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The NCC (Army and Naval Wing) of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed) Sector-26, Chandigarh, in association with the College Environmental Society organised a 2-hour Mock Exercise on Earthquake on October 31, 2018. It was conducted by a team of 30 members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Ministry of Home Affairs under the command of Inspector Bhawani Singh and Inspector Rakesh Haldar in the College premises. The exercise also included co-ordination meeting and Table Top Exercise (TTE) one day prior to the Mock Exercise. The meticulously planned and implemented Activity was attended by 618 Students and Staff with vigour to prepare them for any eventualities considering that Chandigarh has high vulnerability to earthquakes as it lies in Seismic Zone IV.

An Earthquake situation was created by the team and rescue operation started with sirens indicating the occurrence of tremors. Once the tremors stopped, evacuation drills were conducted. Soon afterwards, Emergency Operation Centres were activated. Simultaneously, EOCs assessed the damage, formed rescue teams under Incident Commanders and dispatched them to the respective locations. Rescue drills were conducted in coordination with various agencies, such as Fire Fighting Department, Ambulances, Police and Civil Defence. People buried under the rubble were rescued and sent to hospitals after administering first aid and triage. The Mock exercises strengthened the capacity and response mechanisms of all stakeholders. These are designed with the motive to help improve coordination among various agencies, which is the key to a successful post-disaster response. Today’s exercise was preceded by exhibitions of Disaster Management Equipment.

This exercise is significant as earthquake can cause major damage in terms of lives and infrastructure. This mock drill will ensure better response in the event of a disaster to reduce loss of lives. It will also generate awareness among the local population who are the first responders in case of any disaster.

It was also revealed that one should always be mentally prepared to face the disaster as they are always unexpected. An individual’s courage, willingness to help and presence of mind can reduce the loss incurred. When such situation happens, each and every one must understand their responsibility during the disaster and have a proactive approach reflected through their actions. An enthusiastic support was extended by the Red Cross Society, UT Branch, Chandigarh Administration; SGGS Pharmacy College Sec 26 and SGGS Collegiate Public School Sec 26 to this essential and crucial venture. Principal Rita Singh thanked all the supporting authorities and congratulated Dr Asim Chowdhury, Care Taker, NCC (Army Wing) for arranging the event along with his associates S/Lt Dr Surjit Singh ANO, NCC (Naval Wing) and Dr Inderpal Pasricha, Coordinator Environmental Society.

NSS Unit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26 observed VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK (VAW) by organising a Poster Making Competition on the topic, ‘Eradicate Corruption-Build a New India’ on November 1, 2018 sponsored by National Insurance Company Ltd under the aegis of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). Chief Guest NK Marwari, Chief Regional Manager, NIC, along with special guests, Mr Narender Wadhawan, Deputy Manager and Vigilance Officer, NIC and Mr Surinder Kumar, Deputy Manager, NIC inaugurated the event with a Tree Plantation Drive. To sensitise the youth towards a corruption free society a huge number of students were encouraged to participate where Ravi and Babita of BCom and Daleep of BA were adjudged First, Second and Third and given a cash prize of Rs 1,500, Rs 1200 and Rs 1,000 respectively. Nandivardhan and Priya, both from Biotech Department were given consolation prizes of Rs 500 each. Principal Rita Singh along with NSS Programme Officers Ms Amanjot Kaur and Dr Jasvinder Singh Bhatti encouraged the youth to resist corruption and lauded the students for their thought provoking posters.

 

The Department of Public Administration, Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised an interactive session on ‘Emerging Issues in Public Administration’ on October 31, 2018. The session was chaired by Dr RK Sharma, Professor, Department of Public Administration, Panjab University Chandigarh. He has also been a Senator and Syndicate member of Panjab University Chandigarh. Dr Sharma discussed the benefits of Public Administration and the advantages of studying the subject, by shedding light on its trends, challenges and discipline.

 He brought to the forefront, the three pillars of democracy: Legislative, Executive and Judiciary and highlighted their importance in the development of the Country. Dr Sharma’s main focus was on New Public Management that deals with both private and public sector and areas like privatisation, internal  markets, competitive tendering.

The Session was of immense benefit to the students of Public Administration and was attended with full vigour and interest by the students and the Faculty Members. Principal Rita Singh thanked the speaker, Dr RK Sharma for enlightening the audience with an in-depth knowledge of the subject and congratulated the organiser, Dr Sandeep Kaur, Head, Department of Public Administration, SGGSC 26.

 

Gurmat Vichhar Sabha of Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh (SGGSC 26) organised a Gurmat Muqabla (Gurmat Competition) to commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji on 28 November 2018 (Wednesday) which is the first of the series of events dedicated to this occasion. The Competition comprised of various events including Gurbani Kanth Competition, requiring the candidates to recite baanis (holy verses from Sikh teachings) orally from memory; Dastaar Bandi or Turban Tying; and Gurmat Quiz. This event was conducted to engage and enrich the youth with the rich cultural-spiritual ethos of Punjab and Sikhism and generate awareness of their roots and identity. Candidates from local colleges as well as institutions from Punjab participated in this event. Established dignitaries from their respective fields were invited to judge the events – Prof Jagdish Singh from Gurmat Gyan Missionary College, Chauta, Ropar, Mr Jagdish Singh and Mr Manjinder Singh from Dashmesh Dastaar Centre, Chandigarh judged the Dastaar Bandi CompetitionGurbani Kanth Muqabla was adjudged by Prof Rajinder Singh from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Vidya Kender, Sector 26, Chandigarh, Manjit Singh, Granthi, Gurudwara Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib, Sector 15, Chandigarh, Sandeep Kaur Gill, Preacher SGPC and Amanpreet Kaur, member SGPC and Anchor, Sikh Voice of Khalsa; whereas, the Quiz was conducted by the convener of the event, Dr KK Marwaha from PG Deparetment of Economics, SGGSC 26.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh held an Expert Lecture titled, ‘My Journey in Science from Elementary Particles to Nano-technology’. The lecture was delivered by Prof HS Virk, Former Chairperson and Dean, Department of Physics, GNDU, Amritsar, organised by the PG Department of Physics.

Welcomed by Principal Rita Singh, Prof Virk introduced his 2 books, Mera Jiwan Safar and Prof Puran Singh, Scientist, Poet and Philosopher. He motivated the students to pursue research in physics by sharing his life stories. Hailing from a humble rural and agricultural background, his father sent him to high school where his teachers, Piara Singh Gill, first director, CSIO and scientist Puran Singh greatly influenced him. With a PhD from Marie Curie University, Paris, France in 1972 he was motivated by the achievements of the Nobel Laureates during the 1960s and 1970s who were mostly from the field of Physics. He also enthused the students with the contributions of Homi Bhaba, DM Bose, Bibha Choudhary and Vikram Srabhai in the field of research. The lecture was attended with great vigour and enthusiasm by the students and faculty members.

 

The PG Department of Commerce conducted a National Seminar “FinTech: Transforming the Financial Services Landscape in India” at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, sector 26, Chandigarh here today. The theme  of the seminar was to deliberate and discuss the economic value of FinTechs (Financial Technology). The seminar aimed at exploring the benefits that FinTech can bring to customers, to identify dominant FinTech trends and how they are changing the landscapes of financial services sector in India.

