the efforts of students and urged them to participate with great zeal in the camp. She further highlighted that Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that leads to calmness, peace and confidence amongst individuals. In her concluding remarks, she motivated the participants to make yoga and meditation a significant part of their life and stay away from drugs.
In a remarkable display of artistic prowess, Bishnu, a student from B.Sc. Fashion Designing secured the third position in the highly competitive Inter-College Poster Making Competition held at GCCBA, Sec-50, Chandigarh on the occasion of “Viksit Bharat”. The event brought together talented students from various educational institutions across the region to showcase their creativity and advocacy through visual art. The theme of the competition “Viksit Bharat” encouraged participants to explore and express their visions for a better future. The Principal of College, Prof. Sudha Katyal, extended heartfelt congratulations to the student for this remarkable achievement. She emphasized that the accomplishment of the student not only reflects the individual's talent but also mirrors the commitment of our institution towards nurturing creativity and holistic development among our students.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh participated in a Walkathon organised by Shankhnaad Organisation, to celebrate Ram Mahotsav on January 20, 2024. The walkathon flagged off at 07:00 A.M. from Rock Garden Parking to Sukhna Lake Club, Chandigarh. During the walkathon, the NSS volunteers enthusiastically chanted uplifting slogans in the honor of the revered SHRI RAM JI, creating an atmosphere of unwavering devotion. Volunteers were duly acknowledged with certificates for their significant contribution by the organisation for making this Walkathon a grand success.Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of the college, extended heartfelt congratulations to the volunteers and applauded them for their exemplary participation in this auspicious event of paramount significance.
Innovation Entrepreneurship and Placement cell of Government Home Science College Sector 10, Chandigarh, organised a telecast of Live Webcast on India Skills Competition2023-24, on January 15,2024, to encourage its students to exploit and showcase their innovative skills at National and International Platform. This competition was organised by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to sensitise all concerned stakeholders of the skilling ecosystem and encourage Indian youth for harnessing their skills. It aimed to foster and enhance the skills of individuals in more than 60 skill domains like construction and building technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, automotive technology, fashion designing, hair dressing, baking, industry 4.0, cyber security, plumbing, IT and much more. Students from different educational institutions across the country participated in this competition. Winners of district/state and subsequently national competition winners through a process of selection, will represent India at World Skills competition scheduled to be held in France in September 2024.More than 50 students of UG and PG classes from the college witnessed live you tube telecast of this event and registered for this Competition. Principal Prof Sudha Katyal motivated the students to participate in this competition. She added that this competition will not only boost the confidence of the students but also contribute to the overall development of skill sets in various domains.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh celebrated National Youth Day today with full enthusiasm. NSS wing of the college organised a live telecast of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Speech on 12th January, 2024 in 27th National Youth Festival Inauguration. Both NSS Volunteers and NCC Cadets conducted various activities to celebrate National Youth Day. NSS volunteers distributed woollen clothes to needy people of the society so as to protect them from extreme cold weather conditions. This activity was an effort to help underprivileged people during harsh winter conditions as well as to generate responsibility amongst volunteers towards the vulnerable section of the society. Furthermore, NCC Cadets celebrated the day at Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Sector-15, Chandigarh to commemorate the birth anniversary of renowned Indian educationist and philosopher – Swami Vivekananda. NCC Cadets shared their views on philosophy of Swami Vivekanand with their contemporaries & insisted everyone to follow the principles of Swami ji. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the kind gesture of NSS volunteers & expressed that donating is a selfless act and being able to give back to those in need helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth. She further appreciated the efforts of NCC Cadets and urged everyone to follow the ideals of Swami Vivekananda of purity, patience and perseverance to overcome all obstacles.
