Institutions’ Day cum Graduation Ceremony 2018 Celebrations
The Institutions’ Day cum Graduation Ceremony of Father Muller Charitable Institutions was held on 13th March 2018 which also marks the 177th Birth anniversary of the Founder Rev. Fr Augustus Muller S.J.
The day began with a Thanksgiving Mass at 8am where the Bishop of Mangalore Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza was the main celebrant.
The Graduation Ceremony of all the teaching units of FMCI was held at 5.00 pm in the Father Muller Stadium. The program commenced with the procession of Graduands from School and College of Nursing, Homoeopathic Medical College, College of Speech and Hearing, Medical College and Allied Health Sciences who were accompanied by the teaching faculty and the dignitaries. The College of Nursing Band team played festive tunes in honour of the Graduands. The dignitaries were given a traditional Indian style welcome with Poornakumbha and Aarathi which was followed by invocation. Rev. Fr Richard Coelho, Director of the Institutions, welcomed the gathering and presented the annual report.
The Chief Guest of the function was Dr Vedprakash Mishra, Chancellor, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (deemed to be university), Karad. Dr H. Veerabhadrappa, President, Karnataka Medical Council (KMC), Bengaluru, was the guest of honour. Most Rev. Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese, President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions presided over the function.
This was followed by the Graduation Ceremony during which 654 Graduands of GNM, B.Sc., PB B.Sc. & M.Sc. Nursing, BHMS, MD (Homoeo), BASLP, BPT, B.Sc. MLT, B.Sc. MIT, B.Sc RT, MBBS courses, Postgraduates of Medical and AHS courses, 1st batch of Super Specialist (Urology) & Ph.D. Scholars were presented with Certificates and Medals.
In his inspiring Graduation Address, the Chief Guest Dr Vedprakash Mishra, congratulated all the Graduates and said that today is a historic day for all them, who have been shaped, articulated and chiselled to perfection. And they owe their success to the Institutions, the teachers, parents and well-wishers. He also said that the country needs not only doctors but also paramedics, nurses and other healthcare specialists whom the Institution has produced. He asked all the graduates to carry the Legacy of Fr Muller forward by serving the needy with love and care.
Ms Rosemary Jojo,, B.Sc. Nursing Graduate spoke on behalf of all the graduates expressing her joy and gratitude.
Meritorious Graduates and students were presented with awards and prizes for their achievements in academics, sports & co-curricular activities during the year. FMCI President’s Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing MBBS Graduate for the year 2017 was awarded to Dr Sandhya Rao Kordcal.
Addressing the gathering Dr H.Veerabhadrappa the Guest of Honour said that Education Institute is a sacred place and education is the only thing that cannot be snatched and the best gift any parent can give. He asked the Graduates to give importance to continuous learning process and keep themselves updated with new knowledge in their respective fields constantly.
In his presidential address, the Bishop Most Rev. Dr Aloysius P DSouza reminded the graduates to always remain grateful to their Alma Mater. He called upon all of them to work hard with dedication, commitment and sincerity and serve the community through their profession. He also wished them success in their future endeavours.
Rev. Fr Ajith B. Menezes, Administrator, FMMC proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by a cultural programme presented by the students of FMCI.
The programme was compered by Ms Arokia Benita & Ms John Neeta Priyanka Ebnezer, Lecturers of College of Nursing.
Around five thousand people consisting of graduates, post graduates, staff, parents, alumni, guests and students witnessed the celebrations. Graduation Dinner was served to all.