Mangaluru: The Inauguration and orientation of the 13th batch of Bachelor of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology was held on 17th June at Father Muller College Of Speech And Hearing. The programme commenced with the welcome address by the principal, Prof. Akhilesh P. M. Thereafter principal introduced the chief guest, Dr. Francis N P Monteiro, Associate Dean & Professor & HOD of Forensic Medicine, A.J. Institute of Research & Medical Sciences, Mangaluru to the gathering.
After inaugurating the programme by lighting the lamp, the chief guest Dr. Francis N P Monteiro delivered the inaugural address. In the address, Dr. Francis N P Monteiro congratulated the students for getting admission in this century old tradition institution which has its motto Heal and Comfort. As students you are here to learn for yourself and by yourself. The faculty will assist, guide and mentor you. The parents cannot rest after obtaining admission. You need to keep monitoring and encourage your ward. He wished well for the students in his concluding words he also thanked the management for inviting as a chief guest.
In his presidential address Rev Fr Richard A. Coelho congratulated the parents for encouraging their wards in choosing this profession and this Institution. He asked the gathering to acknowledge how blessed we are having by having the intact senses and therefore be considerate to those who lack it. We need to make the effort and have compassion and empathy for the less privileged and differently abled. He encouraged the students to make the best use of the library and other facilities available in the campus. He also emphasized on letting from everyone young and old, as they are our teachers. We need to be open to everything for learning. The formal function was concluded by vote of thanks delivered by Sr Cynthia Santhmayor, Assistant Professor, FMCOSH and the Institutional anthem.
In the second half of the programme, a documentary about the institution was displayed to the gathering so that the entrants and their parents are familiarised with the institution and it’s growth. Later, the fresher’s had to self-introduce themselves and the students of FMCOSH gave a floral welcome.
The Director, Rev Fr Richard A. Coelho briefed the new entrants on the general rules and regulations of the institution. Principal, Prof. Akhilesh P. M. Dr Aju Abraham and Sr. Cynthia, Assistant Professors Audiology and Speech orientated the parents and entrants regarding the course and general departmental rules. Rev Fr George highlighted the campus spiritual life. Prof Akhilesh P. M. concluded the programme with the concluding remarks. With National anthem the programmed of inauguration & orientation concluded.