Heartfulness Education Trust and Shri Ram Chandra Mission in collaboration with UNESCO MGIEP (Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development) and United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan organized global level Heartfulness Essay Event 2023 on the theme “Technology helps us in preserving Information. Generational connection helps us in preserving wisdom” in UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) and Indian Languages (Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu). The global contest, renowned for its rigorous standards and esteemed panel of judges, witnessed young minds rising to the forefront with their exceptional insights and eloquence.The event got an overwhelming response as different stakeholders enthusiastically participated in 15 languages from all over the world. In category II (Age 19-25 years), three students from our college i.e. Sonal Pareek, Avantika Sood and Livjot kaur (B.Sc. 3rd year) accorded with the merit certificate and received an honourable mention among all the entries received in this category. Their essays not only reflected a deep understanding of global challenges but also proposed innovative solutions and visionary perspectives.The principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the students for their achievements at a global level and emphasised that these students stand as beacons of hope, proving that dedication, intellect, and passion can transcend boundaries and make an indelible mark on the world stage.
NCC Cadets of Government Home Science College, Chandigarh organised ‘Woollen Donation Drive’ to provide warmth to the less fortunate people of the society in this chilly winter. The Social service activity was conducted in liaison with the Commanding officer of 1 Chandigarh Girls BN. NCC cadets actively participated in this drive and generously donated Gloves, Caps, Socks, Sweaters and Shawls to the underprivileged young children, women and aged so as to protect them from this extreme biting cold weather. The purpose for this wollen donation drive was to bring positive and progressive change in the minds of the cadets to make them understand their responsibilities towards the needy persons in society at large. It also sensitised them with needs of underprivileged children and aged. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, applauded the kind gesture of NCC Cadets and expressed that only those who love to give selflessly can understand the contentment and the joy of giving. She expressed that the college is committed always to take such initiatives as a social responsibility and reach out to socially and economically weaker sections of the society.
Seven Days Special NSS Camp concluded today at Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. NSS Wing of the college celebrated the valedictory ceremony with great zeal and enthusiasm.Dr.Nemi Chand, State Liaison Officer, NSS, UT, Chandigarh was invited as the HonourableChief Guest for the day. The event commenced with the lamp lighting ceremony and featured reflections on the experiences gained by NSS Volunteers through participation in various activities throughout the week. Furthermore, NSS volunteers gave enthralling cultural dance performances showcasing the diversity of our nation. The event successfully celebrated the spirit of the NSS camp and its profound contribution to personal and societal development. Glimpses on all the activities performed during the camp were also shown to the Chief Guest. In addition, the material like hand bags, hand made paintings, embroidery items, decorative pots, painted pillow cover, painted bags, bookmarks & posters prepared by the volunteers during the camp was also displayed.Dr. Nemi Chand 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. The day concluded with an energetic Bhangra performance.Principal of the college. Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of the NSS volunteers and Programme Officers for their innovative ideas and dedication in making the special camp a grand success. 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.
Sixth Day of ongoing Seven Days Special NSS Camp in the college witnessed interactive sessions on awareness on POSH Act & sensitisation regarding children with special needs. In the first half of the day, Interactive session on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (POSH) Act, 2013 was conducted. The main objective was to educate NSS Volunteers about the Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of POSH Act. Sh. Surender Kumar, Additional District & Sessions Judge cum Member Secretary, State Legal Services Authority was the Resource Person. He highlighted that POSH Act protects women employees on campus, contract labourers who come to campus for work or for any official purpose, students, daily wagers and ad hoc employees. He discussed about those actions which can lead towards sexual harassment and in particular with sexual intent. He also mentioned that sexual harassment and sexual abuse are different, but both come under sexual law and are sexual and criminal offences. He further insisted that when there is no consent of the person who undergo the harassment or abuse, leads to sexual offence. He also made the volunteers aware about who can complain and against whom the complaint can be registered. In his concluding remarks, he also mentioned about the rights of the respondent and consequences of making a false allegations against the respondent. He also quoted examples of the incidents happened to make the audience understand about Sexual Harassment and how to deal with it.
