With plastic becoming a major menace, here is an insight into how the students as well as the authorities of Miranda House have taken up several steps to make their campus a plastic-free space of the University.

Plastic is one of the most ubiquitous materials in the economy but with the increasing awareness about its ill-effects and negative impact on the environment and the spreading of the news of its complete ban by the government, several colleges and institutions have started substituting plastic with other options.

Miranda House has also taken many such initiatives to discourage the usage of single-use plastic.

The first step taken by students and societies was to conduct a plastic-free Fresher’s party to welcome the freshers to a ‘Green Miranda’. Vatavaran, the environmental cell of Miranda House, along with the Department of Geography encouraged the student councils of all the departments to conduct their Department Freshers without the usage of plastic in decoration and food. As a novel and creative initiative, the ‘Green Departments’ which successfully conducted a ‘plastic-free freshers’ were provided with certificates.

Aatreyee Tamuly, a student of B.A. (Hons) History, Miranda House said, “I think Miranda has taken the ‘No Plastic Campaign’ pretty well. It was great seeing all the departments taking part in the no plastic campaign during the Department fresher’s party.”

The usage of plastic in the canteen has been decreased as they have started providing steel plates and spoons instead of plastic plates for serving food. Providing straws has been stopped completely. Nescafe has substituted plastic cutlery with wooden cutlery and plates with paper bowls.

All along, the National Service Scheme (NSS) of Miranda House has conducted various events to discourage the usage of single-use plastic. One such event was a collection drive on the campus to collect all the plastic bottles and other plastic waste. The collected items were then handed over to the plastic recycling centre.

Another major step by the National Service Scheme (NSS) was to celebrate Onella, a Social Mela with the theme of ‘No Single-Use Plastic’. Several posters were circulated with the message of avoiding plastic usage. The regular Diwali Mela (Onella) was celebrated as a Social Mela this year to encourage secularism, raise funds and to promote the social cause of avoiding plastic usage. A REPLAFT competition was organized by the society on the eve of Onella in which the students were supposed to reuse plastic to make craft items. The decorative stuff made by reused plastic was sold at Onella. A signatory campaign to discourage the usage of single-use plastic also found its way into the celebrations. Another initiative by the society was to organize a ‘Plog Run’, which was plastic picking plus jogging.

Priyanshi Singh, a final year student of Miranda House expressed her views on the initiatives. She said, “I feel that the initiatives taken by authorities and students to avoid usage of plastic are really good, but I feel more could be done to it. For instance, plastic bottles are still being sold on the campus, as plastic cold drink bottles and water bottles are being sold and used. Instead, they could only sell glass bottles or cans. Selling some packaged items like chips can also be avoided, which could also lead to a healthy lifestyle. Whatever has been done to minimize it is good, but still some more steps like substituting aerated drink bottles with cans and glass bottles should be done.”

However, the initiatives taken by societies and authorities can only be successful if one takes steps on an individual level.  The words of Margaret Mead ring a true bell at this moment. 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”


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Priya Chauhan

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University of Delhi (DU) released an official notification stating that free attendance would be provided for social work, and  for the promotion of social awareness among students.

After continuous protests by All India Students Activism (AISA), DU has agreed to recognise social work as a parameter for attendance concession. 

On 12th October, the Varsity released a notification on its website, stating that social work has now become applicable for attendance concession, along with sports and various extra curricular activities. This step has been taken to promote social work and humanitarian relief initiatives among the students. 

Earlier, AISA, along with National Service Scheme (NSS), was protesting in North Campus to demand free attendance for social relief activities. The main aim was to bring NSS and social work  at par with the cultural societies that are largely celebrated in the University circuit. Kamalpreet Kaur, President, AISA, told DU Beat, “Students who spend their time working for the society, going on relief trips or workshops often face repercussions when they miss classes. They get punished instead of rewarded.

The University, in their press release, has regulated that minimum of 50 hours of service per week is required to be eligible for 33 percent attendance concession. NSS representatives and core team will be eligible for 7 percent more than the rest. 

