Event Details

Sacred Heart College celebrated the Valediction of Academic Associations, Groups & Movements, Outreach Programmes on the 5th of February 2024, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Kamarajar Arangam. The ambiance was filled with a sense of accomplishment and camaraderie as the college bid farewell to a successful academic year of collaborative initiatives. The ceremony unfolded with a soulful prayer song sung by the college choir. It was followed by the address of the principal, Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antonyraj, who not only extended a warm welcome and introduced the chief guest but also imparted valuable advice to the students. His words emphasized the need for proactivity and vigilance in identifying and seizing opportunities, setting an inspiring tone for the entire event.

The proceedings continued with a solemn prayer led by Rev. Dr. Gandhi Kallarasan, the Campus Minister, infusing the gathering with a sense of reverence. The laying down of insignia added a ceremonial gravity, symbolizing the culmination of dedicated efforts by the Academic Associations and Groups.

The release of the Outreach Newsletter by Rev. Dr. D. Shanmugam, Director of Extension Services, served as a moment of community connection, sharing the accomplishments and highlights of the various outreach programs and movements. A captivating video presentation of reports by Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, the Vice-Principal provided an insightful and comprehensive overview of the diverse activities that took place throughout the academic year.

Dr. Malar, the Chief Guest and Principal of Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore, added an intellectual vibrancy to the event with her address. In her thought-provoking speech, she highlighted the critical role of today's students as future leaders. She eloquently stressed that in the contemporary landscape, everything is politically connected, and all activities are politically centred. Dr. Malar urged the students to be aware of the political scenarios, emphasizing that awareness is pivotal to becoming great leaders. She further expounded on the notion that education extends beyond the confines of textbooks, encouraging students to engage with the political and social dynamics that shape the world around them. Dr. Malar's address not only added depth to the event but also left the audience with valuable insights into the broader implications of their academic pursuits.

Dr. T. Jeyabalan, the Dean of Studies, led the prize distribution ceremony, honouring the faculty who were in charge of the various associations and movements. The cultural segment of the event featured instrumental music led by Augustan, Assistant Professor of English, and a vibrant group dance led by Mrs. Kothai Vani, Assistant Professor of Psychology, showcasing the diverse talents within the college community.

Dr. S. Kalaiarasi, Associate Dean, expressed a heartfelt gratitude in a thoughtful vote of thanks, recognizing and appreciating the collective efforts that made the academic year a success. The event concluded on a harmonious note followed by the rendition of the college anthem.