In the second half of the day, a sensitization program regarding children with special needs was conducted. Mr. VinodChadda, Honorary President, National Association for theBlind and Ms. Richa ,Head of Information Technology Department,were the resource persons. They enlightened the volunteers regarding the problems faced by blind children and how their organization is working for them.They engaged in a comprehensive discussion on diverse initiatives undertaken to foster independence in the daily lives of visually impaired children. Furthermore, Ms Richa, discussed about the softwares and methods used to help ‘Divyangjan’ children to learn computer and how it has made their lives easy. This session gave the volunteers a fundamental knowledge about the children with special needs.Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal, highlighted that as an Educational Institution we play a major role towards the Society. It’s our responsibility to educate our staff and students on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment, the Act and its consequences. She further focussed on the role of NSS Volunteers in sensitisingthe masses and generating awareness about needs and rights of specialchildren.
On the fifth day of the program, NSS volunteers visited the college's adopted village KHUDA ALISHER to assess the involvement of youth in formal education.Furthermore, the volunteers orchestrated a rally to raise awareness regarding the importance of elections, followed by a door-to-door campaign aimed at informing individuals about itssignificance.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal commended the volunteers for their proactive engagement in the activities and urged them to maintain their enthusiasm for the forthcoming events.
On the fourth day of ongoing Special NSS Camp at Government Home Science College, Chandigarh, NSS Volunteers raised awareness by advocating against the use of plastics through impactful slogans in various colonies in Mani Majra, Chandigarh. Furthermore, the Volunteers conducted a puppet show to sensitize the people regarding Covid 19 guidelines & good hygienic practises.In the second half of the day,an enlightening session on ‘Legal Rights of Women’ was conducted. Ms Madhu P. Singh (Ex- Justice, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh) was the resource person. She is also currently serving as a Practising Advocate at Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh and a Proud Alumni of our college. She highlightedabout the legal rights of womenand further elaborated about various acts that have been implemented by the government for the safety of women and children from sexual offences, abuse and violence. She further focussed on prevailing problems in our society from the grass root level through a medium of interesting stories andmotivated the volunteers to be aware of their rights along with duties. In her concluding words, she insisted NSS Volunteers about their duty towards Self first and then towards Society at large.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated NSS Wing of the college for their significant contribution towards society and for keeping up the spirit of NSS motto ‘Not Me, But You’. She also emphasised on the significance of knowledge regarding legal rights of women for her safety and well-being in life and further encouraged NSS volunteers to pass this knowledge ahead so that no one is deprived of their rights.
On the 3rd day of the ongoing Special NSS Camp, an interactive session on “Skill Development and Entrepreneurship” was conducted. Ms Ashima and Ms Simranjot from Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Sector-35, Chandigarh were the resource persons. They highlighted extensively about the nuances and nitty-gritties involved in the process of becoming a successful entrepreneur. In the session, they further thrown light on the importance of skills needed for a successful career. In addition they informed volunteers regarding various courses provided at RCED under the CSR of Tech Mahindra which can help the students in honing their skills. After the discussion, both the resource persons answered the queries of the students to their satisfaction.In the second half of the day, Volunteers made beautiful posters on the theme ‘Harmful Effects of Drug Use & Abuse’. Later on, Volunteers organized a rally with the aimto sensitise public by generatingawareness on drug use and abuse and its detrimental impact on the younger generation. Furthermore, Volunteers engaged in face-to-face interaction with local individuals and shared their view-point regarding harmful effects of drug use and abuse on families and society at large.Principal of the College, Prof. Sudha Katyal highly appreciated the efforts of the volunteers in generating awareness amongst the people about drug use and abuse and emphasized on the impacts of drug abuse in the deterioration of mental health issues, social problems and potential legal repercussions. Recognizing the efforts of the volunteers , she further advised them to leave no stone unturned to achieve their aspirations.
