Club Valedictory Ceremony
The History Club organized its Valedictory Ceremony to felicitate the winners of the 9 events organized by the Club in the course of the academic year 2019-2020. The ceremony also dedicated a moment to appreciate the contributors of the History Square, who displayed 5 different panels on topics such as Commemorating the Indian National Flag, Celebrating the Unsung Sheroes, Fortnightly Quiz, Failures that Changed History and The Constitution from its Inception. 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.
On the 25th of February2020, the History club organized a project review for all the second year history students. The event was coordinated by the history club coordinators Shehnaz and Dheeraj. There were 6 final year students who presented their research topics and highlighted their 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 areas they have to focus on. The final year students were selected in such a manner so as to cover varied topics ranging from History of Mizos in Myanmar, Santhal tribe’s freedom struggle, Art and Culture of Manipur, Vesara style temple architecture 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.
The History Club organized a quiz competition for the Indian Cultural Heritage (CBCS) students on 24/02/20. The event saw 12 teams consisting of 5 members each. The topic of the quiz was Indian Art and Culture. The prime objective of the quiz was to aid the CBCS students in preparing for their exams and create awareness about the relevance and significance of Indian art and culture.
Trilogy History Event
The Humanities Department of Kristu Jayanti College conducted an annual inter-collegiate fest La Fete -2020 on the theme “Reminiscing the decade 2010-2020” on 21st & 22nd January, 2020. As part of the fest, the History Department organized the event “Trilogy”. Students from various institutions like CMS, Mount Carmel College, Presidency College, Surana College and many more participated in the event. Trilogy event had a set of three rounds- Pictofacts, Blind mind and Turncoat. The first round “Pictofact” provided the participant teams with pictures/ images of famous and important events of the decade and the teams were required to identify the events. Round two called “Blind mind” required the students to identify the events as their teammates gave them clues. The third round “Turn coat” required the students to speak for and against a specific given topic. The students worked in teams of 2 members to show their team effort in each round. The objective of this event was to test and assess the participant’s general knowledge regarding the relevant events of the decade.
Histoire Divenett: The Annual History Quiz
"The History Club, under the leadership of the club coordinators Shehnaz Nimasow and Dheeraj Chandra B. U, organized its annual history quiz, titled this year as “Histoire Divenette” on 19/12/19. The preliminary round for the same was organized on 16/12/19. A total of 50 participants had registered, of which 16 students qualified for the final. The final session was inaugurated by Ms. Ramya B, Head, Department of History. The final session had 5 rounds and after each round a team was eliminated. The first round tested the students on Ancient and Medieval Indian history. Round two called the “Fact Toy” round saw students bringing forth various facts relevant to a displayed image. The third round incorporated audio clips of famous personalities and required the teams to identify the concerned personality. Round four, called “Blind Mind”, required students to make historical personalities as their team mates gave them clues. The last round was a rapid fire round. The event ended with Mr. Dheeraj offering the vote of thanks."
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.
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.
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