The P.G. Department of Commerce of St. Thomas College, Bhilai celebrated Gandhi Jayanti by organising a one-shot (comics) contest on the theme “Kindness is the way of life”. Students from all disciplines enthusiastically participated in the contest. After a rigorous review by the judges, Vishva Mohan Singh of B.Com final year was declared the winner of the contest. The runner-up was Riya Sara Jijy from B.Com final year.
The administrator of the college, Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese accentuated the role of educational institutions in nurturing empathetic and compassionate citizens. He also appreciated the department for promoting unconventional art careers like comic illustrators and writers among the youth.
Principal Dr. .G. Roymon congratulated the students and advocated the need for building social and emotional competencies based on Gandhian values. He recommended holding this contest again next year on a larger scale to support talented students to pursue a career in the comic book industry which has become one of the fastest-growing areas in the literary world.
Dr. Sapna Sharma,Head of the P.G. Department of Commerce highlighted the importance ofcomic books in connecting students with other works of literature, enabling complex literary analysis, and inculcating skills needed for deeper comprehension.
Dr. Sheeja Varkey, Additional Head of the P.G. Department of Commerce exhorted the students to follow their own paths, experiment fearlessly and let the creativity evolve at its own pace during their artistic journeys.