6th Sem English students participate in a Symposium on “Integrating History in Assamese Literature” at D R College, Golaghat
March 29, 2019
26 March 2019: The Sixth Semester students of the English department accompanied by Asst. Professor Bhaskar Gohain of English Department went to attend one day seminar on “Integrating the history of Assamese Literature. The symposium was organised by Sahitya Akademi in collaboration with Departments of English & Assamese at Debraj Roy College, Golaghat today.
The Keynote address was delivered by Dbrubajyoti Borah, Convener, Assamese Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi. The dignitaries spoke on the history of literature, mentioning the Victorian Age and the happenings which took place in history and about the difference between history and literature. History reads about the past, still in Literature history has a role to play. For writing poetry, novels, essays, short stories, one has to look into history.
Some of the topics taken up for discussion were concerning Assam history, race, culture, identity, domestic violence etc. All the speakers expressed that preserving one’s culture and tradition is equally important as the modern youth are much influenced by the western tradition, forgetting their own rich culture and tradition.
The following students of the college participated in the symposium: Ashish Dung Dung, Chunthanlung Kamei, Mohon Teron, Peter Surin, Rajesh Kerketta, Rohit Gorh, Simon Surin, Walter Bhusan Tigga, Ankita Tirkey, Diptipriya Soy, Esther Meinguiliu Kamei, Indira Garati Toppo, Mariam Kerketta and Shibani Topno.
Reported by: Indira Garati Toppo
As part of NSS Activity, the Volunteers held group discussions and presentations
March 21, 2019
19 March 2019: Ms. Sushmita Rongpipi, the Program Officer, organised the NSS volunteers into four groups and gave them time for group discussions. Each group was allotted specific questions on which they will discuss and come forward with a presentation.
a) What are the aims and objectives of NSS Units. How far are they accomplished.
b) What are the various activities taken up by the NSS Units. Take any one of the awareness activity and identify the ways through which youth can be made aware.
c) Can the Program Officer become a role model for the volunteers. If so, how?
d) How far have the volunteers benefitted by participating in special camps, integration camps, adventure camps, Life Skill Programs etc. Do these camps promote communal harmony and national integration?
There was very lively discussion among the various groups and each group came forward with the result of their discussion and presented them with the help of charts. The program officer animated the group discussion and helped them to bring out the salient points. We wish the NSS volunteers and the program officer all the best.
NSS special camp participants were awarded certificates
March 11, 2019
8 March 19: During the International Women’s Day celebrations in the college, the 25 NSS volunteers who attended the special camp were awarded certificates by the Honoured guests of the day.
Pritam Joseph Takri, Baba Kurmi, Simon Surin, Emanuel Lakra, Esther Meinguiliu Kamei, Roshan Kandulna and Gaikhangshin Phaomei were awarded the Participation certificate by Ms. Olivia Saikia, Bank Officer, Bank of India Golaghat.
Tingmai Wangsu, Mark Pegu, Rohit Gorh, Juli Malar, Aboy Pamei, Michael Kujur and Ankita Tirkey were awarded by Ms. Manjuri Saikia, Principal, Marshneil Academy, Golaghat.
Martin Minj, Binud Murah, George Shilshi Lamkang, Abhinash Minj, Ganglen Bangyang, Sushila Lakra, Pranjal Tanti, Chunthanlung Kamei, Samuel Purty, Guloungam Gangmei and Junash Tirkey were awarded by Sr. Ciciliyamma KM, Superior of Providence Niwas, Golaghat.
The special camp concluded very successfully. We congratulate Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, the Program Officer and Asst.Professor, History department for all the efforts she made to make this special camp a successful one.
“If a woman wants to achieve something, she must go for it and never let anyone make you feel that you do not have it in you” says Olivia Saikia of Bank of India
March 9, 2019
8 March 19: All the departments of the college along with Fusco Don Bosco College celebrated international women’s day in collaboration with the Gender Club of the college. Ankita Tirkey and Rebecca Surin anchored the program. Sr. Ciciliyamma, Superior, Providence Niwas, Ms. Olivia Saikia, Bank Officer, Bank of India, Golaghat and Ms. Manjuri Saikia, Principal, Marshneil Academy graced the function as Honoured Guests.
