Christmas, New Year & Hostel Day 2023 Celebration at Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College
Mangaluru: Christmas is love comes down to earth. Jesus Christ was God’s gift to the world, a gift of infinite worth. The festive season waves a magic wand over the earth to cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, and to have the real spirit of Christmas. It’s the celebration of love, generosity, benevolence, peace, kindness, brotherhood and bonding.
Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College organised a jubilant and meaningful Christmas, New Year, and Hostel Day celebration on December 20, 2023, on the college premises. The programme commenced by invoking the blessings of the almighty with a melodious prayer song.
Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Administrator of FMHMC&H, extended a warm and cordial welcome to the gathering. To commemorate the joy of Christmas, a cake-cutting ceremony was held. Director Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, along with Administrator Rev. Fr Roshan Crasta, Assistant Administrator Rev. Fr Ashwin Crasta, Principal Dr ESJ Prabhu Kiran, Vice Principal Dr Vilma D’Souza, Rev. Fr John Vas, Chaplain FMHMC, Management Committee members, Cultural Secretary, and Student’s Council representatives.
To update the current research trends and encourage research and publications among students and staff, a research bulletin was released by Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director, FMCI. Director, in his Presidential message conveyed. “God sent his only son, Jesus Christ, into this world two thousand years ago, who taught us to love one another and live in unity and brotherhood. We need to imbibe these core values to live in peace and harmony with our brethren. Christmas gives us the important message to love our neighbour. Being in the health care profession, let us implore God’s blessing to continue our ministry of healing and comforting the sick and needy. Hopeing in God, we can begin the new year with new hope and aspiration in this uncertain world.”.
To enliven the occasion, enhance the festivity, and make the occasion more meaningful. A Christmas carol singing competition was held for the UG’s, interns, and PG’s. Mrs Raina Castelino and Mr Ronald D’Souza judged the competition. The judges were felicitated with a token of gratitude by the Director.
A lucky draw contest was conducted by Dr Rajachandra G, and the winners were awarded attractive prizes. The winners of Pioneer competitions and sports were felicitated by the Director.
To add sparkle and delight to the occasion, Christmas Carols were sung by teaching and non-teaching staff. The staff of Father Muller Pharmaceutical Division rendered a dance drama on the Christmas theme. The students rendered a vibrant, foot-tapping performance as a part of the hostel day celebration.
The arrival of Santa Claus and his troupe created a mesmerising and ecstatic ambience, enhancing the joy of Christmas. The winners of the Carol singing competition, the Best Hostel Room, and the Reel Making Competition on Hostel Life were awarded cash prizes. The event was eloquently and gracefully compeered by Ms Sri Harene S. and Mr Akhil Monteiro.
Celebrations concluded with the institution’s anthem. To enhance the festivity and share the joy of Christmas, a sumptuous dinner was served.