Raahat, the welfare society of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh, organised an online talk on the topic ‘Balanced Diet for Children and Women’ on September 29, 2021 to celebrate ‘Rashtriya Poshan Maah.’ The month of September is celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah across the country as part of National Nutrition Mission - a programme started by the government to improve nutritional outcomes for children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers aiming for holistic nutrition.
Raahat coordinators, Mrs Prabhjot Kaur and Dr Aradhna Mehtani, welcomed the Speaker for the event, Ms. Jasneet Kaur Malhi, Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Guru Gobind Singh College for Women. Ms. Malhi educated the students about the importance and role of right nutrition especially for children and women. She asserted that a balanced diet with a combination of essential nutrients and calories is pivotal for the smooth working and growth of the human body. She also spoke about the significance of meal portions and their timing. The role of exercise in good sleep and in relieving stress was also stressed.
The talk was attended by the students of the college and mothers from neighbouring villages like Raipur Kala, Raipur Khurd, Mullapur, Sarangpur and Parach. Ms Malhi catered to their queries related to nutrition and cleared up their doubts.
The Vice Principal and programme coordinator, Mrs Prabhjot Kaur, thanked Ms Malhi for coaching the students on the benefits of a balanced diet.
The Rotaract Club of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh organised its annual Installation Ceremony on August 26, 2021 to welcome the new members. The occasion was graced by Secretary, Rtn J.S. Bawa, Director Community Service, Rtn Pradeep Sasodia and Director Youth Service, Rtn Jeeten Bhambri from Rotary Midtown Chandigarh. They felicitated the new President, Lisha Arora, Secretary, Khusboo Sharma and other newly appointed office-bearers of the club with badges and wished them a bright future. The new members shared their proposed goals for the coming session and promised to uphold the spirit of service and strive towards making the society a better place. This was followed by cultural performances by them.
To mark this occasion, bamboo seedlings were also planted by the Vice Principal, Mrs Prabhjot Kaur, guests, staff and students.
Keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic, all norms were strictly adhered to during the event.
The Vice Principal congratulated the new members of the board and appreciated the efforts of the club coordinators, Ms Sukhdeep Kaur and Dr Anju Bala in organising the event. The coordinators of the club concluded the event with a vote of thanks.
The IQAC of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh, in collaboration with IPLOEA, organised a National Webinar on "WHY, WHAT, AND HOW OF PATENTS" on September 16, 2021. The resource person for the event was Ms Latika Khanduja, founder of IPLOEA, expert IPR and Patent firm. The aim of this webinar was to enlighten the students about the significance of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and inform them about its process and different forms. Ms Maninder Kaur, the Moderator of the webinar, gave an introduction about the College. Dr Pooja Malhotra, Chief Coordinator of IQAC, delivered the welcome address.
Ms Khanduja discussed the meaning and uses of patents through various examples. She talked about the need to register for patents, timeliness, the meaning of patent commercialisation, and what all cannot be patented in India. She further explained how to identify infringing products and how to distinguish between technology licensing and infringement.
The webinar was attended by more than 100 participants that included faculty and students. Dr Sonia Sharma , Coordinator of IQAC, delivered the vote of thanks.
The Principal, Dr Jatinder Kaur, applauded the efforts of the IQAC Cell in organising this webinar and in enlightening the students about this vital topic.
Department of Science of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised a visit to CSIO-ISTC, Sector 30, Chandigarh on 13th October 2021. The visit was aimed at making students aware of the latest industry oriented skill-based programs.
An expert talk was delivered by the Principal , ISTC and the Principal Scientist, Mr. Narinder Singh Jassal, on various programs available in the institute and apprised the students of the DSIR scheme, PRISM, for the students under which an innovator can avail a grant of Rs 20 lakh to convert an idea into a product and then establish his/her own industry of developed products after receiving a grant of Rs 70 lakh.
25 students accompanied by the faculty members visited the various labs like mechatronics, electrical, digital electronics and robotics etc. in the training institute. It was co-ordinated by Mr. Sanjay Kumar, a faculty member of CSIO- ISTC.
Students were given live demonstrations of the various instruments and machines.
The Principal, Dr. Jatinder Kaur, appreciated the efforts of Dr. Sujata Vohra, Head, Department of Science, in organising this visit and enlightening the students about various skill-based programs.
The Rotaract Club of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised a special talk on "YOU ARE YOUR BEST HEALER", on 12th October, 2021, with the aim to spread awareness on self healing. The talk was delivered by Dr. Savneet Kaur, Head of Department of Psychology of the college.
The talk was focused on believing in oneself. The importance of self talk, self love and expressing emotions for having faith in one's abilities was stressed upon. The session was very interactive with around 50 enthusiastic students participating in various activities conducted by the speaker. The Breathing Activity was the most liked which refreshed everyone's mind, body and soul. The talk ended with the powerful message, "If you can win your mind you can win anything."
The Principal of the college, Dr. Jatinder Kaur congratulated the speaker and appreciated the efforts of Ms. Sukhdeep Kaur and Dr. Anju Bala, Coordinators of the club, for organising an interesting talk on such a vital issue.
