Monday, September 15, 2008

Definitely not a Last Word...

The MaD Campaign came to a close weeks ago. Make a Difference! Did we really? Over a 100 positive feedbacks and still counting... I'd like to believe we did.

Change is a strange thing. It cannot be forced. It just happens. We made an effort to drive home a message. A message that we start with ourselves... Nothing big, small things like throwing waste in it's rightful place, helping accident victims, not to stand for corruption, not to encourage public smoking... Small things.

A lot of feedback said we should carry on with this campaign. I think not. Because I'd like to believe our campaign has matured into something a more. A movement, that begins with you. When you start to believe in all those small things I mentioned, our little campaign would have gained another believer.

And as a believer, hopefully you will inspire others. And other's others. And that my friends is a movement at infancy. As people grow, so does the movement. So bear in mind, that you are the heart and soul of our movement.

People are capable of outstanding acts of courage and compassion. And that's why we chose to believe in your ability to 'Make a Difference'.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MaD JiNGLe... Maattrum Seyy...

MaD Posters: Session 009...

From a concerned fellowmate...

This was a feedback that really touched us... Excuse the grammar and language, we have not modified this letter by any means, as its essence and depth would have been compromised...

Dear (MAD) Friends:

Congrats for doing this good job in MAD. And i wish you all sucess.

But it is not enough, Because we like to see the difference in Public not in a college. In our college the institution give payment to persons who clean the campus. I know this is our duty to do keep the campus clean, but it can't unless all the students like. If we do it or not our institution do it. But in our society nothing will do. The cleaners, scavengers are getting a monthly income they didn't or won't care about thesociety. But as the students we are the backbone, we do it as this is a service in society. I think this MAD may do manything difference in society. So plz don't waste the time in college.Take this opppurtunity to serve the nation. Plz grant my comment. We stand for you. Many students are willing to do service for the nation. And also we like to join in MAD. If u do in public places.

Because smokers, beggars, poor people, etc. and the wrong persons are not in our college. I hope in that. Make a Difference in Public. And they said about Equality, but in our campus I did not find that equality. Even between the college departmemnts. Once pachiyappas college students rag and tease our colllege students. Many of our college students watched and kept silent. I saw it. You may ask me, y udid it? This is the group work, team work, we ned co -operation (union is strenght) It will done only by team. This for example. There were many tings that happened and it will happen in the future too. We can't do anything for happened but we will do for the future. We change the future in MAD Group.Coz we have the facilitiesmoney, media, menatl power. think about it.

To Help Poor:
I have one idea, that is , in our college we spend lot of money to canteen, coffeee shop. and also for co -op stores etc...etc... So we arrange one fund from that amount.For example, if one buys a coffeee for Rs.5, we take Re.1 for the fund. This willl change one poor family or a poor society.This is one idea.
( Note: If u discuss with ur brainy group, lot of ideas will come out anddo it if possible).

As a loyolite I would like to serve the nation. I think it may give a fame to our college and us (MAD Group).

Some notes:

  • Plz do this servive in public places with our institution permission.
  • Plz encourage the students who were willing to do these social activities.
  • Plz don't waste this oppurtunity and time.
Beacuse I am from the village, I know what will happen and also u know. Becoz you r the seniors. We are the backbone for our nation. Atleast we should march with 25% of students who were willing. ( in whole India. out of 58%)

Many films teach thsi lesson but people or students didn't follow. If we do this in real surely it make a difference.

We have the power.

I don't know english very well, if u found mistakes in my writing and my comment, or u feel bad for this comment plz. forgive me)....



MaD Posters: Session 008...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Report On Day 001 Interactive Session...

Interactive session, Day 1 (26 August, 2008)- 9:15am to 10:20am

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Victor Louis Anthuvan

He spoke to us about the poverty in India and our status in the world and the ways to overcome this problem which can make India a develop nation and even about the inequality to women in the society which is strictly a great problem and should be stopped.

He explained about the black money and if this comes into account we are no more poor. He finally remarked it in our hands to make India a beautiful country by forgetting the caste system and leaving it behind.

Interactive session, Day 1 (26 August, 2008)- 2:15pm to 3:45pm

Keynote speaker: Mr. Pradeep Philip, I.G.P., Chennai on Social Justice

The function began with a welcome address by 3rd year, Shift II Natasha, and then kicked off with the screenings of five Public Service Announcements (PSAs). Next was a song composed by the students, followed by the campaign brief slide show. Next was a number of short speeches by college dignitaries: the Deputy Principal, the Vice Principal, and the President of Student Affairs. Roshan, Shift II 3rd year, gave the student speaker address.

Natasha then introduced the keynote speaker, Pradhip Phillip. Pradhip Philip mainly talked about his experience as a police officer and how his efforts to confront indifference began with the confrontation of death. He narrated two experiences, one almost drowning to death and another when he was injured, near fatally, in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. He said one only knows the value of life when one is faced with its loss. To confront indifference is to require empathy, to see one’s self in another shoes, not sympathy per se. This requires us to confront the fact of creation and the miracle of creation. He then told about his efforts to reform the police in his Friends of Police program. This was introduced as an example of how complex problems are often, if not always, solvable by simple solutions. Friends of Police, he explained, was a necessary step for the change of society more generally. His “impacting the people” (his term for lecturing) was followed by a question and answer period. He explained the police procedures for admitting someone to the hospital: how it is a citizen’s duty to admit immediate care and the need for all to know about CPR; how certain hospitals are not registered/allowed to treat certain kinds of accidents, in particular legal-medical cases; and the procedures available for calling ambulances. A question was more specifically asked about the case of Naveen, the third year who died due to inability to admit in a number of hospitals and the unavailability of ambulances (as per Mr. Philip’s suggestions). Mr. Phillip explained the need for all citizens to know the types of hospitals where one can be admitted in the case of road accidents. He also fielded questions regarding the respect level and mode of interaction (often aggressive) of police officers towards otherwise polite citizens. He responded with the rate of such behavior as decreasing due to his FoP program, which he again encouraged all to join.

The session then ended with a memento presented to the keynote speaker and to the deputy principal. A music video created by the 3rd year Vis Comm. students, as well as a number of other PSAs (which were not screened in the first session).