| Students of Patna Women’s College celebrate Christmas on the college premises on Tuesday. Picture by Rohan Kumar |
Patna, Dec. 21: Patna Women’s College was painted in the colours of Christmas today.
The premises was decorated with shiny stars and colourful ribbons. Melody of carols filled the air and added zing to the celebrations around.
The day started with the screening of a half-an-hour Christmas movie that showed the story of Mary and Joseph. The second act of the day covered all the classical elements.
Students sang Tere liye mere liye aaya ishwar insan bankar to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The final act of the day was a play by the students.
The play showed the corruption plaguing the system all around. Scientists were shown carrying out bogus experiments, politicians minting money by unfair means and the tech-savvy generation involved in cyber crimes.
The students ended the day with a Hindi carol — Disha disha mein gunj raha hai janma ek shishu mahan.
Principal Doris D’Souza shared the message of Christmas with the students. She said: “At the end of a long day, you should remember to forgive the people who have hurt you and ask for forgiveness from the people you have hurt. Sharing is my message for Christmas. However, sharing does not mean sharing money. You should share your time with the near and dear ones around you.”
Faculty members and students, alike, shared their Christmas memories.
Shefali Roy, a faculty member in the political science department, said: “I was a student of this college as well. One year, one of my friends who had dressed up as Santa fell on the stage and got hurt. However, when we tried to help her get back on her feet she insisted that we dont help her as it was her chance to help others as Santa.” For Sister Abha, who is a student at the college the Christmas she decorated at her manger was the best. “I was a seven-year-old and decorated the manger with my own hands. It is my best Christmas memory. My childhood was spent in Jharkhand and my mother could not understand what I was doing. But on Christmas morning she was exceptionally happy with my work,” she said.