Saturday, 14 November 2015

Wild Life Week Celebrations @ MJC

Wild Life Week is an initiative by Wild Life Federation to expose children to wonders of nature and wild life. It is celebrated in the first week of October every year by organizing some special activities connected with the wild life conservation.

In connection with 'Wild Life Week' celebrations at MJC Dr.G.Nithya Organizing Secretary, Ms.Pratheeba and Ms.Bannari, Co-ordinators, Department of Zoology, Michael Job College of Arts and Science for Women organised various competitions like Drawing, Oratorical and Essay writing on 05.10.2015 and 06.10.2015 in our college premises. Around 25 students from various departments participated in the competitions. 

The essay writing and oratorical competitions were structured to encourage originality of thought of the students. The judges for the essay and oratorical competitions were Ms.Gokilavani and Ms.Suganthi.

The drawing competition similarly brought out their creativity and demonstrated high level of awareness among the students. The title for drawing competition was “Wild Life”. Dr.Vijayalakshmi judged the paintings of our students and kept their spirits high.   

The valedictory function of “Wild Life Week” was celebrated on 07.10.2015 in our Seminar hall, IT building. As a part of the function students of Zoology department enthusiastically participated and were dressed as animals who invited our guests by giving wild life awareness notices. The celebration was blessed with the presence of guests of honour Dr.N.Ezhilarasi, Asst.Professor, Govt.ArtsCollege, Coimbatore, Dr.D.Rajmohan, Asst.Professor, Kongunadu Arts and Science College,Coimbatore  and Mr.Ramesh Arumugam, Secretary, GEM Trust as guest of honour Mr.Babu.P.Varu, Trustee and Dr.Lali Thomas, Principal MJCAS.

The celebration started with a prayer song followed by the lighting of the lamp by our trustee Mr.Babu.P.Varu, Dr.Lali Thomas, Principal, our Guests of Honour for the day and Vice Principal Ms.S.R.Dhanalakshmi. Welcome address was given by Ms.Soumia of I M.Sc Zoology. All the dignitaries on the dais were presented with mementos by our Zoology faculties. 

The key note address was delivered by our Chief Guest Dr.N.Ezhilarasi on the topic “THRETANEND BIRDS OF INDIA.” She spoke about the various types of birds and their habitats and gave some valuable ideas to protect the wild birds and animals. After her address around 10.45am, refreshment was given to the gathering.  Dr.D.Rajmohan presided
over the event and gave a lecture on the topic “WE AND WILD”. In his speech, he explained the importance of wildlife for healthy environment. By 11.30am our Guest of honour, Mr.Ramesh Arumugam, discussed about the environment and solid waste management.
Our guests visited the models displayed by our Zoology department students. Around twenty five models were presented by the students and they explained in detail about their project to the guests and the visitors. Their work exhibited their interest in conserving the biodiversity.

The event was followed by prize distribution for the various competitions regarding wild life week. In the Oratorical competition (English) the first prize was bagged by Ms. Protima Kami from III year BA English Literature. She was followed by Ms.Vimala from III year BA English Literature. In the Oratorical competition (Tamil) the first prize was
bagged by Ms.C.Baghyalakshmi from IInd year B.Sc Zoology followed by Ms.M.Ramya from Ist year BA Tamil Literature. In the essay writing competition (English) first prize was won by Ms.Smyrna Karjee from IInd year BA English Literature and second prize by Ms.V.Gowri of II B.Sc Zoology. In the essay writing competition (Tamil) first prize was won by Ms.G.Nivetha of II nd year B.Sc Zoology. She was followed by S.Gayathri of IInd year  B.Sc Zoology. In drawing contest, Ms.K.Saranya of Ist year B.Com (CA) won the first prize and she was followed by Ms.Nilima Mukhiya of IInd year BA English literature.  

Ms.Gowri of IInd year B.Sc Zoology delivered the Vote of thanks. At last honorable guests planted trees in the college campus. Ms.SaraJose, IIIrd year B.Sc Zoology and Ms.Sowmia, Ist year M.Sc Zoology were the master of ceremony. The function concluded with the National sAnthem.


Glimpses of various events organized during “Wildlife Week-2015”

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

MJC Students on Educational Visit to Sulur Post Office

At MJC we have have been taking a conscious effort to widen exposure of our girls by providing an insight into a wide range of professional possibilities. India Postal Department has come out with a recruitment drive and some of our students have decided appear for the entrance examination.
In the light of this interest in this career opportunity 16 of our interested College  girls went  to Sulur Post  Office to understand the activities of the postal department.  Mr S. Devaraj,  the Postmaster warmly welcomed the children.  He directed Mrs. Ramya  K,  Postal Assistant  Clerk  to give a brief She  gave a  helpful introduction of  the  Post  Office  and  its  functions.  It was an interactive  session  in English where the students were able to answer questions put forth.  Later  Mrs. T Jhansi, GTS MD took over.
Mr S. Devaraj then took  time from his hectic saturday schedule to personally give the students a tour of the office and its various counters. The students  for the  first  time  came  to  know   the  difference between ordinary post, speed post  and registered post  with their respective costs. He  also explained  the various  Saving  Schemes provided  by  the  Postal  department.

For  half  an  hour,  Mr  S Devaraj  explained  in  length the  various schemes  available for  the  common  man  such  as - Monthly Income Scheme [MIS], Senior Citizen Saving Scheme Accounts[SCSS], Small  Saving Scheme Account [SSS], Sukanya Samrithi Scheme, Kisan Vikas Patra  etc. The  students also  interacted  by  asking  questions  and clearing their  doubts.  He  also introduced  staff  who  joined  as ordinary  postwomen and  have now  have reached  great  heights. Mr.S. Devaraj  gave  himself  as living  example -  he too  joined  as  an ordinary  postman  and  is  now  the Post Master  of Sulur. He  stressed upon  hard  work,  sincerity  and determination. He  also encouraged the  college  girls  by  giving  a  vivid picture  of  the  past  postal scenario  with  the  present, for example previously the  postman  had to walk on  improper  roads  and cycles  were  expensive  to purchase but  now  you can deliver  letters on  a  two-wheeler  which  makes your daily  trips  quicker, easier  and  less  tiring.

Photographs  were  taken.  Everyone  enjoyed  themselves. It  was strongly  felt by  the  students  that  there  should  be  more  of  such educational  trips  in the  near  future  for  more  exposure,  better understanding   and  for better development of  the  girls.
This  Postal visit  was  a  great  exposure  for  all, both students  and  staff. We thank   Mr S  Devaraj, Sulur Post Master  and  his  staff  for  taking  time  to encourage  the  girls  and  to equip  them  with  relevant  knowledge.  We thank Dr Lali Thomas,  Mr  Joseph  Elias, Mr  P V  Kuruvila, Mr Lijo  John and Ms Dorothy Lawrence for  their  support.