Para Academics Activities

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.

Para-Academic Activities 2022-2023

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2023

Date: 4th March,2023.

Faculty of Commerce under CWDC celebrated International Women’s Day 2023 by organising the following events:

1. S/HE FEST – A Three Day Festival
More than 100 students participated in various competitions such as Poetry recitation, Reels Creation, Painting/Poster making and Rangoli on the theme of Gender Safety, Gender Sensitivity and Gender Equality.

2. Phenomenal Women- A Tribute to Womanhood – An Award Function
An Award Function ‘Phenomenal Women- A tribute to Womanhood’ #celebratingwomanhood on the occasion of International Women’s Day was organized to felicitate and honour prominent women stalwarts from diverse fields who have broken all the barriers and reached the pinnacle of success. Dr. Chandani Kapadia, Executive Director, GLS University graced the function with their august presence. Our esteemed awardees were Ms. Sanjukta Sinha, Acclaimed Kathak Dancer & Artistic Director and Ms. Sonal Vasoya, A Versatile International Para-Athlete, our special guest Ms. Barbie Rajput, an admired singer, songwriter &actor and our female alumni who have made a mark in various fields Ms. Hetvi Limbard, Musician & Programmer and Ms. Vinita Panchal, Model & Dancer. Dr. Chandni Kapadia, Executive Director rightly said in her address that “Behind every successful man there is a woman, similarly behind every successful woman there is a man.” While sharing her journey of life and work experiences, she says that “hard work and dedication brings progress and success at the right time.” She further said that women are making their making various fields today, be it in engineering or aviation. Ms. Sanjukata Sinha and Ms. Sonal Vasoya were awarded the Phenomenal Woman Award by Dr. Chandni Kapadia. Ms. Sanjukata Sinha, well-known Kathak Dancer says that “Dance means confidence”. She said that the right combination of mind and body creates dance. Mr. Sonal Vasoya who is an International Para Athlete has won 43 International Medals. She said she suffered from 85% disability from the age of 5 and learned the hard lesson that many times respect and honor have to be earned. Students were motivated and inspired after listening to the journey of success stories of the esteemed awardees. Our special guest, Dridha, AKA Ms. Barbie Rajput who is a famous singer actress and has many fans on social media said “Live life simply but think high”. She gave a wonderful musical performance. We appreciated and acknowledged own SMPIC alumni Hetvi Limbad who is a famous musician and programmer and Vinita Panchal a model and Dancer and felicitated them by Glorious Alumnus Awards. The event was coordinated by Dr Gitanjali Rampal and Dr Bhavna Parwani.

The entire workshop was conceptualized and co-ordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

Para Academics Activities 2021-2022

CRICKET TOURNAMENT

Date: 12th March,2022.

 Our institute participated in cricket tournament organized by GLS FIT WAVE GYM and reached up to Semi-Final Level.

CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022

Date: 5th March, 2022.

Our institute celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing 2 events.

  1. A Presentation Competition – At SMPIC, International Women’s Day Celebrations started with a Presentation Competition on 2nd March, for the students based on the theme सशक्तnaari #atmanirbharभारत wherein more than 100 students presented awe inspiring journeys of Indian Women who made a difference with their presence in various fields like corporate world, entertainment, science, home and many more. The winners of the Presentation Competition सशक्तnaari #atmanirbharभारत are

Hanshika Jaju

Siya Joshi

Eesham Devalia

Prachi Sharma

Vrunda Modasara

Aditi Shah

Yamini Dugani

Shivansh Rawal

  1. Phenomenal Women- A tribute to womanhood#celebratingwomanhood

 GLS University’s Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) with Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI) has organised the virtual award function ‘Phenomenal Women- A tribute to Womanhood’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 5th March, 2022 to felicitate women stalwarts from various fields who have broken all the barriers and reached the pinnacle of success with ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’.  The function was graced by Dr. Sudhir Nanavati, President GLS University, Woman Super Achiever & Key Note Speaker Ms Chandni Kapadia, National President, Design Council At WICCI & Executive Director, GLS University, Dr. B. H. Joshi, Pro-Vost, GLS University, Dr. Dharmesh shah, Registrar, GLS University. Our esteemed awardees Padmashree Penaz Masani, Ghazal and Playback Singer, Dr. Darshna Thakkar – Gynaecologist, Obstetrician and Social Entrepreneur and Ms. Mira Erda- 1st and Youngest Indian Female Formula Racer were awarded with ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’ and our female alumni who have made a mark in various fields Ms. Shivangi Mehra – Model & Actor and Ms. Nikita Ahuja- Singer, Composer and Lyricist were awarded with ‘Glorious Alumnus Award’. The events were co-ordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Bhavna Parwani.

ABHIVYAKTI : THEATRE WORKSHOP 2021

Date:  9th October, 2021

Our institute organized a week-long theatre workshop ABHIVYAKTI 2021 from 4th October, 2021 to 9th October, 2021. The workshop was conducted by Shri Vishal Shah known actor, director, scriptwriter and SMPIC alumni. On the first day, the workshop was inaugurated. Various activities and exercises were conducted to achieve and understand ‘Rhythm’, ‘Body sync’, ‘ Inhibition’, ‘Conviction’, ‘Observation’, ‘Imagination’ and ‘Co-operation’. On the 5th Day, the students were given the first-hand experience of theatre at ‘Prayogshala’. Students were given a total overview about all the technological aspects of theatre and performances like the lighting system, backstage area, different zones on stage and positioning of characters. On the 6th Day, the students performed skits in various groups and showcased their learning from the workshop. Further students rehearsed, polished and performed their small acts on various themes like various comic situations on the inquiry counter of railway station, addiction of PUBG in students, gender equality, old-age companionship and post-covid relationship issues on 23rd October, 2021, Saturday at GLS Auditorium. The performances were graced by the presence of Dr. B. H. Joshi, Provost, GLS University. He whole-heartedly appreciated the performances of students and congratulated them for their efforts. He further stressed that theater is a strong medium to develop a lot of soft skills such as communication skills, teamwork, presentation skills, self-confidence etc. Through this workshop, students will be able to overcome their stage fear as well as develop a positive and confident body language. The event was coordinated by Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

 

GLS-SMPIC ALUMNI TALK SERIES 2021-22 ‘OUR ALUMNI OUR PRIDE’

Date: 28th September,2021

Our institute organized a new lecture series GLS-SMPIC ALUMNI CONNECT-2021-22. SMPIC students are placed across the globe at very good positions managing in their own business and many of them are making ripples in the corporate world. The 2011 batch student Dhruvit Shah was called upon as the first speaker of this innovative lecture series OUR ALUMNI OUR PRIDE to talk about his very successful entrepreneurial journey as the owner of Sourceitright.com, one of India’s first textile e-com companies.  Mr. Shah talked about the experiences he gained as a student in his shaping years at the institute and how various management activities made him dream big to become a leading entrepreneur. He in detail talked about how he started his startup of selling Indian textiles online.  He gave answers to all the questions raised by the audience. 2015 batch student Rahul Meghnani   was invited as another speaker. He interacted with the present batch talking  about the benefits of eating right for a healthy life. Mr. Rahul Meghnani  is a weight management specialist and a clinical and sports nutritionist. Rahul Meghnani was here to spread awareness and share his expert knowledge on how unintentionally we are falling for chronic diseases. He is talked about eating healthy and staying healthy.  Rahul patiently answered all the questions raised by the students.  This turned out to be a very interesting topic for the students as post covid 19  it is of utmost importance to eat right and stay healthy. Both these Sessions were very helpful for the students and a large number of students participated in these very interesting sessions conducted by SMPIC Alumni. This event was coordinated by Dr. Bimal Solanki.

   

GUEST LECTURE ON ‘SOCIAL MEDIA ETIQUETTES FOR COLLEGE GOERS’

Date: 21st September, 2021

Innovision – The Management Club of our institute organized guest lecture on  ‘Social Media Etiquettes for college Goers’. The session was conducted by Dr. Parth Vaishnav, an expert psychiatrist and a deaddiction expert. He suggested the basic points to be kept in mind while creating a profile on social media. He discussed various dangers arising from addiction to social media. He explained the importance of proper usage of artificial intelligence.  Talking about sharing and posting, he explained that it is very essential for us to understand what to share and why to share on social media platforms. He explained the importance of cyber security and warned that social media accidents can cause mental health problems like anticipatory anxiety, depression, self-harm, addiction, relationship stressors, hypochondriasis, insomnia etc. The session was very interactive and informative. It was co -ordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt and Dr. Jaimin Patel.

   

VIRTUAL TALENT HUNT ‘TALENT UNLIMITED- SEASON 2 (2021)’

Date: 15th September 2021.

Our institute organized the online talent hunt ‘TALENT UNLIMITED Season 2 (2021)’. More than 100 students enthusiastically participated in various competitions like Singing, Instrumental Music, Folk Dance, Western Dance, Indian Classical Dance, Mono Acting, and Stand-Up Comedy and sent the videos of their performances for the final judgement. The team of faculties in charge of various events include Dr. Bhavna Parvani, Dr. Kruti Shah, Dr. Sneha Master, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Keyur Vohra. The entire event was co-ordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION:

SINGING:

1st  Khushi Shah &  Saideep Patnaik

2nd  Daksh Chansauriya ,  Raj Katarmal &  Maharshi Brahmabhatt

3rd  Rohaan Kureshi

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

1st  Alex Patel &  Om Doshi

2nd  Devarsh Kotecha & Tirth Bhatt

3rd  Jatan Mehta &  Diksha Jain

WESTERN DANCE

1st  Heni Shah

2nd  Shweta Joshi &  Kandarp Rajguru

3rd  Muskan Jain,  Rajnandiniba Vaghela &  Vaishali Gurjar

FOLK DANCE

1st  Khushi Jain

2nd  Krisha Madaliya & Shreya Solanki

3rd  Gauri Ramani &  Deval Shukla

CLASSICAL DANCE

1st Astha Tak

2nd  Jeel Bhatt &  Nida Sindhi

3rd  Mahima Sharma &  Teesha Chhabariya

Consolation Prize Manasa Shah

ACTING

1st Drashti Vadaliya

2nd Kishan Desai & Rishi Bhatt

3rd Harshil Patel

WEBINAR ON “DIGITAL EYE STRAIN”

Date:14th September, 2021

Our institute organized an expert session on ‘Digital Eye Strain’ under the lecture series Academics and Beyond. It was conducted by a very well-known ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Hiral Dodiya, Shalby Hospitals, Ahmedabad.  According to Dr. Hiral, the strain on eyes has increased to a great extent due to an increased usage of screen by students or working professionals.  The physical education has been absent since past 2 years due to the pandemic which has led to an increase in online education and our eyes get adversely affected.  Even the working professionals were given an option of work from home which led to the excessive usage of laptop, mobile phones and tablets which in turn had its adverse effects on the eyes. Dr. Hiral Dodiya further said that it is difficult for us to reduce the screen time and therefore we must work out the options by which the eyes get least affected. The webinar proved to be useful for the audience of all age groups. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Bhavin Bhatt.

     

ONE WEEK VIRTUAL DANCE WORKSHOP 2021

Date: 13th September,2021

Our institute organised one-week virtual Dance workshop from 13th September,2021 under which students are given opportunity to learn different dance styles of folk and western dance by the experts Kuldeep Shukla & Nidhip Shah. Kuldeep Shukla, a renowned choreographer, conducted folk dance workshop for the students and gave knowledge of be tali , Tran tali, Hinch, dodhiyu, Hudo, Randal ma no Ghodo, Raas, Rajasthani & Bhangda. Nidhip Shah, a well-known choreographer, conducted western dance workshop under which different Western dance styles are taught trending in India. One of the styles is ‘Shuffle’, which started in late 90’s in Melbourne, Australia and now it is present and performed worldwide. Next is Tutting, which is related to forming geometrical shapes with hands and fingers on music. Along with these two, students learnt Lyrical and Bollyhop which are most famous among the young generations in the current scenario of Dance. Around 150 participants are learning different dance styles with lot of enthusiasm in the Virtual Dance workshop. The Virtual Dance Workshop is coordinated by Dr. Bhavna Parwani & Dr. Kruti Shah.

          

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

Date: 10th September,2021

The photography competition was  organized by our institute in which various topics were covered such as  Portrait Photography,  Street Life Photography,  Landscape photography and  Rain Photography.  Around 215 students enthusiastically participated in the competition using digital cameras as well as smartphones and presented live photographs with a specific perspective like a professional photographer.  Students also presented favourable messages to the photographs provided to them. Out of them, the best photograph was selected by the judge after a lot of hard work.

 

 WINNERS OF A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

1st          Siya Joshi   SEM 1

1st          Sandeep Chheepa  SEM 1

2nd          Rangi Daksha     SEM 1

2nd          Arush Tarang Pandya     SEM 1

2nd          Karnika Maheshwari SEM 3

2nd          Yugal Khimani SEM 5

3rd           Keval Kotadia     SEM 1

3rd           Pearl Patel  SEM 1

3rd           Richa Shah SEM 1

APPRECIATION Harsh Dwivedi   SEM 1

APPRECIATION Harshil  Patel SEM 1

APPRECIATION Krish Galani  SEM 1

APPRECIATION Andrew Kennedy SEM 3

APPRECIATION Drashti Vadaliya SEM 1

The Photography Competition was  coordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka.

TEACHERS DAY VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS 

Date: 4th September, 2021

Our institute organized Teachers Day Virtual Celebrations by organizing 2 online competitions. The event was coordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

  1. LET’S TEACH (Online Teaching Competition)

The students of all three years enthusiastically participated in the competition. They taught the fellow students online wherein they used various techniques of Power Point Presentation, Quiz etc.

Winners

Astha Thakkar,  Drashti Vadaliya, Krinali Jain, Parth Bansal, Ruchita Lunawat, Diya Bhatt, Tejal Modhvadiya

  1. LET’S SPEAK (Online Elocution Competition)

The topic of the elocution competition was “ Teaching and Learning during Pandemic: A Unique Experience.” Students strongly voiced their opinions on the topic.

Winners

First Year

1st Prize – Vidushi Jagnani

2nd Prize – Riya Rajeshbhai Parmar &  Eeshan Chintan Devalia

3rd Prize – Trusha Kartik Panchal & Patel Vraj Samir

Second Year

1st Prize – Sakshi Joshi

2nd Prize –  Aashvi Barfiwala

3rd Prize –  Chhuvara Muskan Salimbhai

Consolation Prize – Vrunda Modasa

Third Year

1st Prize Nair Urmila Unnikrishnan

2nd Prize Nikhil Sheladiya

      

TEACHERS DAY VIRTUAL CELEBRATIONS

Date: 4th September, 2021

Our institute organized Teachers Day Virtual Celebrations by organizing 2 online

competitions. The event was coordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

1. LET’S TEACH (Online Teaching Competition)

The students of all three years enthusiastically participated in the competition. They

taught the fellow students online wherein they used various techniques of Power Point

Presentation, Quiz etc.

Winners

Astha Thakkar, Drashti Vadaliya, Krinali Jain, Parth Bansal, Ruchita Lunawat, Diya

Bhatt, Tejal Modhvadiya

2. LET’S SPEAK (Online Elocution Competition)

The topic of the elocution competition was “ Teaching and Learning during

Pandemic: A Unique Experience.” Students strongly voiced their opinions on the

topic.

Winners

First Year

1 st Prize – Vidushi Jagnani

2 nd Prize – Riya Rajeshbhai Parmar & Eeshan Chintan Devalia

3 rd Prize – Trusha Kartik Panchal & Patel Vraj Samir

Second Year

1 st Prize – Sakshi Joshi

2 nd Prize – Aashvi Barfiwala

3 rd Prize – Chhuvara Muskan Salimbhai

Consolation Prize – Vrunda Modasa

Third Year

1 st Prize Nair Urmila Unnikrishnan

2 nd Prize Nikhil Sheladiya

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Date:  2nd  September,2021

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”

The Fine Art Club of our institute organized an online photography workshop on the theme “THE ART STUDIO – AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHY” to provide guidance to students on various modern techniques of photography. Renowned faculty Mr. Rishi Goenka conducted this workshop. Various aspects of photography like leading lies, Rules of Thirds, Symmetry & patterns, importance of lighting and Angles were covered. Useful tips for clicking a really good photograph were given.  A competition was also launched following the workshop. The entire workshop was  coordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka.

SESSION ON ‘PATH TO AN ACCOMPLISHED CAREER’ TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SPORTS DAY

Date: 28th  August, 2021

Under the auspice of Academics and Beyond – A Lecture Series, an online guest speaker session on the topic ‘Path to an Accomplished Career’ was organized by our institute to celebrate National Sports Day. The session was conducted by Mr. Kiratb Damani, an eminent lawyer, Former National Cricketer, Chairman of Gujarat Ranji Trophy Selection Committee and a Tedx speaker. He addressed the young generation to understand the importance of discipline and conduct for a successful career. According to him, the lessons of time management learnt from his sports career helped him for develop his professional career in law. While answering the questions raised by students as to the reason behind choosing cricket as a sports activity, he was of the opinion that each and every person has a unique muscle power so they should select their interest of sports activity as per their choice.

     

SESSION ON ” SOCIAL MEDIA સરસ છે..!!”

Date4th August,2021

Our institute organised a virtual talk with a popular youth icon and an influencer RJ Pooja on the Positive Usage of Social Media. While talking to the students through the virtual platform, RJ Pooja explained about various positive and beneficial uses of social media. She mentioned that during the tough time of the peak Covid spread, Social media helped extensively in managing various aids related to Covid treatment and relief. Among other beneficial uses of social media she mentioned about Advertising, Online businesses, Work from home platforms, Finding virtual audience for amateur as well as professional artists etc. RJ Pooja also mentioned that social media has helped a lot in Community living during the lockdown period to maintain mental wellbeing of the people. Starting with a brief story about the evolution of social media, RJ Pooja also insisted that excessive use of social media can be harmful. As it is a virtual platform, the users have to be very careful and exercise their wisdom in making the right use of social media. At the end of the session she also answered a few curious queries by the students. The session was co-ordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

FILM APPRECIATION

Date : 30th July,2021

Our institute under the auspice of CINEMATES – The Movie Club organized an Expert Session on FILM APPRECIATION by Mr. Abhinay Banker, Renowned and Awarded Actor, Director and Playwright in Indian Theatre and Cinema on 30th July, 2021 at 11.30 a.m. All the participating students had watched few movies before the session.

Mr. Abhinay Banker discussed how film creation and appreciation are two different talents. He showed few clips from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and Dear Zindagi wherein he discussed cinematography, music as  a part of story, sound effects, long and short shots and many other aspects of film. He even talked about how parallel cinema works as a social documentary in our society. Students posed many questions regarding film making and watching. He answered all of them at length and in a lucid manner. The session was very interesting and informative. The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

 

CELEBRATION OF WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY 2021

Date: 28th July, 2021

Out institute under the auspice of STATSTORM – The Statistics Club organised one-day celebration of WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY 2021. World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated globally on 28th July to spread awareness about the importance of nature and the need to protect Earth’s natural resources.  An Expert Lecture on “Sustaining People and Planet” was conducted by Dr. Niyati Mistry, A Nature Enthusiast, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Geography, Government Arts College, Gandhinagar. Dr. Niyati  told that Natural resources are exploited in many ways for the greed of humans. Due to natural imbalance, people are facing threats like various diseases, natural disasters, increased temperature, global warming, and a lot more. It must preserve the well-being of the next generations. The only way to attain this can be through raising awareness among people all over the world about the importance of saving resources and the consequences of damaging them. Another event kept as a part of this celebration was a Poster Making Competition with Slogan on the theme “Nature Conservation” in which more than 100 students participated and prepared posters on Nature Conservation and created slogans on Nature Conservation.

WINNERS OF POSTER MAKING COMPETITION

First Position               Muskan Nagdev

Second Position          Aarti Mali and Vidhi Lal

Third Position             Maryam Pariyani and Samixa Shah

Appreciation to          Jaya Jagwani and Sumit Kotadiya

The event was coordinated by Dr. Devyani Chatterji.

   

GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATION – 2021

Date: 24th July 2021.

Our institute celebrates Gurupurnima every year with lots of pomp and fervour. Even in Covid-19 pandemic times, the students of SMPIC celebrated virtual Gurupurnima on 24th July, 2021, Saturday, in which the students had invited all the faculty members with a personalized e-invitation card and had planned various surprises for the faculties on virtual platform. The event began with ritual of performing AARTI, followed by a TALK-SHOW, where some selected questions were asked to the faculty members. It was followed by a few singing performances by the students and fun games with the faculty members. The celebration ended with a video dedicated to SMPIC.  Not only the faculties but the alumni were also invited for the celebration who remembered their college days and expressed their gratitude for the college and the faculties. SMPIC’s Virtual Gurupurnima was filled with love, respect and creativity.

