Mysuru, March 23:- “No one is a born leader; you can become one by hard work. There is no easy way to success,” were the words of advice by the principal of Police Training School, Dr Dharanidevi Malagatti at the valedictory of the Student Parliament, Prathibha Puraskar and farewell to final year students of SBRR Mahajana First Grade College organised on Friday.
Addressing the gathering of students, the speaker said, “To become an effective leader, one should have proper planning, control and develop effective communication skills as they are necessary to develop an overall personality.
Dr Dharanidevi called upon the youth to set realistic goals so that they remain motivated enough to realise them. “The means to achieve the ends are equally important,” she added.
The speaker called upon the students not to indulge in grapevine communication – that is gossip, for it can cause irreversible damage to one’s personality. Making an analogy of the mind to the computer, Dr Malagatti said, “The culture one imbibes is the software of the mind. Youth should not allow it to corrupt their mind and personality. The anti-virus to keep it corrupt-free is by exercising the discretion to choose between right and wrong.”
Continuing in the same breath, she said, “Mind is like the city of Troy, protect it, safeguards it, does not let unwanted elements to creep into your mind like ragging and drug abuse. Your soul is your personality; do not sell it.”
Kavyashree B S, who was selected as the Best Parliamentarian, presided over the programme. In her address, she said, “The concept of ASIC practiced in the college helps students develop their personality and the other guest of the day playback singer and actress, Ananya Bhat bears testimony to this fact.”
At the Prathibha Puraskar segment of the programme, gold medalists of the 2017-18 university exams, Kumara K S, Anju C and Arulanatham Thamilinie were felicitated. Awardees of various endowment prizes, distinction holders, Best NCC cadets, best NSS volunteer were also felicitated. Alumni of the college, Ananya Bhat, who was also the guest on the day, entertained the students by singing popular numbers.
Senior faculty members Dr Thimmegowda H R, Venkatalakshmi M N gave farewell messages to the outgoing students. Namrata Sain, Vinayaka and other outgoing students shared their sentiments.
Vice-president of Mahajana Education Society T Muralidhar Bhagavat called upon the outgoing students to retain their ties with the alma mater. Principal Dr S Venkataramu, wished the students on the occasion. Dr S.R. Ramesh, CEO and academic advisor graced the occasion.
Earlier, students Chaithra B N, III BBA and Divyashree H M, I BA, presented the annual report of both the college and Talents Forum. Jayakumari B R, the convener of Talents Forum, welcomed and introduced the guests. Dr Indrani M R, the convener of Student Parliament, proposed vote of thanks.
Students Akash, III BA and Deepika I BA were the masters of ceremony. The valedictory programme was followed by a cultural programme. (MR).