Tuesday, August 21, 2018

College in Colours

On a regular college day, one can easily spot a group of girls grooving to the energizing beats of bhangra dhol, and somewhere a gang of budding actors practising their latest sketch. Just then one would hear the impressive commands of the head NCC Cadet to the rest of the cadets who respond by marching in unision, their feet symmetrically beating the ground. Inside the canteen, which is always buzzing with activity, one may witness a group of girls dancing and singing, apparently with no reason, while most of the others are giggling spectators, nibbling on their bread pakoras or slurping in noodles.  The library is in the basement. One could always lay bets on spotting a dozen book lovers, some hovering around the compartments and some others with their noses buried deep in books. The sports complex of the college is also used by sports girls to practice during the early hours of college.

There is liveliness all around, at all times. But we have a contrasting sight as well. Just as one enters the main building, the very first place that comes into sight is the Gurudwara Sahib. The air around the Sikh shrine is utterly calm. 

The rooms surrounding the Gurudwara Sahib are the labs, music room and administrative office. Though it's not mandatory to enter the Gurudwara, it remains open to all: students, teachers and staff members. Every student is sure to walk across that part of the building owing to lab practicals and visits to administrative offices. Observation tells you that many students who happen to walk across the Gurudwara Sahib, pause for a second to take a bow once and walk on. Occasionally one can hear beautiful melodious religious hymns being sung inside. Upon entering the Gurudwara after taking off shoes and with a covered head, to sit inside, cross legged, with eyes softly shut for a moment could be enough to slow down the train of thoughts and calm one down. Especially worth mentioning is that volunteers sing the prayers and play traditional instruments like harmonium and tabla. The prayer session is open to attend for anyone who wishes. Many teachers, students and staff members (and the principal*) join in the prayers with Sangat (a religious congregation), which traditionally ends with langar and is everyone's favorite part!

As is expected most of the functions in the college often involve the Gurdwara Sahib. Whenever the college makes a remarkable accomplishment, the Gurdwara is the first place everyone goes to. An Akhand Paath (uninterrupted reading of the holy Guru Granth Sahib), is arranged which lasts for two complete days and ends with Ardaas (a formal prayer for well being) and is concluded by taking a mandatory command from the Guru Granth Sahib. It is after the Akhand Paaththst celebrations of any other kind can start.

Moreover, the college frequently arranges sessions with experts who talk about the religious texts. As under the command of DSGMC, the college conducts many successful efforts directed for the promotion of the minority, Sikh religion. Anyone is welcomed to attend the session, to be inspired or just to add a new fact to their bags.

Providing spiritual knowledge and worldly knowledge, the college tries to mould an independent batch of young girls with a thoughtful bent of mind, along with adeptness in humanities and expertise in the sciences.

Our College : A beautiful life in Mata Sundri College

The time spent in college is certainly to be treasured. As First Years we step in with bags full of expectations and hopes and as Graduates we step out with bags full of experience and memories. 

Mata Sundri College For Women provides space for students from very diverse cultures and many kinds of personalities. The college campus is always brimming with activity and conversation. Students shuttle back and forth between classrooms, the canteen and activity rooms.


Oratory skills, Logical reasoning and factual Knowledge are the fundamental leadership qualities. The Debating Society of the College provides a forum through which students can hone their oratory and analytical skills while learning to work as a team. It actively organizes many Debate Competitions at intra-college, inter-college as well as inter-university levels every year. Our students take part in these competitions and win many accolades and prizes.

The debating society regularly organised intra-college debate, essay and MUN competitions during last year as well. From 12-14th  October the students participated in Pacem IMUN in Jodhpur, Kaavya Chhabra, Maths (Hons), 1st year and Neeraja Nair, Political Science (Hons) 1st year were awarded 'Special Mention' and 'Verbal Recognition' respectively. 

On 22 January Shraddha Sharma Pol Sci.(Hons.) I Sem participated in Ekagra, an Essay Writing competition organized by ABVP Central Zone, on the topic “The Philosophy of Swami Vivekananda” and won the 1st prize.

On 7th February, as part of the College Festival Saarang, the society organized a debate competition on the topic “The prohibition of cell phones in the classroom will facilitate a better educational environment”. Priya Rana (B.Com Prog. II year) won the III prize in the Individual category and Ridhi Gaba (B Com Prog II year) and Neeraja Nair (Pol Sci. Hons I year) of our college won the III prize in the Team category. 

On 24th  February the society organized a conventional debate on the topic “Citizens have a larger role to play in the resolution of the problem of pollution as compared to the government.” Garima Kumar (B. El. Ed, II year) was declared the winner. 

Students also participated in IMUN at NUJS Kolkata, SYMMUN (Symbiosis Model United Nations) , Declamation Competition in University of Jammu, Debate Competition at Lady Irwin College, etc. Vidya Bharti (B. El. Ed. II year) participated in a Creative Writing Competition organized by Vivekanand College on the topic, “If I could go back in time…” and won the III prize. She also won 1st position in Creative Writing competitions at Jesus and Mary College and Keshav Mahavidyalya and 2nd  Prize in Motilal Nehru College.

College in Colours On a regular college day, one can easily spot a group of girls grooving to the energizing beats of bhangra dh...