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Students and faculty of St. Francis Degree College recall fond memories of Sr. Valeria D’Silva, who touched many lives

St. Francis College for Women, Hyderabad mourned the passing away of Sr. Valeria D’Silva, a much loved teacher and Founder- Head of the Department of Psychology on November 6 at the age of 74.

Thos who worked with her closely described Sr. Valeria was one of the finest human beings.She was a friend, collaborator and gentle mentor — all rolled into one, for her students and colleagues. Tributes paid to her included words like unassuming, role model, helpful, friendly, counselor, cheerful, empathetic, leader, guide, modest, favourite teacher, out-of-the-box thinker….

She served as faculty and Head, Department of Psychology, St. Francis College from 1973 to 1998. She was also the pioneer in initiating the Department of Social Work at St. Francis College in 1995. A multi-faceted person, she was well known for her effective communication and powerful oratory. A much in demand public speaker in the areas of Psychological Counselling, Language and Religion, she was never seen without a smile on her face.

The Psychology community in the city is impoverished by her death. Her infectiousenthusiasm, knowledge, intuitive grasp of matters and her friendly wit will be sorely missed by all.

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