Mangaluru: The Father Muller Mini Dine, in the Father Muller Convention Centre, was decorated in welcoming of the newly admitted 33 students in the Bachelor in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (BASLP) course in the Father Muller Medical College on 16 August. The event had Dr Raju Krishna Chalannavar, Registrar Evaluation, Mangalore University and presided by Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho Director of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions. Many parents and well-wishers attended the inauguration.
The course inauguration 2023-24 of the 17TH BASLP which had its modest beginning with 3 students has grown in stature over the Mangalore University with an intake of 33 students in the undergraduate course. Principal Cynthia Santhmayor welcomed the gathered and presented a report of the growth of the college and its UG and PG programmes. With the symbolic lighting of the lamp, the 17th batch was ushered into the college teaming it with the whole institution under one umbrella of FMCI.
Dr Raju Krishna in his address to the students and parents gave an analogy of a mango which though has many colours, under its skin has a thick fleshy pulp, which in turn overs the seed shell that covers the seed. The seed depends on the other layers for its existence and the fruit itself then depends on the seed for its existence. Thus is a student in these prestigious institutions where their parents, mentors and management will help them develop into professionals while in turn the students will see for the aspirations of their parents being met and being Alumni of good stature.
The work ethic of the American should be followed where 20 per cent of work leads to 80 per cent of productivity rather than 80 per cent of our work leading to only 20 per cent productivity; thus work smart rather than hard, tiring yourself. He asked the new students how confident are they and how confident they were in achieving success. To which he replied that quenching one’s thirst with wisdom mattered the most. He ended with a saying of former President APJ Kalam who said that in rains most birds find shelter while only the eagle flies above the clouds to avoid the rains. Thus dream high and fly strong
Fr Richard welcomed the students and prodded them to do their best. He said that it’s their choice that they are here, it is their interest to pass the interview and be here, so be the best in the subject to health and comfort. Survival of the fittest is the mantra but the course looks to help the differently abled. Reservations are required to uplift the backwards and the especially abled. So does this course, which has a direct impact in improving the speech and hearing impaired to be better and work independently in nation building. We have no dearth of infrastructure and all are the use for students, thus be seekers and healers. Be a beacon for those in strife and be torch bearers for justice and fraternity.
The vote of thanks was provided by Dr Ramandeep Kaur, Associate Prof while the MCs for the day were Dr Usha Associate Prof and Lelissa Saldanha Lecturer. Dr B Sanjev Rai Chief of Research who also is the guiding light for the college was on the Dais. Members of the faculty, staff and students were present for the vent along with the parents of the newly inducted students.
The inaugural was continued with few sessions on the college ethos, the facilities for students and the way of life in the campus. Curricular and extracurricular activities were also discussed and made parents more responsible for their wards success in the institutions.