Sir Syed Day 2022
Sir Syed Day 2022: IG Hall was blessed to host many honorable guests. The glitterati were : Prof. Shagufta Aleem, Prof. Salma Shaheen, Prof. Nishat Fatima, Prof. Salma Ahmad,(Retd.) Prof.Sibghatullah Farooqui, Dr.Shabana Islam(USA), Dr.Faiza Abbasi and celebrated female attorney Advocate Iram Majid.
The Hall was proud to host a former provost as Chief Guest (Prof. Shagufta Aleem, Principal, AK Tibbiya College) and to felicitate another former provost, Prof. Farukh Arjumand, for receiving the Outstanding Researcher Award On SS Day.
World Mental Health Day at IG Hall
10th October, 2022: World Mental Health Day was observed at IG Hall to raise awareness about mental health of the people, particularly among college going girls. On this occasion, a counselling session for the residents of Indira Gandhi Hall with Dr. Poonam Batra, a renowned homeopath and psychological counsellor of Aligarh was conducted. The programme began with the verses of Holy Quran by Ms. Sidra Qadir (B.A. IInd year). The session started with highlighting the importance of mental health. Dr. Batra said "mental health and physical health are related to each other" and that "healthy mind resides in a healthy body". She talked to the residents about the prevalent psychological problems among young girls that are not given due weightage. She encouraged the girls to shun the taboos related to mental health. In the enlightening presentation by Dr. Batra, she showed various ways through which mental health can be improved. Mental health and physical health both rely on each other. One can improve both by following three simple chores in our daily life such as taking proper nutritious diet, doing proper exercise and taking adequate rest. She shared many important strategies which can be implemented by girls to help in the betterment of their mental health; like having a goal and spiritual meaning in life, being able to appreciate others, being compassionate towards oneself and others. This was followed by question answer session with Dr. Batra wherein many students shared their personal problems. This helped them to get the right guidance and solutions. Prof. Sheeba Hamid, Provost, appreciating the interactive session advised the girls to learn to share and care. She also said that hostel life is the best way to learn to live together, learn together and progress together.
Dr. Saba Khan and Ms. Sana Kaneez organized the programme. Dr. Nazish Begum, Dr. Sumbul Rehman, Ms. Heena Parveen, Dr. Zebus Sehar and Dr. Noorin Zafar were present. Ms. Mariyam Khan (B.A. IIIrd year) was the anchor of the programme. Vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Juweriya Zaidi (B.Sc. IIIrd year).
Motivational and Career Counselling Session at IG Hall
Gandhi Hall in collaboration with Training and Placement Office (General)
organized a career counselling session for the residents on 15th
September, 2022. The session opened with a motivational talk by Provost, Prof.
Sheeba Hamid on “Choose Career with Passion, How and Why”? She advised the
girls to prepare a roadmap for building their career and aspiring by
strategizing. She also encouraged the girls to have a well defined timeline and
goals to build their career. The resource person, Mr. Saad Hameed, TPO
(General), shared an interesting story with the girls and emphasized upon “No
Pain, No gain” and counting one’s own strengths and weaknesses prior to making
an action plan to achieve the desired goals. He further talked about the
urgency of realizing the importance of time management especially for
undergraduate students. He also said that losing time leads to losing
opportunities. Dr. Nazia Khan (Assistant
Director of Sports, Women’s College, Aligarh Muslim University) inspired the
girls not to hesitate in choosing unconventional careers and to achieve them
with faith, honesty, patience and perseverance. The session ended with vote of
thanks by Dr. Sumbul Rehman (Non-Resident Warden, IG Hall). The coordinators of
the programme were Dr. Nazish Begum (Non-resident Warden) and Dr. Zebus Sehar
(Resident Warden) of I.G. Hall.
The wardens, Dr. Saba Zaidi, Dr. Noorin Zafar, Ms. Heena Parveen and Ms. Kousain Fatma were also present on the occasion. The students of B.A., B.Com. and B.Sc. (Home Science) attended the session.
'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign, 13th August-2022
Indira Gandhi Hall Celebrated 75th Independence Day, 2022
Indira Gandhi Hall, Aligarh Muslim University, celebrated the 75thIndependence Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor in the presence of staff members and wardens. The ceremony commenced with the unfurling of the national flag by the Provost Professor Sheeba Hamid followed by National Anthem. Thereafter, the program was addressed by the provost congratulating and wishing everyone a very happy independence day. Further the program was taken by the conveyer, Mariyam Khan (B.A. III year) with a beautiful couplet by Josh Maleehabadi.
