Motto- “To spread Love and Unity ”
“We must learn to live together as brothers, or we are going to perish together as fools.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jabalpur Interreligious Forum [JIRF] gives a glimpse of the assemblage of religious and spiritual people belonging to various professions together at one place with a single motive to spread love and solidarity and to guide our changing world towards justice, peace, and sustainability.
The Forum has been functioning in Jabalpur city since 1994 under the able leadership and motivation of Dr .Fr Davis George, former Principal, St. Aloysius’ College (Autonomous),Jabalpur and currently under the supervision of Dr. Fr. G. Vazhan Arasu, Principal, St. Aloysius’ College (Autonomous), Jabalpur. In 1995 Dr. Mrs. Bilquees Aslam took charge of the society as professor incharge followed by Mrs Siby Samuel in the year 2010, Dr Parnashree Mukherjee in the year 2015 -2019 and by Dr. Runa Paul in the year 2020.
In the year 2001 -02 election processes for office bearers started with Mr Joginder Shikhawat as President, Mr Mohd. Asif Aslam as Vice-President, Mr Mohd. Shadab Saleem as Secretary and Ms Afsha Aslam as Joint Secretary. In the session 2016-17 & 2017-18 the student representatives were Ms Meghali served as President , Ms Meenal Raikwar as Vice-President and Ms Ruchi Mishra as Secretary, while student representatives of the forum during the session 2018-19 were Ms Vaishali Raut as President , Ms Apurva Xess as Vice-President and Ms Tuhina Chatterjee as Secretary. Student representatives of the forum during the session 2019-20 were Ms Tuhina Chatterjee as President, Ms Shirley Beck as Vice-President and Ms Anupriya Pathak as Secretary. Current student representatives of the forum during the session 2020- 21 are Ms Jewel Noroha as President, Ms. Anusha Samuel as Vice-President and Ms. Purva Aditi as Secretary. With an aim to promote harmony and peace among believers of different communities, Jabalpur Interreligious Forum [JIRF] of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Jabalpur has been celebrating five major festivals of India since 1994.