Celebration of International Chess Day

Date: 20th July 2021.

With the on table tournaments looking like a distant dream in Covid 19 world, our institute in association with New Chess Ahmedabad District Association organised a virtual chess  tournament on the occasion of International Chess Day.

International rated player and arbiter Ankit Dalal conducted online session discussing final detail of an online chess tournament. More than 150 students enthusiastically participated in the tournament. Each student participating in the tournament played nine rounds without a knockout. About 650 games were played in a planned manner in three hours. Shreeom Tiwari won the tournament while Kandarp Rajyaguru secured the second position and Sammed Jain secured the third position.

WORKSHOP ON ROAD SAFETY WITH HERO MOTOCORP

Date: 10th July, 2021.

SMPIC in association with Hero Motocorp organized an E workshop for its students. Road safety is something important that has to be followed at all times to ensure the safety of the operators of a vehicle, passengers, and pedestrians. In fact, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death among people aged between 15 and 29 years. Road safety is of prime importance these days with increasing number of vehicles every day.  The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sudhanshu Singh (Automobile Engineer with more than 13 years of experience.) He emphasized on the following aspects.

  1. The pedestrians must walk on the left side of road to avoid accident or injury on road.
  2. He explained with video presentations the importance of posture while driving a two wheeler .
  3. It is very important to follow road junctions and be careful enough while driving busy roads.
  4. All who drive bikes must wear a bright colored helmet because in case if you meet with an accident brain injury and death can be is avoided.
  5. Drivers must drive within prescribed limits of speed shown on sign boards of roads and always follow a two seconds, three seconds and four seconds rule.
  6. A driver must know and understand all safety rules of road before he starts driving. A person without driving license must avoid to drive.
  7. Parents must educate their children about road safety rules and teach them how to cross road. Parents must hold the hand of their child while crossing the road.

Some very important and useful and handy tips were shared by Mr. Sudhanshu. Session concluded with some amazing questions raised by the participating students and were all answered by the team.

 

DIGITAL COVER PAGE DESIGNING COMPETITION

Date: 23rd June, 2021.

Our Institute organized a competition for Designing the Cover Page for Online Study Material for the students of B.Com. Hons. Beautiful and interesting entries are received from more than 100 students. Select entries are used as cover page for online material of different subjects of B.Com. Hons. course. Certificates for appreciation are given to all participants and certificates of merit are given to the winning entries. This activity aims to create a sense of achievement amongst the students.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Date: 21st June, 2021.

Physical Fitness and Making Healthy Choices is the new Normal. Faculty of Commerce, SMPIC, CWDC jointly with The Fitt Wave Gym, GLS University virtually celebrated International Yoga Day with an online live Yoga and well-being session. Ms. Anuja Shah, Director, The Fitt Wave Gym gave information regarding the importance of Yoga in our life to keep us healthy and fit as the pandemic has reinforced the fact that “Health is Wealth’. The session included a Yoga session encompassing various asanas demonstrated by Ms. Sakshi Srivastava and fitness tips on food, nutrition and lifestyle by fitness experts, Mr. Aviey  Vermaand Mr. Rinku Rawat, Founders, AR Fitness. More than 500 students attended the live session. GLS University students kickstarted their new academic session on a healthy note by enthusiastically participating in the live Yoga and well-being session.

PARA-ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 2020-2021

PHENOMENAL WOMEN- A TRIBUTE TO WOMANHOOD’: CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Date: 8th March, 2021.

Highlights: Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) organised the virtual seminar and award function ‘Phenomenal Women- A tribute to Womanhood’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2021 to felicitate women stalwarts from various fields who have broken all the barriers and reached the pinnacle of success with ‘Phenomenal Woman Award’.  The function was graced by Dr. Sudhir Nanavati, President GLS University, Woman Super Achiever & Key Note Speaker Ms Chandni Kapadia COO GLS University, Provost of GLS University Dr B H Joshi, Registrar of GLS University Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Phenomenal Women Awardees Advocate Dipika Chavda , RJ Devaki, Ms Ankita Raina, Glorious Alumni of SMPIC Ms Pooja Gor, Ms. Rucha Lange, Ms. Manna Patel, Directors ,  Learned Faculty Members, Alumni and students  who have joined across the globe. Dr. Sudhirbhai Nanavati, President, GLS University in his presidential address said that International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. In present era, women bring different experiences, perspectives and skills to the table, and make irreplaceable contributions to decisions, policies and laws that work better for all. They have chosen to challenge the set norms, through their dedication, commitment and energy have found the courage to speak out and aren’t afraid to push all the boundaries through sheer hard work. There has been change at the global level. The 2021 IWD theme is #ChooseToChallenge. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change. So choose to challenge! This encourages all of us to help create a gender equal world by challenging stereotypes, fighting biases, broadening perceptions and celebrating women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

Shri Sudhir Nanavati also asked the participants together to create a world where:

  • women are equal partners with men in all aspects of economic, political and social life
  • women are able to work and have a family life
  • women do not live with poverty because they have chosen to care; and
  • we are all free to live our lives without discrimination, harassment and violence.

Ms. Chandani Kapadia, COO, GLS University addressed the gathering and quoted the words of G.D Anderson, “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength – is so much more than you would ever expect.” She further said that women need to rise above the negativity. Women should collectively need to break down the age old thoughts and Women need to prioritise the self worth. They should understand that self worth is more important than being likable by others. She also quoted the words of Malala Yusufa “our words can change the whole world because we are together.” She advised all to bridge the gender gap, breaking the gender stereotypes for our daughters and sons from a particular set of pre notions set by society quoting the words of Gloria Steinem “We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”

Ms. Ankita Raina, India’s No 1 Tennis Player said in her tennis career she has seen many ups and downs. It’s important to keep going regardless of failures and criticism that we come across and the expectation of yours and people around you.  It’s important to stay in a process and believe in the process because Success is very short lived and it’s important to enjoy the process because the outcome is something which is never in your control. Not to connect happiness with the outcome because that’s never in your control. You might put all your efforts but May be the circumstances has also played a role in it. She advised that we must need to move on and find solution of whatever professional career you choose or go to, it’s important that you keep going regardless of the challenges and enjoy the process.

Ms. Dipika Chavda, Advocate, Supreme Court & Vice President, International Council Jurists, London talked about raising voice against sexual harassment and domestic violence.

R.J. Devaki, Radio Jockey & theatre Enthusiast expressed firmly, “It is high time we talk about problems, it is time to talk about solution.” She conveyed that “A Great Success is a Great Revenge. Rather than fighting out with people just focus on building up your skills, focus on trying to bring out the best in you. Become the best whatever you do and the world will follow. If you will not recognize your wings/capabilities, the world will never let you fly…follow your dreams until they haunt you in the night.”

Maana Patel is an International acclaimed swimmer conveyed message to all women out there, you all women have inborn ability to do multitask. All women are born with multitasking skills, motivation and aggression to achieve your goal. Set a goal and achieve it. Don’t be afraid to achieve your goal. Be fearless, Be a Warrior. There is a warrior in each of you and fight for your dreams and work hard.  If I have done it you all can do it.

Ms. Pooja Gor, Renowned Professional T.V. & Bollywood Actor  expressed that SMPIC has played an integral part of who I am today and what I have been able to achieve today. She thanked all faculties and sent a message to all students that “No matter who you are or where you are from your dreams are valid so don’t lose hope.”

Ms. Rucha Lange, a financial analyst by profession and Renowned Professional Singer in Australia, stated that three years in SMPIC laid foundation in her music career. She thanked all as it has groomed herself as an artist. She conveyed a message to all in three lines:

  1. Follow your passion; no matter whatever it is, just be one with it
  2. Financial Independence and Emotional Independence
  3. Spiritual Practices

The seminar was attended enthusiastically and appreciated by participants all over the world.

TOPIC: KNOW YOURSELF THROUGH “LIFE SKILLS AND INDIAN MYTHOLOGY”

Date:  1st March, 2021.

Speaker: CMA P. D. Modh, Practicing Cost Accountant and Faculty

Highlights: Mr. Modh gave a brief overview on Life Skills and Indian Mythology and its benefits to various sectors giving corporate examples.  He explained the importance of priority and practical mind set citing examples of Mahabharata. He explained that three things are vital in life – career, health and family. The lecture was followed by student interaction.

TOPIC: SMPIC-CELEBRATING WORLD RADIO DAY

Date:  13th February, 2021.

Speaker: RJ Harsh Thakker, RED FM

Highlights: A dynamic, enthusiastic and prominent Radio Jockey -RJ Harsh Thakkar, an SMPIC alumnus started his interaction with the students remembering his early days in SMPIC. He talked about his growth and journey as an actor and orator and finally as a Radio Jockey (RJ) at Red FM.  He became nostalgic talking about the GLS management nurturing the unpolished talent and helping them to grow. He talked about the early days of Radio and its evolvement in spite of radio facing a tough competition from Audio-visual equipment’s. He pointed out the reasons why has the radio stayed on and the changes that has occurred in the radio presentation all these years worldwide and in India. He narrated his journey of becoming an RJ right from getting selected from around 2000 applicants to the responsibility that he shoulders to reach everyone’s hearts by his shows ‘RedFM ka Adda and Indipop’. He informed the students that the job of an RJ is a 24×7 and the preparation that goes into preparing the talk is immense. RJ has to always bear in mind that at a time he is catering to a lady listening to him in kitchen as well as a male driving a car. So he needs to be very careful about what his own perception towards the content and news to be shared with people at large. According to him the salary that an RJ receives is for the matter which they don’t have to speak. Each and every day is a constant reality check of RJ as a person and the profession has nothing to do with the personal emotions of an individual as a whole. As it is rightly said, ‘With power comes responsibility’. The pressure attached with the work as well as the role played by social media makes the profession of an RJ a very responsible person. He further suggested that students need to be careful while choosing this as a career option and should keep an alternative career plan ready as this pandemic has taught us to be ready about uncertainties of future.

LET’S BAKE….A BAKING WORKSHOP

Date: 11th January, 2021.

