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ISA meets Former VC BB Bhattacharya                           

DSC_0381An ISA delegation team comprising ISA office bearers, current Executive Committee and Members of Advisory Committee met Prof. B B Bhattacharya, then Vice Chancellor of JNU on 23rd November 2010. Dr. Chandrasekaran, the Coordinator (Evaluation), Prof. Kumar, Advisor to the VC and Prof. Alka Acharya, Advisor, (JNU International Students) were also present during the meeting.   The new panel was introduced to the highest authority in the university and roles of ISA and its expectations were conveyed to JNU authority. On behalf of the International Students community in JNU, Tawheed Noor, ISA President handed over a memorandum to the VC which contained various issues and concerns of the students who come to JNU from different parts of the world.


The Vice Chancellor and the other concerned authorities gave a patient hearing to the issues and concerns of the International Students. The meeting ended with an assurance from the VC that the JNU authority would take further steps considering the issues and concerns mentioned in the memorandum. The ISA delegation team included Tawheed Noor, Reza Huseini, Gabin Song, Noemie Verdon and Mirwais Balkhi.
Among others, few important issues and concerns include:

  1. Provision of fee waivers for the deserving International Students.
  2. Constitution of a formal high level committee consisting of the Rector, Dean of Student Welfare, International Student Advisor and ISA representative to deal with the general problems of international students, and to utilize their potentialities, on a regular and institutional basis.
  3. Renovating, refurnishing and equipping of ISA office.
  4. Allocating a recurrent and adequate budget annually to ISA in light of the series of planned activities and significant financial contribution of the international students to the University.
  5. Ensure provisions for prompt reply to emails of applicants and new accepted students and extend help until students are allocated hostels or provided alternative accommodations within JNU.
  6. Institute a proper and functioning International Student Advisor's Office with supporting professional staff.
  7. Allow the casual students to borrow books from the library.

Meeting Associate Dean of Students and Public Relations Officer  

Along with Prof. Alka Acharya, the Advisor of ISA, a team consisting of members of the ISA Executive Committee and Advisory Committee met Prof. Sachidanand Sinha, Associate Dean of Students (ADOS) and Ms Punam Kudasia, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of JNU on 26th  October 2010. The meeting covered a wide range of discussions that included issues like admission, fee waiver, delayed receipt of certificates, inter-linkages, emergency funds, accommodation, and communication system for the international students in the campus and administrative affairs and monetary support for ISA. In response to the concerns shared from ISA’s end, both ADOS and PRO expressed their willingness to support ISA in future. 

Meeting the new VC Prof S K Sopory in his Office  

                                                                                 
199138_10150231157063508_596033507_8901611_2110866_nAfter a series of discussions which culminated in a meeting of ISA Executive Committee with the new VC Prof S K Sopory in his office along with Dr. Chandrasekaran (Coordinator Evaluation), Prof. Alka Acharya (JNU International Students Advisor) on 21st March 2011, ISA placed a memorandum of issues necessary for efficient functioning to the new VC, the Registrar and the Advisor as follows:

- Renovating, refurnishing and equipping of FSA office. 
- Allow the casual students to borrow books from the library.
- A fixed time frame be given for conducting the Viva of International Students who have submitted their MPhil Dissertation and PhD Thesis.


199346_10150231157168508_596033507_8901612_6341287_n- As overseas students have to return back on completion of their course and cannot extend their visa and wait for the Degree Certificates, hence quick disbursement of Provisional Degree Certificates immediately after course completion is required. 
- Post Thesis and Dissertation submission Viva, the Provisional Marksheets should be issued immediately for the above mentioned reasons. 
- As all countries have different processing time for issuing Research Visa hence many prospective scholars face problems as the time between issuing the offer letter and time for registration does not match with the required time of getting a research visa.    
- Ensuring prompt reply to the Applicants and enrolled students regarding acceptance in JNU.

 

Meeting the new VC Prof. S. K. Sopory in ISA Office                                                     

208238_10150231158463508_596033507_8901630_5481961_n29th of March 2011 was a memorable day for ISA and all the international students of JNU as our most honourable new VC Prof. S K Sopory took out time from his schedule and visited ISA office in Teflas. Our Advisor, Prof. Alka Acharya was also present. Some respected Buddhist monks and JNU-ISA students from Sri Lanka and Thailand paid floral tributes and prayed for the health, prosperity and peace of the VC, Special Guests and the students.

