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»Legal Awareness Cell organized a talk on “Mediation”

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.



»Placement Drive at Home Science 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.



»Workshop on Resume Writing and Facing Interview in Home Science College

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.



»Food Testing Awareness at Home Science College

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.



»Celebration of Eco-friendly Holi

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 53rd Annual Athletic Meet

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.



»College Carnival 2018

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.



»Health Checkup Camp Organized By Students

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.



»Participation in PU Rose Festival

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.



»Valedictory session of Entrepreneurial and skill development workshop

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.



»Government Home Science College Organized Industrial Visit

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.



»Dairy Business Entrepreneur Program Workshop

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.



»Three Day Workshop on Skill Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities

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.



»Interclass Badminton Championship

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.



»FRM Dept organizes an Educational Visit to PEDA

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.

 



»Students Bring Laurels to College

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.



»Proud of our Alumnus (Mrs. Sonika Shandilya) who turned out to be a wonderful author

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.

 



»Home Science College Participated in 46th Seniors Chandigarh State Kho-Kho Championship 2017

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 2017

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. 



»Government Home Science College Students participated in Candle March for Safe Roads

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.



»Govt. Home Science College, Chandigarh Participation in 70th PU Annual Athletic Meet

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

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.



»College organized a lecture on 'Goods and Services Tax (GST) Simplified'

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.



»Final Day of NSS Training for the Rural Associate Women

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.



»College Organized An interactive talk on Traffic Awareness

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.



»Govt. Home Science College organized Interactive session on "PCOD

 

 Govt. Home Science College organized Interactive session on "PCOD, Obesity and Endocrinological Disorders"

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 program

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.



»Vigilance Week: Awareness Rally Organized to fight against Corruption

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.



»Nukkad Natak on the theme 'Fight Against Corruption'

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 Organized in Government Home Science College

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.



»EARN, WHILE WE LEARN

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.



»Annual Training Camp (NCC) at Government Home Science College

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.



»Investiture Ceremony of Students' Council

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.

 



»CREATRIX CLUB CELEBRATION

The "Creatrix Club" of the Department of Family Resource Management of Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh organized Creatrix Club Celebration on the theme - Women Empowerment and Skill Development. The event started with the objective of encouraging the students to discover their skills through participation and gave them an opportunity for honing and polishing their skills for personal growth and enterprise development. Day 1 (11thSeptember 2017): An exhibition of Handmade Interior Accessories. Day 2 (12th September 2017): Interactive Workshop on: 

· Paper Cutting Techniques · Mini Gardens · Clay Modelling · Marbling 

Day 3 (13th September 2017): (i) Skill based Competitions: · Rangoli · Mehendi · Braiding (ii) Slogan writing competition on the said theme (iii) Paper Reading on the said theme

EVENTS 1st Position 2nd Position 3rd Position
MEHENDI Shreya
(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem)
Pallavi Gupta
(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem)
Poorvi Mittal
(M.Sc. C.T. 3rd Sem) and
Kamini Sharma
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st Sem)
RANGOLI Anamika Kashyap
(M.Sc. F&N. 3rd Sem)
Alka
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Lovepreet Kaur
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
BRAIDING Sukhmani
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Anita
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 1st Sem)
Anjanpreet Kaur
(B.Sc. F&N. 5th Sem)
HANDMADE INTERIOR ACCESSORIES Gauri Puri
(B.Sc. Composite. 5th Sem)
Ruchika Khachi
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Anjali Porwal, Simranjot Kaur, Ayushi
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
SLOGAN WRITING Shweta Rana
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 5th Sem)
Megha Kapur
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)
Aakansha
(B.Sc. H.Sc. 3rd Sem)



»Happiness Week Celebration (September 11-16, 2017) DAY 2 (12th September, 2017) – CLOWNS' DAY

The second day of the HAPPINESS WEEK witnessed a day full of fun and excitement by the CLOWNS all over the college. The students of the Department of Human Development and Family Relations turned into clowns in colourful and funky outfits with funny and attractive props. They could be seen playing around, and doing pranks with whosoever they met in and outside the rooms and office, Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School and were busy spreading laughter.The clowning activities started the moment students and teachers entered the college in the morning.The activity broke the monotony of the otherwise busy routine that sometimes take a toll on them. These clowns from B.Sc. HDFR 3rd Semester, M.Sc. HDFR (1st and 3rd Semester) and Post Graduate Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Counselling acted as stress busters for many and in this life, full of hustle and bustle made them realize that life is much more beyond this. Not only the students but even the faculty members of the department and other teachers of the college were seen enjoying with the clowns. The clowns kept the Principal of the college, Prof Sudha Katyal busy by hugging her and making sweet gestures. She appreciated the initiative of the students turned clowns. The activity indeed suggested celebrating each day of life and turning each moment into contagious happiness.



