SXCCAA Women's Forum members organised one of the biggest philanthropic event of the year on Father's birthday at the Little Sister's of the poor. They arranged a proper birthday party for the house mates with caps , whistles and goody bags . Two budding Xaverians Rishabh Mukherjee and Himanshu put up a musical programee which had all the seniors on their feet . Women's forum donated 2 wheel chairs and 3 walkers for Father's Birthday. All our members came forward to contribute for this philanthropic event a special mention to few members for their generous contribution, namely ; Meetu Kakrania , Sujata Rampuria , Ruchita Bajaj ,Renu Agarwal Shalini Jain,Vritti Khosla , Sanjukta Mehendiratta , Sujata Bose, Vibha Chawla, Anisha Kishnani .
A heartfelt note was given by Father. The entire event was supported by our Honorary Secretary Mr. Firdausal Hasan. It was an amazing event and everyone enjoyed thoroughly. The event was followed by snacks.
On 21st june 2023 wmen forum had organized a monthly program. This time it was workshop on pro biotic drink which is called Kombucha by 4 ladies who are home brewing it. It was held in renowned venue called The Bhawanipore house.
In addition to the brewing the cafe helped us in showing and tasting Buddha Bowl which is a speciality in their cafe. The workshop was well attended by lot of members. In the end all enjoyed food and beverage.
On 19th May ,2023 ST.XAVIER'S COLLEGE CALCUTTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN’S FORUM had organised a fellowship in Scrapyard. It was a fun filled memorable event which was well attended by around 18 people. Ended with sumptuous food and lot of interesting games
SXCCAA Women's Forum organsied a make over workshop with Make Up Artist Megha Dixit Lakhotia on 10th of May at Credo Cafe . The workshop was well attended by members. Megha taught us the minute details if skin care and DIY make up for day and night both . It was an informative session with lots of queries answered and the members were extremely satisfied with the entire workshop.
On 18th April 2023, the Women's Forum of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association organized a philanthropy program at Mahaveer Seva Sadan. The event started at 3 pm and had participation from 7 forum members.
During the event, we got an opportunity to visit different sections and witness the great work done by the organization. We visited the Cerebral Palsy section and saw _Sensory integration therapy_ , which aims to help children with sensory processing difficulties to regulate and organize their senses. We also witnessed Eye clinic and Motion therapy for hyperactive patients.
One of the most remarkable experiences of the event was witnessing the manufacturing process of artificial limbs. Members saw how the measurements were taken and how the mold was made, and finally, the process of making the final product. We also witnessed the working of artificial limbs and were amazed at how it helped patients to regain their mobility and independence.
It was wonderful to see that the artificial limbs were making a huge difference in the lives of patients who had lost their limbs. Four patients were donated artificial limbs by the forum, and the members were filled with joy on seeing the happiness on their faces. It was a pleasure for the forum to contribute to making the lives of these patients easier and more comfortable.
In conclusion, the philanthropy program organized by the Women's Forum of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association at Mahaveer Seva Sadan was a huge success. The forum members got an opportunity to witness the great work done by the organization, and it was heartwarming to see the difference it made in their lives. The event was a great reminder of the importance of philanthropy and giving back to society.
SXCCAA Women's Forum members organised one of the biggest event of the year ... Women and Beyond, celebrating Women's Day. Program consisted of Panel discussion and felicitation of the unstoppable women like Ms. Monisha Pailan, acid attack survivor, Ms. Usha Uthup , eminent singer, Ms. Gargee Roychowdhury Actress, Ms. Raya Chatterjee renowned speaker. The program started with an amazing dance performance by renowned danseuse Ms. Jaya Seal Ghosh followed by a panel discussion of our guests. We heard some heart stirring stories about their lives and their journey.This was followed by a foot tapping performance by the legend Ms. Usha Uthup. It was an enthralling evening and the audience enjoyed thoroughly.
Report on Philanthropy Program by Women's Forum of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association at Sisters of the Poor
On 15th February 2023, the Women's Forum of St. Xavier's College (Calcutta) Alumni Association organized a philanthropy program at Sisters of the Poor. The event was held to celebrate the birthdays of geriatric members born in February. This report outlines the program and its events.
