Investiture Ceremony of Student Council 2020 – 2021
The Investiture ceremony for the academic year 2020-2021 was held on the 11 th of September 2020
where the newly elected members of the student council were installed in office. The council members
were dressed in formals- black and white sporting a yellow scarf which coordinated very well with the
adornments of the venue. The Seminar Hall was tastefully decorated in the traditional Cottonian
colours of yellow and green which created the right ambience for the occasion.
The program began with a prayer by Rev. Satyanandham Paul, Vice-Chairman, Board of Management
and Presbyter-in-charge St. Peter’s Telugu Church. The Prayer was followed by the College song by
the Staff Choir. The dignitaries joined in the lighting of the lamp. Mrs. Mercy Priyalatha, Principal In-
charge, PUC, read from God’s word and this was followed by the rendition of the hymn ‘Great is Thy
Faithfulness.’ by the Staff Choir.
The Principal, Prof. Esther PrasanaKumar welcomed the gathering and addressed the newly elected
members. She titled them- ‘The Covid 19 Batch’- emphasizing on the ability of the women in
changing adversity into opportunity be it the pandemic or otherwise, also stating that the number 19 is
the upside form of the number 16 –the 16 members of the student council for the year 2020-2021
focusing upon the power and responsibility entrusted upon them, their ability and talents to change
situations and change the world.
The Principal then installed the newly elected council members in office with a badge and a sash and
administered the pledge. The members pledged to perform to the best of their ability and keep the
college flag flying high. They symbolically lit a candle that they would light the world around them,
making a difference in ways they can. The former President and Vice President of the year 2019-2020
handed over the College flag and banner to the newly elected President and Vice President.
The program concluded with the vote of thanks by the newly elected President –Ms. Shahada Iqbal ,
followed by the National Anthem.