On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, 2nd October, 2018 ,the Department of Education , on behalf of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, organized a soul stirring and reflective programme on the philosophy and works of Mahatma Gandhi. The programme was presided over by our Respected Principal , Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio , S.J . and our Vice Principal (Education ) Prof. Dr. Charlotte Simpson Veigas. Faculty and Students across First and Second Year, attended the programme in large numbers .The Seminar Hall was filled to capacity and was witness to the special place occupied by 'Bapuji' in the hearts of each and every person present on this momentous occasion. The Welcome Address was given by our Principal, and this was followed by the Inaugural Address by our Vice Principal. The programme consisted of songs, tableau and thought provoking power point presentations and videos on the life and work of the great Mahatma. A student crafted ,thermocol model of VIDYADEEPAM , the Village and social outreach programme of the Department of Education, which focuses on providing education to the marginalized sections of our society, was unveiled and Inaugurated by Respected Fr. Principal. Special thanks and grateful acknowledgement to the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development ) and NCTE (National Council of Teacher Education) for giving us a suitable platform and motivating us to showcase the work and deeds of Mahatma Gandhi, the 'Father of the Nation'. Heartfelt thanks to our Respected Fr. Principal, Rev. Dr. Dominic Savio S.J, for his inspiration, continuous encouragement and for being the leader of our flock at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata.