न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
ज्ञान के समान पवित्र इस संसार में कुछ नहीं है।।
There is nothing more pure in this world than knowledge(Jyana)
You can never really understand an individual unless you also understand the society, historical time period in which they live, personal troubles, and social issues.
‘Hestia’- the departmental society of Sociology at Bharati College came into existence in 2018.
Hestia was a Greek Goddess who takes care of multiple aspects of society like hearth, economy, politics, architecture and the state. Like ways, the scope of the discipline of Sociology is widespread and it develops its connection with other fields such as historical, biological, economy, psychology, political science, literature and so on.
The society aims to make a difference in the domain of learning where students organise events dwelling upon various issues from varied sociological perspectives. It stands for a place where thoughts and ideas originate. ‘Hestia’ creates the space for the students of the department to learn and well equip with the application of various sociological theories and concepts. Hestia society organized two annual fests in 2018 and 2019. The society is actively involved in organizing various events. like movie screening, competitions such as essay writing, quiz, debates and special lectures around varied themes and concepts relevant to sociological literature.
A glance at the events organized by Society:
Hestia, the department of sociology, organises its first annual fest - Episteme with the theme of ‘Jashn-e-'Dilli' that seeks to explore the different identities and ideas that make up Delhi on 27th and 28th February 2018.
Hestia - The Sociology Department of Bharati College, on 15th April 2019, organized a special lecture by DR. Ishita Dey, Assistant Professor at South Asian University tilted as 'Why do we gift? Exchange, Reciprocity and Obligation'.
Hestia - The Sociology Department of Bharati College, on 15th April 2019 organized an event centred around the theme - "Capitalism". A film by Charlie Chaplin - 'MODERN TIMES’.
On September 6, 2019, Hestia-The Department of Sociology organized a movie screening followed by discussion. The movie screened was, "The boy in the striped pajamas".
On November 6, 2019, Hestia - The Department of Sociology, organised a one day event on the theme "Spectrums of Sexuality".
HESTIA- The Department of Sociology of Bharati College celebrated their second annual fest EPISTEME 2020 with the theme “Symphony” this year. It was a two-day long academic fest from 27-28 February 2019, where through a series of events we tried to understand the relationship between society and music.
Hestia, the Department of Sociology, had organised an essay competition in April on the topic “"How does my socio-economic background shape my pandemic experience"?
HESTIA - The Department of Sociology, Bharati College organised a webinar ‘Rights and the Pandemic: An Analysis of Informal Sector’ to understand the COVID-19 Pandemic from a socio-economic perspective and its impact on informal sector. Special lectures were delivered by Dr. Ellina Samantroy Jena a faculty member at the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute which comes under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India and Mr. Vineet one of the founding member of the Majdoor Kisan Shakti Sanghathan (MKSS).
On 18th May 2020, the department organised its second webinar on “Gender and Politics Amidst COVID19 Pandemic: An Interactive Session’’ to understand the effects of Gender and Politics amidst COVID-19 by Dr. Subhra Nagalia, a faculty member at School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
President - Kiran (3rd Year)
General Secretary - Shivani (2nd Year)
Joint Secretary - Annu (1st Year)
Treasurer - Aditi (3rd Year)
The society has a vision of engaging the new and the existing members of the department to engage actively into the debates revolving the contemporary social issues and applicability of sociological theory in understanding everyday life. Our vision is to develop their objective knowledge about society and its structure.