St Philomena College: A Heartfelt Farewell to Vice Principal Dr A. P. Radhakrishna, who Retires from Service on Superannuation after 36 Years of Teaching Physics
Puttur, October 28: The Department of Physics at St. Philomena College, Puttur, organized a farewell program in honor of Dr A. P. Radhakrishna, who is retiring after 36 years of dedicated service.
President Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Principal, the esteemed Chief Guest, Dr A. P. Radhakrishna, the Guest of Honour Prof. Ganesh Bhat, Vice Principal, Dr K Chandrashekhar, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, and Mr Vipin Naik N. S., Coordinator, PG Department of Physics, graced the occasion.
During the event, five students from the B.Sc. and M.Sc. programs shared their heartfelt thoughts about Dr Radhakrishna. Mr Vipin Naik N. S. expressed his deep appreciation for Dr Radhakrishna’s unwavering support throughout their postgraduate journey and acknowledged him as a role model. Prof. Vasudeva N from the Department of Economics shared his unique perspective, recounting his experiences with Dr. A.P. Radhakrishna both as a student and a colleague at St Philomena College.
Prof. Ganesh Bhat, who had the privilege of working closely with Dr A. P. Radhakrishna for over three decades, shared cherished memories from their long association.
Dr K. Chandrashekhar conducted the felicitation proceedings, providing insights into the remarkable journey of Dr A. P. Radhakrishna’s career.
In his response, Dr A.P. Radhakrishna expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the principals, correspondents, colleagues, and students for contributing to his fulfilling 36 years of service. He also shared some of his most cherished memories.
Rev. Dr. Antony Prakash Monteiro acknowledged the exceptional qualities of Dr A. P. Radhakrishna, including his composure, constant optimism, outstanding temperament, and exceptional human resource management skills. He highlighted his dedication to the welfare of others and his numerous contributions to student development, such as the SHE scholarship, Summer Research Fellowships, laboratory improvements, and his roles in teaching at both the postgraduate and undergraduate levels, IQAC coordination, and serving as the Vice Principal. Rev. Dr Monteiro wished him the very best in his retirement.
The program commenced with a prayer led by third-year B.Sc. students, followed by a warm welcome by Ms Bhavya D’souza, Assistant Professor in the PG Department of Physics.
Ms Shilpa M. P., Assistant Professor in the PG Department of Physics, proposed a vote of thanks, Mrs Poojashree V. Rai mastered the ceremony.