The criterion as extends its benefits to students not affiliated to NGOs, and are working towards betterment of the society apart from NSS. Activities involving education of the underprivileged, awareness about sanitation and hygiene , working against discrimination, social awareness drives, book donations, cleanliness drives and plantation drives have been recognised under this. 

Students who are not part of NSS, but are working with recognised NGOs and companies are also eligible for the attendance. Independent students with valid certificates as per the list released by the university also come under this category. The lack of NSS enrolment has been the major factor for this decision. 

The notification, however, still does not recognise Women Development Cell for free attendance but students with valid certificates can still apply for the confession. 

Yagesh Tyagi, Vice Chancellor of DU, said, “Delhi University is a premier institution of India. We want each and every student to contribute to India’s upliftment. Social work is as important as any course or society.”

He also added that the aim is to integrate social work in mainstream activities of the University. Allegedly, the University will further take steps to integrate social work quota even for admissions.


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Chhavi Bahmba 

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A look at the controversy and the arguments surrounding the decision to field an all male panel during Day 1 of Kirori Mal College’s Women Conclave, organised by National Service Scheme unit’s Women Empowerment Cell, Sahas.

The annual Kirori Mal Women Conclave was held on the 23rd and 24th September in the college campus. However, when the speakers for the panel discussion to be conducted on Day 1 was revealed, it turned out that an event which claimed to celebrate ‘Women and womenhood’ did not have a single female panelist, with the only one keynote speaker being female, Ms. Ira Singhal. The speakers announced for the panel discussion on Day 1 were Mr. Kanishk Priyadarshi and Mr. Pavitra Paruthi from Scoopwhoop, and Mr. Ankush Bahugana from MensXP. This decision was heavily criticized profusely on social media, as many came forward with the irony in representation in an event organized by the Women’s Develpoment Cell, and on the topic “Women and womenhood”

The repercussions of this event were felt on Day 1 itself, when Mr. Bahugana backed out from the event, citing that the panel discussion should have had female representation. Alongside this, the event was also met with protestors holding up banners during the panel session protesting against the lack of female representation. On speaking to one of the protestors, Adrija, a first-year student, she said, “In every panel, every field around the world, men are the dominant people who are part of these discussions, so I feel that in places like women conclaves which is on women’s issues, women are severely needed, So kya point hai discussion ka (What’s the point of a discussion).” She also stated that the discussion got derailed because the panel didn’t talk about major issues. She mentioned that there was no representation of transwomen or the queer community in this year’s event.

On 23rd September, the instagram handle of Sahas uploaded a post reaffirming their ideas, and justifying their decisions.

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We have witnessed a certain backlash regarding our all male panel for the day 1 of the Women Conclave 2019. Yes, it is true that the panel consists of all men but we took this subsequently intentional and bold step to convey and put forward certain views. Firstly, we believe that it is not only women who have the responsibility to empower other women. Voices of women are heard. But is not only the duty of other women to echo those voices. Next, Women Conclave is simply about celebrating womenhood and supporting hardworking women. Is women empowerment so sacred that only women have the right to talk about it? We certainly disagree. Furthermore, we did try to contact certain women we thought would make this panel even more admirable than it already is. However, due to certain reasons and their prior commitments, it could not happen. We cannot ignore the fact that for the past 2 Conclaves, we have had only women talking about women’s issues. This year also, majority of the sessions are dominated by strong women. The all male panel is indeed a controversial step but we do not regret it and are rather excited about it because at the end of the day, everyone has something to say. Nevertheless, we do have a female panellist who will be moderating this panel. So we request you all to kindly attend the session. We promise to answer all your questions. Yours sincerely, Arshita Chaurasia Head Coordinator

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On speaking to Arshita Chaurasia, the head event coordinator for the event and the treasurer of the NSS unit, it was mentioned that women speakers were invited for Day 1, but they weren’t available.  She stated that the idea of all male panel was taken to the Convenor and the Principal and they felt there was no such issue, as men should speak on these issues and be educated as well on women empowerment. Dr. Benu Gupta, the program officer for NSS said “What we are looking for is of course women empowerment and capacity building of women. But ultimately society is made equally by men and women so if we only keep on empowering women and not sensitizing the men and we won’t hear men about what they are experiencing, then it doesn’t make any sense. You are biased if you are not taking men on board.” It was also pointed out that six of the ten speakers were women, when taking into consideration both days of the event. To strengthen her argument, Dr. Gupta also pointed out that for something like the keynote session held by Mr. Rakshit Tandon on Day 1, on the topic of cyber security, expertise and knowledge was the determining factor and not gender.

