SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
support mechanisms are actively involved in helping the students towards academic,
health and social welfare. Students can contact their class teachers for help
through Sahyog Samiti. Book Bank, Earn While You Learn and Apprenticeships
schemes are available in the college. The college has a Women Studies &
Development Cell, Aarohan, to create opportunities and awareness programmes for
girl students, and to create a harmonious environment for learning and growing
together as responsible citizens of society.
BY LEGAL LITERACY CLUB
Legal Literacy Club organized District Level competitions on various issues
related to social responsibility on February 29, 2020. 10 colleges of the
district participated in about 15 competitions on Human Rights, RTI, Right to
Education, Rights of Destitute Women and Children, Environmental
Responsibility, Ethical Voting and many such issues.
ON ACTIVITIES OF AAROHAN, THE WOMEN STUDIES & DEVELOPMENT CELL, GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE, FARIDABAD 2019-20
Participation in Blood Donation Drive: This year girl students
participated actively in Blood donation Camp on September 17, 2019. 40 Girls of
N.S.S., Youth Red Cross and N.C.C. Army donated blood and promised to inspire
other girls to participate in Red Cross activities.
organized a Panel Discussion BINDAS BOL on gender issues in the
contemporary context on October 12, 2019. Noted social activist on women’s
issues Mrs. Renu Bhatia was on the panel along with Dr. Saroj Takshak and Dr.
Ram Lal, to discuss empowerment initiatives and mutual responsibility of both
boys and girls in creating a harmonious and bias-free society.
3. A Cancer
Awareness Programme for Girls was
organized on January 21, 2020. Aarohan, the Women Studies and
Development Cell of the college organised this program in collaboration with
Sarcoma Cancer Care Foundation. Distinguished faculty from AIIMS and officials
from CSR Programme Fortis hospital, Faridabad addressed
about 200 girls and faculty of the college. Girls and faculty from Govt.
College for Girls, Nacholi also attended this program.
Pallavi Shukla, Dr. Jitender Meena, and their team addressed the girls on
how to detect the early signs of breast, overian and cervical cancer. They also
talked about possible safeguards, preventive strategies and available lines of
the Founder Director of this foundation addressed the audience on need for
increasing awareness of various cancers related to women. The
program was a resounding success as the girls were active participants
throughout, and generated an in-depth dialogue on the issues at hand.
of Nukkad Natak “SochSahitoh
Vote Sahi” at HUDA Convention Centre on National Voter’s Day on January
25, 2020. Twenty volunteers of Aarohan got together to write and enact this
Street Play based on the right thought process that would lead to the correct
decision making. A remarkable aspect of this play was that twelve students were
first-timers and turned out flawless performances.The Street Play was a big hit
among the audience. Dr. Neer Kanwal helped the students externalize their
talents through dialogue delivery, gestures and body language. Several Dohas
and use of dialect added to the local appeal of the NukkadNatak.
Day Fine Arts Workshop was organized from February 11, 2020
to February 28, 2020. 30 girls and 5 boys attended this workshop. Fine Arts
teachers and artists Sh. Vinod and Smt. Shweta trained the students in
sketching and various techniques of painting like water colours, poster making,
Madhubani, Alpana and Rangoli. A special feature of this workshop was bringing
together of traditional forms with contemporary concerns. Thus, Rangoli was
also used to convey social messages and scientific concerns.
Posters on socially relevant issues, national integration, awareness and
motivation were made under expert guidance. The workshop ended with a two-day
exhibition, and served to popularize the various forms of expression. Dr.
Shalini Sharma and Dr. Deepika helped organize the activity.
6. A 15 Day Self Defense Training was organized from February 11, 2020 to February 28, 2020. More than
200 girls were trained in various techniques and immediate response strategies
of self-defense. Sensei Ram Bhandari and Kickboxing coach Sh. Santosh trained
the girls in fitness routines and self-defense moves.Various challenging scenarios were enacted and girls were taught
to respond with available materials like bags, pins, pens et cetera. Dr. Nidhi
Garg and Dr. Deepika took initiative to motivate the girls for this training.
