Father Muller Charitable Institutions celebrate Independence Day
Father Muller Charitable Institutions celebrated the feast of Assumption of Mother Mary and 72nd Independence Day of India on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
The celebration commenced with the Solemn High Mass at 8 a. m at St Joseph Chapel. Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of Father Muller Charitable Institutions officiated the Eucharistic celebration and preached a meaningful homily stating that we need to raise our hearts and minds to see our destiny, that is heaven. ‘Hope’ is the password to enter heavenly glory. The feast of Assumption gives us hope to reach our destiny. In other words, the feast gives both dignity and destiny to our human body.
Rev. Fr Ajith B. Menezes, Administrator, Father Muller Medical College, Rev. Fr Felix Monteiro, Chaplain were the co-celebrants.
After the Mass, the Flag hoisting ceremony was held in the Campus.
The programme began by invoking the Almighty in the form of a prayer song.
Ms Claudia Jonny, Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry extended a warm welcome to the gathering.
The chief guest of the day, Dr Leo Francis Tauro, Professor and Head of the Department of Surgery, unfurled the tricolor and delivered the Independence Day message. In his message, he recalled the selfless sacrifice of freedom fighters and also appreciated and saluted the contribution of Indian Air Force towards the country. He further asked the gathering to pledge to strive towards unity in the nation.
A series of patriotic songs were sung by the students of various units of Father Muller Charitable Institutions.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director of the Institutions, other Priests in the management, Chaplains, Heads of various units of FMCI, staff and students participated actively in the celebration.
Mrs Nathalia D'Cunha, Assistant Lecturer, FMCON rendered the vote of thanks. Ms Josline Crasta handled the proceedings.