Letting ‘OUR’ Light Shine

Loyola’s Relief Work after Cyclone Michaung

The cyclone Michaung reached the coast of Tamilnadu on 3rd December and it was nature’s show of strength. It rained for a day and night continuously. The strongholds of man-made concrete jungles fell like a house of cards and nearly every place in the districts of Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Chengelpet were flooded. Houses were inundated, and people were left helpless on the streets. 

It is at this juncture that Loyola College as its motto stands ‘Let your light shine’, let its light of hope shine on the hopeless, poor and needy, whose life was shattered by the cyclone. Under the able guidance of Rev Dr Anthony Robinson SJ, Rector Loyola Campus, Rev Dr B Jeyaraj SJ, Secretary Loyola College and Rev Fr Louis Arockiaraj SJ, Principal Loyola College and Director of Loyola School of Service Learning. Loyola’s School of Service Learning and Loyola College Society sprang into action to provide relief works all over Chennai.           

The Loyola College Society along with The Greater Chennai Corporation collaborated to relocate nearly 500+ families to safety. They were given a place to stay and healthy food to eat. Men, women, children, old people and many more found solace at the warmth of love and care provided by the student volunteers of Loyola College.

The Loyola hostels – both men and women – played a pivotal role in Loyola’s mission of love for humanity. Students extended the safety and security provided to them in the college hostels to the helpless poor who were seeking sanctum in the abodes of Loyola.

Creating men and women for others has been Loyola’s mission for nearly a century. Instilled in this value the college has a strong foundation in reasserting social conviction in students by making it part of their academic journey. The School of Service Learning is an example of what lies in the heart of Loyola.

Let the Light of ‘HOPE’ shine on all us.