On the Second day of the ongoing Special NSS Camp , NSS Volunteers generated sensitisation through awareness rally regarding significance of voting at Bhaskar Colony, Sector 25, Chandigarh. Volunteers raised slogans holding posters depicting the importance of voting. Furthermore, they motivated people to cast their vote for a better nation through door to door campaign wherein they reminded general masses to perform their duty as a citizen by casting their vote.During afternoon, an awareness session regarding Menstrual hygiene was organised. Ms Jaskirat, Founder of Sifaaz Foundation was the resource person who is a certified trainer in ‘Menstrual Hygiene’ ,Ms. Jaskirat has been closely working with women living in rural as well as urban areas for menstrual hygiene. She highlighted the importance of menstrual hygiene and discussed about various myths and taboos which are still prevailingin the society through various interesting games. It was an interactive session in which volunteers discussed their problems in day to day life regarding menstrual hygiene. The volunteers enjoyed the session thoroughly and were encouraged to pass this information ahead and break the menstruation related taboos and myths.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the volunteers for their active participation in the activities and encouraged them to keep up the spirits for the upcoming events as well.
A seven day special NSS camp commenced at Government Home Science College, Chandigarh today. As many as 100 volunteers were enrolled for the camp. On the first day of the camp, volunteers were highlighted about the aims and objectives of National Service Scheme along with the significance of providing service to society without bias. The volunteers were also reminded of the motto of the National Service Scheme “Not Me, But You” in sync with the college motto “Knowledge for Service”.
In the later part of the day, NSS Volunteers contributed significantly to the nation-wide campaign of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ in which they cleaned the campus area and the surroundings so as to keep the Swachhta of the campus intact. Moreover, students contributed to the environment by covering the trees of the college premises with limestone powder for removing the impurities and protecting the trees from insects, fungi etc.
Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal emphasised on the significance of organising such camps and highlighted the role of youth as powerful change agents of the society and further motivated the NSS volunteers to strive for excellence and encouraged them for maximum participation.
Government Home Science College organised various activities during Viksit Bharat Utsav. Panel Discussion on the theme ‘India of my Dreams @ 2047 and Debate Competition on ‘Empowered India @ 2047’ were conducted. Around 37 NSS Volunteers participated in both the events. Prof. Sudha Katyal applauded the participants and encouraged them to participate in Viksit Bharat activities. She further highlighted that the core vision of Viksit Bharat @ 2047 is to transform Bharat into a developed nation by 2047. This initiative aims to provide a platform for the youth to actively contribute their ideas and suggestions towards a developed nation.
GHSC-10 Organises Selfie with Viksit Bharat@2047’ during Viksit Bharat Utsav. Students prepared a beautiful frame depicting ‘Viksit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat’. NSS Volunteers enthusiastically participated in the event. Banner was also put up in the background on Ideas for the Vision: Viksit Bharat@ 2047. Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated NSS Wing for participating in Viksit Bharat Campaign with full zeal.
Government Home Science College conducted various activities on Ideas for the vision Viksit Bharat @2047. The activities were organised to mark the celebrations of PM Narendra Modi’s key initiative on Viksit Bharat, Sashakt Bharat. Poster making and essay writing activities were held on the theme ‘India of my Dreams @ 2047’. More than 40 students participated enthusiastically in both the activities. Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged the students to participate in Viksit Bharat Utsav with full zeal as she believed that it is important for the youth to share their dream and vision for a developed nation. She also highlighted the significant role of youth in making India a fully-developed nation. Furthermore, she insisted that suggestions and ideas given by the youth would lead us in making a new and vibrant Bharat as the youth of today will be the decision-maker and architect of India @2047.
The staff and students of Government Home Science College attended the live screening through video conferencing of the launch of Viksit Bharat@2047 Ideas Portal and a special address by Honble Prime Minister Shri. Narender Modi.Through this portal, Prime Minister’s vision is to actively involve the youth of the country in formulation of national plans, priorities and goals of the country. In line with this vision, ‘Viksit Bharat @2047 : Voice of Youth’ initiative will provide a platform to the youth of the country to contribute ideas to the vision of Viksit Bharat @2047.The workshops will be a key step towards initiating the process of engaging youth to share their ideas and suggestions for Viksit Bharat @2047.Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal encouraged all the students to be a part of this endeavor to further boost the growth and development of the nation and the importance of their role as the future of the country.
