The Hobby Club is one such club where the students meet to exchange and share their hobbies and learn new things. This club, that was started barely a year ago, has both students and faculty members who encourage learning of new art forms in dancing, singing, mehendi, embroidery, crochet, rangoli and cooking without fire.
Vidya, a faculty member who heads the club says, “It is a great opportunity for us to explore new horizons. We come up with innovative ideas to work and develop a new hobby. This club makes sure that none of the talents go waste. We learn a lot in the process and the sessions help in enhancing skills. It contributes to the wholesome development of a student and provides an opportunity to mingle with our juniors and seniors,” says Vidya.
Says Shilpa, a first year BBM student, “The activities are quite exhaustive because the club has given us a lot of opportunities to explore new talents and help other students to learn new things which is a great stress buster.”
What’s unique about the club is that the students who teach other students also get to earn a small sum of money. This acts as an incentive and most students come forward and volunteer to teach.
“This is the best part about our hobby club, we earn a little bit of pocket money and that makes us happy. I have learnt the art of mehendi and cooking without fire,” says Durgi, a second year BSc student.
The Hobby Club has 22 members who specialise in different forms of art and craft. Sandhya, a BSc student says, “We not only share our talent but are encouraged to develop new hobbies; experiment and explore the talent within.”
Sandhya adds that the in-house annual competition encourages a healthy competitive spirit among the students. The team meets twice a week after class hours to plan for the week ahead.