Marathi Day is celebrated on birthday of eminent Marathi Poet Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar. This day is celebrated by Marathi-speaking people in the state to honor the rich history and literature associated with it.

Marathi Bhasha Diwas holds a lot of significance for Marathi speaking people. Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar, alias Kusumagraj, was a noted Marathi poet and was born on February 27, 1912, at Pune in Maharashtra. He died at age of 87. Kusumagraj was not just a poet, but also a renowned poet, play-writer, novelist, and a story-writer. After his demise in 1999, the Maharashtra government started celebrating VV Shirwadkar’s birth anniversary as ‘Marathi Rajbhasha Gaurav Din’.

On 28th February,2018 OCER Andheri celebrated Marathi Day. The Celebration started with Lightening of the Lamp by the Principal and all the Teaching Faculty. Assembly was organised in Marathi by both F.Y B.Ed and S.Y.B.Ed. A wonderful quote on Water Conservation was given Khan Arshin of F.Y.B.Ed. A fabulous song was sung by Shweta Singh highlighting the importance of father. Another mesmerizing song was presented by Manjiri & Aleen. On this Day Melodious Marathi poem was presented by B.Ed Students. A Speech highlighting the importance of Marathi language was given by B.Ed Students. The Programme came to an end by a Mesmerizing dance performance presented by F.Y.B.Ed Students.

National Science Day is celebrated all over India with great enthusiasm on 28th of February every year in order to commemorate the invention of the Raman Effect in India by the Indian physicist, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on the same day in the year 1928. For his great success in the field of science in India, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was awarded and honored with the Nobel Prize in the Physics in the year 1930. To commemorate and honor this event, 28th of February was designated as National Science Day in India by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in the year 1986.

National Science Day was celebrated at OCER Andheri on 28th February 2018. A Speech was given on National Science Day by Anisha devi of F.Y.B.Ed. Science facts was given by Saima Iram of F.Y.B.Ed. Riddles was presented by both students of S.Y.B.Ed and F.Y.B.Ed. Main crux of this celebration was 1 min Experiment which was carried out by B.Ed students. Fashion Show highlighting protection of Environment was done by F.Y.B.Ed students. A wonderful Skit was presented by F.Y.B.Ed students on Eradication of superstitious belief with the help of science. Finally the celebration ended with a quiz was organised to test the knowledge of students about science.

As rightly said “Women hold up half the sky”. In fact, it would be true to say that it is with their support that men hold up the other half. A women is a multi faceted individual. She is a life-giver, nurturer, bread winner, caretaker, counselor and sustainer, all in one

Despite all hurdles, women have and continue to achieve remarkable heights. Her care and concerns creates the right atmosphere for the growth of her family and society. On her shoulders rest the fate of the world and in her hands lies the future of mankind.

A man is genius, he often owes it all to his mother’s upbringing, a man’s success is often the result of his wife’s support. That is why instead of making a woman victim or a tool, instead of judging or degrading her, we at OCER Andheri arranged a small function for celebrating Women’s Day, to value her contribution, to recognize her talents and to offer opportunities to maximize her potential.

All the B.Ed students organized the program. The program was hosted by Carol Alva, Neeti Singh and Sanju Gupta. Lovely poems were recited by Aleen and Rita. A speech was given by Sakshi Sukhla. A quiz was organized by Juveria and Divya. The program was ended by National Anthem. All the B.Ed students invested their time and energy to make the program a remarkable one. These women are our inspiration. May God give them the Strength to continue their noble endeavour.

Yoga is not merely a form of exercise for the body. It is an ancient wisdom for a healthier, happier and more peaceful way of living which ultimately leads to union with the self. Yoga is an ancient art based on harmonizing system of development for the body, mind and spirit.

Yoga session was organized on 16th January, 2018 by Mrs. Seema Singh, Assistant Professor, OCER Andheri. She made session dynamic by making the students perform various types of yoga like Anusara Yoga which help in to relate a person with divine within oneself, Ashtanga Yoga which helps to detoxify muscles & organs, Bikram promtes fitness, Pamasana improves digestion, relax mind and restore energy, Paschimot Tanasana for beginners, Navasana helps in relieving stress, Dhanurasana for weight loss, Surya Namaskar helps in blood circulation.

The session ended with vote of thanks given by Principal Dr.Naaz Dhakam.


