A mantle to uphold

A mantle to uphold

Good Leaders

Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College recently held the investiture ceremony for its newly-elected degree and PU students’ council.

The lush green campus wore a festive look while the members were informed about their responsibilities for the rest of the year, after being chosen by the students.

Lydia Joshua, the principal of Bishop Cotton Girls’ High School, was the chief guest for the event.

The investiture ceremony began with the members of the student council gracefully parading towards the stage. They wore white saris and the enthusiasm and willingness to serve were evident on each face.

The student council members then took part in the solemn swearing-in ceremony and promised to serve the college and perform all their duties as leaders, while the principal, Joyce Sunder, administered the pledge.

The newly-elected members of the degree student council are Kripa Joshi as the president, Binitha as the vice-president, Surabhi S R as the general secretary, Premula Subba as the cultural secretary, Surabhi Srinivas as the sports secretary, Taskeen Fathima as the literary coordinator, Priyanka as the treasurer and Victoria B S and Aneesha as the chapel prefects.

For the pre-university division, Rithu A was elected as the science representative, Karishma C as the commerce representative, Diana Niveditha as the arts representative, Huda K Habib as the joint cultural representative, Kavya Krishnappa as the joint sports representative and Blessing as the joint chapel representative.

The chief guest addressed the gathering after honouring the members of the student council with sashes and badges.

She spoke about leadership qualities and said, “Teamwork, integrity and empowerment are the three main characteristics that make a good leader.”

The principal encouraged the newly-elected student council to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities and lead the college towards greater heights.

During the end of the ceremony, the student council members lit their candles while the choir sang a special song, after which Kripa Joshi gave the vote of thanks.

The ceremony came to an end after everyone sang the national anthem. Apart from the elected student council members, every section has a class representative, sports representative and cultural representative.

Explaining what it feels like to be the president of the college, Kripa says, “It feels great to represent Bishop Cotton Women’s Christian College as the president. With all the fame, however, comes more responsibility. It’s my turn to work hard and lead our college in the best possible way.”

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