Event Details

In a vibrant celebration of culture, talent, and creativity, Sacred Heart College unveiled its much-anticipated Cultural Fest, "Heart Beat 2023," at the Kamarajar Arangam. The event was declared open by Rev. Dr. Praveen Peter, Rector, and Secretary of the institution.

The inauguration was marked by a series of engaging video clippings introducing the Chief Guest and the distinguished panel of judges. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal of Sacred Heart College, delivered a warm welcome address, setting the tone for the day's festivities.

The judges for the event were introduced by Dr. V. Collins Arun Prakash, IQAC Coordinator. Dr. K. Parthibaraja, Head of the Department of Tamil, introduced the Chief Guest, Mr. Bava Chelladurai, a versatile personality in the field of acting, writing, and storytelling.

The Chief Guest, Mr. Bava Chelladurai, delivered a thought-provoking address, sharing his experiences with the students and emphasizing the importance of reading. He expressed concerns about the future of students, drawing insightful comparisons between his generation and the present one. Mr. Chelladurai narrated a compelling story called "Ootam" and highlighted his love for reading.

The diverse array of events for the day included Group Singing, Mime (Girls), Skit (Boys), Group Dance (Girls), and Group Dance (Boys), showcasing the multifaceted talents of the students. Following the spirited performances, the judges, shared their insightful responses. The judges, Rev. Dr. Deva Joe, SDB, Vice Rector & Director, Bosco Hostel, Musician & Composer, Don Bosco, Tirupattur, Rev. Fr. Ernest Rosario, SDB, Director, DBICA (Don Bosco Institute of Communication Arts), Chennai, Dr. P. R. Amutha, Assistant Professor of English, Auxilium College (Autonomous), Vellore, Mrs. M.A. Sneha Parthibaraja, Advocate, Social Activist & Actress, Selvi Prema James, Bharathanatiyam Choreographer, Director, Premalaya, Tirupattur, provided their responses. Father Deva Joe, in his remarks, encouraged students to "educate, entertain, inform, and inspire," fostering social awareness and active participation in everything. Ms. Sneha Parthibaraja commended the participants for addressing social issues and the impact of social media through their performances. She stressed the transformative power of art in bringing about positive change. Ms. Amutha urged students not to imitate but to create, emphasizing the importance of discipline in Salesian Institutions.

The much-anticipated prize distribution ceremony was led by Rev. Dr. G. Theophil Anand, Vice-Principal (Administration). The results for the events were as follows:


1st Prize – Department English

2nd Prize – Department of Commerce

3rd Prize - Department of Maths


1st Prize - Department of Maths

2nd Prize - Department of Commerce

3rd Prize - Department English

The event concluded with a heartfelt vote of thanks by Dr. L. Ravi, Vice-Principal (Academics), expressing gratitude to all participants, judges, and contributors who made "Heart Beats 2023" a resounding success.