Mangaluru, May 31: The inaugural ceremony of the Students’ Council 2023-24 of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College (FMHMC) was held on May 31 at Father Muller Auditorium, Deralakatte.
The programme commenced by the procession of the former and the newly elected office bearers followed by invoking the blessings of the almighty by a prayer song.
Dr Vilma D’Souza, vice principal and staff advisor - Students’ Council welcomed gathering and introduced the chief guest Dr Alwyn V D’Sa, associate professor of English and controller of examinations, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru. Fr Ashwin Crasta presented the floral bouquet to Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho and Dr Prabhu Kiran to Dr Alwyn V D’Sa.
Principal Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran welcomed the new office bearers. Former president of the Students’ Council, Sarang Paul handed over the college flag to the newly elected president, Deron Maben. Followed by other office bearers handing over their duties to the new office bearers: Sushmitha- general secretary, Sandra Shruthi S - magazine secretary, Alan Jinson -sports secretary, Khushi Suvarna-cultural secretary and then principal administered the oath of the office bearers.
The Students' Council was formally inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries and newly elected president & general secretory. The chief guest felicitated the outgoing office bearers and members of Students’ council with a memento as a token of appreciation. Sarang Paul delivered the farewell speech. It was followed by acceptance speech by Deron Maben.
Fr Roshan Crasta, administrator, FMHMCH & HPD, in his message congratulated the newly elected members, thanked the former Students’ Council on behalf of the management and recognised the services rendered, leadership executed and initiatives taken. He mentioned that communication is a vital force in leadership and he appealed the student council to work as a team to strive towards the welfare of the students and management by upholding the motto of the institution.
In the inaugural address chief guest, Dr Alwyn V D’Sa congratulated the management for having conducting such programmes with perfection. He told that students’ council job is to enhance the image of the institution, to be compassionate and empathetic. He insisted the newly elected president and team to work with the students.
Following which the chief guest was presented with a memento as a token of gratitude by Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director, FMCI.
Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, in his presidential address congratulated all the students council members. He emphasized that the young leaders should look for people’s progress, work as team and follow the ethos, mission of the institution and be a bridge between students and management.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Sushmitha, general secretary and the programme was concluded with the institution anthem.
Dr Harshitha N and Dr Shreyank Kotian compered the programme.