Holy Cross College celebrated the 4th Graduation Day, on 25th July 2015, at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan, Agartala. The function began with a ceremonial procession of graduates, members of the teaching faculty and dignitaries in colorful graduation attires with the accompaniment of the School, BSF and Police bands.
The official function began with a prayer song followed by the welcome address by the Principal, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Kallarackal, CSC. In his welcome speech he acknowledged the support, love and the contributions of the guests and dignitaries to Holy Cross College and welcomed them to the function with flowers. He invited the graduates “to go forth to learn and serve with love” in their hearts which was the theme of the day.
The welcome speech was followed by the lighting of the ceremonial lamp, symbolically inviting God’s presence at the program. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Shri Tathagatha Roy, Hon’ble Governor of Tripura. In his speech he invited the new graduates to serve the society with dedication and commitment and make a difference. He himself was proud to be a student of a Catholic institution in his younger days. He was happy that he learned many values in his life through the Moral Science classes in the school. He hoped that this practice is continued to this day in Catholic institutions. He invited the graduates to go out in to the wider world with the values they learned at Holy Cross College and to be proud of Tripura and make Tripura proud.
Professor Anjan Kumar Ghosh, the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Tripura University, in his speech congratulated the outgoing graduates and invited them to achieve excellence through their hard work. They should strive to be good citizens of the country and make Holy Cross College, their alma mater proud.
Rev. Fr. K. J Abhraham, CSC, Chairman of the Holy Cross Educational Foundation presided over the function and gave the benediction. In his message he congratulated the graduates and invited them to spend themselves at the service of the people and the nation. He said “Graduation is a ticket to make a difference in the society.”
The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty, the academic coordinator. A total of seventy students of Holy Cross College, the class of 2015, which is the fourth batch, graduated from the college with their BA, B.Sc, and BBA degrees.