Samanwaya-2021:Inter MGM Fest concludes with glittering Valedictory Ceremony at St. Thomas College Bhilai

M.G.M. Inter-school Fest Cultural Fiesta 2021, hosted by St. Thomas College, Bhilai, virtually drew to a close in a spectacular manner with the Valedictory ceremony.  The mega event saw the participation of 1150 students from 30 schools belonging to 8 states. The ceremony commenced with a fervent prayer to the almighty God presented by the students of M.G.M. HSS Gayatri Nagar, Raipur. The motto of Cultural Fiesta- Samanvaywas to foster creativity, critical thinking and moral values among the students. The  weeklong cultural and literary  events held online comprised of  Dance , Song, Poem recitation , Logo Designing , Creative Tagline,  , Fancy dress, Best out of Waste, Storytelling, Quiz, Coding and Science Model Competition .These competitions provided ample opportunity for the students of M.G.M. Group of Institutions to prepare themselves for real life and thereby to strengthen their personal skills. Fr. Dr. Joshi Varghese, Diocesan Education Officer of MGM Group of Institutions and Administrator, St.Thomas College, Bhilai, heartily welcomed all the Schools, Participants and Dignitaries present for the ceremony. Elaborating on the week-long Fest Fr. Joshi stated that though pandemic has disrupted many avenues of life, but it was anopportunity to revamp the education sector. Most of the curricular and co -curricular activities migrated to the digital platform. Sharing his happiness He stated that the online M.G.M Cultural Fest proved blessing in disguise, asit witnessedmaximum participation of the students from different schools. Fr.also announced about the launch of digital repository, M.G.M Smart Project, Onlineavailability of M.G.M magazine, Darpan and to resumption of  Logos Olympiad  for M.G.M Group of Institutions . H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan, the Director of DiocesanMission Education Board, delivered the Presidential Address. Expressing the exuberance of the young participants on the Cultural Fest, His grace said that M.G.M.Fest was instrumental in bringing all the Institutions of M.G.M under one umbrella and nurturing fraternity among the staff and students. Applauding all, His Grace said that the Fest was replete with the moments of sharing and togetherness. Shri.TamradhwajSahu, Honorable Minister of Home Affairs, C.G. was invited as the Chief Guest for the Valedictory Ceremony. Hon’ble Minister said that it was commendable that amidst the challenges of pandemic, the M.G.M.Group of Institutions has taken the initiative to engage students in Cultural Fest and focused on the overall development of students.ShriShahnawaz, IAS, Principal Director of School Education Govt. of Nagaland , guest of honour lauded the efforts taken by the M.G.M. Group of Institutions to connect with students of MGM Schools of different states. It was indeed a learning experience for all the students and Teachers. Results of the various Literary and Cultural events were announced virtually by Dr. Susan R. Abraham (Head , Dept. of Management).

MGM Sr. Sec. School won the championship while MGM English School Rourkela became the runner up. M.G.M Public School Bhilai bagged the trophy for the 2nd runner up. The Valedictory ceremony was marked by incredible dance performances by the students of M.G.M. H.S.S, Rourkela, St. Mary’s Jabalpur, M.G.M. Public School Bhilai, Mar Baselios VidyaBhavan, Bhilai, M.G.M. Sr.S.S, Sector-6, Bhilai. The students of M.G.M. Sr.SS, Sector-6, Bhilai enthralled the audience with their group song. Dr. ShubhaDiwan encapsulated the entire event and conducted the program. Rev.Fr. Reji C Varghese, Principal, M.G.M. H.S.S , Bokaro proposed vote of Thanks and expressed gratitude to all who were behind the smooth conduct of M.G.M Fest Samanvay -2021. Rev. Fr. Thomas Ramban, Diocesan Secretary St.Thomas Mission, Rev.Fr. Jose K.Varghese, Rev. Fr. Aju K Varghese, treasurer, St. Thomas Mission, Dr. M.G. Roymon, Principal St. Thomas College Bhilai, Office Bearers of Diocesan Education Board St. Thomas Mission, and Convenor of the M.G.M Fest Samanvay-2021 Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian (Head, Dept of Zoology) were present for the Valedictory Ceremony. The entire technical support of the M.G.M Fest was managed by Mr. Michael Fernandez and his team.