Thursday, 21 February, 2013

Arvind P. Nirmal anniversary public lecture

The Carey Society of the United Theological College and the Student Christian Movement India will be conducting a public lecture to commemorate the 32 nd anniversary of Prof. Arvind P. Nirmal tomorrow at 5:00 P.M. at the SCMI House, Bangalore. Ms. Asha Kowtal, the General Secretary of the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM), and dalit activist and ideologue will speak on the topic "Impunity as Caste Privilege: The Cast of Sexual Violence". 

Ms. Asha Kowtal

Sunday, 17 February, 2013

College Day 2013

Dr. Meenakshi Bharath lighting the lamp
 The 103 rd College Day programme was held yesterday at 4:00 P.M. in the Charles Ranson Hall. The chief guest Dr. Meenakshi Bharath, a doctor and environmentalist inaugurated the function and gave the main message. She said that the students graduating would be flying out of their nests and everyone has the repsonsibility to take care of the environment. Dr. Meenakshi said that we could plant a sapling and take care of it for two years and in return it would take care of us for several years together. She requested the students to value and uphold the morals they have imbibed from this institution and help one's locality and country while returning.

Dr. Meenakshi Bharath
 The principal Rev. Dr. John Samuel Raj presented the principal's report and gave thanks for the lives of those who passed by this academic year. He also remembered those who are closely associated with the college and sought the help of the faculty, students and staff for taking the college forward. He thanked the faculty, staff and students for their contributions to the college and was grateful for the work rendered by various departements and their chair persons. He sought the help of everyone for the Mahatma Gandhi hostel building project.
Release of the College Day newsletter

Dr. Rini Ralte, the faculty advisor for the college day welcomed the chief guest and deacon Aji Samuel, the student co-ordinator thanked the gathering.
Dr. Rini Ralte, faculty advisor of the College Day

Deacon Aji Samuel, student co-ordinator of the College Day

The prizes for the students were given away during the College Day programme and different BD and MTh students collected the prizes.
Rev. Dr. Lalmuankima, Registrar

Mr. Sam Sunny Anand of BD IV who won several prizes
MC's Imotila Longkumer and Rency Thomas George

Saturday, 16 February, 2013

Inter church choir competition CADANCE held in UTC

An Inter-Church choir competition CADANCE was held in UTC today evening as part of the College Day celebration. Participants from different churches took part. St. Gregorios church came first, St. George Cathedral second and St. Mary's Cathedral third.

The winners St. Gregorios church, Hebbal

College Day food fest

The College Day food fest was held today from 8 in the morning to 12 noon. Different language fellowship groups of the college cooked food and offered it to the community and guests from outside. The Naga fellowship, Mizo fellowship, Telugu fellowship, Tamil fellowship and Malayalam fellowship cooked a variety of  food. This food get together is a once a year event held during the College Day celebration. This year it was well attended by the community members.
The Mizo fellowship

Tamil fellowship

Telugu fellowship

Naga fellowship

Malayalam fellowship

Juke box

The proceeds of the sale go to the needs of the college

The entire community got together to celebrate the richness of each culture

Food menu

Food menu

Friday, 15 February, 2013

UTC goes ethnic

As part of the College Day celebrations a competition was held yesterday at the Charles Ranson hall to show case the different ethnic wear and culture which is the speciality of UTC. Students from different parts of the country walked the stage and enthralled the audience by their clothes and graceful movements.

The class wise competition was judged by a three member panel from the college and drew rich appreciation from those present. The teams and organizers made sure that this was an event which involved the spectators as well.

BD III and BD II shared the first place and MTh I and BD I shared the second place. The variety on offer and the creativity of the students made it very difficult for the judges to come to a decision.

Dr. Nalini Arles summing up the performance. She was supported in judging my Ms. Arpana and Fr. Jerry

Dr. Allan, the Vice President of the Carey Society and his wife Ms. Arpana

Boqhito shaking a leg
Dr. Rini on the right is the faculty advisor for the College Day
The night also witnessed some walking and dancing from the faculty members present and this coupled with the brilliant performance of the students made it an unforgetable evening.

Thursday, 14 February, 2013

Bhajan competition held

BD I won the competition
As part of the College Day celebrations a bhajan competition was held yesterday night on the ERC lawn. Four teams participated and enthralled the audience with their well sung bhajans. BD I was first and BD II second.

BD II came second


The judges and the spectators

Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

Quiet Day

Bishop P.J. Lawrence

The Quiet Day of the college is being led by the Rt. Rev. Dr. P.J. Lawrence, the former bishop of the CSI Nandyal diocese on February 12 and 13 in the UTC Ziegenbalg chapel. The quiet day meditations spread over four sessions will be based on the theme "God of Life: Lead us to justice, peace and compassion".

The preacher was welcomed by the principal and the worship convenor. Bishop Lawrence reminded the community of the role played by critical thinking in theological education. He made a call to realise the importance of silence and detach oneself from one's mind for this purpose. God is present in and around us and the quiet day meditations are for this purpose. The sessions will continue today. 

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

College day kick starts with UPL cricket

A match in progress
The college day celebrations of the UTC started with the UTC Premier League cricket competition between different batches in the college. The knock out format matches are being held today and tomorrow. As part of the college day celebrations bhajan competition, ethnic fashion competition, choir competition for churches, food stalls and the official college function will be conducted till Saturday.

The close matches added to the excitement

The cricket matches were based on class affiliations and were played out in the right spirit. Women joined in playing as well. A festival mood was created with live commentary and a lively crowd cheering.

Commentary, live scores and music

Women and men competed well

Teams getting together to discuss their strategy