To celebrate World Mental Health Day, the Department of Psychology of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Chandigarh, organized a webinar on the Importance of Good Mental Health on October 10, 2021. The resource person for the event was Dr Satinderjit Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Dev Samaj College for Women, Chandigarh.
The main objective of this webinar was to raise awareness regarding mental well-being. Dr Satinderjit Kaur started the session by talking about the meaning of mental health and the necessity of sustaining positive mental health to realise one’s full potential, cope with stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to communities. Dr Kaur also spoke about strategies to improve and maintain positive mental health.
The students were then engaged in some stress-relieving competitions such as face painting, poetry writing, and story writing.
The Principal, Dr Jatinder Kaur, motivated the students to remain in high spirits and appreciated the efforts of Dr Savneet Kaur, Head, Department of Psychology, in organising this event and stressed on the necessity of organising more events on this vital topic of mental health.
The IQAC team and Post Graduate Department of Commerce of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh organised a webinar on “Practical Implications of Research Methodology” on October 9, 2021. The resource person for the event was Dr. Nitin Arora, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Panjab University.
The main objective of the webinar was to enlighten the students about how research can be practically applied in everyday life. Dr. Arora started the event by emphasizing on the importance of selecting appropriate topics for research. He then stressed on the continual and persistent use of libraries and free databases such as Sai Hub for downloading free research papers by peer-reviewed international authors. He pointed out that the main shortcoming of universities is the severe lack of practical education on the subjects being taught in the curriculum. He stressed on the necessity of conducting field surveys and practical sessions to overcome this shortcoming. Dr. Arora concluded the session by talking about the role of positive attitude in conducting research.
The webinar was attended by more than 90 students through Google Meet and more than 150 students from undergraduate and post - graduate streams attended through live streaming on YouTube.
Mrs Prabhjot Kaur, the Vice Principal, concluded the event with a vote of thanks. She thanked Dr. Arora for the insightful and enriching session and appreciated the efforts of the IQAC team and Department of Commerce in organising the event.
The Department of Psychology, Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh organised a photography competition on 7th October, 2021.
The main objective of this competition was to discover the joy of photography and recognise its importance as an alternative therapy for improving mental health and well-being. Photography helps people overcome anxiety, daily tensions and depression. It also boosts self esteem, confidence, memory and decision making.
Detaching themselves from the daily worries, the participants enthusiastically showcased their creativity by clicking photographs on the themes of nature, emotions, and play with light.
Aatifa Masood of BA-I, Ritika Negi of BA-II and Nandita of BCom-II, Ananya of BA-I and Ekta Jain of BA-II won the first, second, third and consolation prize respectively.
The Principal, Dr Jatinder Kaur, c
The Department of Computer Science and Applications, and the NSS unit of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26, Chandigarh, organised an “Eye Donation Awareness Campaign” in collaboration with Government Medical College, Sector-32, Chandigarh, and Netra Foundation on September 4, 2021.
The main objective of this campaign was to motivate the youth to volunteer for lighting up lives and contributing to the society by pledging to donate eyes.
The event commenced with a short video presentation by Sharanya Jain, the Founder and President of Netra Foundation. Ms Jain is a tenth standard student from Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh, who started this non-profit organisation for the betterment and upliftment of visually-impaired children. She apprised the students of their social responsibility towards the visually-impaired. Mr Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, who has headed organisations for the visually -impaired in India for two years, also graced the occasion and encouraged the students to help in eradicating corneal blindness from India by pledging to donate their eyes. He emphasised the need for youth participation in furthering this social cause.
Dr Sudesh Kumar Arya, Professor and Head of Eye Bank, Cornea and Refractive Surgery, GMCH-32, Chandigarh, presented the facts and myths about eye-donation and appealed to the students to sign the eye-donation pledge and help treat people with corneal blindness, a large number of which are children.
Dr J S Jayara, the Principal of the Institute for the Blind, Sector-26, also motivated the students to come forward and be a part of this noble cause so that the goal of corneal-blindness free India is achieved.
Around 100 students participated in this campaign.
The Principal, Dr Jatinder Kaur, lauded the efforts of the Computer Department and the NSS wing of the College for organizing the event and enlightening the students about this virtuous cause.
The NCC Naval unit of Guru Gobind Singh College for Women organised a ‘Cadet Talk’ on ‘Relationship with Parents’ at Chandigarh Naval Unit in NCC Auditorium, Sector 31, Chandigarh on September 1, 2021. The talk was delivered by Captain C.V Chhikara.
The aim of the talk was to develop and enhance cognitive skills of the students and strengthen their relationship with parents. Mr Chhikara also expressed his concern over how the excessive use of gadgets is hampering the social and emotional growth of children and youth. Moreover, the easy availability and accessibility of information online has made it difficult for them to decipher what is relevant and what is not. Mr Chhikara encouraged and motivated the cadets to think independently and seek their own answers to big questions of life. This will boost their confidence and develop their personality.
In all, 29 cadets from Chandigarh participated in the event. The Principal, Dr. Jatinder Kaur, appreciated the efforts of the NCC Naval unit.