ECA- The usual and beyond

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With most of the society auditions over this week, we bet you have already been inducted in some or the other society in your college. I’m sure you feel proud when you announce that you got through the Dram Soc or the Chereo Soc or the Western Music Soc or Shakesoc for that matter. Well, here we do not plan to go on about how good and happening all these well-established societies are. However, what we are definitely looking at is the availability of other lesser known sports and activities in most of the DU colleges. So, here goes:

Hansraj College: Has a well equipped electronic shooting range even though not many shooters are there in the college. Also, one can get admission in a premium college like Hansraj by the archery quota. Besides, the Economics Department has a Yearbook committee of which students can be a part of.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women: The LSR NSO boasts of quite a few unusual sports such as Judo, Archery and Shooting. However the most curious one would be Equestrian sports. The catch with it is that for this sport one is expected to get one’s own horse and practice on one’s own premises. The college has one of the few elocution societies in DU. The extraordinarily high number of journals taken out by departments or the college itself is also a unique aspect of LSR.

Jesus and Mary College: Another surprising and rather welcoming change from the conventional Cricket, Basketball and Tennis is the BASEBALL team in JMC. It certainly has a whole lot of participation from the students. Well, all we can say is, Why should boys have all the fun?

St. Stephen’s College: A few of the lesser known societies are Cine Club (members of which critically analyse educational films and documentaries), Bazam-e-Adab (which explores various genres of Urdu Literature and organizes Shayari sessions for students), Wodehouse Society, Gandhi Study Circle, Bengali Literary Society and Kooler Talk which was recently mentioned by Shashi Tharoor in his article.

Hindu College: The fact that DU students lead in new trends and dressing sense is exemplified by the Fashion Society in Hindu. Seems like this society is pretty popular and witnesses good amount of participation from the youngsters.

Miranda House: Talking about unconventional sports and activities, in Miranda we come across unconventional names of various clubs. The Consumer Club of Miranda is called Pula and the Environment Club is called M.H. Vatavaran.

Indraprastha College for Women: Also has archery as a sport.

Looks like Delhi University is no where behind other universities in giving tremendous opportunities to the students who have unconventional and refreshing tastes.

Journalism has been called the “first rough draft of history”. D.U.B may be termed as the first rough draft of DU history. Freedom to Express.

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