YOGA WORKSHOP AT BLIND PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION (ANDHJAN MANDAL)

Date: 24-09-2023

Yoga Club of Faculty of Commerce organized a Yoga workshop for the students of Blind People’s Association (Andhjan Mandal). The yoga club coordinator, Dr. Bhavik Swadia, conducted yoga session with great dedication. The Students participated with full interest, enthusiasm and eagerness. The session began by seeking the blessings of the Almighty by chanting. Pranayama for relieving stress, increase concentration and focus. He motivated the students and conveyed the importance of making yoga an integral part of our daily life by extending the practice of yoga. According to him prayer is the most powerful thing in the Universe in order to achieve success in life.
The takeaway of this session are:-
Human has the power to do anything in the world by doing prayer.
Prayers helps us to stay always positive even in worst situation.
Doing and practicing yoga is the biggest thing to improve our positive approach.
Pranayama develops human energy which is the basis of all activities.
Just as oxygen is needed for life, regular prayer is essential for the inner growth of Human being.

The Session was coordinated by Dr. Bhavik U. Swadia.

WORKSHOP ON CPR TRAINING

Date:01-09-2023

Faculty of Commerce organised a workshop under the banner of Collegiate Women Development Committee which is related to basic introduction to CPR. The theme was CPR Training and awareness about Heart Attack among youth. The session was conducted by the Dr. Abhishek Sharma, an associate from Sterling Hospitals, Ahmedabad. He began a session by emphasising the meaning and importance of Basic Life Support (BLS) and the importance of CPR training and awareness about heart attacks among the youth. The session aimed to educate participants on recognizing signs of sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, and airway obstruction, and how to perform CPR and use automated external defibrillators (AEDs). He explained that the concept of AED>AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. Participants learned about its usage that includes Checking for a central pulse, observing chest rise Pulse check for 5-10 seconds. The session also covered the key aspects of CPR which are Landmark and chest compression location, Proper hand placement with shoulders directly over the chest, Keeping arms straight and elbows locked and Smooth and continuous chest compressions, avoiding jerking motions. He also talked about the Airway management techniques that include Head tilt and chin lift and Jaw thrust for suspected C-spine injuries. He concluded the session with a powerful message: “Do not hesitate; you can save lives.” The entire session was coordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Bhavna Parwani.

WORKSHOP ON “ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN LIFE: STRATEGIES FOR ATTAINING YOUR GOALS”.

Date: 04-08-2023

Faculty of Commerce organised a workshop under the banner of Collegiate Women Development Committee on “Achieving Success in life: Strategies for attaining your goals”   in GLS Auditorium. It was conducted by C.A.(Dr.) Anjali Choksi, CA and Partner at DJNV & Co. Chartered Accountancy and the first woman to be the Chairperson of the Ahmedabad Branch of the ICAI. She began the session by explaining the meaning of success in life. According to students, success means achieving the goal of their life. But according to her in order to get the proper definition of success we need to ask certain questions to ourselves first whether we  are happy with what we are doing, whether we are satisfied and passionate for the goal of dream? Further, she explained the concept of SWOT analysis which stands for Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats. She emphasized that we always have to do the SWOT analysis in order to get the success in life. She also explained that social media is Boon to network & expand business but while studying it’s a bane which should be strictly avoided.

Then moving further, she shared certain anecdotes to highlight the following points:

  1. We should not stop after achieving goal.
  2. We should not depend on others.
  3. Short term pleasures can lead to long term traps.
  4. When you are not using skills, you will lose more skills and also lose choices 
  5. Right action has to be taken at right time

Certain Takeaways of this session are: –

  1. Participation is the biggest thing to enjoy your curriculum 
  2. Give respect to everyone 
  3. Stick to your dream 
  4. SWOT analysis is very powerful tool for achieving goal

The  session was managed by event Co-ordinators under the guidance of CA Dr. Sneha Master, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Bhavna Parwani.

