Saturday, 25 June 2022

Kaveri Arts Festival 2021-22

Kaveri Arts Festival 2021-22 was organized and executed at Kannada Sangha Pune’s  Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune.

The fest began with an inaugural function on 13th of May. BA Co-Ordinator Ms. Suchismita Mohanty welcomed everyone and briefed about the event. Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal, in his address, appreciated the enthusiastic presence and participation of students in the Fest. He referred to this day of fest as Food Festival saying that, ‘Poetry Competition is food for thought, Art Therapy is food for Mental Health and Poster Presentation is food for creativity’. He welcomed and felicitated the Judges Ms. Vrushali Deodhar and Ms. Vaishali Chilal, for the event.  He wished the participants all the best and declared the Fest open.

In the Self-Composed Poetry Competition participants presented their beautifully Self-Composed poems which ranged in the themes of love, patriotism, relations, academics, feelings, emotions, as well as satirical poems attacking on follies of society. Everyone did their best in all three languages- Hindi, Marathi and English. Towards the end of performances, Ms.Vaishali  Chillal, shared her observations from the event and expressed immense joy to be a part of this event as a judge. Tuba Khan (TYBA) bagged the first prize and  Renuka Kotharkar (FYBA) won the second prize. 20 participants participated in the competition.

In the event Art Therapy it was all about free flowing drawing with colors, which would help reflect one's state of mind. All the participants drew a picture and were later divided into groups. After which all the groups had to come forward and frame a connected story out of different pictures each individual had. This interesting and creative activity was immensely enjoyed by everyone. In all, 36 participants were part of this activity.

The Poster Presentation Competition was graced by the judge Ms. Manasi Naik. Anuja Prabhune (TYBCom.) bagged the first prize in this competition. 

In an event full of wit and fun- Quiz Competition based on a web series, sheer enthusiasm among participants as well as audience was observed throughout the competition. Team 2 ie: Gayatri Joshi and Saukhya Chitnis from SYBA bagged the first prize of competition, and Team 3 ie:  Shlok Jadhav and Aakanksha Kharwadkar from SYBA won the 2nd prize. 

In the Crossword Competition, the theme of the Competition was ‘General Awareness’. General Awareness involved questions on topics like Indian Economy, Indian Polity, Indian Cinema, Sports & Famous Personalities. In all 14 Students Participated and they were divided into groups of two. Total 5 Crosswords were to be solved by all the participants within 1 hour. 1st prize was bagged by Anuja Prabhune and Shivangi Borwankar, students of TYBCom. 2nd prize was bagged by Sharayu Chitnis and Abhijeet Jangira, students of Fyba and Tybcom respectively.

In an activity on the Incredible Pune, students had to present a certain photo displaying any place of public interest in Pune and had to talk about it. 

The prize distribution was followed by the last, most delicious and most awaited  event of the day and Fest- Food Festival, in which participants had got ready to eat  dishes from home to be presented with themselves dressing up in the attire of the tradition and culture to which the food belongs. Many students participated in this activity and the audience enjoyed tasting the delicacies. Vice Principal- Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Dr. Jayshri Bangali, Dr. Shweta Bapat motivated students for the events. With this, the two day fest concluded on a happy note. 

Friday, 24 June 2022

World Cycle Day Celebration at Kaveri College

 NSS Unit of Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce has organized World Cycle Day on Friday, 3rd June 2022,  under the title Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. It was celebrated with a motive by appealing to the students to use bicycles to reach college campus and promote affordable, clean, healthy and eco-friendly mode of transport on the occasion of World Bicycle Day. Actively responding to this initiative, a large number of students participated and enjoyed this campaign. Principal Dr.Ashok Agarwal, appreciated the students for their spontaneous huge response and co-operation to this environment friendly campaign.
NSS-API Ms.Sujata Bacchav briefed the students about the importance and need of elebrating World Cycle Day. While addressing the gathering, she said that cycles are the cheapest and most eco-friendly means of transport and using bicycles in day to day life is not only good for the environment but also beneficial for our own health. Dr. Anand Buddhikot took sincere efforts in the execution of this event, and inspired students to make more and more use of cycles in routine life.