Highlights :To start the new year 2021 on a sweet note, a baking workshop was organized by Faculty of Commerce-SMPIC, GLS University on 11th January, 2021 under the auspice of CWDC – Collegiate Women Development Committee. The captivating workshop was conducted by Ms. Nimisha Gupta, a renowned Professional baker from ‘Indulge In’. This virtual session was planned to give a sweet break to the students in-between the academic routine. An overwhelming response was received and over 250 students had registered for the same.

The theme for the workshop was chocolate wherein there was something to bite, something to scoop and something to sip for the chocolate lovers. The workshop included making of 3 different varieties namely, Chocolate cupcakes, walnut fudge and milk stirrer with the help of OTG and Microwave oven.

The details of the workshop as in the dishes and the ingredients required were shared with the participating students in advance. It enabled the students to take full advantage of the workshop as they could prepare the delicacies on hand with the live session.

The recipes were explained in a lucid manner along with the alternative cooking ideas. She gave important tips which would help not only to overcome the simple mistakes of baking but also to add flavor to the sweet delights.

Appreciation from parents as well as students for organizing such a fruitful workshop even on a virtual platform shows the fulfillment of the very objective of organizing this workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. Rajul Goenka, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal and Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES IS THE NEW NORMAL

Date: 12th November, 2020.

Highlights: Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) CWDC jointly with The Fitt Wave Gym, GLS University organized STAY FIT, HEALTHY & HAPPY, an online live fitness and well-being session on 12th November, 2020, Thursday. The session included a Knowledge session on food, nutrition and lifestyle followed by a Stretching, Zumba and Yoga session.

The fitness and well-being session commenced with the keynote address by Ms.Anuja Shah, Director,The Fitt Wave Gym. Ms. Anuja Shah gave information regarding the importance of being health and fit as the pandemic has reinforced the fact that “Health is Wealth’. She rightly guided the students to take care of the body as it is the only place where they live. She informed that with an area of 20000 square feet, the Fitt Wave Gym is the largest gym in Ahmedabad. Spread over 2 floors, The Gym is Equipped with the finest facilities for gymming, Cardio, aerobics, out-doors which includes tyre workouts, rope workouts, athlete workouts and much more. On the ground floor, the gym has Foodiesta – a Nutrition & Health café, a consultation room, a yoga studio, an activity centre, locker facilities, steam rooms, huge shower cabins etc. On the first floor of the gym has weights-consoles, an exercise area and a Cross Fit area. It provides both indoor and outdoor activities from  6 a.m. to 10 p.m. i.e. 16 hours a day. For GLS University students, The Fitt wave Gym membership is available at a very nominal rate.

The fitness experts, Mr. Aviey  Verma and Mr. Rinku Rawat, Founders, AR Fitness stressed on the fact that fitness is a combination of nutritious food and proper workout. The workout and food should be customised individually for good results. Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, attitude and mood. They gave healthy insights and value additions to the fitness, Ms. Sakshi Shrivastava, a fitness coach conducted Stretching, Zumba and Yoga sessions which included right postures, body flexibility and correct breathing techniques.

GLS University students began their Diwali festivities on a healthy note by enthusiastically participating in the live fitness and well-being session.

NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE COMPETITION ‘SPOTLIGHT’ AND ‘INNOVISION’

Date: 9th November 2021 to 11th November 2021, 21st January 2021 to 23rd January 2021

Highlights: Our institute organised the Finale of the National Level Online Competition ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Innovision’ for school and college students on 21st, 22nd and 23rd January, 2021. ‘Spotlight’ included Performing Arts competitions and ‘Innovation’ included games and competitions related to management and economics. In these competitions 400 participants of about 40 schools and colleges from Gujarat and outside Gujarat participated in various competitions such as Bollywood Singing, Western Singing, Instrumental Music, Western Dance, Traditional Dance, Classical Dance, Mono Acting , Standup Comedy, Business Plan, Beyond the Screen, Ecofrico etc. Innovation was coordinated by Dr. Krupa Bhatt, Dr. Anjali Trivedi, Dr. Aashal Bhatt, Dr. Jaimin Patel, Dr. Beena Patel. Spotlight was coordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra, Dr. Bhavna Parwani, Dr. Bimal Solanki, Dr. Gitanjali Rampal, Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Kruti Shah.

ABHIVYAKTI: THEATRE WORKSHOP

Date: 10th October, 2020 to 13th October, 2020

Highlights: GLS University Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) organised an online Theatre workshop ABHIVYAKTI to inform and groom the students about various aspects of theatre. SMPIC has always been participating in National level theatre competitions for nearly 21 years.

Day-1

The Workshop was conducted by Professor Jigna Vohra who is a professor of English and an experienced theatre enthusiast. She has worked in various TV serials for Doordarshan.  She conducted the workshop on the subject ‘Vachikam’ (Voice Modulation). The session included many activities, exercises and reading of various literary pieces through which she skilfully taught the students that Voice can be expressed as V: Vocabulary, O: Observation, I: Imitation, C: Creativity, and E: Experiment & Elusion

Day 2:

The Workshop was conducted by Mr.Mitai Shukla who is an ex-smpicite and also the writer of the film ‘Love in Bhavai’. He was also the creative head of Radio Mirchi, Gujarat. He gave an overview of the scriptwriting process, explained the difference between screenplay and dialogue writing and taught the structure of a write up. The session ended with a question answer session.

Day 3:

The Workshop was conducted by Mr.Shounak Vyas, a film, theatre, and T.V Artist and has won the best writer award for movie “Teacher of the year” in 2019. He was in the Duniyadaari Fame. He has won the National Youth Festival at Christ University. He conducted the workshop on the topic ‘Angikam’ wherein he explained the meaning of Physical Theatre.

He provided the students with tips on how to act efficiently. 1) Focus on Minor Details, 2) Feel the topic-Add your own emotions, 3) Your hand movement should be in connection with your mind and mouth, 4) Break your thoughtful limits,5) Expressions should be sharp. Mr Shounak Vyas provided the students with a glimpse of acting and made them feel amazed. Throughout the session he provided various tips and guidelines about how to excel while acting.

Day 4:

The Workshop was conducted by Mr. Vishal Shah who is an ex-smpicite and also the founder of Indie Productions. He has also acted in various Gujarati movies. He conducted the session on ‘Back Stage and Production’.

The session began with memories of Mr. Vishal Shah in SMPIC. The moments were cherished by the students and instilled a happy environment.  The opening statement of Mr. Vishal was “Backstage and Production is the foundation of theatre”. Mr. Vishal Shah gave many guidelines and tips. “When you work for the production and backstage you Start being Organised”, Don’t just act but “Find yourself in Theatre”, “Find your own way of expression.”Theatre is the replication of life, it’s a mirror and reflection of society” he said.

Overall the energy throughout the workshop was amazing. The students learned all the aspects of theatre enthusiastically. The workshop was co-ordinated by Dr.Sneha Master and Dr.Gitanjali Rampal.

CELEBRATION OF GANDHI AND LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI JAYANTI

Date: 1st and 2nd October, 2020.

Highlights: Under the auspices of Forum for Gandhian Philosophy, the Institute celebrated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on 1st and 2nd October 2020.

On 1st October, 2020, in an online session, National Award winner young writer Shri Ram Mori expressed his views on the life and values of Mahatma Gandhi in a lucid manner through various incidences of Mahatma Gandhi’s life. In his speech Shri Ram Mori explained young students how the values and principles of Mahatma Gandhi are relevant even today. At the end of his presentation, he answered the questions and queries raised by the young students.

On 2nd October, 2020 on account of the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi as well as Lal Bahadur Shastri, A live virtual quiz competition,An online Poster Making competition and an online Patriotic Singing competition was held for the students. More than 150 students participated enthusiastically in various competitions.

WINNERS OF GANDHIAN AND LAL BAHADUR SHASHTRI QUIZ COMPETITION

 

Ranks STUDENT’S NAME SEMESTER
1stTisha AgrawalSEM 1
Jainam NahataSEM 5
Sakshi JoshiSEM 1
2ndSimran RaoSEM 1
Maryam PariyaniSEM 3
Honey SewaniSEM 3
3rdAvani KalaniSEM 5
4thRushvi ShethSEM 1
Nidhi GandhiSEM 5
Princy KubadiyaSEM 1
5thGeetika AchantaniSEM 5

 

TOPIC: ‘CYBER CRIMES AND CYBER SECURITY’

Date: 12th September, 2020.

Speaker: Dr. Priyanka Kacker, an eminent speaker and faculty member of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

Highlights: She vividly explained students about the different types of cyber-attacks like salami attacks, phishing and how to take precautionary measures for the same. She strictly advised students not to share their password with anyone so as to be cautious about various cyber frauds taking place. She also talked about the dangers of sharing photographs on social media networking sites like Whatsapp and Facebook giving real life examples where blackmail takes place due to hacking of passwords. She gave very important tips to take cyber security measures:

1) To have a licensed version of antivirus software in the computer.

2) To read all terms and conditions of mobile phones for cyber security settings.

3) To be anonymous on social media networking sites.

4) Not to post solo pictures and to always post group photographs to avoid cyber frauds and copying.

5) To put opaque tape on the cameras of various devices so that instant photographs cannot be taken by outsiders through webcams.

6) Not to click strange links thereby getting attracted towards lottery and attractive offers.

7) Not to put location settings on and trying to avoid posting on face book the place of travel or boarding an international flight.

8) Monitoring bank statements on a regular basis to detect fraud at an early stage.

9) Change of passwords on a regular basis and to keep separate passwords for each device separately.

10) Not to fill up complete details during any registrations for webinars.

ONE WEEK VIRTUAL DANCE WORKSHOP

Date: 7thSeptember 2020 to 12th September 2020

Highlights: Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) as per its tradition organizes student centric different workshops to mould and groom their talent.This year also in this challenging situation of Pandemic we could offer the same platform to our students sitting at different parts of the country on the large scale, which proved to be a great success as more than 200 students participated with great enthusiasm.

This virtual workshop covered various forms of Folk and Western dance. SMPIC’s Alumni and Internationally renowned choreographers Kuldeep Shukla and Nidhip Shah conducted the workshop. Under this workshop Kuldeep Shukla taught ‘Be tali’, ‘Tran tali’, ‘Hinch’, ‘Dhodhyu’ and ‘Raas’ to name a few. Nidhip Shah covered ‘Bollywood’, ‘Tatting’, ‘Wacking’, ‘Krump’ and ‘Urban Styles’ of western dance. Students were given assignments wherein they were asked to submit their one minute dance performance taught during the workshop. This workshop was well appreciated not only by the participants but also by the parents as it was on virtual ground and during evening hours. One week virtual dance workshop was co-ordinated by   Dr.Kruti Shah and Dr.Bhavna Parwani.

TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

Date: 5th September, 2020.

Highlights: Continuing with the mission to nurture the talent of young students, we organized competitions on virtual platform on the occasion of Teacher’s Day Celebrations.. Around 100 students participated in various competitions like Twitterature, Slam Poetry, E-Poster and Blogging Contest based on the theme of ‘Teacher’s Day’.

Winners

E-Poster Result

RanksSTUDENT’S NAME SEMESTER
1stSreelatha NairSEM 5 C
Diya MehtaSEM 1 B
2ndRitika VaswaniSEM 3 D
Sandra Maria JacobSEM 5 C
3rdMansi GuptaSEM 5 B
Darshi ShahSEM 3 D

TWITTERATURE RESULT

RanksSTUDENT’S NAME SEMESTER
1stAashviBarfiwalaSEM 1 A
2ndAnishi ShahSEM 1 D
Sneha T.SSEM 5 D
3rdIpsita PandaSEM 3 C

SLAM POETRY

RanksSTUDENT’S NAME SEMESTER
1stKrishna VoraSEM 1 D
Dwisha PatelSEM 1 A
2ndVrishti MalhotraSEM 1 B
Vipasha HarjaniSEM 1 D
3rdShivansh RawalSEM 3 C
Karan SachdevSEM 1 C

BLOGGING CONTEST

RanksSTUDENT’S NAME SEMESTER
1stSNEHA T.S.SEM 5 D
2ndDIYA SHAHSEM 3 D
3rdPRATHAM MAHESHWARISEM 1 B
SANDRA MARIA JACOBSEM 5 C

VIRTUAL CHESS TRAINING AND TOURNAMENT

Date: 03rd September 2020, 06th September 2020

Highlights: Training session for Virtual Chess Tournament was held on 3rd September, 2020 by International rated chess player Mr.Ankit Dalal. He trained the students about the basics of chess, the virtual way of playing chess and even clarified the concept that chess is not all about black and white but it is about light and dark. Around 200 participants took the training and competed on 6th September, 2020.

Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) and Chess New District Association, Ahmedabad jointly organized Virtual Chess Tournament on 6th September, 2020.The participants of the tournament played 11 rounds with no knockouts. In all 622 games were played within 2 hrs. First four winners will get a chance of 10 free coaching session provided by International rated Chess Player.

Winners of Chess Tournament:

1st Geetika Achantani   Semester 5

2nd Shreeom Tiwari Semester 1

3rd  Kandarp

Rajyaguru Semester 1

‘TALENT UNLIMITED 2020’

Date: 29th August, 2020

Highlights: Continuing with the mission to nurture the talent of young students, SMPIC provided the virtual platform through the online talent hunt ‘TALENT UNLIMITED 2020’. More than 200 students participated in various competitions like Singing, Instrumental Music, Folk Dance, Western Dance, Indian Classical Dance, Mono Acting, and Stand-Up Comedy. Students enthusiastically took part in various competitions and sent the videos of their performances for the final judgement. The winning entries shall receive prizes and certificates from the institute and a valuable opportunity to feature on the official social media platforms of SMPIC.

TALENT UNLIMITED: AN ONLINE TALENT HUNT

RESULT

CATEGORY RANK NAME

WESTERN DANCE

1stDhweep shah
Om Aliani
Maitri Trivedi
2ndNamya shah
Pratham Lodha
3rdVanraj Hemlani
Neonika Maheshwari

FOLK DANCE

1stGracy Mutta
2ndHiral Bhogesara
3rdKrisha mandaliya
Vrishti Malhotra
Khushi Desai

CLASSICAL DANCE

1stSneha T.S (Sem 5)
2ndVrishti Maholtra (Sem-1)

MONOACTING

1stSakshi Singhvi
2ndKishan Desai
3rdPratham Maheshwari
Mahima Sharma

MIMICRY

1stGanesh

SINGING

1stKhushi Shah
2ndSpandan Dholakia
Ipsita Panda
3rdDaurav Krishnani

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

1stNeel Thakkar
Raj Katarmal
2ndGaurav Krishnani
Om Doshi
3rdSanjana Patel

FINE ARTS COMPETITIONS

Date : 15th August, 2020.

Highlights: SMPIC celebrated Independence Day in a unique way.
“Being Indian” an online Fine Arts competition had been organised by Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC).Students participated in various Artwork categories namely Rangoli, Poster Making, Painting, Collage Work, Photography, Face Painting and Tattooing on sub themes like (1) Atmanirbhar Bharat (2) Diversity is strength and (3) Indian Army.
Around 250 creative entries were submitted by Smpicites.

 
CATEGORYRANKNAME SEMESTER
COLLAGE1STPREETI  RAMNANI5
2NDGOPAL SONI
3RDPRIYANKA RAMNANI
TITHI PATEL3
FACE PAINTING1STMUSKAN NAGDEV
2NDDIYA MEHTA1
ANUSHI JAIN5
3RDDIPANSHI RATHOD1
IPSITA PANDA3
PAINTING1STSANDRA MARIA JACOB5
PURVA OCHANI
ZALAK JAIN1
2NDKHUSHBOO KHESKANI
DIMPLE SANGTANI5
CHAITRI SHAH1
3RDDHYANI SONI3
KHUSHBOO KANJANI5
PRISHA PATEL
POSTER MAKING1STSANDRA MARIA JACOB
PRINCY KUBADIYA1
PREETI RAMNANI5
2NDMUSKAN NAGDEV3
TITHI PATEL
JASHVI JAIN
3RDRITIKA VASWANI
TRUSHA THAKKER5
MANSI GUPTA
RANGOLI1STURVASHI RAJPUT
RIYA HITEN SHAH1
PREETI RAMNANI5
2NDKHUSHMI SHAH1
PURVA OCHANI5
JASHVI JAIN3
3RDMOHIT TIRTHANI
UNNATI MAJETHIA1
TATTOOING1STPREETI RAMNANI5
2NDGOPAL SONI
PRIYANKA RAMNANI
PHOTOGRAPHY 1STKARAN SACHDEV 1
2NDURVASHI RAJPUT5

TOPIC: ‘LIFE BEYOND CHALLENGES’

Date: 5th August, 2020.

Speaker: Dr. Darshna Thakker, Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Highlights:  Dr. Darshna Thakker is a practicing gynaecologist who is into teenage counselling. She talked on ‘Health and Happiness’ and how to cope up with the unprecedented situation of the pandemic as well as new normal during Covid 19. She focused on emotional well-being and gave tips on mental and physical fitness. Around 850 Students participated and enjoyed the session thoroughly.

GURUPURNIMA CELEBRATION

Date: 5th July, 2020.

Highlights: GLS University’s Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) celebrates Gurupurnima every year with lots of pomp and fervour. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, this year physical celebration of Gurupurnima was not possible. So the students of SMPIC came up with the innovative idea of celebrating virtual Gurupurnima, in which the students had invited all the faculty members with a special invitation card and had planned various surprises for the faculties on video call. The event began with ritual of performing AARTI of all the faculties including the admin staff, followed by a TALK-SHOW, where some selected questions were asked to the faculty members. It was followed by a few singing performances by the students. Not only the faculties but the alumni were also invited for the celebration who remembered their college days and expressed their gratitude for the college and the faculties.

An online competition based on the theme of Gururpurnima was also organized where in more than 120 students participated in various categories like Drawing, Music, Dancing, Elocution, Story writing, Poetry writing, Rangoli etc. SMPIC’s Virtual Gurupurnima was filled with love, respect and creativity.

Gurupurnima Online Competition Result

DRAWING
1st Maitri Malde
2nd Muskan
2nd Preeti Ramnani
3rd Neelam Jain

RANGOLI
1st Preeti Ramnani
2nd Urvashi Rajput

POETRY RECITATION
1st Mansi Gupta
2nd Sakshi Jain
3rd Mohit Tirthani

ELOCUTION
1st Kandarp Shukla
2nd Anushi Jain
3rd Khushbu Dhankani

DANCING
1st Dweep Shah
2nd Aakansha

SINGING
1st Ipsita Panda
2nd Jugal Shukla
3rd Disha Sharma

CARD MAKING
1st Krishna
1st Priyanka
2nd Girish Katariya
3rd Divya Jain
3rd Disha Tekwani

Para-Academic Activities 2019-20

• CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY under CWDC

The college celebrated International Women’s Day by organizing two functions:

