Mangaluru, Sep 21: The convocation programme for the outgoing students of the academic year 2020-22 and 2021-22 was held on September 17 at 10 am in the college auditorium.
The chief guest for the programme was Arvind Shrivastav, Center Head, FIZA by Nexus Mall, Mangalore. The guest of honour for the programme was Naveen Rasquenha, president Old Students Association. The programme was presided over by Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, rector-St. Aloysius institutions, Mangalore. Fr John Dsouza SJ, director-St Aloysius ITI, Roshan D'Souza, principal, Alwyn Menezes vice principal, Noel Lobo-Training Officer and Robin Vas-convener of the programme were present also present on the dais.
The programme commenced by a prayer led by Wilson N, JTO. The welcome dance was performed by sewing technology students. Robin Vas, JTO and Convener of the programme escorted the dignitaries to the dais. Roshan Dsouza extended a cordial welcome to the gathering. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the dignitaries.
Mohammed Saifulla, ex-president of Student Council from Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning trade spoke a few words on behalf of the graduating students and thanked the institution for providing the best training and ample opportunities for the development of students.
Later the graduating students were honoured by the shawl and convocation certificate.
Chief guest Arvind Shrivastav addressed the gathering by saying,"We must carry the legacy of St Aloysius forward”. He also gave some important tips to the students and said, “Don't care about what people think about you. You are blessed with skills, use those skills. You must have the lazer sharp focus on your career. You have to keep updating yourselves by sharpening your skills and acquiring knowledge. Don't just sit on the ground and look at the sky by dreaming, it will not help. Take care of your family, achieve your target. Sky is the limit for what you can achieve"
Director Fr John Dsouza SJ addressed the gathering saying, "Congratulations to the graduating students . You have secured 100% result and placement. Parents on one hand and staff members on another hand worked very hard for you. Today we are sending you back to shine. We believe that you will be our representatives and ambassadors. We welcome you to the alumni association. May God's blessings be upon you."
In his presidential address, Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ said, "The institution has secured 100% result, 100% placement and 100% admission. All the staff members are the reason for this. You are all brilliant and you are going forward, you must be proud of yourself. Some people complete their studies and go far. After some years they come back and say thank you to their teachers for what they have done for them. I wish you all the best. Go forth and shine in life. May God bless you all."
Robin Vas convener of the programme, proposed the vote of thanks.
The staff members sang a song 'Kabhi Alvida Na Kehena' to the graduating students, for which the students responded with great enthusiasm and emotions.
The programme was compered by Shawn Sebastian Dsouza, student of MRAC 2nd year and Renuka of Sewing Technology trade. The programme was concluded by singing the National Anthem.