MNDC’s Lokshahi Utsav 2018 was celebrated on Tuesday, 30th January, 2018. Students of F.Y.B.Com., S.Y.B.Com. and T.Y.B.Com. celebrated the Democracy festival by participating in the Essay writing, poetry writing and poster making competition.
The topics for the competition were:
- Democracy in my home
- India is my country
- Unemployment and its impact on Democracy
- What I understand by Democracy
- Where I find Democracy in day-to-day life
- Democracy and Judiciary
The students were asked to write essays and poetry in the class room after discussions and interaction with them on the topics on hand. It was an interesting exercise where students got an opportunity to think, brainstorm and write on topics that are important in the current scenario.
Students were asked to prepare posters at home and submit them for the poster making competition.
The valedictory ceremony for MNDC’s Lokshahi Utsav 2018 was organized on 31st January, 2018 at 6.00 p.m. in the college campus ground floor multipurpose hall. The chief guest for the event was Ms. Uma Ranade an MA in Media & Cultural Studies, M.A. in Sociology and a visiting faculty at S’t Xavier’s College. She spoke on the topic “Nationalism” where she drew from history how the term evolved and how Mother India changed her form and representation from period to period. While she drew from history several illustrations she finally brought her attention to the burning problems the citizen of India are facing. She explained to them the state of affairs and made them think and answer several hard hitting questions. Reality is difficult to face but we are responsible for our own situation is how she summed it up. Ms. Sangeeta Shroff, member of Stree Mukti Sanghatana was the second resource person who spoke about the importance of voting and the right and responsibility to vote. She sang a song that described the state of affairs of our country and the responsibility of the people to set things right.
Prizes for the winners of the essay writing competition, poetry writing competition and poster making competition were given away by the Chief Guest Ms. Uma Ranade, Guest of Honour Ms. Sangeeta Shroff and Principal Dr. Padma Rangan. Students were invited to share their thought and ask questions to the resource persons. It was an interactive session and the participants were rapt in attention from start to finish.
It was a day well spent celebrating Lokshahi (Democracy) and drawing the attention of the students towards their role and responsibility in its functioning.