‘Aahan’ for school students inaugurated at St Thomas College

Central Chronicle News
Bhilai, Dec 11: St Thomas College launched a wholistic development programme titled “Aahan”. The College has adopted Government Primary School, Ruabandha for the implementation of this programme. Various skill development sessions for the students are planned under this. The basic computer literacy skills to the school students will be imparted by department of Computer Science of the College.
The spoken English skills of students would be enhanced by the department of English while the Psychology department would be focusing on boosting their soft skills. In order to assist them in their studies, the department of Education would undertake academic enrichment sessions.
“Aahan” is one among the many projects planned by St Thomas Mission Bhilai, the founding society of St Thomas College, as part of its Golden Jubilee. St Thomas Mission Bhilai was established in 1972 with the visionary Metropolitan Dr Stephanos Mar Theodosius of Blessed Memory as its founder director and it runs many educational and social development projects.
The project was inaugurated by Dr KV Rao, Block Education Officer in a solemn function which was presided over by His Grace Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, the director of St Thomas Mission. Dr MG Roymon, Principal STC, Fr Dr Joshi Varghese Administrator of the College and Dr Suja Varghese HoD, Mathematics also spoke on the occasion. The guests also distributed school bags, note books and stationery materials for the students. Himanshu Khandelwal and Vikas Tripathi, the alumni of the College had graciously sponsored the study materials for the students. The MoU between the College and the Government Primary School, Ruabandha was handed over to Sarita Mandare, the headmistress of the School. “Caring hands” is yet another project as part of the Golden Jubilee. Students belonging to financially weak families are given appropriate fee concession under this project.
In order to support the students who have lost their parents due to Covid and who are now struggling to meet the expenses of their studies, the College has instituted Sr Ann Memorial Scholarship. For the eligible students, the full amount of fee till they complete their studies in the College would be granted under this Scholarship. Sr Ann was a dedicated member of St Thomas Mission and had monitored the work of about 20 balawadis and 15 tailoring centres for the women of marginalised section in Bhilai.
She was also heading Jeevan Jyotian informal education centre at Kailash Nagar, Bhilai. Sr Ann was called to heavenly abode in April 2021 during the second wave of Covid. Apart from St Thomas College, Sr Ann Memorial Scholarship would be instituted in all educational institutions under St Thomas Mission.

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