| Students of Patna Science College at their farewell party . Pictures by Ashok Sinha
Juniors bid their seniors adieu at different colleges of Patna University this week.
As the last few weeks of the final year comes near, we know it’s time to say goodbye.
Being a student of Patna Women’s College, it is matter of great pride for me to graduate from the institution.
Finally came the day of farewell. All of us dressed in our best. The college grounds looked colourful. The event started with the lighting of the lamp and cultural programmes by our juniors. Like every year, Miss Patna Women’s College competition was held where one student among all of us was crowned.
Everyone clicked photographs with friends and teachers all around the college.
The programmes ended up with the principal’s speech. She blessed all of us and asked to follow the slogan of college: “Go ahead and conquer knowledge”.
These memories will remain fresh in our minds and we shall cherish them throughout our life.
National Service Scheme, a wing of Sri Arvind Mahila College, organised a breast cancer awareness programme at the institute on February 27. Gynaecologist Dr Sarika Roy inaugurated the event and said a little awareness can help women prevent themselves from the disease.
She said: “Women whose menstrual cycle starts at an early age of 11-12 years, have a slightly higher risk of developing breast cancer. Since childhood, girls should exercise or practise yoga, so that it can help regularise their menstrual cycle and in turn will reduce the chances of developing the disease.” If a girl has a breast lump, she must consult a doctor immediately, Dr Roy added.
Almost 80 per cent of women seek treatment at the final stage of the disease. Speaking on the occasion, Asha Singh, principal of Sri Arvind Mahila College, said students should check their lifestyle habits. She also added that the college is planning to start a health centre on the campus that will help the students get regularly check-up.
Jai Prakash Narayan All India Institute of Medical Sciences (JPNAIIMS) organised the five-day annual sports event, Kaizen 2013, from February 27 to March 3.
The event worked as an ice-breaking session between the students and the faculties. Stressing the importance of sports in developing a healthy body and mind, G.K. Singh, the director of JPNAIIMS, said: “We advise our patients to stay fit. But we can’t give advice to others unless we don’t follow them. Doctors should also stay fit and sports can help them in a great way to maintain in shape.”
Around 15 different indoor and outdoor games, including badminton, cricket, table tennis, high jump, long jump, disc throw, chess, carom and shot-put, were organised. Two teams competed in a badminton match, with the faculty members representing the director’s team and students representing the proctor’s team.
The former team beat the latter by 21-7 and 21-8.
A kavi goshthi or poets’ meet was organised at St Xavier’s College of Education on February 23. The topic for the meet was “Our College”.
Sixteen BEd students took part in the competition. Principal Father Thomas Perumalil congratulated the students who took part in the event and said: “Poetry is not everyone’s cup of tea. Taking part in such competitions is important for BEd students, as they, too, will have to organise similar competitions in the course of their teaching careers.”
Mary Irene Osta won the first prize while Shree Prakash and Anumeha came second and third respectively.
Eye on growth
Speakers focused on development on the third and final day on March 3 of Development Meet, 2013, organised by Central University of Bihar at a city hotel.
Vijoy Prakash, principal secretary, planning and development, praised the growth rate of Bihar at the valedictory function.
“A few years ago, people use to say that we should separate Bihar from the map of the country. Now, they share the growth story of Bihar,” he said.
Prakash added that the contribution of the state to the national GDP was increasing every year. “The transparency of governance in the state is responsible for the economic growth,” he said.
Janak Pandey, vice-chancellor, Central University of Bihar, announced that the centre for development studies would work on a bigger project related to development issues of Bihar.