 

 

 

 

ISA gets a Waiver on  Medical Insurance  at Application Stage                                                                                     

The recent introduction of Medical Insurance as a prerequisite for applying to JNU had raised some hurdles for new overseas applicants as many countries would not have government policies on health insurance and this prevented such International students from applying to JNU. The current ISA representative body, through a series of discussions and meetings with JNU Administration, Admission branch and ISA Advisor, was able to waive off this eligibility criteria for applicants at the application stage in a decisive meeting on 15th March 2011. This has again opened the floodgates to the new entrants to JNU.

Addressing ICCR issues   

Taking into consideration the various problems and queries of JNU’s ICCR students who are also ISA membersISA Executive Body invited JNU-ISA Advisor  Prof. Alka Acharya to preside over a meeting with ICCR students on 5th December, 2010 in ISA office and to clarify some issues. This meeting addressed many doubts and filled in the gaps where clear information was missing. To avoid problems arising in the future the Advisor, Prof. Acharya advised the students to strictly abide with the ICCR mandate and conditions, especially for reimbursement of medical expenses, as cited in their award letters and to be aware that the roles of ICCR and ISA do not overlap. The former is government organization limited by its own domain and jurisdiction and governmental policies at the national level and is the main arbiter and decision maker. The meeting ended with student’s queries being addressed. 

 

TALKS/ WORKSHOPS/ CLASSES (2010-2011)

Language Classes

Taking the privilege of the available office space and responsibilities, ISA-JNU has been holding language classes offered by its volunteer participants, in ISA office every year. International students are enthusiastically involved in the programs to teach their native languages to all JNU students, Indian or International. This time comprehending the perceptions of its international members, Hindi classes and Spanish classes were arranged based on popular demand. These languages classes were voluntarily taught free of charge and the students have received the certificates at the end of the course.

 Hindi Class

                                                                                                                                     
179660_1840229611381_1409775208_2112710_6855789_n (1)ISA members are often linguistically challenged while in India and hence basic lessons were imparted to them for easy spoken and written Hindi. The Hindi class was being taught by Neha Singh, MA Student of Linguistic Center, JNU from 1stOctober 2010 in ISA office, twice a week every Monday and Tuesday in the afternoon. Students from different countries participated in Hindi class to lean how to speak, read & write in Hindi language.

 

 

 

 

Spanish Class 


DSC01674inyakiThe other language class was held by Iñaki Lucía Larumbe, an ISA-JNU member from Spain who is doing his Master in the School of Art and Aesthetics in JNU. The class was being held every Tuesday and Friday in the afternoon in ISA office and many international as well as Indian students participated actively to learn Spanish language. Spanish class continued for one complete semester from 3rd October to 24th December 2010.

 

 


 

 

Stress Management Workshop               

                                                                          
DSC_0362Concerned about the physical and mental well-being of its members and friends owing to mounting academic and other pressures, ISA held a Stress Management and Motivational Workshop on 20th November, 2010.

It was presided by Gold and Sewa Medalist and respected Reiki master from Kolkata, Mr.Partha Mukherjee, along with Oksana Che the Sewa practitioner and ISA-JNU student. Partha Mukherjee taught the students the techniques of self confidence, communication, and ways for enhancing human relations and stress management. It was attended by many students and was a session of building inner peace and tranquility.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Experiences with Former ISA President Dinesh Prasain


DSC_0724For Quality improvement and Capacity Building of ISA, the current Executive Body invited former President of ISA, Dinesh Prasian (2008-2009) on 10th January at ISA office to talk about some of the experiences from his presidential tenure in ISA.  In this meeting, Mr. Prasian shared many anecdotes and experiences during his tenure and also appreciated the current ISA Executive members for their hard work so far. He also talked about ‘Prospects of Tourism in Nepal’. Other members expressed their views and queries and were generous with their suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

LECTURES AND COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS (2010-2011)

