Freshers’ day is the first day of college life, which marks the beginning of a new journey in a student’s life. It is the day when the college extends a warm welcome to its new batch of students. In addition, senior students meet the juniors to unitedly celebrate being a part of the college. In the same spirit, Sona College of Arts and Science organized the “Freshers’ Day 2021” for its 5th batch of students on 16th September 2021, Thursday, at Sri Valliappa Auditorium. The Honourable Chief Guest of the day was Mr. R. Sundaram, Managing Director & CEO, Aerospace Engineers Pvt. Ltd. Salem. Honourable Chairman Mr. C. Valliappa, together with, Mr. Chocko Valliappa and Mr. Thyagu Valliappa, esteemed Vice Chairmen, Sona Group of Institutions presided over the function., Dr. V. Karthikeyan, Principal, Thiagarajar Polytechnic College, Dr. S.R.R. Senthil Kumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology, Dr. G.M. Kadhar Nawaz, Principal, Sona College of Arts and Science along with Sri. Sivasugesan, Chief Priest, Murugan Temple, Fairlands, shared the stage with other dignitaries for felicitation.
As per the schedule, the programme started sharp at 10. 45a.m. invoking the blessings of God, followed by the lighting of the lamp by Madam Chairman (virtually), heads of various departments, parents, and students followed suit on stage. On this occasion, the Chairman, launched Sona’s Immunity Boosting Capsule while Dr. Madan Kumar, Principal, Sona Medical College of Naturopathy and Yoga, briefed the benefits of the capsule. Dr. G.M. Kadhar Nawaz, Principal, SCAS, welcomed the gathering, introduced all the guests of honour and formally welcomed the new batch of students into the SONA fold. Leaders don’t create followers; they create more leaders - was the message delivered to the students as the Dignitaries addressed the gathering. This was followed by nostalgic moments shared by the SCAS Alumini, that enthralled the audience. In his inaugural address, Mr. R. Sundaram, weighed in the scope of aerospace in the coming times and motivated the students to dream big and make them into a reality. Respected Mr. C. Valliappa, in his presidential address, urged the students to be tough and allow themselves to be moulded by the institute so that they turn out to be magnificent leaders of the society. Further, the students as well as the parents took an oath to honour the college guidelines, which was guided by Dr. Bhuvaneswari, Head, Department of Sciences.
Finally, Dr. G. Anuradha, Head, Department of English proposed the vote of thanks. Lunch was served thereafter. The entire event was virtually covered by the SONAVERSITY team.