‘St Ann’s College of Education One of Nation’s Best’- MU,VC Prof Byrappa during ‘BEd Graduation Day’

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” -Steve Jobbs-Founder of Apple Inc.

Mangaluru : “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever “- This quote from Mahatma Gandhi’s has a universal appeal for those who are about to move forward to new experience. “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – this popular quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson reminds graduates of their uniqueness, as well as their ability to create their own path in the world. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream, but also believe.” – this quote by Anatole France combines the necessity of both faith and hard work as a road to success for all graduates. Now that you are all teachers, go into world and teach others what you have learnt. Go also into rural areas and make a difference in villagers life.

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Graduation Day is often a time of celebration. Graduates of all ages are recognized for their academic accomplishments at the end of each academic era in their lives. It is day when graduates make their way on to the next chapter in their lives. It is also a day when they celebrate accomplishment, new beginnings, and success. The day also reminds new graduates how valuable their education and accomplishments are. Graduation Day! It fills the heart with mixed feelings — fulfillment and sadness, anxiety and eagerness. It is a time to say goodbye to the comfortable and secure life within college walls, and to get ready to march to the beat of the business world. The uncertainty of the future looms large over fresh graduates as they spread out their wings. Armed with diplomas and idealistic dreams, they charge ahead with enthusiasm. The fresh graduate needs oodles of advice and inspiration.

The College Graduation day is one of the most important moments in a student’s life as it marks a transition in one’s educational life. It is the recognition of the outstanding efforts of the 72nd batch of B.Ed. teacher trainees as they fly out of the portals of this institution as full fledged teachers. St Ann’s College of Education hosted the ‘B Ed Graduation Day-2015’ on Thursday, 5 November at their College auditorium. The ceremony began with invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song, followed by a welcome dance performed by the BEd college students. The dignitaries namely Professor Dr K Byrappa-Vice Chancellor, Mangalore University, and also the chief guest of the programme; the guests of honour-Dr Sr Lydia Fernandes AC-Former Principal of St Ann’s College of Education, and General Counsellor of Education-Apostolic Carmel Congregation; Sr Shalini AC- Superior General-St Ann’s Convent, and Joint secretary of College; Mrs Rose Kiran Pinto- Asst. Professor and Co-ordinator of Graduation Day were escorted to the dais by Sr Clare AC. The welcome address was delivered by Sr Claire AC-the principal of the college.

Following the release of First edition of College Students Magazine-“Ann Aura” by the chief guest, the college activities report was presented to the audience through audio-video display. The College Report gave a glimpse of all the stupendous achievements of the academic year 2014- 2015. Prizes were distributed to students for their excellence and achievement in their academics. The Rank holders of B.Ed and M.Ed were felicitated. Ms Sushma Pearl Koundinya and Ms Lami M.C were awarded with Gold Medals founded by the Alumnae Association. The winners of the various competitions were given prizes and a couple of scholarships and founded prizes were given to the deserving students.

The Chief Guest Prof. Byrappa addressing the students congratulated the institution on its completion of the third cycle of NAAC Re-Accreditation in 2014 with an ‘A’ Grade and having secured a CGPA of 3.71/4.0 which ranks the highest among all the Colleges affiliated under Mangalore University and all the Re-accredited Colleges of Education in the country. He also mentioned about the College inculcating research culture among student teachers and extend commendable services to rural areas and strive for its upliftment. “I have travelled all over the country and been to many Colleges of Education, but I will say that St Ann’s College of Education-Mangaluru is one of the best colleges I have come across so far” complimented Prof. Byrappa.

“A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or to society. As Education facilitates knowledge, learning, skills and values to society it should not be neglected. The maximum potential to transform lives lies in the hands of an efficient teacher and that’s the reason why teacher’s profession is considered the best profession above all” added Prof. Byrappa. He congratulated all the graduates and said that they were provided a very congenial atmosphere by the college for them to bloom to their fullest potential. His advice to the students was to do their best for the nation by utilizing their capacities to the maximum and encourage more and more women to pursue higher education in the field of teaching.

Prof. Byrappa also advised the teachers to go into the rural areas also and utilize their talents and knowledge among the villagers. He further said, “Now that you are graduates you will be looking forward to start your career in teaching field. Whatever your ambition and goals are be happy with what opportunities come your way. Work hard with sincerity and dedication and success will be yours. Wish you all luck in your future career and endeavours. May God bless you all”

The formal function was followed by the cultural programme comprising of a Hindi song sensing the purpose of life; A folk dance known as ‘Pearl of the Orient’ which gave a beautiful experience of Goa culture; Western song ‘You are the light of the world’ was sung in chorus; and Tableau portraying the message of nature’s beauty and harmony was performed. Ms Smisha Varadu compered the ceremony and Ms Nirmala Vaz proposed vote of thanks. This programme was witnessed by the parents, staff-members, Sisters in the Campus, Alumnae and students. The beautiful and well organized function ended with the College Anthem.

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