JDV Inauguration Report
Theme: Faith that Heals and Builds Nations
Report of Inaugural Mass, Inaugural Function, SC Elections, SC Installation Program
The JDV inaugural mass for the academic year 2018-19 was held on 7th of June at 8.30 am in the Papal Seminary Chapel. The theme for the Holy Eucharist was “Faith that Heals and Builds Nations”.This solemnEucharist was presided over by Most. Rev. BartholBarretto, the Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay and concelebrated by the President, Registrar, Deans, Campus Superiors and JDV staff priests. At the beginning of the Mass the new comers as well as the whole JDV faculty, staff and students were welcomed by Rev. Fr. Selva Rathinam SJ, the president of JDV. The whole JDV family was moved in prayer and implored the gifts of the Holy Spirit to lead all throughout this academic year.
The inaugural functiontook place soon after the Holy Eucharist, in the papal hall at 10.30 am. Dr. VivekMonterio, the founder, Navnimiti, HomiBbhabha Science Education Awardee, Mumbai was the chief guest and the key note speaker of the inaugural function. The chief guest,Dr. VivekMonteriowas felicitated with shawl and saplings by Fr. Selva Rathinam the president of JDV. Then the new dean was welcomed and appreciation for former dean was expressed by Fr. Selva Rathinam SJ in his annual report address.
On this auspicious occasion,book releasing ceremony also took place, namely of Fr. Francis Gonsalves, Fr. Stephen Jeyard and one of social science department from Philosophy section. The first book was released by Dr. VivekMonterio and the first copy was given to Fr. Selva Rathinam SJ; the second book was released by Fr. Mohan Doss SVD and the first copy was given to Fr. Gonsalves SJ, and the third book was released by Fr. Kuruvilla and the first copy was given to Fr. Jose Thayil SJ. After the Book Release, a video was presented recapitulating last year events of JDVSC. The function came to the end with Vote of thanks by Bro. Raja, the chairperson of JDVSC, and with JDV anthem.
JDV Students’ CouncilElections
JDVSC’ Formal meeting was held on 14thJune, Thursday to distribute the responsibilities in view of elections. The council was divided into two teams one for philosophy section andthe other for theology section. The meeting was headed by Bro. Mosey, the acting chairperson and Bro. Sunil Pinto, the cultural wing coordinator. The statues of JDVSC were discussed for better animation of elections. The chief elections in charges were Bro. Mosey and Bro. Sunil Pinto.
The preliminary elections were conducted in both philosophy and theology sections on 18th June, 2018. And the top three leading candidates from each wing were selected for the final round of elections. The election for PG students was held on 20th June, in PG Block in the presence of Bro. Mosey, the acting chairperson. The final round of elections was held on 21st June, 2018 and the new JDVSC candidates were formed as per the wings and the final list was put out with the authoritative signature from Fr. ArjenTere SJ, the JDVSC staff animator and the chief election commissionerBro. Mosey. It was indeed decent and everything went on well.
After having finalized the students’ council members, the first meetingfor newly elected council members was held on 22ndJune, 2018 at 4.15 pm in PG block, lecture hall number 4. Fr. ArjenTete SJ, the JDVSC staff animator was present along with Bro. Mosey, the acting chairperson and other outgoing council members. The program was started with prayer and words of welcome. Then the new JDVSC introduced themselves to each other. The animator shared his expectations and wishes for the upcoming year. Afterward, the chairperson from 3rd theology and secretary from 3rd year philosophy were elected. The new JDVSC Chairperson Elected was Bro. Freddy SVD. Then all the wingswere given guidelines to exercise their responsibilities well. The meeting ended with photo sessions.
JDVSC Installation Ceremony:
The students’ council installation ceremony was held on 28th June, 2018 at 12.00 pm in papal seminary hall. Fr. Selva Rathinam, the president addressed the gathering and wished all the very best to the new council members headed by Bro. Freddy. Fr. ArjenTete, the animator took charge of leading the oath taking Ceremony and examining the acceptance of the candidates to work for the betterment of the institution.The outgoing JDVSC were felicitated with certificates and the new council was welcomed with flowers. The files of each wing were exchanged as the sign of handing over the responsibility to the new council members. Then new chairperson addressed the gathering with his words of gratitude to the outgoing council members and expressed the hope and encouragement from his own new council members.
On this favorable occasion, Fr. JesurajSVD released his Book. The book was released by Fr. Selva Rathinam, the President and first copy was presented to Fr. Thomas Malliparathu SVD. Finally the program was ended with JDV anthem.