150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
The Department of History Commemorated the 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi through a series of event with the theme: "Practicing Gandhism". On September 30th, 2019, the third event organised by the Department to commemorate Gandhi was a Declamation competition titled, "Time Travel". Students were given various international and national personalities such as Barack Obama, Martin Luther King Jr, Pearl S Buck, Jayprakash Narayan, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Rabindranath Tagore, Albert Einstein etc., They spoke in their character the influence Gandhi had on their lives and how they practiced Gandhism in their everyday lives. These events helped everyone to introspect oneself and find ways of practicing Gandhism.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Sketching Competition: “Mahatma Gandhi: Life and Events”
The History Club organized a sketching competition for all the History students of BA HEP and HTJ on September 23, 2019. The theme for the competition was “Mahatma Gandhi: Life and Events”. Students were seen participating in it enthusiastically and brought into their sketches various Gandhian concepts and events, such as spinning with Charkha, the Dandi March, his early life as an advocate. The objective behind this endeavour was to encourage the students to showcase their artistic skills through sketching and assimilate their research and read on Gandhi in the same sketch.
Behind the Scenes
The Humanities Department of Kristu Jayanti College hosted an intra-collegiate fest Humantra-2019 on the theme, ‘The Great Indian Cinema’ on September 17, 2019. As part of the fest, the History Department in association with the History Club organized the event “Behind the Scenes” to serve as a platform for the all the students of BA I and III semester to showcase their understanding of historical events and narratives in creativity, artistic and fascinating manner. The students were divided into 11 groups and each group was allotted an Indian movie with historical depiction. Various movies from different periods and regions, such as Jodha Akbar, Mohenjodaro, Uri, Baji Rao Mastani, Padmavat, Sangoli Rayanna, Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, Mangal Pandey etc. The students worked in teams of 8-10 members to depict important scenes, characters and events. The students were able to capture both the artistic side of theatre and had an educational yet entertaining performance.
As part of the History Square event, the History Club has been organizing a fortnight quiz. This theme adopted for this quiz is “Indian States”, where every day the Club members post two questions related to various Indian states. The quiz has been opened to all the students of the college, who can drop their answers in a box next to the Square. The answers to the questions are posted the next on the same platform. The objective of this club exercise is to promote students to express their opinion and make them aware of various important facts related to all the states of India.
Essay Writing Competition: “Dear Bapu, You are immortal”
The History Club, to encourage the first and second year students to express their thoughts through words, organized an essay writing competition on August 27, 2019 on the topic “Dear Bapu, you are immortal”. The objective of this endeavor was to uphold the various Gandhian principles, such as that of Ahimsa, and to reinstate their significance and resonance in the present world. 30 students from first and second year BA HEP & HTJ participated.
Celebrating the Unsung Sheroes
The wall magazine of the Department of History commemorated the 72nd Independence day by celebrating the lives and sacrifices of the unsung patriots and heroes of nationalist movement. The students of III sem BA and I sem BA History sketched the portraits of women leaders of freedom movement and made a presentation in the club hour. The history of these wonderful heroes [sheroes] is a wonderful testimony to the feeling of love, devotion and sense of attachment towards one's homeland. The participants proclaimed at the end ‘learning from heroes created a feeling of responsibility towards Mother India’."
Commemorating Adoption of the Indian National Flag
From the genesis of the academic year 2019-20, the History Club with full vigor plunged into various activities. One of the brand new activities undertaken by the Club is the initiation of THE HISTORY SQUARE. Three III BA HEP students – Ms. Pooja Patil, Ms Deepthi N and Ms Vaishnavi P through their creative concepts showcased the journey of the Indian Flag. The wall magazine also paid a tribute to Shri Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the current Indian National Flag. The Club also celebrated the adoption of the Indian National Flag on July 22.