Thursday, 28 April 2022

FDP for ‘Understanding the Budget : 2022’


Kaveri College of Arts, Science & Commerce has organized the FDP on topic of “Understanding the Budget:2022”. The workshop was guided by Prof. Ms.Suchismita Mohanty, Coordinator- BA and Professor Ms.Saloni Joshi. They both gave brief introduction of Union Budget 2022. They both explained the process of budgeting and how it happens in different stages in a very simple and interesting way. They elaborated the factors required for the budget preparation, various tax revenues and possible expenditures for different sectors, provision for emergencies. Along with this technical information, the secrets, the printing process, the Halawa Ceremony, the pre-independence to post-independence budget, the journey from the briefcase to the Indian-made tablet were interestingly described through the presentation. 

Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal, in his speech, said that while explaining the budget, one should know the trend of the budget without stopping only at what items have become more expensive and cheaper. Vice Principal Dr. Mukta Karmarkar was present for the Sessions. All professors and non-teaching staff of the college took active participation in the FDP.

131st Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was Celebrated by NSS Unit of Kaveri College


Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce celebrated the 131st birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on 14th April, 2022 under the NSS Unit. Shri Jagdish Ohal was invited as the keynote speaker. All dignitaries, staff members and students paid tribute to the image of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal on this occasion, briefed about the erudition of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the sculptor of the Indian Constitution. On account of Mahavira Jayanti, he also summarized teachings of Lord Mahavira on non-violence, equality and peace. 

The chief guest Shri. Jagdish Ohal made the younger generation aware of the future of India. He said that anniversaries of great leaders should be celebrated mainly in colleges. Many important events in the life of Dr. Babasaheb and his passion for learning, his inquisitive attitude and his contribution for the progress of the country were presented in his speech.

The occasion was attended by a large number of faculty, non-teaching staff and student volunteers of the college. NSS Program Officer Prof. Nilesh Nemade coordinated the program. Prof. Suvarna Sabnis compered the program and Prof. Sunil Waghmare gave a vote of thanks.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Kaveri College won "Keshavsut Smruti Karandak"

Students of Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Ms. Renuka Kotharkar (FYBA) and Ms. Kalyani Goswami (FY BCOM) have won the third prize in “Keshavsut Smruti Karandak”, a State Level Self-composed Poetry Competition jointly organized by Board of Student Development, Savitribai Phule Pune University and Saraswati Mandir Night College, Pune. Kaveri College’s students received a dazzling trophy, cash prize, books and certificates.

In the poem ‘Rangabhumi’ by Renuka Kotharkar, she explained the relationship between the 'theater' and the artist, while Kalyani Goswami showed the first love that could not be expressed in the poem 'Avyakt'. They both received trophies, cash prizes, books and certificates. 

Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal, Vice Principal Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, teachers and students at Kaveri heartily congratulated both the students for their achievement. And expressed to be feeling immensely proud about them.

Women’s Day 2022 : Women's Empowerment and Challenging Barriers An Experience Sharing

Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, in association with SkillSlate Foundation had organized an international conference on the occasion of Women's Day on 8th March 2022, on the topic- Women's Empowerment and Challenging Barriers-An Experience Sharing.

Mr. Ameya Agrawal-Founder SkillSlate Foundation welcomed everyone and briefed about the basic motive of organizing this session. Dr. Jayashri Bangali talked about the significance of Women’s Day. Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal virtually welcomed all the dignitaries. Mr. Kushal Hegde- President, Kannada Sangha, wished all the women a Happy Women’s Day, and expressed gratitude towards everyone for their presence. 

Dr. Jayashri Bangali briefly introduced the Chief Guest of the programme- Dr. Vinitha Guptan- Vice Chancellor, Saito University College, Malaysia. Dr. Vinitha very graciously began the session by narrating the story of her life in exceptional style and manner. She shared how she faced adversities and hurdles in life and how she overcame them. She insisted on indulging a thinking in the audience that “what comes to me, belongs to me”. She also emphasized on the fact that we live in a society and we have to walk with everyone, rather we need everyone who comes in our life and we must learn to make best use of every possible person and circumstances. She focused on the idea that with proper will power, determination, and social support, one can easily achieve the desired goals. She inspired and motivated the women to keep going in all kinds of circumstances by sharing her experiences in this session.

Guest of honor, Dr. Meena Rajesh- Vice Chancellor, G.H. Raisoni University, Saikheda(MP) shared her experiences regarding personal life as well as career making journey and left the listeners awestrucked with her achievements. She majorly talked about the barriers women face in multidimensional ways in many aspects as well as the perceptions about the women the society beholds. She expressed that the barriers and adversities in her life made her more strong and capable. She mentioned that she feels immense satisfaction and happiness while looking back to her successful journey from mere Assistant Professor to Vice Chancellor. She concluded with a very remarkable statement: “Change the changeable, Accept the unchangeable, And Remove yourself from unacceptable.”