Republic Day was celebrated by the students and Staff of Oriental College Andheri with patriotic fervor. Dr. Santosh Jadhav principal of OCCM hoisted the National Flag followed by National Anthem.

An enlightening speech was given by B.Ed. students in Hindi and English. Student of F.Y.B.Ed presented patriotic songs which reminded everyone of the sacrifices made by the freedom fighters.

Students of S.Y.B.Ed performed a wonderful street play enacted in form of pledge focusing & highlighting on aspects such as corruption, issues related to women etc

A marvelous lezim was performed by S.Y.B.Ed group. The musical sound of the drum filled the environment with jubilation of patriotic essence.

The celebration ended with vote of thanks given by B.Ed. students.

Principal and Faculty Members during Republic Day celebration at OCER Andheri (w)

National Voter’s Day (25th January 2018)

On 25th January 2018, National Voter’s Day was celebrated in our College during assembly , whereby Dr.Amit Mishal , Assistant Professor of our college , shared with B.Ed. students the Significance of ‘National Voter’s Day’. Further discussed with students and asked their responses to open statement TO VOTE – Is A Right Or A Duty!

After healthy interaction , Dr. Amit showed – printout of form 6, form 8, form 8A . Also showed particulars to be filled in , while doing online voter registration.

Further the links of National Voter’s Portal Service available online were given ( / to get awareness and knowledge of online voter registration for greater participation for a stronger democracy. Emphasis was given, As B.Ed. students being future teachers would create awareness among their learners about ‘TO VOTE – A Right And Duty of an Effective Citizen of the Country and also create awareness about ‘Online Voter Registration’.

Further advised B.Ed. students to educate the community , to create awareness in their neighborhood, parents and friends regarding online voter registration

The talk ended with two quotes :

Your Vote Is Your Voice

Voter List May Naam Likhayee, Voter Card Sabhi Bunvaye!


Oriental College of Education and Research had celebrated many days for B. Ed section. Below are the various days celebrated.
Women’s Day
OCER had organized a special assembly to commemorate the International Women’s Day. All the speakers lauded the achievements of women in the every field and felt that the day is also a reminder of their responsibility to achieve gender equality.

Marathi Bhasha Divas
Marathi Bhasha Divas was celebrated in honour of the Marathi language and in keeping with the birth anniversary of Dyanpeeth award winner poet late V.V. Shirwadkar alias Kusumagraj. Students performed various activities such as PPT presentations on Kusumagraj contribution to Marathi Literature. Also students performed different form of Marathi folk dance.

Science Day
The Day was observed to mark the novel discovery of Raman Effect by the great Indian Physicist Sir C. V. Raman. Students presented various experiments and PPT presentations on Science day. Also students performed different skits which successfully conveyed the message that we should not believe the superstitions but believe in science.

Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26th November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26th January 1950. The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens. It is the longest written constitution of any sovereign country in the world. Previously this day was celebrated as Law Day.

 The Government of India declared 26th November as Constitution Day on 19th thNovember 2015 by a gazette notification. The declaration was made on 11th October 2015 on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of the B. R. Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai. The year of 2015 is the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who is hailed as the prime architect of the Indian Constitution. This day was chosen to spread the importance of the constitution and to spread thoughts and ideas of Ambedkar.

 The day’s celebration at OCER began with reading of the preamble and was followed by a speech. There was a skit performed based on right to speech, right to education and right to freedom. The message delivered was very clear. Post that there was a PowerPoint presentation on history of constitution and related information. Finally we concluded the day with another skit performance. Last but not the least the programme was ended by vote of thanks to all participants for the lovely performance and for the students being wonderful audience.

Samvidhan Divas Celebrated

Guru Nanak Gurpurab, also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak.This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on April 15, 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib. Both the event were celebrated together on the same day.

Childrens’ day (also known as Bal Divas) in India is celebrated every year on 14th of November to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of children. Children are the key of success and development of the country as they would lead their country in different and new technological way. This day as we know marks the birthday of Pandit Nehru and his love for children.

The students together planned an assembly expressed their feelings for children’s day and guru nanak Jayanti.

Students showed active participation by initiating the programme by Sikh prayer followed by speech on children’s day and Guru Nanak Jayanti.

