“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.” – Tryon Edwards
‘Kartavya’ is a word derived from the Sanskrit origin meaning “duty”. Taking into consideration the immense contribution of each Christite throughout their college days, Kartavya 2017 was organized by the first and second years of the Undergraduates of Department of International Studies and History for the third years to acknowledge their contribution to the institution.
The program started with the lighting of the lamp by Dr. (Fr) Jose CC, Dr. Venugopal Menon, Dr. Vagishwari SP and Dr. Anurag Tripathi, followed by a welcome song which was sung Hanish Immanuel, Biswarupa Bhattacharjee and Priyal Doshi from 2HEP and 2EPS. The event also marked the end of Vrittanta, Association of History for the undergraduate students of Christ University for the session 2016-17, with an annual report by Irfan Nazir, 4HEP, describing the various events such as Sangam, the first cultural fest of the Department, the Independence Day celebration, Vaividhya that is, the Republic Day celebration, etc. The departmental newsletter, Viraasat; the department Articulation and the oral history magazine, ‘Narrations’ where the reports of the students on the course of Oral History were released on the very same day by Dr. Anurag Tripathi, Dr. Vagishwari SP, and Prof. Priyanka Bhowmick respectively. It was followed by a dance performance by Reshma Archad Rajan, Varshini Shridhar, Himani Agarwal and Dhruv Shivshankar from 2EPS & 2HEP.
Praba Shamili Jeeva from 6EPS, the coordinator of ‘Kayal: The HeArt Club’ expressed her gratitude to all the volunteers who had worked towards making the club a recognized and vibrant one in not more than just three months. Art has no boundaries and Kayal provides a platform for the young talents in Christ University to pour their heart out in the language of art. Along with that, Kayal works for a purpose, in collaboration with the Centre of Social Action, the voluntary body of Christ University, where the funds raised by the artists through the sale of their paintings are used to sponsor the poor and deprived.
This was followed by a speech from Dr. (Fr) Jose CC, Dr. Vagishwari SP and Dr. Venugopal Menon where they expressed their pride over the students for all their achievements and encouraged them to develop their talents further. Fr. Jose also expressed his gratitude towards Mrs. Phinu Jose, the director of Center for Social Action, Christ University who had been of immense help in guiding Kayal in whichever way she could.
The rest of the program was occupied by cultural events such as a skit, dance and musical programs. The event ended on a note of nostalgia wherein the first and the second years presented the third years with a video full of their memories and a memento and chocolates wrapped up in bottles which had special designations for each of them.
Aishwarya Raj and Swetha Potukuchi from 6HEP spoke for the entire third years when they thanked the professors for helping them throughout the three years and expressed their love for their juniors. The event came to an end by the vote of thanks from Ryan Varela, 2HEP and Joshin James from 4HEP.
“There is nothing such as a goodbye, when you are leaving with the beautiful memories you had made over the past three years, the friendships found and all that you have learned. The immense contribution to the institution will always be remembered for the generations to come.”