And then they said good bye...

Looking ahead

The graduating batch of the Mount Carmel Pre-University College was given a warm farewell on the campus recently. About 1,140 students graduated amidst loud cheering from the fellow students.

Fit : Members of the Western Dance Association.

The event began with a lamp lighting by Lorna Raymond, former dean and lecturer of economics, Mount Carmel College and an alumni herself and principal Sr M Sonia.

The event began with Tresseta Lauretta D’Cruz, president, student council 2011-12, leading the graduating batch in the oath-taking ceremony where in the students pledged to uphold the values of their family and alma mater and face life with courage and compassion. This was followed by a toast raised by Chinmayi Muthyala, vice-president, to the graduating seniors and wished them a successful life ahead in the company of well-meaning friends and mentors.

A couple of students recalled the interesting moments they spent on campus and among them were Alisha Pearl Miranda, Trishala Jaychandra, Sindhu Vijay — all members of the union who talked about how inspiring it was to work together as a team. They all confessed that they had learnt a lot at the end of it all. Lorna Raymond interacted with the graduating students and told them to move forward with dedication, perseverance and focus. She said that a similar courage is visible in the MasterChef series on television. She called upon the students to develop an empathetic outlook towards the downtrodden and the needy in society.

After long speeches, the cultural events began with performances by the Indian Dance Association and the Western Dance Association. The group song was a medley about the passing of time and lingering memories. The members of Western Dance Association entertained the audience with some energetic moves.

The students lost no chance to click pictures with their teachers, principal and fellow students. Sr M Sonia, principal, expressed her contentment at yet another batch of young women graduating after being empowered and equipped with adequate strategies and knowledge to face a challenging life ahead.

Also present on the occasion were Sr Genevieve, former principal, Mount Carmel College and Sr Arpana, manager, Mount Carmel Institutions.

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