Country Presentation  on Turkmenistan 

                                                                                    
DSC_0097DSC02453The newly formed ISA offered a kaleidoscope of the world through its Country Presentation series in which volunteer members of different countries described their country culturally, politically, economically and infrastructurally. In this program, the participants learned many facts about countries around the world and exchanged information in Question and Answer session. 
So far, ISA has held two presentations Turkmenistan and Yemen respectively. Yaghsaymyrat Taganov, an ISA member from Urganj in northern Turkmenistan, gave a presentation on Turkmenistan on 16th November 2010 in ISA office. The presentations were given in Power Point in which different photos of landscape, people, dress, tribes and food and a short movie clip were shown to the participants. He showed the transition of Turkmenistan from old to contemporary times. Reza Huseini joined Yaghsaymyrat and discussed the archeological sites of Turkmenistan, especially the Bactriana-Marghiana Complex and Ganor Teppe. The presentation was much applauded and ISA also plans to continue this program.

 

Country Presentation on Yemen                        

fuad19After the country presentation from Turkmenistan, ISA organized the second presentation on Yemen by Fuad Ali on 20th November 2010. Fuad gave a presentation on the ancient history of Yemen, and about Al-Hadhramut along with its modern developments. He projected the heritage of Yemen through its folk culture, dress and legends and played mesmerizing Yemeni and lilting Arabic music, dance and landscape clips throughout his presentation. Later Reza Huseini joined Fuad and gave a talk on ancient civilization in Yemen, archeological findings in San’a, the role of Yemen in ancient trade routes between India and the continent of Africa. Our friends from Ethiopia also took an active part in the discussion thus making the presentation interactive. The members were enlightened by the presentation.

 

Federalism and Constitution making Challenges in Nepal                            

75184_10150094131515350_541275349_7880217_1759177_nA lecture on “Federalism and Constitution making Challenges in Nepal” was organized by ISA on 9th March 2011, in its office at Teflas. The honourable speaker was Dr. Mahendra Lawoti, Professor of Political Sciences, New Michigan University, USA and the programme was chaired by Dr. Sangeeta Thapliyal, Professor South Asian Studies, JNU. Different debatable issues were discussed about the nature of Federalism to be adopted in Nepal with the drafting of the Constitution. Students from different parts of the world and India actively participated in the event. Professor Mahendra Lawoti identified and elaborated the foundations of Federalism on the base of ethnicity as a model for Federalism.

 

 

 

India-Africa Meet

                                                                                                     
1526022011(004)Rotary Club of South Delhi jointly with JNU-ISA organized India-Africa Meet edition 3 on 28th February 2011 in SIS, JNU. Brig. B. K. Chibber, President, Rotary Club, South Delhi gave the welcome speech. Prof. S N Malakar, Chairperson, Centre for African Studies, JNU delivered the key note address on ‘India – Africa Relations: Potentialities and Opportunities’. With the moderation of Tawheed Noor, President ISA, the students from different African countries, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania, North and South Sudan presented on different socio-cultural aspects of their respective countries. In the end certificates and vote of thanks were given.

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS (2010-2011)


International Mother Language Day   

                                                              
DSC_0851 ISA celebrated the International Mother Language Day on 21st February 2011. ISA organized an exhibition of the written scripts/ alphabets of different languages from all over the world in the front lawns of the School of Languages and a discussion and recitation session. A good number of posters (prepared by students from different countries including India) with alphabets and thoughtful verses from ancient languages (such as Hebrew, Brahmi, Pali, Sanskrit, Tamil etc.) were displayed along with modern language scripts. This gathered appreciation from every corner including students, faculties and officials of JNU. In the discussion session, Tawheed Noor, President ISA shared the brief history of the origin of the language movement in 1952, in erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh and its significance in being recognized internationally. Students from different countries and parts of India recited in their vernacular tongues. Prof. Niazmand, CPCAS Chairperson graced the occasion with his presence. The day ended with screening of a full length feature film titled Lal Shaalu from Bangladesh.  

