Coordinator: Dr. Reeta Khosla
The college Garden committee continued its effort to green and beautify the college campus. A new rose garden was created and new plants were added to the herbal garden. The vermicompost unit was extended to yield larger quantity of vermicompost.
Our College once again put up a wonderful performance at the 56th Annual Flower Show of the University of Delhi by getting 178 prizes, 5 cups and a trophy. The college also won the ‘Kalicharan Aggarwal Award’, the ‘MeenakshiGopinath Cup’ for the best Herbal Garden and the ‘Kalindi College Trophy’ for the Hanging Basket competition. The college rose garden and rock garden also won prizes.
Coordinator: Dr. Reeta Khosla
It was an eventful year for the college garden committee. The completion of the Rock Garden, the Rose Garden and the Herbal Garden has added to the beauty of the college campus.
The college kept up its tradition of winning accolades at the 55th flower show of the University of Delhi by winning 154 prizes and 8 cups.
Among many other awards, the college also won the Kalindi College trophy for money plant basket, the Vallabhbhai Patel Chest cup for the best roses, the Kirorimal College cup for the best cacti, the Delhi School of Social Work cup for overall best hanging basket.
The gardeners of the college did the college proud by winning the Indian School of International Studies Cup for highest marks in the best mali category.
Zakir Husain Delhi College Girls Association organized a variety of programs that focused on overall development of the girl students.
Brief details of the programs conducted by the association during this academic year are:
An interactive session on Women Issues was conducted on October 5, 2015 by DrSamritiUppal, the visiting Gynecologist to the college.
A five day self-defense workshop was organized in collaboration with Delhi Police from October 6 – October 10, 2015.
A rangoli competition using plant waste only was held on February 19, 2016. The students participated in these events with great enthusiasm.
The association will also be holding the “Talent Search” Program on March 18 and March 21, 2016 during which various extracurricular activities like debate, singing mehndi art, food art, hidden talent and dance will be organized. This competitive event receives overwhelming response from the students every year. The preliminary rounds for singing and dance competitions were held in February 2016.
The association hopes to organize more activities in future for the benefit of students.
Coordinator: Dr. Anita Katna
This year the Girls Association organized a Self-Defence Workshop and a program on cancer awareness. Various extracurricular activities like mehendi, rangoli, poster-making and debatewere also held.
Co-ordinator: Dr Anita Katna
The society has always focussed on organizing a range of programs for the overall development of girl students. In November the society conducted a logo competition for selecting a logo for the society. This was followed by a talk on ‘Women’s Health and Well Being’ by Dr.MamtaSaxena from GLM Hospital.
A talent search program as well as many competitive events like mehendi, rangoli and poster making were organisedby the association in February, 2013.
In March the Girls Association organised a ‘Self Defence Workshop’ conducted by Delhi Police personnel. A demonstration of the self-defence skills for girls was given on March 19, 2013.
NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT CLUB
Coordinator: Dr. R. Prabhakar Rao
The Ecology Society of Zakir Husain Delhi College was established with the main aim to raise awareness about environmental degradation and has so far achieved high measures of success.
This year the Ecology Society kicked off its activities with the inaugural talk by Ms BAHAR DUTT, a renowned wildlife journalist and an environmentalist followed by a visit by one of the most talked about NGOs around the globe “GREENPEACE”. Our next initiative was to educate the youth about trees by organising a TREE CENSUS under the guidance of Ms PADMAVATI DVIVEDI President and Founder of NGO COMPASSIONATE LIVING.
During DIWALI the society, with the help of NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS) started an ANTI CRACKER CAMPAIGN along with the agenda to prevent CHILD LABOUR. In our much loved festival of colours, HOLI, the group organised a sale-cum-promotional event of organic and eco-friendly harmless colours and sensitised people about the effects of using the conventional chemical based colours.
On 9th of March the Ecology Society went on a one day educational trip to ASOLA-BHATTI Wildlife Sanctuary with around 50 students to experience the beauty of nature. Every student was asked to prepare a report about their experience and share their views and insights.
The ecology society students got the chance to join a global network of activists committed on taking the greatest challenge of our times, CLIMATE CHANGE. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps was founded by Nobel Laureate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2006. On February 22-24, 2015 the ecology society students got the chance to get trained personally by AL GORE and share information and skills during the training programme.
