As rightly said by Pablo Picasso, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”.

Art has always been an interesting subject. It helps us express our creativity and enjoy the pleasure of expressing, our inner thoughts and feelings.
Similar was the feeling among all the students of B.Ed. Students were encouraged to complete their activity and every one put in their best to do justice to their creativity.

There were 5 different competitions organized.

  • Best out of Waste
  • Poster/Collage Making
  • T-Shirt Painting
  • Hair Styling
  • Mehendi

For Poster/Collage and T-Shirt painting the topic was the core elements. All the competitions were judged by the staff members of OCER. The prizes were given for the first three best along with consolation prizes.

At the end of event we all had a unique learning opportunity that helped us to explore and allowed us to enter the world of creativity and imagination.

Children’s Day also known as ‘Bal Divas’ was celebrated at OCER Andheri on 14th November, 2017 between 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

It was a very special occasion for B.Ed section to celebrate the birthday of our country’s first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Children day was a day of fun and our college had hosted a number of entertaining and exciting events.

An informative session with the help of power point presentation was presented by the students of F.Y B.Ed. The session was intensely about Biography of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

The speech given by the students of B.Ed section was quite informative. The speech keenly explained the significance of Children’s Day.

Dance performance on the lyrics ‘Chanda Chamke’ was performed by Dhakkad group. Mesmerizing Dance and Marvelous skit performance filled the college environment with joy and happiness. A skit

titled as ‘Yeh un Dino ki Baat Hai’ was presented by B.Ed students.

The best part of this celebration was that some students dressed in school uniform which had made them recall their school days.

The celebration came to an end with a beautiful poem recited on Bal Divas. Everyone enjoyed this day by recalling their memories of Childhood.

Celebrating this day was our way of honoring Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and his vision for the nation which rests solidly on the shoulders of young generation. Celebration of this day threw a reflection on the ideals & values of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to inculcate love and compassion for children.

Student organises Gandhi Jayanti at OCER Andheri
“Be the Change you want to see in the world”
- M.K. Gandhi
On 3rd October 2017, OCER celebrated the birth of one of India’s iconic leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He has been given the title of ‘Father of the Nation’ for his rentless hard work that helped India attains freedom. By remembering him on this day, B.Ed students’ along with faculty members celebrated this day.
The function started with the speech given on Gandhi Jayanti stating the significance of this day. The power point presentation given by the B.Ed students to throw limelight on the life of Gandhiji was enlightening and informative.
Last but not the least, the quiz competition organized by the B.Ed students was thought provoking and interesting.
By celebrating Gandhi Jayanti, we tried to focus on his way of his life and his principles of empathy, humbleness, honesty and sincerity. The main idea behind celebrating this day was to inculcate the values of truthfulness and nonviolence among students.

“Let’s Worship the power of Feminity with Supreme Goddess Durga”

Vibrant colours, rousing music filled OCER with amazing zeal when students and faculty members gathered at multipurpose hall to celebrate the Navratri festival.
OCER organized Navrati celebration on Friday 29th September,2017. First and second year B.Ed students along with faculty members outlined the basic plan for the celebration. Both first and second year students of B.Ed participated in various events organized on that day.
B.Ed students organized themselves into groups, performed Raas Garba. The stunning part of this celebration was that both the First and second year students were dressed in traditional Gujrati costume and students danced as per the age old traditional Navratri rhythms.
The best part of the celebration was at the time when the entire B.Ed students of both the first and the second year did Garba together by forming a big circle enclosing small circle of students and zealously performing Garba Raas.
Selection for the best dressed student was done considering all the criteria of traditional Gujrati costume. Selection was also done for best Garba dance performance.
It was a wonderful celebration organized by OCER Andheri along with full participation of students. The Principal and the Faculty Members of the B.Ed section had a great time celebrating Navratri with the students.
The basic idea to organise Navrati was to bring students together and to inculcate a sense of culture and unity which is the essence of Indian festival and Navratri is a portrait of colour, action, music and togetherness. It was an amazing experience for everyone at OCER.

