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Synergy 17-18

GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 1

2 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE

2 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE

“Wahe Guruji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guruji Ki Fateh”






I
am immensely pleased to know that ‘Synergy’ our college magazine 2017-2018 is ready for

publication. True to its name ‘Synergy’ gives an insight into the range and scope of imagination and

creativity.

The essential purpose of a magazine is to inform, engage, inspire and entertain a diverse readership

including alumni, parents, students and staff members. Guru Nanak College has always been striving

to keep itself ahead of the competition and the results are now for everyone to see. I am happy to

share that last year our College Annual magazine Synergy 16-17 received “Prof. M. V. Chandgadkar

Trophy 2017-18 for Best College Magazine”. Synergy 17-18 has made an earnest attempt in this

direction and brought out certain aspects of the college to the eyes of the public so that they may

understand and know the college even better.

2017-18 has been an year of achievements for the college. Apart from the Best College Magazine

award the College also received First Prize in Eco-friendly institution award competition by Eco-

Rox and Overall Championship of Youth Parliament by University of Mumbai.

I am sure Guru Nanak College will scale even greater heights in the years to come and continue to

serve many more millions to the society as per our motto ‘Come in to learn and go out to serve’

I take this occasion to heartily congratulate the Editor-in-Chief Mr. Karthik Krishnan and his entire

team of staff and students for their excellent and commendable work. May I also thank the team for

their spirit, hard work and dedication.

My best wishes to all for the future...!




Dr. Vijay Dabholkar








4 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE

“Wahe Guruji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guruji Ki Fateh”






I
am immensely pleased to know that ‘Synergy’ our college magazine 2017-2018 is ready for

publication. True to its name ‘Synergy’ gives an insight into the range and scope of imagination and

creativity.

The essential purpose of a magazine is to inform, engage, inspire and entertain a diverse readership

including alumni, parents, students and staff members. Guru Nanak College has always been striving

to keep itself ahead of the competition and the results are now for everyone to see. I am happy to

share that last year our College Annual magazine Synergy 16-17 received “Prof. M. V. Chandgadkar

Trophy 2017-18 for Best College Magazine”. Synergy 17-18 has made an earnest attempt in this

direction and brought out certain aspects of the college to the eyes of the public so that they may

understand and know the college even better.

2017-18 has been an year of achievements for the college. Apart from the Best College Magazine

award the College also received First Prize in Eco-friendly institution award competition by Eco-

Rox and Overall Championship of Youth Parliament by University of Mumbai.

I am sure Guru Nanak College will scale even greater heights in the years to come and continue to

serve many more millions to the society as per our motto ‘Come in to learn and go out to serve’

I take this occasion to heartily congratulate the Editor-in-Chief Mr. Karthik Krishnan and his entire

team of staff and students for their excellent and commendable work. May I also thank the team for

their spirit, hard work and dedication.

My best wishes to all for the future...!




Dr. Vijay Dabholkar








4 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE

s I took a chair to pen down feel responsible to make sure unabated. This team makes this
a few words for Synergy that every student who has whole journey meaningful and
A17-18 I was both nervous made an attempt to explore his worthy for me. The time that
and excited and within next few creative side finds a space in we spent together while putting
moments I found myself lost for the pages that will follow. We these pages together will be
words. My thoughts refused to feel responsible to make sure etched in our hearts and souls
find direction and I kept staring that every achievement, every forever. Few years later when
at the blank page for hours. I success story, every moment of our team will leaf through the
thought I had lost my muse. I had joy, hardship and love is reflected old pages of Synergy 17-18 it
hit the Writer’s block!! in this edition. will sure roll down some tears of
I think much of this block Synergy is a platform nostalgia down our cheeks. And
was due to the huge pressure the where your masterpiece will I’m sure it will also make all the
whole team was under especially surely find its space. Synergy readers travel down the lanes of
after the last edition had won 17-18 brings to you a potpourri memory.
the prestigious “Prof. M. V. of thoughts in four different I have never been so
Chandgadkar Trophy 2017-18 languages, sketches, clicks, excited to introduce a new issue
for Best College Magazine”. paintings along with descriptions of a magazine in my life. Any
Having been selected as the Best of major events in the college. I nerves we have as Synergy 17-
college magazine amongst 70 would like to congratulate and 18 goes to press simply stem
colleges was indeed a moment thank all the students whose from the fact that rewards like
of pride for the whole institution work adorns the pages of this Chandgadkar Trophy reminds us
but as Winston Churchill had magazine. I stand awed by the of the many important milestones
once rightly quoted “The price of sheer number of contributions this esteemed College has
KARTHIK K. KRISHNAN greatness is responsibility”. that have come pouring in for achieved - and how much we
We feel responsible this edition of the magazine. hope, our magazine does those
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF towards preserving the faith that I would like to thank moments justice.

the Management and Principal and congratulate the Students’ I encourage all the
have shown in us and given and the Staff Editorial team for readers to start a dialogue with
us this mammoth task. We feel holding my back throughout the us at [email protected]
responsible for having to bring course of this journey. As with Until we meet again,
out an edition which acts as a many journeys, there’s always Good Bye and happy reading
window for the outside world to challenges that seem to defy our Synergy !!
see the beautiful world within plans but the team overcame all
the walls of this campus. We the challenges and continued Karthik Krishnan




























6 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 7

s I took a chair to pen down feel responsible to make sure unabated. This team makes this
a few words for Synergy that every student who has whole journey meaningful and
A17-18 I was both nervous made an attempt to explore his worthy for me. The time that
and excited and within next few creative side finds a space in we spent together while putting
moments I found myself lost for the pages that will follow. We these pages together will be
words. My thoughts refused to feel responsible to make sure etched in our hearts and souls
find direction and I kept staring that every achievement, every forever. Few years later when
at the blank page for hours. I success story, every moment of our team will leaf through the
thought I had lost my muse. I had joy, hardship and love is reflected old pages of Synergy 17-18 it
hit the Writer’s block!! in this edition. will sure roll down some tears of
I think much of this block Synergy is a platform nostalgia down our cheeks. And
was due to the huge pressure the where your masterpiece will I’m sure it will also make all the
whole team was under especially surely find its space. Synergy readers travel down the lanes of
after the last edition had won 17-18 brings to you a potpourri memory.
the prestigious “Prof. M. V. of thoughts in four different I have never been so
Chandgadkar Trophy 2017-18 languages, sketches, clicks, excited to introduce a new issue
for Best College Magazine”. paintings along with descriptions of a magazine in my life. Any
Having been selected as the Best of major events in the college. I nerves we have as Synergy 17-
college magazine amongst 70 would like to congratulate and 18 goes to press simply stem
colleges was indeed a moment thank all the students whose from the fact that rewards like
of pride for the whole institution work adorns the pages of this Chandgadkar Trophy reminds us
but as Winston Churchill had magazine. I stand awed by the of the many important milestones
once rightly quoted “The price of sheer number of contributions this esteemed College has
KARTHIK K. KRISHNAN greatness is responsibility”. that have come pouring in for achieved - and how much we
We feel responsible this edition of the magazine. hope, our magazine does those
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF towards preserving the faith that I would like to thank moments justice.

the Management and Principal and congratulate the Students’ I encourage all the
have shown in us and given and the Staff Editorial team for readers to start a dialogue with
us this mammoth task. We feel holding my back throughout the us at [email protected]
responsible for having to bring course of this journey. As with Until we meet again,
out an edition which acts as a many journeys, there’s always Good Bye and happy reading
window for the outside world to challenges that seem to defy our Synergy !!
see the beautiful world within plans but the team overcame all
the walls of this campus. We the challenges and continued Karthik Krishnan




























6 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 7

नर्जीचा अंक आपल्ा हाती देताना आमहाला अत्ंत आनंद होत आहे.
सिप्रत्ेक वर्ष गुरुनानक महासवद्ाल्ािाठी नसवन ऊर्ा्ष, नसवन प्रेरणा आसण
नसवन आवहाने घेऊन ्ेत आहे. महासवद्ाल्ातील सवद्ार्जी त्ांच्ा पारंपररक
अभ्ािक्रमाच्ा बरोबरीनेच कला, क्ररीडा व िमार्का््ष ्ा क्ेत्ात आपला

ठिा उमटवत आहेत. सिनर्जीच्ा माध्मातून त्ांना त्ांच्ा भावभावना,
मतं ्ांचा आसवषकार करण्ाची िंधी समळत आहे. एकसविाव्ा शतकात
माध्म क्रांतीमुळे र्ग र्वळ आले आहे. आसवषकार सवतंत््ाला नवीन आ्ाम

समळाले आहेत. परंतु कट, कॉपी, पेसट मुळे सवतःच्ा प्रसतभेच्ा आसवषकार
काहीिा मागे पडतो आहे. सिनर्जीने ्ा प्रसतभेला हक्ाचं व्ािपीठ समळवून
ददलं आहे. आपण आमच्ा सवद्ार्ाांच्ा प्रसतभेला प्रोतिाहन द्ाल ही अपेक्ा
t gives me immense pleasure to place before you this issue of our आहेच.
Icollege magazine Synergy . Education is the most powerful tool for - िंतोर पाठारे
the personal and social development and transformation of an
individual. Through this magazine we have given our students a
platform to express their literary, artistic skills and showcase their
talents. This magazine is the outcome of immense efforts put in
by our students right from writing to designing. This issue is the
culmination of the activities and achievements of our students.
In the English section, we have for you a range of informative and
inspiring articles, poems, sketches, paintings and photographs.
I am thankful to the students for their valuable contributions and ynergy, our college magazine’s purpose is to inform about
happy to see them explore their creative talents. Being a part of Sthe student’s talent, engage students into a creative mind
Synergy 17-18 is a proud moment for me. HAPPY READING! space and entertain diverse readership. Our designing
- Dr.Meetali Das Gupta team has put forth a visual presentation that reflects
the culture, values and the quality of the institution. The
students design their thinking into a visual art, which I
am sure will be delightful to read. The magazine is like
our baby born out of desire and love.
With a zest we present ‘SYNERGY’ a treat of our college
for the academic year 2017-18.

sI BI sPlqw kI gwQw ko klmbd`D krnw gv~ kI bwq hY[ gu} - Avleen Kaur Mehra
iknwnk mhwiv´wkX ny ivg v†~ my< Anyk sPlqwE> põwÎq kI hY<
v iviBNn @yZo< my< aØlyKnIX apliÑDXo< ky swQ [email protected] jgq my< Ek
sMmwnnIX áQwn põwÎq ikXw hY[ swQ hI ivgq v†~ my< ávX< isnjI~ piZkw
ko BI svo~Çc áQwn põwÎq huAw, esy mu<be~ ivÜviv´wlX kI sv~‰yÄ
piZkw hony kw gOrv v pwirqoi†k imlw[ põb<Dk, [email protected] v CwZo<
kI sPlqw kI Xh gwQw Awp qk p>hucwny kw hI v÷hq kwX~ Xh piZkw
kr rhI hY[ jhW Xh vq~mwn kw lyKw-joKw hY vhI< BivàX my< hmwrI
vq~mwn XwZw kI [email protected] v Ek AmUØX Drohr BI hY[ isnjI~ 17-18 ky
põkwSn pr mY< AËX<q hI hi†~q Ev< gOrw<ivq AnuBv kr rhI hU>[
isnrjI 2017-18 dy pRkwSn qy swirAW nMU SuBkwmnwvW[ vwihgurU
swirAW nMU sdw cVdI klw bKSx jI[
- Dr. Surinder Kaur


8 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 9

नर्जीचा अंक आपल्ा हाती देताना आमहाला अत्ंत आनंद होत आहे.
सिप्रत्ेक वर्ष गुरुनानक महासवद्ाल्ािाठी नसवन ऊर्ा्ष, नसवन प्रेरणा आसण
नसवन आवहाने घेऊन ्ेत आहे. महासवद्ाल्ातील सवद्ार्जी त्ांच्ा पारंपररक
अभ्ािक्रमाच्ा बरोबरीनेच कला, क्ररीडा व िमार्का््ष ्ा क्ेत्ात आपला

