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The XXVIth, Fr. Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy National Debate

The XXVIth, Fr. Joris Memorial Nihil Ultra Trophy National Debate will be held at the College Auditorium from 05.00 PM onwards, on Saturday, the 08th of April, 2017.

One of the most sought after in the Xaverian calendar of events and a forerunner in the debating circles of the city. 

The Motion of the Debate is, "In the opinion of the House, This House Believes that Terrorism has now been Legitimised". 

The chairperson of the debate will be Dr. Kunal Sarkar.

 Speakers for the Motion are: 

  1. Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar – (Former Indian diplomat, Former Cabinet Minister)
  2. Ms. Mahuya Moitra – (Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly)
  3. Mr. Ajoy Kumar – (Member of Parliament, former IPS officer
  4. Mr. Jawhar Sircar – (Former CEO, Prasar Bharati, Ex-Culture Secretary)
  5. Mr. Ashoke Viswanathan – (National Award Winning Film Maker)

Speakers against the motion are:

  1. Mr. Sambit Patra – (Spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party)
  2. Ms. Ritabhari Chakraboty – (Actress)
  3. Mr. Abhijit Bhattcharya – (National Security Adviser)
  4. Mr. Kirti Azad - (Member of Parliament & Former Cricketer)
  5. Ms. Nagma Sharan – (Senior Editor, NDTV, India)

Members are requested to collect their Invitation cards from Room No. 5 from 27th March onwards.

Should you require any further clarifications, please contact the following:

1.Mr. Bharat Baid
2.Mr. Jayajit Biswas
3.Mr. Monojit Ghose
4.Mr. Nalin Jain

International Women's Day

International Women's Day was celebrated at the Raghabpur campus on 5th March 2017. About 200 women from 8 different villages assembled for this celebration which was organised by the Department of Social Work & NSS in collaboration with the SXCCAA Women's Forum. The day began with an input session presented by Dr. Saswati Chaudhuri of Commerce department (Morning).

Father J. Felix Raj, SJ, Principal of St. Xavier's College and Vice Chancellor of St. Xavier's University was present for the celebration and was felicitated on behalf of all the villages for his outstanding contribution to these villages and for making education available to the rural students.

A meaningful dance drama performed by the students of XADAM set the tone for the group discussion that followed. The village women expressed their challenges and gave suggestions as well. The American students who were also present for the programme were moved by the simplicity of the womenfolk. Language was not a barrier for them to communicate and they enjoyed their participation.

The Women's Forum organised outdoor games post lunch and was happily surprised to see some women dancing.

The Director of Social Work & NSS, Ms. Cheryl Francis thanked Fr. Principal for his constant support and for his concern towards the rural students. She also thanked the NSS Team along with almost 50 volunteers for helping to make this day so special. As a follow up of this programme, the NSS team will be visiting all these villages soon, to form core groups and conduct capacity building workshops for the women.