MS Ramaiah College of Arts, Science and Commerce recently celebrated its annual day with great zeal and enthusiasm.
Prof KN Ninge Gowda, registrar, evaluation, Bangalore University, was the chief guest of the occasion.
Speaking to the students, he explained the importance of basic science and how students should gain knowledge and work towards empowerment of the society.
This was followed by the much-awaited prize distribution ceremony.
The students who stood first in class in academics, won competitions in the field of culture and sports, subject toppers and rank holders were awarded with cash prizes and certificates.
The cultural programme began after the prize distribution.
From beat boxing, solo singing and vibrant group dances to a performance by the rock band of the college, there was enough and more to keep the audience enthralled.
The highlight of the function was a modern version of the ‘Ramayana’ performed by the students, which received a loud applause from the audience.
The preparations for the annual day celebrations started well in advance and when the day arrived, the talented students eagerly showed their gratitude to the college.
Nayana Borah, who secured first rank in MSc Microbiology in the Bangalore University examinations, was awarded with a gold medal.
“I have no words to describe my happiness. I am grateful to my parents and teachers for their support. I used to feel pressurised at times as everybody expected very good results from me. It used to make me nervous. But at the same time, this pressure gave me the positive strength that I needed to work even harder,” she said.
Chandra Shekar R, a visually-challenged student who scored 70 per cent in his first-year BA examination, shared, “Guidance and hard work has helped me to score good marks.
The college has motivated me to pursue my goal and has been supportive in various ways. I thank everyone who has helped me in my academics.”
Divya Mukhopadhyay, who won the prize for academic excellence, looked proud as she her friends and teachers congratulated her.
“This is the second time I am getting the award for academic excellence. The college has motivated me a lot. I am in my final year of BA right now and I cherish every moment spent here. I feel proud to say that I am the student of MSRCASC,” she said, adding, “I don’t think anyone is a born topper. It is hard work that has brought me so far.”