The Inauguration of Academic Associations, Groups and Movements, and Outreach Programme was held on the 14th of July, 2023, at 10.45 a.m. in the Kamarajar Arangam. The programme commenced with the prayer service and the investiture of the office bearers led by Rev. Dr. Gandhi Kallarasan, SDB, Campus Minister.
Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antonyraj, SDB, Principal, felicitated and introduced the chief guest Dr. Madhavan, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Syndicate Member, Thiruvalluvar University. Rev. Fr. Principal in his felicitation address, appreciated all the leaders and said that, a leader is one who sacrifices, a leader should lead with dignity, should be available anytime, and should come out of the comfort zone. To inspire the students, father shared a message on how Novak Djokovic, became a renowned Tennis Champion. He said that, persistence, commitment, honesty, sacrifice and being ready for every work are some of the important qualities of leaders.
After the address, a video presentation of the activities of Academic Associations, Groups and Movements, was presented by Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, SDB, Vice Principal, Administration. It was followed by the launch of Don Bosco Skill Development Programme for 2023-24. The chief Guest launched the new skill courses through the college website.
The Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Madhavan, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Syndicate Member, Thiruvalluvar University, in his address, spoke of the responsibility of leaders. Leaders should inspire others, their thoughts should be clear and they should set an example for others. While speaking of the qualities of a leader, he listed out the following : a leader should have Professional Knowledge by reading a lot to be competent, ability to take a decision, be responsibie, follow absolute justice without partiality, have Moral and physical courage, be loyal , be disciplined in everything.
The Chief Guest address was followed by the Vote of Thanks, proposed by Dr. Jude Vimal Michael, Asisstant Professor of Chemistry. He thanked the Vice-Principal, the Deans, Heads, the presidents of the academic and non academic associations, the technical team and the secretaries of various associations for their unstinted support.