Mangaluru: July 4th 2015 was an important day at St Agnes College (Autonomous). The Student Cabinet of St Agnes College for the year 2015-16 was formally inaugurated in the college Auditorium. The programme began with a Prayer song by Ashna and group from the final year B.Sc. Dr. Noeline Pinto, HOD of Botany welcomed the gathering. Prof. P. Subrahmnya Yadapadithaya, Registrar of Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries. Sr. Dr. Maria Roopa AC the Superior of the convent, Prof. M. Supriya AC, the Principal, Sr. Dr. M. Jeswina AC, the Vice-Principal, and the Cabinet Coordinator and Sr. Marie Evelyn the Coordinator of Post Graduate studies, Professor Charles Pais, the Registrar were other the Dignitaries for the programme. Ms Jonita and Ms. Harshini introduced the students cabinet to the audience and Mrs. Malavika compered the Ceremony.
Addressing the gathering Prof. P. S. Yadapadithaya emphasized on the motto of the college – “God is our strength” and said God is all our strength and one cannot move forward without the will of God. He then said that one can get a rank by design or by default but one should also be able to inspire another by deed. For the overall development of an individual one needs to be physically fit, one must possess a stable mental health and develop her emotional quotient. One’s IQ will not be valued if she doesn’t have an EQ. To crown it all what is most important is the spiritual strength to enhance one’s growth. He then spoke about how a leader should be effective and concluded by enlightening the students about the ABCDE of life and said that for a leader to be successful she needs to know the ABCDE of life: A for acceptance, B for Brave; C for Courtesy; D for Dedication and E for Efficiency.
Sr.M. Supriya AC, the Principal administered the oath to the cabinet members. Student President Deepika, the four vice Presidents: Disha for Arts, Maureen for Science, Mayolla for B.Com and Bridgita for BBM along with 30 secretaries of various departments and associations took the oath and pledged to perform their duties faithfully. Dr. Maria Lobo, Department of Botany delivered the vote of thanks. The programme ended with the National Anthem.