Established in the year 1965, the Department of Geography, Miranda House is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this academic year. Among many other activities taken up by the Department this session, the recent ones were its Annual Fest Globe and the Alumni Meet.
Globe 2016 was hosted on the 5th of February and saw massive participation from various colleges across Delhi University. Centred on the theme of India in the New World Order, the Fest started with a talk on ‘The American Perspective on India and Its Neighbours’ by Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra of the School of International Studies, JNU.
Teachers and students with Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra (centre)
The daylong event included Competitive Debating on the motion that the world’s biggest climate polluters should open their borders to climate refugees; Poster Making Competition where students were at their creative best to depict the theme of International Year of Pulses: the Future of Food; followed by a thrilling Quiz and a Treasure Hunt with a geographical twist. The Fest was an unmitigated success, made possible through the efforts of the organisers under the constant guidance of Dr. Anindita Sarkar, the teacher in-charge of the Department of Geography, all faculty members and needless to say, the enthusiasm of the participants.
Globe 2016 was followed by the Alumni Meet of the Department of Geography on the 6th of February. It was a journey down the memory lane, where batches of 60s to the 2015 got together to celebrate, to cherish and to reminisce the great moments of the yesteryears. The day was peppered with much joy and fun. The current batch of students put up a great show of cultural performances. The meet was much like a beautiful song with new bonds forged and old ones renewed.
The Department is also a conducting a one day Seminar celebrating The International Year of Pulses as declared by the 68th UN General Assembly on February 16, 2016. A speaker session by three eminent speakers would be the major attraction of the event. Ten shortlisted candidates will be presenting a paper on ‘Does India Need a Pulses Revolution?’ on the same day. Also, the Annual Magazine of the Department of Geography, ‘Geographica’16’ will be unvelied on the same day. The event is powered by ‘Geography and You’.
By Vasudha Singh
BA HONS Geography Final year, MH