ANNUAL REPORT 2019-20
Janki Devi Memorial College celebrated its Diamond Jubilee year with great zeal and enthusiasm. A wide number of events were organized.
1.Republic Day Celebrations
The 71st Republic Day by recalling the golden heritage of India. The students nourished their right to freedom of expression and choice with hearts filled with patriotism and dignity as the tricolour was hoisted. Marking an embark of a free nation students of JDMC celebrated Republic Day whole heartedly. Respected Principal, Dr. Swati Pal and other staff members hosted the flag and students represented various songs and folk dances.
2.Symphony-The Annual Cultural Fest
The three day extravaganza, Symphony- The Annual Cultural Fest of Janki Devi Memorial College was celebrated on 8th, 9th & 10th January 2020. This year, in accordance with its theme, "The Cutting Edge", Symphony was an amalgam of competitions and performances in their most advanced forms. This year, Symphony was celebrated not only as a fest, but as a symbol of tranquillity and unity against violence, in which students wore black throughout to support the cause. With around 30 events spread over three days, the first day had Munadi-The Street Play Competition as the main attraction of the day.The fest had amazing food and shopping stalls set up as well. The third day of the fest began with competitions one of the best Punjabi Singer & Song-writer, Jass Manak sang his best compositions like Lehenga, Prada and Viah along with few Punjabi and Bollywood songs.
3.Jyotsna-Annual Diwali Mela
The Students' union of Janki Devi Memorial College organised JYOTSNA'19-The Annual Diwali Mela of the college, which went on for two days from 21st October to 22nd October 2019. It started with inauguration by honourable Principal of the College, Dr. Swati Pal. A variety of stalls were set up by different societies of the college and brands, which had amazing handicrafts, jewelleries, stationary and every other thing that excites the shopping spree of a student. The main attractions of the day were the performances by Nritya- The Western Dance Society & Anubhuti-The Street Play Society of the college. The crowd proclaimed with laughter when Summaiya Kalim, presented her stand up comedy act. Kalakriti- The Art Society of college organised Diya & Pot decorating competition. Talent Hunt- Move to the Grooves was also conducted which was judged by the Special Guest of the day-RJ Mahvash herself.
4.Delhi Times Fresh Face
On 18th September, Janki Devi Memorial College organized the most awaited freshers' party of the year, Everyuth Naturals Delhi Times Fresh Face Contest Season 12.
This year, the contest was graced by the presence of a very popular Television actor and Bigg Boss 9 Contestant "Ankit Gera" as the special guest & judge. The contest began with Introduction and Talent round where the contestants introduced themselves with confidence and showcased their talents, ranging from singing, dancing to acting, painting & beat-boxing. 12 contestants got selected for the second (question-answer) round, out of which 5 were chosen for city semi-finals - Sakshi, Shruti, Kritika Kakkar, Pooja Dua & Vanshika. The Everyuth Naturals 'Happy-Skin' title was bagged by Chetali Mittal for being a happy and lively performer. Congratulations to all the winners!
The crowd proclaimed with enthusiasm when DJ Gaurav presented his amazing piece of music. The program ended with a cool & chilling question-answer session between the College Principal Dr. Swati Pal & Mr. Ankit Gera.
On 11th September 2019, Students' Union of Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi organised Talent Hunt competition with great enthusiasm.
The competition constituted of three rounds.
Round 1: Introductory Round.
Participants were given a few minutes to introduce themselves and present their hobbies and interests.
Round 2: Talent Round.
All participants were given two minutes to impress the audience and the judges with their special talents.
Round 3: Question Answer Round
Different questions were asked from each contestant to analyse their personalities.
The result was announced on the basis of overall performances by the students. The winner was given a Goa Trip sponsored by infinizy travels and the runner ups received discount vouchers from all the sponsors.
JDMC celebrated teachers day with great gusto and gaiety on 5th September 2019. Indian classical music society SARANG presented an excerpt from Kabir's sayings. To win the hearts of teachers, classical dance society of JDMC, NUPUR delivered a graceful classical performance. EUPHONIE, Western music society of JDMC sang a heartfelt song 'Stand by me' appealing teachers to always support us. The celebrations an end with the cake cutting ceremony. As a token of love, handmade gifts were presented to the teachers by the students' union of the college.
7.Oath Taking Ceremony
On 28th August 2019, Janki Devi Memorial College (University of Delhi) organized the Oath Taking Ceremony of the Students' Union 2019-20. The ceremony was started by Ms. Sanjukta Naskar and Ms. Meenakshi, Staff Advisors of Students' union 2019-20. She introduced all the office bearers and heads of the new academic session. After which, Students' Union took a pledge to work for the betterment of college, they pledged to take their responsibilities seriously by making sure that there will be proper functioning in the college and they serve the college faithfully.
