The Republic Day celebration of St Philomena’s College, Mysuru, was organized on January 26, 2021 at 8:30 AM in front of the college auditorium.
The programme was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr Anitha D’Costa from St Joseph’s Hospital, Mysuru. It was blessed with the presence of the Rector, the Vice-Rector, Campus administrator, both the Principals and the Vice-Principals of degree and PUC, the Deans and the coordinators from different departments, teachers and non- teaching staff and the students.
The college took pride in announcing the establishment of 3-Karnataka Naval unit in St Philomena’s College. The cadets escorted the dignitaries for the flag hoisting ceremony which was followed by the National Anthem which awakened a patriotic feeling in all gathered over there.
The Chief Guest Dr Anitha D’Costa gave an insight about the effects of the COVID pandemic and how one should be careful and cautious about one’s health as well as that of the others in her Republic message.
The students of the college performed a patriotic song and a dance which left the crowd in awe.
Dr Alphonsus D’Souza, the HOD of the Chemistry department of the college, the Dean of science and the research co-ordinator received the Rotary Datta Teacher’s award by the Rotary club of Mysuru for his outstanding contribution to teaching and research for the last 3 decades, he was felicitated along with the Chief Guest during the occasion.
The Principal, Dr T Ruth Shantha Kumari gave hope for a better, safer and COVID free world in her presidential message.
The College celebrated the 72 Republic Day to its fullest, keeping in mind the COVID protocols and guidelines and ensuring safety of every individual gathered.
It also paid tribute to the COVID warriors who worked day and night to safeguard our health along with our constitution makers.
The programme came to an end by 9:30AM. The management distributed sweets to the staff and students of the college. In fact, it was a day of rejoicing and merry-making. May we continue celebrating this day forever.