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Memory of a lifetime

A Central University of Bihar student introduces herself at Yaadein 2014 on Monday. Picture by Jai Prakash

Second-semester students of Central University of Bihar bade their seniors a memorable farewell on Monday.

Yaadein 2014, as the event was christened, sent off the fourth-semester students on their new journey at the auditorium of Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna. The event started at 12.30pm with the university anthem, Kala Sanskriti, Sarvagyan Ki, Bahe Jahan Vidhya-dhara, creating an aura fit for the occasion. The seniors introduced themselves, impressing all with their presentation.

MTech computer science student Navin Kumar read out the message from former vice-chancellor Janak Pandey, which acknowledged the students’ journey through the university’s trying days.

Sent over mail, it read: “My dear graduating students, it is a matter of great pride for Central University of Bihar to bid farewell to you after successful completion of master degree programmes.”

Pandey, in his message to the students, also said: “The Central University of Bihar must put it on record this historical fact that you are the first batch of MTech degree holders. You have struggled hard to complete your degree during the trying period of nascent years of CUB and you have shown your resilience to work under difficult circumstances and complete the degree requirements without any compromise with quality.”

As part of the cultural programmes bidding the senior students adieu were song and dance, recitals, games and skits. A jugalbandi of Sudhanshu Anand (on the tabla), Abhishek Pathak (harmonium) and Mohammad Salim (flute) earned hearty applause from the audience, comprising students, faculty members, officials and employees of the university. Uday Prakash Sinha, an MSc computer science student, dedicated a performance to Michael Jackson dancing to the King of Pop’s Dangerous.

Mohammad Mudassir Alam, the public relations officer of the university, said Dhirendra Kumar (environment science department) and Shreyas (Centre for Psychological Sciences) were declared Mr CUB and Miss CUB, respectively, out of the graduating batch.

Blood bond

St Xavier’s College of Education, Patna, held a blood donation camp on Saturday in co-ordination with the Holy Family Hospital, Kurji, for its BEd students.

Heading the hospital team was Reena Ranjan, the blood bank in-charge.

Faculty member Madhu Singh gave an orientation earlier, explaining to the students the advantages of donating blood. College principal Father Thomas Perumalil S.J. said: “Donating blood is one of the most noble cause as we don’t know whose life we are saving.”

As many as 42 trainees registered for the blood donation and 26 were finally found fit to donate blood.

F. Mary said: “It was my first time donating blood and I am grateful to the college for giving me this opportunity to serve society.”

Alert senses

Last week, St Xavier’s BEd department did not attend a blood donation camp, it also visited a school for differently abled children.

The students went to Ashadeep in Digha last Wednesday and spent around two hours with the children. St Xavier's College of Education principal Thomas Perumalil S.J. accompanied them.

“Every year, our trainees are taken to Ashadeep so that they can have an experience of working with differently abled children. It’s our duty to take care of these children. We should help them stand firm in society,” he said.

The BEd students were divided into groups and send to different classes. Their work for the day? To guide the students, conduct a survey of their background and teach them English, maths, science and other subjects.

Alisha, one of the BEd students, said: “In the class I was sent to, the students were deaf. I was totally lost on how to express what I had to tell them. But the students were co-operative and able to read my lips and make out what I tried to tell them.”

Mary Murmu, another BEd student, said: “The students were unable to understand my language but through pictures, I was able to teach them.”

Quiz time

Students of different colleges took part in a quiz competition organised by Amity Global Business School on Saturday.

The topic of the day was current affairs, including business, technology, sports and politics. Institute director CBP Srivastava said the college organises such activities from time to time to increase the awareness level of the students. NIT-Patna students Rohit Kashyap and Sonaydeep (BTech second-year) won it.

Srivastava emphasised on the holistic growth of students.

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