The 47th Graduation Day held at Sacred Heart College on August 26, 2023, was a remarkable event that celebrated the academic accomplishments of the graduating students. The ceremony took place in two venues. The Undergraduate candidates received their degrees in the Kamarajar Arangam. The Post Graduate candidates received their degrees in the Carreno Hall. The ceremony began at 10.30 a.m. The occasion began with an impressive academic procession, featuring distinguished chief guests, Dr. R. Srinivasan, Member Secretary of the Tamil State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai and Rev. Dr. K.A. Maria Arockiaraj, the Additional Principal of Sacred Heart College and dignitaries Rev. Dr. Praveen Peter, the Secretary; Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal, Deans; Vice-Principals; The event commenced with the rendition of the Thamilz Thai Vazhthu. Rev. Dr. D. Maria Antony Raj, the Principal, extended a warm welcome in his address, expressing gratitude to all attendees, particularly the graduating students and their families. The Principal's report highlighted the college's notable academic achievements and progress.
The Chief Guest, Dr. R. Srinivasan, in his inspiring address, to the graduates touched on several crucial aspects of education, responsibility, and personal development. Dr. R Srinivasan, a prominent figure known for his contributions to various fields, engaged the audience with his insightful words. He congratulated the students on their achievements.
The speaker called upon the students to recognize their responsibilities and learn from their experiences, emphasizing that transformative change in the nation can be driven by the younger generation. He underlined the value of individual change, especially from a young age, as a catalyst for broader societal transformation.
Commending the institution's achievements, he acknowledged the college's high ranking by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). He encouraged faculty members and alumni to actively participate in NAAC initiatives, aiming for continued excellence in education.
The speaker concluded with a profound quote from Thirukural “Thandhai Makarkaatrum Nandri Avaiyaththu Mundhi Iruppach Cheyal” emphasizing the role of parents and expressing gratitude. He encouraged patience, persistence, and a strong sense of responsibility among the students, wishing them success in their future endeavours.
Following this, the candidates for graduation were presented. The chief guest, Dr. R. Srinivasan conferred degrees upon the Undergraduates, marking the culmination of their academic journey. The graduates then took a solemn pledge, committing to ethical conduct, continuous learning, and responsible contributions to society. The dissolving ceremony followed, symbolizing the students' transition from learners to alumni, bidding farewell to their academic life while embarking on new adventures in their personal and professional realms. A total of 1026 undergraduate degrees and 446 postgraduate degrees were bestowed upon the eligible graduates, marking a significant achievement for all. The ceremony concluded with the National Anthem.