Kalamkaar-Literary Society





हिंदी प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता

1. 14 सितम्बर हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर कलमकार- दीन दयाल उपाध्याय कॉलेज की साहित्यिक समिति (डी.यू) ने हिन्दी में रूची रखने वाले लोगों के लिए हिन्दी प्रश्नोत्तरी प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया । 

2. हिंदी दिवस के उपलक्ष्य में कलमकार- दीनदयाल  उपाध्याय कॉलेज, दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय की साहित्यिक समिति के साथ शामिल हुए हिंदी का प्रचार, प्रसार करने वाले शिक्षक श्रीमान वीर बहादुर  जिन्होंने हिंदी के महत्व को हमारे साथ साझा किया। ३० लोगों ने इसमें हिस्सा लिया।


A captivating workshop on Origami, the art of folding and making decorative pieces of endless potential by Miss Santrupthy Das, who had been folding for the past 10 years now. It was held on 10th October, 2020. 35 participants were part of this workshop.

In the workshop we learnt some techniques to fold the paper and then we created a flower , a box and a butterfly by using some sheets and along with that ma'am showed us some of the beautiful creatures made by her by using paper folding techniques.

The workshop was so amazing and relaxing and we learnt that how a small piece of paper can become so beautiful and interesting in just few minutes .

Everyone present enjoyed making the paper folds and found an absolute decorative piece for them.


Kalamkaar, the literary society of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College in collaboration with StoryToUnite presented Writers’ Sabbath a two day creative writing workshop on the theme ”creativity and writing” to help the ardent creative writers enhance their creativity, get over their writers’ block and help avoid plagiarism. 15 people took part in this Workshop. It was held on 17th and 18th October, 2020.

It was organised by our very own alumni, Pranjal Saxena ( batch of 2017 ), also the founder of StoryToUnite


Celebration of togetherness with entire Kalamkaar Family through " Kalamkaar's Alumni meet " hosted on 18th October.  It was Held on 18th October 2020.Our Alumnis from various batches of past years joined us and it was an absolute pleasure to meet all of them virtually. Around 60 people were part of this event.


This workshop which gave us a chance to learn :

  • Poster Designing
  •  Introduction to UI UXThe Speaker for the workshop was our illustrious alumnus, Shourya Dubey (Batch 2017-2020) who enlightened us with his amazing graphic skills. It was held on 31st October, 2020. The number of participants who participated in this workshop are 32.


Kalamkaar, after it’s successful induction of the newly admitted freshers organised it's Orientation Ceremony 2020 was held on the 5th of December 2020 on Zoom. This was just the beginning and we must say that the beginning was a memorable one. We look forward to dream and share the dream of ours with finesse in words, colours, pixels and much more!  80 people joined the programme.


KalamKaar, the literary society of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya college, organised its Mega Event AURORA 21'. To make the event attractive and enjoyable, a plethora of inter college competitions and workshops were organised which gave wings of creativity to the participants 

Competitions :

  1. Voice o verse - The English Poetry Slam. - 101 participants participated.
  2. Anjuman - Hindi Kavya path.- 112 participants participated.
  3. Rangrez - Painting Competition.- 99 people participated.
  4. Conception - Online Digital Poster Making Competition. - 90 participants took part.
  5. Alfaaz e kalam - Bilingual Creative Writing Workshop.-     207 people participated.6.
  6. Ok doodle - Online Doodling Competition.- 68 paticipants took part.
  7. Gra fi - Online Graphic Novel Writing competition. - 50 people took part.

Workshops :-

The workshops under Aurora were held on 30th January, 2020. It was the last day of 'AURORA', experts from various spheres of literature and art came and took the workshops which were productive, exciting and amazing.

Details of the workshop are as follows-

  1. Graphics workshop by Mr. Ravi on Content creation tips on instagram- 35 people took part.
  2. Let’s Draw Alphabets- Brush Calligraphy workshop by Ms. Raghunita Gupta- 42 people were part of this workshop
  3. Spin the Yarn - A short story session by Mr. Sharad Raj C., Also the founder of Scribbled Thoughts-  30 people were part of this workshop.
  4. Hindi workshop by Mr. Geet Chaturvedi-  40 Peoples were part of this workshop


The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it the clouds of negativity and suffering. Amidst this uncertainty, Kalamkaar conducted its Annual Festival to bring hope and a joyful escape from the dark reality. The Kalamkaar Literature Festival was inaugurated by the keynote speaker Mr. Vivekanand Jha, Indian Poet, Editor and Translator at 11:00 am, 9th April 2021 on Video Conferencing Platform Zoom. The theme for KLF'21 was "Endowing Language, Enriched Literature" , a distinctive and contemplated theme. The Guest of Honor, Mr. U Atreya Sarma, Chief Editor of Muse India gave the inaugural talk on 'Native Tongue and the Vernacular'. The speakers were accompanied by Dr. Hem Chand Jain (Officiating Principal ), Dr. Ravinder Kaur (Convenor of Kalamkaar) ,Dr. Charu Kalra, Dr. Sudha Arora and Dr. Lalit Kumar.