The program began with a warm welcome speech by Sister Bernadette, the sister in charge, who welcomed the Principal of St. Xavier's College, President of SXCCAA, Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio sj, along with the Women's Forum members, with great love, respect, and gratitude.
Rev. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio sj was invited to give a speech in which he expressed his gratitude for being among all the in-house members. He mentioned that the house holds a special place in his heart, and he would like to celebrate his birthday with them.
A cake was cut to celebrate the birthdays of all geriatric members born in February, along with a live musical program by our Forum member, Puja Agarwal. It was a delightful evening, and all the members present danced and sang songs along with some enthusiastic golden agers. Hot snacks and tea were served, which everyone relished.The program concluded with a vote of thanks by DarshitaTrivedi ,Convener of Women's Forum and the Mother Superior. Everybody left with a sense of fulfillment. The philanthropy program was a success and brought happiness and joy to all the members present.
SXCCAA Women's Forum members organised a fellowhip at The Bhawanipore Tea House . It is a heritage house turned into a cafe . An elaborate hi- tea was arranged with some fun games . The highlight was a lot of new members attending the same . All the members attended it with full energy. It was an enthralling evening over some delicious food and flavoured tea!
SXCCAA Women's Forum members organised a talk on Mind Miracles by Mrs. Shivani Agarwal. She is a life coach and wellness speaker who spoke about how our mind plays the catalyst in our lives. It was an eye opening session on how to condition our mind in a positive way. It was well attended by not only the members of forum but also our male alumni members and guests. It was an enthralling evening followed by hi-tea.
SXCCAA Women's Forum members organised a day out at the heritage Alipore Jail Museum on 16th December . The centuries old jail was recently converted into a beautiful museum telling us the brave stories of our freedom fighters. It was a nostalgic evening leaving everyone in thought of the struggles of our freedom fighters . The walk was followed by a coffee adda session in the cafeteria . The evening concludes with a beautiful light and sound show that transported us to the era where are brave leaders fought for our independence. It was an evening that was fun yet everyone took an emotional part of it too .
ANNUAL TEA MEET 2022
The much awaited event on the SXCCAA calendar of events -The Annual Tea meet 2022 was on the 13th November.
The women's forum with the blessings of God Almighty, the support of our President Fr Dominic Savio and our dynamic secretary Firdausal hasan Started preparations to the event more than a month back with several round of meetings to chalk out each and every details to make the event successful.
The activities were lined up with a melodious and rocking performance by "Sourendro and Soumyojit" who set the mood just right.
This was followed by a series of protocol felicitations and invitees on stage and we wrapped up the evening with the performance by tollywood artist Rituparna Sengupta.
After the programme in the auditorium, the crowd was led to the field which was blooming with activities and decorative lighting all around and stalls of Tea, mouth watering snacks, Juice and desserts. The main attraction was the Treasure Island which was adorned by gifts like the Gold and Silver Coins.
Members even won a lot of gifts at the live fun quiz. Mercy Hospital ,Yellow Straw ,Chai Break, All you Knead and Eduaims had set up their stalls beautifully across the field.
We are thrilled to share that because of our members initiative,this year too we have been able to raise fund which is quite encouraging for us. It is a matter of great pride for all of us and thanks to all advisors and conveners who worked tirelessly to make this event successful.
On 17th August, 2022, ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE (CALCUTTA) ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV Celebrating 75years of Indian Independence as fellowship party at South City Mall. Members were present with dressed up in the tricolor theme. There was a best dressed competition and many more games were played and won by enthusiasts. It was a fun filled afternoon with great food. Members were given independence day badges and a tricolor cake was cut while all sang Desh Bhakti songs. Everyone left with fond memories and smiles in their faces.
On 5th August, 2022, ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE CALCUTTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised a WORKSHOP ON ZEN GARDENING. The session started with potting plants with the right amount of soil, minerals and vermicompost. Mrs. Dolly Nagrecha, a well known landscapist tought us how to balance nutrition and water in the right proportion for the plants, different varieties of indoor plants and how to maintain them. Later we decorated our pots with pebbles and figures. It was a fun filled session in which all participating members made their own zen garden. All queries were answered by our green crusader. It was a very helpful and informative session, much appreciated by all present. The programme ended with tea and refreshments. Everybody left with a sense of satisfaction.
