The Dpartment of English, UCSSH, ML Sukhadia University, organized 'Aarambh: Student Induction Program' for the students of the department. The program commenced with the Kulgeet. Dr. Minakshi Jain, Head, Department of English, welcomed the guests and introduced the event formally. The program was presided over by Prof. Pradeep Trikha, Associate Dean of University College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Chairperson of Humanities. The program was graced as the Chief Guest of the event by Prof. Hemant Dwivedi of Visual Arts Department. In his address to the students,
Prof. Dwivedi gave his views on the need of such induction programs to the students and expressed concern about the reducing popularity of literature and art subjects among students as compared to the other subjects in the changing times. Describing the importance of Humanities and its subjects, he said that these subjects create and instil human values. He said that we are forgetting to 'read' and 'see' and for this the need for contemplation. In the program, Insia Attari and Fatima Sanwari of the second and the third year of English Honors read self-composed poems, and Gautam Suthar, Jigyasa and Drishti Pant did storytelling. Maheep Paliwal of second year Honours rendered a song. Niveera Soni of Hons I year told a few interesting facts related to English language.
The chairperson of the program, Prof. Pradeep Trikha, addressed the gathering and said that art and literature give us techniques to live life and this is the intrinsic value of humanities. The day marks its importance for the Department as Prof. Trikha laid the foundation of the Literary Forum for the students and informed that a newsletter will also be brought out by the Department under the forum and the information of the same will be given to everyone soon.
As a special guest of the program, Dr. Shahid Parvez from the Department of Visual Arts, interacted with the students as the students showcased the posters made by them. Dr Parvez appreciated their efforts and inspired them to see literature as a form of art. The program was compered by Jasneet Arora and Rukaiya Moomin of III year. In the end, the program coordinator Dr. Bhanupriya Rohila extended a vote of thanks to everyone.