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Prabhanu Kumar Das

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How relevent and impactful is the NSS is a  question that pressing, now more than ever.

The National Service Scheme (NSS) established by the Goverment of India in 1969, is close to completing 49 years now. While the NSS is well established across schools and colleges in the country, how true is it to its motto, is a question we need to ask. The main purpose of the NSS is to create a sense of leadership, and community awareness in the youth as they initiate welfare programs, and community service. Volunteers may have to be involved in activities such as: cleaning, afforestation, awareness rallies etc.

According to recent statistics, the number of students volunteering for it, were 3.8 million as of March 2018. While active participation is witnessed from colleges, there is ongoing criticism regarding NSS – is it effective in sparking the true benefits it promises to inculcate in the youth? There is a greater disparity in the rural to urban context, when taking a consensus of the NSS volunteers. While there is an active participation in the rural areas with foreseeable results, there has been a decline in the performance ratios in the urban sector. A reason for this change could be the rise of Non Govermental Organisations (NGOs) in the urban area which promise better welfare programmes and more widespread connections at the grass-root levels, that makes students reconsider their options regarding the welfare organisations.

Another thing to witness, is the rise of the ‘CV factor’ amongst college students these days. While it is a good thing to focus on things which will aid them in their careers ahead, students opt for social service organisations as an “accessory” to boost their CVs. Arpita Chhikara, a 2014 graduate from Jesus and Mary College states, “I joined NSS in 2011, as it was something I was really passionate about. I speak on behalf of my fellow members, at that time we joined it for a purpose, which was to ensure the welfare of the under-privileged. Would it look good on our college applications further or not, was a secondary thought.” Apeksha Jain, a second year B.Com Programme student of Shaheed Bhagat Singh College says, “On an individual level, I feel better working or partnering up with NGOs as I am accountable to them directly, and I am free to let things go their way according to both of our preferences. At the end of the day, you know the impact you make and it is a feel-good factor”.

As for the loss in the spirit of service in governmental organisations like NSS, a major question to be asked is, on whom can one place this accountability? Is it the students who are more performance oriented or is it the improper structure or the unclear hierarchies, which makes things confusing and reduces efficiency. Why is it that social welfare NGOs and other organisations are able to successfully meet their targets more effectively than governmental organisations? Another debate is the ongoing dilemma about choosing the right organisation in your college days, as there is hardly any uniqueness left in almost every welfare platform. They all are catering on similar lines, making it hard for students to decide which is the correct option for them. Social welfare and service have become integral in almost every organisation in this country and across the world.

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Avnika Chhikara
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The government along with the youth ministry has recently planned to revamp the NCC and NSS, which has raised the question if this sudden interest is genuine or an attempt to brainwash the youth. 

A report in a certain national daily ran that a National Youth Empowerment Scheme or N-YES was being planned by the Modi government to “optimise the Indian demographic advantage” and it would ”help instill values of nationalism and discipline in the youth”. This would help India become a “Vishwaguru” (a world leader) which is the aim of the New India Vision 2022 of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 

A day later the centre rejected the report and claimed it to be “devoid of truth”. The ministry of youth affairs said the report was “sensational misrepresentation” and called it “an unfortunate and deliberate attempt to create a wrong impression.” It further added that it simply planned to strengthen and revamp the existing schemes: National Cadet Corps and National Service Scheme . The step is being done to address problems such as “manpower deficiency “, which is prevalent in both the institutes. The Ministry of Youth Affairs also added that it would have suitable representations from NCC and the ministry of Human Resource and Development. The Committee will deal with issues like expansion, strengthening training infrastructure, reducing manpower deficiency affecting NCC and NSS (National Service Scheme),” the statement read.