1. “Phenomenal women – A tribute to womanhood” – An Award Function
In the award function, the college invited women stalwarts who have made their mark in their respective fields and have been very successful.
1. Dr. Darshini Vikram Shah – Director- Shalby Hospitals, Dental Cosmetologist and Surgeon, Shalby Dental Cosmetics & Implantology Centre.
2. Ms. Neepa Chatterjee, Founder Maaya – A dynamic professional with experience across the Retail, Sourcing and Hospitality.
3. Ms. Aishwarya Majmudar – An acclaimed Indian Singer, Hellaro Fame.
Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati, Advocate, High Court of Gujarat and Member of Governing Body, GLS University was the Chairperson of the Function. The function was graced by Dr. B. H. Joshi, Pro-Vost,GLS University, Ms. Chandani Kapadia, COO, GLS University, Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Registrar, GLS University and Shri Vadibhai Patel, Dean, Student Youth and Welfare, GLS University.
Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit set the tone of the function by mentioning that GLS believes in encouraging and supporting women and promoting their status, the role of women in it is noteworthy because around 50% of students, 65% of faculties and our COO are women. He further said that girls with dreams become women with vision. According to him, the program is arranged not only to felicitate phenomenal women but also to give a message from the life of these women that trust you.
Dr. Chandni Kapadia, the COO of GLS University addressed the gathering with her brief introduction of all the dynamic women and their personalities. She continued by saying that in the so called Man’s world, women will have to stop being a pushover and be complacent. She emphasized that in chess we have a queen that can go anywhere and go the furthest. It was invented in 6th century AD, the creators were in a way more forward than the so called modern world. She ended her speech with inspiring the future generations of successful women in the audience to stand up for themselves. She recited a beautiful poem glorifying womanhood written by her.
Ms. Vaibhavi Nanavati, Advocate, High Court of Gujarat and Member of Governing Body, GLS University, talked about putting aside the stereotypes and emphasized on importance of education for your own economic security. She also discussed the Supreme Court’s initiative to include more women in the army while giving a reality check about the current statistics. She ended her speech with a nice observation: “Being compassionate doesn’t mean she can’t take hard decisions or be aggressive”.
Our first awardee and dynamic personality Dr. Darshini Shah, Director of Shalby Hospital, believes that success is achieved by sacrifices, patience and discipline. She said that when one matches Hard work with sincerity they have a higher rate to be successful. She talked about her life journey and hardships faced by her on her road to success. For her, satisfaction of patient and gratitude is a prime factor and then at the end of the day the true euphoria is in making a difference in patients’ life. She asked the audience to learn from others mistake and realize that the “Pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.” She said that she was perfectionist which has led to have negative consequences. She told the audience to not be complacent and not cut corners. She said she wasn’t a feminist because she had two males, her husband and her son who supported her and believed in her. She concluded her speech on a very positive note that one should find humility in success and courage in failure.
Our second awardee, Ms. Neepa Chatterjee, Founder Maaya – A dynamic professional with experience across the Retail, Sourcing and Hospitality, started her speech with an example if anyone wants a cup of coffee in a room of 5 men and 2 women, they’ll expect the woman to get up and make the coffee and that is the lens through which they see our woman. She had a Bengali- Kashmiri upbringing and she lost her father at the age of 15. Her father taught her to make education the priority of life. She talked about her business journey from Lufthansa German airlines to Purchase Head for IKEA and now a Business Consultant where she teaches the Dos and Don’ts of Business. She listed some of the remarkable women and their achievements.
Our third awardee and dynamic personality Aishwarya Majmudar stated in her speech that she is fortunate enough to make music her priority and responsibility. She stated that her introduction to Womanhood – started with her mother’s support and her father’s constant guidance. She said “I get to do what I like so I have to be responsible for my music”. She said how her industry can be toxic at times, how she has to go through a lot and how she learns something new every day. She ended her speech with the statement: “You have to be best at what you do but you don’t have to be better than anyone, just be better than yourself”. She entertained the audience by singing few melodious songs. 300 students attended this function.

• 2. HIV AIDS AWARENESS PROGRAM

This program was organized by joint efforts of the Red Ribbon Club of Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), Lions Club Perfection, Parivartan Foundation and Bhartiya Education Trust. Dr. Ambraish Tripathi was the backbone and coordinated the entire program. 15 pregnant HIV positive women were invited. The HIV positive lady can conceive and deliver healthy and HIV negative baby if due medical treatment is taken. The program intended to spread the message in the society that HIV positive patient can live long and healthy life if due care is taken. Babies delivered by HIV positive women who are HIV negative were also present and they were gifted with toys. Saris, makeup items, cereal kits, sweets, utensils and other gifts were given to the HIV positive women.

• FACETS 2020

The college celebrated its Annual Culfest – Facets 2020 at Pandit Deendayal Auditorium on 15th February 2020. In great style, the show was a blend of Music, Folk, Mime, Western Dance and Fashion. The theme of this year’s show was ‘Traditional ’. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University was the Guest of Honour. SMPIC Alumni Miss Riya Subodh, a famous Mumbai based model and Mr. Hemant Kotekar, a well-known dance choreographer were the judges of the event. More than 120 students participated in the show amidst the loud cheering of 1100 plus audience. The winners were
BEST MALE MODEL
1. Chirag Mali and Harsh Rajpurohit
2. Chirag Talreja and Rahul Raghani
3. Aman Shrivastav and Vanraj Hemlani

BEST FEMALE MODEL
1. Aditi Vyas and Kajal Murjani
2. SanyaTalreja and Shalini Mutta
3. Joyana Shah and Sanya Kishnani

BEST MALE DANCER
1. Dhweep Shah, Om Alani and Dhruv Gangwani
2. Jeel Sheth and Yash Shah
3. Vanraj Hemlani, Kevin Mehta and Sandeep Lalwani

BEST FEMALE DANCER
1. Maitry Trivedi and Prapti Thakkar
2. Purva Ochani
3. Shruti Choksi, Aangi Sanghvi and Akshita Patel

• CELEBRATION OF MAHATMA GANDHI WEEK

The college celebrated ‘Gandhian Week’ from 27th January to 1st February, 2020, that aimed at teaching and instilling the Gandhian thoughts and values to the students in a practical and interesting way through various events.

• A Lecture on Gandhian values

On 27th January, 2020, a lecture on Gandhian Values was delivered by the Chief Guest of the function, Shri Vadibhai Patel, Dean, Student Welfare, GLS University. He narrated many incidents from Gandhiji’s life which portrayed his ideals of Satya, Ahimsa and Untouchability.

• Film Screening (A Documentary film related to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi)

On 28th January, 2020, a screening of 2 episodes of Jawaharlal Nehru’s “Bharat Ek Khoj” which was on Air on Doordarshan in the year 1988, was organized.

• Gandhian Quiz (A Quiz competition for students, based on Gandhiji’s life and works)

On 29th January, 2020, the college organised a Gandhian quiz in order to make students learn about the life of Gandhiji.

• Homage and Tribute to Gandhiji

On 30th January, 2020, the 72nd death anniversary of Gandhiji, the students and faculty members of Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) paid homage to Gandhiji by maintaining silence for 2 minute and taking a collective pledge to follow and observe the values upheld by Gandhiji.

• A Visit to Gujarat Vidyapith

On 31st January, 2020, the college organized a visit to Gujarat Vidyapith which was established by Gandhiji in 1920 and is presently functioning on his principles and guidelines.

• Exhibition on Gandhian values and philosophy

On 1st February, 2020, the college organised a Class Cleanliness and Exhibition Competition amongst FY, SY & TY students wherein they showcased the life, philosophy and works of Gandhiji through act, posters and exhibition. On the same day, Children and their teachers from Municipal school no. 26 & 7 were given Fun Ride in the cars of faculty members and were brought to the college campus. They were given various gifts. Students organized a Musical Programme and games for the children and took them for a campus visit. At the end they were treated with delicious food and ice-cream. Shri Sudhir Nanavati, President, GLS University also remained present at the occasion. He witnessed the exhibition and gave gifts and spent time with children. He appreciated the event aimed at inculcating Gandhiji’s values in the young students.

• INAUGURATION OF 31ST ROAD SAFETY WEEK AT GLS UNIVERSITY

The 31st Road Safety Week, 2020, an initiative of the Government of Gujarat, kick started with a grand Inauguration function jointly organised by Ahmedabad City (Traffic) Police and RTO, Ahmedabad with the support of GLS University and Heart Foundation and Research Institute on 11th January, 2020. Well-co-ordinated by the Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) of GLS University, the Inaugural function took place at the GLS University sports ground. Dignitaries like Shri Ashish Bhatia, Police Commissioner, Ahmedabad City, Shri L. P. Padaliya, Road safety Commissioner, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri J. R. Muthaliya, Joint Commissioner, Ahmedabad, Dr. Nitin Sumant Shah, Chairman, Heart Foundation, Dr. Tejal Dalal, Dr. B. H. Joshi, Provost, GLS University, Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, GLS University and many other top level officers of Police department were present at the function.
In his welcome speech, Shri J. R. Muthaliya, Joint Commissioner, Ahmedabad, explained the importance of traffic safety rules and appealed the youth to adhere to the rules laid down by the Government as they are in the interest of their families as well as the country. Shri L. P. Padaliya, Road safety Commissioner, Govt. of Gujarat, gave disturbing data about the casualties caused by road accidents and explained the importance of following of traffic rules to the young people. He also added that the mind set of today’s youth who find the breaking of traffic rules thrilling, and take pride in it, needs to be changed. He insisted on preserving of the most valuable asset of this country i.e. youth. Expressing his views on the occasion, Shri Ashish Bhatia, Commissioner of Police, Ahmedabad City, gave an account of the steps being taken by the Government and the Police Department to help citizens follow traffic rules. He mentioned about the additional measures like various sophisticated equipment, use of modern technology and various awareness drives along with stringent penalties and other provisions. He also appealed the citizens to follow the traffic rules and regulations. Dr. Nitin Sumant Shah, Chairman, Heart Foundation, who is working towards the welfare of the police personnel, also expressed his concern in the matter and gave some valuable suggestions. He also donated 10,000 masks for traffic constables. Dr. Tejal Dalal informed the audience about the importance of ophthalmic health and Mrs. Bhavana Chhabaria from ‘Shatayu’ NGO explained the importance of organ donation. Among other programmes were a demonstration of the importance of using the right kind of helmet in a correct way, the performance of a Skit on the theme of Road Safety by a team of NCC cadets and a Pledge to follow the measures of road safety. At the end, a few police personnel were felicitated for their outstanding work in the field of road safety and traffic during last year. The function ended with flagging off to start the Bike Rally by the Traffic Police Department to spread awareness about Traffic rules and Road safety.

• CELEBRATION OF MANAGEMENT WEEK

The college organized a week long “Management Fest” powered by Wagh Bakri from 28th December, 2019 to 4th January, 2020 encompassing varied national level events, seminar and competitions like National Conference on “Creativity, Innovation and Technology For Sustainable Growth and Development of Indian Economy”, Management Games Competitions, Meet the Entrepreneur, Visit to Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Life managing session conducted by Sadhu Vivekjeevandas. A two day National Level Management Festival “INNOVISION- INNOVATE WITHIN YOU” was organized on 3rd and 4th January, 2020, wherein teams from various colleges across India competed with each other in different management competitions. In the inaugural function, Dr. Dharmesh Shah, Registrar, GLS University graced the occasion. He said that GLS believes in Innovision. GLS University has an incubation centre and 40 start-ups to its credit. According to him society and technology are progressing and if you will not upgrade yourself, you will not survive in the market.
The Chief Guest for the inaugural function was Shri Sunil Shah, Founder & Trustee, Gujarat Innovation Society. He said that change is the only constant. He further said that it’s a myth that only science students can make innovisions. Everyone is an innovator here. All we have to do is to inculcate the culture of innovation to the youth. But there is a huge difference between innovision and innovation. Innovation is to innovate a new thing, innovision is modification in the innovation. Innovision is all about understanding a task from 360° and trying to save the resources. At the end he made the students take the oath that each one in the auditorium shall innovate something and be an innovator.
The two days long festival included various management competitions like Chronical Analysis (Case Study), The Gate Way To Your Start-Up (Business Plan), Corporate Robinhood (CSR Initiative), Game Of Brands (Ad Making), The Man With A Plan (CEO’S Challenge), Demystifying Financial Statement (Balance Sheet Crunching), Continuous Crisis Committee, Beyond The Screen, Buzzbee(Business Quiz) and Kurukshetra(Management Games) wherein teams from different colleges competed. The Festival culminated on 4th January, 2020. Dr. B.H Joshi, provost, GLS University graced the Valedictory Function as a Chief Guest. The winners of the two days National Management Festival are:
Champions- Faculty of Business Management (NRBBA), GLS University.
1st Runners up – R. A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai.
2nd Runners up – Faculty of Commerce (GLSIC), GLS University.
More than 100 students participated in different management competitions designed to sharpen the marketing skills. The two days journey created memorable experiences for all the participants which they will cherish forever. Excellent feedback was received from participants and professors of different colleges which was shared by Prof. Hemant Solanki from R.A. PODAR College, Mumbai and students of M. S. University.
CHARITY / DAYS CELEBRATION 2019-20
DATEDAY CELEBRATIONCHARITY
25/12/2019 

Visit to the School of Deaf and Dumb

Around 70 students from SY and TY B.Com. (Hons.) along with Faculty members visited the School for Deaf and Dumb. They spent fun time with them and distributed snacks, sweets and gifts. Students also celebrated Christmas with them with music games and dance.

