All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF)
Convener: Sr. An Chiristilla Priya Dharsini
The All India Catholic University Federation is a movement of University students and is often indicated by the Acronym, AICUF. AICUF is well known for its dynamic involvement in social issues. It helps students evolve spirituality that has humanization as its core, through involvement and reflection.
The objectives of AICUF
- To analyze socially the various situation in India and Tamilnadu and to approach the society with social awareness.
- To be the voice of the voiceless for their rights.
- To create spirituality centered on human kindness within students.
- To prepare the students to respond to the social issues in today’s context.
Motto – “We are born in an unjust society, and we are determined not to leave it as we have found it”
|2020-2021||Rev. Sr. A.Chiristilla Priya Dharsini||14 .10. 2020||AICUF Meeting on Vision and Mission|
|27.1o.2020||INTERCOLLEGIATE AICUF COMPETITION 2020-2021|
|20.12.2020||THE ANSWER TO THE CALL FOR TAMIL NATION|
|08.11.2020||VIOLENCE AGAINST DALIT WOMEN AND VOICE OF THE YOUTH|
|22.01.2021 to 24.01.2021||CATHOLIC COLLEEGES ONLINE YOUTH FEST 2021|
|2019-2020||SR.A ANCHIRISTILLA||09.07.2019||PROGRAMME ON MISSION AND VISION|
|22.07.2019||EXISTING ISSUES IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO|
|26.07.2019 To 28.07.2019||STATE COUNSIL MEETING|
|09.08.2019 To 11.08.2019||THALAMAI YERKAVA|
|03.09.2019 to 07.09.2019||SOCIAL ISSUES AND ACHIEVEMENT OF WOMEN|
|21.09.2019||ONE DAY LEADERSHIP QUALIY|
|12.10.2019||WE ARE THE INSRUMENTS TO BRING A RADICAL CHANGE IN THE SOCIETY.|
|07.12.2019||TAMIL NADU WOMEN’S COMMISSION PROGRAMME|
|2018-2019||Ms. V. Nivetha||09.07.2018||A report on village exposure|
|16.07.2018||Mission & Vision of AICUF|
|27.08.2018||Rally on “Plastic free society”|
|12.01.2019||Retreat for the youth|
|2017-2018||Ms. L. Sofia||01.08.2017||Is your teen self-aware|
|02.08.2017||Rally 3 days cultural training program|
|06.02.2018||Talk on Life|
|2016-2017||Ms. L. Sofia||20.07.2016||AICUF inauguration, Personality development, Leadership quality|
|13.08.2016||Retreat for the youth|
|30.09.2016||Respect for the third gender|
|09.01.2017||Current issues in socio economic problem|
|2015-2016||Sr.A. Nirmala Jothi||17.07.2015||Guest lecture on media today & its challenges|
|20.07.2015||Anti liquor campaign|
|18.12.2015||Gust lecture on human rights|
|2014-2015||Sr.A. Nirmala Jothi||18.09.2014||One day orientation programme|
|27.12.2014||4 days TN-AICUF cultural training programme|
|16.01.2015||TN-AICUF cultural training programme|
|17.01.2015||MAGIS’ 15 – State level youth conference|
|24.02.2015||Two days workshop|
Apart from the above activities, our college also extends its arms to the people who are the victims of natural disaster like cyclone, flood etc..These activities make our students communally responsible and act sensitively to the social issues.
20-12-2016 VARDHA CYCLONE
The Vardha cyclone hit most part of Chennai and affected the livelihood of people. The team members comprise of our Secretary Rev.Mother C.Noel Rani, FSAG, Principal Dr.A.Joseph, SJ, Vice Principal Rev.Sr.E.Glitta Sumangali, FSAG, staff and student volunteers went to Kancheepuram and nearby villages and helped the transgenders. We gave the basic requirements for the victims of the cyclone.
07-08-2017 Planting tree saplings and Seed ball making
The college management also planted around 330 saplings like red sanders collected from the forest officials near Puthur lake and also gave 100 saplings to Government and Private schools in view of protecting our environment.
