Ranchi, Jharkhand | July | 31, 2017 :: The XISS family hosted a prayer service on the eve of the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
The theme of this service was “Magis” a Latin word, meaning more or growth, which implies, doing more for others.
The roots of the phrase are related to St. Ignatius and his attitude of doing more for the Almighty.
The event was graced by the eminent presence of Father Alexius Ekka SJ, Father Xavier Soreng SJ and Father Pradeep Kerketta SJ.
The event comprised of Reflections, which consisted of five sub themes that were– Service, Leadership, Education, Peace, Harmony & Social Justice and Women Empowerment.
The themes were elaborated upon by the first year students, namely, Charles Phillip from Finance Management, Rashi Kerketta from Rural Management, Richie Kerketta from IT, Evander Brian from Marketing Management and Abhishek Nishant from HR Management.
The cultural event commenced with the hosts welcoming the Fathers, Sisters, guests and dignitaries. Thereafter a welcome message was given by the director of XISS, Father Alexius Ekka SJ. He gave a short message on the event emphasising on the motto of the institute that is excellence which is shown by our actions. He ignited the light of motivation within students by his motivational speech. He also said that competition doesn’t mean comparison and gave best of his wishes to the students to begin the programme. The judges of the event were Assistant director Father Pradeep Kerketta SJ and Sister Lalita Lakra. The first performance was by the students of Human Resource Department. They presented a skit that was titled ‘Heal The World’. The skit was beautifully presented by the students and this was followed by the soulful song sung by the students of Department of Information Technology. The melodious song “Tera na ho paya prabhu” left everyone mesmerised. The next department to perform was the Department of Finance. They presented a musical skit and dance using candles that gave the message that you have to face your fears by eliminating the darkness. Department of Rural Management presented a holy song followed by a devotional poem by the students. Marketing department gave the message through a skit, where a spiritual boy was influenced by the negative forces to change his path. The students also sang the song “Yeshu tere jaisa hai koi nai”. After these performances the audience were entertained with a quiz and a treasure hunt that allowed students’ open participation. The winners of treasure hunt were Rajan and Ravi, second year students of Marketing Department and the winner of the cultural extravaganza was Department of Human Resource Management and the runners up were the students of Marketing Management. The event was well organised and hosted by Ms. Richa Abhilasha and Mr. Frank Russel Felix. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Neha Clare, first year student of HRM. The guests were then asked to proceed for lunch. The event concluded with songs and dancing. The students had a gala time celebrating the grand feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola.