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"We are a family"
The spirit of love and charity rekindled through the YULETIDE, stirs the reposing souls to reflect and rejoice in a meaningful community day celebration at Sacred Heart College. It is loving kindness that drives the sacred heart community to embark on a greater mission to reach out to the poor and the needy during Christmas time.
No day can be more meaningful than offering our prayers to the almighty. It is this spirit of prayer and worship that binds the sacred heart community to come together to celebrate the holy mass on 22/12/2018. Rev. Dr. C. Antony Raj, Rector and Secretary of the college, celebrated the mass and wished the community a holy Christmas and a joyful New Year ahead.
The holy mass was followed by Christmas day celebration in the Don Bosco Indoor Stadium. The celebration began by a prayer service led by Rev. Fr. Mani Lazar. It captured the passion, intentions, commitments, sufferings, joy and peace that pervades the society, reinvigorating our conscience to step up our actions towards a society that is socially committed.
Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal, welcomed and felicitated the gathering. Father briefly summed up what Sacred Heart means and the values that this community stands for; instilling the thought that "We are a family." Further, Fr. Principal remembered and reminded the gathering about the strenuous efforts taken by Rev. Dr. C. Antonyraj, the Rector in leading this community to greater heights. Father was honoured by the teaching and non-teaching staff. Father Principal with Rev. Fr. Rector, released the Sacred Heart Times (Newsletter) for the month of November/December, 2018. It was followed by the releasing of books by Mrs. A. C. Gomathi, HoD, Department of Biochemistry.
Dr. V. Collins, the PG Head of the Department of Chemistry, felicitated the Salesian family on behalf of the teaching, non-teaching, and student communities. Later, a drama was enacted by "Jesus Youth". It moved the audience to tears as it struck a very poignant message that money can't buy happiness. The celebration gained momentum When the Gypsy Children adorned the stage with their special dance, arranged by the extension Service department. To add spice to this joyous occasion, Mr. Nithish and co from third B.sc Chemistry, entertained the gathering through their Christmas carols.
Rev. Dr. C. Antonyraj, the focal point of this celebration, responded with his Christmas message. Father accepted and thanked father principal and Dr. Collins, for their sincere appreciation. He was overwhelmed by the Community Day celebration. As a testimony to the true Salesian spirit, the Salesian community as a family took part in the action song and dance invigorating the spirits of the youth. The girls from the PG Department of Mathematics stormed the stage with their mesmerizing dance performance. Loveson & Co added flavour to the celebration by their scintillating song. The Celebration hit the sack with the Vote of Thanks proposed by Mrs. R. Ananthalakshmi. She thanked Rev. Dr. C. Antony Raj, Rector, Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the principal, Rev. Dr. Praveen Peter, Rev. Dr. Theophil Anand, and the community as a whole for their dedication and service to the society.