St. Xavier’s College Students’ Council
2019 – 2020
This year, the Students’ Council assumed office on the 28th of July, 2019. The student body comprises of the General Secretary, the Assistant General Secretary and 10 Working Committee Members. Following are the members of the Council:
Deputy President: Prof. Romit Beed
Vice-Deputy President: Prof. Ritendra Roy, Prof. Soma Nath, Prof. Sougata Banerjee
General Secretary: Rishi Basu
Assistant General Secretary: Shivani Rastogi
Working Committee Members: Gaurab Aditya Dhar(P.G),Indranil Palit(B.Sc) Jivraj Singh Sachar(B.Com,M),Manav Bajoria (B.M.S), Prakash Chowdhury(B.Sc), Subhangi Roy(B.A), Shriraghav Bhattar(B.Com, M),Mohit Agarwal( B.Com, E), Steven Richmond Collins(B.Ed), Ujjwal Agarwal(B.Com, E)
In the academic year 2018-19 the Students’ Council began with the celebration of the auspicious occasion of Rev. Fr. Principal’s birthday on 24th July. The celebrations were joined by the Deputy President, Vice Deputy Presidents and the general body of the Students’ Council which comprises of all the class representatives.
Set out to host the first event of the new academic year 2018-19, the Students’ Council and the Department of Sports decided to continue the tradition and thus started working towards having another edition of Xavier’s Premier League. Xavier’s Premier League: Football & Basketball 2017 was held on 1st September, 2018. This time XPL was increased in its dimension by adding a basketball league.
Thus, there was a football league with ten men’s teams, football league two with four women’s team and a basketball league with five mixed teams. There were also a host of exhibition matches for invited teams. Besides, this time XPL also saw a larger host of virtual gaming, introduced in the previous edition. It took virtual gaming to explore virtual reality, in order to give people, the actual feel of playing football for those who may not shine in the field.
Xavier’s Premier League ended on the note of Team Hostel United (Football Boys), Team Socceros (Girls), and Team Anti (Basketball) declared as winners of the tournament. The fanfare, enthusiasm and cheering for their teams added to the flavour of this event which encourages teamwork, sportsmanship and zeal.
St. Xavier’s College Students’ Council organized Xavotsav 2019 on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of January, 2019. It was completed successfully and peacefully with 48 colleges participating in the 3-day cultural spectacle. The theme for this year’s Xavotsav was “A Rainbow of Dreams.”
42 colleges participated in the 3 day extravaganza. The fierce academic competition was also backed by 3 star nights with DJ Shaan and DJ Greff from Mumbai performing on the first night, Gajendra Verma performing on the second night pulling in a record crowd and Mariana Bo, ranked #68 DJ in the world performing for the last EDM Night.
After fierce competition in the 74 events of Xavotsav, every college striving to be the best, St. Xavier’s College emerged as the overall winners of the fest. However, being the host college, as a gesture of courtesy, the trophy was rolled on to the runners up – J.D. Birla Institute (Department of Management).
The opening ceremony was held on 22nd January, 2018 at 9:30 AM in Fr. Depelchin Auditorium. Xavotsav was declared open by Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio, Rector and Principal, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. With the blessings of Rev. Fr. Principal, Respected Vice- Principals and Deans and the guidance of the Deputy President and Vice-Deputy Presidents of the Students’ Council and the hard-work of the committee members, the signature event of St. Xavier’s College was a grand and successful one.
On 14 February 2019, the nation’s heart cried and bled as 40 CRPF personnel were killed at the Pulwama attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.In memory of the martyrs of this tragedy, SXCSC organised a silent and prayerful candle procession in Kolkata on the 19th of February.
The Xaverian Parliament was held on 2nd of April, 2019. All the Class Representatives and Society Secretaries addressed their grievances to the General Secretary of SXCSC and the Present, Father Principal and the Deputy and Vice Deputy Presidents.
