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Y.C.S in School

Y.C.S was founded in 1946 by Cardinal Joseph Cardijin in Switzerland. It is a movement meant to train Christian students to respond to the real challenges of the time in a balanced manner according to the teaching of Jesus Christ. About two decades later the movement was brought to India by Sr. Jeanne ICM. She initiated and organized Y.C.S group in Chennai in 1965.In 1968 some guidelines for the movement in India were out lined by student representatives that gathered in Madras. In 1969 Y.C.S was officially recognized by the CBCI. Soon the movement spread to other parts of India including Bihar. S.J.C wasted no time to seize the opportunity as it was most beneficial for our eager Catholic students of the time.
The movement started with a definite methodology. It is the review of one’s life based on the objectives See- Judge – Act. In other words awareness, reflection and action. The movement aims at building up of a new society based on Christian principles, regardless of caste, color and creed. It struggles to inculcate in students the fundamental values put forward by Jesus Christ.
“Love one another as I have loved you”
Accordingly it is to assist students to face their destiny: to discover that they are helpless if they do not first acknowledge God and their brothers and sisters in working with them. It is the plan of God to have a minority of people to unfold his plan to the world and bring it to its fulfillment. We are not in the world to have a good time but to make use of the time God has given us to grow and mature as person’s able to face challenges. The greater the challenge the finer we grow. All of us owe the best in us to our having overcome thousands of hurdles in our life. This was the purpose of the movement.
For an effective action the change should begin from within the individuals. In order to prepare the students to achieve the goal there should be an active unit in school ready to spend time for the study of Scripture and a review. The growth of the unit solely depends upon the efforts the school makes and the time allotted for the training.
The students are trained to take up a leadership opportunity and carry it out. Various camps and programmes are conducted every year. As far as our students are concerned they take part in camps whenever they are organized. For their spiritual progress the school organizes Holy Eucharist every Friday and annual retreats occasionally. Unit meetings are held regularly.
Y.C.S also conducts some our- reach programmes for the underprivileged such as- hosting a Christmas get- together for the children staying in poor conditions near by or visiting the home of the mentally challenged.
We hope that these young girls trained in our school will grow up to be upright young women who uphold Christian values based on the objectives of Mother Marry Ward, the founder of the institute C.J who runs the school St. Joseph’s Convent (S.J.C).

 

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