To appreciate and thank the 6th Sem. students for all their contribution and wish them well for their future, Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) organized a farewell programme on 25th March, 2017 at Paul Bernick memorial Hall.
In the introduction talk, Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Principal of SCHE, exhorted the students to remain under the shadow of great teachers so as to learn more wisdom and experience. He posed a question: “Have you learn to think critically of the things happening around you?” In this connection, he encouraged the students to look for people who can guide and lead them as they go ahead in life. The two veterans of the College, SCHE Rector Fr. Tom Karthik and Counsellor Fr. V.M. Joseph were duly acknowledged for their valuable contribution in the fields of counselling and spiritual direction to the students. He concluded saying, “May you fare well in all situations and all times.”
On behalf of the College, Sunil Bara 4th Sem. expressed words of gratitude to the seniors for their contributions, guidance and good examples. Mathew Haokip 6th Sem. thanked the staff and students of SCHE for helping them for the past three years in their all-round development.
In the parting message, Fr. Tom said, “You have not finished your studies, you are going to start your studies because learning is a life-long process. The college has nurtured you physically, spiritually, intellectually and emotionally, now the time has come for you to give to the society.” He also gave them some tips to take care of one’s whole being: eat healthy, continue to learn, spread the message of love and grow in the love of God.
The College has acknowledged the service of Student Forum and Club members by awarding them the Certificates of Appreciation. A beautiful memory of the 6th sem. was brought alive through the video presentation by Lecturer Bro. Dominic Ralte.
The programme also saw colourful items: Choreography by Sisters, Special no. by Anthony Panmei 6th Sem., Creative Item by 2nd Sem., and Song by 6th Sem. Basil Soreng 4th Sem. gave a fitting vote of thanks, mentioning various individuals who made the programme successful. The event was co-ordinated by Lecturers Miss Kaisa Ashuli and Miss Lophro Mary along with 4th sem. students.
After the hall programme, a football friendly match was played between the College team and the out- going students. The former won the match by 3-2 goals. The day went peacefully and ended on a happy and nostalgic note.