ठिा उमटवत आहेत. सिनर्जीच्ा माध्मातून त्ांना त्ांच्ा भावभावना,
मतं ्ांचा आसवषकार करण्ाची िंधी समळत आहे. एकसविाव्ा शतकात
माध्म क्रांतीमुळे र्ग र्वळ आले आहे. आसवषकार सवतंत््ाला नवीन आ्ाम

समळाले आहेत. परंतु कट, कॉपी, पेसट मुळे सवतःच्ा प्रसतभेच्ा आसवषकार
काहीिा मागे पडतो आहे. सिनर्जीने ्ा प्रसतभेला हक्ाचं व्ािपीठ समळवून
ददलं आहे. आपण आमच्ा सवद्ार्ाांच्ा प्रसतभेला प्रोतिाहन द्ाल ही अपेक्ा
t gives me immense pleasure to place before you this issue of our आहेच.
Icollege magazine Synergy . Education is the most powerful tool for - िंतोर पाठारे
the personal and social development and transformation of an
individual. Through this magazine we have given our students a
platform to express their literary, artistic skills and showcase their
talents. This magazine is the outcome of immense efforts put in
by our students right from writing to designing. This issue is the
culmination of the activities and achievements of our students.
In the English section, we have for you a range of informative and
inspiring articles, poems, sketches, paintings and photographs.
I am thankful to the students for their valuable contributions and ynergy, our college magazine’s purpose is to inform about
happy to see them explore their creative talents. Being a part of Sthe student’s talent, engage students into a creative mind
Synergy 17-18 is a proud moment for me. HAPPY READING! space and entertain diverse readership. Our designing
- Dr.Meetali Das Gupta team has put forth a visual presentation that reflects
the culture, values and the quality of the institution. The
students design their thinking into a visual art, which I
am sure will be delightful to read. The magazine is like
our baby born out of desire and love.
With a zest we present ‘SYNERGY’ a treat of our college
for the academic year 2017-18.

sI BI sPlqw kI gwQw ko klmbd`D krnw gv~ kI bwq hY[ gu} - Avleen Kaur Mehra
iknwnk mhwiv´wkX ny ivg v†~ my< Anyk sPlqwE> põwÎq kI hY<
v iviBNn @yZo< my< aØlyKnIX apliÑDXo< ky swQ [email protected] jgq my< Ek
sMmwnnIX áQwn põwÎq ikXw hY[ swQ hI ivgq v†~ my< ávX< isnjI~ piZkw
ko BI svo~Çc áQwn põwÎq huAw, esy mu<be~ ivÜviv´wlX kI sv~‰yÄ
piZkw hony kw gOrv v pwirqoi†k imlw[ põb<Dk, [email protected] v CwZo<
kI sPlqw kI Xh gwQw Awp qk p>hucwny kw hI v÷hq kwX~ Xh piZkw
kr rhI hY[ jhW Xh vq~mwn kw lyKw-joKw hY vhI< BivàX my< hmwrI
vq~mwn XwZw kI [email protected] v Ek AmUØX Drohr BI hY[ isnjI~ 17-18 ky
põkwSn pr mY< AËX<q hI hi†~q Ev< gOrw<ivq AnuBv kr rhI hU>[
isnrjI 2017-18 dy pRkwSn qy swirAW nMU SuBkwmnwvW[ vwihgurU
swirAW nMU sdw cVdI klw bKSx jI[
- Dr. Surinder Kaur


8 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 9

STUDENT EDITORIAL













"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships"



EZEKIEL MOSES NISHANT DHURIYA
DESIGNER DESIGNER

elcome to the new edition of the Annual Magazine Synergy 17-18 of the Guru
Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce. A college magazine is an
Wimportant part of any institution as it reflects its identity and brings to the fore

various activities and events held at that institute. It highlights and portrays the writings
of the students by allowing them to illustrate their skill which plays a massive part in their
development.



We the students at Guru Nanak College strive for excellence to bring about something
unique every year in terms of our college magazine. The relentless and unprecedented SAHIL BAIG YUVRAJ SURVE DIVYESH MODI
efforts coupled with the Synergic bonding finally paid dividends with the accomplishment DESIGNER DESIGNER DESIGNER
and fulfilment of successfully making this year’s college magazine.



It was a terrific experience of working in amalgam and getting to learn a lot day in and
day out. The ability of our team to weather the storm despite several obstacles thrown at

them will undoubtedly be the most satisfying and cherished memory.


We would like to thank our college Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar Sir for his constant
support and encouragement during the entire tenure of making this magazine. Sincere
thanks to our college management for motivating and guiding us through the thick and

thin. We would also like to express our gratitude towards the Editor-in-chief Mr. Karthik KAUSTUBH POTDAR KARTIK JADHAV
Krishnan for showing faith in our abilities and giving us an opportunity to work with the CONTENT WRITER CONTENT WRITER
magazine committee.



We hope Synergy 17-18 turns out to be a perfect recipient of enlightenment and delight
during your recreation time and you all enjoy your time with it.








DEEPEN THAPER BANSAL PANCHAL
PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOGRAPHER
GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 11

STUDENT EDITORIAL













"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships"



EZEKIEL MOSES NISHANT DHURIYA
DESIGNER DESIGNER

elcome to the new edition of the Annual Magazine Synergy 17-18 of the Guru
Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce. A college magazine is an
Wimportant part of any institution as it reflects its identity and brings to the fore

various activities and events held at that institute. It highlights and portrays the writings
of the students by allowing them to illustrate their skill which plays a massive part in their
development.



We the students at Guru Nanak College strive for excellence to bring about something
unique every year in terms of our college magazine. The relentless and unprecedented SAHIL BAIG YUVRAJ SURVE DIVYESH MODI
efforts coupled with the Synergic bonding finally paid dividends with the accomplishment DESIGNER DESIGNER DESIGNER
and fulfilment of successfully making this year’s college magazine.



It was a terrific experience of working in amalgam and getting to learn a lot day in and
day out. The ability of our team to weather the storm despite several obstacles thrown at

them will undoubtedly be the most satisfying and cherished memory.


We would like to thank our college Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar Sir for his constant
support and encouragement during the entire tenure of making this magazine. Sincere
thanks to our college management for motivating and guiding us through the thick and

thin. We would also like to express our gratitude towards the Editor-in-chief Mr. Karthik KAUSTUBH POTDAR KARTIK JADHAV
Krishnan for showing faith in our abilities and giving us an opportunity to work with the CONTENT WRITER CONTENT WRITER
magazine committee.



We hope Synergy 17-18 turns out to be a perfect recipient of enlightenment and delight
during your recreation time and you all enjoy your time with it.








DEEPEN THAPER BANSAL PANCHAL
PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOGRAPHER
GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 11

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22 141


















162 223











180 232



















Features 12 Mind Space 32 Committee Reports 144 Miscellaneous 202


• Silver Lecture - Shri. Piyush Goyal • Word Factory • I.Q.A.C. • Media Buzz


• Zeal • Abhivyakti • Environmental Mentoring Committee • Awards & Recognitions

• Annual Prize Distribution • Pratibha Sangam • N.S.S. • G.N.C. Awards


• Kala Utsav • Guldasta • Economics Club & more... • Hall of Fame


• National Conference • GArtllery • Throw Back
Departmental Reports 174 • Being Informal

14 34










22 141


















162 223











180 232



















Features 12 Mind Space 32 Committee Reports 144 Miscellaneous 202


• Silver Lecture - Shri. Piyush Goyal • Word Factory • I.Q.A.C. • Media Buzz


• Zeal • Abhivyakti • Environmental Mentoring Committee • Awards & Recognitions

• Annual Prize Distribution • Pratibha Sangam • N.S.S. • G.N.C. Awards


• Kala Utsav • Guldasta • Economics Club & more... • Hall of Fame


• National Conference • GArtllery • Throw Back
Departmental Reports 174 • Being Informal

t is said that ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’. This very phrase was the base of the talk on 19th
ISeptember 2017, by our guest of the 8th Silver lecture series - Hon. Shri. Piyush Goyal.


“Cleanliness shouldn’t be merely restricted to the environment….One must also possess a clear
and clean mind free from all evils & corruption.” These words from the Union Minister clearly sent
a strong and stern message of the incumbent government’s vision towards a new India for striving
towards bringing about a major change and transformation in the lives of the people and to revive
the past glories which have been isolating us for the past few decades.


It was a homecoming of sorts for Shri. Goyal who spent most of his childhood in the neighbourhood
Punjabi colony near G.T.B. Nagar. Reminiscing his earlier days, he aptly shared his childhood
memories describing how he had a great passion for the society and cleanliness at large which
coincidently also happens to be the hallmark of the current government. He spoke in length about the
need for developing one’s personality, for inculcating the habit of free thinking, fostering innovation
and love for humanity which will go a long way in helping out today’s youth for their future when they
emerge out from the cocoon into the real world.
Speaking about the role of government, he laid the roadblock for bringing about equality among




























all people across various domains and emphasised the need for inclusive growth which would
pave way for the nation’s all round development. Criticising the people’s approach he urged them
SILVE R LECTURE BY to work harder, faster and better as time is the only aspect which is common amongst all of us

as well as limited in amount. He stressed on the vision of making India a happening nation in
various endeavours and promised in leading the way in doing the same. He set his sight on striving
SHR I PIYUSH GOYAL relentlessly in accomplishing his tasks in order to achieve the objective of making India one of

the developed countries in the world and made an appeal to the audiences present to actively be
involved in the revolution and transformation in making India a leading superpower wherein every
& citizen would get his due share in the progress as opposed to being confined within the few elite
individuals. The hour was concluded with student’s inquisitively asking questions about the various
policies and reforms of the government which Shri. Goyal answered with great aplomb.
RELEASE OF SYNERGY 16-17 The Silver lecture finally culminated with the release of the College Annual Magazine ‘Synergy 16-


17’ at the hands of Shri. Goyal which continued to take giant strides in getting better and better with
every edition and by enticing its readers.




14 | SYNERGY 17-18 | GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE GURU NANAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE & COMMERCE | SYNERGY 17-18 | 15

t is said that ‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’. This very phrase was the base of the talk on 19th
ISeptember 2017, by our guest of the 8th Silver lecture series - Hon. Shri. Piyush Goyal.


“Cleanliness shouldn’t be merely restricted to the environment….One must also possess a clear
and clean mind free from all evils & corruption.” These words from the Union Minister clearly sent
a strong and stern message of the incumbent government’s vision towards a new India for striving
towards bringing about a major change and transformation in the lives of the people and to revive
the past glories which have been isolating us for the past few decades.


It was a homecoming of sorts for Shri. Goyal who spent most of his childhood in the neighbourhood
Punjabi colony near G.T.B. Nagar. Reminiscing his earlier days, he aptly shared his childhood
memories describing how he had a great passion for the society and cleanliness at large which
coincidently also happens to be the hallmark of the current government. He spoke in length about the
need for developing one’s personality, for inculcating the habit of free thinking, fostering innovation
and love for humanity which will go a long way in helping out today’s youth for their future when they
emerge out from the cocoon into the real world.
Speaking about the role of government, he laid the roadblock for bringing about equality among




























all people across various domains and emphasised the need for inclusive growth which would
pave way for the nation’s all round development. Criticising the people’s approach he urged them
SILVE R LECTURE BY to work harder, faster and better as time is the only aspect which is common amongst all of us

as well as limited in amount. He stressed on the vision of making India a happening nation in
various endeavours and promised in leading the way in doing the same. He set his sight on striving
SHR I PIYUSH GOYAL relentlessly in accomplishing his tasks in order to achieve the objective of making India one of

the developed countries in the world and made an appeal to the audiences present to actively be
involved in the revolution and transformation in making India a leading superpower wherein every
& citizen would get his due share in the progress as opposed to being confined within the few elite
individuals. The hour was concluded with student’s inquisitively asking questions about the various
policies and reforms of the government which Shri. Goyal answered with great aplomb.
RELEASE OF SYNERGY 16-17 The Silver lecture finally culminated with the release of the College Annual Magazine ‘Synergy 16-


17’ at the hands of Shri. Goyal which continued to take giant strides in getting better and better with
every edition and by enticing its readers.




