Activities | 2017 – 18
July 4th, 2017 – Iftar Celebration
The activities were initiated for the year 2017-2018 with an Iftar celebration which is a grand fest marked by the end of the Ramadan season. On this day, students went on excursion to Muhammad Ali Road.
July 7th, 2017 – Orientation Session
An Orientation session was conducted for the first year students to familiarise them with the activities of the Chair.
September 10th, 2017 – Quiz Competition
A Quiz competition was held with multi-choice-type questions based on religion and culture. The competition was intense with all the teams vying for the first position.
September 15th, 2017 – Critical Analysis of the Film “The Ghazi Attack”
There was a screening of the film “Ghazi Attack”. The film was critically analysed and issues like Nationalism were discussed. “Tiger Zinda Hai” was also screened.
September 21st, 2017 – Strings of Peace – an Act to Promote Peace and Harmony Among Different Religions & Cultures
Theme: Tie a Peace Ribbon, Drop a Peace Message and Win Exciting Prizes
The department set up Stings of Peace to promote peace and harmony among different religions and cultures. The students wore peace bracelets and tied colourful strings on the wrists of all those who came to college. The bracelets signified the need for all of humanity to treat each other as friends, brothers and sisters.
January 8th, 2018 – Turncoat Competition The Turncoat Competition was held on the topic “ The Indian Education System Fosters Religious Harmony”. Students from all across India had sent in their papers on the respective topic. These were assessed for quality and ability of the participant to make a convincing argument with regards to their stand on the subject. The winners of the grand prize were Ms. Prajakta Vibhute of Mithibai College, Ms. Arundhati Chakraborty of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Md. Saqlain Jameel od MES Degree College, Bengaluru. This competition helped us in understanding the core and evolution of religions.
January 9th, 2018 – Elocution Competition
An elocution competition was arranged on the subject – “India needs to be more Casteless than Cashless”. The participants debated on the current situation in India as well as the world.
January 10th, 2018 – Guest Lecture
The department held a guest lecture by Dr. Sr. Teresa Joseph on the theme, “The Role of Education to Foster Religious Harmony”. Later, this was taken up as the topic for the Cardinal Paul Poupard Conference.
January 12th. 2018 – Presentation on “temples of India”
A presentation competition was organised at the Temples of India for the students.
January 13th, 2018 – field Trip
A field visit to Shree Naryanidham Temple and Aga Khan Palace was organised.
January 30th, 2017 – International Conference on “Role of Education to Foster Religious Harmony”
The International Conference – “ The Role of Education to Foster Religious Harmony” provided a platform for discussing modern day issues with religious significance. The Chief Guest for the conference was H.E. Cradinal Oswald Gracias and he delivered the Presidential address. Mr.Harsh Mander, an activist, who works with survivors of mass violence and hunger, as well as homeless persons and streetchildren was the Keynote Speaker at the Conference. He is also the Director of the Centre for Equity Studies. Marco Cardelli, National Youth Coordinator from the Focolare Movement raised issues that the young faced , Mr Jehangir Patel, Editor of the magazine, Parsiana, touched on the matter of “Resolving Religious Differences in Communities’ ‘. Dr. Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas, the Ex-Principal of St. Xavier’s College discussed Education from a Principal’s perspective. Sameera Khan, Journalist and Researcher focused on “What are Our Children Learning – The Role of Parents”.Carol Andrade, Journalist and Director of SPICE deliberated on the “Success and Failure of Inspiring Leaders to overcome Religious Conflict”. This was followed by a Panel Discussion moderated by Mr. Dilip D’souza. Our student, Mikael D’souza too was part of the discussion. The vote of thanks was given by Fr. Magi Murzello. The yearly journal was released during the session.