The air at SVPCET was filled with eagerness and excitement of the freshers on the occasion of the official inaugural event SWAGATAM – 2017 organized by the Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities, on 5th August, 2017.
The dignitaries present at this event were, the Chief Guest – Shri. Sachin Kurve, IAS, District Collector, Nagpur and the Guest of Honour – Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, Chairman of The Nagpur Pallottine Society, Fr. George Madeikkal, (Director), Fr. Anto Mullanal, (Asst. Director), Fr. Siju Jose, (Financial Administrator), Fr. Joseph N J, (Registrar), Fr. Dantees Thomas, (HR Head & Asst. Manager Boys’ Hostel), Dr. V.V. Sohoni, (Principal) and Prof. R. B. Gowardhan,(Vice-Principal).
The program began with the Master of Ceremony extending a warm welcome to all the dignitaries and new comers. Thereafter, Prof. (Mrs.) Sucheta Moharir, (First Year In charge) lead the dignitaries and the First year student representative to light the traditional lamp, followed by a prayer song sung by the College choir. Scripture reading was done by Fr. Siju Jose.
Shri. Sachin Kurve in his address inspired students to pursue their degree with passion and be responsible citizens of India. He further urged them to overcome challenging situations with conviction and belief in God by sharing few of his life experiences. Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, triggered the freshers, to realise their potential and tread on the path they have chosen with utmost sincerity and dedication. Quoting “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”.
Fr. George Madeikkal, Director, in his address, warmly welcomed the students to the new Academic Session and appreciated the achievements of 1st & 2nd Sem University and College toppers. Mr. Rahul Kavishwar and Ms. Chetna Wanjari, the College toppers, shared their ‘Success Mantra’ with the first year students.
Dance performances put up by the higher semester students was truly mesmerising. A glimpse of how a Tech-Pallottine’s college life will be was shown through a video. Later the Guest of Honour, Rev. Fr. Varghese Pullan, administered the Tech Pallottine oath.
The formal vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. (Mrs.) Suchita Nimbalkar, expressing her gratitude to the dignitaries, student volunteers and non teaching staff. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.
In the second segment of the program, the video ‘Life at Pallotti’, produced and directed by senior students, was shown to the freshers.