The inauguration ceremony of St. Xavier's University Kolkata
Posted : 07 July 2017
The inauguration ceremony of St. Xavier's University Kolkata took place on 7th July 2017. The momentous occasion was graced by the Hon'ble Chief Minister Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Hon'ble Education Minister Dr. Partha Chatterjee, Mr.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, the Chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, Mrs.Usha Mittal, Hon'ble Chancellor Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Father Felix Raj, Hon'ble Rector Fr. Dominic Savio and several other dignitaries.
Mr. Mittal articulated his experiences as a student of St. Xavier's College and the lesson of decision making he learnt from his Alma Mater. He has since secured emotional and moral assurance on numerous occasions of his business career from the values St. Xavier's inculcated in him. The Chief Minister congratulated the Jesuits for setting up yet another seat of higher learning of strong ethical and aesthetic virtues, she highlighted the contributions of St. Xavier's towards the academic, cultural and social endorsements of West Bengal. She expressed her firm belief that like Harvard and Oxford, St. Xavier's University Kolkata will soon be of global significance, thriving on the principles of faith and wisdom.
The Chancellor, Father Jeyaraj Veluswamy called the inauguration a function of divine sanction as he christened the audience with the realisation of the Ignatian charism and reminded all about the precious responsibility of service to a greater number of students for the greater glory of God. Codes of custom and cultural practices are propagated by the educations of St. Xavier's and Father Chancellor thanked all the men and women who have contributed to the making of this historical moment of the birth of St. Xavier's University Kolkata.
Father Felix Raj, the first VC of St. Xavier's University Kolkata expressed his gratitude to Mr. Mittal, Ms.Mamata Banerjee, Dr.Partha Chatterjee, the Government of West Bengal and all the stake holders of St. Xavier's for their unstinted support and cooperation. He ordained the students, let St. Xavier's be the DNA, the genetic code that students have reached out to the world with. Father VC pledged reciprocal exchanges of service and patronage, loyalty towards academic and social relationships and invoked the Grace of the Lord who presides over the good and glory of the human race.