A Narcotics Awareness Program was organized by SXCSC in college on 2nd of April in association with the Narcotics Awareness Cell of Lalbazar Police Station. Investigating officer Mr. Mansoor Alam addressed us regarding the various issues relating to consumption of various narcotics. Students were familiarized with the Golden Crescent and the Golden Triangle countries of drug dealing.
The attacks on Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019 was the country’s deadliest encounter with violence since the end of the brutal civil war in 2009. SXCSC had organised a candle light prayer service to remember, grieve, and commemorate those who fell victim to the gruesome attacks.
The Students’ Council has represented our college in many inter-college fests such as “Malhar” of St. Xavier’s College Mumbai, “Synergy” of St. Xavier’s College Jaipur, “Rhapsody” of Calcutta Medical College, “Biswamil” of OP Jindal Global University, “Umang” of Bhawanipur Education Society College, “Invictus” of J.D. Birla Institute and many others. Our college has not only participated but also secured prizes across various genres of music, dance, design and literary and non-performing arts.
Recently, our college was declared winners of “Malhar 2018”, and “Invictus 2019”. St. Xavier’s College Students’ Council is proud to have been able to send a capable contingent to bag these awards for the college, bring greater glory to our alma mater.
The Students’ Council for the year 2019-20 assumed office on 28th July 2018.
The Council Room (Room 102 in the Jubilee Building) was inaugurated on 13th August 2018 by Rev. Fr. Principal and all 4 Vice Principals were also present.
The first event of the new academic year 2019-20 saw the Students’ Council and the Department of Sports continue tradition and organize Xavier’s Premier League on 6th and 7th September 2018. Beside the usual host of men’s and women’s Football and the basketball league, this year XPL saw the introduction of the game of Table Tennis to XPL. Thus, there were 14 teams in the Football league – 8 in the men’s league and 6 in the women’s league. 6 teams participated in the basketball league and Table Tennis tournament each. Apart from players from Raghabhpur Campus in the football and basketball teams, XPL 2019 saw a complete Raghabhpur Women’s Football team and a basketball team from St. Xavier’s University in action. This time too like in previous editions, XPL conducted virtual gaming.
Xavier’s Premier League ended with Team Hostel United (Men’s Football), Team Anti- Heroine (Women’s Football), Team Titans Rangers (Basketball) and Team Majestics( Table Tennis) declared as winners of the tournament. For the first time XPL was a two day event. Also, the awards for the most popular team category was dedicated in the memory of a recently demised fellow Xaverian, Hrisheek Koley.
A programme for Teacher’s Day Celebrations was organized by St. Xavier’s College Students’ Council in association with St. Xaviers College (Calcutta) Alumni Association on 5th September 2018 followed by lunch for all in the gymnasium. Honorary Governor of West Bengal Shri. Jagdeep Dhankhar graced the occasion as the guest of honour.
St. Xavier’s College Student’s Council organized a seminar on road safety in association with Trax NGO, Eicher Foundation and the Kolkata Police on 4th September, 2019 .The founder of Trax, the ACP and officers of Kolkata Traffic guard discussed traffic hazards with the help of videos , presentations and interactive discussions. The seminar was concluded with the distribution of Royal Enfield helmets to students along with a short feedback session.
St. Xavier’s College Students’ Council organized Kolkata District Level Youth Parliament Competition and Quiz Contest Programme on 17th September 2019. The event was sponsored by Department of Parliamentary Affairs and Higher Education, Government of West Bengal. The competition comprised of 4 events: Youth Parliament, General Quiz, Quiz on Character Development and Extempore. Around 450 participants from over 20 colleges participated in the event. Xavier’s grabbed the first prize in Character quiz, first and second place in Extempore and two individual best performer awards in Youth Parliament event. DPI, Assistant DPI graced the event with their presence and were felicitated by Rev. Father Dominic Savio SJ, Rector and Principal St. Xavier’s College in the presence of other Vice Principals and other distinguished guests.
The Xaverian motto of “Nihilultra…Nothing Beyond” is what guides the Students’ Council to strive for excellence in all our efforts and we are able to take up all our endeavours with utmost dedication and enthusiasm. The Students’ Council wishes to take our institutions to greater heights.