CELA is one of the associations in Philosophy department of St. Charles’ Seminary, Nagpur, India. CELA means Carolian Elocution and literary Association. The patron of this association is St. Francis Xavier. The association was established on December 4th 1990. It came into existence as a result of the need expressed by the students of philosophy department themselves.

The main object of CELA is to train the members to be better preachers of the world of God and to foster the art of writing which is one of the strongest means of evangelization and to develop the organizational abilities of the members and other artistic talents.

All the resident students of Philosophy Department are the members of this association. There is a Director who is a staff member of St. Charles seminary. There is a co-director from third year theology, who is to guide and advice the office bearers and members. Besides this there is a President, General Secretary, Treasurer, Literary In charge and an Executive member, all elected from the Philosophy department.

CELA conducts various competitions like speech, debate, magazine competitions. CELA also celebrates its annual day in the month of December where competitions like skit, quiz, dance, advertisement, fancy dress est. are conducted. CELA also organizes an inter house debate/speech competition during the academic year.

The ordinary meetings of CELA are held every fortnight, Monday at 8.30 pm. This year the office bearers of CELA are :-

Sr.No. Acting As Name
1   Director   Rev. Fr. Agnello Barboza o.p
2   Co-Director   Bro. Sunith Lugun
3   President   Bro. Kevin Charles
4   General Secretary   Bro. Ranjith Rodrigues
5   Treasurer   Bro. Sajan Michael
6   Literary In Charge   Bro. Prateek Sardar
7   Executive Member   Bro. Guvala Joseph

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