The Alumni Association of St. Philomena College held its Annual General Body Meeting on Tuesday, 25-02-2014 at SJM hall of the college. The members of the association who were present on the occassion unanimously selected Mr. Jayakumar Rai M. as President, Mr. N. Jairaj Bhandary & Mrs. Prathima Hegde as Vice Presidents.
The meeting also witnessed the selection process of Mr. Bharath Kumar as Secretary of the association followed by Ms. Shakunthala & Mr. Prashanth Rai as Joint secretaries, collectively. Mr. Khalandar Shareef has been chosen as Treasurer along with 10 others as members for the executive committee. Ten Former Presidents of the association would remain and serve as ex-officio members of the committee, it was decided. Each executive committee once elected remains in office for next two consecutive years according to the bye law of the association.
The chief guest of the event Very Rev. Fr. Gerald Dsouza, Correspondent of St. Philomena College congratulated and wished newly elected office bearers as well as members of the executive committee and solicited their full cooperation for the growth of the institution. He also appreciated sincerely the services of outgoing office bearers.
Former President as well as advocate in Puttur Mr. Chidananda Bailady served as electoral officer and administered the process of configuration of new executive committee for the next term of office. All gathered members including Former Presidents of the association took active part in the event.
Principal of the College Prof. Leo Noronha, P.U. College Principal Rev. Fr. Vijay Lobo, Campus Director and Chairperson of P.G. Studies Rev. Dr. Antony Prakash Monteiro were present during the occasion and put their feelings into words.
The newly appointed President solicited the support and cooperation from every member of the association and at the same time also thanked one and all for selecting him as President for the forthcoming term.
The president of the Alumni Association presided over the proceedings of the meeting and expressed thanks to each and every one for extending their unreserved support and cooperation during his tenure.
One minute silence was observed to mourn on the demise of Former Principal of the college Rev. Fr. Henry Castelino; well wisher as well as Alumnus of the college Mr. Vijay Rai Palthadu; and all other alumni members who might have passed away during the year.
Secretary of the association Mr. Prasanna Kumar.C presented the Annual Report of the year 2013-14 and Treasurer Mr. Prashanth Rai placed before the members the statement of accounts of the year 2013-14. Joint secretary of the association Mr. Khalandar Shareef welcomed the gathering and also proposed vote of thanks to everyone at the end of the meeting and also compered the residual proceedings of the meeting.