Society Reports

Arts & Culture society 2015-16

The Arts and Culture Society of Zakir Husain Delhi College has always excelled in all its three wings namely Music, Dance and Drama. Over the years it has been bringing home several trophies and prizes won at inter-college level. It has won prizes for acting and direction at several prestigious inter university competitions such as the ones held at N.S.D. and BITS PILANI. It is an extremely active society which tries to inculcate in students a sense of their cultural values and helps them understand the importance of preserving their rich arts and culture heritage.

 Activities during 2015-16

  • The arts and culture society of the college has been very actively engaged in imparting value based education to the students. This year a series of month long theater workshops were conducted by Surendra Sharma. During these workshops a group of almost fifty students were trained and they presented the  play ‘Taj Mahal Ka Tender’.
  • The students of theater society also participated in the Shakespeare Society of India’s national drama competition held at St. Stephen’s college,  and  presented ‘Rana’ an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Richard III. The play was adjudged the best play, and Zeeshan Khan and Arham  Sayeed  Quadri were declared the best actor and best actress respectively.
  • The play received accolade from Jonathan Gill Harris, the president of Shakespeare Society of India. After this performance the theatre group received a special invitation from Ashoka university to perform the play.
  • Another play of the theatre group- ‘Safarnama-’ written  and directed by our own student Zeeshan Khan has been presented in various colleges of Delhi University and also in Jamia Milia Islamia.
  • During the 4th Bhisham Sahni Book Fair in the college, the theatre group staged “Chief ki dawat’ a play written by the esteemed author Bhisham Sahni.
  • The Arts and Culture society also conducted a series of month long workshops in music under the guidance of Mohit Dobhal from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, after which they performed a musical presentation- ta na de re na. The members of the music group were invited by Oxford Book Store to perform in their inaugural program.

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Bioscope society

The film society screens feature films and documentaries by reputed national and international film makers, particularly those which are not usually available on the commercial circuit. Students are introduced to the special features of the films prior to the screening, which are followed by discussion.

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CHIMERA: The Photography Society

The photography Society has been formed with an objective to nurture the photography and creative skills of students. Student members of the society are given an opportunity to cover all the major events organized in the college. Apart from this, workshops on basics of DSLR, as well as photowalks are organized for students to learn various aspects of still and motion photography

Activities during 2015-16

  • The society organized a workshop on the basics of photography and light. In this workshop, members were trained about working of a camera, the law of light and uses of different kinds of lenses.
  • Three photowalks were organized at DilliHaat, PuranaQuila and Delhi Zoo.
  • A member of the society, NabehaAzim of B.A. (H) Philosophy, 3rd Year won the title of “creative bent” at the Photography competition of Daulat Ram College.
  • The society also conducted a workshop on portrait photography. Besides, the members of the society successfully covered all the major events of the college.

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Garden and Greening Committee

Greening of college campus with exotic varieties of trees and shrubs is being carried out by the Garden Committee. Every year the bio diversity is increased by introducing new species. In the 55th University Flower show competition held in March 2013, the college excelled by getting 154 prizes,  8 cups & three  trophies for its various entries of foliage and flowering plants. The trophies include Kalindi College Trophy for best money plant basket ,Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute cup for roses and Delhi School of Social work cup for best hanging basket.

Activities during 2015-16

The garden committee adds to the biodiversity of the College. This year, we have put name plates on trees; and that makes us the only other College in Delhi University to identify and label each tree. We were awarded the second prize in the Flower show for this effort. We have 154 trees, 64  medicinal and other herbs in our herbal garden, 54 cacti and succulents in rock garden and 40 species of annual flowering plants in the college garden. Our malis maintain a vermi compost unit as well.
In the 58th Annual Flower Show of Delhi University, our college won 168 awards and 10 trophies-including the Kalindi college cup for money plant basket. Our college was awarded MeenakshiGopinath Cup for best herbal garden and second prize for the rock garden.

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Girls Association

The Girls’ Association gives the girl students the platform for the expression of their talent in various fields and helps to develop leadership qualities as well.  The exposure they get through this platform prepares the girls to face the challenge which they meet every day.

 Activities during 2015-16

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 Dr. Samriti Uppal, 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.

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Nature and Environment Society (Srishti)

This society comprises of students and teachers interested in environment and ecological issues. Besides environment education, the club members take up environment improvement work in the college and its vicinity. The club also collaborates with other organizations working on similar issues.

Activities in 2015-16

Srishti – the Nature and Environment Society of our College, has been actively raising environmental issues with the help and guidance from teachers and active participation from the students.

