St Philomena College Bids Fond Farewell to Administrative Office Head, Mr John Monteiro, on His Retirement
Puttur 31 January 2024: In a heartfelt ceremony held at the Spandana Seminar Hall of St Philomena College, the administrative staff came together to felicitate the Administrative Office Head of St Philomena College, Mr John Monteiro, who is retiring from his dedicated service after an impressive 38-year tenure. The event was presided over by the Correspondent of the College, Very Rev. Fr Lawrence Mascarenhas, who extended warm wishes to Mr Monteiro for a fulfilling retired life and commended his unwavering dedication to the college over the years.
Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, the college principal, took the opportunity to applaud Mr John Monteiro’s commitment to his profession throughout his long and illustrious career. Dr P S Krishna Kumar and Dr Vijayakumar Moleyar, the Vice Principals of the college, fondly reminisced about the cherished memories they shared with Mr Monteiro, spanning from their childhood to school life and their joint professional journey.
SDA Rufina Dsouza delivered a heartfelt felicitation speech, expressing gratitude for Mr Monteiro’s invaluable contributions. Mr Monteiro, in turn, seized the moment to express his heartfelt thanks to the management, principals, faculty members, and students for their unwavering support and cooperation throughout his career. Mr Robert Monteiro, a retired administrative office assistant, and Public Relations Officer Bharathi S. Rai were present on the occasion.
The prayers were led by SDA Mrs. Leena Mendonca and SDA Ms Vandita on the occasion. SDA Mrs Shirly D’souza extended a warm welcome to all. and SDA Mrs Zeeta Noronha proposed the vote of thanks. The ceremony was compered by SDA Mr Sudeep Vas.
The college community wishes Mr John Monteiro a well-deserved and fulfilling retirement.