The Cultural Fest - Heart Beat, of Sacred Heart College, was conducted on 17th December, 2022, at 8.30 a.m. in the Kamarajar Arangam. The cultural fest began with a prayer song sung by the college Choir. Rev. Dr. John Alex, SDB, the Secretary and Rector of the College declared the Cultural Fest Heart Beat – 2022 open.
Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antonyraj, SDB, the Principal, delivered the welcome address and introduced the chief guest, Thiru. Savari Muthu, a renowned film director and writer in Tamil film industry. In his address to the students, he congratulated the participants and insisted that, students should develop skills in such performing arts to have a holistic education.
The chief guest Thiru. Savari Muthu, in his address to the audience narrated his early experiences at school and college. Being groomed by the Salesians, he owed his gratitude to them. Further, he insisted that, success will come only when we continue to do what we like. We should have clarity of what we want to achieve. If you fix your aim and proceed, you will achieve what you want.
Eminent judges were invited to evaluate the performance of students for various events. Rev. Sr. Pragasi, FMA, P.G. Assistant in Commerce, Mary Immaculate Girls Hr. Sec. School, Tirupattur, congratulated the participants and said that students should take the positives, leave the negatives and be clear of what they wish to achieve.
Mrs. V. R. Priyadarshini, Assistant Professor of English, Auxillium College, (Autonomous), Vellore, lauded the students for exhibiting their talents. She stated that, students need to find their inner talents. They need to be patient to find it. When their time comes they will be successful.
Mr. Kandan, film choreographer, Kalai Kudil Academy, Tirupattur, appreciated the students for their efforts. Everybody has talents but many do not make use of it. If not nurtured properly it may go to waste and therefore he said that, he was willing to train the students free of cost.
Teams that were shortlisted during the preliminary stage performed on the stage. The following were the events for the day: Group Singing, Mime for Boys, Skit for Girls and Group Dance for Boys and Girls. The Students participated enthusiastically and exhibited their talents. The Department of BBA won the first place for the Group singing; the girls from the department of Microbiology won the first place for Skit for Girls. For Boys Mime, the department of BBA won the first place. The department of Microbiology and English won the first place for Girls group dance and for the Boys the department of Commerce won the first place.
The Girls from The Department of Microbiology triumphed as the Overall Champions of Heart Beat – 2022. The Department of Commerce won the Overall Champions Rolling Trophy of Heart Beat 2022 for boys.
Prizes and Certificates were given to the winners. The event concluded with the Vote of Thanks by professor, S.R. Xavier Rajarathinam, the Vice - Principal, (Academics), Shift I, SHC. The event was coordinated by Rev. Dr. Theophil Anand, SDB, Vice - Principal (Admin) Shift I.