The event went smoothly and it successfully captivated the audience for more than three hours. The powerful and deep words of the speakers left quite a strong impact on the students.The event received overwhelming appreciation from students as well the teachers.


William Somerset Maugham once said, "The crown of literature is poetry." and so is Kavi Darbaar the essence of Kalamkaar. The well renowned Kavi Sammelan of Kalamkaar was conducted online as Kavi Darbaar this year on zoom and was telecasted live on YouTube . The members of Kalamkaar were much obliged to welcome the famous poets from different regions of our country.  The event began with "Prantiya Rasdhara", a collection of multilingual poems by the students of Kalamkaar and received a lot of admiration by everyone. Prof. Chandra Shekhar Dubey (Hindi Poet), Dr. Mangat Badal ( Rajasthani Poet), Dr. Amatjeet Kake (Punjabi Poet) and Mr. Kamlesh Maurya Mridu(Awadhi Poet) recited the poems in their respective languages and received huge appreciation from the audience. The audience was enchanted by the alluring recitation in different languages and several hours passed without anyone noticing.

The annual magazine of Kalamkaar "Ahvaan" was also launched during Kavi Darbaar by all the poets in unison. The theme for the magazine was "Pandemic and Literature" and contained all the details about Kalamkaar and the finest work of its members. The e-magazine was widely praised by everyone.  The event was successful not only in bringing positivity into our lives but it also showed us the different colors of our country.

Orientation Program’20- https://youtu.be/lDelNCfYbWU

Content Creation Workshop by Design Spark at Aurora 2021

Link https://youtu.be/N7xvkPlK1Ao

Blush Calligraphy Workshop by Raghunita Gupta at Aurora 2021

Link: https://youtu.be/eZ1fJmjjqkE

Short Story Workshop by Scribbled Thoughts(Sharad Raj C) at Aurora 2021

Link: https://youtu.be/7cIYYTJA7xk

Padh Ki Barikiya by Geet Chaturvedi, a renowned Hindi Poet at Aurora 2021

Link: https://youtu.be/1KyfaMvNDu8

Kalamkaar Literature Festival’21: https://youtu.be/iQG6JUcohNg

Kalamkaar Kavi Darbar’21: https://youtu.be/bDzXPc5Bk2s


Achivements of Kalamkaar


Rishi Suri

Bsc. Chemistry Hons, Second year

Open mic competition,Delhi youth poetry festival.



Pulak Jain

Eng (H), Third Year

Online painting competition in Articon 2.0.



Rishi Suri

Bsc. Chemistry Hons, Second year

Open mic competition in Symposium organised by WDC,DDUC


9 th August, 2019: The orientation program the literary society was held in the college auditorium. Dr. Ravindar Kaur, teacher convenor of the society highlighted the importance of literature and shared her joy to be a part of Kalamkaar family. She announced the core team for the session 2019-2020. Kalamkaar also launched its website on this occasion and became the first literary society in the University of Delhi to have its own website. It was a proud moment for all the teachers, alumni and members. Kalamkaar took an initiative of organising travel programs named ‘As we travel’, wherein the entire team travels to places related to art and literature. The first in the series was a day trip to National Gallery of Modern Art, National Museum and Indian Habitat centre.

31st August, 2019: A mind doodling workshop was organized for all the art lovers. Famous doodle artist, Swati conducted a two-hour session for students on how to doodle in a creative way. More than 50 artists participated enthusiastically. Kalamkaar organised its second ‘As we travel’ program to National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum and Purana Qila.

14th September, 2019: On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, a special congregation along with various Intra-college competitions were organized to commemorate the day.

15 th - 18th September, 2019: To inculcate the habit of reading among budding Kalamkaars, the society organised a book donation drive near the auditorium and also inaugurated its own book club.

18th September, 2019: An ‘Open Charcha session’ on the theme “Is the unilateral decision of the government of India to scrap Article-370 illegal and unconstitutional?”

19th September 2019: Kalamkaar organised a workshop on hindi ghazal and shayari titled ‘Hum, aap aur ghazal’.