26/12/2019Go Green &No Vehicle Day
Students and staff used bicycle / public transport and Tree Plantation was also carried out.

Visit to Children Cancer Ward, Civil Hospital.

Students and Faculty members visited the children’s cancer ward and distributed toys, gifts and snacks to the kid patients.

27/12/2019No Tobacco /Group Day
Students represented a theme in a Group with the help of costumes, props and posters.

Visit to Prakash AndhKanya Vidhyalay

Students and Faculty members visited the organisation and spent fun time with them. The visually impaired girls were given gifts and entertained with music performances. The girls also participated enthusiastically.

30/12/2019Signature DayVisit to Old Age Home
Students and Faculty members visited the Old Age Home and spent quality time with the elderly people. Gifts and utility kits were distributed to them and they were entertained with music and light games.
31/12/2019Executive Day
Dress Code: Executive
“Meet the Entrepreneur”:
Interaction with successful entrepreneurs
 

• MOVIE CLUB

A special screening of Hellaro movie was organised under the auspices of Movie Club son 18th December, 2019 at Time Cinema CG square. Cast, Crew and Director Abhishek Shah was present during the screening and interacted with the audience. The cast included many students of Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC) who were trained in the Theatre Workshop of the college.
Hellaro is the first Gujarati movie to bag the honour of Best Feature Film at National level. All the 13 female actresses from the film also won the Special Jury Award for their performances. Hellaro is the first Gujarati Film selected as the opening film at the Indian Panorama during the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and is also India’s entry in the best debut film award category at the festival. Based on a folklore, set in a remote village in Kutch in 1975, Hellaro explores the idea of freedom through dance (garbo) while highlighting other poignant issues. The film was enjoyed by the staff and students.

• YOUTH PARLIAMENT OF INDIA

The college participated in Youth Parliament of India organized in Ahmedabad on 23rd November 2019. The parliament was graced by Shri. Vijay Rupani Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Amit Shah Home Minister of India, Smt. Smriti Irani (Youngest Cabinet Minister) Union Minister of Human Resource Management and Union Minister of Textiles, Actor Arjun Rampal and Actor Manoj Joshi. The event was witnessed by 75 students along with faculty members Dr. Devyani Chatterji and Dr. Jaimin Patel. The students participated enthusiastically in the question answer session.

• CELEBRATION OF 150THBIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF MAHATMA GANDHI

On 2nd October, the college celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi under ‘Forum for Gandhian Philosophy’. The celebration was full of different activities like songs, quiz, on the spot elocution, games, poster making, cartooning and collage making based on themes of Gandhian ideology. The celebration also included two motivating talks. The first speaker Dr. Bhalchandra Joshi, Provost of GLS University and a veteran academician, spoke about the importance of Gandhiji’s thoughts on education. The second speaker for the day was Retired Brigadier Jahangir Anklesharia. He spoke about “Values of freedom and role of Indian military in post-independence era and described various heart-touching and motivating incidents from the lives of Army men”. To pay tribute to Gandhiji, members of the Forum also cleaned the campus. Along with this, an exhibition of books of Gandhiji was organised in the college library. The guests as well as the students visited the library and were inspired by the books on Gandhiji.

• CELEBRATION OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD DAY

Swami Vivekananda Study Circle organised a function to celebrate Universal Brotherhood Day on 12thSeptember, 2019 in the college. Universal Brotherhood Day is observed to commemorate Swami Vivekananda’s famous speech delivered on September 11, 1893 in Chicago to the delegates of the World Parliament of Religions. On this occasion, Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit shared an experience of Vivekananda’s life and said “Even though Swami Vivekanada felt nervous initially addressing the large gathering of seven thousand people at the World’s Religions in Chicago, he bowed to Saraswati and began his speech by addressing all the gathered as “Sisters and brothers of America” for which he received a two minute standing ovation from the crowd”. The function was graced by Dr. Amiben Upadhyay, the Vice Chancellor of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Prof. Janki Vaidya and many volunteers from Swami Vivekananda Kendra. Dr. Ami delivered an informative session on the values and preaching of Swami Vivekananda on this occasion. She talked about acceptance, tolerance, equality, truthfulness and spiritual intelligence emphasized by Vivekananda the most. Students were shown a Suryanamaskar video clip at the end of the session.

• VISIT TO GANDHI ASHRAM

To make the students aware of Gandhiji’s lifestyle and to promote his thoughts in young minds, a visit to Gandhi Ashram was organized on 23rd August, 2019. Around 40 students participated in the event.

• ONE DAY INDUSTRIAL VISIT TO AMUL CHOCOLATE PLANT, ANAND AND LAXMI TOOR DAL FACTORY, VASAD

The College believes in imparting quality education beyond four walls of the classroom. To acquaint the students about the practical challenges that organizations face in the business world, the college organized One Day Industrial visit to Amul Chocolate Plant, Anand and Laxmi Toor Dal Factory, Vasad on 13th August, 2019 for Semester 1 students. The students were taken to the fully automated Amul Chocolate Plant at Mogar (Anand) wherein they understood the practical nuances of its operation. As a token of remembrance, 100 students were given chocolate bars at the plant. After lunch, students visited Laxmi Toor Dal factory in Vasad wherein they saw the process of the making of Toor dal in fully automated plant. The fi¬nished product of the dal comes out in 4 ounce packing for the foreign market. This plant has a daily capacity of 100 tonnes of production. The students had a great learning experience as these visits gave students greater clarity about various management concepts as they practically saw how these concepts are put into action. The students were accompanied by the faculty members. The visit was coordinated by Dr. Bimal Solanki.

• BLOOD DONATION CAMP

Faculty Of Commerce, GLS University in association with Red Cross Society organised a Blood Donation Camp on 9th August,2019 in the college campus which was open for all. Many youngsters actively participated in the same and donated blood for the cause and 70 units of blood were received. The camp was successful and not only the students, but also the faculty members actively participated in the same.

• WOMEN EMPOWERMENT SEMINAR UNDER CWDC

The college organised a two day seminar on ‘Women Empowerment’ under Collegiate Women Development Committee on 8th & 9thAugust, 2019, in GLS Auditorium, with a strong commitment to empower women, improve the quality of life for women and build stronger economies. Ms. Vaibhaviben Nanavati, a renowned lawyer, High Court of Gujarat was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Function. The experts for the two days were: Dr. Darshana Thakkar (Gynaecologist & Wellness Expert) – Get What You Want in life & Dr. Janki Bavishi (Gynaecologist) – PCOS Awareness Talk & Common Health Issues of Girls. Dr. Ashwin Purohit, Dean, Faculty of Commerce, rightly said that the main purpose of the activities is to sharpen the young minds for their holistic development. He set the tone of the seminar by quoting Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a tea bag – you don’t know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.” The Chief Guest of the function, Ms.Vaibhavi Nanavati, motivated the girl students by stating that a woman is a born entrepreneur and she can get whatever she wants in life by her willpower. She further told that life is not a march past where the man and woman have to be ahead of each other but this life is full of questions where you have to answer it by yourself and the women have to stand up for themselves or else there will be no one to help them. She said that this two day workshop on “Women Empowerment” gave a strong message of a woman’s strong willingness to achieve her goal by being fi¬t and healthy and thus contributing to the society. Dr. Darshana Thakkar, a well-known Gynaecologist and Wellness Expert, delivered an engaging and enthusing session on “Get What You Want in life”. She explained the students that empowerment is not earning money but keeping yourself ahead of everyone and realising your worth by giving example of Late Sushma Swaraj as an exemplary leader. She also quoted Mahatma Gandhi “The path I know is very narrow. My mind wants to go there but my body doesn’t. The journey is difficult and full of hurdles but I will pass it.” On 9th August, 2019, Dr. Janki Bavishi, Gynaecologist, Bavishi Fertility Institute emphasized on the importance of women’s health during different stages of life and how it is unfair that she still has to fi¬ght for her mere existence. Dr. Bavishi discussed the emotional and physical changes a woman goes through at different stages of her life and how she can maintain her health by taking proper care of herself by consuming healthy diet and doing regular exercise. She threw light on the fact that emotional and physical health is interconnected and how one affects the other. She also talked about preservation of fertility and family planning by using various methods. She held a detailed session on PCOS and the hormonal imbalance caused by it. At the end, the students posed many questions which were answered in detail by Dr. Bavishi. The seminar was attended by faculty members and more than 250 girl students.

• VISIT TO RADIO CITY STATION (91.1 FM)

A group of 55 students along with faculty visited Radio City Station (91.1 FM) on 3rd August 2019. They had an interactive session with RJ Harshil in which they learnt Time Management and the role of an RJ in the society. They also learnt the lessons of Radio Jockeying.

