GCC taking a step forward towards SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN

As part of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” that was initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, The International Association of Lions Club in friendly alliance with Garden City College organized a Walkathon on 17th October 2015 to further promote the cause. The campaign was officially launched on 2nd October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where the Prime Minister himself cleaned the road. It was a remembrance to Gandhi’s words. It was then various famous personalities and the general public took up the challenge and nominated more people and so on. It has been carried forward since then with people from all walks of life joining in. Dr. Siddaramaiah Pujar, Principal, Garden City College, teachers of various departments and the students took part in the cleanliness drive taking this initiative a step ahead beyond classrooms. The primary emphasis was on the importance of the mission of Swachh Bharat by putting across to all the students the need to keep their surroundings clean, the need to maintain basic hygiene and sanitation and making them understand the adverse effects of filth lying around. Students and teachers decorously flagged off a Walkathon from the ITI Ground, Krishnarajapuram till Benniganahalli Lake, Old Madras Road, to spread awareness about the cause. There, Principal, Dr. Pujar addressed the students and teachers and thanked the International Association of Lions Club for their solidarity in promoting the cause.
Isha Sehgal
MA Mass Communication, (Ist Sem)

FESTA – Forum for Educationists, Students and Teachers in Asia

FESTA –Forum for Educationist, Students and Teachers in Asia was inaugurated by His Excellency Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Former President of the Republic of Maldives and His Excellency Dr. Joseph V.G., the Chairman of Garden City Group of Institutions on Wednesday. Sympress witnessed participation of Students, Teachers and Principals of various schools. Sympress is a platform where the students and teachers come together to express, debate and quiz on various topics. Sympress 2015- a platform dedicated to the memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, is a Memorial debate competition. Expressing his opinion on Sympress, Mr. Gayoom said, “I am sure, this will become a landmark project that will stimulate free thinking and encourage unhindered expression of views and ideas among the young people of India”. Mr. Gayoom also congratulated ISRO on the recent launch of ASTROSTAT and stated, “this is a proud moment for science and technology for South Asia, and will no doubt bring great advancement to space research”. He thanked His Excellency Dr. Joseph V.G., the Chairman of Garden City Group of Institutions for providing scholarships to 33 Maldivian students through the Maumoon Foundation. Mr. Gayoom is the Chairman of this foundation. He also spoke on world peace. “During the last 70 years, the world organization has tirelessly worked to achieve this objective with mixed results”, he said. “War is never a lasting solution for any problem. Indeed, war creates more problems than it solves”, he added. He also mentioned about the violent conflicts in the Middle East. According to him, any local war can drag in neighbors or like-minded countries of the combatants into the battle. This is the threat the world is facing right now. “Therefore, if the world really wants to have peace in the Middle East, it has to ensure that the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people are restored to them, that they are allowed to establish their own free state on the rightful homeland, and live in peace, free from the fear of continued aggression from across the border”, he suggested. He concluded his speech, with the role of education and media in teaching every single human being in the world, the value of peace.
Prof. Shivani Varma
Media Studies

GCC Hosted Musical Legends – Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Padma Vibhushan) & Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna

Garden City College has hosted the magnificent flute performance by Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (Padma Vibhushan) and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, who is a renowned State level performer, in a music and arts workshop organized by SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth). It was held in the auditorium from 28th Oct to 1st Nov, 2015. Many students from different schools and colleges participated in it. Audience flowed from different parts of Karnataka like Mysore, Hoskote , Hassan, Heggadadevanakote, and many other areas. The objective of the event was to promote Indian classical music in today’s youth. “It is a good opportunity to learn something from such great personalities. It’s a wonderful experience,” said Naveen, a student hailing from Mysore. Spectators and listeners were enthralled with the classical concert. Prof Manjunath M, an admirer of Dr Balamuralikrishna said, “I am very lucky to watch this stage show. It gives a soothing feeling to the heart.” The programme was inaugurated by Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Former president of the republic of Maldives. The chief guests of the program was Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi (Kuchipudi dancer), Yoga with Dr. Kiranseth, Shri Subhomoy Bhattacharya, Shri Kaivalya Kumar Gurav (Hindustani vocal), and Shri Girish Kasaravalli (Director of Kannada Cinema). Kurmavathara ( Kannada) movie was also shown to the students and in the last day of the program, all the students celebrated Karnataka Rajyotsava.

Hoteliers Club Inauguration

The BHM Department launched the Hoteliers club with the effort put from BHM team & students of 1st, 3rd & 7th Semester. The event Had two prominent Guest Ms. Linda Ramakrishan, Manager of times of India Page 3 & Ms. Nithya Susan Sunil, Ex pastry chef of The Leela Palace Bangalore & Youngest bakery Entrepreneur.
The Event had two Dance performances, one fusion dance & one Indian group dance from there followed up by Kitchen band which the students played kitchen accessories like pans, knifes & cutting boards with beat box. The Guest Were facilitated with the Mementos
Both the Guest with the Principal did the lamp lighting, and both the Guest & Principal gave their speeches. We spoke about Introducing Molecular gastronomy, Molecular Texturology, Cuisonology, Sauce Bibiology. We announced the launch of Green goddess sauce & Research on Edible menu card.