21st October, 2019: AURORA, the intercollege competition was organised with many online and offline competitions and students from all over Delhi participated in the event.

22nd October, 2019: A workshop on creative writing and graphic designing was organised with 150 students from all over Delhi participated in it.

21st January, 2020:  Kalamkaar celebrated its 5th anniversary. The society was founded officially by the teachers and students on this day in the year 2014.

5 th and 6th February, 2020: A creative writing workshop in collaboration with ‘storytouniye’ was organised. Kalamkaar organised its third as we travel program to Surajkund International Crafts Mela. Around 40 students accompanied by Dr. Ravinder Kaur and Dr. Sudha Arora accompanied them for the day trip.

3rd March, 2020: Kalamkaar organized its annual fest- Kalamkaar Literature Festival. This year various sessions were held on the theme- ‘Samaj Ka Darpan Sahitya’.

4th March, 2020: Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan was held in the college auditorium from 2:00 pm onwards. Many eminent poets were a part of this even. The event started with the lighting of lamp and invocation of Goddess Saraswati by the distinguished guests, Principal Dr. Hemchand Jain, Ex-Principal Dr. S.K. Garg, Teacher convener Dr. Ravinder Kaur, faculty members and other guests. On this occasion, the first edition of Kalamkaar’s annual magazine named ‘Ahvaan’ was launched.

Performance by Rao Ajatshatru famous Indian kavi at KALAMKAAR KAVI SAMMELAN 2020.

Link: https://youtu.be/NV32CTY4JtQ

Performance by Dr. Popular Meeruthi, one of the famous poets of India at KALAMKAAR KAVI SAMMELAN 2020.

Link: https://youtu.be/3hMFROeksIA

Performance by Dr. Hariom Pawar, one of the famous poets of India at KALAMKAAR KAVI SAMMELAN 2020.

Link: https://youtu.be/FKVVTt1hg9Y

Performance by Rachit Dixit, one of the famous poets of India at KALAMKAAR KAVI SAMMELAN 2020.

Link: https://youtu.be/RsIQhMKWKnA

Performance by our mentor Dr.Charu Kalra at KALAMKAAR KAVI SAMMELAN 2020

Link: https://youtu.be/lY4sl3pATXs

Performance by Shubhankar Chaturvedi,one of our talented KALMKAARS at KALAMKAAR KAVI SAMMELAN 2020.

Link: https://youtu.be/wt9sPrxZrKA


Orientation Programme: Kalamkaar started its new session with an orientation programme on 17 August, 2018 with the purpose of making the freshers aware about the various wings of Kalamkaar such as creative writing, fine arts, marketing and graphics where they can showcase their talents and develop their skills.

The society also held a small gathering for giving Shradhanjali in the form of poems to  a great poet Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 16th August, 2018.

Regular Gatherings and Discussions were held by different wings of KalamKaar. Students got a chance to show their artworks, share their opinion on various topics like Art and Literature and recite their poems, stories etc.

KalamKaar celebrated Hindi Divas on 14th September, 2018 wherein a Quiz Competition was conducted on Hindi language followed by an open mic on the topic Language and Literature.

On 22 September,2018 a visit to the National Gallery of Modern Art and National Museum was organised by the fine arts wing under its As We Travel Programme.

AURORA'19-The annual festival, a mega event witnessed many Competitions such as Rangrez- painting competition, Alfaz-e-Kalam –Hindi poetry recitation, Voice –O- Verse (English Slam poetry) with a large number of intercollege entries.

A Graphic Designing Workshop was held on 23 October, 2018 in collaboration with MAAC, Dwarka wherein graphic designers were given a chance to explore new technology like vfx and Adobe Photoshop.

Kalamkaar Literature Festival (KLF-19) was held on 22 January 2019. Dr. Avanijesh Awasthi, a renowned author was the keynote speaker for Inaugural session. He discussed different aspects of Language in relation to Literature.

It was followed by a Panel Discussion on “Decency and Decorum of Language” with Dr. Hemant Kukreti and Dr. Barun Mishra, renowned authors, Dr. Lalit, Department of English as panelists and Dr. Charu Kalra, convener Kalamkaar as moderator.

A session on John Elia by a young author and researcher mr. Ankit Gautam also witnessed a large number of enthusiastic audience.It was culminated with gazals- Fever Ki Mehfil by 104.4 Radio Jockey, Mr. Rahul Maken.

