Our College celebrated Ramzan in June 2019. All the Muslim students in our college underwent fasting within the campus. The early morning food called as sahar according to the Muslim custom, was served with delicious items by the college in the mess at 4.30 a.m. In the evening, the Muslim students were served for Ifthihar with dates, cool drinks porridge as a sign breaking the fast. The hostel students attended Namaz in their respective hostel rooms. Special Namaz was conducted at 1.00 p.m on Fridays. During Ramzan fasting period, prayers were conducted in our college mosque.
Our College celebrated the Teachers day as a special occasion from August 27th to Sep 5th 2019. The students entertained their respective department s faulty members with unique shows on that special day. Our Management gave gifts to all the teachers of our college as a token of appreciation.
Our college celebrated Vinayaka Chathurthi in September 2019, by decorating Ganesha s statue of our college temple with flowers. Pooja was grandly performed in the temple in the presence of our beloved Chairman and Managing Director family. Delicious food was offered to the Lord and Kozhakatai was distributed to the students. Many students came forward to participate on that occasion and filled in with all blessings of Ganesha.
The festival of rice harvest was celebrated in August 2019 with great spirituality and delight. All Malayali students participated with enthusiasm on this special occasion. Our Beloved Chairman and Managing Director attended this festival with his family and conveyed his wishes to all the students. Malayali students dressed up in their traditional wear, particularly girls wearing the kasavu saree and performed kaikottikali, Malayalam pattu and Nadakam. The celebration was called off with the grand dinner where the menu included aviyal, erussery, pulissery, nenthram pazham and different types of payasam.
Our College celebrated Ayudha Pooja in October 2019, by arranging Kolu for 9 days in our college from the day of Mahalaya Amavasya till Vijayadasami. On this special day, all the Laboratories and Office were beautified with plantain trees, mango leaves and glazing papers followed by a pooja in the presence of Chairman and Managing Director s family. The remarkable part of this celebration was the mouth-watering lunch, sweets and ice creams that were served for all the students and staff. Gift vouchers for deepavali were distributed on the day of Ayudha pooja to Administrative staff, Technical staff, Non-Technical staff, Drivers, Sweepers, workers in the mess and daily wage workers.
The festival of lights is celebrated with full delight and enthusiasm. Deepavali is the most expected festival by all. This year the festival of lights was celebrated in October 2019. On this special eve, a grand lunch with exotic dishes ranging from mouth lingering sweets to delicious deserts was served.
Kaarthigai Deepam is celebrated on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Kaarthigai. This festival is known for brightened lights lit all over the place signifying growth and prosperity. The deepam celebrations took place in our college in November 2019 with lamps lighted by the divine flame that is believed to fend off evil forces and escort ecstasy.
The festival was celebrated in December 2019 by decorating the holy steps of Ayyappa with flowers and silk clothes and lighting traditional lamp. The Chairman & Managing Director, Staff and Students attended the pooja and “irumudi” was tied to those who went to sabarimala. Traditional songs were sung in pooja and a grand feast was given to those who attended pooja.
Christmas is the season of joy, holiday greetings exchanged, gift-giving, and families getting united. The Christmas celebrations took place in the college campus in December 2019. On Christmas day, a special mass was conducted in the college chapel. The celebrations included a rythmic performance from the college choir and an add-on surprise package by Santa Claus. The staff and students were completely spellbound with the Christmas gratification and the day was called off with a hearty lunch.
Pongal is an occasion that is believed to chime in the opulence. It is renowned as a thanksgiving festival for various Hindu deities. “Thai” is the first month of the Tamil Almanac where the joy-filled Pongal occasion comes. The celebration in the college took place in January 2020. The day’s lunch was served with different varieties of Pongal. Indeed, Pongal is a festival of freedom, peace, unity and compassion crystallized in the last hymn on unity in the Indian spiritual text the Rig Veda.
Hostel day is one of the most awaiting occasions of the year in St. Josephs College of Engineering. This wonderful day was celebrated in the college in 9th Mar 2019 with lots of events conducted for both boys and girls. The hostel was decorated with colour lamps and balloons making it more eye-catching. Cricket, Volleyball, Basketball, Kabaddi matches were held and the winners and runners were awarded with cash prizes. Cultural events such as singing, skit and dance were performed in the presence of our beloved Chairman & Managing Director. Matches and other events were conducted 3 days prior to hostel day. Special dinner and snacks was provided to the hostilities.
Our college celebrated Ugadi in 6th April 2019. The Telugu New year festival popularly called as Ugadi comes close on the heels of Holi. This day of celebration is marked by religious fanaticism and social jollity. Special dinner was served for the hostel students. Exotic dishes made with raw mango went on well with the occasion. Ugadi which is considered to be the most auspicious time to start new ventures was indeed a cheerful and a memorable celebration to be remembered by the staffs and students of our college
Our College celebrated Easter in 22nd April 2019. Easter is the springtime holiday marking the rebirth of Jesus and the renewal of the Christian faith. A special programme was conducted by St. Josephs College Fellowship in our college Placement Cell which was attended by students and staff. The celebrations started with worship songs and prayer. Heartfelt wishes were shared among everyone and ended off with holy blessing of God.
Our college celebrated Tamil New year in 13th April 2019. The Tamil New year festival is popularly called Puthandu. It is the celebration of the first day of the traditional Tamil calendar. The day is marked with feast and decorated with kolams. Special lunch was served to all as a part of celebrations.