The inaugural and investiture ceremony of the P.G. Department of Develop Management’ Students’ forum CASCADE (Collective Action for Students Concerns And Development) was held on 27th July 2017 at 3.30 p.m with the Tamilthai Vazhthu and College song by the department choir. Ms. Gayatri, elected President of CASCADE formally welcomed the dignitaries Dr. S. Raja Samuel(Principal, MSSW ),Chief guest, Mr. Tom Thomas (CEO Praxis India), Dr. R. Subashini (Dean, MSSW), Dr. Sarah Karunakaran (Head of the department) , Dr.Amirtha Mary(Forum Co-coordinator)who were present on the dais and the students. She mentioned about the significance of this event, First “Plastic Free” gathering in the known history of MSSW.
Dr.S.Raja Samuel in his Presidential address described the importance of Development sector and its need in today’s world. He motivated everyone to be Development Leaders through active participation rather being Development managers.
In his address, Mr.Tom Thomas briefed about the importance of the CSR, NGO in development sector and role of a Social Worker. Starting with the two streams of business thoughts which is practiced nowadays, through his expertise he detailed the difference between Corporate responsibility and Business responsibility, inspiring the students to pursue alternate and innovative path in development. He emphasized on the emergence of policy making and its need in global level. Mr. Tom Thomas put forth two golden values earned through hisexperience before the student- the ability to question and the ability to listen which every development leader should posses. He wished for the success of the forum and ignited the sparks through his words.Dr.Amirtha took chargeof the oath taking ceremony wherein the democratically elected office bearers Ms.Gayatri Pattnam- President , Ms.Shrivaishnavi-Secretary,Mr.Gnanavignesh- Treasurer,Mr.Durairajan- Vice President,Ms.Suvetha -Joint Secretary took their oath and were conferred of their badges which they received from Dr.R.Subashini,symbolizing their responsibility.
In the end, Mr.Durairaj offered his thanks to the guests and participants for gracing the occasion by their solemn presence.The meeting ended with the National Anthem followed by a photo session with the dignitaries.