AN INTERACTIVE EXPERT SESSION ON ‘LET'S TALK HEALTH AND HAPPINESS’

Date: 21-07-2023

An interactive expert session on “Let’s Talk Health and Happiness” under the Collegiate Women Development Committee (CWDC) was organized. The expert session aimed to promote women’s awareness and was conducted by renowned Gynecologist, Dr. Cecil Kanuga from Marigold Women’s Hospital, Ahmedabad. She emphasized the importance of such sessions to sensitize young women to protect themselves in both public places and at home. The session provided valuable information on various aspects of women’s health, with a focus on menstruation and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), teenage vaccinations, the significance of energy and food, pre- conception tests, pre-marital counseling, and guidance for the transition into married life or parenthood. The primary objective was to empower women with knowledge, enabling them to make informed decisions and lead healthier lives. During the session, she shed light on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder characterized by enlarged ovaries with small cysts, leading to irregular periods, weight gain, excessive hair growth, and fertility issues. She stressed that weight loss is one of the essential factors in managing PCOS effectively. The session also addressed essential aspects of life after marriage and parenthood, such as effective communication, family planning, emotional support, and postnatal care. The entire session was successfully managed by event managers under the guidance of Dr. Bhavna Parwani and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

CHESS TOURNAMENT & SIMUL CHESS 1 VS 30

Date: 18-07-2023 to 20-07-2023

Faculty of Commerce and Chess New District Association, Ahmedabad jointly organized Chess Tournament on 18th and 20th July, 2023. Around 84 participants took part and competed on 18th and 20th July, 2023. A training session was held on the 12th July, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. where Mr. Ankit Dalal, International Rated Chess player and Joint Secretary Gujarat State Chess Association talked about the history of chess, some basic rules-guidelines and also gave some interesting tips and tricks for the same.  On 20th July,2023 International Rated Chess Player Mr. Ankit Dalal played in Simul with the 30 participants at the same time. On 18th July, 2023 The participants of the tournament played 5 rounds with Swiss system without knockouts It was indeed quite heart-warming to see the children playing their moves like stalwarts with rapt concentration and collected demeanour. It’s not just about winning but about learning and growing. In all games that were played within, winners of the competition were:

  1. Nishi Shah
  2. Mohit Tanwani
  3. Rushabh Mehta

 It was coordinated by Dr. Bhavik Swadia, Dr. Jaimin Patel and Dr. Bhavin Bhatt

TALENT UNLIMITED FINALS SEASON 4

Date: 09-08-2023

Faculty of Commerce set the stage on fire at the Finals of Talent Unlimited Season4. The budding artists of SMPIC, dazzled on the stage with their limitless talent at the Final round of the institute’s flagship event Talent Unlimited Season 4 at the restyled GLS auditorium on 9 th August, 2023. The 28 participants competing for the championship at various competitions like Singing, Instrumental music, Western Dance, Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Mono Acting, Stand up Comedy etc. were those who had reached to the finals after the rounds of auditions and eliminations, leaving behind more than 90 contestants. The event got a curtain raiser with a magnificent fusion dance performance by a group of FOC students. The entire show was filled with spectacular performances included some soulful singing from the Indian as well as western music, enchanting instrumental music, acrobatic and energetic western dances as well as graceful classical and folk dances. The hilarious stand up comedies and thought provoking monoacting performances also enthralled the judges as well as the audience. Expert judges like Mihir Jani, Dwip Shah, Maitri Trivedi, Ankit Trivedi also made the institute proud with the fact that they also had found FOC to be the stepping stone to their success in their respective fields of art.

RAKSHABANDHAN CELEBRATION

Date: 29-08-2023

Faculty of Commerce organised a visit to the Dr. Jit Mehta Balshala Trust (A centre for person with Mental Retardation) managed by the Blind People’s Association(India) in order to celebrate Rakhshabandhan with the first year students of the Yoga Club on 27th of August. Students themselves made the Rakhi for the celebration in the college itself and around 30 girl Volunteers along with boy Volunteers and faculty members participated in the celebration by knotting rakhi to around 40 students of Dr. Jit Mehta Balshala Trust. The college also distributed sweets among those students. Principal Sangitaben appreciated the activities carried out by students of Faculty of Commerce.