Puttur, Sep 01, 2022: “Education develops personality; education improves our inner strength and erases our weaknesses. Education makes the personality to change the world. It is necessary that students should have love and respect for their alma mater, wherever they go they should never forget the nation and the educational institutions which formed their future said the Professor of English, Sacred Heart College, Madantyar and former principal of St Philomena college, Puttur. Prof.Leo was speaking as the Chief Guest on the occasion of college Annual Day celebrations of St Philomena College, Puttur on 29/08/2022.
On lauding the efforts of the College in providing the quality education, Prof.Leo Nornha said, students should not bring in negativity into their minds as God has given varied strengths and talents to each and every one, it is only necessary to know and display the latent talents whenever opportunity knocks. Students should learn to remain focused and orient themselves on new issues to reach the horizon of success and to learn to live amicably in the society where we live in. Rev Fr Stany Pinto, the Campus Director gave the felicitation address on Prof Leo Noronha.
Very Rev. Fr Jerome Lawrence Mascarenhas, the Correspondent of the College, presided the function. He remembered the contribution of Msgr. Patrao who has established the College in 1958, which has given immense contribution to the field of education and produced a number of talented personalities to the society who are serving in various fields across the globe. He remembered and thanked Mr. Michel D’Souza who was alumnus of the college for his great contributions towards the renovation of the institution. Very Rev. Fr Jerome Lawrence Mascarenhas has also called others to follow and provide support for the growth of institution.
On the occasion of college day, the lecturers who attained super annuation Prof J B Sequira, Prof Dinakar Rao, Prof Minakshee and Prof Venkateshwari were honoured.
Rev Fr stany Pinto, 1st rank holder M.A. Education from Kuvempu University, Lt Johnson David Sequeira 7th rank holder in M.A. Sociology from KSOU Mysore, Dr. Radhakrishna Gowda, dept of BBA, Dr. Praveen P D’Souza and Dr Ashith V K from PG DEPT Physics were felicitated for securing Ph.D. degree.
Sports achievers Sinchana D Gowda(surfing), Nachappa K D(hockey), Naushad Abdulla(Badminton), Tanveer P A, Solomon Roshan Joseph, Dheeraj Srinivas, Prathamesh, Srrikanth Murgodu, Mohammed Junaid, Pavan T R(Football), Raksha Anchan and Kiran who participated in RD Parade Delhi representing St Philomena College were honored. The teachers and students who completed KSET, SLET examinations were also honored on the occasion.
Dr Norbert Mascarenhas, Prof Nagaraju, Prof Vasudeva, Dr Vijaya Kumar Moleyar, Mr. Harshith R, Mrs. Srimani, Students welfare officers Dr Chandrashekar K and Mrs. Bharathi S Rai, Physical education director Mr. Elias Pinto, NCC officer Johnson D Sequira involved in various responsibilities.
Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monterio, the Principal of the College presented the detailed report of activities conducted in the College and achievement of students and staff.
Guest of honor Rev Fr Stany Pinto, Campus Director, Rev Fr Ashok Rayan Crasta, Principal St Philomena PU college, Mr. Maurice Mascarenhas, Vice president Puttur Parish council, President of PTA Mr. Krishnaprasad Alva, Alumni association President Mr. A J Rai, President of Student council, Amith S Aranha, Secretary Prakyath T J, joint secretary and Mahalasa Pai were present on the dais.
Students of performing arts rendered prayer. Prof.Udaya, vice principal welcomed and staff secretary Prof Ganesh Bhat proposed vote of thanks, Mrs. Suraksha, PG dept of Computer Science, compered the program.
Various cultural programs – dance, song, short skits were presented. Teachers were also showcased their dance talent and received ovation by the audience.