On Azadi Ka Amrit Mahsotsav, 75th Independence Day it was delightful to witness the participation of Indira Gandhi hall students. The air was filled with patriotism and enthusiasm, the event was further followed by a patriotic song by Shifa Ahmad (B.Sc. III year), followed by a speech by Shafaq (B.Sc. III year), thereafter resident students Ummey Varqa and Srishti Alam (B.A. I year) recited self-composed poetries on the theme of Independence. Further the event was taken forward by Mariyam Khan, III year student of B.A, who on the occasion of Independence Day talked of women and freedom. She ended her speech by reciting the very famous nazm of Faiz Ahmad Faiz, ‘Subh-e-Azadi’ ‘The Dawn of Freedom.’
Dr. Sumbul Rehman delivered the vote of thanks. Dr. Rehman acknowledged the staff and the students of IG hall for showing the enthusiasm and patriotism towards the nation in their own unique way.
the event of 75th Independence Day was put to an end by University Tarana which was followed by National Anthem. Later, the sweet distribution was done among the students.
At last the event was closed with a plantation drive under the supervision of non-resident wardens (Dr. Nazish Begum and Dr. Sumbul Rehman) and the resident wardens (Ms. Heena Parveen, Dr. Zebus Sehar, and Dr. Noorin Zafar).It was pleasurable to witness the young talent emerging from the platform of I.G. Hall. The participation of students of the hall was commendable.
'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' Har Ghar Jhanda Campaign, 13th August-2022
Health camp organized in I.G. Hall August 7, 2022
A health camp was organized by Department of Amraz-e-Niswan-wa-Atfal,, Faculty of Unani medicine, AMU, Aligarh under the banner of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav for the resident students and staff members of the Indira Gandhi (IG) Hall with free medical consultations, and referrals for specialised treatments.
Prof Suboohi Mustafa (Chairperson, Department of Amraz-e-Niswan-wa-Atfal) stressed on giving importance to health and underlined the need to go through medical check-ups at regular intervals. “In an increasingly complicated life, many women are suffering from several gynaecological problems”, she said. She also spoke on the usefulness of Unani Medicine. According to Dr Fahmeeda Zeenat (Programme Coordinator), discussed the role of ‘AYUSH’ and how the Ministry of AYUSH is developing education, research and propagation of traditional medicine systems in India.
Prof Sheeba Hamid (Provost, I G Hall) said that the team of doctors not only provided the students and staff with free health services in the camp, but they were also apprised on how to tackle health issues at the right time, and seeing the doctor early enough before a small health problem turns serious. Dr Sumbul Rehman extended the vote of thanks.
Over 50 girl students and staff members received free health services in the camp.
Farewell party for resident of final year graduation on July 27, 2022
Provost and her team organized a farewell party in the lawn of I.G. Hall provost in the evening on July 27, 2022.
Winner in Annual Flower show 2022
Indira Gandhi Hall bagged 02 First Prize and 04 second prizes in different categories, as follows in the Annual flower show organized by A.M.U., Aligarh.
C-A 10: Best collection of 06 cineraria of different varieties single.
C-A 18: Best collection of six asters
B 17- Best collection of 03 Dicuethins
B 13- Best collection of 03 Salvia
B 27-Best Collection of artistically arranged group of foliage and flowering annuals
Women’s day 8 March 2022
A letter writing competition was organized on the occasion of Women’s day which was open to all the bonafide students of the university. Many entries were received for the same; winners were from the school to which e-certificates were given.
Republic Day, 2022
Republic Day, 2022
Indira Gandhi Hall, Aligarh Muslim University, celebrated the 73rd republic day with great enthusiasm and patriotic favor in the presence of staff members and wardens. The ceremony commenced with the unfurling of the national flag by the Provost Professor Sheeba Hamid followed by National Anthem. Thereafter, a plantation drive was held.
Gymnasium and Teak Plantation Inauguration
Gymnasium and Teak Plantation Inauguration
Dr. Hameeda Tariq, renowned paediatrician, inaugurated the gymnasium and unveiled the plaque at Indira Gandhi Hall on 8th Feb, 2022. While appreciating this new addition in the hall, she said that “mental and physical health of females is of paramount importance for a vibrant society”. Gym workouts also help prevent and control non-insulin-dependent diabetes as increased fitness leads to better weight management, she added.
Professor Sheeba Hamid, Provost, while welcoming Dr. Hameeda Tariq, said, “the Gymnasium was long due at Indira Gandhi Hall”. It is the support and encouragement of the Vice Chancellor which made it possible and now a huge area in the hall has been identified to develop into teak forest in future, she added.