Inauguration of Fashion designing Club

FAD CLUB inauguration was on August 4th 2015. Ms. Pooja Vetcha and Ms. Unnimaya were the MC’s of the event and started of the function with GCC anthem, followed by lighting of lamp by Principal, HOD and guest along with other staffs. Ms. Wilai Porn of first year performed an inauguration song to welcome the gathering. Guest Profile of our Alumnus Debarati Malik, Senior Visual Merchandiser, PAN India Avirate was displayed who was then felicitated by our Principal with floral bouquet and shawl. The principal addressed the gathering and inaugurated the club. The guest shared her precious moments with FAD department as well as motivated future designers to come up high. The Activity video of the department was showcased and FAD club convener presented the program schedule for the year 2015-2016. This was followed by cultural programs started during which whole three batches showcased their talent in front of the gathering with songs, dances and fashion show.

Inauguration of Voyager – TheTourism Club @ GCC

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I am going is what inspires me to travel it.” With these lines of Rosalia de Castro, I want to start my article regarding the Inauguration of Tourism Club which was conducted by our tourism department.
It commenced with a welcome note and profile presentations by MC Mr. Daniel which was followed by paying tribute to our Alma Mater through the GCC Anthem followed by a welcome song. The logo of the Tourism Club – Voyager was launch, followed by the felicitation of Guest Of honour Mr. Arun Kumar Haridas, Director of Mobility and Travel, SAP India. Subsequently, it was our respected Principal Dr. Siddaramiah who took the stage over and welcomed the guest of honour to grace the stage with his august presence. Soon afterward the stage was taken over by Mr. Arun Kumar Haridas whose speech was very illuminating and immensly inspiring. The students were greatly enlightened by the content and manner of his motivating speech. He spoke on the various scope for tourism students and amount of respect which they get in their fields.
Finally, the show ended with dance, song and mime by various tourism students. It was indeed a very inspiring and enthralling program which captivated and thrilled the audience.

Inauguration of IT Club @ Garden City College

Department of Computer Science has organized IT-Club inauguration along with a seminar on “3D Animation” by Mr.Prince Xavier, placement officer and Capt. Jannardhan Natesh Cavalier Animation & Technology Ltd., Bangalore on 1-Aug-2015 in the auditorium. All the BCA and MCA students have actively participated in organizing the inauguration ceremony. They we highly benefited by the talks of the guests of the day and cleared their doubts during the question hour in which all were benefited.

Intra College Sports Fest 2015

On the 30th of July 2015 Department of Sports Garden City College of Science and Management Studies organized an Intra College Sports festival for the students of Under Graduation courses by covering almost all the sporting activities available in the college. It gave a kick start with cricket were the students were divided into four teams then Throw Ball were again the students were divided into four teams along with Basket Ball, Foot Ball, Kabaddi, Badminton, Chess, Carrom and Athletics. This gave a way for the department to also identify the potential sportsman who could represent the college team. There was a participation of 289 students in this event which made it a grand success. The winners and runners were given prizes and certificates for their exemplary performance.

Walkathon for Obesity Awareness @ Garden City College WALK FOR A CAUSE-2015

Obesity has become a prominent cause in the world reducing life expectancy of human beings and leading towards many other health issues. Today, there are different kinds of problems related to health all around the world and the conditions are worsening day by day. Garden City College organized a walkathon for the cause of “SAY NO TO OBESITY” that began at 7.30 a.m. on the morning of the 23rd of July, 2015. Students from Garden City College as well as students from Indus Valley Residential School and Samuel Public School completed walking a stretch of almost 4.4 kms around T.C Palya. With the initiative of His Excellency Dr. Joseph V.G, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Maldives in Bangalore and Chairman, Garden City Group of Institution and the guidance from the Principal, Dr. Siddaramaiah Pujar, the administrative staff and the volunteers organized this Walkathon as a part of the ongoing events of Fresherism for the year 2015. Garden City College indeed strives to create dreamers, achievers and winners in all walks of life by standing up to their motto “Emphasis is on Life”. They did make an impact that would last to make a change in today’s society, transforming the world to a better place.

15th MEGA JOB FAIR 2015

The campus of Garden City College turned as host for many national as well as few international companies during the weekend. Graduates from different parts of Karnataka eagerly participated in the Job Mela. Esteemed companies like INFOSYS, Life Insurance Corporation of India, HDFC and Blue Dart along with few other developing companies were
satisfied with the response from the candidates. As expected, 75 companies and 3000 graduates have utilized the prodigious opportunity. Tangkamchi Ch.Marak, a final year student felt gratified as she was placed with M/s Via.com. Similarly, the day proved important even for the companies as they got a chance to interview a whole lot of meritorious students. More than 2000 jobs were offered to the students, making the effort put by the placement cell of the college all the more worthwhile.

During the valedictory Garden City College sincerely acknowledged as well as appreciated the presence of all the companies which have participated in the Job Mela and expecting the same response from the companies as well as the graduates in the upcoming years.