Puttur, Jan 23 : On the occasion of Diamond Jubilee Finale of St Philomena College Puttur, PTA and Alumni Day Celebrations were held on January 22, 2019 in College Quadrangle.
The Judge of High Court of Karnataka Hon’ble Justice Mohammed Nawaz participated as the chief guest. He said, ‘Education is not just the process of acquiring knowledge and skills. It is something more than this. It is a process of achieving personality development of the students in order to choose better career opportunities.’
The DGM of Vijaya Bank, Regional Office, Hubli Mr Baptist Lobo, Chartered Accountant of M. Jagannath Kamath & Co, Kodialbail, Mangaluru CA. Jagannath M Kamath and Industrialist at Mysore Mr Subramanya Rai participated as the guests of honour.
The former Vicar General of Mangaluru Diocese Msgr. Denis Moras Prabhu delivered the presidential address.
The Campus Director Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro was honored for receiving VGST award in the area of research publications. The Principal Prof. Leo Noronha was felicitated for having nominated to the Syndicate of Mangalore University.
On this occasion, PhD awardee faculties, rank winners in the University Examinations and sports achievers were felicitated.
The Principal Prof. Leo Noronha presented the condolence message to pay homage to Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddaganga Mutt, who died on January 21, 2019.
The Correspondent of the College Very Rev. Fr Alfred J Pinto expressed the best wishes.
The Principal of PU College Rev. Fr Vijay Lobo, President of PTA of PU Section Mr Durgaprasad Rai and Secretary Mr Prashanth Bhat graced the occasion.
Mr Prahanth Rai and team presented the prayer song. The President of Alumni Association Mr Jairaj Bhandary welcomed the gathering. The Secretary of Alumni Association Dr K. Chandrashekar and the Secretary of PTA Mr Edwin S. D’Souza presented the annual reports. The President of PTA Mr Antony Olivera proposed the vote of thanks. Mrs Prathima Hegde compered the programme.
In the cultural programme, parents and former students of the college displayed varieties of dances, songs and skits.