On 18th November 2019, the Postgraduate Department of Physics, St Philomena College, Puttur had organized Felicitation Ceremony of Dr K B Vijayakumar on his superannuation as Professor of Physics from Mangalore University.
The Felicitation Ceremony was presided by prof. Leo Noronha, the Principal of the College; Dr K B Vijayakumar was the Chief Guest of the programme; Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monterio, the Chairman of the PG Center; Dr E Deepak D’silva, Coordinator of the PG Physics and Dr A P Radhakrishna, Head of Physics Department were the guest of honour.
Dr. E Deepak D’silva led the felicitation programme. The faculty members who were the students of Dr K B Vijayakumar present during the occasion, invited to join falicitation proceedings. Dr. E Deepak D’silva enlightened the gathering by appreciating various achievements done by Dr. K B Vijayakumar in his research field and thanked him for the guidance as a teacher and also wished all the success in the journey of his retired life.
On receiving the felicitation Dr K B Vijayakumar told that, he is always happy to visit St Philomena College and the P.G. Center. He advised the students to make use of all the available opportunities to them.
Dr A P Radhakrishna said that, Dr K B Vijaykumar is an excellent teacher. As Einstein’s quote “Physics should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler than the simple”, Dr K B Vijaykumar made Physics learning simple and joyful. Dr A P Radhakrishna wished good health to him and asked to visit frequently to the college to address the young minds in future.
Rev Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro said that, it is a great thing to show gratitude to the teacher who shaped us. He recalled his student life and told that Dr K B Vijayakumar is an inspiring teacher who looks simple in his outward appearance, but in the subject his involvement is profound. He also said that Dr K B Vijay Kumar is a good human being and a person of beautiful mind and heart.
Prof. Leo Norohna appreciated the programme. He said that, as a principal of the college, he will always keep in record the help and the contribution in various forms made by Dr K B Vijaykumar towards the PG centre. The principal quoted the saying, “Quite minds speak louder” and told; people like Dr K B Vijayakumar speak less, but their actions make sound.
Retired Prof. Vishnu Maiya Bannur of Calicut University, Prof Neelakantan of St Aloysius College and the faculty members of all the departments of the College were present during the programme. Ms Pramitha A and group invoke the Almighty blessings. Ms Savitha Monteiro welcomed the gathering. Mr Praveen Prakash D’souza rendered vote of thanks, Ms Poojashree V Rai was the master of ceremony.
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