Fuchchas enter DU with zeal

Fuchchas enter DU with zeal

Delhi University’s North Campus, where all roads led to colleges like Miranda House, Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Hindu, St Stephen’s, Hansraj, Ramjas, Kirori Mal and SGTB Khalsa, wore a busy look on Tuesday. And why not, for it wasn’t that colleges were holding some exams but because students who went through several harrowing stages to get admission in these institutions were being welcomed on the Day One of their academic session.

Certainly, it was a dream come true for many. Broad smiles and faces sparkling with confidence gave a clear insight into what the students were feeling while making their way to respective colleges. “I will cherish this day for the rest of my life. After all, I am no more a school student and this is my first day of college,” says Shagun Bhutani, who has joined English (Hons), Hansraj College. 

Perhaps, it was the excitement of entering into a new phase of life. Each one seemed to be shedding off the rules and regulations imposed on them during school time and switching on a new mode of life – where friendship, fun, class bunks and extra-curricular activities will become priorities. “I hope these four years will be fun. I will make a lot of friends so that we can have a nice, large group to enjoy college life. I have met my classmates and everyone seems to be so cool. They are equally eager to be friends,” says Akash, History (Hons) Ramjas College.

Newcomers at SRCC were equally excited. They happily posed for shutterbugs thronging the campus. Sans inhibitions, each of them exuded a cheerful feeling at having become an integral part of the DU family, where rivalry and competition will be the bywords alongside a sound education.

As the day also doubled up as the Orientation Day in several colleges, many took this opportunity to bond with not just their classmates but also seniors in their respective departments, as well faculty members who were present in full strength to welcome the fachchas. “It was awesome. Our seniors had organised the Orientation Programme and it was a good and informative session. I not only met my classmates but seniors too and especially liked our Economic (Hons) department president,” says Yogesh, Hindu College.

The enthusiasm of being called a college student was reflected in their style statements. It was a day to get dressed to the hilt and students exploited it to the fullest. They sported everything - from trendy headphones, necklaces and cool handbags to colourful and whacky message T-shirts, short denim pants, printed tops and pyjamas, as also capris and ‘in fashion’ salwar suits. And boy, did that attitude spell cool.

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