Monday, 17 October 2022

Student Association Inauguration and Observation of Gandhi Jayanti 

Department of Sociology and Social Work

1st October, 2022 l Quadrangle, Christ PU College (Central Campus) l 11am to 12pm

The purpose of the event was to inaugurate this year’s Student’s Association and to also observe Gandhi Jayanti. 

Dignitaries Present:

  1. Chief Guest Cedrick D’Souza, a Christ University MSW graduate (batch of 2011-13). Cedrick was born in Goa and brought up in Delhi and is currently working in GK & Aerospace.
  2. HoD Dr Victor Paul and 
  3. The faculty members 

The event was scheduled for 11 AM and started at 11:12 AM, with Poorvi Mishra (3 PSECO) and Niyathi Agarwal (3 PSECO) as the MCs for the day. 

Inauguration and observation was started by a formal introduction by the Cultural Secretary, Sarah Jain (3 PSECO). 

At 11:16 AM, ceremonial watering of plants was done by the dignitaries and the office bearers. 

Right afterwards, HoD addressed the gathering with a special emphasis on the coming together of Sociology and Social Work. He spoke about the introduction of Gandhian Philosophy into both our curriculum and extra curricular activities. He then went on to mention how the Student’s Association is a platform to lead, to love, and to leave behind a legacy and how it rightfully enforces the vision and mission of Christ University.

He mentioned CLASP which stands for (Credibility, Legitimacy, Accountability, Service and Political) and also about NAAC audit. The purpose of this was to speak of their individual and combined importance to the institution and for the students as well. His speech highlighted curriculum, teaching-learning assessment process, governance system, student support system, best practices (peer education) and distinctiveness. 

At 11:28 AM, after HoD’s speech, the Chief Guest took over the stage. He began by expressing gratitude for being invited and then elucidated the challenges in the corporate world and asked students to do justice to the time. He further reminisced about his 30 days fieldwork experience in Kolar as a part of CSA. At last, he spoke about focusing on career building opportunities in the sector of choice. The speech ended at 11:33 AM.

At 11:34 AM, Oath-Taking ceremony took place for 15 of the office bearers officiated by the HoD which ended at 11:36 AM.

At 11:37 AM, the President of the Association Meenakshi Prashanth (3MA Sociology) addressed  all gathered with special mention of ‘Collective Vision and Opportunities in the Department’. 

At 11:40 AM, a musical tribute by 6 students was paid to Mahatma Gandhi which ended at 11:45 AM. 

At 11:46 AM, Account of community service was done by Yash Kohli (3MSW CCP) 

At 11:50 AM, A speech on principles of ‘Gandhi- Swaraj and Swadesh’ was delivered by Hira (1MSW HRDM) 

At 11:54 AM, Talk on Gandhian Philosophy Shardul (3PSECO)

At 11:56 AM, a vote of thanks was presented by the General Secretary Joffin Angel (3MSW HR). 

And lastly, the event ended by 11: 57 when the expected end was 12 PM. 

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