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A touching farewell to students

Mar 20, 2012, DHNS:

Graduation ceremony

It’s a season of farewells — Goodwill Christian College for Women, too, recently bade adieu to its outgoing batch of students, with a touching graduation celebration.

Nostalgic:The outgoing batch.The theme for the entire event was ‘Explore possibilities and seize opportunities’, as it was felt that this would be the right note on which the graduating students could leave their alma mater.

With this inspirational message, around 206 students, from BA, BCom, BBM and BSc courses, participated in the ceremony.


The graduating students, dressed in elegant white and gold saris, formed a procession and came to the stage.

The programme began with a short invocation song, after which a lamp was lit. The chief guest for the event was Reverend S Vasanthakumar.

The entire occasion was tinged with a combination of anticipation and sorrow — while the students were excited about their future ventures, they were nostalgic about the three fun-filled years they had spent in college.

 They weren’t the only ones either; the faculty, too, seemed emotional about the prospect of bidding adieu to some of their favourite pupils.

The college took this opportunity to felicitate some of the highest achievers of the batch.
Hajira, the president of the student council, was christened ‘Best Outgoing Student’.

Another one of the college’s little successes this year is that the graduation batch of BBM students was the first to pass out — a milestone in the college’s history.

Plenty of emotional parents came to watch the ceremony, and they seemed to be more excited than the young women who were actually graduating. As a symbolic action, the students lit candles until the entire venue was filled with light.

Manisha, a third-year BCom student, said that this was a day she’d remember always.
“This is a memorable day for all of us. We are very happy that our parents are here to share our happiness. But, it’s a mixed feeling as we will miss our friends,” she said.

The head-girl, Hajira, too said a few words and shared some of her experiences in the college with her peers.

Her speech was met with roars of laughter as well as a few tears.

The chief guest added his own two bits as well; he tried to motivate the students by speaking on a variety of subjects, including the importance of exploring every possibility around them, and how to best use any opportunity that comes their way.

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