Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Grand Christmas Celebration at Hindustan University, 2011- Part I

Christmas Celebrations was held at Hindustan University on 15th December 2010. It was an eventful day as the entire Hindustan Group of Institutions celebrated in unison the joy of the Birth of Christ, by singing praises of the Lord. The rendition of carols by Dr. K. C. G. Verghese Family Gen - X accompanied by astounding orchestra performance on stage reflected their awesome spirits of unity and divine intervention, the kids reminded each one of us the famous saying that, No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it." H. E. Luccock.

The programme commenced with an opening prayer by Dr. Susan Marthandan, Director, Hindustan College of Arts and Science. It was followed by a congregational hymn, "O Come All Ye Faithful".

Dr. Elizabeth Verghese, Chairperson, Hindustan Group of Institutions, in her welcome address mentioned that Christmas Celebration is an occasion to celebrate with joy and peace. It is an occasion where we witness the entire staff and students of Hindustan Group of Institutions. Through her message she touched the hearts of the audience when she stated that during this joyful moments we should also think about the people who are underprivileged and also who find difficult to survive due to poverty. Each one of us should give a helping hand for the upliftment of the poor and make a resolution to help the needy on this joyful occasion as we celebrate the Birth of Christ.

This Institution not only gives importance to the academics and the co-curricular activities, but also believes in instilling the virtues of life and religious and ethical values. It was followed by Bible Reading, the reading of the word of God was done by the students of the Hindustan University, K. C. Tech and HCAS. There was an excellent choir rendition of hymns by staff and students of HCAS, K. C. Tech, HITS, HIET and students of Hindustan Community College. The most important part of the event was The Christmas Message that was delivered by the Chief Guest Rt. Rev. Dr. Issac Mar Philoxenos, Diocesan Bishop, Chennai, Bangalore Diocese. In his Christmas Message, he stated that God came down to the Earth in the form of Human Being and the Birth of Christ is celebrated as Christmas Day.


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