This was followed by teak plantation drive. Dr Hameeda Tariq planted the first teak sapling and said that,” it is a very beneficial step to make use of the wasteland and generate resources in future.”
“A huge area in the hall has been identified to develop into a teak forest in future”. said Professor Sheeba Hamid. Professor Naima Khatoon (Principal, Women’s College), Professor Nishat Fatima Zaidi (University Librarian), Professor Subuhi Khan (Provost, Begum Azizun Nisa Hall), Dr. Ghazala Naheed (Provost, Abdullah Hall), Professor Asma Ali (Deputy DSW), Dr. Faiza Abbasi (Director, UGC HRD Centre), Dr. Anamika Gupta (Assistant DSW), Dr. Sheeba Manzoor (Assistant Proctor) and Mrs. Bushra Ghayas (Assistant Proctor) took part in the teak plantation drive. The wardens of Indira Gandhi Hall, Dr. Saba Khan, Dr. Nazish Begum, Dr. Sumbul Rehman, Ms. Sana Kaneez, Ms. Kousain Fatma, Dr. Salma Sultana, Ms. Heena Parveen, Dr. Zebus Sehar and Dr. Noorin Zafar were present on the occasion.
Pledge for National Voters’ Day, 25th January 2022
Pledge for National Voters’ Day, 25th January 2022
Indira Gandhi Hall, Aligarh Muslim University celebrated National Voters’ Day on 25th January 2022. On this occasion, the pledge was taken for ethical electoral participation by all the staff members and wardens. The pledge was conducted by the Provost, Professor Sheeba Hamid.
“We, the citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby pledge to uphold the democratic tradition of our country and the dignity of free, fair, and peaceful elections, and to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement.”
Annual Flower Show - 2021
Annual Flower Show
Indira Gandhi Hall participated in “The Chrysanthemum, Coleus & Rose Show -2022”, organised by Land and Garden Department at Gulistan-e Syad on 18th December 2021. The I.G. Hall obtained ‘Second Prize’ (Cash and Certificate) in the category of GD-6, Best collection of 6 phlox of different varieties of rare ornaments & Indoor plants.
Solo Singing Competition on the Occasion of Holi
Online Career Counseling Session- December 3, 2020
Gandhi Hall, Aligarh Muslim University organized online “Career Counselling
Session” in collaboration with Training and Placement Office (T.P.O.) A.M.U. This
was the first career counselling program in a hall of residence during covid-19
pandemic. The purpose of the program was to highlight the career opportunities
for final year graduation students.
Final year students (resident or non-resident) of graduation (B.A., B.Sc., B.Com,. B.U.M.S.) participated in the program. As per the tradition of University, the online session started with the holy verses of Qura'an. It was followed by the opening and introductory remarks by Prof. Sheeba Hamid (Provost, I.G. Hall). She gave a brief description of the aims of counselling session. It was followed by introduction of all wardens individually. A detailed perspective to choose the career by students was given by Mr. Saad Hameed (TPO). He enlightened the residents by many examples of recruitment process and counselled the residents to be confident, positive and determined in choosing their careers. Covid-19 has disturbed lives of all, but we have to be focused and should not lose hope. TPO and Team of Provost and Wardens are always there for their students, said Mr. Saad Hameed. Professor Sheeba Hamid advised the students to keep pace with present times and “learning to unlearn and re-learn”.
Session was highly interactive that satisfied the queries of various students regarding career. Program came to an end by vote of thanks by Dr. Sumbul Rehman. The program was successfully organized by the resident wardens (Ms.Sana Kaneez, Dr. Afrin Bano, Ms. Kousain Fatma and Dr. Salma Sultana) and the non-resident wardens (Dr. Saba Khan, Dr. Nazish Begum, Mr. Akhtar Abbas, Dr. Sumbul Rehman and Ms. Heena Parveen) of the hall under the guidance of the Provost, Professor Sheeba Hamid.
Poster for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Visit of American Students
American Students from the Department of Sociology (sponsored by SIT) visited I.G. Hall. A small interactive and cultural program was organized by the Hall committee including the residents.
Clean India Day
Clean India Day was celebrated in the Hall with full enthusiasm and a number of activities were held in the Hall.
• Poster making competition was held to celebrate the "Clean India Day" in which First Prize was bagged by Ms. Ghazala, while the second prize was won by Ms. Sana Rehman and third prize was shared by Ms. Ruqayya and Saliha Khan.
