Divinity Society

Divinity Society

The Divinity Society is integral to the dissemination of the ideals which form the foundation of this institution. It imparts the message of humanity, love, truth, honesty and courage to our students and staff, making an interfaith dialogue feasible amongst all. The sole purpose of this is to make the students aware of these values. The society works for the spiritual growth of the students which helps in enhancing their positive thinking. Every new academic session begins with the Aarambh of Sahej Paath and its Samapan Ardaas is done at the end of the session. Mata Sundri Simrati Diwas is celebrated on 12th March every year as the Founder’s Day of the college.

The divinity society organizes various divinity events & activities such as Shabad and Kirtan Darbars, Conferences, Seminars, Divinity Visits, Gurupurab celebrations, participation in Nagar kirtans and Paper Reading Contests on the life and works of Sikh Gurus and on comparative religious studies. Every Thursday, the Diwan Sahib is held at 1:00p.m. in the college gurdwara sahib. The students of divinity society perform paath followed by Kirtan for an hour. Kirtan and tabla classes are held by the trained students of society for the other enthusiasts.

Besides these events, the society also conducts an annual event “Bani-Kirtan and Declamation Competition” in which students from schools and colleges across Delhi-NCR participate. These activities are aimed at inculcating ethical and spiritual values among students and giving them a feeling of universal brotherhood.


DIVINITY SOCIETY ANNUAL REPORTS / DIVINITY SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

Short Term Course on “Sri Guru Granth Sahib- An Introduction”

The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) in Collaboration with the Academic Committee & Divinity Society organized an Online Short Term Certificate Course by Mata Sundri College for women from 07 February 2021 to 25 March 2021. During this short term course, speakers from various universities presented topics related to Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji emphasizing on religious, ecological, historical, ethical, socio-political, feminism, subalterns, folklore, museology and human right perspectives


Special Lectures on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s life and teachings

Divinity Society organised special lectures on Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birth Anniversary in online mode to disseminate the values and teaching promoted by Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.


Special Lecture ‘Jis Dithe Sab Dukh Jaye’

Divinity Society organized an online special lecture on the occasion of Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji’s birth anniversary on 11th July 2020. Guest speaker Dr. Manjinder Singh apprised us about the life of the eighth Guru, Guru Harkrishan ji.


Online Lecture - Revisiting The Promise of Sikh Intellectual Tradition in Our Times

Divinity Society of Mata Sundri College organized a meaningful lecture on ‘Revisiting The Promise of Sikh intellectual tradition in our times’ on 31 December 2020. Dr.Sumail Sing Sidhu delivered a lecture on the history of Sirsa Nadi.


Bani, Declamation and Kirtan Competition

Mata Sundri College has not only made its mark in the academic field but is also developing its students on the principles of Kirat Karo, Vand Chako, Naam Japo through this competition.The objective of this competition is to introduce young learners to the lives of the Sikh Gurus and seek inspiration from them to lead a life of high social and ethical values. It lays impetus on imparting moral and value education through the teachings of the great Sikh Gurus and Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This is the only competition in Delhi University where children from Nursery to University level participate. On the first day Bani kanth and declamation competition for school and college level takes place. Kirtan Competition is held on the second day of the event.


Sehej Path

Arambh of Sehej Path was organized in 20th July, 2019 in Gurudwara, Mata Sundri College for Women.

The objective of the event is to mark beginning of the academic year and seek blessings of the Divine. All members of the college – faculty, non-faculty, students participated in the path.

Faculty Co-ordinator : Dr. Radhika Menon, Dr. Ravneet Kaur, Ms. Neerja Singh, Dr. Jasmeet Kaur

Gurpurab Celebrations

The objective of Gurpurab celebrations was to commemorate Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh ji birth anniversary. Students of all faiths participated in this event. They were told the significance of this event. Kirtan by divinity society students, staff members and Hazuri Raagi Lakhbir Singh and Karanbir Singh ji was followed by Ardas. Langar was served to all students and staff members of college in the end.


International Conference

Guru Nanak Dev ji: Life, Philosophy and Legacy

To commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, the Divinity Society organised an International Conference on the theme Guru Nanak Dev ji: Life, Philosophy and Legacy on 27th and 28th September 2019. There were participants from approximately 50 colleges/ Institutions who participated in the conference. Shri Hamid Ansari, former Vice President of India, was the Chief Guest at the conference and some of the notable speakers included, Prof. Gurinder Singh Mann from Global Institute of Sikh Studies, Dr. Afroz Ahmed from Ministry of Revenue & Forest, Mumbai, Prof. Harmohinder Singh Bedi from Central University of Himachal Pradesh, S. Gurwinder Singh Dhamja from the Haryana Punjabi Sahitya Academy) and Prof. Himadri Banerjee from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Convener: Prof. (Dr.) Harpreet Kaur


Kartarpur Sahib Visit

To commemorate the 550th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Devi Ji, the Divinity Society of Mata Sundri College organized a trip from 25-27 November 2019 to the historical Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib. The trip also included visit to historical Gurdwaras at Sultanpur Lodhi and the Golden Temple, Amritsar. A group of 36 people including Principal, faculty and other staff members from the college visited the shrines and sought divine blessings.


Mata Sundri Simrati Diwas

To celebrate the Founder’s Day of the college, Mata Sundri Smriti Diwas is celebrated every year on March 12. To celebrate the founders Day of the college, on this day the college collectively remembers the values and contributions of Mata Ji and seeks her blessings. In the year 2020, the founders day celebrations were done on 5th March 2020. The event started on 3rd March and Akhand Paath was done for three days by college staff and Paathis from Mata Sundriji Gurudwara. Samapan of Paath was done on 5th March 2020 which was celebrated as Mata Sundri Samriti Diwas.



Sargarhi Day Celebrations

Movie Screening

In collaboration with Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, the Divinity society of college celebrated Sargarhi Day on 09 Sept 2019; Movie screening was done from 1:00 pm onwards.

The movie tells the story of the exceptional bravery of 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army who took on the might of an estimated 10000-strong army of Pashtun fighters to defend the fort of Saragarhi in modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistan. Introducing the students with this chapter of history is the objective of this event.


Talent Hunt-Khoj Heere Motiyo Di

Auditions for Talent Hunt Show - Khoj Heere Motiyon Di organized by DSGMC on 8.1.2020, 12 PM and 11.1.2020, 12 PM at Mata Sundri College.

The objective was to identify and motivate individual knowledge, skills, and expertise in the domains of GurbaniKirtan, GurmatSakhi, Gurmat Katha, Gurmat Tanti Saaj and Tabla. It also aimed to encourage youth to reinstate their knowledge in these domains and also to enable the masses to connect through the means of this event.


Nagar Kirtan

Nagar Kirtan was held on November 11, 2019 to celebrate the occasion of 550thPrakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev ji. The procession commenced from Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib and culminated at Gurudwara Nanak Piao. Students from our college attended the event with full enthusiasm.

On December 1, 2019 another Nagar Kirtan was held to celebrate the occasion of Guru Teg Bahadur Shahidi Gurupurab.

On the occasion of Guru Gobind Singh’s Birth Anniversary a Nagar Kirtan was held on December29, 2019. Once again, the event saw large scale participation from faculty, non teaching staff and students of the college.