Coordinator: Dr. Malti Gupta
A campaign for a ‘Cracker-free Diwali’ was organized by the Nature and Environment Club.
The club also organized a one day ‘Environmental Education Trip’ to Khurja where students learnt about energy conservation and small scale eco-friendly industries.
The club also organized a painting competition and a trip to the Yamuna Biodiversity Park at Wazirabad.
Co-ordinator: Dr.Malti Gupta
The club screened Planet Earth – Pole to Pole a BBC documentary in October, 2012. In January, 2013, the club organised day long activities based on the environmental protection including making rangolis from biodegradable waster. Besides this a‘Herbal Haat’ and exhibition and sale of organic and natural products like haldi, honey and rajma was held in the college in February.
Al Gore during the training programme at Ambience Kempinski Hotel
A guided trip to the Asola Wildlife Sanctuary was organised for the purpose of understanding our indigenous biodiversity.
The students also participated in a workshop on ‘Rhythms from the Riverbanks’ organized by TERI.
NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT CLUB
Coordinator: Dr. Malti Gupta
On 22ndSeptember 2011, a documentary by Sanjay Kak, In the Forest Hangs A Bridge, was screened.The club organised an exhibition-cum-sale of Organic foods, Natural products, seeds and seedlings, by the farmers from Uttaranchal through BeejBachaoAndolan and Vividhara on 2nd February, 2012 in the Auditorium Foyer and a sale of natural colours to promote a safe Holi was held in March. A photo exhibition by Ajay Mahajan on Nature Nurtures ~ Lives and Livelihoods received a good response by the visitors. On 7thFebrurary 2012, the Club organised an excursion for the students to the Aravali Biodiversity Park.
NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC):
Coordinator: Captain (Dr.) M. M. Raheman
Zakir Husain Delhi College is known as the pride of the 7 Delhi Battalion in the Group ‘C’. Under the superb and enterprising guidance of our NCC officer, Captain (Dr.) M. M Rahman we are proud to be a part of the Delhi Directorate. The session 2014-15 witnessed a series of significant achievements. Camps are an integral part of a cadet’s life and the cadets of Zakir Husain Delhi College participated in full gusto.
Coordinator: Capt. (Dr.) M.M. Raheman
Zakir Husain Delhi College is known as the pride of 7 Delhi Battalion in the Group C. Like every year, 2013-2014 also witnessed a series of significant achievements.
(1) 25 cadets from our college were a part of the ‘Army attachment camp & combined by 14 Sikh’ in Meerut cantonment.
(2) In May – June 2013 CATC was organized by Group Headquarter ‘C’ at Delhi Cant in which 46 cadets from our college participated and won many prizes in different activities. Some of these are:
Ist Prize in painting competition won by SUO Nikhil Kumar Rajput,
Ist prize in Debate competition won by JUO Dileep Kumar,
Ist prize in 400 metre won by JUO FirozAlam
Ist Prize in 100 metre won by cadet Rahul.
In January 2014, another CATC was organized by C Group at Safdarjung Enclave in which 96 cadets of our college participated.
(3) National Integration Camp or NIC at Jammu & Kashmir organized by the “Society of National Integration & the Ministry of Defence” was headed by JUOHimanshu Joshi.
In the NIC at Chennai SUO Nikhil Kumar Rajput, JUONitish, JUO Nitin & cadets Ashok won first prize in the ‘Culture Competition’.
The NIC Udaipur held at Rajasthan was lead by JOU Kamal, JOULakshay, cadet Suneel, cadet Vikas and cadet Manish. The cadets also won first prize in the volleyball competition.
(4) Chief Minister’s Rally :
Ten cadets of our college participated in the Chief Minister’s Rally organized by Delhi Police on 25th January, 2014. These cadets are: SUO Nikhil Kumar Rajput, JUO Abdul Karim, SUO Rajeev Sharma, cadet Nityanand, cadet Vikas Sharma, cadet Ashok, cadet Jagdish, cadet Ismile, cadet Kamal, cadet Vikas.
(5) The All India Adventure Trekking Camp – 2013 was held at Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Our cadets – JUOFirozAlam, SUO Nikhil Raj Put, JUONitish, cadet Arshad participated in this camp.