Prof Karamjeet Singh, Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest of the event. He highlighted the importance of FinTech and how it is reshaping India and its financial horizon and concluded that the youth of India needs more inclusion, resilience to change the business world and curiosity to learn new things. Prof Balwinder Singh, Finance and Development Officer, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar was the Guest of Honour of the event emphasised on the fact that if technology cannot solve the problem of the country, it is of no use. Mr Kunal Nandwani, co-founder and CEO, uTrade Solutions was the Keynote Speaker and elaborated on the benefit of many financial services such as Amazon Pay, Google Pay, and other e-commerce market.

Session one comprised of a panel discussion by esteemed academicians Prof A.K Vashisht, UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh; Prof Manjit Singh, University School of Applied Management, Punjabi University, Patiala and Prof K.P Kaushik, NIFM, Faridabad. Session two involved a technical session conducted by Dr. Shiva, Chairperson, Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh and Dr Pooja Goel, Co-Chairperson, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. Some of the key issues deliberated in these sessions were related to data and privacy, cybercrime, cyber security and questions on liability etc.

In the last session, Prof Sanjay Kaushik, Dean College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Honorary Director, ICSSR, NWRC, Chandigarh and the chief Guest of the session, highlighted how FinTech, a rapidly evolving segment of the financial service sector is transforming the modern Indian financial scenario, thereby throwing light on the relevance of the seminar in the present times. The valedictory address was given by Prof Suveera Gill, UBS, Panjab University.

The seminar was attended by many students and Faculty Members of the College. Principal, Rita Singh thanked all the dignitaries for enlightening the audience and appreciated the efforts Dr Manjinder Singh, convener, Dr Seema Mahajan, Dr Taranjit Rao organising secretaries, Dr T.S Brar, Head and the entire Department of Commerce in conducting the Seminar.

 

Commemorating the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’ by the acclaimed Indian Physicist Sir C V Raman, ‘National Science Day’ was celebrated with full vigor at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), sector 26, Chandigarh. Prof, Satinder Kaur, Dean Sciences in association with Environmental Society of the College organized a fest with the theme of ‘Communicating Science to All’. The event was sponsored by Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) and Chandigarh Renewable Energy Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST) along with Scientech Technologies, Pvt. Ltd, Satish Brothers, Ambala, Modern Book Publishers and Bansal Academy.

The resource person of the event was Dr. Rajat Sandhir, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Member, Senate and Syndicate Panjab University Chandigarh. He delivered a Lecture on the topic, “Human Disorders: Genetical Predispositions; Therapeusis and Corrective Means”. He elaborated on the reasons, complexities and types of neurological disorders, with special emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and Depression.

Various Intra College Competitions included Science Quiz, Exhibition of 91 Science Projects, 55 Wonders of Science display, 34 Poster Presentations, 10 Oral Presentations, 26 Poster Making entries, 14 entries for Collage Making, 48 science-based Rangoli displays, 34 Power point Presentations and 25 Slogan Writing entries. Around 300 students from 7 Science Departments participated in different events. The event saw exhibition of some innovative projects like Li Fi – a new concept of transferring Data through IR; Prepaid Energy Meter – a devise that will reduce energy consumption, no bill generation will be required like a prepaid mobile card; Automatic Lights using IR sensors that will minimize electricity wastage and a Mathematical Watch- designed to familiarize children with mathematical calculations right from childhood. Some other noteworthy projects included working models of Sewage Water Treatment, Rain Water Harvesting, Hydraulic lift, Smart Dustbin with a sensor, Silver attractions from Waste X-Rays, Air Purifier etc.

Another highlight was the Flower Show displaying the pleasant ‘winter-annuals’ like petunia, phlox, geranium, nemesia and many more while encouraging sensitivity to the environment. Col. (Retd) J S Bala, Secretary, SES was the chief guest of the event. Principal, Rita Singh congratulated all the participants and distributed the prizes to the winners.

 

Babita Rani ,a student of B.Sc. Biotechnology (Honours) 3rd Year from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector-26, Chandigarh attended National Integration Camp (NIC) at BHU(Banaras Hindu University,Varanasi) and PBD (Youth Parvasi Bharatiya Divas) at Varanasi from 18th to 24th January 2019 .

In total 15 regions and 29 states participated. 250 NSS Volunteers from different states of India. 

 

An Expert Lecture on Drug Abuse was organised by the Red Ribbon Club of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), sector 26, Chandigarh, here today.Dr Nayanika Singh, Psychologist and Assistance Professor, Rayat Bahara University, was the resource person of the event.

Dr. Nayanika Singhdefined addiction and told about the different kinds of drugs and their physical and psychological effects.She elaborated on the early signs of drug addiction with the help of a video. She also elucidated the reasons as to why people fall in the trap of drugs, stating genetic factors, isolation, peer pressure, broken families and the curiosity to try something new as the major causes.

She brought to the attention of students the value of life and stressed on the benefits of living a drug free life.The lecture was attended in large number by the students and the Faculty members of the College. Principal, Rita Singh thanks Dr Nayanika Singh for the valuable information on the prevention of Drugs, a burning problem of the contemporary age.

 

Highlighting the tug of war between globalisation and nationalism in the contemporary times,  Emeritus Professor Bhupinder Brar, Panjab University Chandigarh delivered an insightful lecture suggesting that the world could broadly evolve in distinct directions be it a return of country dominated system or a stagnant trade, or there could yet be another way of looking at globalisation at a stimulating and engaging Expert Lecture  on “Is Globalisation Dead?” organised by the Department of Political Science, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh supervised by Principal Rita Singh and Ms Punit, Head, Department of Political Science.

He talked about a completely new perspective on the initial surge of globalisation, which was a tool of the market driven first world economy which is now posing a threat to those very countries themselves, who are now championing Brexit and suggesting building a wall between America and Mexico. Prof Brar specialises in International Relations with special focus on Globalisation for which he has published a number of books. Because of his expertise and phenomenal research experience of 35 years, the lecture turned out to be an eye opener for both the students as well as faculty who had numerous issues to be clarified on such a relevant and current topic after the lecture.

 

The ‘Economics Society’ of PG Department of Economics of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sec-26, Chandigarh organised ‘ARTHIK UTSAV’ here today. An engrossing Panel Discussion by esteemed economists and Chief Guest Prof SK Chadha, UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh; academicians, Dr Harsh Gandhar, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh and a young entrepreneur Ms Praneet on ‘Relevance of MSMEs in the era of Globalization’ helped to facilitate Industry-Institute-Interface.

Various competitions were organized such as Rangoli competition on the theme 'Conservation of Natural Resources', Poster Making on the 'Risk and Return in MSMEs' brought the creative talents of the students. The PPT presentations prepared by students on ‘Start up - The way forward' brought out the entrepreneur in the young minds. The students enjoyed the game of 'Treasure Hunt' conceptualised by the Masters students of the College.

The event was attended by students from many colleges of the tricity and as far as Kalka. Ms Kanwal Grewal Dhanoa, convenor of the Economic Society, Dr Kawaljit Kaur Marwaha, organising secretary and Head, PG Department of Economics Mr Charanjit Singh organised the event and were appreciated by the principal for their efforts.

