30th Graduation Ceremony at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College
Mangaluru: Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, a unit of Father Muller Charitable Institutions, convened the 30th Graduation Ceremony on 25.03.2021(Thursday) in the newly renovated Father Muller Auditorium at Deralakatte.
A grand procession of the graduands, Postgraduates, HODs, Professors & Guides started at 02.45 PM which was saluted by the Guard of Honor as a mark of respect when the graduands walked past them.
The dignitaries Rev. Msgr. Maxim L. Noronha, Vicar General, Diocese of Mangalore & Vice President of Father Muller Charitable Institutions(FMCI), Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI, Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital(FMHMC&H), Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal, Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College(FMHMC), Dr Vilma Meera D’souza, Vice Principal, FMHMC, Dr Girish Navada U K, Medical Superintendent, FMHMC&H, Dr Shivaprasad K, Former Principal, FMHMC & Dr Ranjan Clement Britto, Convener, Graduation Ceremony 2021 were given a solemn welcome with a traditional aarathi.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI gave the welcome address with a briefing on the history of the Institution and the present development in healthcare and medical education. Later the Director introduced the President of the programme, Rev. Msgr. Maxim L. Noronha to the gathering and presented his profile.
Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal presented the College Annual report highlighting the activities that happened during the year 2019-20. Dr Vilma Meera D’souza presented the names of the graduands to the gathering and the President of the programme, Rev. Msgr. Maxim L. Noronha honoured them with the certificates, awards and medals.
Following the distribution of certificates and awards, Dr E S J Prabhu Kiran, Principal administered the oath of a Homoeopathic doctor. A total of 96 BHMS students graduated on this occasion and 25 post graduates were awarded with their MD(Hom) degree.
The meritorious students who secured ranks in the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences examinations declared in the years 2018 & 2019 were also awarded.
These meritorious students included 6 BHMS ranks of the 2014-15 batch, 8 M.D(Hom) ranks of different specialties of 2016-17 batch. 11 students bagged Gold medals that were declared by the University.
Rev. Msgr. Maxim L. Noronha in his presidential address congratulated the graduates and acclaimed this ceremony as a grand success by indicating the ranks fetched by the students of Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College. Graduate’s response was given by Dr Riya Susan George.
The prestigious President’s Gold medal for the best outgoing undergraduate was awarded to Dr Maria Shaju and the prize for Best outgoing postgraduate was bagged by Dr Jean Mathew Abraham.
A total of 25 students were awarded prizes by the Institution for their outstanding achievements in the University examinations.
On this occasion Dr Shivaprasad K, Former Principal & Professor & H.O.D, Department of Organon of Medicine was felicitated for his achievements and services rendered for the Institution in the field of Homoeopathy and society in general. The dignitaries on the dais joined together to do the honours. Later Dr Shivaprasad K addressed the gathering.
Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator, FMHMC&H proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony concluded with the recession of the dignitaries and graduates. Dr G Rajachandra & Dr Shwetha Bhat, Associate Professor & Assistant professor, Department of Medicine were MC’s for the graduation ceremony. The graduation programme was convened by Dr Ranjan Britto, Interns Coordinator. The management committee members, faculty and parents of the graduates were present for the ceremony. A thanksgiving mass was offered by Rev. Msgr. Maxim L. Noronha. Graduates and their parents, and staff members attended the mass in the morning.
Photos by: Stanley Bantwal