The 6th edition of Mar Theodosius Memorial Inter School MGM Fest held from 9th December to 19th December 2020 as a virtual / online competition amid the restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic..In this inter school cultural Literary Fiesta about 800 students from 23 schools under the MGM group of institutionsparticipated in the various events in Sub- Junior, Junior and SeniorCategories.. The Fest which was hosted by Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Bhilaiwas held through virtual mode successfully.A glittering opening and valedictory ceremonies were also was telecasted live.
The Fest started with the prayer song by the students of Mar Baselios Vidhya Bhavan Bhilai followed by welcome speech by Very Rev. Father Geevarghese Ramban, secretary of Mission- education board. The Presidential address was given by H. G. Dr. Joseph Mar Dionysius Metropolitan. The chief guest of Fest Shri Tamrdhwaj Sahu, Honorable Home Minister, Government of Chhattisgarh said in his inaugural speech that right from March 2020 onwards the whole country was facing a nationwide lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. In this tough situation also the MGM group of institutions were continue running all their activities and were continue getting touch with students for their betterment. The MGM administration provided the opportunities to students to show their talents. These type of cultural and sports activities not only develop the personality of students but also students learn the value of discipline in their life. He congratulated once again the students, teachers and the whole team of MGM Fest. Dr. Aruna Palta, Vice Chancellor, Durg University, said that the MGM group holds the very important status in Chhattisgarh in the field of education and it is one the pioneer group of education serving the state for over 54 years. The Chief Guest for the valedictory programme was Padmashree Dr. Mamta Chandrakar. The Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya Khairagarh. Padmashree Dr. Chandrakar congratulated the MGM Group of Schools for organizing suchliteraryand cultural Fest amidst Covid-19. His grace felicitated all the MGM schools, teachers and students for taking the initiative to motivate the students to participate virtually in all the respective events.Welcome speech was delivered by Rev. Father Dr. Joshi Varghese,Diocesan Education Officer
A song was presented by the students of MGM Sr. Sec. School Bhilai. Students of St. Mary’s Nursery school Bokaro presented prayer dance and students of Mar. Baselios Vidya Bhawan Bhilai and MGM Higher Secondary School Bokaro mesmerized the audience by their Dance Performance. Melodious Carol song was presented by students of MGM Higher Secondary school Raipur. Various Virtual Events like Dance, Song, Essay Writing, and Speech. Poem Recitation, Best out of the Waste, Coding Designing App Development, Creative Tagline and Quiz Competition were organized at Sub-Junior, Junior and senior level by the host institutions.
The Program concluded by announcing the name of the winners of various Categories of the Cultural, Literary and Creative events. Master Justin Eldos of MGM Public School, Shanti Nagar Bhilai became the individual runner up while Master K. Abhishek Sai of MGM hr. Sec. School Balco, Korba bagged the individual Championship. In the Schools category, MGM Hr. Sec. School, Gayatri Nagar, Raipur was announced as the 2nd Runner-up. In a nail biting finish MGM Sr. Sec. School, Bhilai with 59 points won the championship whereas MGM Hr. Sec. School, Boakro with 58 points was declared as Runner-up. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Rev. Fr. George C.Varughese, Executive Vice Chairman CCET College Bhilai. Very Rev. Fr. George Mathew Ramban( Secretary of Mission- Education Board), V. Rev. Fr. Thomas Ramban ( Secretary, Calcutta Diocese), Fr. Jose K Varghese ( Secretary, St. Thomas Mission) , Fr. Kurian John Principal (MGM Public School , Bhilai), Fr. Aju K Varghese ( Treasurer, St. Thomas Mission), Dr. M.G. Roymon ( Principal, St. Thomas College) and Dr. Dipali Soren ( Principal, CCET Bhilai) graced the occasion with their virtual presence. Dr. Sandhya Pillai and Dr. Archana Choudhary impressively conducted the programme.