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To officially jumpstart the university’s yuletide celebration, the Main Campus conducted its annual Christmas Tree Lighting through an in-person ceremony on Thursday, 17 November 2022 at the Laya at Diwa Plaza, Cavite State University, Indang, Cavite.
The ceremony was attended by university officials, academic and non-academic personnel, and students. It started through a Sunduan Parade at 4:00 in the afternoon and followed by a short program prior to the actual lighting of the Christmas tree. Below are the excepts from the messages of the president and vice presidents:
“I can see the delight in the faces of everyone. We have all been waiting for this. This Christmas tree lighting ceremony also serves as a celebration of the victory and accomplishments of the university, despite the pandemic. Thank you very much to all your contributions for the good of our University.” – President Hernando D. Robles
“I hope that the excitement and happiness felt by everyone during the event will remain even after the activity and be the fuel to continue loving the University. This is our university, let us love our university. Let us commit ourselves to the university, let us be the pride of the university.” – VP Camilo A. Polinga, Administrative and Support Services
“I am looking forward to the persistent efforts of everyone in keeping up with the high standards in terms of academic programs and unity in achieving the vision of CvSU.” – VP Ma. Agnes P. Nuestro, Academic Affairs
“I acknowledge the efforts of the individuals involved in the research and extension of the University and hope that the commitment towards R&E will continue so we can reach our goal of becoming a global university. My heartfelt gratitude to all the OVPRE staff, faculty members, and students.” – VP Melbourne R. Talactac, Research and Extension
“This day is a sign that we should have a grateful heart and we have to look forward to all the positive things that we can contribute to the institution. Each of us here is essential in reaching the goal of the University.” – VP Mary Jane D. Tepora, Planning and Development
“Ibahagi ang pag-ibig at lagging magmahalan
Punuin ng pagkalinga ang ating kapaligiran
Isipin ang kawang-gawa, magbahagi sa ating kapwa
Lalo na sa mga taong tanging mayroon la’ang ay wala.
Napakaraming pagsubok na sa daigdig ay dumating
Kalungkutan ang bumalot sa maligayang damdamin
Kapit-kamay tanggapin ang bawat naging kapalaran
Bigyang puwang sa puso na ang Pasko’y maipagdiwang.” – From the poem of VP Lolita G. Herrera entitled “Ang Diwa ng Pasko”
The lighting ceremony ended with a fireworks display that amazed the audience (Courtesy of Mr. Marlon Talamante https://www.facebook.com/reel/534966991436681/?s=single_unit.).