Our cadet Mustkeem, Deepak and Ashok won IInd prize in singing and cadetFirozAlam won the Ist prize in athletics. .
(6) Amar JawanJyoti (AJJ) :
Another special camp which is dedicated to the martyrs of the country is the Amar JawanJyoti at India Gate. 31 candidates from all over the country are selected to present the Guard of Honour. We are proud to say that every year 12-15 of our cadets regularly get selected for this. This year too JUOHimanshu Joshi, SUO Nikhil Kumar Rajput, JUO Karim, cadet Arshad, cadet VikasShakya, JUO Rakesh, cadet Vikas from our college were selected to present the Guard of Honour.
(7) Thal Sainik Camp (TSC)
Thal Sainik camp is one of the highest and most prestigious camps in NCC. It is tough to even get selected for participation in this camp. Cadets from our college have however been regularly getting selected for this camp. This year JUO Abdul Karim was selected for this highly reputed ThalSainik Camp & represented our college at all India level.
(8) Participation in the Republic Day Camp (RDC) is a rare honour and the ultimate dream of every cadet. Every year 5-6 cadets from our college get selected for this camp. This year too 6 cadets from our college got selected for the camp, out of whom JUO Abdul Karim’s performance has been outstanding.
(9) Indian Military Academy (IMA):
IMA is a very significant NCC camp held at Dehradun. 121 cadets are selected for this camp from all over India out of which 6 are from Delhi Directorate. Only one cadet was selected from 7 Delhi Battalion ‘C’ group this time and he was Rajiv Sharma from our college.
(10) TheNCC Unit also celebrated its Inter College Annual festival “Salute 2014” in the presence of several dignitaries.
Coordinator: Dr. D. Chao
North-East Cell of the college organized its first seminar cum cultural programme this year. Students displayed the traditional attires of different communities of the region in a beautifully choreographed show.
NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC):
Co-ordinator: Lt. M.M. Rehman
The consistency of high achievement over the years has established the reputation of Zakir Husain Delhi College as the pride of the 7 Delhi Battalion group ‘C’. The NCC unit of the college repeated its remarkable achievements through the year and achieved spectacular success in many categories and activities of NCC.
Cadet Abdul Karim and CadetVikasShakiya from our college were selected to participate in the “Republic Day Camp” which is considered to be the most prestigious camp in NCC.
NCC cadets from our college participated in many important camps like
Our college cadets made their presence by winning various prizes in different categories.
It is with a great sense of pride that we announce that 17 of our cadets were selected for the presentation of the Guard of Honour to the martyrs at Amar JawanJyoti, Delhi.
The following cadets also took part in the wreath laying ceremony:
Senior Under Officer Rahul Gautam and Senior Under Officer Rajesh Mathur were the Air Guard Commander and the Army Guard Commander respectively.
Cadets from our college were also selected for the “Prime Minister’s Rally” held on January 28, 2013.
The inter-college annual festival of NCC- Salute-was organized on March 2, 2013. Lt Col Yaspal Ahalwat and IPS officer IngitPratap Singh graced the occasion with their presence.
NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC):
Coordinator: Lt. Cdr M.M. Raheman
The NCC unit of Zakir Husain College, as part of 7 Delhi Battalion, Group ‘C’ under Delhi Directorate is known for its excellence and achievements and is also considered to be the pride of the NCC. Camps are held annually, as they are a part of every cadet’s life. Numerous camps were held at various levels which further enhanced the courage, inner strength and character of the cadets
Under the superb and enterprising guidance of our NCC Officer, Lt. (Dr.) M.M. Raheman, we are proud to be a part of the Delhi Directorate. We all know that our duty is our religion and our motto is our pride. As always, the session 2011-2012 also witnessed a series of significant achievements. The curiosity of cadets, their zest for learning and their hard work to prove themselves reached its zenith. Camps are an integral part of a cadet’s life, not only to enhance their courage, but also mirror their own strength in various spheres of adventure. Such types of activities allow a cadet to enhance his efficiency, both physically and mentally.
Our NCC Cadets have once again shown us that the prestige of the college and upholding the nation’s pride and integrity is their duty without any question. This also reflects the fact that the youth of India are ever ready to win and overcome and challenges that come their way.
Coordinator: Dr.Pawan Kumar
Continuing with its firm belief in cinema as an instrument of education, the Bioscope Society organized the screening of some classic Hindi films like Gandhi, Pyaasa and Do Aankhein Barah Haath.
