Students Union Council 2017

A students’ union is both an associational & institutional interest group that represents & promotes educational, social, economic and cultural interests of the students. St.Thomas College  promotes student engagement & believes in treating students as partners by encouraging them to participate in management & development of all aspects of learning and teaching. The College conducts Students Union Elections as per the ordinance issued by clause(XXI) of section 37 of the Chhattisgarh Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam 1973. Principal Dr.M.G Roymon  is the Patron of the student Union. Dr.Sapna Sharma is the Prof. In charge of the Students Union Council. The Council comprised of the following:-

  • President:- Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi
  • Vice President :- Ms. Akanksha Shrivastav
  • Secretary:- Ms. Pratishtha Sigh Chandel
  • Joint-Secretary:- Mr. Jayan Kumar Mishra
  • Cultural Secretary:- Mr. Somendra Patil
  • Sports Secretary:- Mr. Anurag Sharma

Elected  Students taking Oath


The President of the college Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi contested the Durg Vishvavidhyalaya Student Council Elections and was elected as the Secretary of the students council of the University.

Oath Taking Ceremony  at Durg Vishvavidhalaya

The Various Activities carried on by the council were as Follows:-


The Oath Taking Ceremony took place on 10Th September,2016. The Mayor of Bhilai Municipal Corporation Mr. Devendra Yadav was the Chief Guest on the occasion. His Grace Manager Bishop Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius graced the occasion with his esteemed presence.  The Office Bearers and the Class Representatives took oath of confidence. Principal of the college Dr.M.G Roymon administered the oath to the newly elected student representatives.


The council with Mr Devendra Yadav (Mayor ) and  our  Manager Bishop Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius


The Student Union Council and NCC Wing of St. Thomas College Bhilai organized a free Medical Check up on 5th October, under the aegis of IQAC of the college. Dr. Shail Khare (Gynecologist) CHMO, Durg, was the chief Guest and Dr. Swati Rao was the special Guest. Inaugurating the medical camp Dr. Khare discussed about adopting a healthy lifestyle & the ways in which it can help in improving & maintaining the quality of our lives. Dr. Rao gave valuable tips about dental health & basics of a good oral hygiene routine.



Dr. Shail Khare (Gynecologist) CHMO, Durg, and  Dr. Swati Rao delivering lecture on health issue and healthy food habits. and  oral hygiene.


Student Union council under the aegis of IQAC Cell organized a community Service Programme at Gram Pithora on 8th October 2016 . The students took out a rally to raise social awareness against substance abuse & also performed a street play accentuating the ill effects of drug addiction of families.


“Rasthriya Ekta Saptah was observed at St. Thomas College Bhilai from 25th Oct to 31st October 2016 to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who unified the country.


The main aim of this event was to pay tribute to the great Iron man Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. Activities & competitions organized during this week included taking pledge to salute the efforts of the pioneer of national unity, poster making, slogan writing, essay writing, Elocution and songs so as to spread the message of unity.


Constitution Day:-

Constitution Day was celebrated on 26th November in the College. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. S.M. Krishna Thappa from CGNCC Battalion 37 Durg. He spoke about the significance of the day in promoting harmony & spirit of brotherhood amongst all countrymen, preserving the rich heritage of composite culture & to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women.Other dignitaries on the dias were Rv. Fr. George Mathew Ramban, Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon, Student Union In-charge Dr. Sapna Sharma Lt. Mrs. Surekha  Jawde and President of Student Union council Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi.

Educational tour of St. Thomas College Students  :-

St. Thomas College Student Union Council  organized an educational tour for students during the third week of January. Students went on a 09 day tour to Shimla, Kullu & Manali & tour was concluded on 22nd January 2017. They visited Bahra University & Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla to get the feel of the institutions & experience the intangibles. They got to know more about their approach to education, research opportunities & the value of their community places on diversity & personal growth.

