Mangaluru: After two years of very muted and indoor Christmas celebration, Father Muller threw its doors open for its employees and the public to share in the festivities of Christmas. The Father Muller Charitable Institutions, a Minority Institution run by the Diocese of Mangalore has celebrated Christmastide with prayers, community sharing and programmes galore. With the FMCI in its 142 years of service, the Institution has not looked into its pockets for the benefit of the patients. This Christmas too the Director FMCI Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho envisaged a gathering to bring in hope and smiles.
The curtain raiser, with Christmas Carols and lights, welcomed Rajyogini Brahma Kumari Sister Vishweshwari, Incharge, Brahma Kumaris, Mangalore, who with her simplistic demeanour and ear-to-ear smile blessed the gathering with her presence. She has been a voice of harmony and peace in the quest to help people having spiritual and mental distress through the organization she represents.
The prayer song sung by the students of the Father Muller School and College of Nursing was followed by the welcome by the Administrator of Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College Hospital, Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta. His welcome embraced everyone and also put a light on the life of the chief guest.
The release of the Christmas bulletin and calendars was done by the dignitaries with flares and uniqueness. The cutting of the Christmas Cake for spreading the sweetness of the season through cakes followed
The Christmas message of self-realisation and self-consciousness made the gathered realise the true answer to the question ‘Who are you?’. She conducted a short self-immersive yoga session making a point to put in “One God’s Children”. Her message was clear the Birth of Christ as the Saviour is reflected in all texts and thus all are God’s children.
Director FMCI focused on the true essence of Christmas to be celebrated with love and compassion. The vileness, hatred, spitefulness and inhumane behaviour has increased. We should make it a point to be for others and be a part of a cultured, civilized world. Then automatically the true meaning of peace that Christmas envisages will come true.
A Dance by students of FMHMC and H, a skit by FMCON, a dance by the staff of Father Muller Hospital Thumbay, skit by FMCON students, a dance by the faculty and students of the Father Muller Nursing College Thumbay FMNCT students, a mime by FMMCH staff, dance by FMC (SP. and HG.) students, lucky draws, prize distribution were all part of the gifted itineraries for the public through the creative and festive spirit of the Institutions.
The Vote of thanks was delivered by Renita Lasrado, ANS, Nursing services. Christmas carols and the arrival of Santa Claus organised by Father Muller Medical College and physiotherapy and FMCOAHS students was enthralling. The programme ended with the respect to the Mullerian Family by singing the Institutional Anthem. Over 200 cakes were distributed to all gathered for the event. Reena Wilson and Shirley Priya of the Father Muller College of Nursing compeered the programme.
The programme was managed by Fr Nelson Dheeraj Pais and Fr Rohan Dias, Assistant Administrators at Father Muller Medical College Hospital.
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