 

The Expression Club of PG Department of Commerce held the annual fest “Expression 2019”: An Inter-college competition at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), sector 26, Chandigarh. The event was sponsored by the Alumni Association of the College.  Rattan Kanwal Singh Matharu, Gen. Sec. Alumni Association was the Guest of Honor, and other Alumni members including Brajinder Singh Dhillon (Canada) were present.

The aim of the fest was to explore the talent of Commerce/Management students by hosting various events as Business Quiz, Ad-Mad Show, Face Painting, Business Proposal and Best out of Waste Competition. A total of 85 students participated in the fest from 11 different colleges of the tricity and Punjab.

The theme for Business Proposal, Face Painting and Kabaad se Jugaad was ‘Start Up’, ‘Innovative Advertisement for Products’ and ‘Utility Product with Marketing Skills’ respectively. The events were judged by a panel of renowned judges: Ms Meenu Sharma, Astt Professor, GGSCW 26; Dr Jaspreet Kaur, Associate Prof, GGSCW 26, Chandigarh and Ms Seema Jaitly, Asstt Professor, Govt. Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

Nistha Pattar and Palak Arora from MCM DAV won the first prize in Business proposal, Kirat Chabra and Akshit Garg from Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management won the first prize in Business Quiz. Neeraj and Neha from Sri Guru Gobind Singh College bagged the first prize in Best out of Waste, Anubhuti and Shivya from MCM DAV got first prize in Face painting and Arshita Sharma, Richa, Kiranjeet Kaur, Ritika and Anand from PGGCG bagged the first prize in Ad Mad Show.

Col. (Retd) J S Bala, Secretary, SES was the chief guest of the event. Dr Rimpi Kaur, Coordinator of the Expression Club was the organizing secretary. Principal, Rita Singh congratulated all the participants and distributed the prizes to the winners.

 

Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh began the 3-day celebration of the 53rd College Founder’s Day dedicated to  commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji on January 23, 2019. The event began with the arambh of Sri Akhand Path followed by the release of College Annual Magazine Agammi Jyot 2018-19, a special edition dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

An eco-green initiative was taken up with the inauguration of Saugaat - Gift a Sapling Scheme; an innovative practice by College, where a section of the botanical garden will be developed to plant medicinal and indoor plants. These will be grown especially for felicitating and gifting purposes to dignitaries who visit the College for any function. Bouquet usage will be discontinued as it is against the ecology and leads to wastage. While the creative drive supports ecology, it is also in sync with Guru Nanak Dev ji’s approach as an environmentalist.

The day concluded with the performance of Gatka by College students, an initiative of the College to promote and preserve the Culture and Heritage of Punjab. President SES Gurdev Singh Brar, Secretary SES Col (retd) Jasmer Singh Bala, Vice President SES Kulbir Singh along with Principal Rita Singh congratulated the Staff and the students for their resourceful initiatives.

The 3-day celebration of the 53rd College Founder’s Day of Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh concluded on Friday graced with the rendition of kirtan by hazoori raagi of Sri Harmandar Sahib, Bhai Dalbir Singh which was preceded by enthusiastic kirtan performances by students and staff of the College.

 The event dedicated to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh Ji initiated practical application of environmental-friendly processes to sensitise the congregation and implement changes in the way of life inspired by Guru Nanak’s vision as an environmentalist by serving langar on pattal and discontinuing the use of plastic and thermocol. Two more eco-friendly initiatives, entitled Saugaat - Gift a Sapling Scheme was inaugurated by the College on the first day of the event which was preceded by the release of the College Annual Magazine Agammi Jyot 2018-19, dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev Ji, carrying references and articles on Guru Nanak’s empathy with the environment.

The second day of the celebrations included Vaar and Kavishri, forms of heritage singing of Punjab, performed by students followed by dhadiJaspal Singh Tan who, enthralled the audience by narrating various anecdotes from the lives of Guru Nanak Dev ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

The concluding address delivered by President SES, S Gurdev Singh Brar encouraged the students and staff to implement the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib in their daily lives; which was reiterated by Secretary SES, Col ( Retd) J S Bala , who also extended support to the students of Gurmat Vichar Sabha, a student group of the College in their pursuit of learning Gurbani and  Kirtan. Principal Rita Singh along with the dignitaries felicitated all the students and staff members involved in the successful completion of the program

 

The NSS Unit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College ( co-ed) sector-26, Chandigarh, celebrated NSS day on 24th September with great fervour and enthusiasm. An awareness and charity programme “Swachh Hi Seva” was launched last week, where 70 volunteers were engaged in the Dengue and Malaria awareness drive at neighbouring village, Kishangarh. In continuation of it, interactive lectures were organized on “Waste Segregation” and “Malaria Awareness”.

The chief guest of the event was Mr Sonu, the Sarpanch of the adopted village, Kaimbwala. He motivated the volunteers and congratulated on the successful completion of Swachh Bharat Summer Internship Programme at his village. Around 25 volunteers had participated in this programme and worked for 100 hours during summer vacations. Jyotirmaya, student of B.Com. III was adjudged as Best Intern for the programme.

 Ms. Rita Singh, Principal, lauded the role of NSS volunteers in spreading awareness among the masses on different issues. She congratulated the volunteers and Programme Officers, Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Ms. Amanjot Kaur and Dr. Manik Gupta who took part in this celebration and made it a great success.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh celebrated its Annual Alumni Meet-2019, here today. The event also marked the commemoration of 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Brig Nawab Singh from the first1967 batch, Dr Jatinder Singh (1972-73), Mr Gurmukh Singh Bhanjor (1973-74), Mr Jaspal Singh Sidhu, Mr Manmohan Singh and Mr Jaspal Singh (1974-77) and Mr Gurinder Singh (1979-80) and Mr Guriqbal Singh (1985-88) graced the occasion.

Neeraj Goyal, a current student of the College, who secured First position in BCom (semester V) Panjab University result was honoured by Brig Nawab Singh from the first 1967 batch. In a unanimous decision, the alumni declared to sponsor one economically weak student every year. More than 100 Alumni including army personnel, government employees, bankers, scientists, MDs/ CEOs in private sectors, agriculturists, media correspondents from world over visited the event. Amongst them, was Dr Chanchal Narang, the first girl student of the erstwhile boys’ college who is currently the Head, Department of English, UILS, PU Chandigarh. As a reciprocal and responsible gesture, the College is proud of its alumni who have been employed as faculty members in the College after their meritorious academic achievements.

The event was marked by cultural performances that included, a song dedicated to Guru Nanak Dev Ji; a skit performed by the College drama troop ‘Paigam’ on the theme of environment conservation based on the teachings of the great environmentalist Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, followed by a dance-cum-mime performance by the dance group ‘T-Rex’, dedicated to pay homage to the heroic martyrs of Pulwama attack and Defence forces of the country.

Principal, Ms Rita Singh congratulated all the talented and dynamic Alumni who have always made the college proud and recognised their achievements and their contributions to their Alma Mater. She requested all the Alumni to come forward and join hands with their Alma mater and contribute to the growth of the College. S. Gurdev Singh Brar, President, SES and Col (Retd) J. S Bala, Secretary, SES were the Chief Guest and Guest-of-Honor for the day.

