National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources

Dr K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi 110 012

 

The Communal Harmony Week was celebrated at NISCAIR from 19 to 25 th November 2009. Besides promoting communal harmony, the main objective of the Communal Harmony Campaign week observed every year from 19 to 25 th November in various parts of the country is to provide assistance for the physical and psychological rehabilitation of the child victims of communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence, with special reference to their care, education and training.

On 25th November 2009, Flag Day was also observed at both the locations, Pusa Campus and S V Marg .

During this period many events were organized among NISCAIR staff to promote Communal Harmony. The events organized during this period were:

1. Debate Competition (English/Hindi) : This event was held on 23rd November 2009 at 2.30 p.m. in NISCAIR Conference Hall, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012. The topic for this event was: “Is there a Need of Communal Harmony for Development of Nation?” There were two prizes for this event – 1 st Prize: Rs. 800/-, 2 nd Prize: Rs. 500/-. The prize winners were – 1 st Prize: Dr Sunita Garg and 2 nd Prize: Dr T K Mukherjee.

2. Essay Competition (English/Hindi) : This event was also held on 23rd November 2009 at 3.30 p.m. in NISCAIR Conference Hall, Pusa, New Delhi110 012. The topic for this event was : “ Role of Education in the Promotion of Communal Harmony”. There were three prizes for this event – 1 st Prize: Rs. 800/-, 2 nd Prize: Rs. 500/-, 3 rd Prize: Rs. 300/-. The prize winners were –1 st Prize: Mr B R Rastogi , 2 nd Prize: Mr Alok Kr Mishra , 3 rd Prize was shared by Mr Binu Kumar & Ms Mamta Singh .

3. Pictorial Slogan for Communal Harmony: There were three prizes for this event – 1 st Prize: Rs. 800/-, 2 nd Prize: Rs. 500/-, 3 rd Prize: Rs. 300/-. The Prize winners were –1 st Prize: Mr Binu Kumar , 2 nd Prize: Dr Sunita Garg 3 rd Prize: Ms. Mamta Singh.

On 25 th November 2009 , the concluding day of the Communal Harmony Week, a valedictory function was organized in the NISCAIR Canteen, Pusa Campus to felicitate winners of the events of Debate Competition, Essay Competition and and Pictorial Slogan for Communal Harmony held during this period. The prizes were given away by the Acting Director, NISCAIR to all the winners of above events.

 

(Madhu Sahni)
Chairperson
Communal Harmony Week Committee


Some visuals of the event are given here.