Sunday, January 2, 2011

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

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.

Any celebration connects to an event in history and Christmas is celebrated denoting the Birth of Christ. The celebration becomes meaningful when we understand life and feel the divine presence of God on Earth for the presence of Divine helps Human Beings to transform and bring newness to humanity and feel the rhythm of life with the divine intervention. Christmas signifies Christ coming down to Earth to save Humanity and Bring Light, Peace, Joy to the Earth. Everyone should have a motive to exist in a harmonious manner, remove hatred and develop good culture of life, understanding God. Mr. Jayabalan Vengadasan, Vice-President, Engineering Training, Singapore Airlines was also a Guest during the Celebration and he expressed his happiness to be a part of the celebration. He mentioned that he was astonished by the participation of the entire Hindustan Staff and Students and it appeared as a Family Occasion.

He also expressed that he was amazed by the performance of the students after his interaction with the students of Aeronautical Engineering. He also mentioned that he was proud to be associated with the Hindustan Group of Institutions. Mr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Director & CEO of HGI presented an Autobiography, "Wheels and Wings" of the Late Founder Chairman, Dr. K. C. G. Verghese to Mr. Jayabalan Vengadesan on the occasion.

There was a choreographic performance by HCAS students and an instrumental rendition by Dr. John Morais, Dean, MBA. Rev. Sam T. Koshy, Student Chaplain, HGI proposed the Vote of Thanks. He praised the students and staff who worked hard to decorate the stage and also for conducting the programme in a befitting manner. Dr. Aby Sam and Mr. Ashok Verghese, Directors, Ms. Annie Jacob Verghese, Director K. C. G. College of Technology and other members of the Management were also present.

The programme ended with the arrival of Santa Claus wishing Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. The Traditional Congregational Hymn , Silent Night was sung in unison by the entire Hindustan Fraternity marking the end of the Christmas Celebrations 2010.


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