The NCC was started in 1948, the NSS in 1969. Both aim at involving youth energy towards national development and progress. However, they are not present in all schools and colleges. Though both these organisations provide a unique expansive exposure one is not sure whether the scheme should be welcomed or not.  The government pumping in money into these institutions does raise more than a few brows. It causes a skeptic to wonder whether the government has an ulterior motive of force feeding the youth its stanch nationalist Hindutva ideology which has gained criticism at various platforms. 

Youth Organisations such as NSS and NCC help broaden a student’s horizon, develop national tolerance, a secular outlook, a spirit of adventure and gain experience in community led programmes.  One needs to scrutinize with a critical eye the changes that the committee shall bring about in both the organisations.

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Bhavika Behal 

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For applicants applying under the ECA category, the best place to be informed is the University website, college websites and college notice boards which will notify the number of seats available, the list of students selected from the ECA trials. However, admission into a college only depends upon the availability of seats in that particular college and is not subject to clearing the final trials.

General Guidelines

Here are the general guidelines for the students applying under the ECA category:

  1. The applicants are required to apply separately under the ECA category under the UG admissions portal for an additional fee of Rs. 100/ (per event).
  2. The applicants are required to upload only one certificate (preferably the highest achievement one) issued after May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2018 in each activity they wish to apply for as a proof of their involvement in the relevant activity.
  3. Trials will be held at two levels:
    (i) Preliminary trials
    (ii) Final trials.
    The dates for the same will be notified on the University and college websites as well as the college notice boards.
  4. The applicant shall be allowed to appear in the preliminary trials only once in an event.
  5. Not more than 15% concession/relaxation in academic merit vis-à-vis UR category applicants (for the last relevant cut-off) may be given for admission to specific programmes (subject to the minimum eligibility of the programme).
  6. Weightage in the final trials will be given to the trials and certificates in the following ratio: Trials: 75%, Certificates: 25%. The Certificates are verified by the ECA committee of the college.
  7. The applicant must secure at least 50% marks in the final trials (38 out of 75) to be eligible for the final list of selected candidates
  8. All students should carry a copy of their application registration form as well as their certificates which they would have to submit in the venue of the trials.
  9. The trials for admission under the ECA category shall be the conducted by an ECA committee (Admissions) appointed by the University Admission Committee.

Colleges offering NSS quota

17 colleges of the University are currently offering ECA quota under the  National Service Scheme (NSS) category such as Deshbandhu College, Miranda House, Satywati College, Kamala Nehru College, and Motilal Nehru College.

The trials

The two rounds of trials basically revolve around the social work applicants did in their schools. Garima, a 1st year Economics honours student at Miranda House who was an ECA quota applicant under NSS said, “In the first round, they ask you to pick a number of areas where you might have worked on for instance tree plantations, awareness drives, rallies etc. In the second round, they cross-reference your choices along with proofs that you must provide especially photographs. In addition, a panel of 6-7 judges also pose some general questions on the NSS motto, its symbol, its members, and its origins. In my ECA trials, held in Ram Lal Anand College, the DU coordinator for NSS was also present along with other evaluators.” Evaluators are basically looking for applicants with a strong drive towards working for social welfare.

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Sara Sohail

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 NSS Day is celebrated across India on the 24th of September each year when we look at the functioning of NSS and deliberate why it’s much more than what it had been reduced to.

National Service Scheme was launched in 1969: Mahatma Gandhi’s birth centenary year, on 24th September in 37 universities with the aim to involve undergraduates for campus-community linkage. Till date, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 universities. The University of Delhi came under the aegis of this program in the year it started as a nationwide campaign, in 1969 and has since received 14,500 volunteer enrolments annually.

