Miranda House: A Way Forward (26 July 2020)
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Having been in lockdown for several months now, it’s not surprising that many of us have explored the untouched side of ourselves. This period has come up with a 360-degree turn in our lives. It has taught us to enjoy the present, rediscover passions, connect with nature, and value coexistence.
Honestly, I lost my best memories due to COVID-19 which I decided to celebrate with my friends and teachers because I'm M. A Sanskrit final year Student. College is the best place to enjoy life happily.......... nothing else can beat that enjoy it friends. College life is that part of your life that you are going to relieve in your memories till your breathe.
The red bricks, a rich legacy and a breathtaking historical grandeur are only a few of the many reasons for our love and respect for Miranda House. As old as our dear country, Miranda stands true to its vision of Swadhyayann Paramaditavyam, inculcating the art of introspection and self-learning in its students. Awarded rank 1 by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) fourth time, the college has bagged the top position in the country, filling us with the years of pride.
Right from our very first year, we have felt that Miranda is our second home. Every corner has a story to tell. While adapting to generational changes, it gives it's students an opportunity to contemplate their ambitions and gives them wings. This place has nurtured strong and independent women, who went on to become achievers in every field one could possibly imagine. There is something special about Miranda that gives students great pleasure to be part of its fraternity.
At Miranda House, we cherish a social milieu of free-thinking and acceptance of who we are and what we want to become. For a comparative perspective, after listening to our batchmates from other colleges, we realised the edge we have over others in building stronger bonds, both personally and professionally. With tutorials and mentor-mentee sessions, our professors have helped us steer through different challenges confidently, be it help with our CVs or simply questions about life.
With new and innovative ways of contributing to the society, Miranda is the first college to have an environmental society called vatavaran. Its paper recycling unit is famous for its creative ways to recycle and reuse paper.
The library whose foundation was stone was laid by our former Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, is perfect for bibliophiles. Sitting in those spacious corners, time passes quickly as we fulfill our quest for knowledge through the great words written by scholars of the past. The canteens are known to be the most preferable place for hanging out, and we have five of them. The campus remains suffused with vibrant energy, and you can witness groups engaged in conversations over a cup of coffee and famous PAM cheese burger. Our cat club seems to have expanded its fan following over the years, although some of us dog lovers would still prefer to have pups playing around.
If asked to describe Miranda, my words would call it an "institution of the future". As we look forward, we foresee a close-knit family that relies on a solid support structure provided by our alma mater. For what it is worth, I'm confident about the fact that even after many years pass by, this place would welcome me with open arms. Completely consumed by our hard-to escape semester system, we wish we could extend our creativity a little more out of the box. While juggling between academics, internships and extracurriculars we might have missed a page or two of getting to know more people studying under the same roof as us. Whether that will turn into regret, or just another missed opportunity, depends on my time left in this institution. I will miss each and every brick of you, Miranda!
A University should be a place of LIGHT, of LIBERTY and of LEARNING.