Expert College, Mangaluru observed Deepavali celebration with a difference by celebrating it with the kids of Prajna Chinnara Thangudhama, Mangaluru on the evening of 31st October 2019, at Kootakkala Hall of Sri Bhagavathi Temple, Kodialbail, Mangaluru.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ankush Nayak, Director of Information Technology, Expert Group of Institutions said, “Deepavali is a very diverse and secular festival irrespective of the religion one follows. Deepavali is the symbol of moving towards knowledge from ignorance. We must be compassionate to everyone especially to the less privileged ones and those who deserve better”.
Music composer and trustee of the college, Ustad Rafique Khan, the Chief Guest of the day wished everyone a very happy and prosperous Deepavali. Expert had the honour of felicitating him on being conferred the very prestigious SURER GURU PT. JASRAJ PURASKAR, 2019 on this occasion.
The sweet little kids of Prajna Chinnara Thangudhama added sparkle to the celebration through their cultural programmes. The staff and students of Expert College raised an amount of 15000 rs from the various items prepared by the kids of Prajna which were put up on sale. The cheque was handed over to Prof. Hilda Rayappan. Children were given gifts as a symbol of goodwill gesture. Prof. Hilda Rayappan also took the opportunity to express her gratitude for celebrating Deepavali in a unique and special way.
The rampwalk - 'Samskriti-Sampada', Dandiya and Goodudeepa making competitions were held for the students. The dignitaries gave away the prizes to the winners. Mrs. Zita D’Souza, HOD of English introduced the Chief Guest and announced the prize winners. The students Kishan, Shreya and Poornima welcomed the guests and compered the programme. Rajitha spoke on the theme of Deepavali. The programme was followed by fireworks and a sumptuous dinner.
Mrs. Deepika A. Nayak, Mrs. Shobha Nayak, Mr. Manjunath, the Founder and Managing Director of Prajna Chinnara Thangudhama - Prof. Hilda Rayappan, Yogaguru Gopalakrishna Delampady, Prof. Ramachandra Bhat - the Principal of the college and the Programme Director Mrs. Sreevidya were also present on the dais.
Mangaluru: Expert College spreads smiles in celebrating Deepavali