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“Don’t become a Xerox copy…become your own

hard copy”

he expression from quintessentially one of the
greatest and finest tabla players in the world
Tleft everyone in a state of awe and admiration.
The message itself clearly gave an answer as why
Ustad Zakir Hussain is regarded as the poster boy of
Indian classical music. The eloquence and gratitude
with which he spoke caught the attention of the
corner most students seated in the auditorium. The
jam packed auditorium of Guru Nanak College got to
witness the sheer class of the master.
The mood in the entire college was jovial and
excited on the morning of 15th December, 2017 as
the footsteps of Ustad Zakir Hussain were about to
fall in the college premises. There was a sense of
eagerness as everyone was desperate to listen to
those melodious beats and rhythms resonating from
his tabla. The seats had been occupied way before the



scheduled commencement of the program as nobody
wanted to rue the lost opportunity later.
The dream finally came true when the tabla maestro
stepped inside the auditorium greeted by a standing
ovation and huge round of applause by the audience
gathered. It was a surreal feeling to have the Padma
Bhushan, Padma Shree, Kalidasasamman and the
recipient of dozens of such awards to be standing live
in front of oureyes. Besides his apt and mastery in tabla
field, it was enriching to see Zakir Hussain ji sharing
with the students his journey of life, his perspectives
about it and how right from an early age he devoted
his time towards the nuances of learning tabla without
compromising on his regular curriculum. He asked the
students to enjoy the journey of life while achieving
one’s goals and to always push oneself to strive for
better and better.
After a while he demonstrated a few glimpses of his
greatness playing various tunes and rhythms which
received huge cheers from everyone. The finesse with
which he played tabla;at times non-stop for a couple
of minutes without a single pause got everyone out of
their seats mesmerized and gasping for breath.
The program concluded with Zakir Hussain ji obliging
for photograph with students and teachers. It was once
in a life time experience that the students will keep
reminiscing throughout their life time.




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“Don’t become a Xerox copy…become your own

hard copy”

he expression from quintessentially one of the
greatest and finest tabla players in the world
Tleft everyone in a state of awe and admiration.
The message itself clearly gave an answer as why
Ustad Zakir Hussain is regarded as the poster boy of
Indian classical music. The eloquence and gratitude
with which he spoke caught the attention of the
corner most students seated in the auditorium. The
jam packed auditorium of Guru Nanak College got to
witness the sheer class of the master.
The mood in the entire college was jovial and
excited on the morning of 15th December, 2017 as
the footsteps of Ustad Zakir Hussain were about to
fall in the college premises. There was a sense of
eagerness as everyone was desperate to listen to
those melodious beats and rhythms resonating from
his tabla. The seats had been occupied way before the



scheduled commencement of the program as nobody
wanted to rue the lost opportunity later.
The dream finally came true when the tabla maestro
stepped inside the auditorium greeted by a standing
ovation and huge round of applause by the audience
gathered. It was a surreal feeling to have the Padma
Bhushan, Padma Shree, Kalidasasamman and the
recipient of dozens of such awards to be standing live
in front of oureyes. Besides his apt and mastery in tabla
field, it was enriching to see Zakir Hussain ji sharing
with the students his journey of life, his perspectives
about it and how right from an early age he devoted
his time towards the nuances of learning tabla without
compromising on his regular curriculum. He asked the
students to enjoy the journey of life while achieving
one’s goals and to always push oneself to strive for
better and better.
After a while he demonstrated a few glimpses of his
greatness playing various tunes and rhythms which
received huge cheers from everyone. The finesse with
which he played tabla;at times non-stop for a couple
of minutes without a single pause got everyone out of
their seats mesmerized and gasping for breath.
The program concluded with Zakir Hussain ji obliging
for photograph with students and teachers. It was once
in a life time experience that the students will keep
reminiscing throughout their life time.




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he epoch had finally arrived!! The prosperous eve of honoring our dear students

who had shined like jewels and brought laurels to our college over the past one
ANNUAL Tyear presented a sense of jubilation among the winners.


PRIZE The Annual Prize Distribution of the college was held on 3rd February, 2018.The ocassion



DISTRIBUTION was graced by ISRO chairman Dr. A. S Kiran Kumar who was the Chief guest and the
Guest of Honour was Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai Dr V. N. Magre. The

prize distribution started with a musical medley of old bollywood songs by our students

followd by a dance performance invoking Lord Ganesha by the students of GNC Dance

Academy. Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar read the Annual report about the progress of the

college, examination results, extracurricular activities and staff & student achievements

over the past academic year.

This was followed by a short speech by the Guest of Honor Dr. Magare who spoke

about the rise of Guru Nanak college as one of the pioneer institutes of education under

University of Mumbai.

Addressing the audience, Dr. Kiran Kumar opined that, “Character formation with the

right values rather than mere knowledge acquisition should be the purpose of education.”

He also spoke about India’s space mission and the role a college education system has

to play for the future of country’s space program.

This was followed by prize distribution function where more than 100 students received

various awards for academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular excellence.































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he epoch had finally arrived!! The prosperous eve of honoring our dear students

who had shined like jewels and brought laurels to our college over the past one
ANNUAL Tyear presented a sense of jubilation among the winners.


PRIZE The Annual Prize Distribution of the college was held on 3rd February, 2018.The ocassion



DISTRIBUTION was graced by ISRO chairman Dr. A. S Kiran Kumar who was the Chief guest and the
Guest of Honour was Pro Vice Chancellor of University of Mumbai Dr V. N. Magre. The

prize distribution started with a musical medley of old bollywood songs by our students

followd by a dance performance invoking Lord Ganesha by the students of GNC Dance

Academy. Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar read the Annual report about the progress of the

college, examination results, extracurricular activities and staff & student achievements

over the past academic year.

This was followed by a short speech by the Guest of Honor Dr. Magare who spoke

about the rise of Guru Nanak college as one of the pioneer institutes of education under

University of Mumbai.

Addressing the audience, Dr. Kiran Kumar opined that, “Character formation with the

right values rather than mere knowledge acquisition should be the purpose of education.”

He also spoke about India’s space mission and the role a college education system has

to play for the future of country’s space program.

This was followed by prize distribution function where more than 100 students received

various awards for academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular excellence.































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he word ‘Zeal', which represents enthusiasm, fire, fondness and great energy, is our college
fest where all the students of self-finance course unite in order to make this two day
Tevent successful. Students share a unique bond with ‘Zeal’ as they contribute
to the festival with their skills, talent and most importantly their time. ‘Zeal’ has
a unique and interesting theme every year. This year, the students voted

in for a unique combination of ‘Anime’ And ‘Amazon’ for the theme of
Zeal’18 – ‘ANIZON’. Students kept in mind the love and craze of
their generation for ‘Anime’ and the need to protect our mother
nature, thus, ‘Amazon’.
The festival included more than 30 events filled with
fun, intelligence and creativity. Students from various
colleges participated in huge numbers to showcase
their talents and skills. Events like creative writing,
debate competition and quiz competition gave

the participants the chance they deserved to
portray their IQ levels and word play. Sports
events like Cricket, Football and Lagori
showed us the team spirit and persistence
of the participants. “Creativity is the way of
sharing one’s soul with the world” and our
participants got the perfect opportunity to

do so thanks to events like T-shirt painting,
THE Boys’ who rocked the stage with the Rap
Fashion show, Poster making and Nail art.
Our audience witnessed multiple ‘Gully


event. It was an ‘entertainment paradise’
as soon as the dancing and singing event
kicked off.
As always the case in the end, it all boils down
to who gets the winning trophy. Vidyalankar

College took home the ‘Best College’ trophy
whereas Khalsa College bagged the ‘Best
Participants’ trophy. The ‘Best PR’ was awarded
to the crew of Wilson College and their leader was
named as the ‘Best CL’.
Before ‘Zeal 2k18’ could come to an end, the entire
audience was energized with the beats of the highly popular

rock band ‘MH43’. With flashlights in hand and hundreds of
feet tapping on the ground of Guru Nanak College, Zeal 2k18
came to a halt. The success of this event was not possible without
its core team, teacher co-ordinators and our honorable Principal Dr.
Vijay Dabholkar. The festival gave all the students as well as the participants
unforgettable memories and an emotional connect to the festival itself.

ANIZON
SAGA CONTINUES
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he word ‘Zeal', which represents enthusiasm, fire, fondness and great energy, is our college
fest where all the students of self-finance course unite in order to make this two day
Tevent successful. Students share a unique bond with ‘Zeal’ as they contribute
to the festival with their skills, talent and most importantly their time. ‘Zeal’ has
a unique and interesting theme every year. This year, the students voted

in for a unique combination of ‘Anime’ And ‘Amazon’ for the theme of
Zeal’18 – ‘ANIZON’. Students kept in mind the love and craze of
their generation for ‘Anime’ and the need to protect our mother
nature, thus, ‘Amazon’.
The festival included more than 30 events filled with
fun, intelligence and creativity. Students from various
colleges participated in huge numbers to showcase
their talents and skills. Events like creative writing,
debate competition and quiz competition gave

the participants the chance they deserved to
portray their IQ levels and word play. Sports
events like Cricket, Football and Lagori
showed us the team spirit and persistence
of the participants. “Creativity is the way of
sharing one’s soul with the world” and our
participants got the perfect opportunity to

do so thanks to events like T-shirt painting,
THE Boys’ who rocked the stage with the Rap
Fashion show, Poster making and Nail art.
Our audience witnessed multiple ‘Gully


event. It was an ‘entertainment paradise’
as soon as the dancing and singing event
kicked off.
As always the case in the end, it all boils down
to who gets the winning trophy. Vidyalankar

College took home the ‘Best College’ trophy
whereas Khalsa College bagged the ‘Best
Participants’ trophy. The ‘Best PR’ was awarded
to the crew of Wilson College and their leader was
named as the ‘Best CL’.
Before ‘Zeal 2k18’ could come to an end, the entire
audience was energized with the beats of the highly popular

rock band ‘MH43’. With flashlights in hand and hundreds of
feet tapping on the ground of Guru Nanak College, Zeal 2k18
came to a halt. The success of this event was not possible without
its core team, teacher co-ordinators and our honorable Principal Dr.
Vijay Dabholkar. The festival gave all the students as well as the participants
unforgettable memories and an emotional connect to the festival itself.

ANIZON
SAGA CONTINUES
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KALAUTSAV

































विज्ञान प्रशिक्षण आणण

विज्ञान प्रसञार यञांत मरञाठी िब्ञािलीची भूशमकञा



मातृभाषेतून विज्ानाचा प्रसार करण्ासाठी शब्ािलीची आिश्कता आहे. सामान् माणसाप्यंत विज्ानशाखेचं ज्ान
ala Utsav the Annual College festival with the taste of Indian culture was held on पोहचिण्ासाठी शब्ािली सहज ि सोप्ा भाषेतच असणे गरजेचं आहे शब्ािली ननमामाण करणा-्ांची भूममका
आग्रही नसािी पण अभ्ासक असािी. असं प्रनतपा्न सुप्रमसद्ध िैज्ाननक डॉ. श्ाम असोलेकर ्ांनी गुरुनानक
19th January, 2018. Renowned actors from Film Industry Mr. Sagar Talashikar and ‘महाविद्ाल्ातील रसा्नशास्त्र विभागाने आ्ोजजत के लेल्ा विज्ान प्रमशक्षण आणण विज्ान प्रसार ्ांत मराठी

KMs. Pallavi Wagh Kellar were the judges for various competitions. शब्ािलीची भूममका ्ा विष्ािरील ्ोन द्िसी् चचामासत्राच्ा उद्ाटन प्रसंगी के ले.
विज्ान आणण तंत्रज्ानातील निीन संशोधन विद्ार्ायंना समजेल अशा भाषेत मशकिून विज्ानाची गोडी
लािण्ाचं काम मशक्षकांना साध् वहािं ्ा उद्ेशाने आ्ोजजत के लेल्ा ्ा चचामासत्राला विज्ान ि तांत्त्रक शब्ािली
The event began with a ‘SKIT’ on Child Parent Relationship by The Grow Your Skill Team. आ्ोगाचे अध्क्ष डॉ. अिननश क ु मार ि िैज्ाननक अधधकारी डॉ. अशोक सेलिटकर ्ांच्ा बरोबर डॉ.भालचंद्र भणगे,
The Skit set the mood up for the other events of the day. It was followed by Singing अरुण फडके , डॉ.मसवद्धविना्क बिवे, डॉ.एस्.डी.पादटल, डॉ.िसंत माळी, डॉ. रवि, डॉ.शुभ्रता ममश्ा आणण डॉ. सधचन पुणेकर