Coordinator: Pawan Kumar
The Bio-Scope Society has worked throughout the year to create awareness among students by regular screenings of new issue-based movies, followed by discussions.
Chimera: Photography and Videography Club
Coordinator: Dr.Fahim Ansari
Chimera completed one year on the 28th of September 2015. The Delhi University Photographers’ Club (DUPC) organises regular photowalks which are open to all members of CHIMERA. The first workshop organised by DUPC was at Jesus & Mary College. The Club organised a workshop, conducted by Anirudh Shrivastava on the rules of exposure, composition rules, attachments and accessories, white balance and dynamic frames. The Club covered several events organised by the Arts and Culture Society of the college on the occasion of Independence Day, ”Jasma Odan”, the fresher’s take off, “Ta Na De Re Na” and the Aadab annual fest. The students participated in many online and offline photography competitions organised by colleges across Delhi NCR. They also visited a farm near Mayur Vihar for a photo-expedition.
Co-ordinator: Dr.Mohd. Fahim
The college photography club was inaugurated only five months back. It has however been very active and has organised workshops and discussions in areas like ‘Photography and Light’, wildlife photography and macro photography. The students also went for photo-walks through Dilli Haat, INA and Hauz Khas. They also covered many college events like the play, “Kabira Khadah Bazaar Main” and the “Freshers’Takeoff”
DEBATING SOCIETY (DebSoc)
Co-ordinator: Dr. M.M. Rehman
The members of the debating society brought accolades to the college by participating in and winning a number of national and state level debate competitions.
Saurabh Dwivedi and Manoj Yadav won the rolling trophy in the Lady Irwin College debate competition and bagged the second position in the Durga Bari state level memorial debate competition.
Rakesh Talukdar and Aditya Acharya were the winners in the Miranda House memorial debate competition.
Rakesh Talukdar also won the second position in the national debate organized by the Delhi University StudentsUnion.
Coordinator: Dr. Ramesh Mehta
Debsoc, apart from organising the Intra-College and inter college debate and declamation, actively participated in Inter College and National debate competitions. An orientation of fresh debaters and an Intra college debate competition were held. College debating team of Manoj Kumar Yadav, Saurabh Dwivedi, Ashirvaad Hazarika, Aditya Acharya and others took part in debates and won laurels for the College. Continuing its excellent spree of past three years this year we won the inter-college rolling trophies including the one from Kalindi College.
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)
Coordinator: Mr.Mukesh Kumar Jain
The volunteers organized a help desk to guide and share information with students seeking admission in our college. The orientation programme, chaired by eminent scientist and a college governing body member, Dr. Shahid Jameel; was held in September 2014 to enroll volunteers. Two students, Sukhram and Mohit Kumar, both from Hindi (Hons.) III year; were selected for the Pre-Republic Day Parade. Two students, Deepak Kumar and Rohit Kumar, both from Hindi (Hons.) III year; were selected and participated in the Nineteenth National Youth Convention and Festival by the Government of India, at Guwahati, Assam. The Swach Bharat Abhiyan initiated by the Government of India was carried forward by organizing regular cleanliness drives, especially during Students elections week. The candidates lent a helping hand by advocating a litter free campaign. A number of activities were organized under the cleanliness drive such as poster making competition, holding an exhibition and observing weekly inspection of college. The other activities organized during the year included:-
Program Officer: Dr.NadiraArif
The NSS unit of college continued the tradition of welcoming newcomers by setting up a Help Desk during admissions for the session 2013-14.
In response to a call given by NSS, University of Delhi, to help flood victims of Uttrakhand, volunteers collected clothes, woollens, utensils medicines and eatables and handed these over to Goonj – an NGO. An activity based interactive workshop was held to help students to positively develop their personalities. A poster competition was also held.
A seminar on children with special needs, with a focus on mental disability was also organised. A Blood Donation Camp organised by the Red Cross Society where a large number of students donated blood.
Several Students also participation in National Camps and Programs.
Sachin Kumar Verma , BA (Hons) English, III Yr, attended the NSS Mega Cultural Camp at Bangalore University
Anupkumar, BA (Hons) Hindi, III Yr, attended Pre Republic Day Camp at Mohali, Chandigarh
Sushmita Mukherjee, BA (Hons) Hindi, III Yr, participated in the International Volunteer Day Program held in Delhi.