“Ronewaala hun Saheede Karbala ki Yaad mai,
Kya Dare-Maqsad Na Dege Saqi-e- Kausar mujhe”

Unlike other festivals, Moharram is not a festival of joy but is a day of observance of mourning. On 29th September, 2017 a small event was organized by OCER Andheri to highlight the Significance of Moharram.
The Program was started by recitation of Naat titled “Kya Hussain Hai” by students of F.Y.B.Ed. The Naat was extremely melodious and heart touching highlighting the glorious position of Prophet’s Grandson Hussain Ibne Ali.
The Students of F.Y.B.Ed. did the blackboard work highlighting the procession carried out during 10th day of Moharram.
A skit titled as “The Story behind Karbala” was presented by B.Ed. students. The skit was able to reveal the historical significance of the battle at Karbala. The Students diligently performed the skit emphasizing on two different communities, Shia and Sunni and their way of observance during Moharram.
A power point presentation on the significance of Moharram was given B.Ed Students. Students of B.Ed tried to explain the significance of Moharram with the help of power point presentation in an exemplary way.
The main idea behind organizing this program was to make the student aware of the story behind karbala and to help students from other religions to understand the significance of this day.

Ripple the throb of talent an inter-collegiate competition was held on 10th March 2017. It was overwhelming to see that 15 B.Ed colleges participated in this fest. The host college did not participate in this event so as to give a fair judgment.

The event included four competitions Skit, Solo Singing, Group Dance and Mono-acting. The schedule of the program was planned suchthat the four competitions were organized in parallel sessions in separate rooms. The morning session began with registrations for the respective events which included skit and solosinging. The post lunch session included group dance and Mono-acting. The participants were rated on a rating scale of 50 marks and based on the average score of the judges the first three winners were finalized. The winners securing the first, second and third positions in each event were awarded trophies and certificates. Participant certificates were given to all the others participants.

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Oriental College of Education and Research had celebrated many days for B. Ed section.

Below are the various days celebrated-

  • Retro Day – On 14th March, 2017 there was celebration of Retro day. Students selected their pairs dressed in 70′s 80′s and 90′s.Each pair danced to the tune of famous numbers of Indian cinema and gave a brief to which they resemble.
  • Twin Day – On 15th March, 2017 students celebrated Twin day. Students were dressed in similar costumes in pairs. They came forward to flaunt their costumes and spoke about their friendship.
  • Denim Day – On 16th March, 2017 was the celebration of Denim day. Students were dressed in Jackets, Jeans etc. made of denim. Students had a blast in celebration.
  • Saree Day and Tie Day – On 17th March, 2017 Saree day was celebrated. Students were dressed in colourful Sarees and tie and had a fashion show.
  • Traditional day – On 25th March, 2017 was the celebration of Traditional day. Students were dressed in different traditional attires. Some performed dance and some did act. It was a perfect example of unity in diversity

Students loved and applauded their friends’ performances and cheered them heartily.

The day ended with every glittering star carrying a feeling of happiness and achievement within itself. It is believed that, Celebration is an occasion for enjoyment as well as a mode to moral values, intellectual creativity, social and respectful attitude towards Nation.

Students of Oriental College of Education and Research, Andheri (w) celebrated the festival of Diwali by organising fine art competitions on 27th October 2016. Art has always been an interesting subject. It helps us express our creativity and enjoy the pleasure of expressing, our inner thoughts and feelings.

Similar was the feeling among all the students of B.Ed. Everyone had been allotted 1.5 hrs to complete their activity and every one put in their best to do justice to their creativity.

There were 5 different competitions organized.

  • Card Making
  • Poster Making
  • Dia Decoration
  • Hair Styling
  • Mehendi

For card making, Poster making and Dia decoration the topic was the core elements. All the competitions were judged by the staff members of OCER. The prizes were given for the first three best along with consolation prizes.

As rightly said by Pablo Picasso,” The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

And that is exactly that happened at the end of event we all had a unique learning opportunity that helped us to explore and allowed us to enter the world of creativity and imagination.

College was abuzz with students to celebrate Navratri. The students’ counsels were set, the basic plans had been laid down, and it was time now to put everything together. Inculcating a sense of culture and unity is the essence of any Indian festival and Navratri is a portrait of colour, action, music and togetherness. Vibrant colours, rousing music filled a college when students gathered to celebrate the Navratri Festival.

Oriental College of Education and Research organized Navratri celebration on 10/10/16 (Monday). The First and Second year students of B.Ed section participated in the Navratri celebration.

The program first began by remembering God by lighting of the lamp. The entire B.Ed section students participated in this celebration. The students gave a speech on navratri, poems on navratri were recited. Also students sung a song on navratri composed by them. Students also gave significance of each of the nine days of navratri.

The F.Y.B.Ed and S.Y.B.Ed students organize themselves into groups, practice and perform Raas and Garba. The main attractive part of this celebration was F.Y.B.Ed and S.Y.B.Ed students were dress in colorful traditional Gujarati costume as the best dressed student was to be selected and dance to the age old traditional Navratri rhythms

The best part of the celebration was when the entire B.Ed section students of both the First and Second year did the Garba dance together forming a big circle.