Competition where Mr. Chitranshu Shrivastav of F.Y.B.M.M. made the entire audience ्ा िक््ांनी आपले विचार उपजस्थित प्रनतननधी समोर मांडले.
swing to his tunes and walked away with the First Prize. The Solo and Group dances मराठीतून विज्ान प्रसाराची आिश्कता असून ््ामुळे विद्ार्ायंमधील िैज्ाननक क ु तूहल जागृत होईल ि
प्ामा्ाने विज्ानननषठ समाज ननमामाण होण्ास चालना ममळेल. हा विचार िक््ांनी मांडला. मराठीतून विज्ान प्रसारासाठी
were the highlights of the event. The event ended with Fashion Show which was won आपण ितमामानपत्र ि ्ूरधचत्रिाणीप्रमाणेच सोशल ममडड्ाचा िापर करा्ला हिा आणण ्ात भाषा ि विज्ानाच्ा
by the B.M.M. team. This year Kala Utsav provided an opportunity for more than 300 अभ्ासकांनी पुढाकार घ्ािा अशी आग्रही भूममकाही व्कत के ली गेली. ्ा चचामासत्राचे आ्ोजन प्राचा्मा डॉ. विज्

students to showcase their talents and helped them break away from their cocoons. ्ाभोळकर ि प्रा. संतोष पाठारे ्ांनी के ले होते. ८ ि ९ डडसेंबर रोजी आ्ोजजत के लेल्ा ्ा चचामासत्रात ्ेशभरातील
शंभर प्रनतननधींनी ्ा चचामासत्रास उपजस्थिती- हजेरी लािली.

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KALAUTSAV

































विज्ञान प्रशिक्षण आणण

विज्ञान प्रसञार यञांत मरञाठी िब्ञािलीची भूशमकञा



मातृभाषेतून विज्ानाचा प्रसार करण्ासाठी शब्ािलीची आिश्कता आहे. सामान् माणसाप्यंत विज्ानशाखेचं ज्ान
ala Utsav the Annual College festival with the taste of Indian culture was held on पोहचिण्ासाठी शब्ािली सहज ि सोप्ा भाषेतच असणे गरजेचं आहे शब्ािली ननमामाण करणा-्ांची भूममका
आग्रही नसािी पण अभ्ासक असािी. असं प्रनतपा्न सुप्रमसद्ध िैज्ाननक डॉ. श्ाम असोलेकर ्ांनी गुरुनानक
19th January, 2018. Renowned actors from Film Industry Mr. Sagar Talashikar and ‘महाविद्ाल्ातील रसा्नशास्त्र विभागाने आ्ोजजत के लेल्ा विज्ान प्रमशक्षण आणण विज्ान प्रसार ्ांत मराठी

KMs. Pallavi Wagh Kellar were the judges for various competitions. शब्ािलीची भूममका ्ा विष्ािरील ्ोन द्िसी् चचामासत्राच्ा उद्ाटन प्रसंगी के ले.
विज्ान आणण तंत्रज्ानातील निीन संशोधन विद्ार्ायंना समजेल अशा भाषेत मशकिून विज्ानाची गोडी
लािण्ाचं काम मशक्षकांना साध् वहािं ्ा उद्ेशाने आ्ोजजत के लेल्ा ्ा चचामासत्राला विज्ान ि तांत्त्रक शब्ािली
The event began with a ‘SKIT’ on Child Parent Relationship by The Grow Your Skill Team. आ्ोगाचे अध्क्ष डॉ. अिननश क ु मार ि िैज्ाननक अधधकारी डॉ. अशोक सेलिटकर ्ांच्ा बरोबर डॉ.भालचंद्र भणगे,
The Skit set the mood up for the other events of the day. It was followed by Singing अरुण फडके , डॉ.मसवद्धविना्क बिवे, डॉ.एस्.डी.पादटल, डॉ.िसंत माळी, डॉ. रवि, डॉ.शुभ्रता ममश्ा आणण डॉ. सधचन पुणेकर

Competition where Mr. Chitranshu Shrivastav of F.Y.B.M.M. made the entire audience ्ा िक््ांनी आपले विचार उपजस्थित प्रनतननधी समोर मांडले.
swing to his tunes and walked away with the First Prize. The Solo and Group dances मराठीतून विज्ान प्रसाराची आिश्कता असून ््ामुळे विद्ार्ायंमधील िैज्ाननक क ु तूहल जागृत होईल ि
प्ामा्ाने विज्ानननषठ समाज ननमामाण होण्ास चालना ममळेल. हा विचार िक््ांनी मांडला. मराठीतून विज्ान प्रसारासाठी
were the highlights of the event. The event ended with Fashion Show which was won आपण ितमामानपत्र ि ्ूरधचत्रिाणीप्रमाणेच सोशल ममडड्ाचा िापर करा्ला हिा आणण ्ात भाषा ि विज्ानाच्ा
by the B.M.M. team. This year Kala Utsav provided an opportunity for more than 300 अभ्ासकांनी पुढाकार घ्ािा अशी आग्रही भूममकाही व्कत के ली गेली. ्ा चचामासत्राचे आ्ोजन प्राचा्मा डॉ. विज्

students to showcase their talents and helped them break away from their cocoons. ्ाभोळकर ि प्रा. संतोष पाठारे ्ांनी के ले होते. ८ ि ९ डडसेंबर रोजी आ्ोजजत के लेल्ा ्ा चचामासत्रात ्ेशभरातील
शंभर प्रनतननधींनी ्ा चचामासत्रास उपजस्थिती- हजेरी लािली.

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he United Nations World Tourism Organization has been celebrating various dimensions of
tourism since 1980. Since then every year the UNWTO zeroes in on a theme and a hosting
Tcountry. However, the celebrations happen in every corner of the world. This year too, the UNWTO
decided on ‘Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Development’ as the theme for 2017. Sustainable tourism
means a tourism that doesn’t harm or degrade the environment and at the same time ensures that the
development benefits percolates down to the lowest sub-sections of the society.
Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce have always been in the forefront of assimilating
contemporary issues in its curriculum and keep its students at par with the rest of the world. Hence, the
Departments of History and Environmental Studies took the reins in their hands to sensitize the youth
of today about preserving and conserving our heritage and culture. Thus, a series of 11 varied inter-
collegiate student centric events was organized on 19th December 2017 under the banner of ‘Time
Travel: A Journey to our Heritage’. These events were folk dancing, folk singing, short film making, street-
play, jingle making, photography, fashion show, quiz, wall painting, essay writing and travel stories. The
event was highlighted in the United Nations website and pinned on the World Map.
The student volunteers from the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce and Self-finance took the initiative
and interest in organizing this event. This army of young minds and high levels of energy were the
driving force behind this programme.
The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Sachin Mehta who is a pioneer in responsible and experiential
tourism. He is the Managing Director of Stuti Travels Pvt. Ltd. and the Business Expert in Tourism at
Economic Commission for Europe of United
Nations and Travel and Tourism Project working
group since 2015. He is currently involved in
many projects including ‘Developing Sustainable
Tourism in Remote Villages’. His expertise
in and proximity to the theme made him an
apt chief guest for the programme. His passion
for the subject and his experience kindled a
fire in the hearts of the students, thereby giving
the event a splendid start.
A power-packed and energetic Ganpati
TIME TRAVEL F.Y.B.Sc. from the Guru Nanak College Dance
performance
by the students of
dance
Academy and an ethereal and elegant Bharatnatyam performance during the inauguration had set the

A JOURNEY TO OUR HERITAGE mood for the upcoming events.
21 colleges, including the host college, from Mumbai and Mumbai Suburbs had participated in great
numbers for these events. Over 200 students from host and guest colleges had shown their literary,
acting, dancing, photography and fashion ability through these events. The preparation for these events
augmented their awareness about India’s diverse culture and rich heritage and they were able to share
their new found knowledge in the course of their performances. Saniya Ahmedji from Guru Nanak
Khalsa College bagged the Best Contingent Leader (CL) prize while V. P. M.’s R. Z. Shah College won
the best participating college. Guru Nanak College became the best college through its wins across
events. But being a host college, they forfeited the trophy and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, who was
second in line, won the Best college.
All of this was possible because of our sponsors who generously and whole-heartedly contributed for
such a grave and vital cause. Our media partner, Maharashtra Times helped us in covering the events
pre and post 19th December.
Many events have been organized all around the world since January 2017 and would be going on till
the end of the year. Time Travel: A Journey to our Heritage was one of the many events that had made
a humble yet imperative endeavor towards sustainable tourism. The overwhelming participation from
the students and the monetary and moral support from the sponsors made this event a grand success.


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he United Nations World Tourism Organization has been celebrating various dimensions of
tourism since 1980. Since then every year the UNWTO zeroes in on a theme and a hosting
Tcountry. However, the celebrations happen in every corner of the world. This year too, the UNWTO
decided on ‘Sustainable Tourism: A Tool for Development’ as the theme for 2017. Sustainable tourism
means a tourism that doesn’t harm or degrade the environment and at the same time ensures that the
development benefits percolates down to the lowest sub-sections of the society.
Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science and Commerce have always been in the forefront of assimilating
contemporary issues in its curriculum and keep its students at par with the rest of the world. Hence, the
Departments of History and Environmental Studies took the reins in their hands to sensitize the youth
of today about preserving and conserving our heritage and culture. Thus, a series of 11 varied inter-
collegiate student centric events was organized on 19th December 2017 under the banner of ‘Time
Travel: A Journey to our Heritage’. These events were folk dancing, folk singing, short film making, street-
play, jingle making, photography, fashion show, quiz, wall painting, essay writing and travel stories. The
event was highlighted in the United Nations website and pinned on the World Map.
The student volunteers from the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce and Self-finance took the initiative
and interest in organizing this event. This army of young minds and high levels of energy were the
driving force behind this programme.
The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Sachin Mehta who is a pioneer in responsible and experiential
tourism. He is the Managing Director of Stuti Travels Pvt. Ltd. and the Business Expert in Tourism at
Economic Commission for Europe of United
Nations and Travel and Tourism Project working
group since 2015. He is currently involved in
many projects including ‘Developing Sustainable
Tourism in Remote Villages’. His expertise
in and proximity to the theme made him an
apt chief guest for the programme. His passion
for the subject and his experience kindled a
fire in the hearts of the students, thereby giving
the event a splendid start.
A power-packed and energetic Ganpati
TIME TRAVEL F.Y.B.Sc. from the Guru Nanak College Dance
performance
by the students of
dance
Academy and an ethereal and elegant Bharatnatyam performance during the inauguration had set the

A JOURNEY TO OUR HERITAGE mood for the upcoming events.
21 colleges, including the host college, from Mumbai and Mumbai Suburbs had participated in great
numbers for these events. Over 200 students from host and guest colleges had shown their literary,
acting, dancing, photography and fashion ability through these events. The preparation for these events
augmented their awareness about India’s diverse culture and rich heritage and they were able to share
their new found knowledge in the course of their performances. Saniya Ahmedji from Guru Nanak
Khalsa College bagged the Best Contingent Leader (CL) prize while V. P. M.’s R. Z. Shah College won
the best participating college. Guru Nanak College became the best college through its wins across
events. But being a host college, they forfeited the trophy and Guru Nanak Khalsa College, who was
second in line, won the Best college.
All of this was possible because of our sponsors who generously and whole-heartedly contributed for
such a grave and vital cause. Our media partner, Maharashtra Times helped us in covering the events
pre and post 19th December.
Many events have been organized all around the world since January 2017 and would be going on till
the end of the year. Time Travel: A Journey to our Heritage was one of the many events that had made
a humble yet imperative endeavor towards sustainable tourism. The overwhelming participation from
the students and the monetary and moral support from the sponsors made this event a grand success.


