The Management of St.Thomas College Bhilai, organised a formal Farewell Ceremony for the Founder staff member and Dean Academics Dr.Vinita Thomas, (Professor and Head, PG Department of Botany) who left the job due to failing health . Present on the occasion were Rt. Rev.Fr. Thomas Ramban , Vicar MGO Cathedral and Administrator of the College , Rev. Fr.Dr. Joshi Varghese.
Dr. Vinita Thomas was given a floral welcome and a brief introduction to her 37 years of commendable contribution to the institution was enumerated. Principal of the college , Dr. M.G.Roymon, extended a warm welcome to the gathering. Delivering the welcome speech Dr. Roymon said that Madam Vinita Thomas was one of the pillar of the college and has worked tirelessly for 37 years with dedication to take the college to new heights . Rt. Rev. Fr. Thomas Ramban said that Madam Vinita was a beacon of strength and knowledge and wished her a peaceful and healthy life ahead. Administrator of the college Rev. Fr, Dr. Joshi Varghese appreciated Madam Vinita for her sharp acumen and exceptional qualities as a teacher which has left an indelible impression on others . Fr.Joshi shared admirable messages of the Faculty members which highlighted her qualities and service to the college .Dr. Mariam Jacob ,Head, Dept. of Economics and Dr. Chanda Verma , Addl. Head, Dept. of Chemistry shared their bonding and cherished memories with Madam during her stay in the college. Dr. Suruchi Parkey, Asst. Prof Dept . of Botany an alumni and presently working as Asst. Prof in the Dept . of Botany said that she was deeply indebted to Madam Vinita Thomas for guiding and shaping her future. Mr. Palouse gave a beautiful speech highlighting the mentoring of Vinita Madam in the professional life of other teachers and staff members .A poignant farewell song was sung by Dr.Chanda Verma and Mr. Anil Varghese (P.G. Dept of Chemistry) . A newly developed College Website designed by Madam Thomas was launched during the ceremony.
The Management and staff of the college presented a token of gratitude to Dr. Vinita Thomas for her estimable service to the college. Delivering a thanking note, Dr. Thomas said that her heart is filled with sense of gratitude to St. Thomas fraternity for the unmitigated love, appreciation and for having accepted her as an integral part of the college . The programme was conducted by Dr. Jyoti Bakshi, I/c Head , P.G. Dept of Botany . Dr. Pratik Kumar Sharma, Asst.Prof P.G.Dept of Commerce proposed vote of thanks.