National Cadet Corps(NCC)

NCC In-Charge: Ms. Manila Narzary

National Cadet Corps (NCC), which comes under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, was established in 1917 to supplement the strength of the Indian Army. It focuses on the development of the cadet at the physical, mental, social and intellectual levels. It inculcates the qualities of courage, fellow-feeling, discipline, leadership and a secular perspective. It also instils a spirit of selfless service, sportsmanship and untiring dedication to duty. The objective is to create human resource through organizational training of goal-oriented youth, who can assist the armed forces and serve the nation.NCC organizes many camps throughout the year in which the youth are trained professionally by experts from the Army, Navy and Air Wing. Cadets are awarded 'B' and 'C' certificates, which enable them to obtain 5-10% advantage in securing employment with Armed forces, Police and CRPF. In addition, NCC also providesvarious kinds of scholarships. Camps in adventure sports including parasailing, firing,paragliding and hot air balloons are organized every year. Besides, it also holds National Integration Camp (NIC), Basic Leadership Camp (BLC) and Annual Training Camp (ATC).

National Social Service(NSS)

Programme Officer: Ms. Sonia Kamboj

The next event celebrated by the NSS unit of the college was ‘Swachchta Pakhwara’ (1st August, 2018 to 31st August, 2018). ‘Swachchta Pakhwara’ began with an Oath for swachchta by all the students not only at an individual level but also to make others aware about the need and importance of cleanliness. Further, there was a cleanliness drive in the college premise followed by a street play on Swachchta by ‘Thespian’ poster making competition and a talk on Swachchta by NSS Programme officer, Ms. Sonia Kamboj. The Volunteers along with NSS Programme Officer, visited ‘Agrasen ki Baoli’ for cleanliness drive.  NSS volunteers along with three faculty members visited a slum area, Anna nagar, Near ITO, New Delhi where the interacted with the people and made them aware about the importance of cleanliness and also organised a cleanliness drive. NSS Programme Officer also accompanied the students to the Old age home (Arya Mahila Ashram, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi) for the cleanliness drive. Swachchta Pakhwada came to an end after a meeting of NSS Programme Officer and NSS Volunteers with the Principal Madam, Dr. Anula Maurya. The 30 minutes long session included a brief introduction of core team members of NSS 2018-19, followed by a discussion on the NSS policies for the improvement of the social and civic structure of the college. Dr. Maurya discussed various aspects in the college which needs improvement and amendments. She emphasised on the lack of sanitation and unhealthy disposal practices among the girls of the college. She suggested several measures to improve the structure of the college campus and appreciated the work done by NSS unit of the college.

 NSS Unit of Kalindi College organized a series of social events and conducted various awareness programs based on many issues throughout the session 2018-19:

1.      NSS Orientation and Core Team Oath Ceremony

2.      NSS Day was celebrated on 24thSeptember 2018, beholding an array of competitions - Poster Making, Slogan Writing, Declamation competition.

3.      Kalindi College, NSS Unit witnessed the best of humanitarian quintessence on August 31, 2018 with the organisation of a Rally and Drive for Relief of Kerala flood Victims covering the college campus covering surrounding areas via B L Kapoor Hospital and Rajendra Place Metro Station along with Social responsibility cell, Students’ Union and NCC. The rally was beautified with the presence of Dr. Anula Maurya, Principal, Kalindi College along with the teaching and non-teaching staff, Kalindi College Students' Union, Social Responsibility Cell, RAQS- Dramatic Society of Kalindi College and the students form all the courses. It was evident to see the contribution and helping nature of commoners who contributed their bit so as to help the southern belt to replant their lives. NSS volunteers simultaneously collected funds from the complexes following the route of the rally. The reflection of the idea of "Not Me, But You" certainly catches every eye and motivated the commoners. The second segment of the relief program included a collection drive by the NSS volunteers in the most crowded areas of Delhi including Rajouri Garden, Chandni Chowk, Daria Ganj, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri, Pacific Mall, Subash Nagar, Tank Road, Patel Nagar, Connaught Place, Paharganj and Karol Bagh on 31st August and 1st September for the collection for funds and goods which can help Kerala overcome the disaster. This initiative witnessed immense support from the Delhiites and will definitely remain as a small contribution to Kerala's relief plans.

