76th Independence Day Celebration at XISS

Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi celebrated the 76th Independence Day in spirit and pride on 15 August, in its campus. The event commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag by Director, XISS followed by the National Anthem to set the spirit of the day.

In his Independence Day address Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ, Director, XISS, recalled the progress made in the fields of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), literacy, poverty, number of health care providers, etc. since our independence. He also said that we need not wait for greater milestones but take smaller steps towards the development of the nation. Appreciating the efforts of the students who put the entire celebration together, he mentioned that they have shown a display of diversity, woven into one common thread of unity, thus representing Confluence.

The event was followed by patriotic group songs, skit-performance and power-packed group dance performances by the students of Marketing Management Programme. The event was organised by the students of the Marketing Management under the guidance of Dr Bhabani Prasad Mahapatra, Head of Programme, PGDM Marketing Management and other faculty members.

During the event, three institutional scholarships worth Rs 7,60,000 were awarded to 24 students (Batch of 2021-23) of the Programmes of Rural Management, Human Resource Management, Financial Management, and Marketing Management. These included the Fr Michael Van den Bogaert SJ Memorial Scholarship for meritorious students of SC/ST category (First rank-Rs 50,000 to 4 students, Second rank-Rs 40,000 to 4 students), Fr Michael Albert Windey SJ Memorial Scholarship for meritorious students on the whole, open to all categories (First rank-Rs 30,000 to 4 students, Second rank-Rs 20,000 to 4 students) and Fr Louis Francken SJ Memorial Scholarship (First rank-Rs 30,000 to 4 students, Second rank-Rs 20,000 to 4 students) for overall performance of all categories.

For the list of scholarship winners, click on the PDF.