The official logo for the upcoming St Joseph’s College media fest, Allura 2014, was unveiled by the students of Bachelors of Visual Communication on Thursday. The theme for the fest draws its inspiration from film noir. The promotional images for the fest capture the play of light and darkness, fear and sinisterness, and mystery and murkiness that the cinematic genre epitomises.
A collage competition on the theme ‘Jesuits and Education in India’ was held on the last day of the Ignatian Week. The event organiser P.V. Joseph mentioned that “it is a competition in forming men and women for others”.
The competition was open to all students of various departments. Group were given a time limit of 20 minutes to work on the theme. The Department of English will be evaluating the work and will announce the winners shortly.
– Pooja, I MS Com
The annual feast of St Ignatius of Loyola was celebrated by the Jesuit fathers of St Joseph’s College on Wednesday. The mass was offered by Fr Antony Joseph, Rector of the Jesuit Nivas, Dr Fr Praveen Martis, Principal, St Joseph’s College, Dr Fr Francis Arackal, Department of Communication, and Dr Fr Richard Rego, Director, PG and Research Center.
The Sermon was delivered by Fr Clarence D’Souza, Vice Principal, St Joseph’s College of Arts and Sciences. He emphasised the transformation of the life of St Ignatius of Loyola and related it to the life of the people in the contemporary world. The Eucharistic celebration was attended by the staff and the students.
Prior to the feast, All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF) conducted various activities celebrating the Ignatian week. Students enthusiastically participated in events such as collage, quiz competition and traditional dance performances that were conducted as a part of the Ignatian week. During the week, students were reminded of the altruistic nature of the Jesuit community and their contributions to the society.
– Melita, I MS Com
The NCC wing of the College has kicked off its certificate course for the academic year for Undergraduate (UG) and Post Graduate (PG) students. Akshay D Manlik, Associate NCC officer, is the officer in charge for the course. Students who enrolled for the course will be trained in various exercises like rifle shooting, map reading, obstacle training, and other technical aspects of defense.
The course offers three certificates – ‘A’ certificate for primary cadets, ‘B’ certificate for senior division cadets and ‘C’ certificate for senior cadets of the senior division. The ‘C’ certificate is required for completion of the course.
The students who enrolled for the course had to undergo a physical training test which comprised track events, push-ups and lifting weights. Only those students that qualified were selected for the course.
Apart from the training, students will get the opportunity to attend various camps such as the Thal Sainik Camp (TSC), All India Vayu Sainik Camp (AIVSC), Nav Sainik Camp (NSC), and Republic Day camp.
“I have taken part in participated TSC camp at Delhi as part of the credit course. We were trained in rifle shooting and in the various fields of military training. In these camps cadets get an opportunity to interact one on one with the officers. It is a great learning experience,” said Rashing Muinao, III EPS.
– Krishna, I MS Com
Mr Eric Gonsalves, former secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and former ambassador to the European Union, discussed the book, The Politics and Economics of Regionalism. The book is written by Ambassador I P Khosla.
Mr Gonsalves discussed about stability, security, and the political scenario of the European and the East Asian regionalism that is developed under the historical conditions of the post-war years. He further spoke on India’s bilateral relations with United States, Bangladesh, Iraq and other nations.
ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) an inter-governmental body is organised around certain operational principles that has to deal with territorial and other problems concerning the region. He is of the opinion with regard to India-Pak relations that both the countries should forget little irritants, for instance concerning the Kashmir issue, and go ahead. He also inspired the students by saying, “You should make India a powerhouse”.
Earlier, the Head of the Department, Mr. Jerome Nirmal Raj, introduced and welcomed the guest.
– Amera, I MS Com