Keeping the zeal alive the much awaited National level event of the year Kalmkaar Kavi sammelan-2019 was held on 23 January 2019 in the college auditorium. National level Poets viz. Mr. Gajendra Solanki, Mr. Vishnu Saxena, Ms. Poonam Varma, Dr. Jagbir Rathee, Zubair ali Tabish enthralled the audience with their creations.

Poetess and Convener Kalamkaar Dr. Charu Kalra and young poets of Kalamkaar Society viz. Amanat Ali Khan, Naman Srivastava, Bharti Sharma and Jugal Kishore also mesmerized everbody with their gazals and poems.

Such events play a vital role in encouraging, motivating and aspiring the souls of young talents of the society.The society look forward to more such successful endeavours in future.

Performance by Vishnu Saxena at KALAMKAAR KAVISAMMELAN 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/1dbGllNeSi4

Performance by Gajendra Solanki at KALAMKAAR KAVISAMMELAN 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/Un8ofaauRK8

Performance by Gajendra Solanki at KALAMKAAR KAVISAMMELAN 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/Un8ofaauRK8

Performance by Jagbiir Rathee at KALAMKAAR KAVISAMMELAN 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/bGT9u8DVtWI

Performance by Dr. Poonam Verma at KALAMKAAR KAVISAMMELAN 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/TmCYWh2AId4


Link: https://youtu.be/v_ouHIHkNdI

Performance by Naman Srivastav at KALAMKAAR KAVISAMMELAN 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/PmDXeSskmNM

Performance by Pranjal Saxsena at KALAMKAAR LITRATURE FEASTIVAL 2019

Link: https://youtu.be/4KH4xQF5H3U


The significance of creativity cannot be overseen in this era of freedom of speech, thought and expression. The medium of expression can vary based on the hidden talent. Kalamkaar-The Literary Society of College, caters to this need of the hour and endeavours to provide a platform to the students to express themselves. The Literary wing strengthens the art of writing whereas Fine arts wing helps to surface the painting and sketching talent of students. Without expression the mind is a full vessel, a sponge saturated- new ideas, new knowledge and learning can easily flow off and go to waste. With an aim of fostering the creative potential of expression amongst students, KalamKaar organizes literary activities viz. creative writing, poetical recitation both at intra- and inter- college level. The year witnessed a plethora of events under its aegis.

On 22 August, 2016 a Poetry Writing competition was organized on the occasion of "Aazadi 70". The patriotic theme of the competition was 'Yaad Karo Kurbani'. The contestants were given a short time to write their celebration of the martyrs who built our nation. The event was a bilingual one. Some wonderful pieces turned up.

Further on 6th September, 2016- Inaugural Lecture by Shri Niloptal Mrinal, winner of a Sahitya Academy Award (2016) for his best-selling book, Dark Horsebecame a remarkable day in the long journey of KalamKaar since its inception in 2015.  The students seemed to be really enthusiastic about it all and soon the lecture theatre was jam-packed with numerous creative young minds.  Principal, Dr. S. K. Garg inspired the young writers with a few words of encouragement. He discussed about various aspects of creative writing, form of language to be used and the themes to be tackled, amongst other things.

Continuing with the journey on the occasion of Hindi Diwas on14th September, 2016 members of KalamKaar assembled together and shared their poems and other writings. The importance of Hindi was discussed. Hindi poetry was celebrated. It was a wonderful, enriching experience. To give a live platform to the creative expression of students a wall magazine was set up on   22nd September, 2016 where students display their writings, sketches and paintings on regular basis.On  23rd September, 2016 evening kalamkaars gathered to felicitate and encourage some of the new members of team.On 26th October, 2016 one day an intercollege festival, "AURORA", was held. It comprised of four events, viz.1) KlipKamalin which a short video clip was shown to the contestants and they were asked to write prose or poetry based on it, 2) Inkheartwhere a set of words were given to the contestants and using those words, they were required to spin a poem or a story in English,3) Brush & Me a painting competition, organized by the Fine-Arts wing and 4)Julius Quizzer, a literature quiz competition, organized in collaboration with Sangyaan, the Quizzing Society.

This was followed by Anniversary Celebrations of Kalamkaar on 23rd January, 2017. With a great deal of fervour the members of the society met in a Lecture Theatre. The interesting history of its formation and the journey of KalamKaar over the past two years were shared.  The recitation of wonderful pieces of poetry took place. The website KalamKaar.in designed by Keshav Kant was officially launched. Adding yet another dimension to the Literary Society, Kalamkaar Literature Festival (KLF) was organised on 3rd February, 2017.