Keeping up with the tradition of sensitizing and assisting students, the NSS unit of the college organised the Help Desk for admissions at the start of the academic term.
NSS volunteers helped in the organization of Independence Day assembly and distributed wearable flags to all participants.
The NSS organised several social service campaigns such as a cancer awareness program, an anti- drug and anti-ragging campaign, a ‘nukka dnatak‘ on safety of women, as well as a blood donation camp.
Volunteers also visited Cheshire Home and cheered up the inmates.
QUIZ SOCIETY (Quintessence)
Coordinator: Dr. SangeetaPandita
The Quiz Society ‘Quintessence’ organized a series of inter-college quizzes featuring General Quiz, India Quiz, Business Quiz and Science and Technology Quiz. The Society’s annual inter college event saw the ‘Quintessence’ members like Kartik Puri, Saawan Singh, Piyush Goel and others representing our college at various inter college and national level quizzes and bagging podium positions.
Co-ordinator: Dr. Ratnum K. Wattal
The Quiz Society of the college organized Quiz olypmpics, a series of intra college quizzes in areas like sports, music, entertainment, mythology amongst. An exclusive “Women Achievers Quiz” was also conducted only for women.
Quintessence members represented and competed in quiz competitions organised by FICCI, AIMA, NIIT, IIT, the embassy of Sweden, the British Council and many DU colleges. Our student Kartik Puri won the inter-university quiz organized by ITS.
The society also organised the inter-collegiate event, Quintessence – a three day quizzing event in March 2012.
Coordinator: Dr. Ratnum Kaul Wattal
Quintessence, the quiz society, organized a total of 7 intra college quizzes and 6 inter college quizzes in the college for the 2011-12 session. The society flagged of its activities by hosting a Quiz Week in the College Auditorium which was held in September 2011. QUINTESSENCE- the inter college quiz competition from 29th January- 2nd February 2012. Salil Singh and JitenderBisht represented the college at the Nobel Prize quiz hosted by the Swedish embassy on October 2011. Uddipan Sharma came 1st in the Cricket quiz organized by AIIMS as part of Pulse 2011 on August 2011. He later came 2nd in the sports quiz organized as part of the same event. Prakash Pathak came 3rd in the Bollywood quiz hosted as a part of Pulse 2011 at AIIMS. Uddipan Sharma came second in the sports quiz hosted as part of Antaragni 2011 at IIT Kanpur. Besides, Jasojeet Mukherjee came 3rd amongst apool of 5000 participants in Quiz Guru 2012 which was organized by ITS, Ghaziabad at their college premises in February 2012. Jitender Bisht and Saad Ashraf were the college winners of the same event which was held on February 2012 at the college.
Coordinator: Ms.Sayema Ahmed
In February, the 27th Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament was held in the College and the College team retained the Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament Trophy for the second consecutive year defeating the Jamia Millia Islamia team in a tie breaker. The team also won the First Invitational Inter-College Youth League 2014. Six footballers represented the University of Delhi at the North Zone and the All-India Inter-University Football Championship. The College Judo team bagged the second place in the Inter-College Judo Competition organized by the Delhi University Sports Council. The Chess Team stood fourth in the Inter-College Chess Tournament organized by the Delhi University Sports Council.
Coordinator: Mr. S. Shaheen
Four Footballers of our College also got the honour of representing the University of Delhi at North Zone & All India Inter-University Football Championship held at Kerela. It was after many years that the University of Delhi got the third place here. The following players of our College were members of the University team:
College teams of Chess, Cricket, Basketball, Volleyball, Judo, Taekwando, and Table Tennis participated in the Inter-College and other open tournaments. The volleyball (Men) and Table Tennis (women) reached the quarter finals of the Inter-College tournaments.
Co-ordinator: Dr. R. Prabhakar Rao
The college football team was the runners up in the inter-college football championship organized by the Delhi University Sports Council. The team was the champion in the Chibber Memorial inter college football tournament organized by St. Stephen’s college.
The College hosted the prestigious Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament at Dr Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi in February, 2013. It was the silver jubilee edition of the tournament and 20 teams participated in the tournament.
The Judo and Taekwondo team of the college won several medals in various inter college and state level competitions.
