Puttur: Department of English of St Philomena College Puttur organized National Level English Fest ‘alfresco’ on February 20, 2019 in the college auditorium.
Principal of EXPERT PU College, Valachil, Mangalore and Former Course Director, Department of Teacher Education, Kannur University Dr N. K. Vijayan Karippal inaugurated the Fest and delivered the inaugural address. He said, ‘Millions of people have accepted English as the common language across the world. English language gives us self-esteem. English encourages the study of all other subjects. A teacher with good English is always considered as the best teacher. In order to connect with the people in the world we need English language. The command over English language can provide plethora of career opportunities.’
Campus Director Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro was the guest of honour. He said, ‘English is required for everyone. To express our feelings, we need to have good English. One who cultivates the habit of listening will become a good speaker.’
Principal Prof. Leo Noronha in his message said, ‘English is a universal language. Truth of our education is to go beyond. The purpose of education is to explore the unknown.’
The Dean, Faculty of Arts Prof. Ganapathy S spoke about ‘alfresco’. He said, ‘English is a predominant language and branch of knowledge. It is considered as the spring board for creativity’.
Correspondent Very Rev. Fr Alfred J Pinto in his presidential address said, ‘Good language develops our personality. People who listen to others will become the good conversationalists.’
This National Level Fest consisted of Quiz, Enactment of Play, Paper Presentation, Western Concert and News Casting. Twenty teams from various parts of the Nation have participated in these events.
Mr. Cinol Titus Veigas and team performed the prayer. HoD of the Department and Fest Convener Mrs. Bharathi S Rai welcomed the gathering. Student Coordinator Mr Mohammad Hashim proposed the vote of thanks. Ms. Roshni M Y compered the programme.