Mercy Johny, II B.A. English.
15th July, 2016: Ringing in the new academic year with gratitude, Stella Maris College organised a Holy Mass on the 15th of July 2016. The students streamed into the OAT in order to assemble for the mass and settled down, eagerly waiting to listen to the sermon whilst the representatives, Deans and the Principal of the college walked in a procession holding lamps and wrapped packages containing notebooks, pens and other stationery items.
During the procession, the representatives handed over the stationery and money that were contributed by the students of each class. This charitable act was performed in order to lend a hand to those who required such necessities in the college. This was followed by a compilation of songs in Tamil, English and Malayalam. The sermon focused on promoting unity within the college as members of the same family while also highlighting the theme for the year – Create, Connect and Change, urging the students to infuse a sense of selflessness in their lives.