»International Literacy Day Celebration THEME - LITERACY: A BRIDGE FROM MISERY TO HOPE

08th September, 2017 marked the celebration of  International Literacy Day in  Government Home Science College, Chandigarh. With the theme of  ‘EACHONE – LIT ONE’ the celebration was inaugurated by the Principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal in Chaitanya Laboratory Nursery School along with the Head of the Department Prof. ReetinderBrar and the event co-ordinator Dr.Ravneet Chawla.The students from Post Graduate Diploma In Child Guidance And Family Counselling, M.sc 1stSemester , M.sc 3rdSemester and B.sc Human Development and Family Relations were present during the celebrations and helped in the co-ordination along with other faculty members of the department.The event began with organising an activity MASTI KI PAATHSHALA’ in Chaitanya which emphasized on inculcating good reading habits and telling the little munchkins about the importance of school and education. It also focussed on how school can be fun by making them dance on the beats of refreshing music and playing fun games. These tiny tots were also provided with one batch displaying a message ‘I LOVE MY SCHOOL’ with a motive to inspire them to come to school everyday. The celebrations of the day were segregated into various activities where the Post Graduate Diploma students created laminated ‘VARNMALA’ with associated miniature graphics for self help for domestic workers and need based beneficiaries, M.Sc HDFR 3rd Semester capacitated senior citizens to use news apps in all the 3 languages(Hindi, English and Punjabi) to keep pace with latest trends in contemporary issues with respect to their environment, M.Sc HDFR 1stSemester became the part of  ‘SWACH KITAB SEWA’ where the books of the Department were cleaned , repaired and organized and B.Sc HDFR 3rd Semester developed theme based wall magazine. The day long celebrations came out to be a big success with the co-ordination of everybody in the department.  As it has been rightly said that “BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD” hence this small step towards literacy at the college level will surely bring change to the entire society eventually. The whole event was appreciated by the Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal and she also motivated students to instill good reading habits in their free time.

 



»Motivational workshop organized in Government Home Science College

Government Home Science College organized a motivational talk on the theme 'Dream as big as mountains' in lieu of World Sports Day. The speaker of the workshop was a well known World Trekker Col. Aparjeet Nakai. He inspired young gathering of more than 100 undergraduate students. He emphasized that in life anything can be achieved through strong determination, hardwork and will power. He shared vivacious tales of his fascinating mountaineering experiences through motivational pictures and inspired the audience. He also enlightened them with various strategies which are imperative for trekking. Principal of the college, Prof. Sudha Katyal also encouraged the students to stay fit and adopt all those techniques elaborated by Mr. Nakai and congratulated the staff for holding the motivational talk.



»Nutrition Week Kickstarted in Government Homescience College

The 'Ginger Club' of Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh in collaboration with Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) Chandigarh Chapter inaugurated National Nutrition week today. The theme of National Nutrition week is "Optimal Infant and Young Children Feeding Practices: Better Child Health".

To mark the inauguration of Nutrition week, a cookery competition on the theme "Innovative Nutritious Tiffins for Pre-Schoolers" was held wherein 75 students participated including participants from GCG-42, MCM-DAV, Dietetics Department of GMCH-32 and GMSH-16, host college and other institutes.

The recipes for cookery competition were judged by Prof.Sudha Katyal, Principal, Government Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh, Ms. Jatinder Sohi, HOD and Ms. Madhu Sharma, President, Indian Dietetic Association, Chandigarh Chapter. The recipes were judged for innovation and relevance to the theme amongst other parameters.