The college cricket team won the Tangelo Sports League organized by Jamia Milia Islamia by beating Amity University, NOIDA this year.
In this year, 5 football players and 1 judo player from the college got the opportunity to represent the University in the inter university competitions.
Arts and Culture Society ‘Dhvani’
Coordinator: Dr. Babita Kaula
This year the Society decided to have two major series of workshops to not only train talented and interested students in music and theatre but also expose them to the discipline and values that need to be followed for the pursuit of art and aesthetics. It was with this in mind that professionals such as Surendra Sharma from National School of Drama and Sandeep from Gandhrava Mahavidayala were requested to conduct 3 to 4 weeks long workshops with students which resulted in the production of “Muawaze”, a play by Bhisham Sahni, and a musical performance of songs from Bulle Shah, Amir Khusroe and others, supported by the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Gandhi Bhavan and National Foundation of Communal Harmony. The Society started its activities with a presentation on the eve of Independence Day. Our students also had the honour to be invited to perform in the inaugural programme of Antardhwani – the first cultural festival of University of Delhi. We are proud to report that many of our talented students participated and won prizes in different inter-college and inter-university programmes.
The Arts and Culture Society was sanctioned a grant by the Ministry of Culture for organising various activities in this academic year
Arts and Culture Society conducted a theatre workshop followed by the play ‘Punchlight’, directed by Shri Surendra Sharma from National School of Drama. A music workshop was also conducted by Ms. SawaniMudgul from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, which led to the performance ‘Ta, Na, De, Re, Na.’ The society also organised yoga and dance workshops that were also conducted by Sh. Lokesh Bhardwaj.
Besides its aesthetic focus, the society also has many social commitments that occasioned in a visit to the Cheshire Home of people with special needs where the students interacted with the inmates and entertained them.
Members of the society also worked with the Election Commission of India and campaigned about the right to vote.
The members of the society presented patriotic songs during the celebration of the Independence Day in the college. They also participated and won several prizes at Antardhwani– the cultural festival of the University of Delhi.
Coordinator: Dr. Babeeta C. Kaula
This year the Arts and Culture Society conducted a month long series of annual theatre workshops culminating in the performance of the play ‘Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein’. They also presented the play ‘Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya O Jamya Nai’. The students were invited for a special performance of the play at Gandhi Darshan, Raj Ghat.
The students were also invited by the government to perform a programme for a visiting Chinese Youth Delegation as well as by the Delhi University Culture Council.
The college band ‘Dravaka’ was short-listed as one of the top eight bands at the IIT Kanpur fest Antaragini. It was also short-listed by winning an online voting competition to perform at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Noida.
The students also participated actively in various inter-college events and in Antardhwani, the annual Delhi University festival.
Coordinator: Dr. Babeeta Kaula
Arts and Culture Society, continues its efforts in preserving and strengthening our rich cultural heritage. With the fresh batch of students inducted this year, the College organised a series of workshops in theatre, dance and music. These workshops were followed by performances such as “Jasma Odan” a Gujarati folk play directed by Surendra Sharma and “Ta Na De Re Na 2015 – Santo ki Vaani ” a musical performance directed by Arindam Mukhopadhyay from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. The College choir was invited by the Culture Council of the University of Delhi to perform on several occasions such as Antardhwani, Patel Jayanti and Foreign Students’ Orientation Programme. Students were also invited by the Department of Environment, Government of NCT to present a street play “Say No to Crackers” at Dilli Haat INA. The students of the Dance society participated in various intercollege festivals and won prizes at Gargi college, Miranda House and Hindu college for Indian Classical Duet.More recently,on 20th.March,the Shakespeare Society of India hosted its Annual National Seminar on the theme “Shakespeare and the Street”.On their invitation, our theater group performed “Jaafar”,the Urdu adaptation of Julius Caesar.They were awarded Runner-up position in this National event.the lead actor Zeeshan Khan was declared Runner-up Best Actor.Their performance was appreciated by one and all.I would like to share and quote what Prof.Jonathan G Harris,President Shakespeare Society of India wrote to me in his letter of appreciation, and I quote”The audience were transfixed by their performance,and the applause at the end was robust.The troupe performed with a mixture of passion and professional expertise that did them,and Zakir Husain Delhi college,proud”.