A moment of glory

COLLEGE DAY

Baldwin Women’s Methodist College celebrated its college day recently to honour students who had performed brilliantly in academics, cultural and extracurricular activities.

The students were accompanied by their parents who took pride in their achievements and were joyous on seeing them receive the prize.

The programme began with an invocation song. Later, the annual report of the college was read out by the principal. The chief guest of the day was Atul Y Aghamkar, professor of missiology at South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies. Atul, along with his wife Suman Aghamkar, gave the prizes away to the students.

Jyotsna from BCA, Priyanka S from journalism, Ruqia Rashid from BBM and Soumya Angadi from BCom among others got special awards for excellence in academics. Rashmi L and Sunitha Choudari were adjudged as the college toppers in arts and commerce respectively in the PUC section. After the prize distribution ceremony, the students enthralled the audience with an array of cultural events. The students presented a classical dance to a mix of songs. A western dance performance to the latest songs was also enjoyed by the crowd.

“I am overwhelmed and according to me, it’s just the beginning and I have a long way to go. I was so excited to receive the award for securing the highest marks in journalism. But the credit goes to my parents and professor Abraham, the journalism teacher, who motivated me. I feel very proud to see my name inscribed in the BWMC's topper list,” said Priyanka Shivashankar, who scored the highest marks in journalism.

Francisca Benjamine, the president of Communique Club, received an award for securing the highest marks in the fourth semester. “I take this award as a motivation to score better in the coming exams. On the whole, I am very happy to have made my parents feel proud of me,” she said. It was a proud moment for the parents who witnessed the award ceremony. The graduating students who had come to collect their prizes remembered their college days.

Atul Y Aghamkar, who addressed the students, said the girls should make use of every opportunity that comes their way. “I am glad to see so many girls winning prizes at the university level. In our country, women once who were denied their rights, have achieved a lot these days. They should never neglect education. There are so many distractions in the society to take their attention away from their goals. So it is important for any student to keep his or her thoughts focussed on the goal,” he said.  

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