To mark United Nations Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised a campaign in association with SGI Group, Chandigarh, A Social Enterprise for Saving Girl Child & Women Empowerment on 22 November 2018. Mr Jay Praharaj, Founder and Director, SGI Group, conducted a campaign with College student-volunteers to form a Human Chain in order to sensitise all genders to work in unison to support the cause of the girl child. Mr Praharaj addressed the students about the power and strength in the youth for initiating change and contribution in Nation building.

 The campaign entitled SAATH (Sab Aage Aayenge, Tabhi Hoga)-2018 is an endeavour to bring forth the youth of the colleges of the tri-city and engage them in various awareness generating campaigns to change the social resistance to the girl child even today amongst the educated and the uneducated alike. The students formed a human chain in the shape of SAATH and shouted the slogan “Saath” and displayed their commitment to support women empowerment and save the girl child.

 Supporting the noble cause, Principal Rita Singh engaged the DSW (Dean Students Welfare), DSW-Girls, NCC & NSS In-charges, in association with Coordinators of The Placement Cell and Media Cell to motivate student volunteers to join this honourable mission.

 

A Workshop on Waste Segregation was organised by the Campus Beautification Committee of Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh on 22 November 2018. Ms Kavleen Kaur, SDO, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh addressed the students and staff who eagerly attended the workshop with full enthusiasm. Ms Jyoti Arora from the Daily Dump Organisation talked about Mission Zero Waste, Blue-Green oath and the process of segregation to manage waste.She provided the audience with detailed information about the benefits of Compost. She displayed models of composters and green plants grown on Compost.

She highlighted the issue of waste accumulation that creates problems such as bad smell and toxic ground water.  Multiple techniques and strategies, of waste management were also explained and valuable information was shared with the participants. Dr Jasveer Kaur Brar, Convener and Dr Kanwalpreet Kaur, member Campus Beautification Committee supported by Prof Harbhajan Singh, Head, Department of Botany opined that it was the need of the hour and a necessity to educate and inform ourselves of various possible methods available for waste segregation to sustain life in a clean and green environment. Principal Rita Singh too enthusiastically joined the workshop encouraging all staff and students to benefit from the session and thanked Ms Kavleen Kaur for her endeavour.

 

SGGSC 26 NSS unit, NCC unit (Naval & Army Wings) and Environmental Society celebrated World Water Day in the campus with the intention to develop self consciousness and to increase the awareness among the people about the importance, need and conservation of water. A Poster-Making & Slogan Writing Competition were organised. Afterwards the students participated in a rally regarding creating awareness on saving water. They also watered plants in the campus.

 

Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) was inaugurated in Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh, here today, making it the first College of Chandigarh to adopt the UGC recommended Cell. Dr Vinod Choudhary, Deputy Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Cell–PWD Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest.

Dr Vinod said that the aim of EOC is to facilitate creative interaction, empowerment and promotion of equality among all the students belonging to disadvantaged groups such as Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women, OBC (non-creamy layer), minorities and physically challenged. Principal Rita Singh along with Dr Gurpreet Kaur (EOC Coordinator) promised that the Cell will ensure social inclusion, equity and equal opportunity to the community at large in the college and bring them to the mainstream of society.

Mr Tejinder Pal Singh informed about the activities already undertaken by the college and the upcoming events to enhance the diversity within the campus. 

 

2 Volunteers, namely, Jyotirmya & Mehak of B.Com. III attended National Integration Camp organised at District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Mandi, Himachal Pradesh from 12th to 18th February 2019. It provided a great opportunity to the volunteers of different states to interact and share their culture and traditions with each other. The camp also served as a platform for the budding youth volunteers to discuss national issues and provide suggestions in a competitive manner through various competitions. They participated in debate, declamation, folk dance, skit, poster making, short story writing. Besides several prizes in events, Chandigarh also got first prize in overall competition. There were volunteers from 16 states and there were around 225 volunteers along with 25 coordinators from different states.

The Department of Public Administration, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed) Sector 26, Chandigarh organised an extension lecture on the topic “Motivation: A Significant Tool of Career Development” here on Wednesday.

Dr Sudhir Sharma, former Chairperson of Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh chaired the session. He enlightened the students on how motivation acts as a foundation of career development. Dr Sharma emphasised that a motivated person can proficiently attain all the goals in personal as well as professional life.

He also emphasized that the role of internal motivation is critical in understanding of individual behaviour and decision making in various circumstances. He further suggested that career motivation is the desire to exert effort to enhance career goals. It is a multidimensional construct that combines the element of needs, interests and personality attributes that reflect the direction and persistence of career related behaviour.

The lecture was attended in large numbers by the students and the faculty of the college. The Head of the Department, Dr Sandeep Kaur was the organising secretary and the convener of the event.

 

The NSS Unit of SGGS College, Sector-26, Chandigarh organized a Blood Donation Camp in association with Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh. This event was sponsored by State Bank of India. 133 units of blood were collected by a team of doctors. Out of which, 44 girls were the donors.

NSS Volunteers participated in the camp with great fervor and enthusiasm. The blood donation camp of SGGS College is among the biggest event of NSS unit during 2018-19. The event was graced by Col. (Retd.) Jasmer Singh Bala (Secretary, SES) and Mr Jatinder Kamboj, Chief Manager (Credit), SBI, Chandigarh. Col. Bala and Mr. Jatinder Kamboj met the Volunteers and congratulated them for being part of the noble cause. Tree plantation was also done in the College premises.

The NSS programme officers, Dr. Jasvinder Singh Bhatti, Dr. Manik Gupta and Ms. Amanjot Kaur organized both the events. Principal Ms. Rita Singh congratulated the Volunteers and NSS programme Officers on the successful completion of the camp.

 

The Department of Political Science, Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised an Expert Lecture on “Is Welfare State Democratic?” delivered by Janaki Srineevasan, Professor, Department of Political Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh on 19-Nov-2018. She talked about two concepts: Idea of a Welfare State and Democracy. Talking about Indian constitutional framework, she pointed that India is a Welfare State because of all its laws, policies and yojanas. However, she also stressed that the mere presence of all these services is not enough, as their output is very limited. She compared India to China and mentioned that India’s GDP is the lowest among BRICS countries. She elaborated on the fact that a Welfare State is needed for a better life. Further, welfare increases the spread of Democracy. Finally, she brought attention to the various models of a Welfare State and with the example of the Nazi State, she also questioned the need of a welfare state being a democratic one. The thought provoking session was of immense benefit to the students of Political Science and was attended with full vigour and interest by the students and the Faculty Members. Principal Rita Singh appreciated Ms Punit, Head, Department of Political Science for organising and thanked Prof Janaki Srineevasan for the stimulating talk relevant to the current times.

An Expert Lecture on the topic “Global Financial Markets” was held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (coed) Sector 26, Chandigarh organised by the Post Graduate Department of Commerce on September 19, 2018. It was delivered by Dr AK Vashisht, Professor, UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He discussed various aspects of international financial markets and provided information about Euro markets The impact of globalisation on money market was discussed and types of securities market was emphasized.

The history of Euros and Dollars was discussed. He enlightened students by answering various questions - why is there a significant difference between Indian currency and Foreign currency, what type of currencies are currently in use in different countries, and what are the various factors which affects system of financial markets were taken up in detail. The lecture was organised by Dr Anupama Vashisht, PG Department of Commerce and was attended by 80 students and teachers of the Commerce Department.

