Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein
Gone are the days when academic programmes were the only activities organised in colleges and were the focus of all students. With the changing trend we have now noticed a major difference in the field of academics. Students don’t want to be bookworms anymore; they look for other options that could help them in their future. Students feel a sense of belonging to the institution and have higher self-esteem by participating in structured activities like music, dance, performing arts, etc. In addition to this, students are self-motivated and it leads to a happier, healthier and a more cohesive environment.
Abhivyakti means expression. It acts as a catalyst to bring out their hidden talents. It specializes in promoting dance and drama and thus provides an exclusive space for expression to the students of the college. Experts from the field of drama are invited to facilitate drama workshops, script writing training and other street theatre related activities for students and help them in the enactment of various plays for competitions. This Programme is already shaping different possibilities for our students and allowing them to emerge as potential artists. Abhivyakti the dramatics society of Rajdhani college has performed various nukkad natak on each and every aspect of life starting from our theme of gender sensitization to rape case of damini and then a totally different approach of youth i.e. Yuvaan performing in many places like slums of zakhira to Nokia India fest ansal university than into Delhi school of economics where we came second is big cherish able moment for Rajdhani.
The Cultural Committee of Rajdhani College worked tirelessly throughout the academic year on developing Creativity, Enthusiasm, and Positive thinking through Extra-Curricular activities. The session began on a high note with Khadi Day Celebrations on 14th August, 2015 in the College premises where the students, teachers and non-teaching staff were encouraged to wear khadi. Rangoli Competitions beautified the campus.
The next event was the Inter-College Talent Hunt competition- Mosaic 2K15, on 8th -9th October 2015.The event was a big hit with heart winning performances by the students of the college. The event concluded with a memorable performance by the renowned Asmita Theatre Group. The play Court Martial directed by Sh. Arvind Gaur won great applause from the young audience. The Intra-College competition helped the Cultural Committee to select some talented students on the basis of their performances. The Cultural Committee in order to polish these talented gems organized various workshops to enhance their skills in the fields of dance, music and dramatics. The program is already shaping different possibilities for our students and helping them emerge as potential artists. Be it the Music Society, Dance Society or the Dramatics Society, all of them have been regularly indulging in workshops, practices and participations in different Colleges across Universities. Trayambakam, the dramatics society has brought laurels to the college by securing first place at PIET (Kurukshetra University), BRAC (DU), NIIT (Rajasthan) and second prize at WDC event organized by Miranda House (DU). Rubaiyat and Evince, the music and dance societies respectively too have made the College proud with memorable performances and participations in recent past.
The Cultural Committee organized the Annual Cultural Fest -TRANSCEND 2K16 with great zeal on 3rd - 4th march 2016 in the College premises. The whole college campus witnessed an electrifying atmosphere of competitions and celebrations simultaneously. The event sported various competitions like Rangoli and Poster making, Debate, Nukkad Naatak and a very glamorous Fashion show. Sh. Dependra Pathak, ,Joint Commissioner of Police was the Chief Guest for the occasion, while Sh. Harjeet Singh, Hon’ble Chairman, Governing body, Rajdhani College was the Guest of Honour. The event reached its crescendo with an energetic performance by Bollywood rapper-singer Raftaar, who took the excitement in the atmosphere to another level. The enthusiastic crowd sang along through the performance and enjoyed latest Punjabi hits.
In all, it has been an eventful and power packed year for the Cultural Committee. The students and teachers bonded to knit a memorable year.
Dr Suruchi Gautam