As a token of respect, badges were given to everyone by principal ma'am to all. She addressed the gathering with her beautiful and inspiring words which focused upon taking responsibilities, team work, betterment of college and ofcourse the students. She also exhorted the students to be united in their efforts towards a brighter and greener future.
JDMC celebrated 73rd Independence Day of India on 14th August 2019 in the college Auditorium. Marking an embark of a free nation students of JDMC organized a cultural programme in which the Indian Classical Music Society of the college, SARANG presented a beautiful composition in front of the audience. Not only the group performance but also the duet performance was also very melodious. The handmade flags made by the Cultural team of the college and badges were given to the Principal Ma'am, staff advisors, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and students. The English debating society RHETROQUE in collaboration of ABHIVYAKTI, the Hindi debating society of the college also conducted a DECLAMATION COMPETITION on a very recent topic "REVOKING OF ARTICLE 370" and "MY IDEA OF NATIONALISM." For the students interested in creative art a POST CARD MAKING COMPETITION was also organized by the Art Club of the college, KALAKRITI. Students had shown their innovative ideas on the postcards.
Ringing in the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations at Janki Devi Memorial College. Founders day was celebrated at JDMC on August 1, 2019. Hon. Vice President of India, Sh. Venkaiah Naidu and the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, Sh. Yogesh Kumar Tyagi were welcomed as chief guests. This year the Founder's Day also set in motion the year -long 60th Anniversary celebrations of the college and the college was honoured to have the inauguration of the Distinguished Speakers Series with the first lecture delivered by the Hon. Vice-President. In keeping with the environment conscious traditions of our college, each guest planted a sapling. After the lighting of the lamp, there was a scintillating performance by Nupur, the Indian classical dance society of JDMC.
Prof Tyagi in his speech welcomed all the first- year students of JDMC and wished them a happy new session, stressing that studying at Delhi University, which has some of the best faculty in the world, is indeed a privilege.
Dr Swati Pal, Principal, JDMC, welcomed the Vice President and all present with her speech and a short film about the evolution of the college since its inception. Its Foundation stone was laid by none other than Pandit Nehru in 1960 and since then the college portals have welcomed many esteemed dignitaries. Dr Pal spoke of the diamond like qualities of the college: its evolution, its inherent quality, shine and worth and above all, its endurance and invincibility: the theme also of the Diamond jubilee celebrations of the college. She reminded the students to always be inspired by Bhaiji's devotion to truth, purity, simplicity, philanthropy and the vision of women's self-reliance and to remain grounded as humane and good individuals.
Janki Devi Memorial College welcomed it's very enthusiastic freshers with an orientation ceremony on July 22, 2019 in the college auditorium. The Principal, Dr. Swati Pal welcomed all the freshers by her warm words and blessings. The orientation ceremony was followed by the National Anthem. All the teachers in charge and convenors of different departments and societies were introduced to the freshers. Refreshments were given to all.
With this Janki Devi Memorial College wished all its freshers best wishes for the upcoming academic year.
The international day of Yoga was celebrated on June 21, 2019 by the principal, staff and the students of Janki Devi Memorial College.
Mr. Satyendra Singh, currently working as a Yoga Therapist at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi was the felicitated guest of honour for the program. He embraced the students by his words on the importance of yoga and asanas followed up by a session of yoga in which all the students along with
the teachers participated. Around 100 students and the staff members actively participated in it. Refreshments were given to all. The beverage partner for the program was Malabar gold and diamonds. The program was a significant mark as the college competed its 60th year itself this year. The program came to an end after the National anthem.
The young and passionate minds of Janki Devi Memorial College celebrated World Environment Day which falls on June 5th June in the college premises. A rousing National Anthem was followed up with the plantation of saplings by Principal Dr Swati Pal, faculty members, non teaching staff, students and they were assisted by the college gardeners. Every individual planted a sapling and watered it, the collective joy in the effort and the fragrance of wet earth was a beautiful experience. After the plantation drive, there was an interactive session with all present on small but effective initiatives we take to create a clean and green environment. Dr Swati Pal spoke about greening the natural environment as also about a fair and transparent social, political and institutional environment. Faculty members spoke about beej ball initiatives and the cultivation of good habits like switching off lights and fans. Students spoke about taking action and not just spreading awareness through words; the NCC and NSS students spoke of their efforts in various slums and villages to green spaces and educate people.