Hyderabad: It was time to say goodbye to carefree college days and welcome adulthood at St Francis College for Women which hosted its 41st graduation ceremony. The students experienced bittersweet moments as they graduated at the 41st graduation ceremony and bid farewell to their student life.
Some 1,320 students took part in the ceremony which was honored by Professor D Ravinder, Vice-Chancellor of Osmania University and Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi.
Out of 1319 students, the college presented 53 gold medals and awarded diplomas to 1148 undergraduates and 171 postgraduates at convocation.
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The convocation began with a welcoming speech from Dr Sr Sandra, Principal of the College, where she congratulated the graduate students and highlighted the commitment to the College’s vision – a holistic education for the empowerment of women. Additionally, she said the graduation ceremony marks a major moment of transition in a student’s life and a greater responsibility to look to the future with great hope.
Mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi stressed that young people have a big role to play in nation building and development and encouraged students to be innovative and impactful in solving nation’s problems.
Professor D Ravinder announced that the university has formed a committee to work on the recognition of St Francis College for Women as a research center for the University of Osmania. The graduation ceremony ended with the national anthem.
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