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HEALTH CHECKUP CAMP BY IQAC






he IQAC of Guru Nanak College in association with the
Lions Club of Ballard Estate organized a free Health
TCheckup Camp on 21 November 2017. Teaching and
non-teaching staff from Schools and Colleges were invited
to participate in this venture and avail of tests like - Blood
sugar, hemoglobin, Bone mass density (BMD) and
Body Mass Index (BMI).
The checkup camp had a footfall of 60 people
who availed of the various tests on the

basis of which they were advised by a
team of experts from the Lions Club
spearheaded by Dr (Mrs) Sushil
Puniyani, Secretary of Lions Club,
Ballard Estate.
Feedback was also collected
and going by the positive
response of the event,
we plan to conduct

more such
events in the
future.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

“SUCCESS GENERATOR”








s the entire nation focuses on Skill Development even our college initiated the program, supported
by our Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar and B. B. I. In-charge Ms. Janshi Rengaswamy. The program
Awas conducted by Mr. Jose Michael on 14th March 2018.
The three master skills are required for any successful person i.e. People Skills, Persuasion Skills and
Prioritizing Skills. We took the first step to train the students on People Skills and its importance. The
program was conducted at college level since we believe in the saying “Catch them young and watch
them grow”. It was one day workshop comprising of the need, importance and types of interpersonal
skills. The content was explained to the students through various activities with their involvement to
make them understand more clearly. The students of F. Y. B. B. I. participated and got inspired by the
session.




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HEALTH CHECKUP CAMP BY IQAC






he IQAC of Guru Nanak College in association with the
Lions Club of Ballard Estate organized a free Health
TCheckup Camp on 21 November 2017. Teaching and
non-teaching staff from Schools and Colleges were invited
to participate in this venture and avail of tests like - Blood
sugar, hemoglobin, Bone mass density (BMD) and
Body Mass Index (BMI).
The checkup camp had a footfall of 60 people
who availed of the various tests on the

basis of which they were advised by a
team of experts from the Lions Club
spearheaded by Dr (Mrs) Sushil
Puniyani, Secretary of Lions Club,
Ballard Estate.
Feedback was also collected
and going by the positive
response of the event,
we plan to conduct

more such
events in the
future.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

“SUCCESS GENERATOR”








s the entire nation focuses on Skill Development even our college initiated the program, supported
by our Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar and B. B. I. In-charge Ms. Janshi Rengaswamy. The program
Awas conducted by Mr. Jose Michael on 14th March 2018.
The three master skills are required for any successful person i.e. People Skills, Persuasion Skills and
Prioritizing Skills. We took the first step to train the students on People Skills and its importance. The
program was conducted at college level since we believe in the saying “Catch them young and watch
them grow”. It was one day workshop comprising of the need, importance and types of interpersonal
skills. The content was explained to the students through various activities with their involvement to
make them understand more clearly. The students of F. Y. B. B. I. participated and got inspired by the
session.




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MINDSHARE 2018















“POWER IS GAINED BY SHARING KNOWLEDGE, NOT

HOARDING IT”

indshare is an Intercollegiate event

organized by the Department of Banking
M& Insurance through which information,
skills, expertise is exchanged among the
students. The event aims to develop a habit of

sharing knowledge with others. The activity of
sharing makes the students more comfortable
in dealing with each other and also helps in
developing coordination and efficiency of work.

Every year we have different themes and this
year we focused on competitive exams i.e. “How
to crack a competitive exam”.
The event was inaugurated by our Principal Dr.

Vijay Dabholkar on 24th January 2018. Assistant
Professor Surashri Suresh Adhav from Patkar
Varde College was invited as a resource person.
Mindshare was attended by 120 students of

different colleges and was a grand success.










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MINDSHARE 2018















“POWER IS GAINED BY SHARING KNOWLEDGE, NOT

HOARDING IT”

indshare is an Intercollegiate event

organized by the Department of Banking
M& Insurance through which information,
skills, expertise is exchanged among the
students. The event aims to develop a habit of

sharing knowledge with others. The activity of
sharing makes the students more comfortable
in dealing with each other and also helps in
developing coordination and efficiency of work.

Every year we have different themes and this
year we focused on competitive exams i.e. “How
to crack a competitive exam”.
The event was inaugurated by our Principal Dr.

Vijay Dabholkar on 24th January 2018. Assistant
Professor Surashri Suresh Adhav from Patkar
Varde College was invited as a resource person.
Mindshare was attended by 120 students of

different colleges and was a grand success.










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ustainable Development is the concept that appeared for the first time in 1987 , warning us
of the negative environment consequences of economic growth and globalization. Many of

Sthe challenges facing mankind such as climate change, water scarcity, inequality and hunger
can only be resloved at a global level by promoting Sustainabale Development. To get a deep insight
regarding the same a National Conference on "Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Achievements

and Challenges" was jointly organized by the Department of Accountancy, Economics and Political
Science.
The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Umesh Mundlye an environmentalist,
Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, Convener C. A. Gurdeep Singh and co-convener Mr. Dhananjay Channale
Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, in his address, welcomed all the delegates and participants. He also mentioned

that it is the need of the hour to protect our environment for sustainable development, and for this

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON purpose, we all can contribute by acting in a wise manner. His views on sustainable development were
immensely significant and added new insights to the subject. Co-convener, Mr. Dhananjay Channale, in
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES, his address, explained the objectives behind organizing the conference and the problems our world is

ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES facing today, with respect to sustainable development.
Dr. Umesh Mundlye, elaborated the work that he has done so far in water shed management projects in
Maharashtra and his involvement in various government projects for the protection and the conservation
of environment. He also explained how we can address the present environmental challenges by

conventional ideas and means, for which, we need to be observant enough to listen to the signs of
environment so as to act accordingly. Chief Guest’s address was followed by the release of conference
proceedings by Dr. Umesh Mundlye, Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, C. A. Gurdeep Singh, Mr. Dhananjay Channale,

and Vice-Principals.
Fifty-five participants had registered for the conference from Mumbai University, Goa University,
Amaravati University, IIM Ahmedabad.
The First Technical Session was chaired by Principal Dr. T. P. Ghule. 12 research papers were presented
during this session. Dr. T. P. Ghule read brief report of the session and gave valuable inputs to the

participants. This session was followed by lunch.
The Second technical Session was chaired by Principal Dr. Kinnarry Thakkar. 10 papers were presented
during this session. This session was followed by the valedictory function.

The Chief Guest for valedictory function was former college Principal Dr. Bina Punjabi. She appreciated
the efforts taken by the Principal, and the organizing team to make the conference successful and
gave her inputs on Sustainable Development. Dr. Kinnarry Thakkar shared her views on sustainable
development. Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar also appreciated and congratulated the participants and the
organizing team for managing and organizing this conference well. To end the sessions, Mr. Dhananjay

Channale, Co-convener read the report of the conference and thanked all the participants who had
come from across the country. The participants also shared their experiences of the conference and
thanked the college for organizing the event. The participation certificates were then distributed to all

the participants. The session ended along with the National Anthem.






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ustainable Development is the concept that appeared for the first time in 1987 , warning us
of the negative environment consequences of economic growth and globalization. Many of

Sthe challenges facing mankind such as climate change, water scarcity, inequality and hunger
can only be resloved at a global level by promoting Sustainabale Development. To get a deep insight
regarding the same a National Conference on "Sustainable Development: Perspectives, Achievements

and Challenges" was jointly organized by the Department of Accountancy, Economics and Political
Science.
The conference was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Umesh Mundlye an environmentalist,
Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, Convener C. A. Gurdeep Singh and co-convener Mr. Dhananjay Channale
Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, in his address, welcomed all the delegates and participants. He also mentioned

that it is the need of the hour to protect our environment for sustainable development, and for this

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON purpose, we all can contribute by acting in a wise manner. His views on sustainable development were
immensely significant and added new insights to the subject. Co-convener, Mr. Dhananjay Channale, in
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: PERSPECTIVES, his address, explained the objectives behind organizing the conference and the problems our world is

ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES facing today, with respect to sustainable development.
Dr. Umesh Mundlye, elaborated the work that he has done so far in water shed management projects in
Maharashtra and his involvement in various government projects for the protection and the conservation
of environment. He also explained how we can address the present environmental challenges by

conventional ideas and means, for which, we need to be observant enough to listen to the signs of
environment so as to act accordingly. Chief Guest’s address was followed by the release of conference
proceedings by Dr. Umesh Mundlye, Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, C. A. Gurdeep Singh, Mr. Dhananjay Channale,

and Vice-Principals.
Fifty-five participants had registered for the conference from Mumbai University, Goa University,
Amaravati University, IIM Ahmedabad.
The First Technical Session was chaired by Principal Dr. T. P. Ghule. 12 research papers were presented
during this session. Dr. T. P. Ghule read brief report of the session and gave valuable inputs to the

participants. This session was followed by lunch.
The Second technical Session was chaired by Principal Dr. Kinnarry Thakkar. 10 papers were presented
during this session. This session was followed by the valedictory function.

The Chief Guest for valedictory function was former college Principal Dr. Bina Punjabi. She appreciated
the efforts taken by the Principal, and the organizing team to make the conference successful and
gave her inputs on Sustainable Development. Dr. Kinnarry Thakkar shared her views on sustainable
development. Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar also appreciated and congratulated the participants and the
organizing team for managing and organizing this conference well. To end the sessions, Mr. Dhananjay

Channale, Co-convener read the report of the conference and thanked all the participants who had
come from across the country. The participants also shared their experiences of the conference and
thanked the college for organizing the event. The participation certificates were then distributed to all

the participants. The session ended along with the National Anthem.






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n 23rd February 2017, The Economics Club of Guru Nanak College organized a
OState Level Research paper presentation competition. A total of 67 participants
had registered for the competition from all over Maharashtra. Participants from Mumbai

University, Savitribai Phule Pune University to name a few were present.


The occasion was graced by Prof. Abhay Pethe, Head of the Department, Economics,
University of Mumbai who was the Chief Guest and economists Dr. Tanushree Mazumdar

and Dr. Suchitra Kumar who were the judges for the event.


The conference commenced with lighting of the lamp and Shabad in the presence of
Honorable Chief Guest, Prof. Abhay Pethe, Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, Convener Mr.

Dhananjay Channale and the President of the club Mr. Anip Mittal.


Prof.Abhay Pethe, in his address, elaborated the importance of work ethic essential for
today's youth for becoming successful. He shared the experience of his college days and

post-graduation and his passion for Economics right from his childhood. His views on
research were immensely significant which added new insights to the subject.


Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, the Principal, welcomed all the delegates and participants and wished

them luck. He mentioned the need of the hour for transformation in our socio-economic
structure and the significance such competitions play in that direction.


The research paper competition was split into two sessions, a total of 36 research papers

were presented during the two sessions. Dr. Suchitra Kumar & Dr. Tanushree Mazumdar
read out a brief report of the two sessions and also gave their valuable inputs to the
presenters.



This session was followed by the valedictory function where Dr. Suchitra Kumar & Dr.
State Level Research Paper Presentation Tanushree Mazumdar shared her views on Socio-economic development. Principal
Dr. Vijay Dabholkar also appreciated and congratulated student participants and the
Competition for students organizing team. The event ended with Mr. Dhananjay Channale, Convener reading the


on report and the participants sharing their experiences .


“Transforming Nation: Socio - Economic


Development in India”




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n 23rd February 2017, The Economics Club of Guru Nanak College organized a
OState Level Research paper presentation competition. A total of 67 participants
had registered for the competition from all over Maharashtra. Participants from Mumbai

University, Savitribai Phule Pune University to name a few were present.


The occasion was graced by Prof. Abhay Pethe, Head of the Department, Economics,
University of Mumbai who was the Chief Guest and economists Dr. Tanushree Mazumdar

and Dr. Suchitra Kumar who were the judges for the event.


The conference commenced with lighting of the lamp and Shabad in the presence of
Honorable Chief Guest, Prof. Abhay Pethe, Principal Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, Convener Mr.

Dhananjay Channale and the President of the club Mr. Anip Mittal.


Prof.Abhay Pethe, in his address, elaborated the importance of work ethic essential for
today's youth for becoming successful. He shared the experience of his college days and

post-graduation and his passion for Economics right from his childhood. His views on
research were immensely significant which added new insights to the subject.


