Silver Jubilee of Erection of Mysore Province

March 15, 2023 no comments Maria Kripa

Ursuline Franciscan Congregation, Mysore Province celebrated Silver Jubilee of Erection of Mysore Province on 29 December 2022 at Maria Niketan, Bogadi. The theme of the day was ‘Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and be glad). Rt Rev. Raja Rao, Bishop of Vijayawada officiated the Eucharistic Celebration, Rt Rev. K A William, Bishop of Mysuru broke the Word of God and Rt Rev. Antony Valapilly, Bishop Emeritus along with the many other priests concelebrated Eucharist. After the Eucharist all the Provincial Superiors, Provincial Councillors, Provincial Bursars and Regional Superiors were honoured.
Rev. Sr Milly Fernandes, Superior General, Councillors General, Provincials of Other Provinces, Priests, Sisters, well-wishers were the guests of the day.
It was a time to reminiscence with thankful heart our journey in the province as to how far God has led us and for opening the various doors of apostolate to our sisters and for making it possible for us to serve many people. It has been a long journey with a lot of opportunities and challenges but with the love of God that is unbreakable, unshakable, unconditional and infinite and by His unfailing grace, we have reached where we are today. The footprints always walking with us in our happy and successful moments, in our challenges and failures, in our difficult times accompanying us every time and everywhere. God who started this good work in us will bring it to completion, this trust made us work together as the community, Province and Congregation.





Silver Jubilee of Shanthi High School

December 14, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

On November 26 Shanthi High School celebrated the silver Jubilee of the school. Rev. Fr Dominic Vas, OCD Episcopal vicar for Religious Mysuru celebrated the thanksgiving Eucharist along with the Concelebrants.
Rev. Sr Lily Fernandes, Provincial Superior, Sr Philomena Noronha, Secretary of UFES, Sr Bindu Elizabeth, Deputy secretary of UFES, Sr Pushpa, the correspondence, Mr Revanna S, BEO Hunsur and Mr C Ravi, Police Inspector, Hunsur were the honoured guest of the celebration. As the Indian tradition goes with the arathi, we welcomed the guests and inaugurated the function by hoisting the balloons. The stage programme began by reciting the Preamble of the Constitution of India by the Students. We recognized the services that are rendered by the Headmistress’ by honoring them. The Souvenir ‘Shanthi Sowrabha’ was released to mark the occasion. Which was followed by a colourful cultural programme by the students. The whole village witness the festivity.





The Lamp Lighting Ceremony-2022

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

The Lamp Lighting Ceremony for the third batch (batch of 2022) of BSc Nursing students of the College of Nursing was held on 12th November 2022, at the St Mary’s Hospital Auditorium, H.D.Kote, Mysuru, Karnataka. On this blessed day, 32 young and vibrant first year Nursing Students committed their lives to the noble profession of ‘Nursing’ by lighting their lamps. The Chief Guest Rev. Sr. Lily Fernandes the Provincial Superior of Mysuru Province of UFS congregation addressed the students with her inspiring thought-provoking Speech. She inspired the students by narrating on the life of Florence Nightingale her journey in founding Nursing as a profession. She emphasized the importance of integrity and truth which are essential components in nursing care. She also encouraged the students to be courageous in all circumstances and to be committed in the calling that God had given to them by being light and hope to the suffering humanity.

Prof. Mr. Sandeep Kumar the Vice Principal, College of Nursing, (SMCON) spoke on the significance of Florence Nightingale Lamp and the Ceremony. He motivated the students to shine the light into the world through their dedication, commitment, compassion and care. He advised the students to carry their lamp and keep it burning continually by fueling it with Gods constant presence and guidance. Prof. Mr. Naveen Rasquinha the Principal College of Nursing guided the students for Oath taking and wished good luck to the budding Nurses.