 

                                     

 

Abhigyaan- Revealing Lives of Nameless Children                                                

Abhigyan is a JNU student’s initiative for educating the children of the poor construction laborers in JNU campus. Abhigyan together with ISA, organized a photography exhibition titled "Revealing the Lives of Nameless Children: 2nd Edition", on 23rd October 2010, in Ganga Dhaba and on 24th October in Sabarmati Dhaba. In the exhibition Tawheed Noor and Sachin Ghimire of ISA along with other Indian students including Sreedeep, Saswata, Pritam Datta and Omair Annas also exhibited their photos from the lives of the workers’ children. Nicholas Kanhai, an ISA member screened a documentary he had made on the vaccination program of these kids. The platform also organizes periodical classes for the children in music, dance, painting, and imparts primary education to add some confidence and foundation in their lives.

Inter-exotic views on paper - Postcards from India                                           


ISA helped organize an exceptional photography exhibition in Teflas building titled “Inter-exotic views on paper - Postcards from India”. The exhibition continued for nine days starting from 12th November 2010. Ms Kloot Brockmeyer - a German student as well as a teacher in Centre for German Language, JNU, and one of her senior friends in India, Mr Basil Washington, decorated walls of the corridor and stairs of Teflas with their selective postcard size photographs that they took from varied places in India. This exhibition was appreciated a lot by the on-lookers.

CELEBRATIONS (2010-2011)


190377_10150208532158508_596033507_8792531_954574_nInternational Women’s Day    

                                                                                          

ISA observed the International Women’s Day on 8th March and designed a poster with message for this day and posted all over the campus. A talk by Prof. Anuradha Chenoyfrom School of International Studies was organized in ISA office. Pratichchhaya from Nepal recited the translated version of a Persian poem written by an Afghan Woman. Others from the audience also recited and shared their feelings about this day. The program ended with screening the Apple – a documentary film by Iranian woman film maker Samira Makhmalbaf.


World AIDS Day with Poster                                                                 


ADIS Day

Showing solidarity with World AIDS Day, ISA also participated by publishing a poster on 1st December 2010 to join the bandwagon for creating awareness about AIDS.

 

 

 

International Students’ Day                                                                                                       

With the intention to meet all international students in New Delhi, The Indian Center for Cultural Relation ( ICCR) held a program on 12th November 2010, to celebrate International Student’s Day in Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts in New Delhi in which ISA also took part. It was a kaleidoscope of representatives from diverse nationalities, cultures, institutions and languages and provided a great opportunity to mingle with one’s international neighbours and academic communities.

 End Semester Party 2010   
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Considering outgoing students, ISA organized an End Semester Party on 5th December, 2010. ISA appreciated its members for their hard work throughout the year in academics and the students enjoyed the wonderful night and made their semester end memorably with music, dancing, singing and sharing their memories in the campus. In the party the ISA Executive Member, Noemi Verdon thanked all the final year students for their cooperation and participation in ISA’s different activities.

 

 

Fresher’s Welcome 2011                                                                                  

Freshers Party --pic1Freshers party pic 2ISA organized a Fresher’s Welcome Party on 5th February, 2011, where a good number of ISA members participated. The ISA office was decorated with lamps, balloons and colorful papers. The party started with a round of self introduction. Gabin Song, ISA General Secretary and Sulaganya Punyayodhin, Member of Finance Committee greeted the new students of this semester (Winter semester) including students under Global Study Program (GSP) and the international students of the last semester (Monsoon semester) with flowers and tikas. After giving a brief orientation about ISA and its activities, Tawheed Noor, President ISA, urged the new international students to be pro-active in the ISA activities.

 Reza Huseini, ISA Vice President, shared the upcoming ISA events. Maria Rosaria Centrone , an ISA member informed the newcomers about the activities of Abhigyan – a platform that supports children of the construction workers in JNU. The party ended with music and dance and the members returned back with memories of new friendships. 

 

FESTIVALS (2010-2011)

European Festival                                                                                                              

European Festivaleuropean_union In collaboration with ISA, a group of European students in JNU led by Cornellia Bessue organized a three-day (10–12th November 2010) European Festival in the campus. The purpose of this festival was to give a cultural and academic overview of Europe to students in JNU. The non-European students, particularly the Indian Students in JNU were the target group for this festival. The festival was inaugurated in the Committee Room of School of International Studies with a Lecture on the European Union. The next day, in School of Languages, several European students presented on their countries and served their traditional food to the audience. After a formal thanksgiving session, the festival ended in ISA office with screening of a full length feature film ‘Good bye, Lenin’!

