Puttur, Nov 30: St Philomena College, St Philomena P U College, St Philomena Aided High School, 3/19 KAR BN NCC college Army Wing, 91/19 KAR BN NCC high school Army wing organised ‘Pipping Ceremony’ for NCC officers and NCC cadets on November 28 at the PG seminar of the college.
Fr Lawrence Mascarenhas, correspondent of Mai De Deus Educational Institutions presided over the programme. In his presidential remarks, he expressed pride in conducting a ceremony to honour four achievers. He emphasized that the success comes from hard work and acknowledged the dedication of the officers and thanked Col Zephrin Gilbert Aranha.
Col Zephyrin Gilbert Aranha, commanding officer, 19 KAR BN NCC, Madikeri participated as the chief guest and performed the pipping ceremony.
Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, principal, St Philomena College, Puttur and Fr Maxim D'Souza, headmaster, St Philomena High School, Puttur, participated as the guests of honour.
The ceremony was conducted in connection with the promotion of Captain Johnson David Sequeira NCC officer, 3/19 KAR BN NCC, St Philomena College, Puttur from the lieutenant rank to the captain rank and chief officer Peter Naresh Lobo NCC Officer, 91/19 KAR BN NCC, St Philomena High School, Puttur from first officer rank to chief officer rank. Rank ceremony of SUO Sujith S P, JUO Riya Sushmitha D’Souza, JUO Spandana ceremony was performed by Col Zephyrin Gilbert Aranha, commanding officer, 19 KAR BN NCC, Madikeri. NCC achievers in sports and games Deeksha and Vijeetha who represented national level kabaddi tournament 2023-24 organized by School Game Federation of India were also felicitated on the occasion.
SCUO Sujith S P welcomed. Former Cadet Shivani introduced the chief guest. Captain Johnson David Sequeira NCC officer, 3/19 KAR BN NCC, St Philomena College, Puttur proposed vote of thanks. L/CPL Treesa Celestia P V compered the programme.