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77th Independence Day Celebrated at Father Muller Campus

August 15, 2023

Mangaluru: With great pride and reverence for the nation, the flag was hoisted in the Father Muller Charitable Institutions Kankanady Campus on the occasion of the 77th Independence Day 2023.

India, being the largest democracy and a vibrant youthful nation, saw the show of strength of the Mullerian family beckoned by the call from the Director, FMCI for togetherness as one nation.

A symbolic programme was held in the institutional ground, perfected by Fr Ajith B. Menezes (Administrator FMMC) to honour the day. The security staff, under the leadership of the Mr Jochim Menezes, displayed their contingent’s guard of honour to the National Flag. 

Dr Hilda Dsouza, Principal of the Father Muller College of Allied Health Sciences (FMCOAHS), was bestowed the honour of being the Chief Guest for the occasion. In her address, she reminded us that independence was obtained through the sacrifices of our forefathers, who from all walks of life took part in our freedom struggle. This enthusiasm and patriotism should be celebrated with gusto throughout many generations and not flicker off in time. Though freedom from colonial rule was attained, freedom from poverty, communalism, strife, and many other things should be fought for. India’s progress is not only in terms of agriculture (40% world rice share), which is in the news, but also in terms of digitalization and make in India has to be appreciated. We need to make India self-reliant.

To our defense forces, who give us our sleep, we should acknowledge their sacrifices. To our political leaders who toil for our nation, we need to support. To our nation, let us contribute to the human element, environmental safety, saving energy, participation in public activities, and protection of public property.

As students, faculty, and researchers, let us take our work beyond the confines of our walls to bolsten our nation, not run away, causing brain drain.

Her speech drew a loud and thunderous applause, resounding the impact of it on everyone gathered, especially the student community, whom she appealed to shoulder the nation-building activities. 

Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho headed the Management, Faculty, staff and Patients gathered in saluting the National Flag with echoing of the National anthem. Prof. Agnes E. J., Vice Principal, FMCON, welcomed all and briefed on the Chief Guest.

Dr Oliver D’Souza, Asst Prof Community Medicine was the master of ceremony provided a befitting vote of thanks. Patriotic Songs were sung by the students of FMMC, and the prayer song was sung by the college and school of nursing. Sweets were distributed to all those gathered for the occasion.