Chetna Society

Center for Universal Values and Ethics
Chetna Society
Webinar Report

Theme - "The Role of Yog in a Student's life"

Speaker - Mr. Desraj, President of Bhartiya Yog Sansthan

Date - 17-08-2021

Time - 11.00 am to 1.00 pm

Webinar Report

Date- 09-09-2021

Topic- Balancing the inner and the outer: Understanding the Self and Aiming to be a True leader

Speaker- Mr.Sri M, Satsang Foundation

Time-11.00 Am to 12.30 Pm

The Chetna Cell under the aegis of the IQAC- Centre for Universal Value and Ethics, JDMC, organized a webinar on 9th September, 2021 at 11 AM on the topic "Balancing the inner and the outer: Understanding the Self and Aiming to be a True leader". The distinguished speaker of the webinar was Mr. Sri M of the Satsang Foundation. The Webinar was attended by close to 200 participants over zoom which included students as well as faculty members. The event was also streamed live on Youtube. The programme began with the welcome note by our Principal Prof. Swati Pal, who expressed keen interest on the topic and spoke on the importance and relevance of the topic.

The lecture was divided into two parts. In the first part, Sri M explained the concept of inner consciousness and its intimate connection with the outer world; and in the second part, he discussed the practical implementation of balancing the inner and outer consciousness. The distinguished speaker began the lecture by discussing how our inner consciousness reflects on the outside. Sri M. reminded of the divine existence which resides in all of us, as the consciousness in its pure state is a tiny part of supreme power. Everyone possesses this potential, which according to Sri M. needs to be tapped in. This could be done, he suggested by alleviating the social conditioning that constrains and restricts our potential. Achieving this end would enable each one of us to become a powerhouse. In the second part of his lecture, he spoke about the practical implementation of inner consciousness in the outer world. He specifically called upon the students to discharge the moral duty of taking upon the responsibility to understand and tap this divine essence and work selflessly for the larger good of society and nation. The lecture was followed by a highly participative and engaging question and answer session in which important insights on meditation, surplus emotions were provided by our distinguished speaker. The programme ended with the IQAC Coordinator, Dr. Shilpa Chaudhary giving the vote of thanks. The event proved to be a great success and provided important insight in balancing the inner and outer world.

The Centre for Universal Values and Ethics and Chetna Society of Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi under the aegis of IQAC, JDMC organised a lecture cum interactive online webinar on the topic "The role of Yog in a Student's life" on 17th August, 2021. The distinguished speaker in this lecture was the President of Bhartiya Yog Sansthan, Mr. Desraj. He along with his team conducted this interactive lecture cum Yog demonstration session, which was attended by 85 participants containing both students and faculty across all disciplines. The session began with welcome note by the principal of our college, Prof. Swati Pal, who greeted the distinguished speaker and emphasised the value of "Yog" and "Sadhna" in maintaining the equilibrium of life. The lecture started with a discussion of the significance and relevance of Yog in everyday life. Mr. Desraj spoke at length about the relevance of Yog for students in particular, as the changed lifestyle and challenges in contemporary times and problems associated with the same tends to create mental and physical disbalance in student's lives. As ways and means to minimise stress, anxiety and even depression, Mr. Desraj underlined the importance of balanced diet and yogic asanas in bringing about balance in one's life. The program concluded with a vote of thanks given by Dr.Prerna Arora, Convenor, Chetna Society.


"The Role of Yog in Student's Life" by Shri Des Raj, President of Bharatiya Yog Sansthan

Time: Aug 17, 2021 11:00 AM India

Joining time : 10:45 a.m.

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DATE -30th JANUARY, 2020

On the ocassion of Basant Panchami the CHETNA SOCIETY organised a lecture on " How to excel in life" by Swami Prakarshanandaji of Chinmaya Mission, New Delhi on January 30, 2020 from 11AM onwards in the music room.

The session began with the singing of Vaishnav Jana bhajan in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi followed by SaraswatiVandana. Around 100 students attended this session and learnt the nuances from Swami Prakarshanandaji on how stay focussed to reach their goals. The session was full of joy, laughter and left all the participants with a beautiful experience to cherish. After the session, a short prayer was said and the prasad was distributed to everyone.


DATE 21st AUGUST, 2019

Chetna Society conducted a Seminar on 21st August 2019 at music room. Mr. DivyKrishna Bilaiya , LL.M, duly registered as an Advocate with Bar Council of India was invited to deliver the lecture. He is actively practicing as a Mind Power Speaker. The seminar was about 'POWER OF SUBCONSCIOUS MIND' .Basic aim of seminar was to provide clarity and guidance to young minds ,to steer them in the right direction and also to propel them towards achievement of their goals. The seminar was attended by 30 students and few teachers of chetna society. The speaker mentioned that our subconscious mind works for your benefit 24 hours a day,seven days a week-literally 100% of the time. He said that the subconscious mind is far more powerful than the conscious. He mentioned that there are eight rules to activate our subconscious mind .Some other topics covered by the speaker were as follows :

1) Sharp work and smart word
2) Mind as a software
3) Different states of mind
4) Science of mind
5) Power of subconscious mind
6) Seven steps to achieve your goal

It was quite successful interactive seminar and provided beneficial insight into the 'science of mind' and an in-depth understanding of impact of this science on mind to all the attendees.