The students of Govt Home Science College, Chandigarh exhibited their work on the theme "Revival of Traditional Folk art Through Textile," on the campus today. The main objective of the exhibition was to promote the various traditional art forms such as African art of Africa, Gandhara art of Ancient India, Madhubani Art of Bihar, Warli art of Maharashtra, Modern and Abstract art , Bandhani art of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Kalighat paintings of West Bengal. There were more than 12 stalls of different innovative textile products consisting of Wall panels, Dupattas, Bags, Paintings, cushions and crocheting etc Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal appreciated the efforts of the students in putting up this exhibition and emphasized that by embedding innovative creations in textiles and redeveloping traditional art forms, we would be able to revive the dying art forms which once have been flourished in India. These textiles have been modified and reconstructed for contemporary and modern uses.
Government Home Science College celebrated Constitution Day through online mode on November 26, 2023 to mark the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution. Around 60 NSS Volunteers participated in Preamble Reading and were sensitised regarding the contribution of framers of the Indian Constitution with respect to prominent values and fundamental rights. Furthermore, NSS volunteers also took pledge to constitute India into a Sovereign Democratic Republic. Principal of the college, Prof.Sudha Katyal gave concluding remarks and motivated the students to be Atma nirbhar and be brave enough to voice out ones opinion and stand for themselves thereby assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation.
In a significant stride towards fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, Faculty and budding entrepreneurs of the college participated in a day long Institutional Innovation Council Regional Meet held in Panjab University on November 21, 2023. This meet was organised by Ministry of Education to foster startup ecosystem in Higher Education Institutions. The event, which witnessed participation of more than 100 educational institutions from the country, included multiple sessions including demonstration of IIC posters by the institutions, display of innovation by the institution in standee form, Udyammi Bazaar and Kartvyabodh interactive session.Anupreet Kaur Sobti, a Ph.D. research scholar of the college & founder of startup Dietaura and Pratakshya Sharma , a student of B.Sc. Home Science IIIrd year and founder of startup Millet Bites showcased their startups, innovation and business ideas in Udyammi Bazaar. Vice chancellor of Panjab University Prof Renu Viz visited the stall put up by the budding entrepreneurs of the college and appreciated their innovative efforts. The budding entrepreneurs got the opportunity to interact with a large number of visitors, sensitizing them about health and fitness goals. Pratakshaya Sharma founder of Millet bites, not only explained the importance of millets in the diet but also successfully sold her innovative millet balls and mud cakes.
They also participated actively in kartavyabodh, an open interactive session by pitching their business ideas in front of visitors. Open interactive sessions facilitated discussions and idea exchanges, creating a dynamic environment for budding innovators.Dr. Shabana Gandhi, representative of IIC meet from the college , played a pivotal role in mentoring and motivating students to actively participate in all sessions.Throughout the day, various meetings took place at different venues within the university, including an Innovation Round Table Discussion and an IIC Consortium Meeting. Emphasizing the theme of "Job Creators, not Job Seekers," the event highlighted the role of higher education institutions in sustainable development. The event underscored the pressing need for more innovative ideas and addressed common challenges faced by innovators and startups.The discussions centred on creating an environment that nurtures entrepreneurship and contributes to sustainable development.The Principal of College, Prof. Sudha Katyal also came to motivate and applaud the students for their outstanding efforts. As the day concluded, our home scientists held valuable insights and inspiration to continue their journey as innovators and entrepreneurs. All the participants were felicitated with participation certificates.
