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Spearhead Academy celebrates Christmas, distributes certificates

Christmas Celebration and Certificate Distribution Ceremony held at Spearhead Academy
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Mangaluru: The centre for Media Studies, Spearhead Academy,  celebrated its 1st Christmas and Certificate Distribution Ceremony, on Wednesday, December 21, 2002. The celebrations started with a high tea at 4:30 pm marking the celebration with a sense of fellowship.

The dignitaries adorned the dais at 5 pm and after the invocation song, Dr John D’Silva the Administrative officer welcomed all the dignitaries, invitees, faculty, and students receiving certificates. The Chief Guest of the day Rev Fr Sudeep Paul, Director, Sandesha a foundation for culture and education, was offered a floral welcome.

Christmas Celebration and Certificate Distribution Ceremony held at Spearhead AcademyCA Valerian Dalmaida, Chairman of the Academy who presided over the programme was offered a bouquet and welcomed. The Programme began with the cutting of a Christmas cake and then went on to listening to carols, a very distinctive part of the celebration of Christmas. 

After completing the courses on Advance photography and Adobe Photoshop, the Academy awarded the certificates to students. Since the students were from all over India and abroad the ceremony was in a hybrid mode where the students could join even online. While 7 of them attended the offline certificate distribution ceremony, more than 50 of them joined online. The certificates for Advance photography and Adobe Photoshop were distributed by the Chief Guest Fr Sudeep Paul and CA Valeria Dalmeida. 

The Chief Guest of the day Rev Fr Sudeep Paul, Director, Sandesha a foundation for culture and education in his keynote address said, that the Academy under the visionary zeal of CA Valerian Dalmeida, has a huge potential for the growth of rural youth and the concept of earn while learn is unique in nature and distinguishing characteristic of the Academy. He also gave a short Christmas message for all pointing out that joy and peace are immediate needs of society for a better world. 

With a grateful heart Lolita Dsouza, one of the students shared her experience of learning. The academy is doing something very commendable for society, skilling youth is a very noble job. I wish that the academy continues to provide a helping hand for society, were some of her points of sharing. 

CA Valerian Dalmeida in his presidential address rightly identified the seven students who had been there to receive their certificates, with the seven colours of the rainbow. He said, like the rainbow which wouldn’t be complete even if one colour is absent,  I request you to go out as each colour of the rainbow and be the ambassadors of our academy. Let the youth be inspired by you. He also expressed his vision that the maximum youth of the country should get employment, particularly the Karnataka rural youth, which is the key reason behind pioneering the Academy. 

The programme witnessed a fitting conclusion with the vote of thanks by Navya Shetty, HR Newskarnataka, which was followed by a group photo session. 

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