                                                        

International Cultural Evening    

                                                                                
jjjj The most colorful event of ISA was held on 18th March, 2011 at Kamal Complex Open Air Theater (KC OAT). This cultural evening was dedicated to the tsunami and earth-quake affected Japan. The Chief Guest Prof. Manjushree Chauhan (Coordinator Cultural Activities Committees in JNU) gave her message and all the Japanese students of the campus, along with their spouses, children and friends assembled on the stage and inaugurated the program by lighting candles to express solidarity and condolence with the quake-affected citizens Japan. Prof. Alka Acharya (Advisor JNU-ISA) expressed her gratitude to the Japanese students for inaugurating this program. Tiny-tots from JNU families gave flowers to our Japanese friends. This inaugural session was conducted by Tawheed Noor, President ISA. Hereafter the cultural show started under the excellent moderation of Lena Mai (Casual Student) and Faisal Garba (Global Studies Programme Student). A wonderful performance by Abhigyan children (children of the construction workers in JNU) preceded the colorful country performances! ISA members came attired in their traditional national dress and danced to their country music. A big crowd from in and out-campus came and remained until mid-night. After performances like songs, dances, recitations in different languages – the program ended with the gorgeous and very colorful ramp walk show by the ISA members from different countries, including India. At the end, Reza Huseini, the Vice President of ISA thanked everybody for their support in making this program memorable.

 

Good Wishes on Eid-al-Adha                                                                                                       


j ISA wished its members and friends with good health, happiness and peace on the Muslim Festival of Eid-ul-Adha on 7th November 2011 and conveyed the message that this festival helps one to learn submission of oneself for a greater cause and also inculcates fraternity.

 

 

 

Vibrant Holi

jOn 19th March, 2011, ISA wished its members and friends a Happy Holi and to celebrate this largest Asian festival, played Holi with its members and Indian brothers and sisters in JNU Jhelum Lawns. Everyone put coloured powders called ‘gulaal’ on each other. Faces became unrecognizable with vibrant colours and this act conveyed the message that the aim of playing with colours on Holi is to remove all differences under the anonymity of colours, and thus to embrace both friends and enemies alike. Multicouloured Holi held aloft the multicultural, multi-ethnic spirit of India, JNU and ISA together!

 

 

ISA Newsletter (2010-2011) 

ISA Executive Committee for the very first time had laid down the foundation for an “ISA Newsletter” in its election agenda and the post-election GBM as well. In consultation with the Advisory Committee, a Volunteer Team was formed for making the Newsletter and the Activity Report. This team consists of Mirwais Balkhi, Ankita Haldar, Reza Huseini, Tawheed Noor, Budhi Tamang. They painstakingly recorded each activity of ISA and compiled and edited an Activity Report as well. Very soon ISA will be introducing its Newsletter which will be a chronicle of our all year round activities and will be for its members and will archive all programs and events.  
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Mirwais Balkhi         Ankita Haldar                Reza Huseini              Tawheed Noor          Budhi Tamang
 CWS/SIS              CES/SLL&CS                  CPCAS/SLL&CS             CSRD/SSS                    IR/SIS

 

Deepawali- Festival of Lights.                                                                        

jDeepawali was celebrated at Teflas ISA Office on 5th November 2010. The program started under the moderation of Tawheed Noor with lighting of the Peacock lamp and 100 diyas and sharing about the significance and legends of Deepawali by Ankita Haldar, Noemie Verdon and Mirwais Balkhi, through presentations, talks and slide shows. Other members also explained the different ways in which they celebrate Deepawali in their countries like Nepal and Bangladesh and also the symbolism of Light in their country. Then we shared sweets, good wishes and bursted lots of fire crackers outside the ISA office. Likewise, ISA members also participated in Deepawali celebration organized by ICCR on 2nd November, 2010 at Shree Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi.

