On September 26th, 2020, the Sociology and Social Work Association of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru, organised the inauguration and investiture ceremony of its newly elected office bearers for the academic year of 2020-202. The inaugural ceremony was attended by Dr Tony Sam George, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Dr Victor Paul, Head of the Department, Department Cluster Coordinators, Faculty members, office bearers of the academic year 2019 - 2020, and the undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department of Sociology and Social Work.
The President and the Secretary for the academic year 2019-2020 addressed the audience sharing their experiences and the importance of the association for the department and the student community.
The event was graced by Dr Tony Sam George, Dean of the School of Social Sciences. Dr Tony Sam Geroge delivered the keynote address discussing the importance of leadership in these difficult times. He emphasized the importance of understanding leadership as a spiritual exercise encouraging a holistic approach towards leadership and the activities of the association.
The keynote address was followed by the investiture ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers. The oath was administered by Dr Victor Paul, Head of the Department. Mr Aashik Mathews B Paliyath, Ms Archana Jayaprakash, Ms Gurneesh Arora, and Ms Asmita Bhattacharya were elected as the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Joint Secretary for the academic year 2020 - 2021. Ms Ahana Mukherjee, Mr Pradhyumna Poojari, and Ms Salma Ilyas were elected as the Treasurer, the Sports Secretary, and the Cultural Secretary respectively
The felicitation address was delivered by Dr Victor Paul, Head of the Department, Dr Hemalatha K MSW HR Cluster Coordinator, Dr.Suparna Majumdar Kar, Sociology Cluster Coordinator, and Dr Amaresha C, MSW CCP Cluster Coordinator. This was followed by the presidential address by Mr Aashik Mathew B Paliyath, the newly elected President of the association. He presented the proposed activities for this academic year. The association had decided to dedicate the activities of the academic year to discuss and act on the Sustainable Development Goals - Agenda 2030. The vote of thanks was delivered by MsArchana Jayaprakash.