Celebrating Excellence and Democracy: The Inspiring Legacy of St Philomena College Student Council Election 2023–24
Puttur, 9 September: A democratic Student Council Election is held at St Philomena College Puttur. The election was held under the direction of the Chief Election Officer, Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Principal of the College, and was held on September 9, 2023, at the College premises. There were four contestants, two each for the posts of President and Secretary. Farvez Akthar D K of III B.C.A. and Vipin H G of III B. Com. contested for the post of President and Vipin H G emerged as the winner. Samruddhi Shenoy of III B.C. A .and Abdul Kadar of III B.Com. contested for the post of Secretary and Samruddhi Shenoy was elected as Secretary. Raksha P. B. of III B.Com. is unanimously elected for the post of Joint Secretary.
In his address, the Principal of St Philomena College, Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, warmly congratulated the winners and highlighted the remarkable tradition of this institution in nurturing and cultivating outstanding individuals who have made substantial contributions worldwide. These remarkable alumni have excelled in various fields, including public service, politics, education, and even in their roles as homemakers. Dr Monteiro encouraged the current students to step into the shoes of these esteemed torchbearers and carry forward the illustrious legacy of the College, thereby bringing further honour to the institution.
Furthermore, he showered praise on the student body for their exemplary conduct throughout the democratic election process. Dr Monteiro took special pride in acknowledging this unique feature of St Philomena College, Puttur, emphasizing the exceptional commitment to democracy and civility displayed by the students. He urged them to maintain this responsible and respectful attitude as they carry out their duties as students, recognizing it as a key factor that sets the institution apart.
Student Welfare Officers Dr Chandrashekar K, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, and Mrs Rajeshwari K, Department of Computer Science, who are also Deputy Election Officers, conducted the election proceedings. A.P. Radhakrishna and Mr Vinaya Chandra, Dean and HOD of Computer Science, were in charge of the ballet papers; Vice Principal Prof. Ganesh Bhat and Dr Vijaya Kumar Moleyar, HOD of Kannada, were the Returning Officers, Mrs Bharathi S Rai, PRO & HOD English and Dr Radhakrishna Gowda, Dean and HOD of the Dept. of Business Administration, were the Counting Officers in the election process. Rest of the members of the faculty extended support as Polling Officers in the smooth conduct of the Student Council Election. Post-election results, students were honoured by the Principal and a DJ followed for an hour.