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College Day Report- 2017
66th College Day Celebrations
Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur, celebrated the 66th College Day on 11th February, 2017, in the college campus, at 5.00. P.M. Rev. Fr. Dr. C. Antony Raj, the Rector of the college welcomed the gathering. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal and Rev. Fr. Maria Arokiaraj, Additional Principal of the college read the report of the year. Dr. M.A. Jayaraj, Joint Director of Collegiate Education, Vellore Region, was the Chief Guest and felicitated the gathering and also distributed prizes to staff and meritorious students.
The Guest of Honour was Shri. D.S. Antuvan, Senior Scientist & Projector Director (HWTP), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO – Thiruvananthapuram, paid tribute to our late president and scientist of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who was his first boss. He recalled a famous quote by the former late president of India, “If you want to shine like the sun, you have to first burn like the sun”.
Shri. D.S. Antuvan, further spoke on the tremendous achievements made by ISRO and the PSLV to be launched on 15th February at Sriharikota which carries 104 satellites, the first ever by any country and a millstone in the history of India. He also stated the uniqueness of Mangalayan, marking India's first venture into the interplanetary space. He acclaimed that, the efforts of ISRO was only possible through team work which has lead to a phenomenal development in technology. This makes India Independent and does not need to depend on any other country in space research. He further stated there are still more to be achieved and this was just the beginning and the relationship between man and space, return from moon and mission to Venus and many other solar missions that are still challenges to the younger generations.
Addressing the technological challenges he said that, it needs to be reliable and durable in planning space missions. Rocket science has become a multidisciplinary subject. The application of technology and economics should be useful and not destructive. He asked students to apply the same in their day to day life. He asked them to have an aim in life and the sky is the limit to their dreams. He emphasized that hard work accompanies success. He concluded with another quote, urging students to Dream, Dream Dream and make their dreams a reality leaving a trace in their life.
Dr. M.A. Jayaraj, Joint Director of Collegiate Education, Vellore Region, felicitated the gathering quoting Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, urging students to ignite their research and inquiry skills drawing them to have strong moral leadership skills. He asked them to have faith that can be expressed only in deeds for which spiritual sacrifices was necessary. He praised the Salesians’ for their efforts taken to mould students into future leaders, enabling them to express themselves.
He asked students to achieve their objectives without violating the rights of others. He further highlighted 12 qualities that were needed to make students successful. He insisted students to have a definite aim, to have self confidence in their abilities, to take initiatives and exhibit leadership, to have vivid imaginations on their goals, to exhibit enthusiasm, develop self-control, have a pleasing personality, to do more than what they are paid to do, to develop accurate thinking, improve their concentration, develop tolerance and develop an habit of healthy living.
He asked students to overcome evil by love, act according to justice, to love their teachers and parents. Work and study more and more and to remember God in all that they do.
Following the felicitation and the Chief Guest Address, various cultural events were performed by students.
Rev. Dr. Praveen Peter, Vice Principal, (Shift I)/COE, Rev. Fr. John Borg, Administrator, the various Deans, Heads of the Departments and parents of the students graced the occasion.
The 66th College Day of Sacred Heart College, concluded with the vote of thanks rendered by Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, Vice Principal, (Shift II).

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