Freshers’ Day is celebrated to welcome the newcomers in the college. On this day the seniors formally welcome their juniors. This is a time to know who is who and make them at ease by supporting them. The main objective of this day is to make strong bond of support between seniors and freshers. Familiarising the Benjamins with the culture, value and curriculum of the college is another objective. It is also celebrated to encourage new students from different backgrounds to feel comfortable in a new environment and to create a feeling of co-operation and unity among themselves.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Trinity College rejoices every year in celebrating Independence Day with tremendous zeal and zest .The programme commences by invoking the benedictions of God .The Principal of the college initiates the pledge of the day which carries the message from the citizens of India to the nurturing soil for serving it without faltering .Various activities take place on this auspicious day like- the Trinitarians take a pledge, diyas, symbols of brightening the ambience are lighted and placed on the map of India, patriotic songs exhibiting the devotion towards the motherland are sung like ’chodo kal ki batein kal ki baat purani,naaye dor me likhenge milkar naaye kahani’and skits are enacted displaying the present scenario of discrimination on the basis of caste, creed and religion. This day inspires the students to march ahead with youthful vigour to serve the country and realize their responsibility towards the nation and work incessantly for making India a better place to live in.
College cabinet organized a colourful and cultural programme on 12th August 2017 on the eve of Independence Day. The whole ambience of the college was filled with patriotism and the theme of tricolor of our flag was beautifully decorated on the stage. Rev. Fr. Peter , the director of the college was the chief guest of the day. The college students presented a mesmerizing heart touching theatrical item depicting the present scenario of our home country India and how they envision it to be in the future. It revived the spirit of Independence Day. Rev. Fr.Peter thanked the college cabinet and the animators for organizing a beautiful programme for the Independence Day. The function concluded with the National Anthem. TEACHERS’ DAY
“A good teacher is like a candle that consumes itself to light the way for others”.
In India, 5th September is celebrated as Teachers’ Day as a tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of the great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the former President of India , a well-known diplomat, scholar and above all a teacher. At Trinity, Teacher’s Day is one of the occasions when teachers are appreciated for their services. As the day proceeds, the teachers are seen doing various activities. On this day, students realize what it means to be a teacher and what it means to control the future of several students in their classes. It is an opportunity for the teachers to experience how it feels being students again. Students of Economics Department celebrated teachers’ day on 4th September, 2017. They surprised the teachers with the gifts and decorated the room beautifully with charts and rangoli. They brought the yummy cake which was cut by the teachers. Students expressed their feelings for the teachers in a very emotional way. Priyanka, student of B.Sc.-I, recited a beautiful poem for the teachers. Students told the teachers that they find them a source of inspiration and motivation. They can tackle any bad situation of the life through the knowledge and patience given by the teachers. All in all everyone was in a celebration mood.
Gurpurab is a celebration based on the lives of the Sikh gurus. It is also known as GURU’S REMEMBRANCE DAY. The Gurus practised what they taught. They preached their followers the sweetness of humility, modesty, compassion, the necessity of bravery, freedom and justice.According to the Sikh belief, people do meditation and perform noble deeds and then pray to God for His benevolence and charity. Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikh religion, led the humanitarian approach forward by asking the devotees to tread on the path of three attributes namely- ’KIRT KARO’, NAAM JAPO’ & ’VAND CHAKO’. Both meditation and noble deeds are a pre-requisite of an ideal life. Trinity College celebrates ’GURU NANAK DEV JI’S birthday in the month of November every year with great devotion.
The celebration aims to create awareness among students that the good actions of a person have good results and bad actions of a person have bad effects. In order to create a sense of belongingness and to create a secular atmosphere in the campus, Langar is usually distributed every year as a selfless service to humanity. Langar is a lunch offered to every devotee and everyone eats the same food irrespective of his caste or creed. The funds for Langar are collectively generated through the contribution of the faculty as well as the students. Keeping the adage ’SARBAT DA BHALA’ in mind, obeisance to Almighty is offered before serving langar.
“Diwali”, the festival of lights, illuminates the darkness of the new year’s moon, and strengthens our close friendships and knowledge, with a self-realization!
Diwali is celebrated on a nation-wide scale on Amavasya – the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, (October/ November) every year. It symbolizes that age-old culture of India which teaches to vanquish ignorance that subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge. Diwali, the festival of lights even today in this modern world projects the rich and glorious past of India. Every year on the dark nights of Diwali, the sound of firecrackers announces the celebration of the favorite festival of Indians. It is also celebrated in our college with great pomp and show to let children understand the social, cultural and religious significance of the festival. On this day, interclass Rangoli Making and Diyas Making competitions are organized. Students make beautiful diyas and rangoli on the floor. The students of different classes take part in the competition with great interest. After making the Rangoli and Diyas, theyburst the crackers in the college ground along with the Principal and teachers.
Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ (December 25) is celebrated in the college every year with great enthusiasm. It is celebrated to spread the message of the first Christmas- “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to people of good will”. Making of cribs, carol singing competitions, decoration, classwise celebration etc. mark the occasion. Making of crib is a united effort of the students irrespective of caste and creed, through which they understand the story of Christmas that the Son of God was born of virgin Mary in a manger, the poor shepherds paying homage to the baby Jesus and the three wise kings venerating the Eternal King and the choirs of angels singing praises to God. This helps to inculcate a true spirit of adoration and submission to God in our hearts. Classwise celebration is a memorable experience in which the class teacher and the students gather in the decorated classrooms and cut the cake and exchange gifts. On first of December, a special friend is being chosen (through picking up a chit in which the names are written) from among the classmates and colleagues. We pray specially for this friend and on the celebration day, we exchange gifts to express love. This is an occasion to praise one another.Special Holy Mass and prayer meetings are also organized for the Christian students in the college prayer room in the month of December. Thus, Christmas celebration in the college spreads the goodness of love, peace and joy. This is an apt occasion to practice secularism.