Inauguration of the Academic Year 2024-25 and Lectio Brevis at Pushpashrama
The inauguration of the academic year 2024-25 at the Pushpashrama Institute of Philosophy and Religion was held on Saturday, June 1, 2024. The event began with a solemn inaugural Eucharistic celebration, presided over by Rev. Fr Silvestre D’Souza OCD, the Provincial Superior of the Karnataka Goa Province. In his homily, Fr. Provincial emphasized the significance of walking in humility with God, setting a reflective tone for the academic year.

The formal inaugural program commenced at 11:00 AM. Fr Oswald Crasta OCD, the Rector, extended a warm welcome to the gathering. Following this, Fr Wilfred Rodrigues OCD, the Dean, presented the annual report, providing an overview of the institute's achievements and progress over the past year. The students added a musical touch to the ceremony with a well-received chorus.

A highlight of the event was the Lectio Brevis, delivered by Dr V N Sheshagiri Rao, a retired Professor and Chairman of the Department of Studies and Research in Philosophy at Manasa Gangotri, University of Mysore. His presentation on "The God of Christianity and Dvaita Vedanta '' offered profound insights into the comparative study of these philosophical traditions.

The program also included the release of the students’ wall magazine, ‘Cosmos,’ by Fr. Provincial. In his presidential address, he underscored the importance of philosophizing as a crucial aspect of intellectual and spiritual growth. The event concluded on a high note with the Pushpashrama anthem, leaving the attendees inspired and ready for the new academic year.

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