Dr. Vijay Dabholkar, the Principal, welcomed all the delegates and participants and wished

them luck. He mentioned the need of the hour for transformation in our socio-economic
structure and the significance such competitions play in that direction.


The research paper competition was split into two sessions, a total of 36 research papers

were presented during the two sessions. Dr. Suchitra Kumar & Dr. Tanushree Mazumdar
read out a brief report of the two sessions and also gave their valuable inputs to the
presenters.



This session was followed by the valedictory function where Dr. Suchitra Kumar & Dr.
State Level Research Paper Presentation Tanushree Mazumdar shared her views on Socio-economic development. Principal
Dr. Vijay Dabholkar also appreciated and congratulated student participants and the
Competition for students organizing team. The event ended with Mr. Dhananjay Channale, Convener reading the


on report and the participants sharing their experiences .


“Transforming Nation: Socio - Economic


Development in India”




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MINDSPACE

WO RD FA CT O R Y








“With Love And Patience, On the flip side, it possesses its share of
drawbacks as well,people today have lost
Nothing Is Impossible.” the urge to remain patient…then be it from
smaller tasks that one might have to encounter
to major upheavals. How many times do we
get impatient and irritated while facing the
problem of slow Internet speed? How many
minutes today are we prepared to stand in a
queue without grumbling? Do we ever wait
patiently for our chance to come during an
appointment once the clock starts ticking
over the quarter mark? Clearly we have lost
our ability to remain clam than we used to
earlier. But the question is have we become
individuals wanting to get things instantly
without perseverance? And if that is so is this
having an impact on our lives in a negative
way? Our we losing out on our relationships
way too frequently than they used to be
a few decades ago? These questions are
for us to evaluate and introspect. We need
to understand that it is important to evolve
and change with the changing times but at
the same time we need to make sure that it
Has patience doesn’t be an impediment on our lives in any
way.
At the same time, understanding the
indeed remained importance of patience is the need of the
hour. On one hand one can’t just wait for the
favorable time to occur hoping for the time
a virtue? with every minute or second lost equivalent to a lost to be ripe, but on the other hand, it is also
opportunity. In today’s era of cut throat competition, imperative to understand that with growing
surviving and sustaining has become an ordeal. changes we have lost the importance of
‘Patience is virtue’ has become one of the most commonly used cliché we all have been accustomed People have to remain on their toes all the time patience and so within correct measure must
to listening. But given the modern fast paced world that we are living in, is it realistically possible for us and as a result the virtue of patience is gradually be incorporated as a part of our daily lives as
to abide by this virtue? beginning to fade away. The rapid pace in growth patience enables in better decision making
We have all frequently heard people around us saying stuff like ‘goods things come to those who wait’ or of telecom industry, introduction of mobile banking coupled with building up a strong personality.
‘the longer you wait, the luckier you get’. But actually is it just about playing the waiting game? Imagine for quick transfer of money, advancement brought
a person having applied for a job keeps waiting and waiting in anticipation of a positive response or about with advent of new processors, the ability to
for that matter a person wanting to start a business venture keeps waiting till the odds are stacked in get efficient service while saving time has gained
his favour or consider a case where a person keeps praying to God with the hope of his prayers bring considerable significance. Considering these
answered. Would patience being a virtue be justified in such contexts? advancements brought about on the technological
The saying ‘patience is virtue’ first emerged back in the 14th century in a poem written by Piers Plowman. front primarily for fulfilling tasks within short span of Kaustubh Potdar
Although the phrase does hold true even today but as a matter of fact in modern times it would be time, it is further justified that patience being a virtue S.Y.B.A.
slightly difficult to abide by it given the changing trends and pace at which the world is moving ahead has no longer remained the thing of the present.


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MINDSPACE

WO RD FA CT O R Y








“With Love And Patience, On the flip side, it possesses its share of
drawbacks as well,people today have lost
Nothing Is Impossible.” the urge to remain patient…then be it from
smaller tasks that one might have to encounter
to major upheavals. How many times do we
get impatient and irritated while facing the
problem of slow Internet speed? How many
minutes today are we prepared to stand in a
queue without grumbling? Do we ever wait
patiently for our chance to come during an
appointment once the clock starts ticking
over the quarter mark? Clearly we have lost
our ability to remain clam than we used to
earlier. But the question is have we become
individuals wanting to get things instantly
without perseverance? And if that is so is this
having an impact on our lives in a negative
way? Our we losing out on our relationships
way too frequently than they used to be
a few decades ago? These questions are
for us to evaluate and introspect. We need
to understand that it is important to evolve
and change with the changing times but at
the same time we need to make sure that it
Has patience doesn’t be an impediment on our lives in any
way.
At the same time, understanding the
indeed remained importance of patience is the need of the
hour. On one hand one can’t just wait for the
favorable time to occur hoping for the time
a virtue? with every minute or second lost equivalent to a lost to be ripe, but on the other hand, it is also
opportunity. In today’s era of cut throat competition, imperative to understand that with growing
surviving and sustaining has become an ordeal. changes we have lost the importance of
‘Patience is virtue’ has become one of the most commonly used cliché we all have been accustomed People have to remain on their toes all the time patience and so within correct measure must
to listening. But given the modern fast paced world that we are living in, is it realistically possible for us and as a result the virtue of patience is gradually be incorporated as a part of our daily lives as
to abide by this virtue? beginning to fade away. The rapid pace in growth patience enables in better decision making
We have all frequently heard people around us saying stuff like ‘goods things come to those who wait’ or of telecom industry, introduction of mobile banking coupled with building up a strong personality.
‘the longer you wait, the luckier you get’. But actually is it just about playing the waiting game? Imagine for quick transfer of money, advancement brought
a person having applied for a job keeps waiting and waiting in anticipation of a positive response or about with advent of new processors, the ability to
for that matter a person wanting to start a business venture keeps waiting till the odds are stacked in get efficient service while saving time has gained
his favour or consider a case where a person keeps praying to God with the hope of his prayers bring considerable significance. Considering these
answered. Would patience being a virtue be justified in such contexts? advancements brought about on the technological
The saying ‘patience is virtue’ first emerged back in the 14th century in a poem written by Piers Plowman. front primarily for fulfilling tasks within short span of Kaustubh Potdar
Although the phrase does hold true even today but as a matter of fact in modern times it would be time, it is further justified that patience being a virtue S.Y.B.A.
slightly difficult to abide by it given the changing trends and pace at which the world is moving ahead has no longer remained the thing of the present.


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MINDSPACE

W O RD FA CT O R Y




CHANGE







We have all heard that change unknown. Whatever one does for
is inevitable but at the same time the first time, there is always a lot of
most people avoid change. We often anxiety, concern and doubt over it.
hear that; ‘Change is the precursor The moment a person does any task
of growth,’ but then do we really or deals with any situation for the first
embrace change or avoid the same? time, he or she walks that path and
More often we avoid the change and walking on the same path next time
we definitely never try to cause the becomes relatively easier.
change. In spite of knowing that Irrespective of whether an individual
CHANGE IS change can be a stepping stone achieves his or her desired results or
to success or growth, we neglect not they grow, they grow in the source
the same and then there is always that they have learnt their lessons.
A PROCESS a very solid reason for it. Let us The lessons about what to do or
examine what could be the reason what not to do? The lessons about
what works and what doesn’t work?
for avoiding change.
One of the basic reasons is that Lessons about how to do or how not
NOT AN EVENT ! change makes one uncomfortable. to do a particular task, lessons about
To change means to give up one’s what to say and what not to say?
status quo. In other words, change If the process of going through
breaks a person’s comfort zone. unfamiliarity or uncertainty in other
Whatever be the nature of change, words the process of change is going
it requires extra effort, more work to bring growth then why should one
and at times newer skills. It requires avoid it? Why not embrace change or
a person to give up something, cause change. If an individual wants
may be give up one’s old ways of to really grow in life then he has to
doing things, or give up doing things be ready for the change. It may not
what were comfortable or give up be easy to be prepared for change
the familiarity altogether. In other but the results in life at the end will
words, change requires people to be extraordinary, so if you want to
travel to unfamiliar paths. One of be extraordinary then embrace the
the biggest fear that stop people change because change is the key
from taking actions is the fear of for growth.













Anjali Sharma
S.Y.B.Com (B)


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CHANGE







We have all heard that change unknown. Whatever one does for
is inevitable but at the same time the first time, there is always a lot of
most people avoid change. We often anxiety, concern and doubt over it.
hear that; ‘Change is the precursor The moment a person does any task
of growth,’ but then do we really or deals with any situation for the first
embrace change or avoid the same? time, he or she walks that path and
More often we avoid the change and walking on the same path next time
we definitely never try to cause the becomes relatively easier.
change. In spite of knowing that Irrespective of whether an individual
CHANGE IS change can be a stepping stone achieves his or her desired results or
to success or growth, we neglect not they grow, they grow in the source
the same and then there is always that they have learnt their lessons.
A PROCESS a very solid reason for it. Let us The lessons about what to do or
examine what could be the reason what not to do? The lessons about
what works and what doesn’t work?
for avoiding change.
One of the basic reasons is that Lessons about how to do or how not
NOT AN EVENT ! change makes one uncomfortable. to do a particular task, lessons about
To change means to give up one’s what to say and what not to say?
status quo. In other words, change If the process of going through
breaks a person’s comfort zone. unfamiliarity or uncertainty in other
Whatever be the nature of change, words the process of change is going
it requires extra effort, more work to bring growth then why should one
and at times newer skills. It requires avoid it? Why not embrace change or
a person to give up something, cause change. If an individual wants
may be give up one’s old ways of to really grow in life then he has to
doing things, or give up doing things be ready for the change. It may not
what were comfortable or give up be easy to be prepared for change
the familiarity altogether. In other but the results in life at the end will
words, change requires people to be extraordinary, so if you want to
travel to unfamiliar paths. One of be extraordinary then embrace the
the biggest fear that stop people change because change is the key
from taking actions is the fear of for growth.













Anjali Sharma
S.Y.B.Com (B)


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KERALA



FLOODS










Rains, lots of rains, that's all ot took for kerala to be flooded in neck deep water, causing massive
landslides to lay waste to roades and homes and taking hundreds of lives. Red alert was issued
to all the major cities except four. The death count rose to 357 people and with more than 1 million
people relocated to shelters, the people of kerala and their mind are in total havoc. With over 9,06,400
hectares of lands destroyed and with loss exceeding 20000 crores, surely PM's relief fund of Rs. 320
crores wouldn't do much. With many government servants offering their one day's pay and many ngo's Now the question arises that, wasn't
, educational institutes collecting mre's, clothes and funds, the stress for the same may have been the disaster management ready for
lifted, but not by much. such a catastrophe? Couldn't India's
meteorological department forcast such
heavy rainfalls? The officials said that
they had predicted the heavy rainfalls
but could not predict their continuity.















The major work of the state is to rehabilitate and reshelter the people of kerala, provide them with good
clothes and food. It has to ensure minimum epidemic disasters. We pray for people of kerala to return
back to normalcy both physically and mentally.












-Vaishnavi Ravi (FYBMM)

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KERALA



FLOODS










Rains, lots of rains, that's all ot took for kerala to be flooded in neck deep water, causing massive
landslides to lay waste to roades and homes and taking hundreds of lives. Red alert was issued
to all the major cities except four. The death count rose to 357 people and with more than 1 million
people relocated to shelters, the people of kerala and their mind are in total havoc. With over 9,06,400
hectares of lands destroyed and with loss exceeding 20000 crores, surely PM's relief fund of Rs. 320
crores wouldn't do much. With many government servants offering their one day's pay and many ngo's Now the question arises that, wasn't
, educational institutes collecting mre's, clothes and funds, the stress for the same may have been the disaster management ready for
lifted, but not by much. such a catastrophe? Couldn't India's
meteorological department forcast such
heavy rainfalls? The officials said that
they had predicted the heavy rainfalls
but could not predict their continuity.















The major work of the state is to rehabilitate and reshelter the people of kerala, provide them with good
clothes and food. It has to ensure minimum epidemic disasters. We pray for people of kerala to return
back to normalcy both physically and mentally.












-Vaishnavi Ravi (FYBMM)

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Are values and morals outdated concepts?






