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EVENTS

Events & Activities at

The Chapter College

The annual day celebration of The Chapter held annually at the Sopanam Auditorium, Kollam is an eagerly awaited event as it gives the students a platform to prove their mettle in various arts and sports forms like dance, music, painting, writing, oration; chess, badminton, etc. It is real celebration time for students, for they regard it as a relief from the tedium of year-long classroom activities. Many of the student performers are found to be outstanding, with excellent aesthetic sense and sublime artistic skill. Their performances are awesomely beautiful and come as a breath of fresh air. Most of them come in for a lot of critical acclaim from the print and visual media. Students taking part in sporting events are also found to be ferociously competitive and keen to win their respective events.

During the functions we manage to rope in well-known personalities from various walks of public life to address our students and share their valuable experiences with the latter. The dignitaries who graced The Chapter functions include industrialist and philanthropist Shri.K.Ravindranathan Nair; magic wizard Prof. Gopinath Muthukad; thespians Nedumudi Venu, Mukesh, Jagadish, Suraj Venjarammmoodu, Harisree Asokan; composer/singer M.Jayachandran, singer G. Venugopal; litterateurs Shri. Thirunalloor Karunakaran, Kureepuzha Sreekumar, D. Vinayachandran, Benyamin; political stalwarts Shri.M.A. Baby, P.K. Gurudasan, Adoor Prakash and Minister Smt. Mercykutty Amma; bureaucrat and former Central Minister Shri. Alphons Kannanthanam IAS; DGP Shri. Rishiraj Singh IPS et al.

There are eleven clubs functioning at The Chapter, namely,Cultural Club, Social Service Forum, Women’s Forum, Arts Club, Sports Club, Environmental Club, Entrepreneurial Club, Film Club, Palliative Care Unit, Mathrubhumi-Grihalakshmi Vedi, and Mathrubhumi Study Circle.They are very active and engage students in various activities-social, cultural, political and humanitarian throughout the year without reducing their learning time.

Sri. V S Sreekumar

Chairperson

Cultural Club

Smt. Dr. Sreebhuvanam

Chairperson

Women’s
Forum

Smt. Sussamma Mohanan

Chairperson

Palliative
Care Unit

Sri. Satheesh Kumar

Chairperson

Social Service Forum

Sri. Omanakuttan Pillai

Chairperson

Environmental
club

Smt. M S Gayathri

Chairperson

Mathrubhumi-Grihalekshmi
Vedi

Sri. Vishnu S

Chairperson

Entrepreneurial
Club

Sri. G. Santhosh

Chairperson

Sports
Club

Sri. Biju Kanchan

Chairperson

Arts
Club

Sri. John P Mathew

Chairperson

Mathrubhumi
Study Circle

Sri. L.T. Maratt

Chairperson

Film
Club

Activities

Cultural Club

Over the years, the Cultural Club has organized several functions on the campus as well as at the Sopanam Kollam.  Most notable among them has been the condolence meeting held soon after the sad demise of India’s most venerable and best-loved President Shri.A.P.J.AbdulKalam. PadmasreeShri.M.Chandradathan, former Director of ISRO, who was the chief guest, delivered the remembrance speech.  He recalled the remarkable service rendered by Shri.Kalam in the field space science and later as the first citizen. 

“Vayanavaram” held annually on The Chapter premises receives whole-hearted support from the students.  With a sense of gratification and gratitude we appreciate the large-heartedness of writers and publishers like Shri.PerumbadavamSreedharan, author of the best-seller ever in Malayalam-OruSankeerthanam Pole; Shri Benyamin, author of  the classic novel “AaduJeevitham” and Shri. AsramamBhasi, the most celebrated publisher in Kerala.

Events

Social Service Forum

The club organizes charity work on a regular basis.  During natural calamities and other disasters the club extends maximum help to the affected people by collecting money, clothing, medicines, groceries, etc. and distributingthem amongthe sufferinglot. During the Floods in 2018 and 2019, the club was at the forefront of relief work. 

 A Blood Donation Cell exists under the club which organizes blood donation camps jointly with medical staff of the Government. During the Tsunami the club came in for a lot of praise for its enthusiastic and selfless service.  Support from the students and their massive participation make the club activities quite useful and appreciable.

 Activists of the Social Service Forum visited inundated places during the devastating floods and distributed items worth lakhs of rupees among the worst-affected people.

Events

Women’s Forum

Women’s Forum aims at improving the lot of our girl students. It addresses all the problems faced by the girls, mostly teenagers or just out of their teens. 

Smt. B.Sandhya IPS attended a function held under the aegis of the club at The Chapter. Her speech was highly appreciated by the audience as the vastly experienced and intelligent senior police officer enlightened the young girls on the numerous problems faced by them and the remedies for it.  Every year the club holds functions of this kind.

Activities

Arts Club

The Arts Club does everything possible to cultivate aesthetic sense among the students.  It has a Ganamela troupe of its own named “Bharatha Orchestra” which performs at ourfunctions and at selected venues. 

The members of the troupe, comprising our teachers and students are excellent singers.  The sensational singer AbhijithKollam who sings for films and blessed with a voice similar to that of the living legend Dr.K.J.Yesudas, had his initiation as a singer when he was a student at The Chapter. 

The performance of Bharatha Orchestra at the home for the destitute, Anchalummoodu a few years ago received all round applause from various quarters.

Activities

Sports Club

The Sports Club has been organizing Chapter Soccer League, athletic, Kabadi and Volleyball competitions at the prestigious LalBahadurShastri Stadium, Kollam for the last four years in succession.  The annual sporting extravaganza has drawn the attention and presence of sport enthusiasts from every nook and corner of Kollam city. 

The Mayor of Kollam, MLA Shri.M.Noushad, ACP Shri.A.Pradeep Kumar and ACP (Retd) Shri.Reghunathan Nair were the chief guests at the inaugural and closing ceremonies of the sports meet during the past years.

Activities

Environmental Club

The club is very active and organises functions regularly to enhance environmental awareness and arouse love for nature among the students.  It goes without saying that concern for nature and its protection are of utmost importance and all possible efforts need to be taken to bring back nature to its pristine glory.  Well- known environmentalists are invited to attend our functions so as to create consciousness among the students on this count. 

Winners of important environmental awards are often hosted and honoured by the club with a view to making students realise the importance of preserving nature and its gifts.  Every year the club collects thousands of saplings and distribute them among our students.

Activities

Entrepreneurship Development Club

Entrepreneurial  Club was formed  with the purpose of  creating awareness in the  students  about the vast prospects and possibilities in the field.

The club was inaugurated by hon’ble Minister Smt. MercykuttyAmma at a grand function held in the conference hall of Nani Hotel Kollam in the august presence of Shri. K.P.Ramachandran Nair, a highly successful industrialist; The owner of I-Mall Shri.AbdulRahim.I;  Shri.N.Vijayakuar, a prominent personality in the small scale industries; Shri.Sunil Kumar D, a highly successful business man owning jewellery shops, crusher units etc.

Another prominent person present during the ceremony was Smt. Smt. Helen Jerome of the District Industrial Centre, Kollam 

Activities

Film Club

The Chapter Film Club  has at its helm Shri.L.T.Maratt, a highly talented film director and playwright who had assisted Ms.Vidhu Vincent in her internationally recognized film “Manhole”.  He has written and directed two aesthetically brilliant plays recently. 

Incidentally, The Chapter was the first  to accord a grand reception to Ms.Vidhu Vincent when she won the Best Director Award at the IFFK.  Mr.Maratt is a member of The Chapter faculty.

The club has screened a few highly artistic and successful international films at the college for our students.

Activities

Mathrubhumi-GrihalekshmiVedi

It has organised several functions at The Chapter in order that the latent qualities in the young people do not go waste and unexplored. All its members have vast experience and are in a position to make the students realise the inborn qualities in them. Our past experience shows that the students are highly receptive and appreciative of the expositions made by the speakers.

Activities

Palliative
Care Unit

The Palliative Care Unit of The Chapter was set up for the purpose of extending help to the needy, especially the downtrodden and deprived lot in society.

Activities

Mathrubhumi Study Circle

With the advent of the visual media and its soaring popularity, reading habits of the students are on the wane.  “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body”. These words of Richard Steele hold great relevance especially for the youngsters. 

A good reader is certain to acquire all the good qualities expected of a human being and be of help to everyone. It is a reminder to the students that reading makes a perfect man.