Eager to face the future

Opening Doors

Eager to face the future

Enthusiastic students and proud parents entered the gates of Jyoti Nivas Pre-University College recently to participate in the orientation programme conducted for the new batch.

In keeping with the college motto, ‘Let Your Light Shine’, the programme began with a prayer and the ceremonious lightning of the lamp.

Principal Sr Louisa Sebastian highlighted the history of the college and gave emphasis to the rules and regulations each student is expected to abide by. The students were informed about the dress code of the college, the associations it has, cultural activities one can participate in and the facilities available for students.

Every student seemed keen to be associated with the various events of the college after their seniors showcased their talents on stage in a culture programme. Indian classical dance, contemporary dance and both Indian and Western music was performed, giving the freshers a glimpse of the new arenas they could become a part of. To add to the fun, freshers were given the opportunity to perform on stage and this opened the doors to the new batch, which no longer felt like strangers to the college. “Though we were a bit nervous initially, the programme made us feel at home. The orientation was well organised, inspiring and enjoyable. It truly lived up to our expectation as freshers,” says Sampriya, a first-year commerce student.

Career counsellor Sudha Bogle gave the students an overview of the career guidance programme that will be a part of the curriculum throughout the academic year. The college felicitated the students who wrote the second PUC board exams for the academic year 2012-13. Distinction holders were awarded for their hard work and undeterred determination.

Nandini, who is pursuing commerce, notes, “Many of our seniors got mementos and certificates during the programme. This has inspired me to work hard and get awards like they have.”

Pooja, a science student, adds, “It was an important day and it assured me that I have made a good choice by joining this college. Our principal is a down-to-earth person and open to parents’ feedback.

Our teachers and seniors also seem nice.”

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