STUDENTS' WEEK, a Government of West Bengal initiative was celebrated by Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, from 3 January, Monday to 7 January, Saturday. Students' Welfare Subcommittee organised the programme, taking help from other committees as well.
The schedule was as follows:
1 pm - 2 pm, a Students' Credit Card and Scholarships
Awareness Camp was held.
Venue was LT 2 and 3
Scholarship committee of GMGC organized the Scholarship Awareness Camp as a part of the celebration of Students' Week activities. Thirty-two students and two teachers participated in this programme. Dr. Md. Iqbal Sultan and Dr. Sariful Islam, members of Scholarship Committee focused on State Govt. sponsored different scholarship like Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum Means scholarship, West Bengal Chief Minister Relief Fund scholarship, Aikyashree (Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum Means scholarship for minorities and Post Matric Scholarship) and Post Matric scholarship for SC/ST and OBC students. The speakers elaborately discussed the eligibility criteria and application procedures and several students also submitted the hardcopies of their application forms of SVMCM. During the interactive session the participants put forward their questions to the speakers and their queries were resolved satisfactorily.
A Student Credit Card Awareness Camp was also held simultaneously. The program started at 1 pm with thirty-one students. Dr. Anangamohan Panja, Nodal Officer, discussed the befits of the said Scheme together with the eligibility criteria. He also discussed the application procedure, documents required for the application etc. Future perspectives of the scheme were discussed during the interactive session and Dr. Panja encouraged the students to avail of the benefits of the scheme.
1 pm - 2 pm, a Group Counselling of Semester 1 students was
organised by Gokhale Memorial Girls' College. A session on
mental health and well-being for the students was conducted by
college counsellor Ms. Yashabanti Sreemany. The entire
discussion was on mental health, mental illness, stigma and
discrimination associated with mental health. In addition,
students were also informed about indication or warning signs of
mental illness and ways to overcome from the same.
For young adults the transition into adulthood can be a stressful as they have to become more independent and make important decisions regarding their future. Ms. Sreemany assured them that,
to improve mental health conditions, society should be non- judgmental and open- minded. A support network group is also required if a person felt overwhelmed.
Most importantly being responsible citizens it is our duty to create awareness of mental health issues for a better future.
a Bakery workshop was conducted by Alumni Association of the
college in collaboration with Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
department. 47 students wanted to participate, of which 20 could
be accommodated in two batches of 10 in the CNDV laboratory.
First slot - 10 am to 1 pm
Second slot - 2 pm to 5 pm
Ms. Tahira Rahab gave a special lecture and students made Truffle cakes and cookies with great enthusiasm.
2-3 pm, a "Word game with Slogan writing" (Inter
departmental) competition was arranged by Students' Welfare
subcommittee. 14 Departments sent teams of two students and it
turned out to be a close contest between teams. Students
thoroughly enjoyed the game and prizes were won by Departments.
This Game was intended to build up team spirit and to encourage
enthusiastic participation in such competitions in the future.
The Venue was LT - 2.
1 pm onwards -there was a Session on vocational training with
job oriented courses and financial literacy awareness.
Venue was LT 2 and 3.
As part of Students' Week Programme, ICICI Foundation conducted an awareness programme; ICICI representative Mainak Chakraborty stressed several aspects of digital and financial literacy and how they could be instrumentalized in the career progression of our students. The talk was followed by an interactive session where students raised some pertinent questions and made important observations related to digital and financial literacy. In overall estimation, it was a very fruitful discussion for the students and sensitized them to the nuances of career progress in this field.
Parents Teachers' Meet of Semester 1 students were conducted
by respective Departments in their designated rooms, marking a
successful end to the Students' Week programme.