Power of unity

Power of unity

triumphant Trishikha, Shytanya, Maithreyi, Yashica and Dhanya. dh photo by dinesh s k

After all, a student union is an essential part of every college and is needed for the smooth functioning of an institution. The Jyoti Nivas Degree College elections were held recently and the five girls, who have been selected to work towards the well-being of the college, are extremely excited. While Maithreyi from third year B.Sc is the president, Shytanya is the vice president. Trishikha from first year BBM is the treasurer, Dhanya from second year B.Com is the cultural secretary and Yashica from final year B.Com is the sports secretary.

For Maithreyi, a native of Sri Lanka, it was an interesting experience though it came as a bit of a surprise. “Since everyone has trusted you with the post, the amount of responsibility you have is tremendous,” she says. “My main aim is to have better interaction between the students. We have many clubs in the college like the adventure club and environment club. I want more students to join these and bring out a newsletter as well, if possible.”

After a long time, a first year student has been appointed as the treasurer and Trishikha is delighted to be the chosen one. “The feeling is great,” she exclaims. “But the union needs to work as a team to keep the college banner flying high.” Explaining the process of elections, she says, “Each class has two leaders — the class and sports rep. The 90 leaders from all the classes had to vote in the conference hall.”

Dhanya is extremely proud to be a part of the union. “Many colleges don’t even have unions so I feel fortunate. The experience was really scary but it was felt nice to win.” She was actively involved in the union’s activities last year as well. “It was a learning experience and I am sure this is going to be a good year.” Being the cultural secretary, she plans to make the fest as different as she can. “We have a theme for the fest every year but this year, we want to have a unique them and get every student involved.”

Having represented the college in many prestigious basketball tournaments, Yashica has been rightly selected to be the sports secretary of JNC. “I want to make it a very successful year for  sports. I have won the trust of 90 students and I am going to live up to their expectations,” she promises. She is looking forward to the inter-class cricket and throwball competitions that will be happening soon. “There are many girls in our college, who are extremely good in sports. Then there is the main college tournament called Sphygmus, which will be really exciting as well.”

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