Games from the past for fun and fitness
In order to boost physical fitness and mental health in a fun way among students, the students’ union 2016-17 conducted games like Musical chairs, Confusion, Chain cut, Dog and the bone, Lock and key and Fire in the mountain on the 3rd and 4th of October.
The aim was to not only make people more active but also cherish long gone childhood memories of playing such games and a peek into an age where children weren’t hooked onto tech gadgets for entertainment.
As soon as this rather unusual announcement was made, students were initially skeptical due to the childish nature of the games yet enthusiastically registered in large numbers because these games did not endorse competition but rather a certain sense of wackiness and amusement. What followed was a day of fun and frolic, as the grounds quickly got converted into a playground, and college students seeming more like elementary school kids chuckling in delight, relived golden memories of school days where games such as these were the norm.
Art on water for Waste Management
The students’ union 2016-17 had also initiated a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Upcycle initiative wherein recycled water cans would be distributed to government schools as flower pots and dustbins. This is to promote clean and green spaces through simple waste management.
As part of this initiative, water cans were placed at the sides of the OAT on the 3rd and 4th of October and art material was made available. Students were encouraged to paint and design these water cans in creative patterns. Many felt this was a great way of stimulating creativity and artistic skills among them that lay dormant. They had fun mixing colours and creating designs on these water cans while knowing that they were in whatever small way involved in a social cause.