T.John College had a gala christmas celebration on 22nd December 2014 held in the college lawns.
The event began on a spiritual note with a prayer service and motivational talk given to the gathering by Fr.Jerry Kurian,the Vicar general of the St.Ignatius Jacobite Church as well as the Head of Department of Communication, UTC, Bangalore.In his address he highlighted the need to perceive,to emphasise on the need to change from powerful and powerless to power us and to rise above the ordinary.
Dr.Thomas P.John,Chairman,T.John Group of Institutions spoke about Christmas moving on from beyond the concept of a festival to a time of giving.He congragulated the Principal Dr.Shika Tiwari for organising the programme meticulously.He articulated the need to imbibe these values and expresssed his happiness in having children from Sneha Sadan Boy’s home,Arekere amidst the gathering.
Wg. Cdr(Retd)David Yohan wished the gathering and goaded them to follow the message of Christmas in letter and spirit.
The cultural programme kicked of with a bilingual carol by the staff and students of TJIT.
Dressed up in National Public School put up a very vibrant show and enacted the nativity scene.The audience were delighted with their performance.Ms Monica from T.John College belted out a solo song.This was followed by a group carol from TIMS,they also had loads of gifts given away to those who answered their Christmas related questions.
The entry of not one but two Santas delighted one and all.But the highlight of the day was a stellar performance put up by the boys from Sneha sadan who stole the thunder from everybody with their acrobatic dance and movements.The audience were completely mesmerised by their act.Sneha Sadan is a home for abandoned children situated in Arakere,started with the noble mission to provide home,education,human love and care.The children were invited by the college in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas.Gift hampers with customised bags designed by the students were given to these children at the hands of Father Jerry,Chairman,Wg.Cdr(Retd) David Yohan and Mrs Florence Yohan. The cultural programme ended with carols by T.John College of Nursing and a dance performance by the MBA students of TJC .
Dr.Nilanjana Basu,the Vice Principal TJC,proposed the vote of thanks,the day culminated on a sombre note as a two minute silence was observed to mourn the sudden demise of TJC employee Mr.Ramakrishna from BHM,who passed away on Sunday following a cardiac arrest.