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LAD College opens its festive doors for girls from across Nagpur college campuses for ‘AURA’

LAD College’s first ever intercollegiate fest AURA in Nagpur

One of the oldest and reputed colleges of Nagpur – LAD (Lady Amritbai Daga College for Women of Arts, Commerce and Science) – for the first time opened its festive doors for girls from across Nagpur college campuses for its intercollegiate cultural fest ? AURA. With Nation Next as its media partner, the fest aims at providing a holistic platform for the students to express themselves through performing arts, artistic competitions and even battles of wits.

AURA – an out of the box three-day intercollegiate cultural fest, where the entry is restricted to the girls students only, begins from tomorrow i.e. January 17 to 20 January on both the campuses – Shankar Nagar and Seminary Hills – of LAD College. While half of the events are being organised on Shankar Nagar campus, rest of them will take place on Seminary Hills campus. Keeping the spirit of the girl power? in mind, LAD College has introduced events like Turn Coat (where participants would be given few minutes to speak ?for? and against? a topic), Lit Up Dress Competition (where girls are supposed to dress up as characters from their favourite books, movies, TV series or cartoons), etc.

One of the events that needs a special mention is Swachcha Bharat Abhiyaan, which aims at bringing out the creativity of students by combining craft and waste management. Dr Harsha Jharia, coordinator of post graduate Fashion Design, is the incharge of one of the most popular contest ‘Ms LAD Personality Contest.’ While Principal of the college and Coordinator of the cultural fest  Dr Deepali Kotwal, Convener Dr Pooja Pathak and Co-Conveners Dr Ruta Dharmadhikari and Dr Nanda Rathi are spearheading the fest, various students from both the campuses are actively involved in the managing the fest. 

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Nagpur’s LAD College celebrates 90 years of existence at ‘Navrang’

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Bombuflat

Nagpur’s esteemed educational institution LAD College celebrated 90 years of existence at a valedictory function called ‘Navrang’ on May 7, 2022. Nagpur District Collector and Magistrate R Vimala was the chief guest at the function.

Prominently present at the occasion were Dr Avinash Deshmukh (Vice President, Women’s Education Society), Dr Harsha Jharia (Chief Administrative Office, WES) Dr Deepali Kotwal (Principal, LAD College), Dr Nanda Rathi (Co-Ordinator of the year-long celebrations), Dr M Pantula, (Treasurer, WES), Pratiksha Mayee, entrepreneur Shilpa Agrawal, alumnae, students and faculty members.

During her address, R Vimala spoke about the essence of solidarity, fraternity and humility to achieve success on humanitarian grounds. Dr Deshmukh reiterated the thoughts put forth regarding women development for the progression of the society.

Dr Kotwal expressed her gratitude towards all those who consistently worked towards the dream set forth by YM Pathak since 1932 and acknowledged the contribution of each LADian. Shilpa Agrawal, alumni of the college, was felicitated during the occasion for her contribution towards the society as an entrepreneur.

A souvenir, titled Navrang, documenting several voices of its alumnae, teachers and administrators was unveiled by R Vimala and other dignitaries present on the dais. A special feature ‘An Ode to the Institution: Nine Decades Down Memory Lane’ denoting the glorious journey of LAD College was showcased by an award-winning video made by Zainab Burhani.

Dr Rathi informed the gathering with the nine different events marking each decade that were initiated by the college. Another section – Appreciation, Reminiscences and Reunion – had all those associated with the college, express their feelings, emotions and gratitude towards their alma mater. The programme was marked by cultural event comprising of classical dance form performed by students and songs sung by the staff members.

The programme was hosted by Dr Vaikhari Wazalwar, co-convenor of the event and Dr Laila Bhairayya. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr Karuna Ganvir – the convener of the event. The entire teaching and non-teaching staff contributed immensely for the success of the programme.

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Students floor audience with their performances at Gaikwad Patil College’s ‘Flashmob 2K22’

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Students of Nagpur’s Tulsiramji Gaikwad Patil College of Engineering and Technology impressed the audience present with their performances at ‘Flashmob 2K22’ organised by the training and placement department of the college recently.

The event kick started after remarks from Director Dr Prashant Kadu. RJ Nisha from Big FM 92.7 was also present during the event, which also consisted of installation of the Mavericks Students forum. Apart from enabling the students to have some fun, the event also aimed at instilling interpersonal skills, confidence and critical thinking for solving real world problems.

Waseem Qureshi, Shweta Bhoyar, Chetan Jambhulkar, Abhay Rewatkar, Sandeep Thakre, Pravin Petkar, Rohit Deshmukh, Akansha Bhondade, Kavish Gaurkhede and all Mavericks Students forum members worked tirelessly to make the event a grand success.

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Students, parents have fun-filled day at ‘Wonderland’ organised by Jain International School in Nagpur

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Jain International School (JIS), on December 19, hosted a fun fete – Wonderland: A Fun Fiesta’ for the students of JIS and their feeder kindergarten – Little Jewels. At the fete, parents and friends of the students of the school were also invited. The event was a great opportunity for the students to have a fun time with their friends, parents and teachers after a long time.

The theme of the fete was Fantasy. Abiding by the theme, children, parents and teachers were dressed as their favourite ‘fantasy’ character. Following all the COVID-19 protocols strictly, teachers, dressed up as popular fantasy characters, rolled out the red carpet for students and organized a plethora of super exciting activities.

An eye-catching fantasy backdrop coupled with music and dance left the attendees extremely delighted. The event included one-of-a-kind games such as Kill Voldemort and Witchs Hat Ring Toss. Interesting activities related to pottery and tattoo making along with a food court with several delicacies to feast on kept the attendees in good spirits.

Senior Principal Anmol Badjatia and members of the management of Jain International School lauded the teachers and the organizing committee for their efforts in making the event a success.

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