Short Speeches of Introduction, Welcome, Felicitation, and Vote of Thanks

Welcoming the Chief Guest

It is a great honour for me to introduce and welcome our Chief Guest this evening. He is an accomplished writer with several published works to his credit. [Title]  [Title] [Title] are some of the works that has critical acclaim and international recognition with [Title] winning the [Name] Prize. His literary works have been agents of social change. His books have ignited a fire in every heart that dares to dream.  Today we are privileged to have an opportunity to listen to him this evening. On behalf of all gathered here I welcome you Sir to this literary evening of the International Book Fair.

The Bright Morning Star*

Bethlehem.
Nazareth.
Galilee.
and Jerusalem
Here is a man whose life and work mostly revolve around these historical places. Cradled in a manger, raised up as a carpenter in a poor home, calming the stormy winds and waves of the sea of Galilee, and crucified like a criminal outside the city of Jerusalem. There he bled and died; and left his tomb empty the third day. Introducing the Man like none else, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Son of God, Saviour, crowned in heaven the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
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*Revelation 22:16

Welcoming a Cricketing Legend

Often compared with the legendary Sir Don Bradman; and having a copybook style with shots on all sides of the ground; an entertainer of the crowds, one who wears his passion for cricket on his sleeves, a gentleman cricketer, a brand that sells, a run machine, a game-changer who rewrote record books, the man whose proudest moment came when he became part of the Indian team winning the world cup. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the man whose name is wedded to centuries, the inspirational performer whose wonderful cricketing journey; his life between 22 yards for 24 years enthralled and captivated the crowds in all the cricket playing nations of the world–Sachin Tendulkar.

Fashion Designer

She is known for her ability to weave magic with the curious blend and mix of tradition and modernity. Her designs give us a sense of careless ease but is nothing short of impeccable perfection. Most of her dresses sport vibrant colours and serene patches. One, who has stamped her imprint not only in the Fashion Weeks of London, New York, Milan and Paris; but also in the glamorous and traditional attires of models in their private appearances across the globe; and on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival, Oscar Award nights etc. She has been able to carve a niche for herself in the ever changing world of fashions with her uncanny ability to showcase talent and highlight personal branding. A caring wife and a loving mother who has set her signature in floral designs; her outfits for the career woman exudes power and confidence. Please welcome the inimitable . . . .

Felicitation

Respected Chief Guest and other dignitaries present here today; a warm good morning to one and all.

It is my privilege to stand here before this gathering to wish the participants of this Sports and Cultural Fest all the best. The importance of sports and cultural competitions in nurturing talent and promoting good will and understanding between students of different institutions is well known.

I am happy that the alumni of our College under the able leadership of the Principal has taken the initiative to organize a national level competition for students of Arts and Professional colleges. I welcome all the participants and wish you all the best.

More than winning or losing; the spirit in which competitions are conducted deserves special mention. May these competitions bring out the best in you and spur you on to greater achievements in life. May the friendships you build across campuses through your participation in this event ever widen into better understanding and cooperation between students and teachers across the length and breadth of our country.

Let me conclude by wishing that each one of you will carry back from here some wonderful memories of this Sports and Cultural Fest that you’ll cherish for a long time to come.

Thank you.

Vote of Thanks

Respected Director of [Name] Hospitals, Respected Chief Guest of the Day, other dignitaries, colleagues, graduating students and parents,

We have come to the end of a memorable Graduation Ceremony and College Day Celebration. It is a day that marks a new beginning in the lives of graduating students. I am sure that these students would carry from here professional excellence on one hand and compassion towards fellow men on the other.

First of all I wish all graduating students a glorious career ahead where you’ll be the channels of God’s healing touch to a broken world.

As the Organizing Secretary of College Day Celebrations, I stand here today to propose the vote of thanks.

First of all our thanks are due to our Director, in charge of our Hospital and Educational Institutions who presided over this function. We are grateful to have had such an eminent administrator and a man with a vision and mission as our Director. His leadership is reflected in all developmental activities of our Institutions. Thank you so much for presiding over this function.

Our Guest of Honour for today is none other than [Name]. His priestly blessing is something graduating students will certainly treasure for years to come. For none of us achieves anything in life without God’s grace. So I thank you [Name] for your gracious words and for distributing prizes and scholarships.

We were indeed privileged to have had an eminent person our Chief Guest today. He is the Vice Chancellor of the [Name] University. He is a man who looks forward to reform the whole education sector with the aid of technology. We were honoured to have listened to your insightful speech on the importance of quality education, integrity, and utmost dedication in the medical sector. On behalf of all gathered here, our heartfelt thanks to you Sir.

Our thanks are also due to [Name] for making all feel welcome at this college day and graduation function; and, [Name] for presenting the annual report. Thank you Madam. [Name] was gracious enough to administer the oath to the graduating students. I do hope that it would motivate our graduating students to proceed in their chosen career with hope, vision and courage. I would also like to thank [Name] for giving voice to the vibrant thoughts of the graduating students.

As a key stake holder of this institution let me tell all of you that the time has now come for you step out of this cosy nest and fly on your own. The training and discipline you got from this college will definitely carry you through. And when you feel overwhelmed by challenges know that God will carry you in his everlasting arms spread underneath you.

Finally let me thank all the distinguished guests once again and also my colleagues, members of the teaching and non-teaching staff, parents, and beloved students whose dynamism you will witness in the cultural programmes tonight.

Let me end by challenging you to go out and shine your light. As Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Go out and shine and let the world rejoice with hope at your shining light. Thank you all once again.


Jesus Christ of Nazareth

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