Following were the winners for cookery competition: First prize- Tanya Jain & Paridhi Kohli
Second prize- Muskan
Third prize- Mary
Consolation prize- Alisha & Ambika Sharma 

Winners for Poster making: First prize- Akanksha
Second prize -Saloni

Students also participated in skit, slogan writing and poster presentation. An interactive workshop on Skill development, conducted by Wellness and Beauty expert Ms. Richa Sharma, Proprietor, Cleopatra was appreciated by the participants.

The judges applauded the efforts of participants and entire faculty of Foods and Nutrition department and congratulated the coordinators of entire events, Dr. Nirupa Marwaha, HOD Foods and Nutrition Department and Dr. Ritu Pradhan, Associate Professor and Project coordinator.



»Akshay Urja Diwas Celebrated

"Harita" the environment society of Govt. Home Science College ,Sec-10, Chandigarh celebrated Akshay Urja Diwas (in collaboration with CREST, Chd. Admn.) on August 18, 2017. Various Inter-college competitions viz. Poster making, Slogan writing and Eco-rangoli were held to celebrate Akshay Urja Diwas. About 15 institutions/colleges with almost 128 students participated in the competitions. 

Also various Intra college competitions like Collage making, Placard making, Slogan writing and Poster making were held during Environment Week celebrations (August 10-18, 2017). About 250 students participated in these competitions. On the concluding day of environment week i.e. August 18, 2017 Van Mahotsava was celebrated by the college staff and students. Shri Rakesh Kumar Popli, PCS, Director of Higher Education was the Chief Guest to grace the occasion. Plumeria rubra was planted by the chief guest and about 140 saplings of other ornamental plants like Bottle plam, Fish tail palm, Plumeria, Murraya, Bougainvillea etc will be planted during the week. 

The principal of the college Prof. Sudha Katyal welcomed the Chief Guest and highlighted the activities of the Environment Society of the college and appreciated the participation of students from various colleges. She also thanked everyone for lending unending support and cooperation to the college to make the event a great success as well for connecting everyone with mother nature and contributing to the conservation of environment through the use of renewable energy. She also assured the audience that the college would always strive to make City beautiful, greener and cleaner than before and contribute its bit in bringing required social change. 

The college students presented PARYAVARAN GEET AND DANCES depicting the importance of raining season to plant trees and associated cultural richness of our society since ancient times with the changing season. The cultural items also delivered message on GROW MORE TREES and USE RENEWABLE RESOURCES OF ENERGY. 

The little angels/tiny tots of the college laboratory school "Chaitanya" also presented a group song highlighting the importance of GROWING MORE TREES. 

The celebrations concluded with the prize distribution function. The Chief Guest gave away the prizes to the winners of various competitions. 

Chief Guest during his address emphasized on the fact that the covered area of our forests has been reduced by 24 percent in India. He congratulated the 'Harita' environment society for its efforts in contributing towards making the environment more clean and green. Mr. Popli in his speech also appealed every one to adopt one sapling. He also shared his concerns regarding changing quality of life in contemporary times which is resulting in lesser social interactions amongst people in the society. He recommended teachers to impart moral education among students everyday for at least 10 minutes. In his concluding remarks, he advised students to focus on their career, study honestly and to learn something new. 

A vote of thanks was delivered by Mrs. Ranjana Sharma, Convener of Environment Society.



»TALENT HUNT ORGANIZED

To give a chance to the newcomers of B.Sc Home Science and B.Sc Fashion Designing as well as existing students, to exhibit their hidden talents and strengths, a talent hunt show was organized today in collaboration with FM Radio 93.4. Over 50 enthusiastic students took part in the show and showcased their singing, dancing, mimickery skills among many others. Enthralling performances of the students gave a chance to the mentors to identify potential talent of the students so that they can hone their skills. Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal gave prizes to the winners and encouraged the students to participate wholeheartedly in extracurricular activities along with academics as they are beneficial for their holisitic development as well as act as great stress-busters. Mrinalini (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester), Nikita (B.Sc H.Sc. 3rd Semester) and Ishita (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) won First, Second and Third prizes respectively in the category of Music. In solo dance competition, Manisha ((M.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) and Kanishka ((B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) won First & Second prizes respectively and Chiwan (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) and Neha (B.Sc H.Sc. 1st Semester) both won Third prize.