 

 

 

International Food Festival    

                                                                                         
jjISA organized International Food Festival in JNU Jhelum Lawns on 26th January 2011, the Republic Day of India. More than 20 countries offered their traditional foods in this annual festival, which attracts a big crowd from outside the campus as well. The festival was inaugurated by the Chief Guests Prof. V K Jain (Registrar JNU), Prof. B B Bhattacharya (former VC JNU), Prof. S K Sopory (current VC JNU), Mr Mahbub Saleh, (Honorable Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi), and Prof. Alka Acharya (Advisor  ISA-JNU). ISA President Tawheed Noor gave a welcome speech and then ISA Vice President, Reza Huseini gave salute to our host nation India on her Republic Day and briefed us about this much-awaited event. ISA member, Pernellie from Denmark was the emcee and ISA members Bhushan, Sohan and Michael were the Sound DJ’s for the evening. Prof V K Jain emphasized the importance of organizing programs like this. Prof B B Bhattacharya said that this colorful evening brought the whole world together in this campus, which was in line with the concept of JNU. Prof. Sopory appreciated the initiative and indicated that events like these were to be given priority from the JNU authority’s end. Mr Saleh told, “I am impressed looking at the colorful world in front of me! We like to see these events bringing more countries together in the days to come.” IFF
jjThe festival gave international students the opportunity to represent their native land by offering hospitality and food and sharing music and picturesque posters and beautiful handicrafts. There were huge swings like Columbus and Ferris Wheel and other game activities to entertain visitors. The festival had food stalls which were decorated with posters, handicrafts, post cards and images of the participating countries. Images and clips from different countries were displayed on a big screen through multi-media projector and music from different parts of the world was played throughout the festival and created an ambience of global community. People from JNU campus and other universities came to taste varieties of food. Later, an Afghan band “ YUVA” performed Persian, English and Hindi songs and kept the crowd enthralled. The program ended with dance party of all the participants and the visitors from JNU and outside.

 

 

Jashn-e–Nawroz    

                                                                                                                 
jjasnBridging international boundaries through cultural celebrations has always been the aim of ISA and thus yet again ISA invited all the overseas and Indian students for celebrating Nawroz on 21 March 2011, in its office. Nawroz is a symbolic festival which unites the whole of Central Asia, Iran and also the Persian speakers, including Kashmiris and Parsis in India. It ushers in the Persian New Year and in observance of the Central Asian traditions, ISA members from Afghanistan prepared Haft-Mewa, which is a traditional sweet dish made of 7 different assortments of dry fruits, nuts, dates, raisins, prunes, almond soaked in water for some days. Nawroz stands for revival, rebirth and brings hope, happiness and peace to the people.

 


SPORTS (2010-2011)


Football    

                                                                                                                           
footballjThe Sports Committee of the ISA-JNU held a Football game under the name of ‘Games for Fun’ on November 13th, 2010 at 4PM in the Stadium Ground. In this ISA Football game the participants joined to play a friendly match and were coordinated by Nastassia William, the ISA Sports Secretary.

“Our main aim in conducting the football match was to encourage international students pursuing their higher studies at JNU to come together and share their mutuality through football” said Sports Secretary Natastassia Williams. ‘I am really happy and excited to play in this match, I scored goals but I am more happy because I came to know many friends from many countries’ said Manab Chakma from Bangladesh who was the goal scorer in the match.

 

 

Lets Learn Foot–Bag   

Our Sports Committee member, Noemie Verdon held a coaching class for Foot Bag in December 2010. Foot Bag training was held every Sundays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the badminton court jin front of Chandrabhaga Hostel. The class was open to all members of the ISA and JNU students. It was a completely new game form which required one to juggle and balance a Foot-Bag on the feet.football


 It has the potential for developing the leg, ankle joints, foot and requires concentration and practice. It increases the agility of the player both in limb and mind. The coaching began with little tips and demonstration. Interestingly some small children often joined our coach in this game.

 

 

 

 

Fitness Programme– Build your Stamina   

    
jfitness Mansoor Ehsan, one of our ISA-JNU students and ISA Sports Committee member had voluntarily initiated a Fitness Program in December 2010. Himself a strikingly handsome young man with well maintained healthy body, Mansoor made himself available for giving Body Building and fitness tips. Being quite knowledgeable about these activities, he has been dispensing his advice and demonstrating Fitness regimes to ISA members and helping in stamina building. The fitness programme was held every Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 6:30PM in Chandrabhaga Hostel Gym.