 

Neeraj Goyal, a student of  Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector-26, Chandigarh topped the Panjab University Chandigarh examination in B.Com 5th semester as per recently announced results. Neeraj secured 91.5 % marks i.e. 549 out of 600 to secure 1st position. Son of Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Zirakpur, Neeraj stood  4th in overall PU colleges , 2nd in Chandigarh colleges and 1st in boys Colleges in Chandigarh in the 4th semester.

The Management, Principal, Commerce and all other faculty members congratulated Neeraj for his success and bringing laurels to the College as well as his parents. Neeraj dedicated his success to his teachers for their perspicacious guidance and support.

Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Library, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College organised ICSSR sponsored Short-Term Course on Library Automation and Building Digital Libraries Using Open Source Software for Library Administration and Staff from 27/07/2018 to 03/08/2018.

The NSS unit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh celebrated International Peace Day by organizing a motivational lecture on "Conflict Resolution & Meditation". The lecture was delivered by Prof. Ashwani Kumar Chadha. He elaborated the role of Meditation in daily life of the students and persuaded the students to adopt spiritualism.

The lecture was followed by meditation exercises performed by students. The volunteers conducted an  activity where they wrote peace messages. Principal, Ms Rita Singh also motivated the students to follow peaceful methods while resolving conflicts. The event was attended by the Faculty Members and student volunteers in a large number.

 

With the theme of ''Swachh Bharat Abhiyan & Environment  protection'',  a seven day NSS camp concluded. The first day begun with the inaugural session Chief Guest Sh. Bikram Rana (State Liaison Officer , State NSS Cell) who emphasized on the power of the youth in the nation building. On the occasion of youth day, a panel discussion was also organized by the unit. During the course of seven days, various interactive session on health and nutrition,  life skills development, and entrepreneurship, traffic awareness, values, ethics and social.Various competitions were also organized like slogan writing,sports activities, extempore, cleanliness drives etc. The volunteers also visited the adopted village Kaimbwala and Kusht Ashram where the volunteers donated clothes and interacted with the people there. On the last day volunteers participated in cultural program. Chief Guest Col. (Retd.) Jasmer Singh Bala distributed certificates and motivated volunteers to channelise their potential towards nation building. Prof. Rita Singh also encouraged the young volunteers and congratulated the NSS unit for the successful completion of seven days NSS camp.

The Red Ribbon Club of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh organised an  Orientation Session cum Lecture on AIDS Awareness on 14th November 2018 delivered by Mr. Sunil Panghal , Assistant Director (Youth Affairs),Chandigarh State AIDS control Society.  Mr. Panghal addressed the students about the sensitive yet deadly and life threatening disease AIDS. To inform and sensitise the young students Mr. Panghal  talked about the various ways in which the virus spreads, highlighting the important role of our immune system. He discussed the High risk fluids that can carry the virus of AIDS and increase its probability through direct transfer and the no risk fluids that only increase the misconceptions about the disease.

He compared the human body to a nation and the immune system to a soldier that defends and protects us against various deadly diseases. He enlightened the students about ways in which AIDS can be prevented as he believed that prevention is always better than cure.

 The  lecture was  immensely beneficial for the young students  on whom the future  of our society depends. Principal Rita Singh along with Dr. Parminder Walia, Coordinator, Red Ribbon Club thanked Mr. Sunil Panghal for encouraging the students to adopt preventive and safe practices and join hands against AIDS.

Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26 Placement Cell in association with the PG Department of Commerce organised a lecture on ‘Emerging HR Dynamics in Corporates and HR Skills Required for the Present Day Corporate World’ on November 13, 2018 delivered by Prof Sanjay Kaushik from Univerity Business School (UBS), Panjab University (PU) Chandigarh. Prof Kaushik addressed the students and elaborated on the topic with a story on Faith. To equip, inform and sensitise the youth towards the competitive corporate society, Prof Kaushik informed that there is no substitute to knowledge and advised the students to avoid negative people as they have the power to destroy you. He enlightened the students that learning is a continuous process and there is no age- limit for it.

The students benefitted immensely as they were also told about certain requirements for being a competent professional such as knowledge, attitude, enthusiasm, leadership, communication skills and being technology savvy.

Principal Rita Singh along with the organisers Dr Gaganpreet Kaur, Dr Taranjit Rao and Dr TS Brar thanked the erudite speaker for his valuable insight on HR skills and dynamics that would stand the students in good stead.

An interactive talk was organised on ‘Awareness on Women Health Issues’ on September 12 in Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh. The talk was delivered by Dr. Manisha Bhagat, Specialist Obesity and Gynaecologist, ESI Model Hospital, Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh. She spoke on the important Physical, Mental and social issues related to Women health. Disorders related to Menstruation (Menorrhagia, Hypomenorrhea, Oligomenorrhea and dysmenorrhea), Nutrition (obesity) and Hormones (Thyroid and PCOD) were taken up in detail and the queries of the students were answered to their satisfaction. She also highlighted preventive measures that can be taken for Breast, Cervix and Ovarian Cancer, an issue affecting majority women today.

The talk was organised by Dean Girls Students in collaboration with the Red Ribbon Club of the Collge. It was attended in by more than 200 girl students, the Faculty Members along with the Principal Ms Rita Singh.

 

An interactive session on “Sexual Harassment at Workplace” was organised by the Dean of the Girl Student Cell of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), sector 26, Chandigarh. The talk was delivered by Prof. Maninder Kaur, from Department of Women Studies and Development and Chairperson of the committee against Sexual Harassment at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

She began the talk by listing all kinds of behaviours that fit into the category of sexual harassment. The most evident is Eve teasing, other forms include stalking, inappropriate hugging and touching. She elaborated on the most common form called verbal abuse or verbal rape, where the offender uses foul, abusive and obscene language. The intensity of the matter was highlighted by  discussing Bhawri Devi Case.

She sensitized the students towards behaviours which they do not realise is sexual harassment. She brought to the forefront various actions that can be taken under the “Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013”, which quotes sexual harassment as punishable offence, if the complaint is logged within 3 months. The committee also pledges to keep the identity of the victim a secret.

Calling forth for a Zero Tolerance Policy, she insisted on the importance of creating various kinds of support mechanisms, empowering women about their rights and the importance of self value by ignoring pointers at girls and women for not dressing properly.

The Session was of immense benefit to the students, who attended the lecture with full vigour and interest along with the Faculty Members. Some students raised questions regarding the kinds of action taken against such offence, which were answered to their satisfaction by underlining minor punishment from apologies to major punishments such as 7 years rigorous imprisonment.

 

The Faculty of Languages and Department of History organised “Mann Neva Matt Ucchi”- a Capacity Building RUSA Workshop on Cultural Transformation and Rejuvenation commemorating 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on February 12, 2019 at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), sector 26, Chandigarh. The 3- sessions workshop  consisted aimed at cultural transformation and rejuvenation of the young minds with relevance of Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Bani to the modern world. Mr Rubinderjit Singh Brar, PCS, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration, Director of School Education, Chandigarh was the Chief guest of the event.