Chetna society was formed in 2015 by Dr. Prerna Arora and Dr. SudhaUpadhyay.

Chetna! The awakening of Consciousness.

As each soul is potentially divine, this society aims at integrating our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual being for the betterment of the humanity as a whole and also realising the eternal connection with the Supreme Conscient Being.

Following are the major activities done by Chetna society:

1)It has been working with 'Vivekananda International Foundation 'to empower the youth by making them adopt the ideals shown by Swami Vivekananda. Students participated in the Online Contest' Young India Know Thyself' based on Indian Culture and teachings of Swami Vivekananda.

Chetna Society members of JDMC was the only team selected from DU to present a play based on Swami Vivekananda.

2)TB awareness program is organised every year on the' World TB Day'. Dr. ShaliniPuri of HV Chest Clinic, Rama Krishna Mission showed a film and discussed about the cause, prevention and treatment of the MDR disease.

3)Declamation Contests organised on the topics:
'Mann ,BuddhiAurAtma'
' Adhyaatmaur Mein'
Purpose: To make the students churn the self and thereby realize the 'Self'.

4) Organised various lectures by evolved persons to inculcate ethical values in the students.
* 'Time,Energy and Attention Management' by Shri Dinesh Kumar
* ' Yog and Meditation Session' by Mr. Sohan Lal Jain.
* 'Moral Values for Healthy living in the World' by Col. Langar.
* 'Art of Living' session with Mr. NamitBharija.

5) Organized Ten Days Workshop on Shri MadBhagwad Gita and taught the students to perform their duty and serve the society selflessly.

6) Organized a trip to the sacred places like Chinmaya Mission, Lotus Temple, Rama Krishna Mission and Iskcon Temple etc. to imbibe the spiritual vibes.

7) Marathon on 'Universal Brotherhood Day'

8) Movie Screening 'The Shift' by Wayne Dyer. Discussion after that about how the life changes after modifying the mental conditioning and our perception towards it.



DATE 26th MARCH, 2019

A TB awareness lecture was conducted by Chetna society on the occasion of World TB day. The theme was "ITS TIME" presented by Dr. Shalini Puri chest clinic , R.K mission, New Delhi in the music room on march 26th 2019. Around 55 girl of Chetna society attended the session.

'ITS TIME' was about TB disease, Dr Shalini gave introduction about chest clinic R K mission followed by TB symptoms, investigation ,test ,treatment and prevention. She also discussed awareness about diabetes, HIV test and other few diseases.

All students were requested to spread message in society for early identification of these diseases.

Convener:          Dr. Prerna Arora, {Music}

                           Dr. SudhaUpadhyay, {Hindi}

Co-conveners:    Ms. Bhawna Pal, {Commerce}

                           Dr. Gurinder H. Singh {Music}

                           Dr. Suman Gupta {Pol.Sc.}

                           Dr. Sanju Gupta {Pol. Sc.}

                           Ms. Harsh Bala, {Sanskrit}

                           Dr. Rajinder {Sanskrit }

Chetna society organized its first event for academic session 2017-18 on 11th August, 2017. A talk on importance of moral values for healthy life was given by Lt Col Langar to a gathering of students and teachers in the music room of the college. He spoke about the relevance of moral values and ethics in present times and the benefits these values have. The talk was attended by various students from different departments of the college to mention a few Sanskrit, Music, Political Science and History, etc.

CHETNA, as a society aims at promoting the lost value system in the lives of our student-teacher fraternity. The purpose of forming this society is to make people aware of ways of reducing stress in their lives, by living a peaceful and harmonious life. Lesser the conflicts within us, greater shall be the harmony and peace in and around us.

CHETNA Society emphasizes on our capability of attaining inner peace and happiness amidst our chaotic lives. Through its events, CHETNA strives to increase emotional, mental and physical well-being of participants. CHETNA intends to culminate the finite into the infinite.

    • CHETNA Society, through its interactive sessions and seminars helps to improve interpersonal skills of students like team work, time management etc., and maintaining peace of mind especially in our chaotic and stressful personal/professional lives.
    • CHETNA conducts seminars with the help of well- established personalities who help students to understand meaning of life and existence and to look beyond just themselves for maintaining cordial relationships with everyone around them.
    • CHETNA, as a part of an educational institute provides training to the students to become more receptive to experience towards life.
    • Participants gets inspired by the speakers and their real life success stories which fills them with zeal and encourages themto think big in their lives.
    • The society enhances the creative potential of individuals.
    • Our society acquaints participants with lost essence of human values and ethics and teaches how to become a better person.