Milagres College, Kallianpur celebrates Golden Jubilee 

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 19-01-2017 07:03:19

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Udupi : With the intention and mission of educational needs of the youth from rural background, 83 years old late Monsignor Very Rev Denis J. D’Souza had a dream that the boys and girls who work in the paddy field should be able to come to the college straight from the field. It was the divine power and founded the college in Kallianpur as one history by Msgr D.J. D’Souza, said Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister of Fisheries, sports and Youth Empowerment, Government of Karnataka.

He was speaking during the celebration of Milagres College Golden Jubilee at Kallianpur near here on Friday, 13th January, 2013 that the college has achieved its popular status in the locality for its outreach and philanthropic programmes. Its achievements in various academic and co curricular activities are well acclaimed by people of the locality.  

He said that the Karnataka Government has been supportive of educational institutions and provided Rs. 50 lakh to improve the road from Santhekatte to Kallianpur and Rs. 17 lakh provided for the concretization of College Road.

The programme began with invocation by college choir. Very Rev Fr. Stany B. Lobo Correspondent of Milagres Educational Institutions welcomed the gathering.

Prof Archana Dabade presented the milestone of the college on Golden Jubilee year. Most Rev Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo Bishop of Udupi Diocese and President of Catholic Education Society of Udupi Diocese presided over the programme.

Dr. Gerald Pinto Principal of Milagres Degree College, Mrs. Savitha Kumari Pricipal of Milagres PU College and Ms. Helma Flemina Picardo Secretary of Students Welfare Council placed their annual report respectively.

Shirthady William Pinto and Very Rev Fr.William Gonsalves, persons who helped the founder to establish the college were felicitated by the Bishop. Meanwhile Very Rev Fr. Marcel Saldahna former Correspondent of the college, past Principals of the college as well as PU College were felicitated during the occasion. Rev Fr. Valerian Mendonca and Prof Sadashiva Alse spoke after the felicitation.

Meanwhile retired staffs of both teaching and administrative were honoured during the occasion. Public reciprocation honouring also held on the occasion. International Weight Lifter Karthik Poojary and other student achievers were honoured by Alfred Crasto, an Alumni and chief guest of the celebrations.

Addressing on the occasion Dr. Oscar Fernandes Rajya Sabha member and former central minister said that Udupi not only famous in Banking development but also in the field of Education also. It has one of the top districts in India in the field of Banking and Quality education. Bangaluru is the second Silicon Valley in the world.  Milagres College has filled the vacuum in providing higher education. Milagres College has given quality education to the society in this rural area since 50 years.

Alfred Crasto, an Alumnus of the college expressed his joy on returning to the college after 30 years and called his fellow students to visit their college after their studies.

Fr. Lawrence D’Souza, Secretary CESU said that it is the day which remember the sacrifice of those who contributed towards the institution and look back with gratitude and see forward with good hope. He said that Milagres College declared as Pride of Catholic Church in India.

In his presidential address Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo said that Milagres stands for miracles. We should remember former correspondents, principals and others who had great vision for the development of the institution. The most important persons on the campus are the students for whom the college exists. We proud of college students who have excelled in various fields and shining all over the world in various positions of honour. Milagres forms students into persons of integrity and responsibility.

Souvenir of the golden jubilee was released by the Bishop during the occasion.

Msgr Dr. Baptist Menezes, Vicar General of Udupi Diocese and Vice President of CESU, Janardhan Thonse ZP member, Pushpa Kotian President of Kallianpur Grama Panchayat, Dhanajay Kunder member of Taluk Panchayat, Rev Fr. Prakash Anil Castelino campus director, Dr. Neri Cornelio Vice President of Milagres Cathedral Parish Pastoral Council, Ravichandra Nayak Degree PTA President, Vishnu Prasad PU PTA president, Rosalia Cordoza President of SWC in degree section, Joyce D’Souza President of SWC, PU section, Shalet Mathias, staff secretary in degree and Matilda Lewis staff secretary in PU section, Joseph Peter Fernandes Organizing secretary of Golden Jubilee celebrations and other among were present on the dais.

Matilda Lewis proposed vote of thanks of the stage programme. Students of both degree and PU conducted various cultural programmes afternoon.

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