In today’s situation growing plants is important to control the pollution. Our College made this possible by dispersing 1000 seed balls near the village road and highways road.
12-12-2017 OCKHI CYCLONE
The cyclone lashed many parts of Tamilnadu. Our college authorities, staff and student volunteers dispatched the relief materials to Midalam at Kanyakumari district. We served the needy people with compassion and prayed for the betterment of the lives of the affected people.
02-12-2018 GAJA CYCLONE
The cyclone affected many parts of Nagapattinam district. Our Secretary Rev.Mother C.Noel Rani, FSAG, Principal Dr.S.Maheshwari, SJ, Vice Principal Rev.Sr.E.Glitta Sumangali, FSAG, staff and student volunteers of around 60 members went to Nagapattinam and distributed Rs.5 lakhs worth relief materials to the cyclone victims. Our management and all teaching faculty and staff of our college have contributed their one day salary for the
betterment of delta regions affected by Gaja cyclone. We bought tarpaulins, clothes, solar lamps, breads, sanitary items, bedsheets, biscuits, candles, mosquito coils, medicines and eatables. We helped all those in need by distributing food packets to the affected people. We also psychologically empathized for the hope of their life.
15-04-2018 MADANAKUPPAM LAKE DREDGING
Our college took initiative in dredging the Madanakuppam Lake near Varattanapalli which serves as a water source for the nearby village people. Our college contributed the amount for dredging of the lake and our staff took part in the work of cleaning.
23-08-2018 – KERALA FLOOD
The flood in Kerala affected a lot of people throughout the state. The people were in need of help on an urgent basis. Our college authorities, staff and student volunteers collected relief goods and we sent it to the flood victims of Kerala. We purchased certain basic requirements like biscuits, clothes, napkins, milk powder, candle, towels, bed sheets and grocery items which are requested by them. Our management community, staff, students and parents were very keen and generous in contributing towards relief operations. We also prayed that our God’s Own Country should recover from this tragic situation.
09.07.2019PROGRAMME ON MISSION AND VISION
Gonzaga AICUF unit conducted short programme on “Mission and Vision of AICUF” On 09 July 2019. The session started at 2.00 P.M with theprayer song.Rev. Sr. Ann ChristillaPriyadharshini,Convener of AICUF, took over the session. She explained about the origin of AICUF and the development of this movement. The vision of the movement is “We are born into an unjust society and we are determined not to leave it as we have found it”. The mission of the movement is to stand for justice and to be the voice of the voiceless. Then the president of AICUF Ms. N Annie Patricia shared her past experience as the member in the UNIT. Merely114 students participated and volunteered to work for the welfare of the society.
22.07.2019EXISTING ISSUES IN THE PRESENT SCENARIO
Dr.Magimai explained the status of women and how do they suffer in the society. And he specified the ways for women’s liberation. He awakened the mind of the students by the example of existing problem against gender based violence.
Women affected by the violence every day in the nook and corner of the country which is disrupting the whole society. As a cause they become victims of violence. Dowry system is another massive problem in the society which is an obstacle. Women are ill-treated, man –handled, disrespected, tortured and become slave of men. It causes degradation of women’s status to a great extent.
With the motto to retrieve the cultural heritage of our land and to bring out the hidden talents and skills the folk lore is taught to the students and it is to use for the welfare of the society. Therefore Dr.MagimaiSanthoshKulothish, trained 80 AICUFers in street play, Parai, Oyilattam, kummi and awareness songs. The AICUF staff members guided the students to learn the skills in a meaningful way.
26.07.2019 to 28.07.2019STATE COUNSIL MEETING
Rev. Dr. Leonard Fernando SJ, Rector welcomed the gathering with his warm welcome address. He organized the street play about agriculture, sterlite, water scarcity, sexual abuse and New education policy. Ms.Raji introduced the chief guest Dr.Vinoth. He talked about the water scarcity and suggested to save the rain water, he demonstrated about the importance of planting trees, issues of corporate companies.Documentary films were shown on the theme. The students were volunteered and cleaned St. Joseph’s College Campus. Then they were divided into five groups and performed dance, song and Parai with their unique performances. Special performance was given by the full timers.
