Cultural Development Cell
The cultural centre has been set up with the objective introduce the students to the culture, values and intrinsic ideals at the local and national level. To this end ,the centre organizes programmes to bring out the latent talents among the students and to recognize the local artists dedicated to working in this field .In certain programmes this cell collaborates with local NGO such as ‘Enajori”, ‘Lohitya’ etc, working for the cause of cultural and social development.
Establishment : Bahona College Women’s Study Development Cell was established on March 8, 2004 under the direction and guidance offered by Dr. Aparna Mahanta, Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University. Activities so far….
1. A blood donation and awareness camp was organized on 28th December, 2010 with the collaboration of NSS wings of Bahona College, and Jorhat Medical College & Hospital for the students and local people.
2. On 24th January, 2013, National Girl Child Day was observed by the cell. A medical camp under supervision of Dr. Arun Baruah was held to examine haemoglobin and blood pressure of the students and faculty.
3. Various competitions like “Pitha Competition”, “Mehandi Competition”, ‘Salad Compettion’, ‘Pickles Competition’, ‘Embroidery Competition’, ‘Rangoli Competition’ were held among students and women from neighboring area on 5th February’ 2014 . These activities help in the generation of self employment among students as well as women of neighboring area.4.A seminar was organized by the WSDC, Bahona College on March 8, 2007 in the Rupkonwar Seminar Staff of Bahona College with Dr. C.R. Dutta, Principal as the Chair person and Dr. Mrs. Pranati Barthakur, Advocate of the Jorhat Bar Association as the invited speaker to speak on the topic â€˜Womenâ€™s awareness on the statutory provision for women in the Indian Constitution. The deliberation on the topic was very much fruitful to the women presence tin the meeting. The talk on the topic gave much awareness to the listeners regarding fundamental rights offered by the Constitution to women and present provisions in the Constitution of solving family problems under the Domestic violence Act.
5.The International Womenâ€™s Day was celebrated by the Bahona College women cell on March 8, 2008. A meeting was organized which was hired by Dr. C.R. Dutta, Principal Bahona College and the wall magazine â€œAstitwaâ€ was inaugurated by Mrs. Bonti Dutta, an ex-teacher of this college. All the same meeting Mr. Nobin Gohain and Mr. Rafique Ahmed, of Bahona College delivered Lecturer on Panchayati Raj and women Empowerment respectively.
6.A one-day programme on Natural Disaster and Awareness - Specially the earthquake, was organizd by the cell on 19th September, 2009. The programme was conducted by the Department of Civil Defence, Jorhat, Mr. Nabin Das, Dy. Controller of Civil Defence delivered a lecture. The programme was fruitful with a demonstration class.
7.A five day UGC sponsored workshop on "Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education" was organized by the women's cell with collaboration of the Dept. of English from 27th January to 31st January, 2009. Mrs. Shantana Saikia, HOD Dept. of English and a trainer for the capacity building programme, was the coordinator of this 5 day workshop.
8.On 26th November, 2009 women studies Research centre, GU organized Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin sponsored workshop on "Woman and work" , a probe into the livelihood strategies of women in Assam, reflected in the Assamese writings. All members of the cell participated in this workshop which also included women writers, school and college teachers of Jorhat.
9.The International women's Day was celebrated on 8th March, 2011, with a colourful agenda. Three renowned guests - Mrs. Shanta Sarmah, a nature lover, founder of "Prakriti" and Mr. Mayur Borah, DDM, NABARD delivered valuable speeches addressing a huge gathering of different self help groups of the locality. Mrs. Anupama Dutta Saikia, a Sahitya Akademy awardee for translation literature, was felicitated in this function. She also inaugurated "Angona" a translated book of short stories of renowned writers of the world written by different members of the literary sub-cell of Bahona College Women's Cell. The book was sponsored by Mrs. Pronoti Duarah, Associate Prof. Dept of History and was dedicated to the memory of her mother in law Late Kanaklata Borah, a freedom fighter.
10.A two day National Seminar on Women Empowerment was organized by Bahona College Women's Cell in collaboration with the Faculty of Home Science, AAU Jorhat on 10th and 11th August, 2012. Dr. Streamlet Dkhar, Professor Department of Khasi, NEHU, Shillong, presented the key note address.
11.On 7th and 8th March, 2013 International Women's Day was observed. On the first day, Dr. Arun Borah and his associates conducted a medical camp at the local Panchayat office for the students and local women. On 8th March, a public meeting was organized by the cell which was presided over by Dr. Prasanna Kr. Dutta, Principal Bahona College. Dr. Adinath Sarmah, Principal Medical Institute, Jorhat, was the Chief Guest and delivered a popular talk on Psychiatric status of the adolesence stage of the students. Mrs. Dipty Dutta Goswami, Rtrd Head of the Dept. of Education inaugurated "ASTITWA" the yearly publish wall magazine of the cell. The first vol. of the magazine "Jyotirmoyee" was inaugurated by Sri. Niren Baruah, President, Governing Body.
12. Mrs. Ranjita Bhattacharjee, retired professor of Bahona College, released a seminar proceeding book A Women Empowerment of Rural India edited by Dr. Dipti Goswami on 14th December 2013.
Year Designation Name
2004-2006 Secretary Ms. Prity Bordoloi
2006-2008 Secretary Ms. Arunima Baruah
2006-2008 Secretary Dr. Indira Baruah
2008-2010 President Ms. Manju Devi
2008-2010 Secretary Ms. Mainumoni Saikia
2010-2011 President Ms. Prity Bordoiloi
2010-2011 Secretary Dr. Dipti Goswami
2011-2012 President Ms. Purnima Dutta
2011-2012 Secretary Dr. Dipti Goswami
2012-2013 President Dr. Indira Baruah
2012-2013 Secretary Dr. Madhusmita Baruah Changkakot