Friday, 20 March 2015

Citizenship Training Camp - 2015

The B Ed College at MJC (Michael Job Memorial  College of Education for Women) once again organized our  Citizenship Training Camp for B.Ed., trainees with a  view to sensitize the participants on  ‘ Civic sense and social skills”  and to be more aware of the rights and duties of a good citizen.

The participants were divided into four groups, each with a leader. Each and every participant was given clear responsibilities for the day with instructions and guidelines before the commencement of the camp.

The five day programme was conducted in the college premises from 19th Jan’15 to 23rd Jan 2015. The first day began with a grand inaugural function.Mrs.R.Gokilavani, Asst.Prof in Bio.Sc.Edu, welcomed the gathering. Mr.Babu.V.Varu lit the traditional lamp and declared the camp open. The camp

Co-ordinator briefed the objectives of the camp. Mr.Mathew Philip, in his Presidential address, indicated the importance of citizenship.

Dr.Ajex Rumavathy, Principal, Bishop Appasamy college of Education, Coimbatore, clearly explained the duties of a teacher in moulding the future citizens of our nation. Mr.KuruvillaVarghese, Dr.Devanesan Sanjeevi,Principal, Mr.Shyam Trinath and Mr.Venkataraman wished all the students for the success of the camp. Ms.Arthika, student, proposed the Vote of Thanks.

Ten scientific sessions were organized to equip the participants to gain knowledge about good citizenship which included Bio-Diversity, Stress & Time Management,EPIC’3’ MADE, Tamil debate on Women’s Development ,Health Education , First aid, Child Protection issues, Human Rights and Women Empowerment, Personality Development and Positive Thinking. Experts in the concerned fields were invited to deliver the seminars.

For the purpose of developing different skills, Competitions like singing, oratorical, debate, drawing and painting were organized for the participants.                 

An Exposure visit was arranged to G.D Naidu Museum and Regional Science Center which gave a different experience.

On The final day, all the participants displayed the articles made of waste materials (on the concept ‘Wealth from waste’). Prizes were distributed to the winners of the various competitions.

All the participants were enriched by the variety of experiences.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Renaissance 15

Renaissance is MJC cultural festival. We started this in 2013 with the idea of giving our children opportunity to learn how to manage an event, compete with their peers, and to have a chance to interact with a broader set of people from the society around.

In the first year this was limited to college students and was organized by the Michael Job College of Arts and Science for Women. In the subsequent year we introduced this at the school level which is organized by Michael Job Matriculation Higher Secondary School.

Following this tradition we organized Renaissance 15 (Senior and Junior) in January this year. The inter-school competitions (Renaissance – Junior) were held on 23rd Jan and inter-college competitions (Renaissance – Senior) on 24th Jan.

Around 150 students from difference schools participated in Renaissance Junior. Competitions were held in the areas of Singing (Solo & Group), Dancing (Solo & Group), Elocution (Tamil & English) Flower Arrangement and so on.

Overall Trophy-  Thiru Janardhana Matriculation HS
Thiru Janardhana Matriculation Higher Secondary School walked away with the overall trophy.We had as Chief Guests Rev. Jacob Thomas and  Rev.James Thomas,

Around 190 Students from 17 colleges participated for Renaissance Senior. Competitions were held in the area of Singing (Solo & Group) Dancing (Solo & Group), Elocution (Tamil & English) and so on.

Dr P P Job Memorial Trophy for the overall winner won by CMS College for Arts & Science Coimbatore . 
Over all Trophy CMS College - Coimbatore

Mr B Vijayan IAS (Retd Chief Secretary of Goa), Ms Devyanni Khobragade IFS and MR Bobby Chemmanur were Guests of Honour who motivated the children and and gave away the prices to the winners.

The students of MJC thrilled the audience with their variety entertainment.

Stars of MJC

The Students of MJC put up stall exhibiting the variety of farm products from their kitchen garden during both the days. Visitors were excited to see this initiative by the student and were too happy to take these to their home. All of them contributed to encourage such activities.

Along with this exhibition of farm products, the students also put up a gaming arcade which had very active participation 

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Dengue Awareness Programme

The Dengue Awareness Program was conducted on 31st January 2015 in our college premises.  An awareness program is started with a meeting of students and teachers. More than 100 students and faculty members assembled in the hall. The walls of the hall were pasted with posters of Dengue Awareness.

The meeting started with the demonstration of the causes and warning signs of Dengue illness by Mrs.P.Pratheeba, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology.  She also gave a stepwise approach to the management of Dengue and preventive measures and controls of breeding of Aedes mosquitoes which spreads Dengue.