 

 

 

 

 

DELHI TOUR SERIES (2010-2011)


Purana Qila and Mehrauli Archeological Area Delhi Tour I                                                         


jThe ISA organized a day-long tour for the students on 31st October, 2010 as its 1st Delhi Tour to introduce the ancient city of Delhi. Indraprastha, in Purana Qila was our first stop. A historian by hobby and choice, Mr. Salam Khan shared nuggets of history and legends with the members. He pointed out that the site had settlements from Gupta era and its Indo-Islamic architecture is reminiscent of the architectural attempts of emperors Humayun and Sher Shah Suri. The on-site excavated objects are exhibited inside the museum, within the fort. The students then visited the World-Heritage site of Qutub Minar and Mehrauli Archeological complex.j


We saw the three free standing architectural marvels of Ashoka’s Iron pillar, Qutub Minar and Allauddin Khalji’s  unfinished Alai Minar interspersed amongst remnants of Jain Temples and other settlements and thus indicating different stages in Delhi’s past. The tour ended with ISA members marveling at the intricate blue tileworks in Jamali Kamali mosque and returned back after paying homage to the ruins of Balban’s Tomb. Volunteer students Yaghshymurat, Fuad, Gabin and Lodhen were the enthusiastic co-organizers.

 

 

 

Surajkund Mela and Tughlaqabad Fort – Delhi Tour II    

                                              
jjThis was the first time that ISA had ‘Fun in Fair and Fort’ both in a single day-long tour on 13th February 2011 as part of its Delhi Tour series. On our 2nd Delhi Tour we first went to the Surajkund Crafts Fair in Faridabad. The colorful Mela with its various cultural projections and regional artifacts from all over India attracted many people and provided an opportunity of seeing the traditional regional dances, listening to the music and savouring regional delicacies all in the same place.j

This mélange comprised of all Indian states and some SAARC countries. After lunch and shopping for cultural souvenirs, the bus carried the ISA members to the 14th century Tughlaqabad Fort which is considered as the 3rd ancient city of Delhi. Reza Huseini explained the fortification process and showed us the ruined ramparts. Then all students visited the tomb of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq. All members requested for similar rendezvous with history in the coming semester.

 

Visiting National Museum, Delhi–Delhi Tour III           

                                                                  
jOn 27th February 2011, as part of the 3rd Delhi Tour, ISA members went to National Museum, Delhi to welcome some soldiers of 210 BC who came from Far East. They were “China’s Terracotta Army”, put on special exhibition in National Museum, by Archeological Survey of India. It gave an insight into the First Chinese Empire Qin dynasty and showcased its cultural art. Artifacts from the Bronze Age to the 10th century AD were exhibited.jjj

The show stealers were the two Terracotta soldiers which were excavated and brought from the burial mound of the First Chinese Emperor and represented real soldiers of the Emperor ’s army. ISA members from China shared their feelings about this exhibition with the other members. “This kind of cultural exchanges can bring nations together, and help them to know more about each other and this will reinforce the friendship between nationals of China and India”said Yong Yong JNU-MA student.

 

 

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دکتور میرویس بلخی در بیست و سوم جدی سال ۱۳۶1 خورشیدی در شهرستان خُلم ولایت بلخ در شمال افغانستان تولد شد. در سال ۱۳۸۶ پس از تحصیل در مقطع لسانس در رشته علوم سیاسی دانشگاه دهلی در امتحان کانکوری سرتاسری هند شرکت و به دانشگاه جواهر لعل نهرو راه یافت و بدرجه ماستر در سیاست بین الملل فارغ شد. در سال ۱۳۷۸ دوره ام.فیل (M.Phil) را در همین دانشگاه به پایان رسانید. دکتور بلخی در سال 1394 خورشیدی دکتورای خود را در حوزه سیاست بین الملل و مطالعات خاور میانه در دانشگاه جواهر لعل نهرو، زیر عنوان " مطالعه مقایسه یی ملت سازی در عراق و افغانستان پس از امریکا " با سرپرستی پروفیسور ای.کی. پاشا، به پایان رسانید. بلی در زمینه روابط بین الملل، سیاست خارجی، مطالعات خاورمیانه و مسایل روز کتاب و مقالاتی به زبان فارسی و انگلیسی نوشته است.
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