Entrepreneurship workshop on Beauty Industry was organized on February 25, 2020. Beauty therapists and make-over
artistes Mrs. Suneet and Ms. Srishti spoke on the Start-up potential of beauty
as a business and later demonstrated live the transformative aspects of
grooming. More than 50 girls attended this session under the supervision of
Mrs. Tarun Arora and Mrs. Arun Lekha.
Extension lecture was organized on
February 17, 2020, in the department of Commerce on Violence against Women
and related legal remedies available to women. Advocate Ms. Uma Chauhan
addressed a packed house of more than 100 girls under the supervision of Dr.
Nidhi Garg and Ms. Pooja Gaur.
9. A Yoga
workshop was organized on February
12, 2020, under the supervision of Yogacharya Smt. Archana Gupta. Mrs. Archana
Gupta demonstrated Yoga Asanas relevant to well-being in important areas of
contemporary life. 50 girls were helped to perform Asanas related to Thyroid,
Eye-sight, Digestion, Anemia, Skin health et cetera. A meditation session was
also organized on this occasion where peaceful sounds and enunciation of
important mantras were followed by NidraYog. Dr. Shalini Sharma of aarohan team
acted as liaison for this event.
10. Aarohan played host to young children from Robinhood’s
Army on January 24, 2020. About 25 young students from nursery to Grade V
came to the college for exposure of college life and various cultural
activities. The Aarohan team of volunteers interacted with the children and
encouraged them to participate in rehearsal of a NukkadNatak to be presented
the next day for National Voters Day. The children were served refreshments
courtesy Aarohan, and were later taken to visit the Startup centre and Computer
Science department. Principal Dr. Sunidhi interacted with the children and
inspired them to dream big and work hard. Mrs. Richa Pandey of Computer Science
department was the liaison for this programme and distributed copies, pencils
and colours to the visiting children.
11. Surajkund Social Research Field Trip was organized on February 13, 2020 under supervision
of Ms. Renu Yadav and Sh. Avinash of department of Economics. 30 students of
Economics department prepared a questionnaire and were taken to the Surajkund
Craft Fair to interact with crafts-persons and understand in depth their
entrepreneurial concerns and success stories. They filled up the questionnaire
and later, on their return, compiled and analysed the data to come up with a
12. Yugantar: Assert for Change was organized on March 2-3, 2020. This annual
inter-college festival of awareness and empowerment has created an important
place for itself in the region in the past 11 years. Poster making, Mask
making, Soft-Board making and Quiz on Women’s Contribution to Society were
organized in which more than 80 students from different colleges of the area
NukkadNaatak ‘Aatish’ was performed before an audience
of more than 500 students and teachers.
20 volunteers of Aarohan, many of them first-timers, presented this
street play which raised several issues of social justice and gender parity,
along with topical issues of rape, discrimination, denial of education and
opportunities to girls. Role of media and social institutions was also explored
in today’s contexts. Mrs. Tarun Arora, Mrs. Arun Lekha, Mrs. Nisha Tewatia, Sh.
Vishal, Sh. Jitanshu, Ms. Renu Yadav, Mrs. Uma Shekhawat and Sh. Durgesh helped
organize the events.
13. Volunteers of Aarohan motivated the college girls to
participate in the 5-Day Women’s Entrepreneur Week. Being organized from March
1-5, 2020 at the Incubator Centre, the workshop was held to mark the upcoming
International Women’s Day.
More than 60 girls along with Aarohan volunteers
participated in this workshop which involved start-up strategies, field
research, capital and fund generation, different kinds of loans and the proper
utilization of resources available at hand.
The workshop was most successful in terms of
generating enthusiasm among girls about striking out on their own and
developing the right mind-set for entrepreneurial activities.