Club Valedictory Ceremony
No. of Participants: 180
The History Club organized a Valedictory Ceremony to felicitate the winners of the various events organized by the Club throughout the academic year. The ceremony was clubbed with the History Magazine release event and witnessed the presence of the Principal of the college, Rev Fr Josekutty P.D, who unveiled the magazine. Dr. Gopakumar A.V, the Dean of Humanities graced the occasion as well. The winners were awarded by the Principal. The list of the winners according to the events is as follows:
INDEPENDENCE DAY QUIZ:
I Prize: Richard Honey and Rahul T Sangma
II Prize: Robin Phillipous Paul and Maian Al- Tawil
BATTLEGROUNDS – STUDENTS PRESENTATION:
I Prize: Dheeraj Chandra B. and Ashita Anna John
II Prize: Sangeeth Rojy and Kevin K Antony
III Prize: Kevin
RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATION:
I Prize: Johns George
II Prize: Mhademo Y Khuvung
III Prize: Vinayak S Chandragi and Lerin M Joseph
FINAL YEAR PROJECT PRESENTATION
Date: 17/1/2019 | Time: 2.30- 4.30
No of presentations: 12 | No of participants: 167
1. To showcase to the junior history students the variety of topics that can be worked on for the undergraduate dissertation
2. To motivate the second year students to think of plausible research topics
3. To make them aware of a research process.
On the 17th of January 2019, the History club organized a project review for all the first and second year history students. The event was coordinated by the history club coordinators Johns and Lerin and was helped by Lokesh. There were 12 final year students who presented their research topics and highlighted their methodology and findings. The objective of this event was to give the junior history students an idea of how to carry out their undergraduate research dissertation and the plausible areas they have to focus on. The final year students were selected in such a manner so as to cover varied topics ranging from Insurgence in Kashmir, Immigrants in Oman, Historical significance of various places in India, Cultural history in music and dance, travellers account, studies on various tribes of India and so on, that gave the juniors an idea or a glimpse of a variety of topics that they can find, choose and work on.
Competition- BATTLEGROUNDS OF WORLD WAR I
Commemorating 100 years of the end of World War I
Class: II, IV, VI B.A HEP/HTJ – 74 students
Date: 12th December 2018
Time: 10:00am-12:00am in Mini Audi II
Theme: “Commemorating 100 years of the end of World War I in November 11th 2018”.
As part of commemorating 100 years of the end of World War I, History Club activity focused on analysing effects of battlegrounds of World War I. Students prepared presentations to show the significance of the battles, the various events and courses that befall in them as well as studied the importance of these places in the 21st century. Creative presentations on the weapons, unseen pictures and videos of World War I and other statistics and datas of these battlegrounds gave a glimpse of the progress and destruction during World War I. It also showed the impact of World War I in various spheres of human life - politics, society and economy through the years. Thought provoking analytical presentations were made on the following battlegrounds:
1. Battle of Somme
2. Battle of Ypres
3. Battle of Verdun
4. Battle of Jutland
5. Battle of Antwerp
6. Battle of Gallipoli
7. Battle of Argonne
8. Battle of Marne
This activity received enthusiastic involvement from the audience as well. Dr.Kaveri Swami and Dr.Sneha, Faculty of Political Science Department were the judges of the event.
List of Participants:
1. Group 1- Sangeeth Rojy and Kevin Antony - VI (HEP) (HTJ)
2. Group 2- Kevin Biju – VI BA (HJT)
3. Group 3- Dheeraj Chandra and Ashita Anna John- IV BA(HEP)
4. Group 4- Monica Jerusha and Singson- IV BA(HEP)
5. Group 5- Talari Ajeet Kumar and Dharnesh II BA HEP
6. Group 6- Yaringhor Mui and Abraham.K.Mathew II BA HEP
7. Group 7- Bilkim and Takam Ajay II BA HTJ
8. Group 8- Pooja Patil and Pranav Jayakumar II BA HEP & HTJ
I Prize: Dheeraj Chandra and Ashita Anna John
II Prize: Sangeeth Rojy and Kevin Antony
III Prize: Kevin Biju