What role do values play today, ask many who are faced with corruption all around. A person would not
even survive today with the so-called values. Is it really a possible to do business without the bribery
in this country? Can a politician be honest, and still manages his election spending? Get real! Insider
trading, lobbying are the order of the day. But there are those who say that nevertheless, we cannot
give up on values. Both perspectives seem to hold some water. So should we have values or discard
them as old fashioned?
Perhaps the confusion can be removed by understanding ‘values’. Values are usually understood to
be some behavior patterns- telling the truth, being punctual and clean, not indulging in bribery and
corruption, and vegetarianism, for example.
Having values means giving value to something. Finding something important. How we know what is
important is by understanding the fact of life. Hence having values is being established in the fact of
life. So, to have value is to understand life. When our understanding of life is appropriate, we value the
right things. These correct values are known as higher values.
To have long values is to put the ascent on the wrong syllable, to consider non-essential as essential
here are some examples. At a physical level to consider look more important than health; to consider
money more important than work. As a mental level: to consider being love more important than being
loving. At the intellectual level: to consider gathering of information more important than wisdom and
clarity. At the moral able to consider what I get to be more important than what I become. At the special
level: to consider the robes, rituals and paraphernalia as more important than the goal of enlightenment,
moksha.
Adi Sankara says in Bhaja Govindam: “Nitya Anitya Viveka Vichara”-reflection and discrimination
of what is eternal and non-eternal; what is permanent and what is passing. Values are simply the
knowledge of what last and what passed away. When we value impermanent things, the result is
wrong, or more precisely, those are lower values. The more important things we value, the highest said
to be our values.
Money is no doubt a very useful thing. But its use is restricted to sense-objects. You can use money
to transact in sense-object. You can buy food not appetite. Bed, not sleep. That does not mean we
discard money. It simply means that we understand its worth. Giving it the right values means neither
exaggerating nor underestimating its worth.
Similarly, emotions-if we are reliant on the emotions of other, we subjugate ours live to the whims of
other. But if we can shower love, we stay independent of the weather of people. And so, too knowledge.
Information gathering never gave anybody knowledge. It is clearly knowledge that gives knowledge.
When you are able to map your current circumstance on the fact of life, you can make better decisions
& reach your goal faster. Values or facts of life are like maps that tell us ground realities. Yet many
people take them as suppositions and therein lies the fallacy.
Hence values are the values we give something based on our understanding of life. When we value
more lasting thing, it is called higher values. When we values impermanent things, it is called lower
values.




Terence Gomez
F.Y.B.Com (C)


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Are values and morals outdated concepts?






What role do values play today, ask many who are faced with corruption all around. A person would not
even survive today with the so-called values. Is it really a possible to do business without the bribery
in this country? Can a politician be honest, and still manages his election spending? Get real! Insider
trading, lobbying are the order of the day. But there are those who say that nevertheless, we cannot
give up on values. Both perspectives seem to hold some water. So should we have values or discard
them as old fashioned?
Perhaps the confusion can be removed by understanding ‘values’. Values are usually understood to
be some behavior patterns- telling the truth, being punctual and clean, not indulging in bribery and
corruption, and vegetarianism, for example.
Having values means giving value to something. Finding something important. How we know what is
important is by understanding the fact of life. Hence having values is being established in the fact of
life. So, to have value is to understand life. When our understanding of life is appropriate, we value the
right things. These correct values are known as higher values.
To have long values is to put the ascent on the wrong syllable, to consider non-essential as essential
here are some examples. At a physical level to consider look more important than health; to consider
money more important than work. As a mental level: to consider being love more important than being
loving. At the intellectual level: to consider gathering of information more important than wisdom and
clarity. At the moral able to consider what I get to be more important than what I become. At the special
level: to consider the robes, rituals and paraphernalia as more important than the goal of enlightenment,
moksha.
Adi Sankara says in Bhaja Govindam: “Nitya Anitya Viveka Vichara”-reflection and discrimination
of what is eternal and non-eternal; what is permanent and what is passing. Values are simply the
knowledge of what last and what passed away. When we value impermanent things, the result is
wrong, or more precisely, those are lower values. The more important things we value, the highest said
to be our values.
Money is no doubt a very useful thing. But its use is restricted to sense-objects. You can use money
to transact in sense-object. You can buy food not appetite. Bed, not sleep. That does not mean we
discard money. It simply means that we understand its worth. Giving it the right values means neither
exaggerating nor underestimating its worth.
Similarly, emotions-if we are reliant on the emotions of other, we subjugate ours live to the whims of
other. But if we can shower love, we stay independent of the weather of people. And so, too knowledge.
Information gathering never gave anybody knowledge. It is clearly knowledge that gives knowledge.
When you are able to map your current circumstance on the fact of life, you can make better decisions
& reach your goal faster. Values or facts of life are like maps that tell us ground realities. Yet many
people take them as suppositions and therein lies the fallacy.
Hence values are the values we give something based on our understanding of life. When we value
more lasting thing, it is called higher values. When we values impermanent things, it is called lower
values.




Terence Gomez
F.Y.B.Com (C)


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“Happiness is when


HAPPINESS what you think,




INDEX what you say, &



what you do are in harmony.”

-Mahatma Ghandhi







Mahatma Gandhi said , Happiness is
when what you think, what you say, and what as to how a country like Norway climbed to the
you do are in harmony. But that spoken, top despite fall in the oil prices, depressing Nordic
India is in complete disharmony and far weather. Norway achieved and maintained its
from its ‘Acche din’ ideal. India has dropped high happiness not because of its oil wealth, but
from 118th to 122nd among 155 countries in spite of it. Reports suggest that by choosing
in the 2017 world happiness index, a list to produce its oil slowly, and investing the
topped by Norway followed by Denmark produce for the future rather than spending in
and Iceland. Nations such as China (79), the present, Norway has insulated itself from the
Pakistan (80), Nepal (99),Bangladesh (110) boom and bust cycle of many other resource-rich
Iraq(117) and Sri Lanka(120) better India Economies.
on the rankings. India ranks 122nd, behind
Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal in the However doing this successfully requires high
global list of the happiest countries. So level of mutual trust, shared purpose, generosity
what is the cause of India’s unhappiness? and good governance. All these factors help in
Everything from poor life expectancy, job keeping Norway and other top countries where
dissatisfaction to lack of social support, income, health and life expectancy. Although they are in happiness index rankings.
trust in Government and business seem to GDP per capita income is one of the metric for
be the reasons. measurement, which has been improving all the
time, it proves again that money does not bring
Norway was ranked as the happiest happiness every time.
country in the world according to world
happiness report, 2017. Norway jumped Experts now agree that other measures such
three sports from previous year displacing as social support, spirit of generosity, freedom of Deepa Yadav
Denmark, which had held the top spot choice all of which go into the happiness index S.Y.B.A.
for three out of the past four years. India matter as well along with other Economic metrics
ranked a near bottom in six factors namely such as GDP and inflation. It is interesting to note








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W O RD FA CT O R Y







“Happiness is when


HAPPINESS what you think,




INDEX what you say, &



what you do are in harmony.”

-Mahatma Ghandhi







Mahatma Gandhi said , Happiness is
when what you think, what you say, and what as to how a country like Norway climbed to the
you do are in harmony. But that spoken, top despite fall in the oil prices, depressing Nordic
India is in complete disharmony and far weather. Norway achieved and maintained its
from its ‘Acche din’ ideal. India has dropped high happiness not because of its oil wealth, but
from 118th to 122nd among 155 countries in spite of it. Reports suggest that by choosing
in the 2017 world happiness index, a list to produce its oil slowly, and investing the
topped by Norway followed by Denmark produce for the future rather than spending in
and Iceland. Nations such as China (79), the present, Norway has insulated itself from the
Pakistan (80), Nepal (99),Bangladesh (110) boom and bust cycle of many other resource-rich
Iraq(117) and Sri Lanka(120) better India Economies.
on the rankings. India ranks 122nd, behind
Pakistan and poorest-of-poor Nepal in the However doing this successfully requires high
global list of the happiest countries. So level of mutual trust, shared purpose, generosity
what is the cause of India’s unhappiness? and good governance. All these factors help in
Everything from poor life expectancy, job keeping Norway and other top countries where
dissatisfaction to lack of social support, income, health and life expectancy. Although they are in happiness index rankings.
trust in Government and business seem to GDP per capita income is one of the metric for
be the reasons. measurement, which has been improving all the
time, it proves again that money does not bring
Norway was ranked as the happiest happiness every time.
country in the world according to world
happiness report, 2017. Norway jumped Experts now agree that other measures such
three sports from previous year displacing as social support, spirit of generosity, freedom of Deepa Yadav
Denmark, which had held the top spot choice all of which go into the happiness index S.Y.B.A.
for three out of the past four years. India matter as well along with other Economic metrics
ranked a near bottom in six factors namely such as GDP and inflation. It is interesting to note








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The Bible enlightens us that it is human needed. It is during this time that our faith is
to feel angry and there may be occasions shaken up and there is despondency. Even
when anger seems to be appropriate. during adverse circumstances, we should
God want us to grow and evolve, by try our best to stay away from anger and
renouncing anger. This is because anger depression because God has a bigger plan
never solves a problem and it ends up for us. These are the time when God uses
making us wicked and opposes the pain and suffering to break our ignorance,
righteous life that God wants us to live. test our faith and help us build perseverance.
Therefore we must focus all our strength
in overcoming anger. Nonetheless, the Bible also establishes
of fine distinction between egoistic and
Some of us may feel extremely vulnerable righteous anger. It clearly stated that the
while executing this. We have a fear that anger that needs to be given up is a former
if we don’t defend ourselves aggressively one which usually comes up when our
the whole world might take us for a ride. self-centered gets shaken up. In contrast,
RETHINKING ANGER Then who will protect them and take care righteous anger arises when someone
violates God’s Commandments and truth
of our needs? At the outset this worry
seems to be logical and true, but the consciousness. Evils such as sexual assault,
violence, terrorism, ethnic cleansing and
MANAGEMENT mystical perspectives reassures us that torture will enrage those who love God. This
we need not worry if people threaten or
latter type of anger is not wrong because it
violate our rights. God invariably is there
to guide us and nourish our body, mind aims at the formation of negative forces.
and soul. All that is required on our part is
to purify our desire, surrender to him like All this bring us to the realization that

Anger is a primitive emotion. Let’s face it; we all get angry over big, small and imaginary things. We a child and then make a request for what anger is very complex. There are no easy
become Furious when our well-being is threatened, our needs and expectations are not met, or when we need, and it will be certainly fulfilled. answers. We need a lot of self awareness,
justice is denied. Anger can be varying from slight annoyance to blind wrath. Under its spell, people There could still the moment when you a true surrender and a steadfast will help us
often venture to strike back. Blinded by rage, the individual loses season and may end up harming feel that God has not granted us what we understand and deal with our anger.
himself or others- sometimes with dreadful results.

Interestingly, anger seems to also have a positive side. In the course of evaluation, it has served a
vital function in helping people protect themselves during threat. Anger makes the weakest of the lot
appears intimidating and scares away enemies. The person who is angry is letting others know that Terence Gomez
they ought to step back and stop trampling upon his interest. That’s why anger management is tricky; it F.Y.B.Com (C)
becomes difficult to know where to draw the line.