The students of Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh participated in CII trade fair, 2023 held at Parade Ground Sector 17, Chandigarh from 3rd -6th, November 2023. An attractive stall was being put up in SIDBI Pavillion 1 by the budding entrepreneurs of the college. The college stall was being sponsored and promoted by SIDBI. The CII fair was renowned for promoting entrepreneurship and innovation among students and local businesses. This fair is inaugurated by Sh. Aman Arora, Cabinet Minister, Punjab. He appreciated the efforts of all budding entrepreneurs of college in bringing innovative products to the fair. The students exhibited a diverse range of innovative and handmade products, including, uphoistery items, Dupattas with tie-dye techniques. readymade suits, paintings and millet based snacks, home decor items, organic foods, and more during four days of fair. The stall witnessed brisk sales for all days of the fair, more than 50,000 visitors visited the college stall. This provided students with a unique opportunity to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, from pricing and marketing to customer interaction and managing inventory. Many students reported substantial earnings from the event, which will contribute to their financial independence and support their education. Aaina, a student of M.Sc. Foods and Nutrition won first prize in on the spot quiz competition on "Know-how about SIDBI as an Organization" organized by the representatives of SIDBI on 2nd day of fair.On the concluding day of the event, Sh. Balbir Singh, GM, SIDBI and Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED) representative Sh. Satvinder felicitated the college students and staff with appreciation certificates for active participation in CII fair. Prinicpal Prof. Sudha Katyal expressed her appreciation for the dedicated contributions of IEP cell of the college, students and staff during the event. She added that such events enhanced the entrepreneurial and creative skills of budding entrepreneurs, helping them gain practical knowledge about product development and marketing.
Government Home Science College celebrated Birth Anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas on November 15, 2024. Programme Officers of NSS Unit addressed the audience on the importance of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas and the significant role of tribal leaders like Bhagwan Birsa Munda as well as other great personalities and unsung heroes of Janjati communities. In this context, Screening of a documentary on the significant role played by tribals during freedom struggle was also conducted for NSS Volunteers. More than 33 volunteers participated in the event.Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal elaborated on the contribution of unsung heroes in India’s freedom struggle. She further emphasized on the lessons learnt from the past and appealed the volunteers to act with responsibility to keep the dignity of the independence which our country has achieved through immense hardships and sacrifices of our freedom fighters. Further, she also applauded the volunteers for their overwhelming participation in the event.
Home Science College feels proud to announce a momentous achievement as one of its talented students (Bisnu, B.Sc. Fashion Designing) clinches first position in Inter-College Poster-Making competition in the recently concluded Fiesta organized by PGGC-11, Chandigarh. The competition witnessed participation from numerous colleges in the region wherein students showcased their artistic talents and conveyed meaningful messages through the medium of posters. The winning entry by the student not only demonstrated exceptional artistic skills but also effectively communicated a powerful message in line with the competition's theme. This achievement reflects student’s dedication, creativity, and commitment to excellence.The Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal, expressed her joy at the accomplishment of the student and states that this remarkable achievement is a testament to the artistic talent and dedication that our students bring to the table. This victory is a reflection of the creative and holistic education that our college strives to provide.
The College organized a vibrant Diwali mela on November 7, 2023. Students took the initiative to set up stalls on the college, campus offering an array of attractively crafted goods that ranged from festive décor to mouth-watering food recipes. The students showcased their creativity and expertise by presenting an impressive collection of self-made products. The event also witnessed millet fest by the students to create awareness about intake of millets in routine diet which included demonstration and selling of millet-based recipes, gluten-free cakes, delightful desserts ragi bhel and millet golgappas. Other attractions of the mela included colourful diyas, scented candles, crochet accessories, mandala art, paintings, hair braiding, temporary tattoos, mehndi art, handmade shagun covers, wall hangings, and a variety of snacks. Some students even engaged in reselling products such as toys, lassi drinks, and plants, enhancing the diversity of items available.
The day saw the enthusiastic participation of students from Ryan International School in Chandigarh, who were invited to join the festivities. Their active engagement in selecting and purchasing items from the displayed stalls added to the vibrant atmosphere. By the end of the day, several stalls reported decent profits, marking the success of the event. Principal Prof Sudha Katyal expressed her delight at the widespread participation of every college member. She underscored the significance of such activities in fostering teamwork, nurturing team spirit, and promoting innovation among the students. She emphasized the institution's commitment to holistic development and encouragement of innovation among its student body.
