Photos: Stanly Bantwal
Mangaluru, April 05, 2019 : The graduation ceremony was held on 5th April at 2.30 pm in the Father Muller Convention Centre. The programme commenced with the grandiose procession of graduates accompanied by the band and salutation with the guard of honour at the entrance of the Father Muller Convention Centre Kankanady. The dignitaries were given a solemn welcome with traditional Poornakumbha.
The Formal Programme began by invoking the blessings of the almighty by a melodious and meaningful prayer song by the students of Father Muller Homoeopathic College.
Fr Richard Coelho, Director FMCI welcomed the dignitaries and briefed the health care services provided by Father Muller Charitable Institutions with motto of ‘Heal and Comfort’ to the public since the past 139 years. He also highlighted the services rendered by Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College to the public from the time of its inception in the year 1985 till date. He also briefed that Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College is the only Homoeopathic Medical College under from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences to be accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ grade.
Dr Shivaprasad K, Principal FMHMC&H presented a descriptive report of the activities of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital for the academic year 2018 to 2019.
It was indeed a matter of pride for the institution as 73 Under Graduates and 27 Post Graduates of Father Muller Homeopathic Medical College graduated on this occasion . Graduates were honoured and certificates were conferred by the Chief Guest Dr S. Sacchidanand, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.
Oath taking by the Graduands was led by Principal Dr Shivaprasad K.
Delivering the Graduation address Dr S. Sacchidanand, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. said, “I thank the management of Father Mullers for having me here at this occasion and it is the proud privilege to be at FMCI as the institute has created a brand name in health care. He appealed to the students to be ever grateful to their parents for their hardships and also to the teachers for leading them from darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge and to be grateful to the patients from whom they have learnt clinical skills. He conveyed Homoeopathic medical education is seeing a sea of changes and has survived the test of time from the time of its origin. India has produced the largest number of Homoeopaths. He appealed to the graduands to be knowledgable, ethical, punctual, empathetic towards the patients. “You should have passion to serve people”. Once you excel in your profession, name and fame will automatically come to you.
Graduates’ response was given by Dr Wafa Zainab.
Achievers in various fields were also awarded on the occasion. Overall subject wise 176 ranks secured by Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College students, the meritorious students include 6 BHMS rank holders in overall ranks of the university, 6 M.D (Hom) rank holders of different specialties. Our students have bagged 6 Gold medals in the RGUHS examinations. Among six gold medals 2 post graduate students and 4 undergraduate students were awarded the prizes.
A prestigious Presidents gold medal to Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College instituted first time by Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese has conferred to Dr Aleena Thomas.
Honoring the chief guest Dr S. Sacchidanand, Honourable Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru. done by Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions during this ceremony. Fr Richard Coelho, director FMCI, Fr Vincent Saldanha, Administrator FMHMC&H, Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo, Assistant Administrator FMHMC&H, Dr Shivaprasad K, Principal FMHMC&H, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Vice Principal FMHMC&H, Dr Girish Navada U.K Deputy Medical Superintendent FMHMC&H, and Dr Vilma D’souza Coordinator graduation ceremony were present on the dais.
Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese and President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions in his address said, “Father Muller Institution has originated with the vision to serve poor and it has been delivering the best to the poor. On each graduation day, Father Muller reaffirms the same mantra of serving poor. I congratulate all the graduates and ask them to be the ambassador of Father Muller Institution by serving the poor and healing them with care and comfort.” He appealed to the graduands that with knowledge, insight and effort, we have to become co-creators with God. Homoeopathy is bringing new hope to the patients and it is your duty to alleviate their sufferings.
Fr Vincent Saldanha, Administrator FMHMC&H delivered vote of thanks.
The ceremony concluded with the Recession.
Dr Reshel Noronha and Dr G Rajachandra were MC’s for the graduation ceremony.
Earlier thanksgiving mass was offered by Most Rev Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese at Deralakatte chapel graduates and their parents have attended the mass in large numbers. Rev Msgr Maxim L Noronha, Vicar General of diocese of Mangaluru preached a meaningful homily highlighting the healing ministry of Jesus at Lourds Chapel at Deralakatte.
Fr Rudolph D’Sa,, Administrator, FMMC&H, Fr Vincent Saldanha, Administrator of FMHMC&H Fr Nelson D Pais Assistant Administrator FMMC&H, Fr Sylvester Vincent Lobo, Assistant Administrator FMHMC&H, Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran Vice Principal, teaching and nonteaching staff, students and parents of the graduates were present among others.