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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Apr 10: The valedictory ceremony of the centenary celebration of St Agnes College was held at the college auditorium on Saturday, April 10.
Addressing the gathering, Prof Anjana Devi, a scientist at Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany, and an alumna of St Agnes College said, “I am blessed to be part of this programme. This college is the best in Mangaluru. I want to say to the young minds in my interaction that age is not a limit because the ability to succeed comes with you. I have been through a lot of ups and downs. Due to hard work and passion, I could succeed. You have a lot of opportunities to shape your future. Other than engineering and medicine, there are other streams to venture into. One among them is research. I also urge the government to come out with a research scheme in educational institutions so that it helps our students to compete with the outside world.”
Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyas Kamath said, “Due to the efforts of the past managements and principals, St Agnes College has reached the milestone of completing 10 decades which has shown the path for lacs of students. The alumnae of St Agnes College have reached greater heights and succeeded in their profession and their presence is all over the world. As an MLA, I assure complete support to this institution.”
The superior general of the Apostolic Carmel congregation Sr Maria Nirmalini said, “I want to thank all the past principals, management and teachers for carrying forward the legacy and making St Agnes College, one of the best institutions.”
Vedavyas Kamath and corporator Naveen D’Souza released the souvenir of the college. Sr Maria Nirmalini along with other dignitaries released 'Sprouting Seed to Regal Palm’, a book that carries the history of St Agnes College.
Former principals of St Agnes College, Prof Anjana Devi and Sr Maria Nirmalini were felicitated.
Prior to the formal function, the centenary thanksgiving Eucharistic celebration was held. The main celebrant was bishop of the Mangaluru diocese Dr Peter Paul Saldanha.
Sr Dr M Venissa AC, principal, St Agnes College, welcomed the gathering. Sr Norine D'Souza, principal, St Agnes PU College, rendered the vote of thanks. Malvika Shetty and Prameela D’Souza compered the programme.
Staff convenor, Dr Devi Prabha Alva, alumnae convenor, Dr Meera Aranha, joint secretary, Dr Lydia Fernandes were present.