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

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Dr Lali Thomas presents paper in Bharathiar University

Dr.Lali Thomas ,(Principal) of Michael Job Arts & Science College for Women presented her paper on “Women Leadership in academic arena” in UGC sponsored national seminar in Bharathiar University. The paper was well received and appreciated..

She also chaired the forenoon session in the seminar. 

Remembering Gandhi

On 30th January 2014 Michael & John Job Group of Institutions paid homage to the great leader, Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of our Nation – by commemorating the 66th anniversary of his death. 

On that day the morning assembly was followed by a play – The Salt March enacted by the students of classes IX and XI. The play threw light into the struggles of Gandhiji to overthrow the salt laws of the British Government. 

After the National Anthem the students marched back to their classes which recreated the effect of the Dandi March. At 11.00am the whole school stood in silent homage for the National Hero

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MJC produces Rank Holders again…

The Arts and Science College for Women at MJC has once again produced three rank holders in the year 2014

1. Backiyam.S              M.Com (IT)             First Rank    (Gold Medalist)

2. Akhila Variyar           BA(English)            Second Rank

3. Ponmani.A                M.Sc(Zoology)        Third Rank

Congratulations to the rank holders and the team that helped them to make it happen

Friday, 3 October 2014

Fresher'day 2014

We celebrated our college day cum fresher’s day celebrate the new academic year and to welcome our new comers on 24th September 2014. For these youngsters this is a big change; from the school environment to the college environment, from a child to a young adult with more responsibilities to own their decision. The fresher’s day was also meant to remind them of this change and the new comers were very enthusiastic and were overwhelmed with joy.
Dr Sanjeevi, Mr Shaym, Mr Mathew, Ms Geeta
The programme started with the prayer song followed by the Lighting the Lamp; by the leadership of MJC, Mr.Shyam Trinath - Educational Consultant, Mr.Mathew Philip - Deputy CEO, Dr.Lali Thomas – Principal of Arts and Science College, Dr.Devanesan Sanjeevi – Principal of Education College, Mrs.Krishnapriya – Principal of School.  

Dr Lali Thoma
The college report and the welcome address were given by Dr.Lali Thomas.  

The day’s chief guest Mr.Shyam Trinath addressed the gathering after the invocation dance.  

The variety entertainment program the students organized was a feast for our eyes and ears.  The variety was awesome dances and included a traditional folk dance expressing express joy of celebration, Dandiya dance with pair of colourfully decorated sticks originating from state of Gujarat, Fusion Dance integrating western and eastern styles and brilliant rendition of a number of motivational songs.
Mr Syham Trinath
Ms Geeta
The cultural programme ended with a fashion Show depicting the attire of different states of India Saree which is a South Asian female garment.  The fashion show was appreciated by everybody.  The program ended with the national anthem and vote of thanks by Mrs.Geetha – Prof. of B.Ed. College.
The decoration of the John Job auditorium for the function stage was done by our Sabina students. It was mind blowing and everybody appreciated their talent.  For successful and efficient organisation we had an organizing committee with Mrs.A.Petricia, Ms.B.Arunapriya, Mrs.D.Yamuna as members. This team broke up the whole program to different discreet activates and each activity was the responsibility of  a team of a teacher and student volunteers 
 The overall supervision was by Mrs. S.R. Dhanalakshmi and Mrs. S.Ponnammal.  The program anchors were students Ms.Sehanaz Begum (in English) and Ms.Arunya (in Tamil).
Report by  A. Dominica Petricia,  D.Yamuna,  B. Arunapriya 
Take a look at some wonderful performances...

Teacher's Day 2014

The teacher’s day celebration at MJC was special this year. The student’s took up the initiative to organize this They put together a memorable show which touch the hearts of the whole campus. 

The Class 12 student’s also made this opportunity as a special program to bid farewell to their teachers 

The children put together a grant variety entertainment program.

This was followed by lunch for all the teachers and students.

We also arranged for a movie ‘Tare Zameeen Per” which is a tale of a child afflicted with autism.

Take a look at some of the outstanding performances.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

International Women's Day Celebration at MJC

Ms. Surya Suganya
We celebrated International Women’s Day at MJC on 7th March 2014. The anchor for the ceremony was Ms. Surya Suganya. 

Program started with a prayer song by Mrs.Salestina Prakash & Group which was followed welcome speech by Mrs. Rakhee Varma.  Mrs. N.Shanmugapriya recited a poem about women. A PowerPoint presentation on the most powerful and successful women in the past and the present was made by the Staff of Arts and Science college.

Ms Sathya
Ms Rakhee Varma
Ms.R.S.Sathya gave a talk on women. She explained that a woman strives to be caring, loving, giving, strong, resolute, firm and compassionate.  She also shared the transition of the role of women across the ages. She remembered the special focus of MJC that has been established by our founder Dr.P.P.Job on eradication of the female infanticide and uplifting of the womenfolk.

          ‘KUDOs’ to this vision that has motivated MJC to live and work for
·        Providing quality education for deserving girl children
·        Creating Awareness in the society  
·        Setting Career goal for girls.

Ms. Ponnammal
 The celebration came to end by the Vote of Thanks by Mrs.S.Ponnammal.

Report Prepared by Mrs.Dominica Petricia and Yamuna and Ms.B.Arunapriya

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Graduation Day 2014

Come June and it is time for us to celebrate our academic achievement. 29th June 2014, was our eighth graduation day.  On this day, we celebrated not just graduation of students of our graduate and post-graduate programs; we also celebrated our key milestones like Class 12, Class 10 and Class 4.

T Koshy
Mr T Koshy in his welcome speech congratulated all the students and staff of the stellar performance of our students in School and College. He also gave a brief summary of the achievements of MJC students and staff which in addition to the academic performance included (i) NAAC accreditation by B Ed and M Ed College, Special Training organized for the teachers during summer holidays (iii) installation of solar heating system and automating chapatti making machine for the kitchen (iv) special decoration of nursery classes (v) significant in house production of vegetables and fruits (vi) self-sufficiency in coconut milk and ghee requirement of the hostel and so on.

Dr Mary Job

Dr (Mrs) Mary Job, Chairman of MJC in her introductory speech highlighted importance of learning to ‘think’. She also shared her views on challenges in making choices that we all face and a healthy approach to address this challenge.

Dr John V George IPS (Retd)

Dr John V George IPS (Retd) shared his memories about Dr P P Job the founder of MJC and the vision he had for MJC.

We have been lucky again to be blessed with many luminaries who were kind enough to be with us on this great day.  We had Dr Cyriac Thomas. Member, National Commission for Minority Education as our Chief Guest for the day.

Dr Cyriac Thomas

Arvind Kumar IAS
Mr Arvind Kumar IAS gave a very motivating speech wherein he shared the opportunities for our students in the Government Sector and he exhorted our students to prepare for this. He also promised to support MJC in establishing a training program for this.

Mr Zakir Thomas IRS

Mr Zakir Thomas IRS shared two wonderful real life stories of girls who have managed great achievements in spite of the challenging background they come from

Mr Mohan Menon
Mr Mohan Menon who is a highly respected Industrialist from Coimbatore graciously accepted our invitation and was with us. He gave andeloquent speech andpromised to support MJC to build on the excellent foundation it has built

Mr Mathew Philip
The graduation ceremony was concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Mr Mathew Philip Dy CEO. He specially thanked Mr and Mrs George who have joined our team as volunteers giving significant support for the strengthening infrastructure and academic program. He also recognized Shayam and Venky who have come over to give us a helping hand as volunteers. This was followed by a lunch for all those students, families and visitors who attended the ceremony