DUWA souvenir shop and the Mind and Body Centre at University of Delhi

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Delhi University Women’s Association (DUWA) recently opened up a souvenir shop in North Campus to help students from the underprivileged classes buy university related accessories at minimal costs. The souvenir shop sells various things including t-shirts, mugs and file folders, etc. at prices below the market rate.  “The shop has been opened to promote Delhi University’s brand name, the reason all the products come with a small DU logo”, said Dr. Karabi Majumdar, Secretary, DUWA. The items available at the shop include files and folders, bags of different sizes, sweatshirts, mufflers, etc. all of which come with the logo of Delhi University.

“The DU logo has been brought in place so that the students feel proud to be the part of India’s top ranked university”, added Dr. Majumdar.

The DUWA Souvenir shop was opened on 20th of November with a marginal footfall which increased subsequently in the forthcoming days.

There are a lot of important things that Delhi University grants us with, in order to make our college life easy and happy. One such aspect would be the Mind and Body centre at DUWA (Delhi University Women’s Association), which has opened recently. This association started in 1964 before which only a men’s club existed and women did not normally move out much. The aims of this association as quoted from their website duwa.du.ac.in are:

  • To promote and to carry on social, cultural, recreational, educational and economic activities for the benefit of the women members on the staff and female family members of those on the staff of the Delhi University and its affiliated and constituent colleges and recognized institutions and also for the women relatives of the students studying in colleges of the University and who are residents in the Campus of the Campus of the University and of the surrounding areas.
  • To organize and maintain, as far as possible, limited residential accommodation with cultural and educational amenities for the members of the society coming to participate in the activities of the society and other bodies with cognate object as well as non members specially invited to participate in the activities of the society.
  • To invite as and when feasible, cultural leaders, scholars, scientists and creative artists, who may or may not be members of the society, to take advantage of the facilities offered by the society.

The Mind and Body centre provides homeopaethic treatment for problems like dandruff, acne, allergies, headaches, anxiety, cold, fever, etc. It also offers free counselling services by psychologists/counsellors to Delhi University girls about various issues regarding relationship problems, drug, alcohol abuse, stress, sleep deprivation, difficulty in concentration, etc. The sessions are open to students from 11am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday. One can go for a walk-in consultation by paying 50 rupees, which is the admission amount; also, all information shared remains strictly confidential.

Another important project started by DUWA is called “Sahyog”. This project is for the girls who needs extra academic help. Here, they are provided with extra classes from 3-5 pm, six days a week. Students are guided and given encouragement to do better. The fee charges are much subsidised.

“Drishti” is another programme that is for the visually challenged. Members provide them with support and help them learn by reading out lessons to them, etc. This programme requires more volunteers so if anyone is interested, they can register at the DUWA office.

This organisation has a variety of committees that fall under it like the educational committee, hostel committee, sports committee, etc. The newest addition to DUWA is the University Souvenir Store and the Mind and Body Centre which is located at 7 Chhatra Marg, Delhi University. You can also contact them on their email id- [email protected]. The registration fee for a year is 50 rupees (no consultation charges).

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Meghna Mitra

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