WORKSHOP AT IIHM Kolkata
On 4th July , 2022, ST.XAVIER"S COLLEGE CALCUTTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised a workahop on Table decor,Summer mocktail making and Homemade pasta making at IIHM Kolkata. The workshop started at 3.30 and continued for two hours .
The programme started with the IIHM coordinator Ms. Sangeeta Chatterjee welcoming the guests introducing the IIHM faculty . The food and beverage team first explained the do's and don'ts of table setting and the perfect way of laying the table. Following that we were taught a mocktail 'Coconut Elixir' which was extremely delicious and easy to make. Following that we were taught home made pasta along with the sauces and fillings. The session was extremely interactive and interesting and lots of queries were answered. Mrs. Kavita Lohia gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Women's Forum. The programme ended with a High Tea and everybody left with a sense of satisfaction.
On 10th June, 2022, ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE (CALCUTTA) ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised a ZUMBA SESSION at Real Yoga Studio. The session started with Bollywood zumba by Gaurav Sir . It was a fun filled session in which all participating members burned a lot of calories and had fun too.After an hour there was a Yoga Session with Kaushik Sir who taught us to relax and open up our joints. It was a very helpful and informative session, much appreciated by all present. The programme ended with a Bowl of protein rich salad and everybody left with a sense of satisfaction.
FELLOWSHIP AND WORKSHOP ON MAKING E-CARD By Mrs. Kavita Lohia.
On 20th May , 2022, ST.XAVIER"S COLLEGE CALCUTTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised Fellowship and workshop on making E-Card at La Macario Cafe. The programme started at 3.30 and continued for one and a half hours.
The programme started with our member Mrs . Ritu Buwaria welcoming the guests and the speaker Mrs. Kavita Lohia. She made the session extremely interactive and interesting with teaching one to one on how to make e-invites, posters and reels . She made the session fun with quirky activities and involving the entire group . Mrs. Darshita Trivedi gave vote of thanks on behalf of the Women's Forum. The programme ended with a sense of satisfaction.
On 11th April, 2022, ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE (CALCUTTA) ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised a gourmet frozen delights workshop at Credo fasion cafe. .The programme started with emcee Mrs. Purnima Bothra welcoming the guests and introduced Ruchi Chandak,a well known homebaker in Kolkata and a certified pastry chef.She shared recipe of ARTISANAL ICE-CREAMS. It was a live ice- cream making session in which she taught ice-cream sandwich, ice-cream cake,Cornetto and choco bars.The workshop proved to be very helpful and informative and much appreciated by all present. Mrs. Purnima Bothra gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Women's Forum. The programme ended with a High Tea and everybody left with a sense of satisfaction.
SEMINAR ON "Fitness is the new fad" with Mr Ranadeep Moitra.
On 25th March 2022, ST.XAVIER"S COLLEGE CALCUTTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WOMEN'S FORUM organised a seminar on "Fitness is the new fad " at Room No.15.The seminar started at 6pm and continued for two hours . Reverend Father Dominic Savio SJ, Principal , St. Xaviers College , Kolkata and Mr. Firdausul Hasan, the Secretary of St.Xavier's College Calcutta Alumni Association were present on the occasion along with the guest for the evening Mr. Ranadeep Moitra , the fitness guru .
The programme started with Emcee Kavita Lohia welcoming the guests. This was followed by an inspiring speech by Father Dominic Savio SJ. This was followed by Mr. Ranadeep Moitra taking over the podium . He made the session extremely interactive and interesting with loads of queries answered by him . He broke a lot of myths about workout, posture and diet . The session went on for almost an hour and could go on longer with the interest shown by the audience . The audience comprised of Alumni members , guests and students of the third year batch of SXC. Our member Mrs. Pallavi Bajaj gave the vote of thanks on behalf of the Women's Forum. The programme ended with a High Tea and everybody left with a sense of satisfaction.