Mangaluru, Mar 17: Milagres College celebrated its 9th Annual Day at the Milagres Jubilee Hall on March 9. Walter D’Souza, the former president of Federation of Indian Export Organisations was the chief guest.
In his inaugural address, he said “Illiterate people of India understood the value of education and its importance to lead a decent and disciplinary lifestyle. But later the trend changed and education became public. The colleges are converted into subject based education centres and they gave only importance to text book oriented education in a particular subject. Students failed to realise the importance of discipline and the time sense in their life. He stressed only through discipline a person can achieve success.
“Success comes only with hard work. In order to achieve something in life we need to be disciplined individuals first. Colleges are the best places to know the value of discipline, utility of time, hard work and success,” he said. He congratulated the students and staff of the Milagres College as they represent themselves in social values and academic achievements.
Fr Valerian D'Souza, correspondent of Milagres Educational Institutions, in his presidential address said, “Our college is doing very well in academic and non-academic subjects. The students and staff with their achievements are always upholding the name of the college. Students cannot limit the learning process only to text books. Classrooms cannot teach everything to students especially in the subject of life and lifestyle. They should learn it from their house, society and surrounding. Only learning is not enough for life. Students should shape themselves to become value filled individuals.”
The programme commenced with a prayer song. Fr Michael Santhumayor, principal, welcomed the gathering. Cassin Rodrigues, vice-principal, presented the annual report of the college for the academic year. The proceedings of the International Conference ‘Ceannaire’ and College magazine ‘Miracle 2019', was unveiled at the event.
Fr Edwin Monis, assistant parish priest, Milagres Church, Lavina Lobo, vice president, PTA, Alwyn Rosario, Eva Manorama, convenor, college day, Savio Jerome D’Souza, CPL, Jaison Alistor, ACPL, and Sweedal Juli D’Souza, cultural secretary were present on the dais.
Eva Manorama, faculty of commerce and coordinator of cultural association rendered the the vote of thanks. The cultural programme commenced thereafter.