  • On August 11, 2015 the society organized a seminar on Management of Coastal Areas in India with MsMeenakshiKapoor from Centre for Policy Research – Namati Environmental Justice Program.
  • A workshop on RTI (Right to Information Act 2005) was organized on August 12, 2015 with RTI activist AkashVashisht.
  • As a part of a recent project, a group of 40 students went to a ‘seed collection and preservation walk’ at AsolaBhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • On September 8, 2015, students planted a nursery at College, as an effort to preserve native trees.
  • An educational trip was organized toKanha Tiger Reserve from the 25th to the 29th of October 2015.
  • Story on Dragonflies, a festival on Odonata, was held on September 18, 2015.
  • MrIshtiyakAhamed, from AsolaBhatti Wildlife Sanctuary conducted two workshops with the students in January 2016. A composting workshop (How to turn organic waste into organic manure) was held on January 12, 2016 with Samidha Bansal from Daily Dump.
  • On 29 January, 2016 , Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), organized an enthusiastic session for the students and raised awareness about methods and benefits of conserving petroleum products and emission reduction.
  • On 29-30 January, 2016,The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) organized the YUVA (Youth Unite for Voluntary Action) Meet by bringing together young people from various parts of India and the world.  Our students participated and won the third prize in the YUVA meet photography competition.
  • On the 27th February 2016, an educational trip to Yamuna Biodiversity Park was organized. The annual festival of the society Jamboree was held on the 16th of March 2016 and was a grand success.

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National Cadet Corps(NCC)

Zakir Husain Delhi College is known as the pride of the 7th Delhi Battalion in the Group ‘C’. Under the guidance of our NCC officer, Captain (Dr.) M .M. Raheman, we are proud to be a part of the Delhi Directorate.

The session 2015-16 witnessed a series of significant achievements. The cadets of Zakir Husain Delhi College successfully participated in various camps. We are proud to annouce that in the REPUBLIC DAY CAMP two of our cadets, CDT. Shubham Chaudhary and CDT. Aniket Rai participated.

  • In the ARMY ATTACHMENT CAMP held in the Meerut cantonment between October and November, 18 cadets from our college participated and they were trained under the guidance of JCOs of the17 Jat Regiment.
Cadets who participated in this camp are SUO Mansoor Khan,
SUO Manpreet Singh Dalal, JUO Ashish Kumar, JUO Abhishek Chaudhary, CDT Akshay Jain, CDT Vikas Kumar, CDT Usman Gani Khan, CDT Mohd. Imran, CDT Komal Singh Kushwaha, CDT Prince Chaudhary, CDT Satish Nishad, and CDT Harish Bhardwaj.
  • The ALL INDIA TREKKING CAMP was organised in Gujarat and 13 cadets of our College were selected. SUO Mansoor Khan and JUO AbhishekChaudhary won the first position in Piloting.
  • The college NCC team also won the second position in the volleyball competition.
Other participants of this camp were – i) CDT Vikas Kumar 
ii)  JUO  Rahul Bhardwaj.
  • Four cadets namely,
i) JUO Abhishek Chaudhary, ii) JUO Ajay Kumar,
 iii) CDT Prince Chaudhary,
 iv) CDT Harish Bhardwaj 

were selected for The CHIEF MINISTER’S RALLY.
  • The Delhi Directorate selected two cadets named are SUO Mansoor Khan and JUO Atul Kumar Singh to participate in the  ADVANCED LEADERSHIP CAMP.
  • In The ANNUAL TRAINING CAMP of the 7 Delhi Battalion organised in September ten of our cadets – SUO Mansoor Khan, II) SUO Manpreet Singh Dalal,
 III) JUO Ajay, IV) JUO Rahul,
 V) JUO Bhupender, 
VI) CDT Pukar, 
VII) CDT Prince
, VIII) CDT Harish Bhardwaj, 
IX) CDT Parveen, 
X) CDT Vikas Kumar participated.
  • In THE COMBINED  ANNUAL TRAINING CAMP of the 7 Delhi Battalion organised in June thirty cadets participated. Some of them are -
I) SUO Mansoor Khan
, II) JUO Ankush, 
III) JUO Atul Kumar Singh
, IV) JUO Pukar
, V)  JUO Rahul Bhardwaj, 
VI)  JUO Washid
, VII) JUO Ajay Kumar, VIII) CDT Vikas Kumar
  • The NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMPS held in October in Tezpur and Siliguri were led by led by JUO Rahul Bhardwaj and JUO Ajay respectively. Along with them eight other cadets of our college also participated in these camp. Some of the participants were- 
I) JUO AbhishekCahudhary, 
II) JUO Rahul, 
III) JUO Rajesh, 
IV) JUO Vikas, 
V) CDT Akshay Jain. JUO Vikas Kumar of our college was selected to participate in the SNOW SKIING CAMP held at Gulmarg.
  • In the prestigious AMAR JAWAN JYOTI event, total 17 cadets of our college were selected. Out of which 8 cadets were selected for Guard Of Honour and 5 cadets were selected for the Wreath Laying Ceremony. CDT Prince Chaudhary was selected as Army Guard Commander.
  • CDT UsmanGani Khan was selected for PARA SLITHERING CAMP.
  • The SPECIAL NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMPheld in NAGALAND was led by JUO Vikas Kumar, who also won the gold medal for national integration awareness presentation. Delhi Directorate selected four of our College namely, 
I)  SUOMansoor Khan, 
II)  JUO Abhishek, 
III) JUO Bhupender, 
IV) JUO Vikas Kumar.
  • Two of our cadets JUO Vikas Kumar and JUO Bhupender Singh were members of the kabaddi team at the NCC national games.
  • 17th NCC ANNUAL FEST, “SALUTE-2016” was organised on 9th March 2016. The chief guest was Mr. Paramaditya, IPS (DCP , central district). Other honourable guests included Yogesh Shukla (member of PAC, Ministry of Railways), Manisha Chaudhary (Deputy Dean,University of Delhi), Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Suvir Shrivastav and Nisha Tyagi (Deputy Dean, University of Delhi.

