The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College’s new campus at Dwarka Sector 3 took place on Wednesday, the 20th of February. Students, teachers, guests and dignitaries collected on the grounds of the new campus and welcomed Sheila Dikshit who was the Chief Guest for the day. The Lighting of the Lamp was followed by a ‘Kalanjali’, a cultural performance by the college’s choir. The street play society, Yavanika then put up a play after which Raaga, the dance society took the stage. Their performance received an enthusiastic response from the audience. After the students’ performances, Shiela Dikshit unveiled the foundation stone. Dr S K Garg, Principal of DDUC shared the college’s annual report highlighting the main events and achievements of the year. The Guest of Honour Dr A.K. Walia, the Minister for Health and Higher Education then addressed the gathering followed by a speech by the Chief Guest. After that Professor Dinesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi took the stage to share his thoughts with the audience. As the college’s Annual Day was also held on the same day, meritorious students were awarded prizes and trophies. The Chairman of the college’s Governing Board, Shri Tom Vadakkan gave the Vote of Thanks. The ceremony concluded on a patriotic note with the National Anthem after which lunch was served. When asked about the significance of this occasion, Arpit Suri, the Presdent of the Student’s Union in DDUC said, ‘I am delighted to be a part of this great institution which is on its way to achieve excellence in the field of higher education. We have facedsome limitations in terms of academic space, ambience and facilities for holistic development. But now, we are taking a big step ahead to move on to a new campus and achieve new gloryin coming years. I am thankful to all the students for their active participation and hope for many such landmark events for the college.’]]>
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