Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Philosophers’ English Academy



Philosophers’ English Academy

Symposium on the topic “Religious Tolerance in Upbringing Humanity,” held on 27th of February, 2015 at MSC Auditorium

The stage was all set to begin with the invocation of the Lord’s assistance by Bro. Somnath Murmu. The previous report was read by the president after which the assembly passed the report unanimously. The agenda of the day was declared as Symposium on the topic “Religious Tolerance in Upbringing Humanity.” The chairperson of the day was Bro. Pradeep Surin. The judges were Bros. Anthony Lepcha, Gabriel Mukhia and Milon Murmu. The timekeeper was Bro. Ronald Rai. The Third Year Philosophers were the participants every speaker dwelled on different topics namely – Bro. Arun Raj gave the Introduction, Bro. Sephaniel on the Causes, Bro. Jop Pyrtuh on the Society, Bro. Francis Hembrom on the Politics, Bro. Masi Hasda on the Events, Bro. Danish Lepcha on its Solution and Bro. Sanjay Minj gave the Conclusion.
The moderator of the Academy, Fr. B L Mathai acknowledged their hard work. He observed that quality improvement in the presentation of the paper was a plus point when compared to the previous sessions. Besides, he advised that there are still rooms for betterment. The day ended as usual with a prayer.

Bro. Athikho Isaac
President of the English Academy

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

PHILOSOPHERS’ ENGLISH ACADEMY



                                                                                                                                                                                                                               PHILOSOPHERS’ ENGLISH ACADEMY


Debate for Group “B” of the Second Year Philosophers held on 16th January, 2015 at MSC Auditorium
The first session of the year commenced with the invocation of God’s assistance with a hymn to the Holy Spirit by Bro. Stany Lepcha along with Bro. Gabriel Mukhia who played the guitar. The day was blessed with the presence of the moderator of the English Academy and the scholastics of the philosophy department. The President welcomed the assembly after which he read out the previous report of the academy and invited the Chairperson, Bro. Sanjay Minj and the judges namely Bro. Xalxo Prakash, Bro. Tudu Saphaniel and Bro. Mandi Gabriel to the dais.
Having proposed the agenda of the day the stage was given over to the Chairperson by the President to coordinate the participants of debate which dwelled on the Topic: “Facebook is more of a Boon than a Bane to society.” A relevant subject matter to discuss upon on its pros and cons in today’s society. The introduction was given by Bro. Michael and the names of the brothers “For the Motion” were Charles, Leo, Jitendra, and Lawrence whereas the names of the brothers “Against the Motion” were Anselam, Barnabas, Sarojit, and Joseph. At the end Bro. Benedict took the privilege to make the conclusion of the debate. The debate was put to vote and the house unanimously declared the team “For the Motion” as the icon of the day. Besides, some of the brothers came forward to share their viewpoints about the topic on diverse perspectives.
Rev. Fr. B L Mathai, the Moderator of the English Academy came forward to say a few words of appreciation to the Chairperson, the judges and the debaters of the day for their painstaking efforts to excel which led them to exhibit an edifying performance on the stage. He not only appreciated but also reiterated them to display the agenda of the day before the gathered assembly for the betterment and wellbeing of all on a board. The day’s session came to an end with the Lord’s Prayer.

                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                      English Academy President
                                                                                   Bro. Athikho Isaac

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Philosophers’ English Academy on 21st November, 2014



Philosophers’ English Academy

The Report of the English Academy held on 21st November, 2014 in the MSC Auditorium
The session of the day commenced with a short prayer led by Bro. Sushanto which was followed by a melodious bhajan sung by Bro. Sushanto who was accompanied by Bro. Lazarus on the tabla. The President of the Academy read out the previous report after which he extended a hearty welcome to the assembly gathered for the day. He presentedthe agenda of the day: Extempore Speech which wason various topics such as ‘Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,’ ‘Why a sense of humor is important?’ and so forth. The Chairperson of the session was Bro. Arun Raj. The judges were Bro. RajenKujur, Sanjay Kisku and Sunil Hansda.
Fr. B L Mathai, the Moderatoracknowledged the speakers for their creativity in thinking, articulation, and projection of ideas and insights.Besides, he suggested that Extempore Speech must be either for the Third Years or Second Years and be kept at the end of the academic year. Itwas indeed a memorable day. The session came to an end with a short prayer of thanksgiving by the President. It was a happy ending.



Bro. Athikho Isaac
 President, English Academy

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Report of the English Academy




The Report of the English Academy 
Held on 17th October, 2014 in the MSC Auditorium


The much-awaited session of the day kicked off with a short prayer led by the Secretary of the day, Bro. Conrad. It was followed by a melodious bhajan sung by Bro. Sushanto who was accompanied by Bro. Lazarus on the tabla. The President of the Academy read out the previous report after which he extended a hearty welcome to the assembly gathered for the day. He presentedthe agenda of the day: Debate on the Topic: “The Use of Mobile does more harm than good to a Seminarian.”The Chairperson of the session was Bro. Anthony Lepcha. The judges were Bro. Arun Raj, Bro. Patrick Rai and Bro. Sanjay Minj. The general introduction for the debate was given by Bro. Jayram. The debaters For the motion were Bro. Raymond, Bro. Mathius, Bro. Samuel and Bro. Milon whereas the debaters Against the motion were Bro. Sandip, Bro. Rajen, Bro. Raju and Bro. Prateet.The judges and the assembly adjudged the latter debaters as the best in the Debate.
Rev. Fr. B L Mathai, the Moderator, expressed his words of appreciation to the competitors for their commendable preparation, good presentation and lively Rebuttal. The motion was put to vote and was defeated unanimously. The opponent virtually carried the day.
The session came to an end with a short prayer of thanksgiving by the President. It was a happy ending.