Come 17th August 2016, Gargi College will kick off its golden jubilee celebrations that will be drawn out over the entire year with various events and festivities. With the theme “Service to Humanity ” , the college will host a cultural program involving about fifteen prominent NGOs who with their noble work have led to the empowerment of the weaker sections of our society and the betterment of the general public. Institutions including Youth for Seva, Tamanna, Yodhas, Arya Mahila, Jamkhat along with Cheshire and Goonj will be attending the inaugural event where they will present performances in tandem with the college students.
The event will be in attendance by eminent chief guests like Mr. Anshu Gupta, the winner of the Raman Magsaysay Award and the founder of Goonj who work towards sustainable development resources for the poor. The founders of other NGOs will also be present which includes Mr. Rahul Yadav, founder of an UNESCO award winning NGO Yodhas “Indians Fighting against Cancer.” Professor Anil Aneja, OSD,Equal OpportunityCell and Mr. Atul Kotra, the Chairman, Governing Body of Gargi College will also be present as Guests of Honour along with the college principal Dr. Shashi Tyagi. The event will comprise of at least two hundred members of the attending NGOs who apart from cultural performances will also be putting up stalls featuring their own creations for sale within the college.
The jubilee festivities will also witness a tree plantation drive which will be spearheaded by the Principal and the Guests of honour. A calendar will also be launched, commemorating the fifty years of Gargi’s excellence. Established in 1967, Gargi is the only women’s college in South campus that offers education in the four streams of Science, Commerce and Arts, and Elementary Education. In February, the college was awarded the third highest CGPA of 3.30 (Grade A) within Delhi University by The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
In 2004, UGC conferred on the College the title, “College with Potential for Excellence ” and bestowed a special grant to undertake research and community service projects. In 2009, the Department of biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India awarded the Star College Grant and a grant for establishing the bioinformatics facility at Gargi. Along with its academic achievements, Gargi is also known for its Social Outreach Programmes that include The NSS, NCC, Equal Opportunity Cell and Women’s Development centers of the college who arrange events that sensitise students to gender, economic and other issues to create awareness and opportunities for social responsibility.
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Guest post by Indrani Chakravartty, Gargi College