Lehren: Annual Inter College Festival-2016
Convenor: Dr. Manju Sharma
Co-Convenor: Dr. Harvinder Kaur, Dr. Ranjana Roy Mishra
The annual inter College cultural festival Lehren-2016 was held on 19th and 20th February this year. The chief guest of the festival was Director, Institute of Bioresource & Sustainable Development, Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, the guest of honour was Retd. IAS officer, Dr. B. P Nilaratna, Former Joint Seceretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests. The theme of the festival this year was ‘Conoscenza” an Italian word which means Knowledge, Acquaintance and Consciousness. The theme was selected in the interest of students so that everyone can identify with it. The festival was inaugurated on the first day with lighting of lamp and floral tributes to Goddess Saraswati by distinguished guests. This was accompanied by Veda Path and Saraswati vandana by the students of Music Department. After welcoming the guests with planters and mementos, Principal Dr. Anula Maurya delivered her welcome address followed by address by Mr. Deepak Marwah, Chairman, Governing Body of the college, Guest of Honour Dr. Nilaratna and Chief Guest Prof. Sahoo. A beautiful presentation of Kathak Dance “Tarana” was given by Saumya Joshi, a first year student of History Honours.
Lehren 2016 was sponsored by Canara Bank, Pepsi, Johara, Penny Jewels, Uber, Nescafe, Naturals, Imli. Media partners were DECOP, 91.1 FM Radio City, NDTV, DU Times, Aapka Times, DU Khabar and DU Beat.
Both the days witnessed participation in large numbers in various events breaking all the past records. Live performance by Agastya Band followed by star performance by A-Bazz was special attraction on the second day. Apart from formal events, informal events were also held on both the days in college premises. The much awaited teachers’ talent show witnessed a large number of participation. There were total 18 participants from 3 colleges and the first prize winners were Dr. Abhishek and Dr. Kailash from Kalindi who recited poems in Hindi and Sanskrit respectively. Second prize went to Dr. Sanawar and Dr. Ritu from Kalindi in Dance category. In non-teaching talent show, first prize went to Mr. Jitendra Singh in mimickry and second prize were shared by Ms. Savita in dance category and Ms. Dharna in Song category. The running trophy in debate competition was won by SGND Khalsa College.
The festival was a grand success due to the support of teaching and non-teaching staff of college and specially our Principal Mam Dr. Anula Maurya whose support, motivation and able guidance were key factors.