The Department of Languages of Garden City College inaugurated the Literary Club, Cine Club and the Theatre Club on the 31st of July, 2015 at 10.00 a.m. The guest for the day was Dr. Amita Santiago, Head of the Department of Languages, CMR Institute of Management Studies. Students belonging to the Departments of Journalism, Psychology and English assembled for the event filled with excitement and interest.
The event began with the arrival of the guest, Dr. Santiago who was accompanied by Dr. Payel Dutta Chouwdhury, Vice Principal and Head of Department of Languages. Dr. Chowdhury delivered the welcome address, where she mentioned about the establishment of the Department of Languages and its progress as well as how the inauguration of the three clubs was established, to enable students so that they could organize and participate in different activities that would supplement their learning activities and prepare them for the future. Following this the Theatre Club, the Cine Club and the Literary Club were inaugurated by the appointed student representatives. With the guest profile being read, the guest of the day, Dr. Amita Santiago was felicitated. Dr. Amita Santiago completed her M.A. from the University of Bangalore, specializing in Linguistics and Commonwealth Literature. She completed her Ph.D on the “Gospel account to Babylon: A critique of white Christian theology through select Caribbean text, towards a Caribbean self definition” in the year 2009 from the University of Bangalore. She enlightened the audience on contemporary concerns in Culture Studies. She emphasized mainly on how culture plays a major role in forming the base of any field, be it cinema, literature or theatre. According to her, “It is the void that we enter and perform on, which in turn allows us to make good use of its space. It allows expression and impression.” Dr. Santiago was impressed with the inauguration ceremony and wished good luck to the entire team with the events planned for the rest of the academic year. The event concluded with a group photograph.
The freshers who had recently entered the college as well as all those who were gathered were provided with a clear insight into the different events to be held for the rest of the year.