4.      The NSS unit of Kalindi College had celebrated surgical strike day on September 29, 2018. On this day the tribute was given to the brave Indian army. NSS unit had conducted various competitions like, poem recitation, letter writing and card making for our courageous soldiers in the armed forces. Also the NSS volunteers presented a gracious dance performance in order to keep up the spirits high and pay a tribute to the martyrs. At the end of the programme, a wonderful tribute was given to our Indian army too through a beautiful dance performance.

5.      Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated by NSS unit of the college on October 1, 2018 remembering the contribution of Gandhiji towards cleanliness. Principal Madam, Dr. Anula Maurya graced the occasion with her presence and informed the students about the contribution of Gandhiji for the nation and swachchta. Students performed a street play on Gandhiji, poster making competition and poem recitation competitions were held during the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti.

6.      NSS unit of the college celebrated NSS unit, Kalindi College, celebrated Rashtriya Ekta Divas (Unity Day) on 31 October 2018 in an attempt to commemorate the efforts of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in keeping the country united. A short event organised in the college started with the National Anthem in order to ignite the light of nationalism. The NSS team lead a run for Unity in the college campus chanting slogans and holding posters and flyers for unity.

7.      Kalindi College launched voters Awareness Forum on 16th January, 2019 in an effort to create awareness among citizens over the importance of a voter during an election campaign. The teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the college joined the forum. The NSS Program Officer, Ms. Sonia Kamboj addressed the Gathering, stressing upon the importance of every single vote for the upcoming elections. Ms. Kamboj explained at length about the various tangents of an eligible voter, voters' list, voting age and so on. She spoke about the Forum 6 and Forum 8 for the application of voter Id card. She also discussed about the government official site and helpline numbers meant for voters to cater their grievances and assistance.

8.      National Voters’ Day was celebrated on January 25th, 2019 with all the students, teachers and office staff taking pledge for voting in every elections fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement.

9.      Martyrs day was observed by NSS unit of the College by observing a 5 minutes silence for our brave soldiers.

10.  Workshop on Road safety in association with IRSC and Delhi Traffic Police was organised.

11.  Ab Samjhota nhin Workshop in association with josh talks where students were made aware about their rights and crimes against women.

12.  NEEV 2019 - NSS Kalindi Festival was commemorated on 7th March, 2019 with the the theme ‘Fateh: Andhere se roshni ki aur (Mental Health: A Taboo). The event began with welcome address by Honorable Principal Madam, Dr. Anula Maurya and then a talk by Guest Speaker, Prof. Chavi Bhargava Sharma. Different competitions were organised during the event such as open mic, debate, face painting, newsemania etc. The event concluded with the vote of thanks by NSS Programme officer and felicitation of NSS core team members and all the prize winners.

·         NSS volunteers from the college have participated in adventure camps, National Integration camps as well

·         Voter Card formation camp and EVM Demonstration camp in support with election commission.

The next event celebrated by the NSS unit of the college was ‘Swachchta Pakhwara’ (1st August, 2018 to 31st August, 2018). ‘Swachchta Pakhwara’ began with an Oath for swachchta by all the students not only at an individual level but also to make others aware about the need and importance of cleanliness. Further, there was a cleanliness drive in the college premise followed by a street play on Swachchta by ‘Thespian’ poster making competition and a talk on Swachchta by NSS Programme officer, Ms. Sonia Kamboj. The Volunteers along with NSS Programme Officer, visited ‘Agrasen ki Baoli’ for cleanliness drive.  NSS volunteers along with three faculty members visited a slum area, Anna nagar, Near ITO, New Delhi where the interacted with the people and made them aware about the importance of cleanliness and also organised a cleanliness drive. NSS Programme Officer also accompanied the students to the Old age home (Arya Mahila Ashram, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi) for the cleanliness drive. Swachchta Pakhwada came to an end after a meeting of NSS Programme Officer and NSS Volunteers with the Principal Madam, Dr. Anula Maurya. The 30 minutes long session included a brief introduction of core team members of NSS 2018-19, followed by a discussion on the NSS policies for the improvement of the social and civic structure of the college. Dr. Maurya discussed various aspects in the college which needs improvement and amendments. She emphasised on the lack of sanitation and unhealthy disposal practices among the girls of the college. She suggested several measures to improve the structure of the college campus and appreciated the work done by NSS unit of the college.