 We welcomed the gathering and highlighted major achievements as follows:

  • Chacha Nehru’s great work for the well being of children as well as youngsters after the independence of India for the education, progress and welfare of the children of India. He was very affectionate towards children and became famous as Chacha Nehru among them.
  • For the progress and development of the youth of India, he had established various educational institutions such as IIT, AIIMS and IIM.
  • Chacha Nehru made a five year plan which includes free primary education, free meals including milk to the school children in order to prevent children from malnutrition in India.
  • Guru Nanaks importantance of being the first Sikh and his contribution towards development and education of Sikh.
  • How Guru Nanak set up a unique spiritual, social, and political platform based on equality, fraternal love, goodness, and virtue.

 Post that there was a performance of skit and mono act. Both based on importance of education in an individual’s life. It focused on how education plays an important role in developing one’s life. An educated person is well aware of his rights and cannot be wronged easily.

 Both Chacha Nehru and Guru Nanak were different individuals with different backgrounds but their aim was the same “Development of Education”. Both travelled around to gather knowledge and found ways to impart them. Both of them fought very hard and are greatly respected around the world for their sacrifices and hard fought battle. Both have worked tremendously for development of education to make the future children and youth as they both realized that they are the key of success and development of the country.

 The programme was conducted systematically and was ended by a vote of thanks.


Oriental College of Education and Research celebrated National Education Day on 11th November 2016.  On this occasion nation joins together and celebrates National Education Day. This is celebrated as a mark of respect and to commemorate the birth anniversary of freedom fighter and Independent India’s first Education Minister, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He served as the first Education Minister of the Independent India from 1947 to 1958.  He once said ‘Education imparted by heart can bring revolution in the Country’.  The programme began with a speech presented on “The Life of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad”. A skit was performed by students that highlighted on the current problems in education system.

The national education system is following the highest ideal of Gandhiji, “Education for All”. This highest ideal is further emphasized by “Bharat Ratna” Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.  As we are all aware that basic education is right of every Indian citizen. And hence measures should be planned and action should be taken in order to set things right and create quality education available to all economically and easily.

The programme ended with vote of thanks and message of late Dr. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad that everyone should inculcate within us.


Passion is our joy.  It’s the essence of who we are. No matter whatever field it is whether it’s working studying helping someone it should be done with passion to bring out the best in not just in one’s self but also others.


Courage is about perseverance and not bravery. Courage is not simply one of the virtue but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  The 2nd quality courage was suggested that everyone should follow their plans irrespective of the situation especially when things are not going their way.


The act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy. One should be ready to sacrifice whatever comes on the way in order to reach the goal.  After all what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.

On the Occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the Late Former President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the students of Oriental College of Education & Research celebrated 15th October as “Vachan Prerna Din”.

The College Assembly was conducted keeping the thoughts of the Late Former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. The celebration began with the Principal Dr. Naaz Dhakam offering garland to honour the Former Late President. This was followed by an animated story showing Kalam his love towards all religions. A poem recitation in Marathi and Hindi was also done keeping in mind his scientific inventions with the help of a Power Point Presentation. This was continued with a speech in Marathi, Hindi and English, telling the students about his early life journey, family background, his education and professional life. The programme ended with a vote of thanks and National Anthem.

The most important event in our Indian History is 2nd October, and at OCER, we celebrated it in our own unique way. The college celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Shastri Jayanti on 3rd October, 2016. A special assembly was conducted on this theme to teach students various values from such great personalities’ lives. S.Y.B.Ed students delivered a speech on the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi also recited poems glorifying the virtuous lives of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. A quiz was conducted by the students displaying a part of Mahatma Gandhi’s life where he managed to change his critics to his admirers with his calm, polite and patient nature. The programme was conducted systematically and was ended by a Vote of thanks.

Every day has some significance attached to it, some are earmarked specifically for celebrations while others are devised to create an ambience of relaxation and fun. Celebration of varied days helps to bring in a multicultural perspective as well as helps one to preserve one’s own culture as well as welcome new ideas and practices.

Various days like Retro Day, Mismatch Day, Marathi And Science Day, Sari And Tie Day, Denim Day, Traditional Day, Twin’ s Day are celebrated in the college sprinkled over a span of one month beginning from the end of February upto end of March. The celebrations are a welcome break from the routine of academics and the mood is further increased with the students of OCER and HKCE jointly organizing and participating enthusiastically in them.

