“One who educates is God,” quoted Fr John Christy, Secretary, from the Thirukkural during the sermon of the holy mass concelebrated along with Fr P.T. Joseph, Principal, Fr Anan, Vice Principal and Fr Lalji. Father placed the intention to pray for the teachers at SIGA and their families in a special way during the mass.
After the mass, cultural programme was organized by the Students Welfare Council under the guidance of Fr Anand. The cultural programme was centered on the importance of teachers and their qualities which included a skit by the students of First year GDC, a mime act by the students of Second year GDC, a traditional folk dance and a western dance by the students of non-formal course. Each teacher gave a message and thanked the students for their love. Students reciprocated with thunderous applause and cheer.
Finally, Fr P.T. Joseph, Principal, in his speech invited the students to be like the clay which flexes itself to become a pot or a beautiful vase in the hands of the potter. The Principal highlighted that the policy of “education to all,” was introduced in India by the Britishers in the 19th century without any bias to a particular caste, creed or religion. In the similar fashion Government of India is continuing to educate with scholarships for the deprived students. He told that the teachers at SIGA are committed to uplift the weaker sections of the society and urged them to continue their selfless service. He thanked the students for the love and appreciation. The programme concluded with a vote of thanks by a student of third year GDC.