Patna Women’s College inaugurates Veronica Auditorium, marks Annual Day

February 03, 2023
A grand function marked the Annual Day and the inauguration of the state-of-the-art
Veronica Auditorium at Patna Women’s College on Friday. Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar
Shri Tejashwi Prasad Yadav graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
While Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Member of Parliament, was the Guest of Honour,
Reverend Sebastian Kallupura, Archbishop, Patna Archdiocese and President of the
Governing Body of Patna Women’s College, presided over the function. Other
distinguished guests included Prof. Dr. Girish Kumar Choudhary, Vice- Chancellor,
Patna University; Shri Baidya Nath Yadav, IAS; Secretary, Department of Education,
Government of Bihar; Dr. Sister M. Reema A.C., Provincial Superior, Apostolic Carmel,
Northern Province; and Sister M. Tanisha Reema A.C., Superior, Avila Convent.

.The function began at 3.30 pm at the newly built auditorium with the arrival of the Chief
Guest. The evening started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the distinguished
dignitaries and the Principal of the college Dr. Sister M. Rashmi A.C. It was followed by an
opening dance and a welcome song presented by students
Addressing an impressive gathering of guests, top university officials, alumnae, students,
their parents and the college staff, the Principal said that the completion of this new
auditorium was a milestone in the history of the College. She paid tributes to the founders
of the institution, adding that it was their visionary effort that this College, which is at the
forefront of women empowerment, could become a reality.

Bihar deputy chief minister Shri Tejashwi Prasad Yadav graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Guest of Honour Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Member of Parliament, on the inauguration ceremony of Veronica auditorium and annual day 2023. It was heartening to see the enthusiasm of the girls dressed in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Airforce officer’s uniforms.—————————————————————————————————————————-

The Principal’s speech was followed by a video presentation of the Annual Report 2022
which traced the progress of the college in the past two years. The highlight of the report
was the innovativeness that the college management brought in to fight the challenges
posed by Covid-19 and the resultant prolonged lockdown.

In his presidential address, the Archbishop praised the College for rendering an
outstanding service for the education of girls. He said, “We are all hear on a single platform
for a common purpose to provide quality education to girls and women in the State.” He
expressed his gratitude to the State Government and the University for their assistance to
the College.
The performances by students included ‘Ganga Dance’ based on Bhupen Hazarika’s
famous rendition Ganga behti ho kyon; Rajasthani folk dance ‘Tera Taali’; and a thematic
dance ‘Shauryam Daksham Yuddhe’.

Mentioning the glorious past of Patna University, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Girish Kumar
Choudhary praised the College for its achievements, and added that quality teaching and
research were key to national and international recognition.
Congratulating the College for the magnificent new auditorium, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad
recalled his days as a student of Patna University, adding that this College had a pride of
place even then. He further said that a society could not prosper unless its women were
empowered and in this context Patna Women’s College was doing a commendable job
In his address, the Chief Guest started by recalling his young days when two of his elder
sisters were students at the College and how he would get excited about visiting the
campus with them on Annual Sports days. Praising the College for more than eight
decades of pioneering work in the field of women’s education, he said enlightened women
had the power to change the universe. He said that the Bihar Government was committed
towards empowering women and assured the college that any call for help towards this
objective would be responded to, adding that Bihar was one of the states with maximum
allocation in budget for education at 16 per cent.
Congratulating the College for its brand-new modern auditorium, he said he was really
enthralled by the performance of the students each of whom could be a future superstar.
He also had a word of praise for the inclusive nature of the college campus and added that
in present social atmosphere, peace and coexistence were of paramount importance.
The Engineers, Architects and Builders involved in the construction of Veronica Auditorium
were also felicitated on the occasion.
Special prizes were given to the students selected for NSS, NCC, AICUF, ETF and MVDF.
The function was conducted by Ms. Taniya Banerjee, Ms. Vartika and Ms. Srishti Tiwari.
Mr. Alok John delivered the vote of thanks.


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