Mangaluru: The inaugural ceremony of the Student Council of Father Muller Medical College was held at the Decennial Memorial Hall.
Riya Zahir, general secretary of the student council (2017-18), extended a cordial welcome to the gathering.
Chief guest, Dr Melanie Rodrigues, instructor, department of Surgery, Stanford University congratulated the newly elected student council representatives and wished them good luck. Emphasizing the importance of the student council, she said, "Working as a student representative would not only benefit the institution, but also boosts the students’ career. The potential to make Mangaluru a major medical hub is within the ambit of the students." She further asked the students to always remain in the forefront whenever opportunities arise and make the most of them.
Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, director, FMCI, while addressing the gathering, appreciated the previous council, for their hard work and congratulated the new student council and shared a few words of wisdom.
Fr Ajith B Menezes, administrator of Father Muller Medical College declared the new office bearers. Jerome Joseph handed over the college flag to Roshan Mariam Manu, which marked the beginning of the new student’s council. The new office bearers were then given their badges by the chief guest, following which, they vowed to uphold their duties as Student Council members, by swearing an oath, guided by the dean, FMMC, Dr Jayaprakash Alva.
Jerome Joseph shared his previous encounters, which was followed, by a speech, from the newly elected president, Roshan Mariam Manu who shared her thoughts, ideas, goals and agendas for the upcoming year.
Later, Fr Richard Aloysisus Coelho presented a memento of appreciation to the chief guest and presented the certificates to the members and staff advisors of the previous council, for their extraordinary work and efforts.
Eileen Roy, general secretary of the student council (2018-19) proposed the vote of thanks. Sushmitha Ravi Kumar compered the programme.
HOD’s of various departments, teaching, non-teaching staff and students of the institution were present on the occasion.
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