  • Retro Day - Gives a glimpse of the yester year stars of Bollywood. Students dressed up as actors and actresses of the 1960’s and 1970’s era, enacting their style.
  • Mismatch Day - For this event students dress up in outfits and accessories which were mismatched.
  • Marathi Rashtrabhasha Diwas And Science Day - This event is celebrated together to symbolize a blend of out native culture and scientific temper. Various solo and group performances were put up by the students which included skit, group dance, speech, group song, quiz competition etc.
  • Sari And Tie Day - An indo-western atmosphere is created on the campus on this day with girls draped in colourful sarees and boys in formals with a tie
  • Denim Day - The Dress code for the day is jeans.
  • Traditional Day - Is a cultural fusion wherein all the students dress up in his/her traditional outfits
  • Twin’s Day - It is celebrated by students pairing up with their peer as a twin or a group of three forming a triplet. They dress up in similar outfits and accessories for this occasion.

International Women’s Day Celebration (8th March)

8th March is celebrated as international women’s day all over the world. In keeping with the significance of this day a small program was put up jointly by all the boys of Oriental College of Education and Research along with Humera Khan College of Education. Speeches were given and poems were recited in all three languages English, Hindi and Marathi describing the multitasking roles played by women in today’s times. Besides this a quiz competition and games were organized for teachers and students. The program was informative as well as entertaining for all.

Celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti (25th November)

Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav and Guru Nanak Jayanti. Gurpurab marks the anniversary of the birth of “Guru Nanak,” the founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 Sikh Gurus. The festival is celebrated on a different day each year. It falls on a full moon day, or “Kartik Poornima,” in accordance with the Hindu lunar calendar.

Oriental College of Education & Research celebrated this day on the 25th November’15, to highlight the importance of this day and to give students of other faiths a brief background about this day.

The significance of this day was highlighed by the students through speeches and a powerpoint presentation.The speecehes highlighted the ideologies and philosophies of Guru Nanakji and gave a background of the work done by him. They enlightened us on how this day is celebrated, by organizing of the prabhat pheris ten days prior to Guru Nanak Jayanti, chanting religious hyms on this day and organizing a common langar at the Gurudwara for everyone.

Celebration of National Education Day (11th November) and Constitution Day (26th November)

National Education Day is celebrated on 11th of November every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. 26th November is celebrated as the Constitution Day, the day when the constitution of India, drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was accepted by the constituent assembly.

A program was jointly put up by the students of OCER & HK college. The significane of both the days were highlighted through speeches given by the students. The preamble of India was read to remind all of the rights and duties of the citizens of India. A powerpoint presentation was prepared on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad , the First Education Minister of free India highlighting his intellect , achievements and contribution towards education. Skits based on the theme of girl child education and the examination system were put up.

Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti  (2nd October)

2nd October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is observed all over the world as “International Day of Non- Violence”, in honour of Gandhiji. He exemplified the proverb “simple living, high thinking” through his actions, principles of truth, non- voilence and lifestyle. As a tribute to the father of the nation , a small program was organised jointly by the students of OCER & HK college. Speech , group songs and a skit were put up collectively by the students. Speech and songs highlighted the values of peace and patriotism. The favourite song of Gandhiji “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram” was sung by the students. Through the skit landmark events in Gandhiji’s life were enacted by the students.

Celebration  of Hindi Diwas (14th September)

Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September, as a mark sign of respect for our national language “HINDI”. A program was organized by students of OCER on this day including items such as skit, speech and song. The solo song was a fusion of classical and sufi music. The speech given highlighted the origin and importance of hindi language. The skit  used humour to  hitback at the customary mindset of society’s attraction towards glamour. The program was informative as well as entertaining.

Celebration  of Teacher’s Day (5th  September)

5th September, the birth anniversary of Dr. Radhakrishnan, is celebrated all over India as “TEACHERS DAY”. A program was organized by the students of Oriental B.Ed college which included skit, speech, group dance, group songs, games and powerpoint presentations.

The skit based on the theme of examination system in India brought out the hidden truth of parents and childrens negligence towards studies due to the rule of promotion upto std VIIITH . Life sketch of Dr. Radhakrishnan was presented through a powerpoint presentation. Games like musical chair, vote for the best, spot question round was organized for the teachers. Group songs and group dance were performed on movie songs dedicated to teachers. The speech revealed the statistics of children unable to receive education and related the education sytem with the economics of the nation through suggestions. Overall the program was enthusiastic and lively.