70 Graduates from City Group of Institutions honored during ‘Annual’ and ‘Graduation Day’

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70 Graduates from City Group of Institutions honored during ‘Annual’ and ‘Graduation Day’

70 Students are now Graduates of Five Colleges run by City Hospital Charitable Trust (CHCT) and Nandavan Education Trust (NET) namely City Institute and College of Nursing; Kailkere Rukmini Shetty Memorial College of Nursing; City College of Physiotherapy; City College of Medical Laboratory Technology; and City College of Medical Imaging Technology their “Annual Day’ and ‘Graduation Day’ at their Open Air College Campus, Shakthinagar-Mangaluru, on 20 March 2018

Mangaluru: With the mission of the City College of Nursing which is to prepare nurse leaders and patient advocates through excellence in education, research and service; and their Vision which is to be a leader in innovative nursing education, research and practice that impacts the health of a global community; with their Values of Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Compassion, Service and Community”- Ten celebrations (Annual Day and Graduation Day) of five different colleges managed by City Hospital Charitable Trust and Nandavan Education Trust comprising of- City Institute and College of Nursing; Kailkere Rukmini Shetty Memorial College of Nursing; City College of Physiotherapy; City College of Medical Laboratory Technology; and City College of Medical Imaging Technology) were held on on a single evening at their College open air Campus located at Shakthinagar-Mangaluru, which was quite extravagant, with a house packed audience predominantly consisting of parents of the graduating students, relatives and friends, management and staff.

A graduation ceremony is a pageant celebrating the transition from student to graduate and marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in their life. 70 graduates belonging to these 5 colleges all dressed to thrill in their graduation gowns, and who were about to receive their certificate and medal were all beaming with smile and pride as they were ready to enter the hall for the big celebrations, amidst their teachers, parents and college-mates.The function commenced with the entry of graduates in a beautiful “Graduation March”, followed by the dignitaries of the occasion. And now as these graduates emerge out of the campus and look forward to serve the community, they will be of great asset to the needy patients who are anticipating their dedicated and professional services.

The programme commenced with an invocation prayer, followed by a heart welcoming speech delivered by Dr Roshan Shetty – the Trustee. The dignitaries on the dais namely the chief guest- Sri Pade Ajith Rai-Chairman and Managing Director of United Rubber Industries Pvt Ltd-Mumbai; president of the function Dr Bhasker Shetty-President, City hospital Charitable Trust; Dr Roshan Shetty and Dr Rohan Shetty -both Trustees; Prof Ashwin Bromeo- Principal, City Institute and College of Nursing; Dr N Nithinchandra Kini- Principal. City College of Physiotherapy; Prof. Usha Shetty- Principal, City College of Allied Health Science ( Medical Lab Technology/ Medical Imaging technology}; and Ms Rajeshwari-Principal, Kailkere Rukmini Shetty Memorial College of Nursing inaugurated the programme by lighting the traditional lamp. Also gracing the programme was Ms Janet Thomas-Administrator of Heera International School; and well-wishers, B Sachidanand Shetty and Deepak Prasad Hegde.

The Annual Reports of the five different institutions were read by their respective Principals, which was followed by award of Degree and Diploma certificates to the proud 70 graduates of these 5 colleges. Prof. Ashwin Bormeo recited the ‘Oath Taking’ words and the graduating students repeated after him, and recapitulated it, committing themselves to their respective noble professions. Chief Guest of the day in his speech enlightened the graduates that they are the true ambassadors of this institution to alleviate suffering, inspire and innovate their service through integrity, compassion and loyalty. He encouraged the graduates to excel in life, and not just be happy by being a graduate-” You need to dedicate, commit and sacrifice your time and life for the patients. Think, note and act, get rid of ignorance and competition-do your service in true faith and spirit” he said.

On behalf of the graduates, Ms Jyothi, a graduating Nurse spoke a few words of wisdom, and encouraged the fresh graduates not to loose hope and instead look for the best in their careers that they had chosen. Following the prize distribution to the students who excelled in various sports and co-curricular activities, Dr Bhaskar Shetty in his presidential address said, ” Graduating and receiving a degree or diploma is not enough, you need to develop extreme knowledge in the field you have chosen. You should know that around the globe, Indians are employed for their knowledge and talents and not for their degrees. Graduation is only a stepping stone, but to keep continuing your profession you need thorough knowledge. You need to upgrade your knowledge frequently, if not you’ll be stagnant. Be sincere, dedicated and committed to your work-try to learn more and be a good and responsible citizen of India, serving our Nation and also abroad.”

Speaking further and stressing on the importance of Swachh Bharath Dr Shetty said, “The aim of the mission is to cover all the rural and urban areas of the country to present this country as an ideal country before the world. The mission has targeted aims like eliminating the open defecation, converting insanitary toilets into pour flush toilets, eradicating manual scavenging, complete disposal and reuse of solid and liquid wastes, bringing behavioural changes to people and motivate health practices, spreading cleanliness awareness among people, strengthening the cleanliness systems in the urban and rural areas as well as creating user friendly environment for all private sectors interested for investing in India for cleanliness maintenance.”

Following the presentation of mementos to the dignitaries on the dais, the vote of thanks was proposed by Vishwanath Nayak-lecturer of City College of Medical Imaging Technology, and the formal function was compered by Ancy Lawrence, a lecturer at the Kailkere Rukmini Shetty College of Nursing. The formal function ended with mind-blowing dances and songs by the talented students, who unleashed their hidden talents thereby mesmerizing the audience, and gaining loud applaud. It was indeed a glittering and glamorous “Ceremony” well organized. 70 graduates, their guests and other invitees brought a grandeur atmosphere to the occasion.

In conclusion, as my perspective to all the graduates is that as you prepare to launch into the real world beyond college, let me take a moment to congratulate each and every one of you. No matter what your circumstances in life — where you live, the family you were born into, what happened to you as a young child or a college student that was beyond your control, but now is the time to step forward into your own true self and begin the chapter of life that is truly yours for the making.Quoting Mahatma Gandhi’s words, ” Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”, so go and move into the society and follow these words of Gandhi, and be good physiotherapists, Nurses, Lab Technicians, and Medical Imaging Techs and serve the patients with dedication and sincerity and bring joy and smiles on their faces. Congratulations, graduates!

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