Mangaluru: The Students’ Council 2022-23 was inaugurated ceremony of was held on June 1st 2022 Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College (FMHMC) Auditorium, Deralakatte.
The programme commenced with the procession of the present and the new office bearers. Rose and her team invoked the blessings of the almighty with a melodious and meaningful prayer song.
Dr Vilma D’souza welcomed Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI, Rev Fr Rohan Dias, Assistant Administrator, FMHMCH & HPD, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal, FMHMC and introduced the Chief Guest Prof. Dr Aloysius H Sequeira(HAG), School of Management, Former Dean, Registrar, NITK Surathkal, Mangalore and Governing board member of FMCI. G V Anish presented the floral bouquet to Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho and Newly elected president Sarang Paul to Prof. Dr Aloysius H Sequeira.
Principal Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran welcomed the new office bearers with a rose. Former President of the Students’ Council, G V Anish handed over the college flag to the newly elected President, Sarang Paul. Followed by other office bearers handed over their duties to the new office bearers: A K Devika- General Secretary, Gagana Lakshmi – Magazine Secretary, Gazal Mohamed-Sports Secretary, Joe Paul-Cultural Secretary, Principal administered the oath of the office-bearers.
The Students’ Council was formally inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries and the newly elected President. The Chief Guest Dr Aloysius H. Sequeira felicitated outgoing office bearers and members of the Students’ council with a memento as a token of appreciation. G V Anish delivered the farewell speech. It was followed by an acceptance speech by Sarang Paul.
Rev Fr Rohan Dias, Assistant Administrator, FMHMCH & HPD, in his message congratulated the newly elected members, thanked the former Students’ Council on behalf of the management and recognised the services rendered, leadership executed and initiatives were taken. Motivated the newly elected Students’ Council by quoting John Quincy Adams. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” The essence of a true leader is to inspire. He also mentioned that great leaders are energetic, and productive and create dynamism by exploring innumerable possibilities. He appealed to the student council to strive toward the welfare of the students and management by upholding the motto of the institution.
In the inaugural address by the Chief Guest, Dr Aloysius H Sequiera applauded the students and management for organising a solemn and meaningful inaugural ceremony of the Students’ Council. He stated, “When we give our best we reap the best”. He imparted the relevance of the student council as an important body in the educational sector mediating as stakeholders between the students, faculty and management. He mentioned that leaders are not born, they are created and developed by nature and the campus provides a fertile atmosphere for nurturing emerging leaders. The Students’ Council members should imbibe qualities of nationalism, a sense of democracy and loyalty to the institution. They become brand ambassadors of the institution by inculcating unity in diversity by upholding culture, respecting religious values and respect for fellow humans. He Quoted the mantra for 2022 “People should replace profit, motivation over money and creativity should replace cost”.
Following this, the Chief Guest was presented with a memento as a token of gratitude by Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI.
Rev Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, in his presidential address, mentioned June 1st as the feast of St. Justin Martyr, a great scholar, a man of wisdom, right reason, and a great writer who always opposed false teaching in his apologetic writings. He insisted that the Students’ Council should strive toward truth, peace, justice, honesty, unity and fraternity. Also mentioned is that Leadership should be executed through loving service, forgiveness, peace and reconciliation. Thanked the former student council for the services rendered to the institution and congratulated the newly elected council members and wished them success.
The vote of thanks was proposed by A K Devika, General Secretary and the programme was concluded with the Institution Anthem.
Sarah Basheer and Shrinidhi Kulkarni, Final BH, compered the programme.