Delhi University: Hindu College Celebrating 124 years

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

The University of Delhi’s college debuted a new logo, the “kulgeet” (college anthem), and an alumni website on its 124th Founder’s Day.

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Delhi University: The Hindu College at Delhi University, which was founded as a result of the nation’s freedom movement, celebrated its 124th anniversary on Wednesday.

Since its humble origins in 1899 at the historic Kinari Bazar, the college has lived up to its motto, “steered by the past, shaping the future,” to become one of the country’s most sought-after schools.

The University of Delhi’s college debuted a new logo, the “kulgeet” (college anthem), and an alumni website on its 124th Founder’s Day.

Plans for the following year were likewise made public by the college. Amitabh Kant, the G-20 Sherpa for India, attended the ceremony as the chief guest.

The tagline of the new college logo is “steered by the past, moulding the future.” It reflects the college’s rich heritage and dedication to innovation and advancement by fusing a drawing of the original college building with some current campus infrastructure.

Starting on Wednesday, the logo will be prominently displayed on all letterheads, websites, and business stationery.

An official college anthem was published on the occasion. Dr. Harish Naval, a former student and member of the faculty, wrote it.

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The song, which will be played at upcoming campus events, is a poignant tribute to the college and its history.

Additionally, there were sneak peeks of two planned publications: “Sansmarono Mein Hindu,” an anthology of historical anecdotes and images about the college, and “Viraasat,” a coffee table book documenting the history of Hindu College. These books will be a useful resource for anybody curious about the college’s extensive history.

The college also announced the opening of a specific alumni site that would assist alumni in maintaining contact with both the college and one another.

The site promises a plethora of brand-new capabilities, including a special alumni mapping feature, and will be a priceless tool for the college’s enormous network of graduates.

Kant brought up the ten-year-old friendly competitions between Hindu College and St Stephen’s College, which is located across the street, during his speech.

“I am truly delighted to be in the college I was a frequent visitor to when I studied at St Stephen’s College. I have to say Hindu College has excelled…Hindu has done much better than St Stephen’s if we see the ranking. It has emerged as a centre of intellectual and political debate,” Kant said.

Students and faculty members applauded loudly when Kant spoke.

“On behalf of the whole Hindu College family, I extend a very warm greeting to you all to the 124th Founder’s Day celebrations of the college,” stated Hindu College Principal Anju Srivastava. In the storied Kinari Bazar (Chandni Chowk), Krishna Dassji Gurwale established the college in 1899, with eminent Delhi residents serving as trustees.

The college moved to a Rai Bahadur Sultan Singh-donated structure in Kashmiri Gate in 1908, and a hostel was erected. Since its foundation, the institution has maintained a close connection to the national independence movement; several trustees and members of the Governing Body are actively engaged in the Swadeshi and Boycott movements.

In 1922, the college changed its affiliation from Panjab University to Delhi University.

An official claimed that the Indian independence movement, which was gaining momentum as the nineteenth century came to an conclusion, was the inspiration behind the college.

In 1953, the college relocated to its present site. Classrooms, labs, a library, sports facilities, a seminar room, an auditorium, computer rooms, a restaurant, and housing halls are all located on the campus’ 25 acres.

One of the most permanent and recognizable impressions of Delhi as a center of education today is its brick-red exterior, which is surrounded by broad lawns and flowerbeds.

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