Fr. Muller Medical College bagged the first and third places while Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering bagged the second place in the recently conducted MRPL-MSNM Inter-Professional Collegiate debating competition. Deepak Baburaj from MITE was adjudged the best debator.
MSNM Besant Institute of Postgraduate Studies in association with Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., organised the debating competition on Wednesday for students of professional colleges at the institute premises.
The competition was a part of MRPL’s Vigilance Awareness Week programme for students.
Inaugurating the competition, MRPL’s General Manager (Corporate Communications) Rudolph Noronha spoke on the relevance of integrity in everyone’s life.
He said, “Life provides immense opportunities to those who dare to dream. Many people who were at the pinnacle of their professional lives have collapsed because they did not give enough attention to Integrity.”
Women’s National Education Society governing body member Raghav Kamath, who presided the programme, said one cannot express ideas clearly without communication skills. Faculty Praveen Pinto administered the integrity pledge on the occasion while an Integrity Pledge Kiosk was set up in the Institute Lobby for students to take the integrity pledge.
Attending the valedictory function, MRPL’s Chief Vigilance Officer Rajeev Kushwaha urged students to maintain integrity in all phases of life. He insisted upon unconditional honesty. “This means doing the right thing in very situation irrespective of whether we stand to suffer loss for some time,” he said. Group General Manager (Refinery) Sanjay Verma, quoting Newton’s Third Law, said, “When there are temptations standing in the way of ethical behaviour, we should understand that every non-ethical action has an equal and opposite consequence. The supreme quality of leadership is Integrity, which means doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”