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Alumni Reunion – Agnesian Day At Home

November 1, 2022

Mangaluru: The Agnesian Day At Home held on 30 October 2022 was a resounding success. This event is held every year to reconnect with the Alumni and celebrate the success and achievements through the year.

The event was held at St Agnes College (Autunomous), Mangaluru and was attended by the Agnesian Alumni, their friends and family and the theme was Green.

The event started with the solemn Mass at 9 am celebrated by Fr. Melwyn Pinto, after which breakfast was served to all the attendees.

The event was anchored by the Alumni “Vidya Shenoy”, who with her creative ideas and her rendition style kept the audience engrossed.

The programme started with an invocation song in Hindi sung by Asha, Patra, Jyothi and Edith and their melodious tones touched the hearts of the audience.

Sr Dr M. Venissa A.C., the President of the Alumni and the Principal of the College, welcomed all the Alumni, their friends and families for responding to the invitation and for being present for the event inspite of their busy schedule. She spoke about the selfless involvement of the Alumni through the year in social activities andcontinuously working towards its vision for a better tomorrow. Ms. Vivid, the Secretary, read a short report of the activities done by the Alumni.

Agnesian Alumnae Association presented the Life time Achievement Award 2022 to Dr Mrs.  Anandi Martis. Founded by past college President Mrs Marjorie Texeira, ten years ago, the
Agnesian Life Time achievement award 2022 was given to distinguished Alumna  Dr Anandi at a well-attended gathering of Alumnae at St Agnes College, Mangaluru.

The citation was read by Mrs. Marjorie Texeira, concluded ‘’We place on record Dr. Anandi Martis’s commitment, leadership, and devotion to the cause of education: her dedication to pursuit of Creativity in Education, a field of endeavour close to the heart of the Alma Mater, St. Agnes College; and her erudition and experience painstakingly acquired and selflessly employed by her in her call of duty and service.”                                                       

Dr. Martis is a renowned Educationist of National and International recognition. She worked as a Professor of Education for nearly 24 years at Post Graduate and undergraduate levels of St. Ann’s College of Education, and established the post Graduate Centre at St. Ann’s College of education Pala, Kottayam. As professor and head of the Department for nearly 12 years she has both major and minor research projects to her credit and presented research papers at national and international conferences.Sr Dr Lydia Fernandes A.C., Joint Secretary of St. Agnes institutions honoured her with a shawl, the principal Rev. Sr Dr Venissa A.C. the President of the Association, and Mrs. Geanette the vice President felicitated her.

Dr. Martis in her reply thanked the association for the honour, shared with the audience  her college experiences of 1961 to 1965, explained her career pursuit after her marriage and her hard work and dedication, facilitated her in her achievements. She gratefully acknowledged her family, her colleagues and students for the support rendered throughout of the career. 

 Sr Dr Lydia Fernandes, Joint Secretary and Manager of St Agnes Institutions addressed the gathering with her experiences and her association with Dr Anandi Martis.

The scintillating Senorita dance by the Alumni, choreographed by a current Student Committee member, Prakrathi, was well received and garnered a huge applause from the audience.

The Indo Western dance which was so well performed by a Mother and Daughter Duo, Ramona and Anora Mathias enthralled the audience.

Our Alumni Dr. Adeline and Merlyn Fernandes had a short skit in Konkani which left the crowd rolling with laughter.

Not forgetting our current students swayed their body to the beats of English songs keeping in line with the Halloween Theme.

The MC held wonderful games to bring the Alumni together and prizes were given to the best performers with their Theme “Save the Environment”.

A housie game was conducted at the end of the programme and the Vice President Ms. Geanette Dsouza proposed the vote of thanks. She thanked the President and the entire Executive Alumni Team whose hard work and dedication made the event successful.

The programme ended with Lunch and everyone left with a satisfying smile on their lips.