 NSS Unit of Kalindi College organized a series of social events and conducted various awareness programs based on many issues throughout the session 2018-19:

NSS Orientation and Core Team Oath Ceremony NSS Day was celebrated on 24thSeptember 2018, beholding an array of competitions - Poster Making, Slogan Writing, Declamation competition. Kalindi College, NSS Unit witnessed the best of humanitarian quintessence on August 31, 2018 with the organisation of a Rally and Drive for Relief of Kerala flood Victims covering the college campus covering surrounding areas via B L Kapoor Hospital and Rajendra Place Metro Station along with Social responsibility cell, Students’ Union and NCC. The rally was beautified with the presence of Dr. Anula Maurya, Principal, Kalindi College along with the teaching and non-teaching staff, Kalindi College Students' Union, Social Responsibility Cell, RAQS- Dramatic Society of Kalindi College and the students form all the courses. It was evident to see the contribution and helping nature of commoners who contributed their bit so as to help the southern belt to replant their lives. NSS volunteers simultaneously collected funds from the complexes following the route of the rally. The reflection of the idea of "Not Me, But You" certainly catches every eye and motivated the commoners. The second segment of the relief program included a collection drive by the NSS volunteers in the most crowded areas of Delhi including Rajouri Garden, Chandni Chowk, Daria Ganj, Tilak Nagar, Janakpuri, Pacific Mall, Subash Nagar, Tank Road, Patel Nagar, Connaught Place, Paharganj and Karol Bagh on 31st August and 1st September for the collection for funds and goods which can help Kerala overcome the disaster. This initiative witnessed immense support from the Delhiites and will definitely remain as a small contribution to Kerala's relief plans. The NSS unit of Kalindi College had celebrated surgical strike day on September 29, 2018. On this day the tribute was given to the brave Indian army. NSS unit had conducted various competitions like, poem recitation, letter writing and card making for our courageous soldiers in the armed forces. Also the NSS volunteers presented a gracious dance performance in order to keep up the spirits high and pay a tribute to the martyrs. At the end of the programme, a wonderful tribute was given to our Indian army too through a beautiful dance performance. Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated by NSS unit of the college on October 1, 2018 remembering the contribution of Gandhiji towards cleanliness. Principal Madam, Dr. Anula Maurya graced the occasion with her presence and informed the students about the contribution of Gandhiji for the nation and swachchta. Students performed a street play on Gandhiji, poster making competition and poem recitation competitions were held during the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti. NSS unit of the college celebrated NSS unit, Kalindi College, celebrated Rashtriya Ekta Divas (Unity Day) on 31 October 2018 in an attempt to commemorate the efforts of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in keeping the country united. A short event organised in the college started with the National Anthem in order to ignite the light of nationalism. The NSS team lead a run for Unity in the college campus chanting slogans and holding posters and flyers for unity. Kalindi College launched voters Awareness Forum on 16th January, 2019 in an effort to create awareness among citizens over the importance of a voter during an election campaign. The teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the college joined the forum. The NSS Program Officer, Ms. Sonia Kamboj addressed the Gathering, stressing upon the importance of every single vote for the upcoming elections. Ms. Kamboj explained at length about the various tangents of an eligible voter, voters' list, voting age and so on. She spoke about the Forum 6 and Forum 8 for the application of voter Id card. She also discussed about the government official site and helpline numbers meant for voters to cater their grievances and assistance. National Voters’ Day was celebrated on January 25th, 2019 with all the students, teachers and office staff taking pledge for voting in every elections fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement. Martyrs day was observed by NSS unit of the College by observing a 5 minutes silence for our brave soldiers. Workshop on Road safety in association with IRSC and Delhi Traffic Police was organised. Ab Samjhota nhin Workshop in association with josh talks where students were made aware about their rights and crimes against women. NEEV 2019 - NSS Kalindi Festival was commemorated on 7th March, 2019 with the the theme ‘Fateh: Andhere se roshni ki aur (Mental Health: A Taboo). The event began with welcome address by Honorable Principal Madam, Dr. Anula Maurya and then a talk by Guest Speaker, Prof. Chavi Bhargava Sharma. Different competitions were organised during the event such as open mic, debate, face painting, newsemania etc. The event concluded with the vote of thanks by NSS Programme officer and felicitation of NSS core team members and all the prize winners. NSS volunteers from the college have participated in adventure camps, National Integration camps as well Voter Card formation camp and EVM Demonstration camp in support with election commission.
Gandhi Study Circle

