On 6 July 2021, the new academic year 2021-2022 was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. K. M. Jose, Provincial and Rev. Fr. Don Bosco, Vice-provincial and Rector of citadel. Rev. Fr. Joseph Jeyaraj SDB, gave a welcome address and delivered a short introduction about Niraivagam. Two newly formed sub-centers at Vellore and Pondicherry were inaugurated and the two executive directors, Fr. John Britto for Vellore and Fr. Jefferson for Pondicherry were welcomed and honoured. Two priests, Fr. Christopher, CSsR and Fr. Yesuraj, MSFS who have joined Niraivagam as interns, and 4 new counsellors Mrs. Angel Divya, Mr. Amaladoss, Mrs. Lavanya & Mrs. Shofeena were welcomed by the Director. Fr. Joseph Jeyaraj thanked Fr. Paul Raj for his 3 years of tireless and enterprising service at Niraivagam after which Fr. Paul Raj gave a farewell speech. Mrs. Viola Charles coordinated and hosted the event. Light refreshments were also provided.