The feedback session was conducted and AICUFers were submitted the genuine evaluation.
09.08.2019 to 11.08.2019 THALAMAI YERKAVA
The program started at 6.00 PM. Rev. Fr. Parthasarathi offered holy mass and shared his work experience in AICUF. He presented the book to all the participants regarding the view of Periyar on society. Later, they shared their personal view on the given book.Rev. Fr. Parthasarathi started the next day session with the devotional hymn and talked about the qualities of leadership. The leadership qualities are
- Everyone should know about the positive and negative sides of self.
- Be humble and kind with everyone.
- Having the capacity to stand alone
- Ruling the country
- Team work
- Fixing the target or achieving goals
Thus the camp with the tribal was effective and significant experience for the AICUFERS.
03.09.2019 to 07.09.2019 SOCIAL ISSUES AND ACHIEVMENT OF WOMEN
The AICUF organising team has conducted 12 Competitions on Social and Achievements of women from 03.09.2019 to 07.09.2019 at Auditorium. The Judges for each Competition were invited from our college. Students were actively participated and won the prizes.
21.09.2019 ONE DAY LEADERSHIP QUALIY
One day leadership programme was conducted at Sacred Heart College for the AICUFers,5 students and 1 staff were participated. The main theme of the program was “Build the Qualities of Leadership”. The session was taken over by Fr.Immanuel and Fr.ManiLazar.The students were benefitted through this programme.
12.10.2019 WE ARE THE INSRUMENTS TO BRING A RADICAL CHANGE IN THE SOCIETY.
The AICUF unit advisors meeting started at 9 A.M. with the awareness song by Mr.Herculis and a warm welcome address delivered by Ms.Raji.Then the National Advisor of AICUF Rev.Fr.Immanuel SJ., elaborated the historical background vision, mission and formation of AICUF in a nutshell. After a short break Professor.Lenin from Loyola College focussed the challenges faced by the youth in the present situation and explained the ways to overcome the obstacles of globalisation and political effects on youth.
The unit advisors started sharing their activities of AICUF in the institutions. It was appreciated by the state advisor Rev.Fr.ParthaSarathiSj., He too asked the advisors to present for the National Convention Without fail. And sorted out the plans and decisions of AICUF and some more plans were added by the advisors for the academic year 2019-2020.
07.12.2019Tamil Nadu Women’s Commission Programme
The session started with the awareness song. The National level Advisor Rev. Fr. Immanuel S.J. delivered an orientation talk which is highly focused on women’s role in the society. Then the meeting continued with the motivational and life oriented movie by Mr. Arul Raja who gave a talk on women’s empowerment through NLP.
19.11.20 Youth Commission Meeting
The youth Commission meeting was organised by SJ Youth Commission-Chennai which was held on 19.11.20.There were 41 AICUFerswith two faculties took part in the virtual conference.The session inspired the youngsters to take firm decisions in life and accept the responsibilities of the society.
20.12.2020 The answer to the call for the Tamil Nation
The Virtual Meeting with the title “The answer to the call for the Tamil Nation” was organised by SeemonOn 20thDecember 2020 .He inspired all the participants with his motivating speech.
22.01.2021 to 24.01.2021 Catholic Colleges Online Youth Fest
St.Joseph’s College –Trichy has organised Catholic Colleges Online Youth Fest 2021 from 22.01.21 to 24.01.21. There were 19Students attended the session along with the staff members through online mode. There were three competitions like Singing, Painting Contest, Short Film making.Our college students namely Sr.Stephi, Sr.Deepa,Ms.RanjiniPriya and Ms Benes participated in singing Competition and won Third prize cash award 1000/-
These were the programs organised By the AICUF Unit during the Academic year.
The conference focused the following objectives
- To have a God experience in this secular world.
- To engage and explore about faith and truth.
- To creatively express self-opinion about faith.
- To actively interact with bright young minds across the country.
There were about 300 students from different part of the region have participated and benefitted out of it.The competitions such as Singing, Poster Making, Short Film were organized earlier to the conference.
Resepect – Third Gender:
Awareness of current issues