Mangaluru, Nov 11: Music was in the air at SAPUC as the young musicians and artists performed during ‘Musical Day’, on November 11.
The event commenced with a prayer song by the students. The graceful and energetic dance performers gave a rousing welcome to the event with a welcome dance. Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, rector, St Aloysius Institutions presided over the programme and Alwyn Noronha, musician, singer, composer and music director, was the chief guest.
In his welcome address, Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, principal, expressed that musical day is the most awaited mega event, a day where music resounds in every corner of SAPUC. According to Fr Clifford, music is a language understood beyond barriers, across nations and continents. The principal hoped that Music would bring peace in the hearts and in the world. Fr Clifford wished all the performers the very best after giving in weeks of hardwork and the audience to have an enthralling time.
‘The Musical Day 2022’, was inaugurated by the chief guest, Alwyn Noronha. He has been accorded with Karnataka State Level Sandesha award during the year 2021-22 for Konkani Music. He has also composed and tuned Konkani Songs and Konkani devotional album namely ‘Bhangramanni’, ‘Bhogthiponni’ – first of its kind in Konkani. The chief guest in his address urged the students to make music their mantra of life as it enhances concentration and helps in academic and professional transformation. He expressed that though using technology music can be modified through artificial intelligence, pitch correctors and modifiers. He urged students to become masters of pitch and rhythm, give live performances and become real maestros. Later he also enthralled the audience with a melodious track.
The Rector, Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, in his presidential address, stated that music brings unity and harmony. He suggested students to reflect how music touched their hearts and observe how the synchrony of bhava, tala and raga creates peace in their minds.
Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, the finance officer, Fr Sujay Daniel SJ, the campus minister, vice principals Charlotte D’Souza and Muralikrishna G M, deans, Dr Pradeep M and Kiran Shetty, staff convenors, Jennifer Pinto, Vinitha D’Silva, Anisha Moras, Flavia Fernandes, Harshini B M, student convenors, Ruth D’Costa and Wilona D’Souza and student council representatives were also present on the dais. Abhinav Rao and Samridhi Salian of II PU compered the formal programme. Staff convenor, Jennifer Pinto proposed a vote of thanks.
The mega event revolved around five bands, midnight musicians, Malleshwaram Boys, The Fishbone Swing, Fusion Chutney and Ultraviolet Ecstasy consisting of young budding instrumentalists of SAPUC. The talented singers dished out a wide spectrum of songs in a variety of languages. The highlight of the event was also the much appreciated local tiger dance performance. The teachers of SAPUC also matched the enthusiasm of students with a short rocking performance consisting of a medley of songs.
The formal programme was followed by a cultural extravaganza with vibrant performances by our young budding musicians. The bands, songs, dances and the music created an electrifying atmosphere which the audience savored to their hearts’ content. The lively emcees filled in between the bands and breaks with their witty performances. Musical day were fabulous experience for the students, a day filled with music, dance, lots of fun and entertainment. The much awaited SAPUC event, Musical Day 2022 culminated with a grand baila for all the students.