Faith, Hope, Charity and the greatest of these is Charity.
Santhwanam, the social service club, visualized, planned and executed by the students of CEC, was setup under the wing of NSS, with the aim of imparting selfless service to the society at the student’s level.
To spread an awareness among the student community about the need for social service
To cover all spheres of social service, including visits to orphanages, jails and old age home.
To bring about active participation in all concerned activities in the college such as charity donations.
Keeping these ideas in mind, this club was officially inaugurated on 17th October .The tempo was set when curtains rose to an inspiring inaugural ceremony, where none other than Sri. P.S. Abraham, secretary of Snehadhara Abhaybhavan graced the occasion. As a part of the inaugural function, the logo was unveiled. A creative expression of innate purpose of SANTHWANAM, the logo consisting of a dove and a lamp was symbolic of peace and prosperity. The ceremony was also blessed by the presence of honorable guest, Dr. R. Bal Krishnan, Chief surgeon at DSH hospital.
In close co-ordination with the N.S.S. unit, a campus cleaning drive was undertaken. Instilling in the students a sense of responsibility and team work, the day witnessed the campus arising to a new, refreshed and cleaner start.
A talk, on value based education, to promote the virtue of simple living and high thinking was organized for the freshers(year 2002-2003).
A survey was conducted at Gilgal Ashwasa Bhavan setup by Prince Pastor. The motive behind the foundation of this organization is to take care of the destitute. The present strength is 17.
The SANTHWANAM club organized a visit to the Nazareth Ashramam for Boys. The club members provide the morning food at the Ashramam. The members also had food along with the inmates. This provided an opportunity for an interaction between the inmates and the students.
Sticking to its motive of social service, SANTHWANAM organized a clothes collection programme in the college campus. Clothes were collected from the students and distributed at various centers, mainly at AASHA Bhavan and Nazareth Ashramam, Othara.
The club is now a part of the N.S.S. unit of the college.