NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

AICUF

 

Introduction

The ALL INDIA CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY FEDERATION (AICUF) is a university students' movement which began in 1924 by the Jesuit Fathers. Today, it is an all India movement with a membership of 30,000 students in 12 States. It has its national headquarters in Chennai and is affiliated to the International Movement of Catholic Students (IMCS), Pax Romana.

The AICUF works through university students, who as a team want to do something for their own growth and the welfare of the society in which they live. Our motto is "We were born into an unjust society, and we are determined not to leave it as we have found it."

Through social action, AICUF aims to subvert structures of injustice in our society and our world. Our AICUF West Bengal State Advisor is Rev. Fr. Arockiasamy, S.J., the State Co-ordinator is Prof. Dr. Charlotte Simpson-Veigas, the Co-ordinator of the Santali Unit is Prof. Aparajita Hembrom.The State Team members for the working year 2017-18 were Rhea Murmu (State Convenor), Minnu Malieckal (State Co-Convenor), Manohar Beng (State Part-timer) and Michelle Tirkey (State Part-timer).
The West Bengal State Secretariat is situated at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, with 5 units and 2 commissions, operating out of Room. 108, Jubilee Building.

The Current AICUF State Team comprises of the following third year students:

  1. Saahil Agnelo Periwal - State Convenor

  2. Kimberly Ann David - State Co-Convenor

  3. Rini Konchita Xess - State Part-Timer

  4. Animesh Kujur - State Part-Timer
     

During the period 2017-18, AICUFWB conducted and organized a plethora of programmes, events and visits.

Providence Visits

Providence Visits
Providence Visits

 

Visits to the Providence convent school for girls were held weekly throughout the year 2017-18, where AICUF office conducted remedial classes for eleven 10th standard hostel girls of this school.
The aim of these visits was to provide them with guidance pertaining to their school curriculum especially Mathematics and Science.
These girls sailed through their board examinations with flying colours and are now ready to continue their journey towards higher education. AICUF hopes for the very best for all these girls.

 

St. Joseph's Old Age Home Visits

St. Joseph's Old Age Home

 

Adhering to our motto of upholding social work in our unjust society, envisioned back in 2014, the AICUFers
of West Bengal, take the initiative to visit the St. Joseph's Old Age Home, every Friday.Our volunteers wholeheartedly devote themselves towards lending a helping hand to all the residents.  Through a process of mutual interaction we further hope to strengthen and solidify the bond we share with them.

 

Ghostomath Visits

Ghostomath Visits
Ghostomath Visits
Ghostomath Visits

 

Ghostomath is a small village located near Kabardanga in Keorapukur, West Bengal. This village was adopted by AICUF in 2006. The main objective of our weekly visits is to teach, interact and impart knowledge to the local village children, while also simultaneously instilling a sense of rooted social commitment.

 

St. Ignatius of Loyola Feast Day Mass and AICUF Orientation Day
 

AICUF Orientation Day
AICUF Orientation Day

 

On July 31st, 2017, the AICUF celebrated the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of
Jesus.

The celebration started with the Eucharistic Mass which was followed by an orientation programme for the new AICUF members, primarily educating them about the AICUF aims, objectives and respective social endeavours.

 

SWC Seminar

SWC Seminar

 

On July 31st, 2017, the AICUF celebrated the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus.

The celebration started with the Eucharistic Mass which was followed by an orientation programme for the new AICUF members, primarily educating them about the AICUF aims, objectives and respective social endeavours.

The State Women's Commission (SWC) of the (AICUF) rganized a seminar on the theme: 'Patriarchy Has No Gender.' The seminar was held on the 5th August 2017 at the R.K. Memorial Hall. The speakers for the seminar were Prof. Dr. Chandrani Biswas and Prof. Shenjuti Dutta, two erudite professors of our institution who analyzed and presented their concise views pertaining to the topic. An interactive session was conducted thereafter where active enthusiasm was shown by all those present.

 

The Spotlight

The Spotlight
The Spotlight
The Spotlight
The Spotlight

 

The Spotlight this year was organized on 3rd September 2017. The theme of The Spotlight was "An Expedition of Innate Talent"- focusing primarily on the less privileged kids of different evening schools of Kolkata.
This was aimed to provide a platform for them to help them bring out their innate talent. There was a weeklong social workshop where volunteers fro m our college went to each school to assist and teach the children in a host of onstage and offstage events.
 

 

State Puja Camp

State Puja Camp
State Puja Camp

 

AICUF West Bengal celebrated ADIVASI DIWAS on 17th September 2017 in St. Xavier's Primary School, Kolkata. The theme of the event revolved around facilitating their development by revitalizing the quiescent Adivasi spirit among diverse tribal communities, through a host of onstage and offstage events.

The AICUF State Puja Camp was held at Krishnagar, from the 24th to 29th September 2017, with the theme- The Future starts Today. The primary focus being upon empowering the youth towards advocating progressive societal development. Several engaging sessions with eminent personalities were conducted along with a visit to the nearby villages to conduct a social survey,
with the view of alleviating the respective grievances of the natives. It was truly a memorable and invigorating experience for all the participants involved.

 

Bhagar Visit

Bhagar Visit
Bhagar Visit

 

Bhagar is a dumping site located near Belgachia, Howrah. It is inhabited by a steady population. We help with cleanliness drives while the volunteers also assist by teaching the children. We also distribute food and
clothes to children over there.
Through this program AICUF tries to imprint in its members a sense of social responsibilities and commitment towards the marginalized sections of our society.

 

ADAYA' 18

ADAYA' 18
ADAYA' 18
ADAYA' 18

 

The All India Catholic University Federation (AICUF), West Bengal organized Adayaon 18th February 2018. The event took place in Bhagar, and comprised of a plantation drive as its main objective, followed by a street play (performed by college students) to spread health and hygiene awareness.

 

Worker's Day 2018

Worker's Day 2018

 

Worker's Day 2018 was organized by AICUF West Bengal on the 19th March 2018. Our main objective was to extend our sincere gratitude to the support staff who are the backbone of our college.
Simultaneously we also celebrated the "Feast of St. Joseph" So, the event commenced with the holy mass at the College Chapel, which was followed by a cultural programme for all the support staff.

 

AICUF Women's Day

AICUF Women's Day
AICUF Women's Day

 

The State Women's Commission (SWC), AICUFWB under their #SheBleedsRed campaign initiative, undertook the distribution of sanitary napkins to underprivileged girls at 'Nav Jeevan,' a home run by the Sisters of the Cross at Gobra, Kolkata on the 5th April 2018. During the event, AICUFers engaged in various funfilled activities and action songs, along with an awareness talk on menstrual hygiene.