College Union (2002-2003)
In the college union elections
held for the academic year 2002-2003, the flag-bearers of the Leftist
Students Wing came out with flying colours, winning all the seats
contested for. The election results showed that the students preferred
the representatives of the party that stood for social and political
renaissance and fruitful social interactions, thereby raising their
voices against the capitalistic powers that were extending their
stranglehold over the education culture in the state that had always
stood for the layman. The following were elected as the Union representatives:
Chairman : Binoy Xavier.
Vice Chairman : Ranjana E.P
General Secretary : Shymon K.J
Joint Secretary : Dhanya K.S
Fine Arts Secretary : Sandeep T
General Captain : Jinu P.J
Magazine Editor : Rapheal Jackson
UUC : Sanal K.C
Vijith P.V, Resmi Raveendran and Mithun Das were
elected unanimously into the General Body Union Executive.As per
the wishes of the Union representatives, Mr. T Rajan, Mrs. Renuka
and Mrs. V.K Subaida were selected as the Staff Advisor, Fine Arts
Advisor and Magazine Advisor respectively.
The College Principal presided over the swearing-in ceremony conducted
on Nov 6, 2002.Mr. Binoy Xavier was first to be inducted into the
Union by the Principal and he sworn in as the Chairman. The aim
of the union is cited as "Creating awareness among the students
about the injustice happening in the surroundings and thereby creating
an urge to oppose them". The Gen. Secretary Shymon K.J rendered
the vote of thanks.
College Union Inauguration.
The Union inauguration was held on Nov 14, 2002.Obesceince was offered
to the renowned politician, Mr. E.M.Sreedharan before the function.
Prof. M.K.Sanu was the celebrity to inaugurate the functions of
the College Union. He talked about the stages of evolution college
campuses had underwent and even pointed out that colleges should
be able to reflect the feelings and emotions of the society. College
Union Chairman Binoy Xavier presided over the function. Prof. Panampilly
Ravindran, the respected College Principal, delivered the keynote
address. In the meting where the Staff Advisor Prof. Rajan T.C rendered
the Welcome speech, Film star Biju Kodungallur, Prof. Vargeese.J.Kuttikat,
Prof Sanal Kumar and the UUC Sanal K.C were among the ones who addressed
the gathering. General Secreatry Shymon K.J thanked the delegates
and after the inauguration ceremony, Cochin Phoenix set the stage
ablaze with their singers setting the tune to the vibrant youth.
This was the name given to the 3 day long Fine Arts festival, which
began on December 11, 2002. The noted reporter and literati Mr.
Hariharan inaugurated the fest. He expressed his anguish over the
way the present day society was heading to destruction. College
Union Chairman Binoy Xavier chaired the function. The note cine
director Ambili also had come to address the gathering and concluded
his speech by requesting the youth to work hard towards retrieving
the lost tradition of Malayalam culture. He was of the opinion that
we were leaving behind a very rich tradition and culture and going
after westernization. College Principal Panampilly Ravindran, Prof.
Vargeese.J.Kuttikat, Mr. Rajan T.C , UUC Sanal K.C etc also addressed
the gathering. The College Union Fine Arts Secretary Sanal K.C rendered
the vote of thanks. The following were the ones who were the final
Kalapratibha : Sreejith
Kalathilakam : Suma K.S
Sargapratibha : K.V Saleesh Babu
Chitrapratibha : Vijeesh Tilak
Fancy dress competitions and Carol competitions were held as a part
of the X'mas celebrations. All the competitions were very diverse.
The Zoology Association and the Physics Association came out 1st
and 2nd respectively in the carol competitions.
We are now going through an era where justice, peace and mutual
co-existence are suffering setbacks. Keeping this in mind, a film
festival was conducted in the college on Jan 16 and 17 with the
motto to fight against religious discrimination. The fest was a
joint venture of the KKTM College Union, CENtre for Social Education
(CENSE) and Chetana media. The Kodungallur Municipal Chairman V.K.Gopi
inaugurated the function. The function was presided over by the
College Union Chairman Binoy Xavier. In the function where Prof.
Rajan T.C welcomed the delegates, the Municipal Development Standing
Committee Chairman Mr. A.V. Sukumaran, Prof. Vargeese.J.Kuttikat
and Prof. Prabhasankar addressed the gathering. The film festival
revealed the reality of present day happenings. The works that widely
received acclaim from the viewers were the documentaries on the
human massacre at Gujarat and the assault on Mother Nature at Plachimada.
College Sports Festival
The Sports fest was conducted on Jan 21,22 and was inaugurated byPrincipal
Prof. Panampilly Ravindran. The General Captain Jinu P.J made the
students take the oath. Jicky K.B and Suraj T.S came out as individual
The exhibition was conducted on Jan 22 and 23 as a joint venture
of the Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishat and KKTM Govt. College Union.
Debate-Women and Law.
Adv. Mr. Lal moderated the debate on the controversial subject "Women
and Law". He pointed out the dangers against women and indicated
that in most cases, women were in more trouble due to women itself.
He also gave solutions about queries related to law.
This seminar was conducted on January 31st and was inaugurated by
Dr. Rajan Gurukkal. He expressed his regret over the present day
trend of seeing education as just a medium to earn a job and not
properly understanding the surroundings and living up to them, which
the real purpose of imparting good education. The seminar was a
revelation about the hurdles that were in the path of imparting
free and quality education to the poor and the needy. Adv. Rajeev
was the moderator of the seminar and he was of the opinion that
the poor were not able to get quality education just because the
Govt. was not paying heed to the development of
education in the State.
D'Zone cultural Fest
About 30 students took part in the D'zone arts fest that was held
from January 31 through February 2.University Meet In the Calicut
University meet, 3 students from the College took part.
Historic Instruments exhibition.An exhibition of historic cave civilization
instruments was conducted in association with the Seminar of National
History. The instruments were about 200 in number and they were
exhibited in the different Associations. The Zoology Association
that could gather almost 100 of the equipment bagged the first prize.
The Applied Physics Association came 2nd.
This was one exhibition that set fire on the creativity of the campus.
Vijeesh Tilak drew the pictures on exhibition and the College Principal
Prof. Panampilly Ravindran inaugurated the exhibition.
College Day celebration
This was the function that brought an end to a lively chain of activities
by the College Union. The College Principal Panampilly Ravindran
inaugurated the function and cine director Rajan Shankaradi was
the chief guest. The College Union Chairman Binoy Xavier presided
over the function and Staff advisor Rajan T.C, cine star Vijeesh,
Prof. Vargeese.J.Kuttikat, Prof. Prabhasankar, Mr. Sanal K.C et
al addresses the meeting. The Union vice Chairman Ranjana E.P formally
wished the retiring staff all the best in their future life. Union
Joint Secretary Dhanya K.S rendered the vote of thanks.