Session one “Pawan Guru Pani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahat”- consisted of an interactive workshop by Ecosikh, an international organization committed to the cause of promoting environmental awareness in consonance with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s ideology to live in harmony with the environment. Ms Supreet Kaur, President (India), Ecosikh highlighted their initiatives of Organic Farming and Organic Langar at the Golden Temple and Ecosikh drive to clean and preserve the four most polluted cities of Punjab- Ludhiana, Khanna, Amritsar and Gobindgarh. She described  Guru Nanak’s teachings and its similarities with the sustainable development goals of the United Nation to be achieved by 2030. She notified the audience about March 14 as Sikh Environment Day and also urged everyone to plant 8 trees in their lifetime. She apprised the students about “Guru Nanak’s Garden’ an elevated initiative of the organization to plant all trees mentioned in the Guru Granth Sahib. Lastly, she invited everyone to join the organization’s mission of planting One million trees on Guru Nanak’s 550TH Birth Anniversary at 1820 different locations.

Session Two “Sachi Bani Mithi Amrit Dhar”- comprised of a discussion on rejuvenating the young minds through Gurbani by Dr Harshindar Kaur, a pediatrician, Punjabi writer and an activist from Patiala. She quoted lines from Gurbani and explained them in tandem with current international medical research based on laboratory tests and brain mapping in Harvard and Australia to show the power and efficacy of positive ‘Shabd’ (words) in growth, development and treatment of fetus, children and patients respectively. She explained the medical effects of positive words and thoughts as expressed in Guru Nanak’s teachings. She urged the society to change their mindset and stop evil practices like female foeticide and dowry.    

The session also included “Kabira aisa bij boi barah mas phlant, sital chhaya gehar phal pankhi kel karant” a ‘Plant a Sapling Initiative’- an important highlight of the workshop with the aim of sensitising the youth towards the importance of ecology.

Session three “Rag Ratan Parya Parwar. Tisu vichi upjai amritu sar” involved a spiritual experience through Raga Ratan rendered by Bhai Baldeep Singh, a direct descendant of Guru Nanak’s disciple, Bhai Sadhara. He delivered a lecture on his process of recovering the indigenous  pedagogical process as opposed to the current  educational process of reducing Human beings to raw materials for the job market. He sang musical masterpieces analogous to the way they were first sung by the Sikh Guru and Bhagats thereby preserving the original musical masterpieces in which Bani was revealed to the Sikh Gurus. He familiarized the young minds with traditional musical instruments like the taus, rabab, saranda and jori-pakhawaj.

The workshop was attended in large numbers by the students and Faculty members from all colleges of the tricity. President SES, S Gurdev Singh Brar IAS (retd) and Secretary SES, Col Jasmer Singh Bala (retd), the chief patrons of the workshop, along with principal Rita Singh extended their gratitude to the Resources persons, who threw light on the myriad aspects of Guru Nanak’s Bani and their contribution towards community capacity building. 

Bhai Baldeep Singh enthralling the audience with his soulful rendition of kirtan in the indigenous traditional form Dr Harshinder Kaur, paediatrician and writer from Patiala, planting a sapling after addressing the audience
EcoSikh President (India) Supreet Kaur addressing the audience at the Workshop Traditional Sikh Musical Instruments at display by Bhai Baldeep Singh

 

 

Third position was bagged at All India Thal Sainik Camp (AITSC) 2018 by NCC cadets of Chandigarh Directorate consisting of 5 members from Chandigarh group in a 33-member Directorate (Senior Divison), comprising of 2 cadets from Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh who brought laurels to their institution. Cadet Himanshu Goswami of BA and Cadet Sagar Chauhan of BSc, amongst others, represented their directorate in various arduous events like obstacle, firing, map reading, tent pitching, field signal, field and battle craft, health and hygiene. The Camp was held from 17 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 at Garrison Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt where a total of 33 cadets were shortlisted after a rigorous selection process of testing physical and mental strength from the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh Directorate. The winners were awarded a cash prize of Rs 2000, certificates and a trophy each. Principal Rita Singh congratulated CTO Dr Asim Kumar Chowdhury who motivates and manages the cadets.

The stringent and multi-level selection process ensured the choosing of tough survivors. In a three month process, the procedure began with a selection of 15 cadets out of 300 cadets (3 from SGGSC 26) from the base camp in Chandigarh held on 8 July 2018 to 26 July 2018 who qualified for the Inter Group Competitions held at Ropar Academy from 28 July 2018 to 6 August 2018. The selected members from the competition moved on to compete at the Pre TSC 2 (Thal Sainik Camp 2) at Ropar held from 28 August 2018 to 06 September 2018. The winners proceeded to Pre TSC 3 at Ropar held from 7 September 2018 to 16 September 2018. In every camp 15-20 cadets were short listed till the chosen ones reached the AITSC 2018 at New Delhi.

 

The Student Council of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector-26 Chandigarh organised a 2-Day Annual Fest from April 9 to 10, 2019. Titled Ru Ba Ru, the Fest was a good initiative of the student council members and the authorities to provide a platform to the students where they show cased their talent. The first day comprised of various competitions including Treasure Hunt, Open Quiz, Rangoli Making, Art etc. 
The second day included a star-studded musical evening which enthused the musical fervour of the students. Various personalities from the Punjabi Entertainment Industry such as Ninja, Harman Gill and Naavan Sidhu were invited to perform. The students enjoyed the musical bonanza with extreme pleasure and joy. Principal Rita Singh also congratulated the student council leaders, President Satgur Singh; Party Members, Shanky Sharma, Nishu Sharma, Manjinder Virk and Karan Basi for the successful conduct of the event.

 

Expert Lecture on Jallianwala Bagh


Department of history, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh organised an expert lecture on the theme “Remembering Jallianwala Bagh in Retrospect” by Dr Jasbir Singh of History Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Jallianwala massacre .

In his hour long talk Dr Jasbir Singh pointed out that Jallianwala Bagh massacre was not an “exception” as pointed out by many colonial historians but something which intrinsic to the Raj. He linked the massacre with the mutiny mindset of 1857. Dr Jasbir also quoted references from contemporary Punjabi poetry and English fiction to hammer his point. He concluded his lecture pointing to the wider significance of Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The talk was followed by a lively interactive session involving the students.
Dr Amandeep Kaur, Head of the Department introduced the theme and the speaker while Pr Bhupinder Singh proposed a formal vote of thanks.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Parul Chauhan, a girl student of  Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector-26, Chandigarh made the college proud by topping the Panjab University Chandigarh examination in MA Economics 1st semester as per the announced results.

Parul secured 82.25% marks i.e. 329 out of 400 to secure 1st position. Daughter of Parmod Kumar Chauhan, a resident of Nahan (HP), Parul stood  8th in overall PU colleges and 1st in colleges of Chandigarh. Her success added colour and joy to the Women’s Day celebrations in the College.

The Management, Principal, Economics and all other faculty members congratulated Parul for her success and bringing laurels to the College as well as her parents. Parul’s strategy of success was regular attendance in the class and consistent hard work as she believes, ‘Fall seven times and stand up eight’.

She thanked her parents for believing in her and dedicated his success to his teachers for their perspicacious guidance and support.

To mark the celebration of International Women’s Day, Legal Literacy Club of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh organized an expert lecture on Human Rights of Women by Dr Jyoti Rattan from Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr Anita Chattwal introduced the resource person.

