The Gender Champion Club of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector- 26, Chandigarh organised a webinar on "Contribution of Prominent Women in India's Freedom Struggle: A Sociological Introspection" on March 23, 2021.
The resource persons for the webinar were Dr Manipal, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh and Dr Sarabjit Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh.
The aim of the webinar was to enlighten the students about the exceptional contribution of women in India’s freedom struggle and to inform them about several women freedom fighters. The resource persons shed light on the role of women in various freedom movements - their sacrifices, courage, fortitude, commitment and fearlessness in the fight against the Britishers. They also discussed the contribution of women writers of that time and how they bolstered the campaign.
The webinar received an overwhelming response. It was attended by the faculty, students as well as research scholars.
The Principal, Dr Jatinder Kaur appreciated the efforts of the club-members in organising the webinar and in broadening the historical horizons of the students.
Vasudha, the Environment Society of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh celebrated World Water Day-2021 on the theme “Value Water” on 22th March, 2021. To mark the day, an online inter college powerpoint presentation competition was organized in which 50 participants from various colleges participated enthusiastically.
1st Prize was won by Preeti Rawat from PGGCG, Sector 11 Chandigarh whereas Apoorva Pant from PGGC, Sector 11 Chandigarh and Abhisek Kumar from PGGC, Sector 46, Chandigarh claimed the second prize. Vanshika Sharma from GGSCW Sector 26, Chandigarh and Bhavuk Jain from DCSA, Panjab University Chandigarh shared the third prize.
The prize winners were given cash prizes sponsored by the Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration.
The Principal, Dr. Jatinder Kaur, appreciated the initiative taken by Environment Society.
Vasudha, the Environment Society of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh celebrated World Forest Day-2021 on the theme “Forest Restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” on 20th March, 2021 with great zeal and fervor. To mark the day, around 20 students of the College enacted ‘Nukkad Natak’, which was sponsored by Environment Department, Chandigarh Administration. The natak highlighted the importance of restoration of forests to save the environment from the impact of global warming. The students also took an oath of “Each One Plant One”.
Keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic, all norms were strictly adhered to.
The Vice Principal, Mrs. Prabhjot Kaur lauded the efforts of the Environment Society and students for taking a great initiative towards saving the environment.
Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh, celebrated World Health Day with ardour and zeal on April 7, 2021. To mark the day, three events were organised by different societies and departments of the college.
Vasudha, the Environment Society of the college organised an Expert Talk, sponsored by the Environment Department, Chandigarh Administration. The talk was delivered by Dr Simmi Malhotra, Senior Medical Officer, Manimajra, Chandigarh. The main objective of the talk was to enlighten the students and teachers about the significance of maintaining personal hygiene, which becomes even more crucial in the current scenario when the whole world has been shaken by Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Malhotra emphasized on the importance of washing hands regularly and properly as they are the biggest carriers of germs. She also stressed on the significance of exercise, especially yoga, for a healthy mind and body. She concluded her talk by stating, “Health is your best friend. Healthy body leads to a healthy mind". She also apprised the listeners on how simple modifications in diet and lifestyle can help promote overall health. Around 100 participants attended the event.
The Department of Home Science also organised an Expert Talk to create awareness about global health. The talk was delivered by experienced consultant and dietitian, Ms Pooja Dogra. The main theme of the event was “Building a Fairer, Healthier World.” Ms Dogra discussed strategies to tackle inequalities among various sections of the population and the need to increase investment of the state in providing health care to marginalized sections. She further stressed that in light of the pandemic, it has become imperative to dissolve all kinds of boundaries and build a fairer and healthier world where there is equality in healthcare opportunities. Ms Dogra also highlighted the importance of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle practices for holistic health. Around 90 students attended the event. A slogan writing competition was also organised by the Department on the occasion.
The Department of Psychology organised a brochure making competition for its students to spread awareness regarding the importance of well-being. The theme for the competition was ‘Building a fairer, healthier world'. The students were also taught various techniques of mindfulness.
The Principal, Dr Jatinder Kaur, appreciated the efforts of the departments in organising the events and thanked the experts for enlightening the students about this vital and compelling topic.