Many colleges under DU include NSS as one of the compulsory societies that a student is required to choose from, along with NSO and NCC as other options. Those who opt for NSS have to ensure a minimum number of hours for clearance and certificates, the number depending college wise. Daulat Ram College, Miranda House, Jesus and Mary College are a few such examples. However, many colleges have digressed from this practice and have maintained NSS as a voluntary association.

DU Beat got in touch with two such colleges, Hindu College and Hansraj College to record their views. Sikha Jaiswal, President, NSS Hindu College was of the view that NSS shouldn’t be made compulsory and described examples of their initiatives. According to her, the value of community service can only be installed to a certain degree as only a select few people come forward out of thousands to volunteer for anything that requires extra efforts. She went on to describe that around 700-800 students applied this year, out of which they could select up to 300. This is in stark comparison to those colleges where the NSS roll is above 1500. Similarly, Tanuja, the head of NSS Hansraj College’s Education wing, Padhaku, said, “From my experience of being a part of NSS for 3 years, I have realised that social service can never be forced, it is a driving force induced from within. It requires toil and commitment, and more importantly the ability to empathize with others.”

The motto of NSS is “Not me, but you”, which aims to create a sense of selfless service and appreciation in the youth. If we keep associating NSS with clearance hours, we’re simply diluting its significance and restricting social outreach programs as a brownie point on the CV only. The Ministry of Health and Rural Development (MHRD) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, regularly issue program guidelines to the NSS Centre, albeit most of which are dull and need to be modified to engage the youth. To improve the functioning of NSS at grass-root levels, more funds need to be allotted and incentive programs need be introduced for top performing colleges or universities to give volunteers the appreciation they deserve.

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Confluence- The annual cultural festival of Hansraj College which was a four days long was packed with various events by several societies and departments. This time, the fest was not just limited to cultural events and Star Nights but also included the technical fest and departmental fests in this same frame. Although the events and performances entertained the audiences spread across the four days but the prime attraction of the fest – a concert by Diljit Dosanjh had ended abruptly which left a lot of fans disheartened.


Day One: Inauguration,  Street Play, Western Choreo  and informal games. 

The first day began with the inaugural ceremony with teachers and members of the student union lighting the inaugural lamp. This was followed by the principal Dr. Rama, the principal of the college declaring the fest open. “We look to make Confluence 2017 to be bigger and better this year” she said.


This was followed by various events by the various departments of the college as well as events by the societies of the college. While ‘Botanique’ the botanical society organised ‘floristics’ their annual fest which saw the presence of an  alumnus Mr Varun Narain, a puppeteer who presented an excellent piece called photosynthesis in moonlight, the computer science department organised competitions of coding  and encrypt-decrypt. The Hansraj Dramatics Society organised ‘Bolbala- The Street Play Competition’ in which the first Prize was bagged by ‘Anuhuti’ of Sri Venkateswara College for their production ‘A’. The second and third prizes were won by Ibtida of Hindu College for ‘Saare Jahan Se Acha’ and Kshitij of Gargi College for ‘Main Kashmir aur aap?’ respectively. The event was organised in a non-competitive manner were participants chose the winners among themselves.  

In the Choreo competition was won by ‘Sensation’- the choreography society of Kirori Mal College while ‘Sparx’ the choreography society of Gargi College bagged the runners up prize. The first day also saw a lot of informal events like Momo Attack and Carom Games by Mathematics Department, Demarcedo and Mock Stock by commerce society and Mini Militia by Haritima 


Day Two: Youth Summit, Pahal and Art Exhibition 

Major attractions of Day 2 were the ‘Youth Summit’ organised by the NSS of Hansraj College, ‘Pahal’ by the society for the differently abled and Art Exhibition on show by Kalakriti.

The ‘Youth Summit- UTSAV’ organised by NSS showcased its community service programmes through a short documentary which was followed by a song by underprivileged kids of ‘Padhaku’. This was followed by a speaker session where the speakers inspired students to actively take part in community service and give back to the country.
Meanwhile at ‘Pahal’, differently abled students from across the university showcased their talent in singing, dancing and other extra-curricular activities.

The art exhibition saw numerous rhapsodies of art and colourful expressions at display for the visitors.

