A Glance at Co-curricular Activities

A Glance at Co-curricular Activities

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After the implementation of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), the importance of co-curricular activities has been recognized even more. There were times when we used to call these activities as Extracurricular Activities because these activities were not considered the part of the main curriculum. But now the main focus of our education system is overall development of personality of a child. Hence it is very important that a child

along with the academic activities take part in these activities also, which helps in the social and emotional development of the child. All the schools put special emphasis on CCA these days. With this objective in mind, it is important that prospective teachers should have an understanding of different types of activities to be conducted for different grades of students. For giving them an exposure, co-curricular activities are conducted regularly in the Faculty of Education so that the would-be teachers must be equipped with the skills of conducting these activities.

A range of activities has been conducted in the department so far for the students. The details of the same are as follows:

  1. The kind of thoughts we have about the people around us, what we think about ourselves and our thoughts about what we want to accomplish in our life all work together to form a way of living that governs our life and the choices that we make. In other words, the whole process of living starts in our head. Good and cherishable thoughts can make our day more fruitful. Reading good thoughts in the morning works like the fuel which keeps us smiling and acts as a positive impetus for inspiring and encouraging us throughout the day. A competition “Aaj ka Vicar” was organized in Faculty of Education on 7th November
  2. Cooking is great fun and lots of people have fantastic ideas about putting different foods together or clever ways of making it look attractive on the plate.  To promote such ideas our Department organized a Cooking Competition on 16th Nov 2016 to augment among the students the skills of making food items without the use of flames and its presentation. The competition was named “Food Food Competition”.
  3. Posts are not just for storing water, but can also be made a canvas for your creativity if you are creative enough. To showcase this thought and to enable the students to use their imaginations on pots, a Pot Decoration Competition was organized in the Faculty of Education on 25th Nov Many Students took part in the activity enthusiastically.
  4. The greeting card is not just a small piece of printed paper or hand painted card but it has got lots of importance. Traditionally, it has been a medium to express love, affection, care and lot more emotions to the friends and family members. These cards provide a gentle way to express the feelings towards the receiver in the most appropriate way. The modern world might have got several communication media such as SMS, email, chat etc. However, the practice of using greeting cards has never been out of fashion and people still love it. To encourage this activity a Card Making Competition was organized on Jan 20, 2017.
  5. In order to make students aware of uses of waste material and to give them a lesson on reducing waste to save our future, a ‘Best out of Waste’ competition was organized by the Department on Jan 27, 2017. The main objective of this activity was to enhance the students’ creativity and make them understand the importance of the 3 R’S REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.
  6. Rangoli is a traditional decorative folk art of India. It is a symbol of religious and cultural beliefs. It is considered an important part of the spiritual process. These are decorative designs made on floors of living rooms and courtyards during Hindu festivals and are looked upon as sacred welcoming symbols for the Hindu deities. A Rangoli making competition was organized for students in Faculty of Education on Feb 10, 2017. For this, all the students were divided into groups. Each group had two members.
  7. Collageis a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty. To promote this art form a Collage Making Workshop was organized in Faculty of Education on 7th April Apart from these various festivals like Diwali, Holi, Lohri, and many others are also celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigor in the campus. All these events and activities help in strengthening the mutual bonds between students. We are looking forward to conducting many more activities of such kind for students in future!

 

        By

        Ms Seema

        Assistant Professor

        Faculty of Education

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