The Dengue Awareness films were shown to the students which illustrated the sources and measures to control the Dengue illness.

The students with Principal and staff took the health pledge to take steps to eradicate the dengue fever completely.

The students and staff moved around the whole campus to verify whether there are any potential breeding areas of mosquitoes like unused sumps and GLR inside the campus. All stagnant possible sources for stagnant water like tires, plastic cups, coconut shells, plastic bottles, broken pots etc were removed from the college premises and surroundings.

All unwanted containers and waste materials lying in the college premises were removed. Such materials were loaded on to the garbage collection vehicle. They sealed the cement tanks with plates to prevent mosquito breeding. The water storage containers were thoroughly washed with bleaching powder and brush. Water chlorination were also take place to avoid breeding of mosquitoes in the syntex tanks. 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Renaissance 15 - Cubs

In 2013 we at MJC commenced a cultural festival. In the first year it was only for college students. In 2014 we expanded Renaissance to have competitions for School Children.

In 2015 as a prelude to Renaissance we organised a KidFest for the Kindergarten kids as a forerunner to Renaissance 15. We had 150 little ones from various schools participating.

There were competition for fancy dress, drawing, storytelling and recitation of poetry. The children had lots of fun and there were lots of nice food. 

The whole program was managed by the high school students of MJC 

Thursday, 15 January 2015


Babu Varu
The day started with our Morning Assembly which started at 9.30 am with a prayer song. Subsequently we distributed Christmas presents for the Students at Sabina Hostel and the dedicated Staff of MJC. The gifts were presented by Babu P Varu, Rev.Dr.Sabu Philip, Mr.Joseph Elias and Adv Pradep Raj.

Rev Dr Sabu Philip
After the Christmas Lunch we proceeded to the Auditorium as a procession accompanied by our MJC band.  Joseph Elias Superintend of the Campus welcomed all those joined us for the celebration. T Koshy gave the presidential address which was followed by scintillating speech by the chief guest Rev Dr Sabu Philip. Babu Varu and Mathew Philip Dy CEO, MJC shared their message for the newyear. Ms Akila of 1st year MA English was the Master of Ceremony. Vote of Thanks were given by Mrs Geetha Vice Principal of B Ed College. 
T Koshy

From our students Christmas messages were delivered by Ms.Vimala, II B.A., Ehglish, Ms.Aileen Joseph - XI Std Ms.Motha - III Std who were selected based on a competition and they were given special prices for this effort

We also had a variety of cultural programs presented by the talented students of MJC. 

After dinner we had a candle light procession say thanks to our god for all what he did for us in the year that went by and to pray for his guidance in the year to come.

Santa was with us with his bag of goodies and the little ones were thrilled playing with him

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Rebecca & Martha make MJC proud

Rebecca and Martha are our old students, They joined MJC when they were very young and now completed their education at MJC. Rebecca has finished her Post Graduation and Martha her Graduation. Now they are working  and living with their sisters and brother in Bangalore.  

These girls after having spent around 14 years at this centre and educated under the guidance of Late Dr. P.P. Job have been more than proud to be back to MJC to share their pride with their friends after and when they started working. They came over and hosted a special dinner for the those still studying at MJC on the occasion of the "Children Day".

Following is an article written by Rebecca on how MJC changed their life

Martha & Rebecca
My sister Martha and I were admitted to MJC by Uncle Job when we were very young, I was only ten years old and my sister was barely seven.  We knew nothing of where we were going. Often we asked our mom and she just told us that we are going to a better place for education. As normal kids we whined a lot, telling her we do not want to leave but she  made us happy with few chocolate bars. I still remember those days as if it happened yesterday; we were in Imphal waiting for our bus to take us to the train station. Mom sat with us, prayed for us and all the while my sister and I did not shed a single tear. Even then I had a feeling that we were going to a beautiful place and I will make mom proud. We didn't know that it was the last time we were ever gonna see our mom (She passed away in 2005 while we were at the centre). Had we known, we could have clung to her a little longer, wailed and begged her not to let us go but as the truth says “God has a Plan & Purpose for Us”. We had lost our father when I was only five.