In Kullu Manali, students learned about the techniques involved in manufacturing and retailing shawls at Kullu. They also visited “Hidimba Temple” at Manali & learnt about its history, stone carvings & legend associated with it in relation to the epic Mahabharata. Teachers and students also participated in many adventurous activities including river rafting, horse riding, Skiing etc. They also liked the experience of manual ropeway as said by the President of Student Union Council Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi. Dr. Sapna Sharma Incharge Student Union Council appreciated the hard work and support of principal and  management for organizing such interesting tour wherein young students got enough exposure and became familiar with the destinations they visited. Administrator of the college Rt. Rv. Fr. George Mathew Ramban and Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon congratulated the team for their successful tour.

Annual Cultural Fest and “Aagaam  2017 :-

 On 25th January 2017, Mrs. Ramshila Sahu, Minister, Women and Children Development and Social Welfare Department, Govt of Chhattisgarh graced the ceremony as a chief guest. In her highly motivating speech, she appreciated the college for successfully organizing the three day cultural fest Aagaam. She also appreciated the graceful performances of the students in both academic and co-curricular activities. H.G.Joseph Mar Dionysius, Chairman of the College in his presidential speech congratulated the students for their outstanding performance in both academic and non-academic level. He marked the day as a day of fellowship.

Principal Dr. M.G. Roymon in his address discussed about the glorious institution and stated that college indeed has a lot to celebrate as it looked back to the 33yrs of its existence. He also focused on the milestones and achievements of the college throughout these years. He also reflected the college position in very high in the educational map of India with academic, cultural and sports excellence and also stressed on the contribution of the college in rendering community services among the downtrodden students in various schools. He congratulated the student union members for maintaining discipline throughout these three days of celebration. Dr. Sapna Sharma Incharge of Student union council welcomed the gathering.

prize2Administrator Rev. Fr George Mathew Ramban blessed the gathering. Other dignitaries present in the occasion were President of Student Union Mr. Amanpreet singh Rekhi, Vice President Miss. Akansha, Secretary Pratishtha Singh Chandel, and Joint Secretary Mr. Jayant Mishra.

The programs  for the next two days were  Voice of Aagaam and Face of Aagaam.  The Guest of honour for the Voice of Aagaam was Mr Devendra Yadav , Mayor, Municipal Corporation , Bhilai.

Mr. Devendra Yadav   urged the young crowd to participate in such programs where they can showcase their talents in front of the world. He motivated the students to overcome the obstacles and face challenges in life with ease and insisted them to explore their potential. He also inaugurated the event ‘Voice of Aagaam’ by his melodious song.


Administrator of the college Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban blessed the gathering. Other dignitaries present in the occasion were President Student Union Mr. Amanpreet Singh Rekhi, Vice President Miss. Akansha, Secretary Pratishtha Singh Chandel, and Joint Secretary Mr. Jayant Mishra.

The students gave their best in the Voice of Aagaam  competition.

The Face of Aagaam was one of most sought after program of the college. Students enthusiastically participated in it. The day came to end with the mesmerizing performance of the students.

The 33rd annual prize distribution ceremony concluded with the closing ceremony of the three day cultural fest Aagaam. Various events like singing, dancing, and face of Aagaam were held successfully. The program was conducted by Dr. Susan Abraham and Mrs Sheril Shaji and the vote of thanks was proposed by Akansha , Vice President student Union .



To mark the “Prevention of Blindness‘  week and World Health Day a free medical check-up was organized on 8th April 2017  at St. Thomas College, Bhilai for staff and students of the college.

Dr. Thomas Samuel and Dr. Sangeeta Thakur did the checkup for General Health and Eye Health respectively. This check up was organized by the IQAC and Student Union Council. Principal of the college Dr. M.G.Roymon, IQAC Coordinator Dr. Vinita Thomas and Professor Incharge of Student Union Council Dr. Sapna Sharma worked jointly to make this check up successful. 80 staff and 40 students were benefited from this check up.


In an attempt to participate in national project launched under Central government’s directive to curb vehicular pollution, St. Thomas College organized a one day camp on 12/4/2017 for issuance of Pollution Under Control Certificates. Pollution Under Control Certificate is a mandatory document for all categories of motor vehicles under Central Motor Vehicle Rules,1989. Along with the staff & students of the College, people of nearby locality were also benefited by the camp. The camp proved successful in spreading awareness among people about a pollution free environment & the need to keep emissions under permissible limits.