The second day also saw lots of fun events by various societies like ‘Gulli Cricket’, ’Slamp Poetry’ and ‘Game of Thrones- Utility Maxima’.

underprivileged kids of Padhaku presenting a choir.

Day three: Musical Events, Cultural Show by North East Society and DJ Taran Duo

The third day of Confluence opened with melodious music events in the auditorium which were organised by Swaranjali, the music society of Hansraj College. The Indian Choir competition marked the start of the day which was won by ‘Dhwani’, the Indian music society of Lady Shri Ram College. ‘Musoc’ of Kirori Mal College won the second prize while the third prize was won by ‘Alaap’ of Sri Venkateswara College.



This was followed by the western choir which was won by Zephyr of Kamala Nehru College won the champions prize while the runners up was bagged by ‘Echo’ the western music society of Jesus and Mary College. The western Solo Dance was won by Gurpreet Kaur of JMC and Isha Chakrobarty of Gargi College bagged the runners up. 




The cultural show organised by the north east society of Hansraj College drew a large attention with students performing regional dances like Bihu and Assamese Dances. The exhibition and Meena Bazaar which were on display at the LP near the canteen also drew a huge crowd.



The day came to an end in the evening with DJ Taran duo bringing the crowd to its feet with numbers like ‘Kala Chasma’ and ‘Aae dil hi mushkil’. 




Day Four: Folk and Indian Dances, Diljit Dosanjh live in Concert

The fourth was filled with lot of euphoria around with long queue of Dance events lined up for the day.  In the classical solo dance competition Nimisha from Janki Devi Memorial Cometition won the 1st Prize, the second prize was jointly won by Saumya Mittal of Miranda House College and Aishwarya of Sri Venkateswara College. The Classical Duet competition was won by Raghav and Aishwarya of Sri Venkateswara College.


The Folk Dance competition saw ‘Nrityakriti’ of Maitreyi College bagging the first prize with Haryanvi Folk Dance Competition. SGTB Khalsa College won the second prize while the third prize was jointly bagged by SGND Khalsa and Gargi College respectively.


The prime attraction of the day was the star night featuring Govinda, Diljit Dosanjh and Progressive brothers. While Govinda cancelled his plans in the last minute, Diljit’s concert was cut short with just a couple of songs due to the unruly crowd and various circumstances for safety reasons.






 Confluence 2017 Overview


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Correspondents: Arindam Goswami, Anagha Rakta, Saumya Kalia, Vineeta Rana, Kriti Sharma, Joyee Bhattacharya, and Srivedant Kar

Photographers: Hitanksha Jain, Vegh Daswani, Prateek Singh, Sahil Chauhan, Harshit Thukral and Jasmine Chahal


SAHAS – The women empowerment cell of Kirori Mal College, part of the National Service Scheme organised Pahal 2016, an inter college athletic meet. Registrations went on for three days on the 26th, 27th and 28th of this month. The athletic meet was organised on 29th and 30th.

Nearly 300 students from different colleges registered their names and over 220 participated on both days. On spot registrations accounted for 50 to 60 participants. Most of the students participated in more than one event.

Being the first of its kind, PAHAL began last year out of an idea to organise an athletic meet through the Women Empowerment Cell.  Although in 2015, the competition was limited to within KMC, this year they decided to make it an inter college event. Students from various colleges such as Miranda House, Daulat Ram, Satyawati, Bharati, HansRaj, Institute of Home Economics (IHE) and Ramjas college participated in PAHAL’16. Bharati college saw the maximum number of participants and bagged most of the medals.


Relay Race
Relay Race

The events on the first day were 100m race, Shot-put, Lemon Spoon Race, Broad Jump and Relay Race.  Anju from Miranda House bagged the first position in relay race with Lalita and Paridhi from Bharati college in the second and third position respectively.


In Shot-put, Richa of IHE came first winning by 0.34m. Janvi (8.02m) and Paridhi (7.84m) of Bharati College came in the second and third position respectively.