Sr. Dr. Sheela Paul initiated the gathering with a short prayer session. Ms. Alankrita Borthakur and Ms. Jayshree Rajbonshi, mentors of the Gender club welcomed the honoured guests and every one present.
Klaretso Engtipi and team of Education Department presented through group activity the real situation of women in family and society and how to empower women to be trend setters. Sanjit Kumar and team from the commerce department through a corporate drama, showed how the Dual face of feminism is at play in work places and gave a clarion call to end pseudo feminism.
Abhilash Toppo and team of Sociology Department through a musical drama presented the various stages of life of a women from childhood to old age and invited all to respect and empower and respect women in family and society.
Ms Olivia Saikia in her message to the staff and students invited all to consider women as equal and if trained, is capable of doing any task entrusted to her. If a woman wants to achieve something, she must go for it and never ever let anyone make you feel that you do not have it in you. She also appreciated the wonderful and creative items that were performed by the students.
Preity Soreng, Elwin Terrang and team from the department of political science enlighted the audience by creating awareness of the role of women in Rural Development and the various provisions and schemes of the government.
Ms. Manjuri Saikia, Principal of the Marshneil Academy while appreciating all the performances of the students, said “As women we have the inherent quality of tolerance and patience. And if we use this in the right way, we can walk with equal pace with man. A man is incomplete without woman and woman is incomplete without man. And we have to keep the balance.
Marzita Saikia of Gender club and Mohon Teron sang “Meri Ma” in honour of all mothers. Anjali Steephan and team of English Department through a powerful musical drama, conveyed to the women not to be silent anymore but assert themselves. In her speech, Sr. Ciciliyamma K.M. CSJB, showed how women need to assert themselves and play a very proactive role in family, society and at work places.
The Fusco Girls presented a drama highlighting the recent hooch tragedy in Golaghat and showed how women have become more organised in fighting the menace of drinks and drugs in family and society. Fr. Jose Palely, Principal, thanked all the honoured guests, Fr. Bimal Lakra, vice Principal, staff and students for taking great effort in presenting a well coordinated, themed and well prepared program highlighting the role of women in society. He invited everyone to carry this same spirit and give them equal opportunity and respect. With the singing of the national anthem, the program came to a close at 3.20 pm.
Environment Preservation and promotion is the theme of the Third day of the NSS Special Camp
March 3, 2019
3 March 2019: The third day of the NSS special camp began in the morning with the Painting Competition under the Theme: “Environment Preservation”. The children of the adopted village participated in the Painting Competition. All the Materials were provided by the NSS. NSS Volunteers, Ankita Tirkey, Esther Kamei, Ganglen Bangyang, Juli Malar, Pritam Joseph Takri, Gaikhanshin Phaomei and Michael Kujur coordinated the Painting Competition Program.
After the Painting Competition was completed, the saplings were planted in all the houses of the don bosco colony and the slum area. And some of the plants were distributed. This was taken charge by Martin Minj, Roshan Kandulna,George Shilshi, Emmanuel Lakra, Binud mura, Ankita Tirkey, Juli Malar, Aboy Pamei, Rohit Gorh, Mark Pegu, Tingmai Wangsu and Sushila Lakra.
Arrangement for games were done by Roshan Kandulna, Ankita Tirkey, Tingmai Wangsu, Samuel Purty, Junash Tirkey, Esther Kamei and Guloungam Gangmei.
And for shopping and preparation for meal was done by Baba Kurmi, Abhinash Minj, Chunthanlung Kamei, Pranjal Tanti, Rohit Gorh and George Shilshi. The NSS Volunteers with the help of Mr. Konthoujam Manoranjan, Asst. Professor, Computer Studies,Ms. Prarthana Borthakur, Asst. Librarian and Mr. Harmeet Singh, HOD, Department of Commerce, prepared a delicious meal for all the volunteers. Fr. Dr. Jose Palely, Principal, offered prayers before the meal and blessed all the members present. We thank Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, Program Officer and Asst. Prof, Department of History for seeing to the smooth conduct and animation of the special camp through the third day. At 3.00 pm after a hearty meal together, the program of the third day came to an end.