It was a wonderful celebration organized by the college and with full participation of the students. The Principal and Professors of the B.Ed section also had a great time celebrating Navratri with the students.

The basic idea to organise Navratri is to bring students together. All the arrangements were done by the students and Students’ Council In- charge Professor. By the looks of it, students at this institute were geared up to have lots of fun and frolic.

The most eagerly awaited event by the students is the annual day celebration and prize distribution event organized every year. This year the 15TH Annual prize distribution event was organized jointly by Oriental College of Education and Humera Khan College of Education on the 12th of March’16 on the grounds of Humera Khan Campus, Jogeshwari.

The theme decided for this year’s celebration was MEE MUMBAIKAR. The highlighting feature of the event was the presence of  Dr.(Mrs).Indira Shukla, Principal, Gokhale College of Education and Research as the chief guest, Mrs. Zeenat Qureshi as the guest of honour and Dr. (Mrs). S.Fida, Vice Principal Oriental College of Commerce and Management.  The event was also attended by the family members of all the B.Ed students.

The program began with a welcome speech delivered jointly by the anchors Mr. Vikrant Chaurasia, Ms. Kalyani More and Ms. Kajal Advani.

This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the Guests along with the Principals of OCER and HKCE and the felicitation and introduction of the guests. The annual report of the academic year 2014-15 was read out by the Principal Dr. Naaz Dhakam.

Prize distribution began by felicitating students for their achievements at the college level and various intercollegiate level competitions.  Among these were the winners of the fine arts competition held during Diwali in the college, the winners of the various events at the intercollegiate competition Jashn- E – Rizvi organized by Rizvi College of Education and St. Teresa’s College of Education. The winners were felicitated with trophies and certificates.

The program was made colourful by the cultural program put up by the B.Ed students. The spirit of Mumbai was brought out through a play enacted by the students.    Group songs based on the theme of bollywood were sung. Dance on cultural songs were performed.

The closure of the event was marked by proposing the formal vote of thanks by Dr. Kishori Mestry, Principal Humera Khan College of Education. The event was enjoyed by all and appreciated for the tireless hours of work put in by everyone.

Student council organizes every festival  by holding celebrations or having competitions wherein students get an opportunity to showcase their talents.  Every year during diwali  the Fine Arts Competition is held in the college wherein all the students participate in various events as per  their choice.  This year it was jointly organized by the students of Oriental College of Education and Humera Khan College of Education on the 7th of November’15.

The Events included are as follows:-

  • Diya decoration
  • Greeting Card preparation
  • Hairstyling
  • Mehendi
  • Poster/Collage making.

The events began in the morning after the assembly around 10.00am. The time allotted for all the competitions was two hours. The theme for Diya Decoration was ‘Diwali’. Diyas were attractively decorated in different colours, Glitter and fancy sticking materials were used to give it an added touch. The diyas were presented in different manners to enhance their beauty.  The theme for Greeting Card preparation once again was ‘Diwali’. Papers of different varieties,poster coulours, fancy sticking material and glitter were used in the preparation

Poster / Collage were prepared on the theme of ‘Diwali’ and ‘Women Empowerement’. The participants prepared posters using poster colours . Each poster/collage was accompanied by a caption (social message) for the viewer. The theme for Mehendi Competition was ‘Bridal’. Participants applied mehendi in different designs on the hands of their friends.  All the competitions were judged jointly by the staff members of Oriental College of Education and Humera Khan College of Education. The prizes were given for the firstthree best along with consolation prizes.

Navaratri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durga . It is a nine day ritual celebrated prior to Dussehra by the Hindus. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of the Devi  are worshipped. The tenth day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or “Dussehra”. Navratri celebrations are organized every  year  jointly by Oriental college of Education and Research and Humera Khan college of Education. This year it was a day before Dussehra ,i.e  on the 22nd of October’15.

The event included a variety of programs like speeches, solo singing, group dance based on  theme of navratri. The speeches extolled at length the significance of navratri, the nine day ritual preceeding  Dussehra, the nine different forms of the Goddess Durga, the ways in which this festival is celebrated in different parts of India.  A traditional environment was created in the campus, with all the students dressed up in the garba costumes and the accessories which go along with it.

The dances were varied based on a collection of traditional songs and indo-western fusion. The tempo was increased following the dance performances, when all the students, performers and techers enthusiastically participated in the ras garba to make the event lively and colourful. An additional incentive was awarding of certificates to the best dressed students (male/female) and to the best enthusiastic dancers (male/female).

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