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The winners of Com-Carnival cultural competitions at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchi.

The winners of Com-Carnival cultural competitions at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchi.  



A large number of students from various colleges participated in various events at the ‘Com-Carnival’ cultural competitions conducted by the Department of Commerce of St. Joseph’s College. While the inter-collegiate competitions comprised 10 events, six events formed intra-class competitions.

The events were designed in such a way that they were completely related to students with a commerce background. Business quiz; product launch; rangoli; western dance; stress interview; mime; folk dance; best manager; elocution and poster making formed part of the events. Cauvery College for Women emerged as the overall winner in the inter-collegiate event and the runner-up trophy went to Jamal Mohamed College.

The overall winners in the inter-class competitions were III B.Com ‘A’ and the runners-up were I M. Com. Abu Kalam, AGM, State Bank of India, was the chief guest at the inaugural. Rev. R. Rajarathinam, principal, presided. K. Rengarajan, industrialist and chairman, Reddy Educational Trust, gave away the prizes at the valediction. V. Sujatha, principal, Cauvery College, was a special invitee.

A day-long UGC-sponsored seminar on ‘History through literature’ was conducted by the Department of History of Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College. The focus of the seminar was to create an awareness on the usage of literature as a source for historical research. The Head of the Department of Tamil of Bishop Heber College, K. Subash Chandra Bose, in his inaugural address commended the college for its rich heritage and pursuit of excellence in women’s education. He emphasised the role of history and literature for the growth and development of a nation.

The inaugural was followed by sessions. K. Veni Devi, HoD of History of the college, in her session said that literature reflected history. She also stressed that the students should learn to infer the historical facts from the imaginary novels, poems, ballads and legends and see the need for handling these sources in a cautious way to reconstruct to promote the past. S. Usha, Reader, Department of Sanskrit of the college, also spoke.

Aurora Club, Department of English, Cauvery College for Women, conducted an inter-collegiate debate on the topic ‘terrorism may be guided by idealism’. Students from seven city colleges participated and displayed their debating talents. The former vice-principal, St. Joseph’s College, G. Balakrishnan, was the judge. The Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College team — A. V. Shinthiya and M. Karthiga — emerged victorious and bagged the ‘Patricia Joseph Rolling Shield’. The principal of the college, V. Sujatha, and the HoD of English, Hilda M. Thenmoli, gave away the prizes. The president of the Rotary Club of Tiruchi Midtown was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations organised by the Rotaract Club of the college.



SYED MUTHAHAR SAQAF

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