Convener: Dr. Sangita Dhal


Gandhi Study Circle, Kalindi College, University of Delhi organized an event on 5th& 6Th March,2019 in the college premises to commemorate ‘150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Glorifying the inspiring ideals of the Mahatma, the two days event deliberated the manner in which the Mahatma heralded a new era for our country. It truly marked as a special event as the college wore a patriotic look with tri colors complimenting the day.

As Gandhiji said “The need of the moment is not one religion but mutual respect and tolerance of different religions.” A devotional ambience prevailed as the event commenced with the ‘Inter Faith Prayer Meet’ service in the form of ‘Sarva Dharma Prarthana’. 

The event on 5thMarch, 2019 was inaugurated with a warm welcome to extended to the esteemed guest and judge Mr. Ansal Ali, currently working as Curator at National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi. Mr Ali, a Gandhian scholar works tirelessly to spread the message of Gandhian values among the present generation. He is an active member in organizing various events and activities related to Gandhi. 
    
Post that students were shown a Documentary on Mahatma Gandhi- “Global Gandhi “which showed how the values of Gandhi were not just confined to the national boundaries but throughout the world-The Hindu Bhajan ‘Vaishnav Jana to’ - bapu’s favorite was recited in different languages by people across the globe leaving everyone mesmerized remembering Gandhi as a leader who completes his 150 Years now.

A short Video prepared by the students of Kalindi College on the Journey of Gandhi Study Circle’s and its active role in aim of spreading message of Mahatma especially among the youth & students to revive the spirits of love, unity and Gandhian philosophies amongst all with its various inter and intra college events and visits wherein the students took part with great zeal and enthusiasm .The two-day event had a plethora of activities taking place simultaneously and witnessed immense participation from various Departments. The first day event included Bilingual Debate competition on the Topic ‘Is Gandhi’s Vision still Relevant”. It had more than 30 participants and was judged by Mr. Ansal Ali and Mrs. Nisha Bakshi.
The results were 1) Best speaker- Srishti Singh [Journalism Hons], 2) Best speaker against- Astha Dixit [BCom Hons], 3) Best Interjector-Shreya Mishra [BA Programme].
The competition had applauding arguments which as the judges said were difficult to categorize as limited winners.  Debate competition was highly praised by the judges who were stunned by the fine efforts of students. Debate was concluded by a note from Mr. Ansal addressing the participants.
Painting Competition on the Theme “Gandhiand Environment “, witnessed more than 20 participants from different discipline, showcasing their artistic and creative abilities.

The results were a tough choice to make  amongst the unique blend of colors students made to depict Gandhi and Environment. The positions bagged were by  1st position Priyanshu ,2nd Pooja Rani , 3rd Tanu Solanki.
On 6th March, 2019 the event was graced by the presence of eminent Professor Madhulika Banerjee, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, who currently involved in ICSSR sponsored Research project on “Knowledge Development and Politics in Post-Colonial India: Contestations in State, Market & Civil Society”. Prof. Banerjee had an interactive session with students on theme, “The Gandhis of Today” citing examples of ten enterprising people who have brought about exemplary social change with their innovative thought and research. These common men and women have been devotedly working on the values of Gandhi in their various projects.  Prof. Banerjee also encouraged the enthusiastic students to check their websites and also be inspired by their amazing work. 

The event ended with the distribution of certificates, cash prizes, books and Gandhi kit to the winners of debate and painting competing. All the participants were also awarded with books and certificates on behalf of Ministry of Culture. As the convener of Gandhi Study Circle, Dr. Sangita Dhal extended her heartfelt thanks to the Principal Dr. Anula Maurya and esteemed guests, participants, the student volunteers and administrative staff for the success of the event. 
 

