On 21 October, 2011, the JNU Women Association (WA) organized a get-together to celebrate Diwali with great fervour. The gracious presence of the new WA President, wife of the present Vice-Chancellor, Mrs. Meena Sopory, who was one of the earliest members of the association, made the occasion a great success. At this gala event, Mrs. Sopory, released the 1st anniversary issue of “Maitree”, a magazine brought out by the association.
This issue of “Maitree” includes an encouraging message from the VC, Prof. S. K. Sopory in which he has appreciated the various activities taken up by the association. Also published in it is an article by Mrs. Sopory which is a narration of her nostalgic past. Both of them have expressed their commendations for the initiation of “Maitree”.
Other writings contained in the magazine are of members Mrs. Vibha Prasad, Mrs. Arsia Hasan, Mrs. Tara Negi, Mrs. Deepa Chattopadhyay, Mrs. Sriparna Mukherjee, Mrs. Anita Mukherjee, Mrs. Sukanya Patra, Mrs. Rashmi Chaudhary, Mrs. Vandana Sharma, Mrs. Chetna Bohidar and non-member (ex-resident of JNU) Mrs. Anasuya Kar.
The Magazine Secretary thanked all the writers for contributing to the magazine's success. She also gratefully acknowledged the kind support and encouragement received from Prof. and Mrs. Sopory.
Mrs. Chetna Bohidar, Joint Secretary and
Magazine Secretary, JNU Women Association
Participation of the JNU Cricket Team in the NZ Inter-University Tournament at Dehradun
JNU Men's cricket team participated in the NZ Inter-University Tournament organized by the Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun from 10-15 November, 2011. The JNU team defeated the Gururkul Kangri University, Haridwar by 3 wickets in their first match held at Maharana Pratap Sports College grounds, Dehradun. However, the JNU team lost the second match by 42 runs against the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, after putting up a good fight against their strong contenders.
Vikram Singh, Assistant Director,