Best Practice No. 1
Sou. Ushatai Kolte Smuruti Vyakhyanmala’
(Lecture Series in the memory of Sou.Ushatai Kolte )
- To enlighten the people of rural area.
- To organize the lectures for the development of women.
- To commence the cultural movement in rural area.
- To propagate Marathi literature.
- To create interest for reading among the people.
- To create entreated audience.
- To enlighten the Student.
- To provide the guidance of intellectuals and researchers to the lecturers and student.
- To quench the thirst of Knowledge.
10) To develop the eloquence of the student.
Maharashtra has a history of organizing lecture series for the nurture and development of Marathi culture. Lectures series has been organized in the different pats, areas of the state. The eminent orators are invited to talk on different valuable issues, current trends. These lectures are the centre of evolutions. This is the effective way to enlighten the people. These series satisfy the hunger of the readers. These series contribute to culture the society. It implants and propagates good thoughts among the society. Audiences are also interested to listen the orators. Though today, there are many facilities available of entertainment, encroachment of television, lectures or lectures series have their own importance of encouraging, developing thoughts of the society.
The college organizes such lecture series for the people and students. It invites the different giants from the different fields every year to deliver their lecture on valuable, significant and cultural issues. This series like the students is also attended by the people. As it fulfills the intellectual need of the people, it also develops the intellectual development of the students. It contributes to develop good qualities among the students. By organizing this series, the college introduces the students with well-known and intellectual orators. The college gives the opportunity to students to think on cultural issues, current trends and burning issues. It inspires the students to develop his/ her oratory.
Since 1978, ‘ Sou. Ushatai Kolte Smuruti Vyakhyanmala’ (lecture series) has been organized in the college by great scholar, researcher of Mahanubhav literature and the founder member of our institution Padmshree Dr. V.B. urf Bhaushaheb Kolte after the demise of his well-educated and well cultured wife Sau. Ushatai Kolte in her memory. Dr. V.B. Kolte planted the tree in the form of lecture series for the development of cultural atmosphere in the rural area. By organizing this series, he started and cherished the cultural movement. In this lecture series well known orators are invited. At the beginning, for organizing the lecture series in the memory of Kailashwashi Sou. Ushatai Kolte Vyakhyanmala (Lecture Series), Padmshree Dr. V.B. urf Bhaushaheb Kolte deposited five thousands rupees to offer honorarium to the orator. After few years, he added five thousands rupees in the deposit. Honorarium of the orator was given from the interest of the deposited rupees. During 1978 to 2001, two lectures of the speaker were organized. Since 2002, only one lecture of the speaker has been organized. Knowing the value of the series Dr. Sou. S. B. Naphade, the faculty of Marathi Department added fifty one thousands rupees for the lecture series in 2014. In January, 2015 the daughter of Bhausaheb and Ushatai Kolte Dr. Kavita Munje, Thane also added fifty one thousands rupees to the series which has been started in the memory of her mother. The lecture series, now a day, is in the form of full-fledged positions. Intellectuals like Madhukarrao Chaudhari, late Chairperson of Maharashtra State Assembly and Education Minister of Maharashtra State; Dr. U. M. Phathan, the literalist of Marathi Sant literature; Prof. Ram Shewalkar, a great literalist; Dr. B.L. Bhole, famous political thinker of Maharashtra; Sou Vidhya Baal, a great socialist; Dr. Waman Dole, educationist; Dr. S.V. Khandewale, well known economist; Dr. Pramila Bhirud; Raziya Sultan, feminist; Dr. S.B. Joshi, journalist and Baba Bhand are delivered their speech in this series.
The various burning issues like life of Indian women, women’s situation and their emancipation of women, Sant Dnyaneshwar, Sant Tukaram, Social reformers, new education policy, Mahatma Joytirao Phule, new economic policy of Central Government, Science and metaphysics, terrorism of media such issues are focused in this series.
In 2015-16, Dr. Pralhad Luleker, the Head of the Department of Marathi, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad was invited to deliver speech on “ Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar for Non-dalits”. This year Prof.Sau. Usha Tambe (Mumbai) delivered her talk on “ Mi AAni Maze Lekhan”
Evidence of Success-
Consistently, without break, this series has been organized by the college. Well-known, renowned orators who are giants and famous are invited in the series to deliver lecture. The goals of the series have been achieved. The eminent through their lectures inspire the girls to complete their education. Many students of the college became great orator. With the inspiration of this series Shri Sakhi Mandal and Shri Sakhi Vachanalaya (library) are established in Malkapur. The people of Malkapur have been taking the benefit of it. Keeping the internet of the readers, it provides different types of books. The orators by touching the different cultural issues maintain and develop the cultural atmosphere of Malkapur town. Number of teachers of different schools and colleges enjoy the lecture series and quench the thirst of knowledge.
Problem Encountered –
For organizing the lecture series various problems are faced by the college. The college faces scarcity of fund for organizing the series. In the limited fund it is something difficult to organize it. The college has no seminar hall to organize the series. As a town, it is difficult to maintain the hospitality of the guest. As a remote area proper travelling facilities are not available to the guest. In the age of information technology and social media, various facilities of entertainment and of information are available; due to this the numbers of audiences have been reducing day by day.
- University Level Eloquence Competition:
Context: Janata KalaVanijya Mahavidyalaya is being run by Lok Sewa Shikshan Bahuudeshiya Mandal,Malkapur with the inspiration of Bhausaheb Kolte. This competition helps to create cultural atmosphere among the students. It contributes to develop good qualities among the students.
Objectives: 1. To develop the hidden skills of the students 2. To develop the reading habit of the students 3. To developpersonality of the student 4. To introduce the students towards the burningissues of the society.
Practice: Since last two years this elocution competition has been started in the memory of Dr. V.B.Kolte alias Bhausaheb,the founder member of the institution. Obstacles: For organizing the competition various problems are faced by the institution. As a town , it is difficult to maintain the hospitality of the guest. As a remote area, less participants participate in the competition.
Impact: Due to this competition, the student’s oratory skill has been developed. It assisted to develop the knowledge of the student.