With stars in their eyes

A graduation ceremony was held at Dayananda Sagar Institutions

With stars in their eyes

The students of Dayananda Sagar Institutions had reason to celebrate recently — their graduation day was held with much pomp and splendour at the football grounds of the DSI campus.

It was quite an emotional evening for the students. As the sun set, they found themselves reminiscing on the days they had spent on the college, as well as anticipating all the hurdles along with good times to come.

A whopping 2000 students graduated on the occasion. While the boys turned up in smart white shirts, dark trousers and well-polished shoes, the girls looked pretty in a variety of saris with matching footwear.

Before the ceremony, the students were also given graduation caps and gowns to truly make them feel like it was a special occasion.

Each and every one of them looked like the smart, young adult they had turned out to be.
Then took place one of the integral parts of DSI tradition — the graduation march. Lead by the chief guest and dignitaries for the evening, the students formed a grand procession and walked their way into the field.

Their HODs accompanied them and as they walked towards the stage to the tune of triumphant music, a sense of pride was visible on each student’s face. The students were seated on two stands, which were erected on either side of the football field.

On the occasion, each student was given a certificate to celebrate the fact that they had finished their course.

A select few students were also the proud recipients of gold and silver medals, and could be seen beaming with pride.

The chief guest for the evening was Shankarlingegowda, the commissioner of the BBMP.
K Jairaj — the former additional chief secretary to the government of Karnataka — and N Chandrashekaran, the former pro vice-chancellor of Manipal University, were guests of honour.

D Premachandra Sagar, the vice-chairman of Dayananda Sagar Institutions, presided over the ceremony.

The ceremony got off to a dramatic start, a few pigeons and balloons were released to mark its beginning, and the students cheered with anticipation.

After brief speeches by the chief guest and the principal of the institution, who both encouraged the students in all their endeavours, gold and silver medals were presented to all the rank-holders of the college. Each student to receive a medal walked up to the stage with pride, beaming at the thought of this much-coveted achievement.

Post this, the students formed lines — one for the engineering students and the other for the non-engineering ones — and one by one, received their certificates. There was a lot of pride visible on their faces.

After every student had been felicitated — and officially graduated from the college — the event closed on a grand note, with a few lovely fireworks and for the students, this marked the end of an era.

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