Aligning with the campaign of TB Free Chandigarh under the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan the Literary Society of Home Science College organized poster Making Competition on the theme of "TB and its Harmful impact on Masses" among students. The rationale was to make people aware about the hazardous impact of Tuberculosis on the masses at large. More than 20 students participated in the event.The Principal of the College Prof. Sudha Katyal, emphasized that masses should be sensitized against the dissemination of misconceptions about this disease. She further advised that productive collaboration among various stakeholders will result in the eradication of tuberculosis from the society at large.
Students of Government Home Science College bagged First Prize in Folk Dance Category during ‘Pratibha - The Carnival 2023’ held at ‘Gyan Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology’, Mohali on November 04, 2023. The students performed ‘Sammi’ in Folk Dance Category and gave a mesmerising performance. Various teams from different colleges in Tricity participated in the carnival. The judgement was based on the basis of inclusion of traditional steps, dance style, dress, rhythm, overall presentation and general impression. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal congratulated the prize winners for bringing laurels to the college and appreciated the efforts put in by the students and their mentors.
Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh has put up its stall in CII Chandigarh trade fair , 2023 at Parade ground Sector 17, Chandigarh from Nov. 3rd -6th, 2023. It is sponsored and promoted by SIDBI. Budding entrepreneurs of the college are showcasing & selling their innovative exquisite handcrafted products ranging from home decors, hand-painted dupattas suits, beautiful paintings, diyas, torans, millet cakes, planters,block printed dupattas, candles, hand made toys, crochet items to planters and many more Diwali gift items. Free diet counselling by the college nutrition experts and handwriting analysis by student counsellors are unique features of the stall which is proving to be crowd puller. This fair is inaugrated by Sh. Aman Arora, Cabinet Minister, Punjab. He appreciated the efforts of all budding entrepreneurs in bringing innovative products to the fair. Sh Balbir Singh , GM, SIDBI visited the college stall and motivated the students of the college to exploit this opportunity by selling and promoting their handmade products. Huge footfall was witnessed throughout the day in the stall. Brisk sales of the various items on first day boosted the confidence of young entrepreneurs. Budding entrepreneurs felt enthusiastic to get this plateform for selling and marketing their handmade products. Principal Prof Sudha Katyal applauded the efforts of Innovation Entrepreneurship and Placement cell and budding entrepreneurs for active participation in CII trade fair. She expressed her gratitude to SIDBI for giving this plateform to students. She said that institutional support is key to enabling business ideas to become full-fledged businesses.
Government Home Science College, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), New Delhi, successfully conducted a two-day skill-building workshop aimed on Correct Feeding Practices for Infants and Young Children. The workshop focused and brought together experts and students to explore and learn about essential aspects of infant and child nutrition.The workshop featured an array of insightful sessions, lectures, and practical demonstrations led by Ms. Vandana and Ms. Meenu, distinguished experts in the field of nutrition and child development. The workshop aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of optimal infant and young child feeding practices, with a focus on breastfeeding, management, infant feeding during special circumstances, essentials of feeding, developing counselling skills through practical demonstrations, and adopting and sustaining Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices.
The participants of the workshop included Ph.D. research scholars, master's students specializing in Foods and Nutrition, Human Development, Clothing & Textiles, and postgraduate diploma students in Nutrition & Dietetics, Child Guidance & Family Counseling, and Fashion Designing. The students had the unique opportunity to learn from experts in the field who provided insights beyond the pages of textbooks.Prof. Sudha Katyal, Principal of Government Home Science College, expressed her gratitude to the key speakers, Ms. Vandana and Ms. Meenu, for their valuable contributions to the workshop. She commended the experts for their engaging lectures and practical demonstrations, which enhanced the participants' knowledge and skills in the critical area of infant and young child nutrition.The workshop was well-received by the participants, who found the content to be highly relevant to their academic pursuits and future careers. It provided them with a deeper understanding of the importance of correct feeding practices for infants and young children and equipped them with the necessary knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.