Chairman's Message

Greetings from the President, Mata Harki Devi College for Women, a premier educational institution of the CDLU, Sirsa. MHD College is imbued with the sterling spirit of its founder Ch. Devi Lal ji who despite his very humble beginnings not only displayed a high degree of enterprise in creating a big change in politics but was also a close associate of the leading lights of Indian national freedom struggle. This institution is fortunate in receiving continued liberal support and commitment from the family of Ch. Devi Lal ji and thus has prospered to become an institution of repute in the area. Education is the fulcrum of life, for peace, progress and development. It provides seedlings for culture and civilization. It is a passport to freedom and liberty and a higher calling in life. In post-colonial era, education along with health, which are central to the contemporary debate on human development indicators, were recognized by development economists as a ‘human right’. Further, the modern day economists who are imbued with the spirit of liberal democracy collected evidence to prove that greater literacy and educational achievements of disadvantaged groups can increase their ability to resist oppression and politically organise themselves for a fairer deal. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India made a historic construction of the right to life enshrined in the Indian constitution (Article 21) to include therein right to education, to take this debate to a higher pedestal. With such criticality and importance attached to education, serving an institution of higher learning for women in rural area is an essentially illiberal and patriarchal society is a unique opportunity and challenge for MHD College. We are at a historical juncture in the march of education and knowledge whence technology has provided a cutting edge and fast paced, easy access to information and knowledge. We, therefore, need to constantly update ourselves to maintain high standards of this institution and disseminate education and knowledge to the future women achievers of the nation. We expect that the students will join this solemn venture with their youthful vigour and spirit of enquiry.

 

Maninder Pal Singh Brar