 
Women Development Centre

Convener: Dr. Anita Tagore

The WDC began its awareness campaign on empowerment of women by introducing to students the ideas of agency and mapping violence in urban neighbourhoods in Delhi. Dr Bijayalaxmi Nanda Principal and Associate Prof Miranda House spoke emphatically on the history of Women's movement in India and the way it shaped the struggle for institutionalizing safe environment for women. She elaborated on routinised violence against women and the decline in child sex ratio in the urban settings of Delhi. 
Dr Aparajita De Asst. Prof. and prominent geographer spoke on the cartography of violence in modes of travelling in Delhi. She began with a nuanced understanding of Sexual harassment and discussed her research on how women can themselves map their safety mechanisms and share it with other stakeholders.
In another event WDC successfully organised a panel discussion on women and laws in India. Prof. Vageshwari Deswal Associate Prof. in Faculty of Law D.U and Prof. Shveta Gagneja spoke on various aspects of legal empowerment of women as the need of the day. The main issues that were covered by them were PWDVA, POSCO, Section 498A, pornography and other matrimonial offences.
WDc along with its teacher members and students also participated in the National Convention on Women in Constitution Club in January 2019. Students got the chance to interact with grassroots women activists and women members of the parliament. They were also made aware of the national and region wise issues that impinge upon women's lives in contemporary India.

 
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Study Centre

Convener: Dr Sunita


Dr. B.R Ambedkar study circle organised a national conclave on Dr. B.R Ambedkar’s futuristic vision and realistic actions on 26 April’2018. The conclave was inaugurated by Mr Lal Chandra Singh, Dr Geeta Sahare, Laxmi Bai College, Ms Abirami – national campaign on Dalit human rights and Dr Poonam (Dalit activist). The conclave or the panel discussion was followed by an interactive session, which was chaired by Ms Seema Sehdev, Associate Professor, Department Of Geography Kalindi College. In the interactive session professors from different colleges and department took part and share their ideas on the futuristic visions of Dr. B.R Ambedkar and the realistic conditions in the present scenario.
To celebrate this centre organised ‘National Students’ Conclave’ on 10 April 2019. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Sri Rajendra Pal Gautam followed by their felicitation by our Principal Ma’am. Sri Rajendra Pal Gautam (SC/ST Welfare and Social Justice Minister) diligently worked for equality and justice for those who are ignored in the society and has helped in creating an environment of harmony. He in his speech, highlighted the ideologies and the struggles faced by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. 
The conclave received massive participation from a number of colleges such as Janki Devi Memorial College, Kirorimal College, Chitkara University Punjab, Jawaharlal Nehru University, ARSD College, Khalsa College, Hansraj College, PGDAV, Hindu College and Amity University Chhattisgarh., total 40 research papers were presented. This conclave included various other competitions such as Rangoli making, Best out of waste, Poster making and Paper designing. Conclave ended with a valedictory session in which the participants were awarded by the chief guest Prof. R.K. Barik, Former professor at IIPA, Delhi for their performance.

 
Cultural Clubs

Convener: Dr. Meena Charanda    Co-Convener: Dr Shanuaja Beri


Students’ union, under the guidance of respective advisors runs a number of cultural clubs in the college. The purpose of participation of students in cultural activities is to enhance their personal skills and confidence. The college has designated one hour every week for Cultural- Club activities. Each student joins at least one of the clubs, it is mandatory for every student. All teachers are involved in the successful functioning of these clubs. Following cultural- clubs are functional:

   
Debating Society: Vagartha

English Debate

Hindi Debate

Quiz Society: Brain Twister

Quiz

Dramatic Society

One Act Play: Fitoor

Street Play: Mehfil- E- Raqs

Music Society: Mausiqui

Light Music (Sa Re Ga)

Antakshri

Dance Society: NUPUR

Solo Dance (Indian &Western)
Group Dance (Folk & Western)

Society for Creative Skills: Srijan Ad- Mag Show
Tickle Your Funny Bone (Humorous Presentation)
Dumb Charades
Sanskrit Tarangini
Just A Minute (Extempore Writing English)
Katha Kahani (Creative Writing English)
Of Muses and Bards (English Poetry Club)
Kavya Srishti Poetry Recitation in Hindi
Fine Arts Club: KALAKRITI Collage Making
Face Painting & Tattoo Making
Jewellery Designing
Mehendi Designing
Poster Making
Rangoli
Fashion Society (Fashion- IS- TA) Fashion Show
Fitness Club Aerobics & Yoga
Encore: Photography and Film  
College Band