A proud moment for one and all

A proud moment for one and all

The dream of parents to watch their children graduate from college was fulfilled recently at the graduation ceremony of MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. A huge shamiana was constructed in the centre of the college for the occasion and the boys and girls in black and red robes beaming with pride was a sight to see!

“It feels awesome! I have learnt a lot in the last four years. I came here as a boy and am graduating as a man. I will make something fruitful of my life,” says Supreet Agrawal of the mechanical engineering department.

Given the fact that there were 11 departments in the college, excitement levels were soaring among the hundreds of attendees.

Some groups were taking photographs while others were anxiously calling up their friends and family to find out where they were.

“It’s a wonderful moment and I’m a little emotional. I’m nervous about the future but seeing how proud my mother is, I know I can put this education to use,” says Shruti M, of the information science and engineering department.

Students of each department were seated together with their teachers. The rank holders were given mementos and certificates, following which the students came batch by batch and received their provisional degree certificates. Inspiring speeches were also given by the chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, principal and the chief guest. This was followed by a lunch for all the graduates, their family and faculty of the college.

“It’s a moment I’ll never experience again. I’m proud to be a part of this and to have my parents witness it. Four years are not easy but my friends became my family. I’m going to go to Chennai for work after this but I’ll never forget the college,” says Poornima Karanth, a student of the industrial engineering and management department. Her batchmate Niranjan Rajaghatta adds, “This is very exciting. But I’m really looking forward to the next part of my life as well.”

More than the graduating students, it was the parents who were having emotional outbursts. “I feel so amazing being here and I’m quite happy with the college. I can’t believe my baby’s grown up. It’s an even prouder moment for her grandparents, who have been waiting for this day,” says Tandra Mukherjee, whose daughter Aakshita studied in the college’s chemical engineering department.

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