Ever since the foundation day celebrations came to an end, students seem to be in a fix, a state where they have been confused about what has been happening within the University because external appearances seem to reflect that the University and its students aren’t up to anything as this week has been pretty inconsequential with just three working days. While some thought it would be a good idea to flock back to their hometowns for celebrating Diwali, we’ve compiled a general list that talks about organisations operating in Jamia and what they’re up to, as well as events that are scheduled to happen in the university within the next week for those who’ve decided to stay back.
- JAMIA QUEER COLLECTIVE (JQC) and NORTHEAST STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (NESA)
Image Source: NESA JMI
People have this tendency to understand the world in terms of binaries, man and woman, rich and poor, centre and periphery, cis and trans. The Jamia Queer Collective is about bringing consciousness and spreading awareness about the underlying world of non-binary gender, that not only understands gender as a cultural construct but talks of it in terms of a spectrum and not two fixed identities. Trans people have been ignored by the society and deprived of their rights for a long time now and this fight does not come to an end with just the decriminalisation of homosexuality, in the very same way that women’s liberation cannot just be brought about through the abolishment of Section 497A of the Indian Penal Code. Derrida’s theory of deconstruction comes into play here, more than ever. The main reason for the creation of the JQC has been the ability to give the LGBTQ in Jamia a space that is safe.
Hence, as a baby step Jamia Queer Collective (JQC) in collaboration with NorthEast Students Association(NESA) which claim to be an organisation that promote diversity with assimilation and bonhomie through cultural amalgamation and CNESPR JMI invite you for the screening of critically acclaimed short film ‘PLEASE MIND THE GAP’, directed by Mitali Trivedi and Gagandeep Singh which delves deep into the life a PAGFB (Persons Assigned Gender Female At Birth) who navigates through a hetero-normative society every day.
The movie would be followed by Chai par Charcha with the directors of the movie and the members of the newly formed Jamia queer collective (JQC). The event will also gain coverage on “The Jamia Review”
Date : 12TH NOVEMBER 2018, MONDAY
Time : 2 to 4 pm
VENUE : Conference room, CNESPR, 3RD FLOOR, INDO ARAB CULTURAL CENTER, GATE 8. (NEAR MAGGI POINT)
- DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
The Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Jamia Millia Islamia is organizing an International Conference on Rurality, Ruralism and rural tourism: challenges and coping strategies from November 15 – 17,2018
- THE CULTURAL COMMITTEE, JMI
BOL- The debating society of Jamia is organising an Intra University Trilingual Debate Competition in Hindi, English and Urdu on the 14th of November to commemorate the memory of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of India, to mark the occasion of National Education Day.
- Enactus, Jamia Millia Islamia
Image: Enactus members at work, in Gargi College
Enactus JMI was founded on October 2015. For a new establishment, Enactus JMI has gained considerable achievements through its innovative and constructive projects. The motto of Enactus JMI is to be ‘Socially Diligent’. Enactus has been formed relatively recently in Jamia, three years ago, and from then on has vigorously strived towards the mission of creating entrepreneurship opportunities for the less fortunate. Now, numerous volunteers, many significant projects and two years of rigorous work later, Enactus JMI are fully devoted towards future aspirations, which involve perfecting their projects as well as the society as a whole. They recently set up stalls at GARGI and ARYABHATTA COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, on the 31st of October, 2018 to market their very own drink “Kerala Kan” which is a part of project Imdaad!
- KHUDI, JMI
Image: Picture from the Khudi, JMI iTalk
Khudi, JMI emerged from the Srinavasa Ramanujan Block at Gate no.23, an initiative led by the students of the Department of Biosciences, they organised an iTALK at the beginning of the semester followed by an educational session that was highly successful and graced by Jamia alumnus Mohd. Anas Qazi among many others. Founded by Aqdas Sami and Qazi Noor-Ul Mateen with promising members like Fatima Suhail and Imama Ali, the organisation is sure to gain recognition and reach new heights.
- WORLD WAR 1 AND THE CALIPHATE
November 2018 marks the centenary of the great war that engulfed large regions of civilised nations in battles on various fronts. The students of Jamia have organised a public awareness campaign and the online chapter of this campaign is called “World War 1 and Caliphate”. This is a campaign to raise awareness in relation to the connection between World War 1 and the Ottoman Caliphate by publishing important facts that portray the treacherous intentions of Britain and Germany in inviting the Caliphate to take part in World War 1 and explaining the charade of events that eventually led to the fall of the Ottoman Caliphate after the World War. This November a two week long awareness campaign is being run addressing the issue of how the events in and around World War 1 led to the destruction of the Caliphate on 3rd March 1924. Head over to \fb.me/ww1andcaliphate to read more.
-Maria Uzma Ansari And Mustafiza Mubarak
Jamia Millia Islamia