On February 7, something exciting is happening at Indraprastha College for Women in Delhi University. IPCW turns 100, and guess who’s coming? Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar! Let’s explore the amazing story of this college that has been helping lots of girls for 100 years.
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Where It All Started
In 1924, just after Delhi University began, this college opened its doors. Imagine starting in just two small rooms! It all began in a school for girls in 1904, and then, two years later, the college part started.
Moving to a New Home
The college moved to different places before finding its current home in a beautiful place called Alipore House. It was like a special gift designed by a clever person named Walter George. A very important lady, Lady Linlithgow, opened this place in 1939, and it’s been the heart of the college since then.
Famous Friends and Helping Out
This college is super popular! Many smart and famous ladies studied here. The college even helped in important things like India’s freedom and making sure girls can get a good education. In 2002, the government said it’s a ‘Heritage Building,’ like a special treasure!
The Leaders Who Helped
A lady named Leonara Gmeiner was the first principal and a big thinker. Arriving from far away in Australia in 1905 to help girls learn. She kept saying, “Everyone should get a chance to study, no matter where they come from.” She even made sure girls from all families could come, and it’s still like that today!
Looking at Old Pictures
There’s a special place in the college with old pictures. It’s called the ‘Museum and Archives Learning Resource Centre.’ You can see pictures from the old days, like when Lady Linlithgow opened the college in 1939. It’s like going back in time!
More About the College Today
Now, let’s talk about what the college does today. It’s not just about books; they have cool things like sports, arts, and even help girls learn about important stuff like computers. The teachers are like friends, always helping and making learning fun.
As IPCW turns 100, everyone is getting ready! There will be music, dances, and maybe even some delicious cake. Imagine the happiness in the air as everyone celebrates this special day. People from all around will come to share stories, laugh, and remember the good times.
As the college turns 100, it’s like starting a new chapter in a big book. What will happen next? Maybe more girls will come, more stories will be written, and the college will keep being a big friend to everyone who walks through its gates.
Happy Birthday, College!
So, as everyone gets ready to celebrate the college’s 100th birthday, we can be happy about all the good things it did for girls. The college is like a big friend helping girls learn and become strong. Here’s to 100 more years of learning and fun at Indraprastha College for Women!