I can say with confidence that ‘had we not been accepted by Uncle Job, we would not be where are today. He educated us, taught us everything we need to know and blessed us with his inspiring life story. Looking back at our life under his guidance I’m awed at how much he loved us and I know for sure that there will not be another person as dedicated in serving Children’s needs more than he did. He loved us dearly and clearly I don’t recall him having any partiality. When we were still very young during 2000-2005; He would visit us often and when he does, us girls used to stand in line to shake hands with him and cry like babies when he leaves for Delhi. I never got the privilege to sit on his lap as I was a little older then. But my sister Martha told me she sat on his lap with many of her friends and he taught them to sing ‘Amen…’ chorus.

My sister was a naughty girl and most probably many would have heard the story of her falling two storeys. When she fell, I was cleaning tables in the dining hall, engrossed in my own world and had no idea of what happened. Only when some girls came running to me did I know something was wrong. I rushed to the spot and there was Uncle almost in tears and they carried my sister to a room nearby; Uncle Job and the pastor laid hands on her and prayed.  He stayed with her until she woke up, took her on an evening walk holding her hands. 

Dr Job and Rebecca

During the first years of the institution, Uncle used to take all of us for evening walks and most would fight with one another to hold his hands. If I am not wrong, we used to run as fast as we could to hold his hands and again, I never got that privilege but my sister did. The reason I am sharing this story is because I want to let you know how much a blessing it is to be adopted by Uncle Job. He really is noble man and not what the papers would have portrayed him to be.  

I have other similar incidents where Uncle has proved to be our father over and over again but sharing all of them would have to take many pages. Ha ha. . . The one thing I most liked about him is his Persistence. I am a very shy girl and do not indulge publicly like my younger sister. Like many other, Uncle Job sure did notice that which is why he often tell of our tales (My sister and mine) in chapels calling it ‘Inheritance’ and ‘Achieved leadership’. He forced me to get involved in many leadership activities, taught me to take initiative and succeeded in making me a leader or in his terms ‘Achieved leadership’. I wouldn't lie, I was often angry when he pushed me to come out of my comfort shell but today I am more than grateful that I listened to him even when I didn't want to. You see, my father passed away when I was very little and Uncle coming into my life has never made me long for a dad, He really was a father to us all. I like to think that he was more caring than any father could have been.

Now Martha and I are working and living in Bangalore with family.  I work as a Sales Executive at Pearson’s Educational Services and Martha, a Quality Analyst at TLI Software. Though I studied IT at the center, right now I am in sales but I enjoy what I do. It’s wonderful how things take good turns when we let God work in us. I am under training for software testing after which I will be a software tech. We are what we are because of all the prayers of the supporters the mission Uncle Job started.

The Christmas season is here and we yearn so much to spend our time at the center. It is during these months June and December that our feelings for MJC heighten even more as it during these times that we all gather and make merry. The Christmases, the conferences, the skits, the special foods, dances etc are memories that we will never forget and will be with us for the rest of our lives. A big part of our lives is spent there, the center and everything that’s got to do with its welfare has also become our responsibility or in other words we feel responsible for the Center’s well-being.

It’s been almost a year and half that I left the center while Martha left in 2011. She left prior to me because she was diagnosed with a dreaded skin disease called ‘Phemphigus Vulgaris’. The course of her treatment was a terrible phase of our life and so my family decided it was best she came home. Even after being out of the campus Uncle Job still kept himself updated with her progress and also assisted financially. I have personally witnessed his benevolent concern for all of usl, only the girls in the centre or out will know what a wonderful and generous God-father he had been. Since being accepted by Uncle Job in 2000, we have not gone back to our native Manipur. We don’t look forward to going there however we are always excited about our next visit to the center. Especially my sister has already been planning her next visit, telling me that she wants to volunteer while being on a holiday from work. Martha hopes that someday she can be a missionary and serve the children like her but again that’s her plan for now and we all know everything is in God’s hands but with time and maturity our plans often changes. MJC has become a part of our lives and we keep ourselves updated with the blog from the center.

My family and I are more than grateful for all the things that the center has done for us. Uncle Job and Aunty Mary for their generous contribution to our growing up, the staff members and everyone included for moulding us to be independent and hardworking. We thank you for making us part of an amazing family. We will always support and pray for the good of the center.

We are really proud to call ourselves MJC alumnae

Friday, 12 December 2014

Screening of Documentary Film on – KARMAVEERAR KAMARAJ

We organised screening of a documentary film about the great leader Thiru.Kamaraj who gave special attention to education especially to the poor and down trodden. This film gave an opportunity to the students to understand the special qualities of Thiru. Kamaraj which is an example to follow.

This was an initiative by Michael Job College of Arts And Science For Women on the advice of Mrs. T.Tamil Selvi, Director of Collegiate Education, Chennai