KLF initiated with the awakening light of literature in the air of DDUC when after the ceremonial lamp-lighting by the Principal and the guests, Dr. Rituparna read out some precious words from his book and inspired the young, budding minds for some serious creative work.Later, an interactive session took place under guidance of guest of honour Mrs. Renu Husaain, speakers Ms. Anshu Pathak and Prakhar Malviya 'Kanha',giving their insights on 'the Impact of Indian literature on personality development of youth. Further, second discussion session initiated by a prominent feminist, Jayanthi Ranganathan and author of 'Voter Mata ki Jai', Pratishtha Singhraised the level of KLF to its peak. They enlightened the audience on modern feminism, sharing their own experiences.Thereafter, writer, Mr. Amitesh Singh presented his book ' Ismat Aapa' which was followed by interactive session on the life of Ismat Chugtai.KLF concluded when Mr. Rachit Dixit took the surge of serious literature discussions to a light-heartened, mesmerizing performance, presenting his songs and shayaris. Finally KLF was brought to end by the words of the Student Convener Tej Tarun. The mesmerizing and eye-catching exhibition of paintings and sketches was organised by Fine-arts members of the society.

On 2nd March 2017, Kalamkaar –Rashtriya Kavi Sammelan was organised which witnessed a footfall of around 600 students. Renowned poets recited their poems inspiring youth to express their views whenever wherever required. Kalamkaar –Literary society is attempting to provide a platform of expression to all students elucidating their hidden talents.

Important Links


  • February 3, 2017: Kalamkaar Literature Festival (KLF) was organized which involved learning the art of sketching to depict modern feminism. People enjoyed the plunge in the literature river. Dr. Suresh Rituparna, an eminent writer was Chief Guest of the event. Various other dignitaries and renowned persons from literature field viz. Ms. Anshu Pathak, Ms. Renu Hussain, Ms Pratibha presented their views in different sessions. 
  • March 2, 2017: The same echo evolved into a roar with Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan's which was a night filled with love, comedy and gratitude to the soldiers. Famous poets, viz. Dr. Rahul Awasthi, Ms Gauri Mishra, Mr Ajatshatru, Mr. Prakhyat Mishra and Dr. Suresh Awasthi spellbound the audience with their awesome renditions of geets and poems.
  • April, 2017: A farewell party, “Odyssey-2017” was organised by the juniors and an online contest was announced where the participants were asked to write a letter to their 15 year old self. 
  • August 17, 2017: The Inaugural Ceremony was held for the academic session 2017-18 where various poets and storytellers presented themselves. 
  • September 31, 2017: A poster making competition was organised by Fine Arts Wing – Canvas, in collaboration with ISIC (Indian Spinal Injuries Center) on the theme "Disability is Not Inability" to make students realize the importance of empathy over sympathy.
  • Open Charcha and Let’s Talk: An online initiative in August was taken to discuss some of the regular issues of day to day life on a social platform i.e. Facebook. Various nano tales, stories, poems and idealisitic views were discussed every week. 
  • October 10, 2017: A session on creative writing in Hindi and Urdu was mentored by our alumni, Mr. Satish Kumar (batch 2017, B.Sc (H) Mathematics).
  • October 12-13, 2017: Intercollege Festival – AURORA: On day 1 an interactive session was organized where Rahul Kaushik author of - The Melting Words summarized his journey up and down the hill of e-media and emotions. Continuing with the waves of creativity second session was dedicated to train youngsters for how to paint their ideas and emotions on canvas by trainer and painter Mrs. Somali Bakshi. AURORA further witnessed various competitions like Klip Kamal, Anjuman, Rangrez and Quiz Kong on day 2.
  • Throughout the year different competitions like Nano tale Competition on Instagram captured the limelight of the viewers.
https://youtu.be/zeNJ3G_zCGU - Kavi Rao Ajatshatru, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan 2018
 https://youtu.be/qJXktyjr_kQ - Kavi Shambhu Shikhar, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan 2018
 https://youtu.be/MSzNrSqDqGQ - Kavi Shri Tej Narayan, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan 2018
 https://youtu.be/iYFcMzRkktQ - Kavi Gajendra Solanki, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan 2018
 https://youtu.be/Ab9UXqgm6lU - Shayara Mumtaz Naseem,Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan 2018
 https://youtu.be/VAm0f1bh7Wc - Dr. Charu Kalra, Convener, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan 2018
 https://youtu.be/Bh2iRcgqVlk - Nitanshi, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan, 2018
 https://youtu.be/MjKNyoyvh6I - Sudhan Singh Kaintura, Kalamkaar Kavi Sammelan, 2018