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Celebrations @ SFIMAR

Luminance 2019 -17th Annual day

Luminance 2019 the 17thAnnual day of St. Francis Institute of Management and Research was conducted on 16th of March, 2019 at the college Auditorium. Bro.Mathew Thekkemury Vice -President, Governing Board Presided over the function and ChiefGuest of the evening was Mr. AlokSheopurkar-Executive Vice President and head HR of HDFC asset management company ltd. The celebration started with a formal session which was commenced with the Institutional anthem, Lighting of lamp, Welcome dance, Welcome Address by Chairman Bro. AlphonseNesmoney, Felicitation of the Dignitaries On and Off the dias. Award Distributiontook place where Bro. Mathew Thekkamury and Prof. Dr. G. Ramesh presented the various awards such as Bro. Paulus Moritz Memorial Award for Academic excellence, Best Student Award, Bro. Nicholas Hohn Memorial Award for the rising star, Budding Entrepreneur award sponsored by Messagio and Team , Voluntary leadership award, Techno Wiz Award sponsored by Prof.Vasudha Rao , Helping Hand award, Mrs. Anna and Mr. Paul Kurias Memorial Award (This Gold Medal is instituted by Mrs. Alice and Mr. Augustine Kurias in the memory of their parents Mrs Anna and Mr Paul Kurias. It is for the Student who has secured 1st rank in Academics in aggregate of all semesters.), N. SaraswatiAmma Award (This gold medal will be given the student who has ranked 1st in academics from the Part time programme sponsored by Dr.G.Ramesh), staff excellence award and the Best Researcher Award (Faculty) which was bagged by Prof. ShilpaPeswani and Dr.NatikaPoddar. This was followed by the presenting of the Annual Report By our Incharge Director Prof. Dr. G. Ramesh.

Key Note Address was given by Chief Guest Mr. AlokSheopurkar. Certificate Distribution Ceremony of the winner of the various intra college activitieswas done by Chief Guest .The Formal Session ended by giving the token of gratitude to the chief guest Mr. AlokSheopurkar and Rev. Bro. Mathew Thekkamury. The Informal Session embarked where the theme of Global Fiesta Was Portrayed by the students through Dance and Skit .The students performed the dances of various countries such As Jive, Salsa, Hip Hop, Russian, Afro and Bollywood which was given the feel of a Global Carnival as well as touching the global junctions of the world. All the students of PGDM , MMS and Part time participated with their heart and soul which made it possible for the institute to have a successful event. The support of all the faculty was at large which made it easy for the students to have the event go in a smooth way. Function ended with Vote Thanks, National Anthem, Good Memories and Sumptuous Dinner .

By Gayatri Naik

Dandiya Event

The evening of October 23th, 2018 proved to be an evening worth remembering, as the event of dandiya night’18 and annual celebration of Gujarati event of dandiya, was organized in our Institute. The event was planned and organized by Dr. Natika Poddar which turned out to be a amazing night as a sizeable crowd turned up. The venue was set up to look like a typical Gujarati village. The décor gelled very well with the impeccably attired students in and the overall atmosphere of the night. The evening brought by an upbeat and electrifying bollywood number that charged up the entire crowd and made them get on their feet. The crowd grooved and moved along to a number of Gujarati and popular songs, and even after hours of dancing, there was no drop-in energy levels or even the decibel level of the crowd. The event proved effective, as in the end, everyone left with a big smile on their face.

The winners of the Dandiya event are:



The Graduation Ceremony for the 2016-2018(MMS and PGDM) and 2015-18(MFM/MMM) passed out batch was held on 9th Feb, 2019 in the SFIMAR Auditorium. Dr. A .P. Jayaraman, Chairman, National Center for science communicatorswas the Chief Guest of the programme.

The Programme commenced with the Graduation Procession at 10.45 am. After the SFIMAR Anthem and Lighting of the Lamp, a Prayer Dance was performed by three 1st year students followed by the SFIMAR Video which enthralled the audience. A formal welcome address was presented by our Chairman Bro. Alphonse Nesamony, and after the felicitation of chief guest by Chairman, other dignitaries present on the dais were felicitated by Dr. Vaishali Kulkarni. The major highlights of Chief Guest Dr. A.P.Jayaraman’sspeech was on thefive mindsets which will enable one to align to modern times. The first is the Ramanic mindset, which emphasis on deep understanding of disciplinary knowledge and Sir C. V. Raman demonstrates this mindset. The second mindset is the Synthesizing mindset, which indicates that a minimum of two disciplinary knowledge is must for synthesizing the mind. Madam Curie demonstrates this mindset.The third mindset is the Creative mindset, where creation and processing of information is depicted. Albert Einstein demonstrates such mindset. The fourth mindset is the Respectful mindset, which emphasis on exercising patience/tolerance at the time of any contradiction/controversies that are put up by other. Dr. A.P.J. AbdulKalam portrays such mindset. The fifth mindset is the Ethical or Moral mindset, which stresses on the moral intention which underlines the fact during decision making that not only what you do is important but also what you do not do is important. Further Dr. A P Jayaraman also highlighted the fact to be a true professional, one will have to possess both theGreatness and Goodness. After the dignitaries’ speeches, Program-wise Toppers were felicitated and the Graduation Degrees and Certificates were distributed. After the distribution of certificates, the valedictorians Speech from each Programme i.e MMS, PGDM and Part time were presented. Mr. Aditya Pathak of MMS, Mr. SurajNamboodri of PGDM and Ms. Leanne Baretto of Part time put up their speech.

Finally, vote of thanks was proposed and the function concluded with all those present, singing the National Anthem. After all the dignitaries were piloted retreat back to the designated place, the graduated students and their parents/spouses were navigated to the lunch area for a delicious lunch served to all the dignitaries, graduated students and their parents/spouses, faculty members and staff. The testimony to the fact that the Graduation Ceremony was a grand success is the appreciative message conveyed by the Chief Guest Dr. A P Jayaraman which is appended below:
"So nice and so wonderful. It was absolute academic experience. I enjoyed every moment of my presence at SFIMAR. Thanks for making this possible for me. Regards"
Team- Graduation ceremony-2019