Guest of honor,Professor Dr. Jaskiran Kaur- Pro Vice Chancellor, Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, Haryana talked briefly about her experiences while studying, her first job in Singapore, Family Balancing, etc. She also talked about financial issues, time management skills, support systems, and many more things one has to think about while on a journey towards success. She inspired everyone by sharing her exceptional and remarkable journey.

Guest of honor, Kakoli Sen- Pro Vice Chancellor, IILM University, Gurgaon, very persistently mentioned that there is no need to empower women as women are already the basic source of power, they possess all the strength within, and that there is only the need to support and appreciate them from time to time as it becomes little unmanageable for women to get everything done perfectly at a time single handedly. She also said that it's amazing to see women making their identity in all the existing fields and they do not lack in anything. 

Mr. Lalit Gandhi- President, MACCIA, Mumbai, guest of honor appreciated all speakers for their unique way of dealing with adversities and successful achievements and experience sharing. He insisted that the existence and efficiency of women should not be celebrated just for a day but for the entire year and all the time. He talked briefly about Gender perspectives in education and other efficiently sensible topics. He emphasized the fact that changing the mindsets of men as well as of women is necessary to bring about more reform in empowering women and their success. 

Mrs. Malatii Kalmadi, Secretary,Kannada Sangha, expressed that she felt overwhelmed with the session taken by all the speakers, she thanked everyone for their remarkable experience sharing and appreciated the huge response by the audience to the session organized on the occasion of Women’s Day. Dr. Jayashri Bangali proposed a vote of thanks towards the speakers, guests, dignitaries and audience of the first session of the program.

In the second session,Ms.Pallavi Joshi introduced and welcomed the Guest of honor for the technical session- Ms. Vasanti Joshi-Assistant Professor SNDT College, Pune. She mentioned that Ms. Vasanti has traveled 4500+ kms on cycle from Kanyakumari to Leh, which is very exceptional and indeed an unique achievement. Ms. Vasanti began her session by talking about the history and origin of International Women’s Day. She expressed immense satisfaction for the fact that nowadays women are not lacking behind in any single field and have managed to make their identity on every possible platform just like men, rather a step ahead of men. Throughout the session, she shared the needed information and adventurous  as well as thrilling experiences of her prior journeys executed successfully on cycle which ranged from Himalayas, Narmada Parikrama, Pune to Kanyakumari, Kanyakumari to Leh, etc. She also expressed gratitude and informed the audience about the Jigar Club and Cycle Pratishthan for their consistent co-operation and support. She very fondly emphasized on breaking the bias. She made the session very informative, motivating and enlightening for women. 

Mr. Sudhakar Rao- Trustee, Kannada Sangha, Pune and Vice Principal Dr. Muckta Karmarkar graced the occasion with their presence. Ms. Pallavi Joshi proposed a vote of thanks towards the guests, hosts, audience. It was indeed a successful event which was attended by hundreds of participants on the platform of zoom as well as youtube live.    

“National Science Day” Celebration at Kaveri College

National Science Day was celebrated with great interest and enthusiasm at Kannada Sangha Pune’s Kaveri College of Arts,Science and Commerce, on 28th February 2022, on an online platform. Mr.Sharad Pustake-President: Foundation for Interdisciplinary Research, Executive Director: Shikhar Outward Bound Institute, Advisor and Mentor: Kshiti CleanTech Pvt. Ltd served as a chief guest and resource person to this session. Dr. Jayashri Bangali- BSc Co-Ordinator  welcomed all. She briefed the students about the huge contribution of Dr. C.V. Raman in the field of science and emphasized on the Raman Effect. Principal Dr. Ashok Agrawal and Vice Principal Dr. Muckta Karmarkar  graced the occasion with their presence.

Resource speaker, Mr.Sharad Pustake introduced students with the immense significance of inventions in day to day life. He emphasized on how one can actually implement science in terms of making new inventions rather than just theoretically studying it. He smartly expressed the need of study, data collection, surveys and invention in areas of natural calamities, traffic, senior citizens’ issues, problems of farmers, smart city complications, parking issues, etc and very remarkably explained the students giving very logical, catchy, and striking examples on how and where is the real need of exceptional inventions and what is an appropriate direction to work in for progress of country in terms of science leading to convenience. 

All the teachers and students from Kaveri College actively participated in huge numbers in this session. Dr. Anand Buddhikot- compered  the program, as well as presented a vote of thanks towards everyone for making it a successful event.