Dr Rattan recounted the history of International Women’s Day to spread awareness of women’s rights, gender equality and empowerment at International and National level. She elaborated on the efforts by the United Nations and told that 1975-85 is called the United Nation Decade for women and the term ‘Human Rights’ in the place of ‘Women’s right’ was first used in 1995. She mentioned the important international instruments relating to women such as CEDAW 1979. Highlighting the themes of the last five International women’s Day, she revealed the theme of this year is “Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for change”.

Dr Rattan pointed out that despite huge amount of contribution of women to the betterment of society, women are discriminated in every sphere of life Quoting the figures, she told that 143 out of 195 countries mention Gender Equality in their constitutions and only 6 countries have equal rights: Belgium, Denmark, France, Latvia and Luxembourg. She expressed the urgent need to bring gender equality and empowerment at all levels of the society. She emphasized the need of equal participation of women in all walks of life and opined that ensuring equal opportunity to women by strict implementation of laws can help the nations to speed up their growth process. Dr Tejinder Singh Brar, convener of Legal Literacy Club outlined the objectives and initiatives of the club. Dr Mandeep Dhami and Dr Preet Kanwal thanked everyone for making the event a big success and appreciated the Management and the Principal for their encouragement and support in organizing such events in the college

Principal, Rita Singh thanked Dr Rattan for her valuable inputs and encouraged the students and the faculty members to believe in themselves and not to accept or tolerate anything that is demeaning to their self-respect. Every woman should aspire to become a woman of substance.

 

The Innovative Cell of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh organized a lecture on entrepreneurship and skill development. Mr Balbir Singh , former Vice President of NITCOM was the resource person for the event.

He addressed the students and discussed about various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship. He talked about entrepreneurship as career option. He also ensured students to give assistance to those, who wants to set up their own business. The  lecture was  immensely beneficial for the young students  on whom the future  of our society depends.

Principal Rita Singh along with Dr. Anupama, Coordinator, Innovation Cell thanked Mr. Balbir Singh for his valuable assistance and motivating talk.

 

The Annual Parent Teacher Meeting was conducted at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh by 17 Departments of the College. The initiative was undertaken to increase parent participation in the academic engagements of their wards. The parents responded enthusiastically and the College witnessed an overwhelming attendance. The parents were also updated about the students’ attendance, academic performance, Mid-Semester Results and co-curricular engagements of their wards. It has been a constant endeavour of the College to create an amiable parent-teacher participation to enhance the performance of the student in the view of the upcoming University final examinations. Constructive suggestions were taken from the parents in the mode of Feedback Forms. The Parent Teacher committee and Principal Rita Singh worked tirelessly to ensure the smooth conduct of the meeting.

 

Dedicated to the International Women’s Day celebration, an Expert Lecture on ‘Self-Defence Demonstration’ was held at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed), sector 26, Chandigarh here today. Mr Sunil Dutt, expert instructor at HAANU Marshal Arts and Fitness Academy, sector 41, Chandigarh was the Resource person for the event.

Mr Dutt told about different kinds of self-Defence mechanism available to women in the contemporary era. He physically demonstrated various techniques of self defence with the help of his assistants Sahil and Anupriya. He elaborated on the use of daily life equipment and things that can be used as self defence aids such as a hairpin, and a safety pin etc.

The lecture was attended in overwhelming numbers by the students because of its benefits in the present day scenario. Principal, Rita Singh congratulated Ms Ashima, coordinator, Dean Girl Student Union for organising the event. She thanked Mr Dutt for his valuable assistance and motivated the students to adopt self-defence mechanism for the day to day safety.  

 

The PG Department of English, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (co-ed) organised an expert lecture on Literary Criticism with special emphasis on Aristotle’s Poetics: The Contemporary Relevance.  The lecture was delivered by Dr Aneel Raina, Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He stressed on the various concepts, methods and manners of Mimetic criticism. He explored the chapter division in Poetics, explaining each from the examination point of view to the masters students’. Major topics such as Plato vs Aristotle debate, Literature and Aesthetic Evaluation, Mimetic vs Expressive theory of poetry, and the contemporary relevance of Mimesis; which he states is still a valid concept were emphasized.

The Lecture was of immense benefit to the students of MA English, who displayed their awareness and interest in an interactive question answer session with Dr Raina.

 

April 4, 2019: Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), Sector 26, (SGGSC 26) Chandigarh held the Annual Prize Distribution Function on April 4, 2019. Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest for the occasion. The current session was dedicated to the 550th Birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Principal Rita Singh enumerated the various academic and social events conducted in the College dedicated to the vision and philosophy of the first Sikh Guru. She delivered the welcome address and presented the Annual Report of the College, highlighting the achievements of the students in academic, sports and cultural activities conducted in the College. The function began with the recital of the College Shabad. The Chief Guest, Prof Raj Kumar congratulated the students on their achievements and wished them success for their future endeavors. Dr Nirmal Jaura, Director, Department of Youth Welfare, Panjab University Chandigarh and Prof Naval Kishore and Dr Naveen Chaudhri, both from the Department of Geology, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Total 308 students were awarded prizes for their meritorious achievements in the fields of academics, cultural activities and sports. Anmol Uppal was awarded Colonel Mahbub Singh Running Trophy for the All-Round Best Student of the year carrying a cash prize of Rs 25000. Hope Badrel was awarded Prof Jagir Singh Dhami Running Trophy for the Best Student in Basic Sciences carrying a cash prize of Rs 21000. Neeraj Goyal was awarded Prof Satyapal Mahajan Running Trophy for the Best Student of Commerce carrying a cash prize of Rs 5100. Manpreet Kaur was conferred S Amar Singh Mago Running Trophy for the Topper in MA Economics carrying a cash prize of Rs 5100. 05 students brought laurels to the College by attaining positions in the Panjab University Exams: Neeraj (1st in Commerce), Megha Mittal (6th in Chemistry), Disha Chauhan (8th in Zoology), Parul Chauhan (8th in Economics) and 03 students of Economics, Ritu Kumari, Ajay Kumar and Manpreet Kaur for excellence in Academics were conferred Certificates of Appreciation carrying a cash prize of Rs 7500 given by the Sikh Educational Society.

Further, Rolls of Honour, College Colour and Certificates of Merit were given to students for university positions in Academics; for exceptional achievements in NSS, NCC, cultural activities; and also to outstanding student volunteers of Gurmat Vichar Sabha and Red Ribbon Club. Sports students with meritorious positions at National and International levels in Canoeing, Basketball, and Judo were also accorded Roll of Honour, followed by College Colour and Merit Certificates to other students with achievements in sports.

Col (retd) Jasmer Singh Bala, Secretary, SES, extended a vote of thanks and congratulated the Principal and Faculty Members for the achievements of the students. S Gurdev Singh Brar, President, SES, and S Kulbir Singh, Vice President, SES also graced the occasion with their presence.

7-Day National Level Short – Term Course on Library Automation and Building Digital Libraries Using Open Source Software for Library Administration and Staff organised by Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha Library of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) from July 27, 2018 to August 3, 2018 was concluded today by the chief Guest of the event Dr Jatinder Kaur Arora, Director (Executive), Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, sector 26, Chandigarh.

