- To develop and hone literary skills of students.
- To give a platform to talented students to showcase their skills.
- To instill confidence among students in the use of English and Hindi writing and public speaking as an effective tool for conveying one’s ideas.
- To enable holistic development and enhancement of students’ personality.
- To stimulate intellectual and analytical skills among students.
- To enable change in societal mindsets on various issues through mature writings and discussions.
Activities that would come under the purview of the society:
- Creative Writing Competitions/Essay writing competitions
- Poetry Recitation
- Poetry Slam/Performance Poetry
- Book discussions, Book readings, etc
- Literary publication (creative works)
- Food reviews, Movie reviews, Book reviews, Travel reviews on Society Blog
- Shaayari writing/Shaayari recitation
- Heritage/Other walks that inspire students to write and share experiences on a theme/place
- Open Mic Forums-Poetry, Shaayari, Book excerpts, Story-telling
- Writing Workshops
Samvaad- A Group Discussion Competition
Literary society of DME Management School organised “Samvaad” a group discussion competition on 5th October 2018 from 2 pm onwards in the conference room. 12 students from DME Management School participated in the competition. The competition was divided into 2 parts – (i) Preliminary round (ii) Final round. Dr. Swati Jain, Associate Professor in the DME Management School was invited to judge the event. Time allowed for group discussion was 15 minutes and it was allocated as – 2 minutes for collation of points, 10 minutes for discussion and 3 minutes for the conclusion. 12 students participated in the Preliminary round with the topic “Should internet be censored?” Students shared some interesting facts and concluded with Internet should not be censored. Out of 12 students, 6 students were selected for the final round. The topic for final round was “Demonetization: Successful or unsuccessful”. Students put forward both the positive and negative facts about Demonetization in the Indian economy. The positive points include – boost to the digital transactions, raising collection of taxes, tab on fake currency etc. Among negatives – the points were – lack of proper planning, poor implementation, suffering for common people, fail to achieve the objective etc. 4 students were selected as the winners. Tamanna Munjal bagged the first prize, Shaurya Gupta secured the second position and there was a tie on third position with Nikita Aggarwal and Samarath Bansal.
Dr. Swati discussed the performance of each participant and shared do’s and don’ts about group discussion towards the end of the competition. The session ended with the group photograph of all the participants.
List of events held in 2017:
- Intra-college Writing Competition: The society held its first annual intra-college writing competition “Ink Stained Pages” on 12thSeptember’17. The competition was aimed at encouraging creativity, writing skills and analytical skills among the participants. Passionate poets and enthusiastic fiction writers participated in the “Poetry” and “Fiction” categories respectively. There were 3 rounds in each category and specific theme/word/instructions were provided as guidelines for each round. In order to challenge the students and nurture the best writers and poets, interesting rounds such as “Six word stories” and Micro-poetry (3-10 words) were also introduced.
- Creative Writing Workshop: The society organized a workshop on Creative Writing on the 6th of November, 2017. The guest, Bendangrenla S. Longkumer is pursuing her PhD in English Literature from Jawaharlal Nehru University. The workshop was an enlightening discussion on the tips and tricks to employ in order to enhance one’s creative self. The students even came up with some queries and demonstrated their interest to improve their creative prowess. The students were asked to analyze some short paragraphs and write down their immediate thought on it. The workshop came to a close with the prize and certificate distribution for the event of the “Ink Stained Pages”