On Friday, April 26. 2019, St Pauls Institute of Communication Education, Mumbai, India, celebrated it’s 7th convocation ceremony. At the event, with around 100 guests present, the institute celebrated the successes and the milestone of its 45 students graduating with a diploma from the disciplines of Journalism, Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication and, Public Relations and Corporate Communications (PR).
The ceremony commenced with the welcome address by Fr (Dr) Dominic Savio D’Silva, SSP, the Director, where he highlighted about St Pauls Institute and its education mission of preparing students to work with the highest social responsibility, ethics, professionalism, and industrial standards in all branches of media and communication, continued to journey to achieve new heights year after year. He called upon the new graduates to be Change Makers, Persons of Dialogue and Persons of Research.
The Chief Guest, Anil Dharker, Director of TATA Literature Live, threw some light on the need for common sense and logic in one’s career. He went on to urge our media graduates to play their part consciously, in light of the current political climate. “You must do our part, and never stop,” Dharker encouraged the graduates.
The event was graced by the Guest of Honor, Patricia Nath, Convenor and Secretary of Celebrate Bandra. Nath shared pearls of wisdom with the fresh graduates by talking about the importance of self-esteem and determination; two qualities which are priceless to have in the media industry.
On the brink of their bright futures, students received their diploma certificates, with smiles that could light up an entire building, and it did. Needless to say, our graduates were filled with awe, admiration and inspiration. The cherry on the proverbial cake, was the acknowledgement of the skills and intelligence of three students, who have, over the past 10 months, shown their skill, and ultimately proved their mettle. Three students received the award of Student of the Year, across the three disciplines - journalism, advertising and PR.
Manasvi Narwani, Elsie Sinjali and Christine Cardoz were the three students from the diplomas in journalism, advertising and PR, respectively, to receive these coveted awards. With faces beaming, and with the enthusiasm to take on the media industry, we came to an end of yet another successful academic year.