Welcomed by the Principal Dr Jyoti Lamba and Course Convener, Librarian Dr Anita Chhatwal, Dr Jatinder Kaur Arora applauded the initiative to equip the library with commercial as well as open source library software; which can also serve as an economical alternative for limited budget ICT infrastructures. She congratulated all the participants and distributed the certificates.

45 applicants comprising of academic/ corporate librarians, information professionals, knowledge managers and researchers/ students of information sciences from all over the countrylike Varanasi, Kolkata, various parts of Punjab and the tri-city attended the course conducted by noted academicians like Dr Ravinder Kumar Singla, Professor and Chairperson, DCSA, PU Chandigarh; Dr Harish Kumar, Associate Professor, UIET, PU Chandigarh; Dr Neeraj Kumar Singh, Assistant Librarian, PU Chandigarh, Dr PreetKanwal, Associate Professor, SGGS College 26, Chandigarh; Mr Mukesh Pund, Senior Principal Scientist, Education and Training, CSIR-NISCAIR and Dr Salim Ansari, Senior Technical Officer (2), CSIR-NISCAIR.

The course was designed as a response to digitisation and globalisation in the current times where effective communication and information sourcing require ICT skills and literacy in all institutions and organisations including the libraries. The topics covered in the 7-Day programme ranged from Open Source Software, KOHA, Web 2.0 Applications in the Library, Greenstone Digital Library Software to DSpace and E-Granthalaya. Dr Anita Chhatwal, Head Librarian, SGGS College was the course convener aided by Coordinator Dr A P Singh and Organising Secretary Dr Kanwaljit Kaur.

 

A 3-day Forest Creation Workshop concluded at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College (Co-ed), Sector 26, Chandigarh on April 03, 2019. A mini forest named “Guru Nanak Sacred Forest” was created on the campus. 550 saplings of more than 30 native species of trees were planted using Miyawaki, a unique Japanese technique which stresses on natural restoration of land using native plant species.

Day one and two included site selection, identifying Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV), sapling procurement, Soil preparation and site readiness for plantation. Planting was done on day three, and the first sapling was planted by Col (Retd) JS Bala, Secretary, Sikh Educational Society. Bhai Manpreet Singh Kanpuri, also the Chief Guest of the day, recited Kirtan during the plantation of the forest in the College. Er Surinder Singh Virdi, Executive Member, Sikh Educational Society was the Guest of Honour. The Workshop was attended by Prof Prabhjot Kaur, former Principal, Govt. College for Women Ludhiana and six district forest officers from Chandigarh and Punjab. Many women’s groups, agriculturists, farmers and retd officers participated in the workshop.

The aim of the workshop was to spread environmental awareness in consonance with Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s ideology to live in harmony with the environment. In congruence with his Udasis which brought him in contact with people across India, students from diverse states such as Jammu Kashmir, West Bengal, Assam, UP, Ladakh and North East participated in the plantation of the trees, thereby spreading his message of universal brotherhood. Girls and boys have been working tirelessly on equal footing to give final shape to the forest, thus, promoting gender equality, another major principle of Guru Nanak’s teaching. The forest will promote sustainable environment, act as a natural air-purifier and will help in creating 30 times more oxygen.

Principal, Rita Singh appreciated the efforts of all the students and the Faculty Members of the College. She thanked the EcoSikh organisation for the contribution in providing an opportunity to the staff and students to learn the technique and become environment leaders.

PG Department of Commerce, Sri Guru Gobind Singh (co-ed) College, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised an Extension Lecture on ‘Indian Financial System: Present Scenario and Challenges Ahead’ on November 2, 2018. Welcomed by Principal Rita Singh, the lecture was delivered by Dr Meena Sharma, Professor, University Business School, Panjab University Chandigarh. Dr Sharma apprised the students about the key players of the Indian Financial System and discussed the roles of financial institutions both banking and non banking such as Mutual Funds, Insurance companies and Housing Finance Companies.

She highlighted various regulations and regulatory agencies including RBI, SEBI and IRDA. She also talked about the financial instruments being used as Securitization and venture capital. She concluded by throwing light on the upcoming financial investments and recent developments such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

The lecture was of immense benefit to the students of Commerce and was attended with full vigour and interest by the students and the faculty members. The event was organised by Dr Taranjit Rao and Dr Ramandeep Mander.

 

Commemorating the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the PG Department of Punjabi organised a Lecture on “Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Essence in the Janam Sakhi Tradition”at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh on April 02, 2019. Prof Harpal Singh Pannu, Chairperson, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Chair, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda was the resource person of the event.

He discussed that both myth and miracle are to be believed as both are religious and energise the Soul. He elaborated the Janan Sakhi and quoted certain incidents from them that highlighted the relevance of Guru Nanak’s message of one God, who is omnipresent, omniscient and all pervasive. He related the teachings of Guru Nanak to other religions by picking up important anecdotes that spread his message of Universal peace and brotherhood, thereby, quoting incidents from the lives of Lord Shiva, Lord Ram, Draupadi, Arjun and others from the Ramayan and the Mahabharat.

The lecture was attended by many students and Faculty Members of the College. Dr Davinder Singh thanked Prof Harpal Singh Pannu for enlightening the students with his views and on the relevance of Guru Nanak’s teachings in the modern era. Principal, Rita Singh congratulated and appreciated the Department for organising the lecture.

 

 

In observance of the 2018 theme: Know Your Status, specified by the World Aids Campaign (WAC) in association with the Global Steering Committee including UNAIDS and WHO, the Red Ribbon Club (RCC) and the NSS Unit of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, held a rally to generate awareness and sensitise the students on the occasion of World Aids Day on December 01, 2018.

More than 100 students enthusiastically joined the rally who were addressed by the RCC coordinator, Dr Parminder Walia who informed them of them that since thirty years of it’s inception on December 01, 2018 in 1988, the WAC has worked relentlessly to promote information, prevent and eradicate AIDS. Principal Rita Singh conveyed to the students to dismiss the stigma and fear usually associated with AIDS and encouraged them to get themselves tested for early diagnosis and treatment.

 

Commemorating the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, a 3-day Forest Creation Workshop “Guru Nanak Sacred Forest” was organised at Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh starting from April 01, 2019. An interactive Workshop was conducted by EcoSikh: an organisation committed to the cause of promoting environmental awareness in consonance with Guru Nanak Dev ji’s ideology to live in harmony with the environment. The aim  of the workshop is to create a mini-forest on-campus with an objective to promote sustainable environment.

Mr Debendra Dalai, IFS, Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife Warden was the Chief Guest and Dr Dalip Kumar, ASPD, RUSA Chandigarh was the Guest of Honour of the event.

The day included three basic steps including forest plantation activity along with classroom sessions and on-site training by technical experts. Step one included site selection for the Forest. Step two included finding the Soil texture focussing on Fertile Soil and Dead Soil including demo on smell, touch, feet test. It was followed by step three of Soil preparation including demo on determining the Soil amenders, making  and application of Jeewamrita. A special feature of the Workshop was a Meditation Camp in the lap of nature in Nepli Forest Reserve, Chandigarh.

The workshop was attended by many students and Faculty Members of the College. Principal, Rita Singh thanked all the dignitaries for enlightening the audience and sensitising the youth about the importance of ecology and its relevance today through the initiative of planting native species of trees.