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Library & Reading Room Committee

THE READING ROOM
Chairperson: Ms.Neesha Vinchu
Ex – Officio: Dr. Sangeeta Godbole, Mr. Uddhav Zharekar, Ms. Divya Bhatnagar, Ms. Shilpa More, Ms. Cellina Fernandes
Secretary: Ms Karen D’souza

The Reading Room is associated with the Library. There is a committee organized every year to conduct different activities for the society. Committee has a Student Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer and members. There are five senior teachers as Ex officio and Librarian is a Chair Person of the Committee. The student members get Certificate at the end of the academic year from the Principal in the Annual Fiction Fest.

In addition to these activities The Reading Room also recruit students for Discipline committee, Notice board Committee and vigilance committee for the Library.

BOOK DISPLAY/BOOK DONATION DRIVE
Book displays are organized on the various events like Gandhi Jayanti, Legislation Day, Vachan Prerana Din, etc. The Book Donation Drive was organized on 23rd and 24th August 2016. Around 900 books were on display across various subjects. The response was overwhelming, total 176 staff and students availed this facility by receiving 645 books as donation from the library during this event. Students were impressed by the huge collection of books available and were thankful for the opportunity of pick up books of their interest, free of cost.

FICTION FEST
The Reading Room society held Exhibition cum Sale of the Fiction books in the “Fiction Fest” on September 1, 2016. The Students of the nearby colleges were invited for this event. This provided a platform to the students to browse the latest books available in the market and a chance to purchase it at the discounted prices. The sale was handled by the student’s representatives of the Reading Room Society. Response from the students as well as the members of the staff was encouraging.

DIGITAL INK
Like every year, the committee gave a platform to the rising writers to unleash their creativity. Digital Ink competition was announced in December for three categories, Short Story Writing, Poetry Writing and book review. The response received from students was excellent and we are happy to announce that this year it has become an intercollegiate competition. The Last year competition was judged by Ms. Celina Fernandes and Ms. Khushbu Giria, Ms.Kajal Advani, Ms.Twinkle Rathod secured prizes in the poetry writing and Mr. Jash Shah secured first prize in the short story writing. The winners will be awarded certificates for their work. The enthusiasm of the students reassured us of their support.


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Jai Hind College Gymkhana

The Literary and Debating Society

The Literary and Debating Society is a platform for students of Jai Hind College, who are interested in the literary arts, to come together, express themselves and grow.

The aim of the Society is to instil an active debating culture, encouraging students to think outside set parameters, advocating creativity and broad minded thinking. The ' Teachers vs Students Debate' and the 'Junior College vs Senior College Debate' help bridge the gap between different groups of people, encouraging learning.

We conduct various workshops, with accomplished professionals from outside coming in to advance learning which goes beyond textbooks We also conduct Public Speaking and Elocution Competitions throughout the year, and send students to take part in a range of Inter- Collegiate competitions.

The Literary and Debating Society is a free space, a lively home and a sanctuary for all the literary and debate enthusiasts of Jai Hind College.

HOBBY CENTRE

The Social And Dramatic Union