• PHOTOGRAPHY AND FINEARTS WORKSHOP

The college organized Photography and Fine Arts workshop under Fine Arts club which was coordinated by Prof. Rajul Goenka. Both the workshops commenced on 22nd July, 2019. Around 60 students were enrolled in these workshops. Under Photography workshop, Mr. Ronik Shah from TCIL conducted a session wherein he discussed variety of photography like wild life, event, commercial, commodity, wedding, fashion, food, journalism photography etc. The second day of photography workshop was conducted by Mr. Rishi Goenka, a specialist in commercial photography, wedding photography and creative advertisements. The basics of Photography were covered whereby he explained about various lenses like Standard, Wide Angle, Telephoto, Macro and Prime lenses and their application. Moreover, he also taught three aspects of camera namely shutter speed, ISO and Apparatus. Further he talked about different cameras like mirror camera and mirror less camera. Symposium of renowned press photographers was organized under Photography workshop. Shri Sureshbhai Mistry from Gujarat Samachar, Shri Pankaj Shukla from Navgujarat Samay and Shri Sanjaybhai from Sandesh were invited. On the last day of Photography workshop, Mr Rishi Goenka threw light on how to improve the pictures. A competition was also planned and prizes were given to best photos clicked during the workshop. Over all it was a very interactive and interesting workshop. The Fine arts workshop was conducted by Mr. Mayank Bhatt, a graphic designer and visiting faculty at CEPT. Art of Poster Making was covered in the workshop. Students were given topics like Educate Girl Child, Save Water, Save Earth and Heritage Tourism. On the second day of the workshop, students were taught the art of Collage Making by Mr. Bhatt. Topics were Fire, Landscape and River. On the fourth day, activity of Face painting was conducted by a well-known artist Mr. Sachin. He elaborated on the topic ‘CONTRAST’ in such a way that it showed the contrast between any two subjects like ice-¬re, happy- sad, positive-negative etc. on the face. Mr. Sachin gave topics on the spot for creating body tattooing within a stipulated time. He also solved various queries of the students.
Workshop on Body Tattooing was conducted by Mr. Sachin Gaud. The topic was to spread social awareness about ‘Say No to Smoking and Alcohol’. The workshop turned out to be successful and an enjoyable experience.

• GURUPURNIMA – A TRIBUTE TO BELOVED TEACHERS

Faculty members, honoured all the teachers with a memento and beautifully decorated the college as well as the staff¬ room with their photographs to surprise them. They even had a pre-celebration of Gurupurnima wherein they gifted the teachers sweets beautifully wrapped up with a lovely message on the previous day. On the day of Gurupurnima, the students performed Aarti of all the faculties as they are considered as gurus in India. All the faculty members along with Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit cut the cake. He blessed the students as well as appreciated them for continuing the tradition of Gurupurnima. He even said that teachers are revered in Indian tradition but at the same time lots of responsibility of moulding the youth and showing them the right direction to students rests on their shoulders. He even wished a successful future to all the students. In the end, students also dedicated a song to their faculty members and thanked them for everything.

• WESTERN DANCE WORKSHOP

The college organised Western Dance and Grooming Workshop from 13th to 22nd July, 2019. Around 100 semester 1 students from our college actively participated in this workshop. The workshop began with a 10 minutes loosening and warm up session to make the freshers get into the grooves. They were given theoretical and practical training about various dance forms like Hip hop, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, salsa, crumping, fusion and Bollywood by ace choreographer Mr. Nidhip Shah. They were also made to dance on the given steps in the smaller groups of 3-4 each to bring out the ¬finesse. Mr. Nidhip said “Dance is an expression, only 10% of the dance is showcased on the stage and the rest 90% is all about the passion for dance.” Mr. Keyur Desai, the international fame fashion choreographer, shared his success story and practically demonstrated how to walk on the ramp. He gave one to one tips to all the aspiring models and laid emphasis on body language and con¬fidence. Ms. Khushnum Avari, Director, Panache Academy of Air hostess training, shared her experience as an industry expert. She laid stress on formal grooming of male and female. She also told the students to invest in themselves. It was a very interactive session in which students also put up their queries to which Ms. Khushnum responded with great zeal and enthusiasm. The ramp walk training was given by Mr. Chakshu Chauhan, an event planner and fashion choreographer at Efesto events. He explained the students how well balanced one should be to depict the confi¬dence and attitude while walking the ramp. He also explained the importance of listening to different genres of music to pick up the correct beat and start walking. He also made the girls wear heels and walk con¬fidently. The Western dance workshop was coordinated by Dr. Bhavna Parwani, Dr. Bimal Solanki and Dr. Aashal Bhatt.

• THEATRE WORKSHOP

The college every year organizes “ABHIVYAKTI: a fi¬nishing workshop in theatre”, for the first year students wherein they learn basics of theatre, music, dance, creative writing and stagecraft. Various aspects of drama, including acting, voice modulation, breathing control and reflex enhancing are taught. The purpose of the workshop is not only to stimulate students’ creativity but sensitize them towards various issues. On day 1, we had Mr. Vishal Shah, an ex-SMPICite who has written and directed around 21 productions as an expert. The students indulged in different activities which helped them to develop observation, rhythm and helped them to shed inhibitions about theatre. On day 2, Shri Rajoo Barot, an NSD graduate, a mentor at ‘Ahmedabad Mentor Group’ and a veteran actor, talked to students about the Natyashashtra, Bhavai form of drama and famous Indian playwrights and their famous plays. He informed students that “To be an actor you have to learn mudras and sing songs. For an actor, it is necessary to keep his body flexible.” On the 3rd day of theatre workshop, Shri Kabir Thakore, convener of Rangmandal a 75 year old theatre group, writer & director of more than 15 plays, made students understand the difference between theatre and cinema. On 4th Day, Mr. Jaimil Joshi, Show producer, Red FM and Mr. Harsh Thakkar, RJ Red FM, both ex-SMPICites taught voice modulation to students. Mr. Jaimil Joshi informed them about the four main aspects of controlling voice and it’s combination of pitch i.e. High pitch high volume, High pitch low volume, Low pitch low volume, Low pitch high volume. The students also learned to speak same dialogues in different ways. RJ Harsh taught the students about the power of imagination. He taught them how different types of characters can come up from a single situation. On the last day of workshop, the students were taken on a visit to Thakorebhai Desai Hall, Law Garden to give them a live experience of theatre by Mr. Abhinay Banker. The Theater workshop was conceptualised by Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit and was coordinated by CA Dr. Sneha Master and Dr. Gitanjali Rampal.

• FOLK DANCE WORKSHOP

The college organised series of workshops to polish and nurture the hidden talents. The kick start to the series was a 6 day long workshop for Folk Dance from 1st July to 6th July, 2019. Total 70 students participated in the workshop with lot of enthusiasm. Folk dance helps to preserve the cultural unity of the people. People have been doing folk dances for hundreds of years and there is value keeping that tradition alive. And with the same motive our college organised this workshop of Folk dance for the students, in which various experts came to teach students Garba. From basic to advance everything was taught to the students including various techniques of garba which can never be seen in the clubs, di¬fferent positions and even the minute details were taken care of. Students also learnt how folk dance inculcate discipline, dedication and love of art in one’s mind. Various award holders and celebrities spared their valuable time for the students and solved their queries in order to make them learn what folk dance is all about. The 1st day of workshop was conducted by Choreographer Kuldeep Shukla who taught the students basics of Taali, Chapti and Be Taali. On the second day of workshop, prestigious Gaurav Puraskar award winners Shree Bharat Baria and Shree Akshay Patel gave lessons of Tran Taali, Hinch and showed the glimpse of Kalripayattu dance form. The 3rd day was conducted by Gaurav Puraskar Awardee Smt. Niyati Dave who imparted information of Prachin Garba Sanskriti and gave its practical demonstration. The 4th day of the workshop was conducted by choreographer Dr. Kruti Paritosh & Shree Yash Sagra, an alumni of SMPIC and a folk dancer. They provided training on importance of body posture, eye movements and expressions, and also taught variations of Be Taali and different steps to be performed in Navratri. On the 5th day, Shree Kuldeep Shukla taught Raas to the students. On the last day of the workshop renowned alumni of SMPIC Shree Jaimil Joshi (show producer RED FM), RJ Harsh Thakkar (RED FM) and Dancer Utsav Solanki discussed the combination and implementation of creativity, acting and vigour for the unique folk dance performances with the students. The new batch of the college participated with a passion and zeal with senior folk dancers throughout the workshop. The folk dance workshop was conceptualised by Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit and was coordinated by Dr. Kruti Paritosh Shah.

• MUSIC WORKSHOP

The Music workshop, the fi¬rst of its kind, was a comprehensive workshop including various aspects of music conducted at College from 1st to 6th July, 2019. Singing sessions were engaged by Shri Prahar Vora who gave the idea about the basics of ‘sur’, ‘taal’ and various ‘ragas’. He also taught various techniques for ‘sur correction’, ‘breathing’ and ‘riyaz’ to the students. Shri Munjal Mehta acquainted the participants with various ‘Tabla – Taals’ and discussed the importance of rhythm in music. Ms. Yatri Sheth conducted the melody instrument session. She introduced various aspects of Piano and guitar playing and their importance in music. She explained the concept of ‘Chords’ in music and taught the students to sing with chords and also to play them on various instruments. Shri Akul Raval, who has invented over 100 percussion instruments himself, talked about the unconventional and new rhythm instruments. He introduced various western beats and explained their signifi¬cance in music. Shri Harshit Acharya talked about the technical aspects of music. He talked about sound designing, balancing, various types of mics and sound systems etc. He also informed students about various technicalities of studio recording and digital music production. On the last day, students presented their performances and Shri Prahar Vora solved some of their queries and gave them suggestions regarding their performances. More than 30 students very enthusiastically participated in the workshop and expressed their feelings of having added a great value to their budding talents. The music workshop was coordinated by Dr. Keyur Vohra.

• YOGA MEDITATION SESSION conducted at Faculty of Commerce (B.com Hons.)

Faculty of Commerce(SMPIC) organised a guided Yoga Meditation Session for students to celebrate the 125th birth anniversary of founder Paramahansa Yogananda on 28th June,2019. Yoga Meditation Session was conducted by Ms. Rageshree Kannan, Dr. Nita Desai, Dr. Manroop Dhingra, Mr. Chatursingh Chauhan and Mr. Prahlad Patel in which students practiced guided meditation, chanting, visualisation, affirmation, a scientific healing technique for the well being of body, mind and spirit along with a closing prayer for world peace and brotherhood. Students learnt practical scientific techniques to increase their concentration and be peaceful in tense and stressful situations they face. Dean Dr. Ashwin Purohit addressed the students on the occasion and explained them numerous benefits of Yoga and Meditation to create health, prosperity and happiness in life.