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National Service Scheme (N.S.S.)

The National Service Scheme unit works on different projects to make valuable contribution to the society and to sensitize our students towards various social issues. It organises programmes of social service both in rural and the urban areas. Students wishing to join NSS should contact any of the following programme officers:

Activities during 2015-16

  • The session started with NSS volunteers organizing admissions Helpdesk. In September 2015 an orientation session was held with Dr. A. K. Singh, President, Rotary Club (Delhi Chapter).
  • To promote girl safety and empowerment, in collaboration with the Girls Association the NSS conducted self defense camp for girls.
  •  A Health Awareness Programme with special reference to Dengue was organized during October, 2015. It received extensive coverage from media including Dilli Aaj Tak.
  • Another remarkable achievement for NSS unit of the college was selection of one student volunteer Ankit Kumar for the Pre-Republic Day Camp from September 25 to October 4, 2015; the training for which took place at Sikar, Rajasthan. This noteworthy accomplishment was furthered by selection of two NSS volunteers, Md. Zubair Ansari – B.A. (H) Hindi III year and Vatan Gupta – B.A. (H) Pol. Science III year in the 20th National Youth Festival, 2015 organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India at Raipur (Chhatisgarh) from 12th to 16th January, 2016.
  • In January, 2016 “Taarunya’16”, the first ever Two- Day National Youth Convention was organized to mark the National Youth Day on the birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Shri Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi; Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament; Swami Shantatmananda, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission and Zeenat Niazi amongst others participated in this convention. During January end, Oil Conservation awareness programme was organized in association with Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA).

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Quiz Society (Quintessence)

Activities during 2015-16

  • The society organized Quizathon, a series of intra-college quizzes in September, 2015. The second season of CONOSCENZA- an inter-college-interschool quiz event, took place on 13th October, 2015.
  • The Annual Inter-College Quizzing Fest-CHAKRAVYUH was held in February, 2016. Quintessence members represented the college at various intercollegiate/national level quizzes and have brought laurels to the college. Our student KartikPuri bagged the second position in World Quiz organized by Youth Forum on Foreign Policy in Guwahati.
  • Quintessence, the Quiz Society of Zakir Husain Delhi College, endeavours foster quizzing skills and promote scholastic excellence and competence among students of the college.
  • The Society organizes many intra college quizzes and one intercollegiate quiz fest, QUINTESSENCE, every academic year. The Society envisions making quizzing a wholesome co-curricular learning experience for students across disciplines.

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Department of Physical Education & Sports Sciences

The College encourages students to participate in various games and sports. Students can join any one of the following game/s subject to eligibility and selection by the respective selection committees: Athletics,  Basketball, Carrom, Chess, Cricket, Football, Judo, Table-tennis, Taekwondo and Volleyball. Soccer is one of the most popular game in our college and prestigious Football Tournament namely Zakir Husian Memorial Football Tournament is hosted by the college since 1987, in which most of the colleges of  Delhi University and other institutions of higher learning also participate. Besides Football, Judo  and Basketball teams have also been performing creditably well in the Inter college and other open tournaments and have won positions  very often.

Activities during 2015-16

The College football team started its season on a winning note. After more than a decade our team regained the prestigious Delhi State Senior Division Institutional Football League Championship. In the 2nd Invitational college youth league our college won the Runners up position. Four players from the team (Deepak Taxak, Ajay Kumar, Mukul Mohindra, Ashutosh Thapliyal) were selected for the Delhi University Football team.In the 28th edition of Zakir Husain Memorial Football Tournament the football team won the title for the third consecutive year. It is a matter of great pride for us that one of the ex-members of the football team VikasRawat led the Delhi State Football team at the Santosh Trophy. Another member of college AmitYadav also played in the Santosh Trophy for Haryana. In addition, the college Cricket, Table Tennis, Athletics teams also participated in the Inter-college championships of Delhi University Sports Council. The college’s Judo, Chess, Basketball and Volleyball teams have been performing consistently. The overall sports environment in the college is quite encouraging as more girls are also showing their willingness to take part in games and sports.

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