• Nukharh Natak on the theme "Cleaning Unclean Surrounding ", was held to give a message for maintaining Cleanliness and Hygiene.
Independence Day - August 15, 2020
National flag was hoisted by Provost in the presence of wardens, staff and employees at I.G. Hall followed by National Anthem and Plantation Drive. Celebration was held ensuring Covid 19 guidelines and norms with social distancing at I.G. Hall.
Annual Flower Show
Indira Gandhi Hall participated in “The Annual Flower Show -2021”, organised by Land and Garden Department at Gulistan-e Syad on 13th March 2021. The I.G. Hall obtained ‘Consolation Prize’ (Cash and Certificate) in the category of CA-8, Best collection of 6 phlox of different varieties single. I.G.Hall provided several varities of flowers in more than 40 pots including Nolina Palm, Petunia, Sweet William, Song of India, Strawbery, Alecia, Zinnia, Aster, Dianthus, Dahlia, Codiaeum, Dracaena etc at the Annual Flower Show.
Indira Gandhi Hall Celebrated 75th Independence Day
August 15: Indira Gandhi Hall celebrated the 75th Independence Day with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervor. In view of Covid-19 pandemic, large congregation in the ceremony was avoided. So the program was held in the Provost office with staff members and wardens. The program started with the hoisting of the national flag by the Provost Professor Sheeba Hamid followed by national anthem. Thereafter, the Provost delivered a stirring speech about the importance of freedom and patriotism and also advised to become ideal citizens of our country. Senior warden Dr. Saba Khan spoke about the significance of the historic day and also said that freedom is very important for all round development of the country. Other resident warden Dr. Salma Sultana told about the sacrifice of the freedom fighters and to follow the ideals of the great people like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose etc. Thereafter, a plantation drive was held. The provost, wardens and other staff members planted saplings. The Provost expressed the importance of planting trees and protecting environment and urged the staff to develop an environmentally conscious approach in everyday life. In the end of the ceremony, sweets were distributed among the staff members.
Tobacco Free Educational Institution drive, Indira Gandhi Hall, A.M.U., Aligarh
October 12: To inculcate awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco, Indira Gandhi Hall, AMU, organized a drive on “Tobacco free Educational Institution” (ToFEL) to enforce the provisions of COTPA, 2003, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
In the interest of healthy living and clean environment, Prof Sheeba Hamid (Provost IG Hall) announced IG Hall a ‘No Smoking, Tobacco Free Zone”.
Dr Zebus Sehar (Resident warden), Dr Nazish Begum and Dr Sumbul Rehman (Non-resident wardens) highlighted the negative effects of tobacco and emphasized on the health hazards of smoking /tobacco consumption and how it becomes an economic burden on the family. Dr Nazish also recited a poem in Hindi on ill effects of tobacco consumption.
Result of Slogan writing and Poster making competition for Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
Republic Day - January 26, 2021
National flag was hoisted by Provost in the presence of wardens, staff and employees at I.G. Hall followed by National Anthem. Provost-Prof. Sheeba Hamid appreciated the office staff and employees for their active efforts for the betterment of the hall.
Pre-Republic Day celebration Online Patriotic Poetry Recitation Competition
An online patriotic poetry recitation competition was organized which was open to all the bonafide students of the University. Numerous entries were received, e-certificates were emailed to the winners.
National Voter’s Day- January 25, 2021
Pledge was taken to uphold the democratic traditions of the country.
Rashtriya Ekta Diwas- October 31, 2020
Pledge was taken to ensure integrity and security of the nation on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
Eid Milaad un Nabi- October 29, 2020
Online Qirat and Na’at competitions were held which was open to all the bonafide students of the university. E-certificates were emailed to the winners.
Vigilance awareness week “Satark Bharat” Samiriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India (27-October-2020 to 2nd November 2020)
Pledge was taken on the theme of “Satark Bharat” Samiriddh Bharat to ensure vigilance and commitment to highest standard of honesty and integrity at all times and to support the fight against corruption. It was held ensuring Covid 19 guidelines and norms with social distancing at I.G. Hall.
Sir Syed Day- October 17, 2020
An Online self-composed poetry, essay and slogan writing competitions were held to celebrate the centenary year of the University. A number of students participated with great enthusiasm. E-certificates were emailed to all the winners.
Oath ceremony - Hall Committee
I.G. Hall Committee took oath in a well organized program on 22nd September 2013 in the Hall.
Post Holders selection
The selection of post holders for the hall committee (2014-2015) was done by the team of wardens and provost in the month of September, 2014.