Large number of parents and family members of the students, Doctors, staff, ANM students and neighboring religious community sisters witnessed this great grace filled event. the 2nd batch of SMCON participated in all the activities of the ceremony whole heartedly. Mrs. Dhanavthi the nursing tutor of SMCON gave a heartfelt vote of thanks to all gathered.




Workshop on Anthropometric Measurements 2022

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

On 20th October 2022 a workshop to the nursing staff and students was organized. The resource person of the day was Dr. Krishnaveni from Saragur VMH Hospital. Around 60 students and staff were present to the workshop. Dr. Krishnaveni enlightened the gathering regarding right method of Anthropometric measurements which will have later greater impact on the development of the infant. Sr. Santhan the administrator welcome the guest and the gathering and Ms. Swathi volunteered to speak words of thanks to the wonderful informative session that they had.

Recognition and Honor

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

On 22nd October 2022 in association with H.D. Kote and Saraguru taluk government nursing faculty had organized honoring great leaders at Ambedkar bhavana H.D. Kote town along with few cultural program was put up. The chief guest of the event was M.L.A Shree Anil Chikamadu, President Shree Prashanth Kumar Ganguli. The focus was on, to upheld the contribution that our people are receiving through nursing profession. Prof. Mr. Naveen Rasquinha was honored on behalf of the saint Mary’s community health center for the contribution received to the taluk of H.D.Kote in health field.


December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

On 21st October 2022 a health education on cancer awareness was held at St. Mary’s Community Health Centre ,H.D.Kote Hospital campus. The Nursing assistants of 20th batch of students enlightened the gathering with an informative role play on various types of cancer and educated on the risk factors and preventive methods of cancer. Dr. Sr. Hilda Lobo MBBS, MD(OBG) the senior Gynecologist educated the gathering with her powerful speech. Around 200 people benefited from this health education. There was good interaction with the people. The Cancer awareness Health education and screening is the project that was put up as a part of sister Doctors Forum of India.

Freshers’ Day

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

on 29/10/22 at 10.30am the freshers day program was organized to welcome 3rd batch of the students to the Saint Mary’s college of Nursing, the 2nd batch of the students welcomed the gathering and invited the dignitaries and faculties to the days event. beautiful cultural event was put up both from 2nd and 3rd batch of students, at the end of the program Mr and Ms freshers were chosen respectively. Rev. Sr. Mary Mendonca the Director of SMCON inspired the newcomers with her encouraging speech. Prof Mr. Naveen Rasquinha enlightened the gathering with his motivated speech. all the students actively participated to mark this day as memorable one.





Deepavali Celebration

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

The Diwali celebration was organized by the Cultural Committee from 1st year B.Sc Nursing students, on 22 October 2022 at 10am at Saint Mary’s college of nursing campus. The Master of the Ceremony of the event Miss Deepika, Ms. Anugraha welcomed the gathering. On Behalf of Diwali Rangoli competitions were held. College faculty was thrilled with creativity and innovative spirit of students. Prof Mr. Naveen Rasquinha the principal inspired the gathering with his inspiring speech. Sweets were distributed to all faculty and students as a token of love.

Nutritional Day-2022

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

On 14/10/22 the first year B.Sc Nursing organized “Nutritional Day” under the guidance of Mrs. Dhanavthi the nursing Tutor and Sr. Rufina the lecturer. Students prepared various Nutritious Diet and explained its calorific value. Prof. Mr. Naveen Rasquinha The principal of the SMCON along with other faculty also students from other classes participated in the celebration and appreciated their efforts to make this day successful

Onam and Teachers Day celebration-2022

December 11, 2022 no comments Maria Kripa

On 03/09/22 the Onam and Teachers Day celebration was held at Saint Mary’s College of Nursing initiated by the management and students of the respective class. The teaching faculty of SMCON was well appreciated by the students and management; few games were conducted to them. The Onam celebration was very beautiful together with staff and students. Playing few games and having sweets together filled the college environment as a family atmosphere.