|Cimage College director Neeraj Agarwal addresses students during their induction. Telegraph picture
Students of the new academic session of Cimage College learnt about the secret of Bruce Lee’s success at their induction programme.
The two-day programme started on August 23 at Rabindra Bhavan. Addressing the students, college director Neeraj Agarwal said: “Students should try to tap their inner strength and defeat odd situations through courage.”
He also told the students about a letter Bruce Lee — the famous martial arts expert and actor — wrote to himself about his ambition. Lee used to read the letter everyday to remind himself of his ambition.
“You should also write a letter to yourself and read it so that you remember your goals and strive to achieve them,” said the director, who also quoted the Mahabharat and the Ramayan to teach the students about management.
St Xavier’s College, Digha Ghat, has started English proficiency classes for students.
Twelve teachers will impart training to batches of 30 students in speaking English. They will use innovative tools like games and multi-media to teach speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.
The classes will be held thrice a week to help students from Hindi-medium schools. Sister Mudita, the co-ordinator of the classes, said during the launch on August 29: “There is no short cut to learn any language. But English is an easy language. I am sure that the tutorial classes will help transform the lives of the students.”
The students who have enrolled for the classes are very happy with the initiative of the college administration.Ram Kishore Prasad, a BCom student, said: “In this era of globalisation and Internet, English is unavoidable. Naturally, people who don’t know the language are racing to master it.”
Patna Women’s College has started a club to promote AIDS awareness among students.
The Red Ribbon Club was constituted on August 31. Students who became the members of the club would work towards sensitising fellow students about AIDS and HIV. They would organise different programmes to spread awareness about the disease.
Doris D’Souza, principal, Patna Women’s College, was present at the launch of the club, along with AIDS specialist Diwakar Tejaswi, consultant obstetrician Charu Modi and Sanjeev Kumar, assistant professor, cardiothoracic department, AIIMS-Patna. National Service Scheme programme officers of the college, Ameeta Jaiswal and Pushpa Sinha, were also present.
Tejaswi said: “Children of HIV-affected people and AIDS patients, who are also infected by the virus, should be given special care. They are not suffering for any fault of theirs. Doctors should help to educate them and in their rehabilitation.”
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Ajay Krishna, a doctor from Patna Medical College and Hospital, said it was essential to shed our inhibitions and speak about safe sex to spread awareness about AIDS and prevent the disease.
Krishna was addressing a daylong seminar on HIV and AIDS at St Xavier’s College of Education on August 31. Around 135 MEd and BEd students attended it.
“It is necessary to talk about sex, safe sexual practices and how it is affecting life,” he said. Talking about how the disease affected lives, he said the only way to prevent the disease was “Know AIDS for no AIDS.”
Thirty-nine teams took part in a moot court organised by Chanakya National Law University (CNLU).
Organised on August 31, the three member teams at the competition were judged by Patna High Court lawyers Abhinav Srivastva, Ravi Bhardwaj and Ranjeet Kumar.
“The moot court competition is organised every year to prepare teams for the inter-university events,” said third-year student Anshuman.
Registrar S.P. Singh said: “Students of third to fifth years took part in the competition.”
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