On a serene winter morning, amidst the beautiful green gardens and elegant pagoda rooftops, the Inter School MGM FEST-2017 was inaugurated at Christian College of Engineering and Technology (CCET), Kailashnagar, Bhilai on 10th November, 2017. The two day fest is organized by the MGM group of schools run by St Thomas Mission, Bhilai. The inauguration ceremony was presided by the Chairman of St Thomas Mission and Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese, His Grace Bishop Joseph Mar Dionysius in the presence of the Chief Guest, Fr K V Paul, Former Principal of St Stephens College, Pathanapuram, Kerala and Secretary of Pathanapuram ashram together with Fr Geevarghese Ramban, the Vice president St Thomas Mission, Fr Kurian John, secretary of St Thomas Mission, Fr Joshi Varghese, Educational Officer of St Thomas Mission, Fr. Aju K. Varghese, Bursar, CCET, Dr. Dipali Soren, Principal of CCET, Dr M G Roymon, Principal of St Thomas College, Principals of various MGM schools, faculties and students. The event started with a band march welcome ceremony to escort the dignitaries to the stage. In his inaugural and presidential speech, the Chairman Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius said that MGM institutes have become the torch bearers of education due to the tireless efforts and blessings of its founding father, the great visionary Late Lamented His Grace Bishop Stephanos Mar Theodosius and St Gregorios of Parumala. He said that in this trying times of rampant commercialization of education, the MGM group of institutes have remain resolute in their vow to uplift and illuminate the lives of the neglected bracket of society by the light of education. He urged the gathering to celebrate this great fest of oneness and coming together for nation building. In his speech, Fr Geevarghese Ramban emphasized the importance of sports and cultural activities, which should go hand in hand with academics for overall personality development of students. He said that every participant of MGM Fest-17 will take the essence of unity and propagate it throughout our nation, as was the vision of our great visionaries. The Chief Guest, Fr K V Paul in his speech explained that the true purpose of education is to impart knowledge in students to distinguish the good from the evil. He said that body, mind and soul are the three dimensions of human personality, which must be honed simultaneously. He urged the teachers to identify individual talent in each students and he asked the students to utilize their talent for betterment of the society. On this occasion a torch rally was organized from Kalibari, Kailashnagar to CCET campus, Bhilai. Inter School MGM Fest-2017 was flagged off by lighting of ceremonial torch and release of balloons by the dignitaries. Thereafter about 700 participating students from 12 schools, under the tutelage of their faculties engaged in healthy competition and exhibited plethora of skills in various cultural and sports competition like group dance, solo song, speech, volleyball, track and field competition, basketball etc. At the end of the day the energy level of students was chartbusting as they forgot the day’s tiredness in the festive environment of the cultural night. The anchor of the inaugural program was Dr Bindu Jacob, HOD of English Dept., CCET.