Lemon Spoon Race
Lemon Spoon Race

The Lemon Spoon race was won by the home team  with Ridhi and Shivangi of KMC in the first and second position while Shilpa of Satyawati college placing third. In the Broad Jump category, Pooja and Usha of IHE bagged the first and third position while R.V.M. Roy of Miranda House came second. Bharati college dominated the Relay Race by occupying the first and second positions while IHE placed third.


Events on the second day comprised of 200m race, Discuss Throw, Three Legged race and Tug of War. In the 200m sprint, Kritika from Bharati college won the first position. Anju from Miranda and Sapna from Ramjas college placed second and third respectively.

Discuss Throw
Discuss Throw

Winners for the Discuss Throw were Dimple from Miranda House (1st), Jyoti (2nd) and Chanchal (3rd) from Bharati college.

Three-Legged Race
Three Legged Race

Shruti and Shivangi from KMC won the first position in the Three Legged race. Pratibha and Aashinsa from Bharati college came second while Usha and Pooja from IHE placed third.

Tug Of War
Tug Of War

The Tug of War competition was also won by Bharati college. Sack race was cancelled due to lack of participation.

The Faculty member who helped supervise the event were NSS Programming officer, Mr. Arun Kumar Tripathi along with Mr. Khusro Moin from the Geography department, Mr. Samir Singh from Economics and Mr. Ramananda Mayanglambam, Proctorial Committee Convenor from the Chemistry department.

As Nikhil Kumar, Head of SAHAS put it,” Organising such an event within a short span is a feat in itself and we hope SAHAS’17 will be even better”.

Arindam Goswami

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th October. The students had to register themselves into pairs of 2 and each pair was given a white cane and a black blindfold. The opening ceremony began at 9.30 in the morning. There was a performance by a visually impaired boy named Rajiv. The chief guest for the event was Mr. Mukesh Jain, the Secretary of ministry of social justice and empowerment. Mr. Jain addressed the gathering and then the walk began from SRCC at 11 am. [caption id="attachment_35663" align="alignnone" width="747"] Image credits- Sumedha Gupta[/caption] The Walk-A-Thon took an entire round of the north campus. The event attracted a good footfall. Students from other colleges like DRC, DCAC, Hindu, and many more were also volunteers along with the SRCC students. In order to prep the students for the walk, a host of activities were also planned in the preceding week like blindfold relay race, shoot the target and follow the voice. The closing ceremony had a performance by Mr. Lalit, a student of SRCC. Furthermore the crowd was thrilled by the performance of the SaReGaMa finalist, Diwakar who sang a few Bollywood tracks. The main aim of the white cane walk was to create awareness and sensitize people towards the hardships and hurdles of visually impaired and to help them bind with a promise of trust and standing by them.   REACH- Reaffirming Equity Access Capacity and Humanism is the Equal Opportunity Cell of Lady Shri Ram College. In its quest to break social barriers, integrate communities and build an inclusive society, REACH celebrated the World White Cane Day on 15th October 2015. 11059845_10206908188076439_573885666635750158_o   _MG_0633   World White Cane day recognises the role the white cane has played in enhancing mobility and freedom of the visually impaired persons. White cane is an identifier of a blind person, a symbol of independence and a staff of empowerment. This marked the underlying theme of the poster campaign that depicted the multiple pathways that life now has to offer to the persons with disability and impairment. 12132655_10206908208476949_3064291556962487433_o It is a day that celebrates the achievements and triumphs of the persons with disability. REACH LSR took this opportunity to build a platform to understand, comprehend and sensitize the larger students community about disability. Three Movies – ‘The Commute’ which follows the arduous journey of a father confined to the wheelchair who tries to reach home using public transportation for his daughters birthday, ‘Notes on Blindness’ which captures John Hull’s journey of grief, acceptance and renewal after losing his vision and lastly ‘ Disabled Athletes or Super humans’ which celebrates the achievements of persons with physical disability in sports. Image Credits: Sumedha Gupta for SRCC Eeshani and Devanshi for LSR   Tanya Agarwal for SRCC [email protected] Ishita Sharma for LSR [email protected]    ]]>