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The Bible enlightens us that it is human needed. It is during this time that our faith is
to feel angry and there may be occasions shaken up and there is despondency. Even
when anger seems to be appropriate. during adverse circumstances, we should
God want us to grow and evolve, by try our best to stay away from anger and
renouncing anger. This is because anger depression because God has a bigger plan
never solves a problem and it ends up for us. These are the time when God uses
making us wicked and opposes the pain and suffering to break our ignorance,
righteous life that God wants us to live. test our faith and help us build perseverance.
Therefore we must focus all our strength
in overcoming anger. Nonetheless, the Bible also establishes
of fine distinction between egoistic and
Some of us may feel extremely vulnerable righteous anger. It clearly stated that the
while executing this. We have a fear that anger that needs to be given up is a former
if we don’t defend ourselves aggressively one which usually comes up when our
the whole world might take us for a ride. self-centered gets shaken up. In contrast,
RETHINKING ANGER Then who will protect them and take care righteous anger arises when someone
violates God’s Commandments and truth
of our needs? At the outset this worry
seems to be logical and true, but the consciousness. Evils such as sexual assault,
violence, terrorism, ethnic cleansing and
MANAGEMENT mystical perspectives reassures us that torture will enrage those who love God. This
we need not worry if people threaten or
latter type of anger is not wrong because it
violate our rights. God invariably is there
to guide us and nourish our body, mind aims at the formation of negative forces.
and soul. All that is required on our part is
to purify our desire, surrender to him like All this bring us to the realization that

Anger is a primitive emotion. Let’s face it; we all get angry over big, small and imaginary things. We a child and then make a request for what anger is very complex. There are no easy
become Furious when our well-being is threatened, our needs and expectations are not met, or when we need, and it will be certainly fulfilled. answers. We need a lot of self awareness,
justice is denied. Anger can be varying from slight annoyance to blind wrath. Under its spell, people There could still the moment when you a true surrender and a steadfast will help us
often venture to strike back. Blinded by rage, the individual loses season and may end up harming feel that God has not granted us what we understand and deal with our anger.
himself or others- sometimes with dreadful results.

Interestingly, anger seems to also have a positive side. In the course of evaluation, it has served a
vital function in helping people protect themselves during threat. Anger makes the weakest of the lot
appears intimidating and scares away enemies. The person who is angry is letting others know that Terence Gomez
they ought to step back and stop trampling upon his interest. That’s why anger management is tricky; it F.Y.B.Com (C)
becomes difficult to know where to draw the line.


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The History of Painting









The history of painting is a
never ending chain that began with the very
first picture ever made. Each style grows
out of the styles that come before it. Every
great artist adds to the accomplishments
of earlier painters and influences later
painters.
We can enjoy a painting for
its beauty alone. It’s line, forms colors and
composition ( arrangement of parts ) may
appeal to our sense’s and linger in our
memories. But enjoyment of art increase
as well learns when , why & how it was
created.
A painting always describes
something. It may describe the artist’s
impression of a scene or person. It also
describes the artist’s feeling about the art
of painting itself. Suppose, for example,
the artist paints a picture of the birth of
the Venus, the Roman goddess of love a
subject from the more recent version that
could not have been learned from the older
one. Why do the painters bother to do the
same scene again? The answer is that
they want to tell us something new about
the way the scene can be painted. In a
way, the artist is saying “I have painted the
birth of Venus as no other artists before me
painted it.” The artist not only depicts the
birth of Venus but also make a statement
about the art of painting itself.
Many factors have influenced the
history of painting. Geography, religion,
national characteristics, historic event and
the development of new materials - all help
to shape the artists version. Throughout
history, painting has mirrored the changing
world and our ideas about it. In turn, artists
have provided some of the Best Record of
the development of civilization, sometimes
Sonam Pawar revealing more than the written word.
F.Y. B.A.F

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The History of Painting









The history of painting is a
never ending chain that began with the very
first picture ever made. Each style grows
out of the styles that come before it. Every
great artist adds to the accomplishments
of earlier painters and influences later
painters.
We can enjoy a painting for
its beauty alone. It’s line, forms colors and
composition ( arrangement of parts ) may
appeal to our sense’s and linger in our
memories. But enjoyment of art increase
as well learns when , why & how it was
created.
A painting always describes
something. It may describe the artist’s
impression of a scene or person. It also
describes the artist’s feeling about the art
of painting itself. Suppose, for example,
the artist paints a picture of the birth of
the Venus, the Roman goddess of love a
subject from the more recent version that
could not have been learned from the older
one. Why do the painters bother to do the
same scene again? The answer is that
they want to tell us something new about
the way the scene can be painted. In a
way, the artist is saying “I have painted the
birth of Venus as no other artists before me
painted it.” The artist not only depicts the
birth of Venus but also make a statement
about the art of painting itself.
Many factors have influenced the
history of painting. Geography, religion,
national characteristics, historic event and
the development of new materials - all help
to shape the artists version. Throughout
history, painting has mirrored the changing
world and our ideas about it. In turn, artists
have provided some of the Best Record of
the development of civilization, sometimes
Sonam Pawar revealing more than the written word.
F.Y. B.A.F

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Though a deity is usually made of stone, it has presence. But, to draw divinity out of stone, a devotee’s
intense prayer & supplication are needed. The vedas declare that god pervades every atom of the
universe. By that logic, nothing can be excluded.
In Hinduism, the deity plays an important role. Proponents the Dvaita School of philosophy wittingly
create a distinction between god & devotee. They want a visible form to adore & worship. Though
Advaita is the ultimate goal, there are those who relish bhakti marg, which establishes a personal &
loving relationship between the devotee & the divine. The relationship envisages a personal god with
form, who can be invoked & adored. Thus multifarious deities are crafted to exact specifications as laid
down in the Vedas. Secondly, when a deity is placed at a shrine, a ceremony called, “Prana Pratishta”
is duly performed, as per Vedic guidelines, by which the divine essence of the god or goddess is invited
& infused into the image.
The shrine becomes a sacred spot for the devout to express their devotion. Though the divine is
omnipresent, omnipotent & omniscient, only enlightened beings can experience this. For simple,
worldly souls, the hurly-burly of existence presents constant challenges & obstacles that call for daily
attention. To see the divine everywhere through this daily struggles, is not always workable. Marked out
consecrated spot, assist in marshaling faith & attention towards divinity. Just as a house has a living
What room, bedroom & dining room, for specific associated activities, at different times, a marked out spot

for God, at home or outside, become sacred space to connect to the divine.
Rituals always potentially facilitate direct communion with the divine. ‘God’ is ever immanent and all
Happens it takes is a heart brimming with devotion to draw him out. The ardent belief that the deity is alive &
responsive makes it so. This is not a fanciful fable to the community of the devout. They will go back
again & again to their beloved shrine to repeat the experience & garner blessing.
In Sri Sathya Sai Baba says of the many prevalent forms of gods & goddess in Hinduism, Each names
& forms is indicative of an aspect of divinity. Each one is a facet, a part, a ray of the supreme…in fact,
everywhere you look the attributes less divine has taken on attributes. Without the help of name & form
you cannot comprehend the formless divine. Even Shankara, the biggest proponents of non-dualism,
The worshiped image in childhood, as he realized the value of saguna-swarupa…therefore he advised

Saguna-Aradhana to the large majority of the people even later in his life.
Places of worship provide structure and discipline for remembering the supreme. This promotes humility,
Presence and nurtures the devotional instinct & desire for purifying impulses. Legion are stories of devotees
visiting a shrine at a hallowed spot, and feeling overwhelmed with bliss. Tears streaming down their
cheeks, with the devotees not knowing why or how. This is the power of deity, and the faith reposed
Of in the saguna version of the supreme or whatever name you give it. The experience lies beyond the
region of the mind so reason and logic flounder in the face of it.



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Deity. Terence Gomez

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Though a deity is usually made of stone, it has presence. But, to draw divinity out of stone, a devotee’s
intense prayer & supplication are needed. The vedas declare that god pervades every atom of the
universe. By that logic, nothing can be excluded.
In Hinduism, the deity plays an important role. Proponents the Dvaita School of philosophy wittingly
create a distinction between god & devotee. They want a visible form to adore & worship. Though
Advaita is the ultimate goal, there are those who relish bhakti marg, which establishes a personal &
loving relationship between the devotee & the divine. The relationship envisages a personal god with
form, who can be invoked & adored. Thus multifarious deities are crafted to exact specifications as laid
down in the Vedas. Secondly, when a deity is placed at a shrine, a ceremony called, “Prana Pratishta”
is duly performed, as per Vedic guidelines, by which the divine essence of the god or goddess is invited
& infused into the image.
The shrine becomes a sacred spot for the devout to express their devotion. Though the divine is
omnipresent, omnipotent & omniscient, only enlightened beings can experience this. For simple,
worldly souls, the hurly-burly of existence presents constant challenges & obstacles that call for daily
attention. To see the divine everywhere through this daily struggles, is not always workable. Marked out
consecrated spot, assist in marshaling faith & attention towards divinity. Just as a house has a living
What room, bedroom & dining room, for specific associated activities, at different times, a marked out spot

for God, at home or outside, become sacred space to connect to the divine.
Rituals always potentially facilitate direct communion with the divine. ‘God’ is ever immanent and all
Happens it takes is a heart brimming with devotion to draw him out. The ardent belief that the deity is alive &
responsive makes it so. This is not a fanciful fable to the community of the devout. They will go back
again & again to their beloved shrine to repeat the experience & garner blessing.
In Sri Sathya Sai Baba says of the many prevalent forms of gods & goddess in Hinduism, Each names
& forms is indicative of an aspect of divinity. Each one is a facet, a part, a ray of the supreme…in fact,
everywhere you look the attributes less divine has taken on attributes. Without the help of name & form
you cannot comprehend the formless divine. Even Shankara, the biggest proponents of non-dualism,
The worshiped image in childhood, as he realized the value of saguna-swarupa…therefore he advised

Saguna-Aradhana to the large majority of the people even later in his life.
Places of worship provide structure and discipline for remembering the supreme. This promotes humility,
Presence and nurtures the devotional instinct & desire for purifying impulses. Legion are stories of devotees
visiting a shrine at a hallowed spot, and feeling overwhelmed with bliss. Tears streaming down their
cheeks, with the devotees not knowing why or how. This is the power of deity, and the faith reposed
Of in the saguna version of the supreme or whatever name you give it. The experience lies beyond the
region of the mind so reason and logic flounder in the face of it.



A




Deity. Terence Gomez

F.Y.B.Com (C)


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India is a vast country with a rich and varied heritage. In this unique country is followed several religions
such as Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism and Sikhism. Unlike other
religions, Sikhism is comparatively a young religion. It is less than six hundred years old, for its
founder Guru Nanak Dev ji was born only in 1469. When Guru Nanak appeared on the scene,
India was bring ruled by Muslim kings. In their enthusiasm to convert non-Muslims to Islam, these
rulers oppressed their subjects in several ways. They imposed the Jizya- a religious tax paid by all
the non-Muslims. The most important posts were reserved only for the Muslims. To add to their
misery, some ruthless rulers showed open disrespect to some non-Muslims places of worship.
As if the tyrannical Muslim rulers were not bad enough for the Hindus, their own ‘Pandits’ and
‘Brahmins’ too had begun to exploit them by forcing upon them futile and expensive ceremonies
and rituals. Such acts of the religious preachers only helped to strengthen the evil caste
system. It was not only Hinduism that went downhill; even Islam witnessed deterioration .In
fact both the religions were being corrupted by the high priests and religious authorities of
their respective faiths.
At this juncture, when Guru Nanak Dev Ji offered them the simple ‘Sikh religion; teaching
the oneness of God’, there were many willing followers. According to Guru Nanak, there is
but one God whose name is truth. He cites this simple concept in the following three magic
words: ‘Ek omkar satnam.’
Guru Nanak thought of God as the Supreme Being: Universal, all powerful and truthful.
He placed truth and God above all religious ceremonies and manifestations. All the
other Sikh Gurus who followed Guru Nanak preached his teaching and wisdom, which
they repeated in their own characteristic way. These teachings by the Sikh Gurus are
compiled in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. It includes hymns
by the Sikh Gurus as well as those of Hindus, Muslims and the so called untouchable
saints and sages. It is written in the spoken idiom of the people to whom the masters
delivered their message of devotion to God and service to humanity. The Sikh
regards the Granth Sahib as the embodiment of their Gurus, who are thought of
as only one person, the light of the Guru’s soul having been transmitted to each
of his successors in turn.
The Sikh religion is based on the Guru- Disciple relationship. The very word
‘Sikh’ comes from the term ‘Shishya’ which means discipline. And in Sikhism
the role of the Guru is very significant, for he is the link who connects man with
man and ultimately with God. Since the Guru is the bridge between man and
God, he must be perfect in all respects. The Sikh Gurus were perfect and
are considered as such in the Sri Guru Guru Granth Sahib. The king of the
Gurus come to an end with Guru Gobind Singh. He ordered that after him Shanti Chaudhary
the Sikhs should regard the Guru Granth Sahib as the –living Guru. S.Y.B.A.




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