Mangaluru, Nov 16: The Beautician course was inaugurated at St Aloysius ITI on November 16 at 3:30 pm.
Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, principal, St Aloysius PUC college, Mangaluru was the chief guest for the programme. Fr Dr Leo D'souza SJ , former director, Fr Cyril D'Mello SJ, secretary of Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society and Ankitha Mascarenhas, teaching faculty were the guests of honour for the programme. Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ, rector of St Aloysius Institutions was the president for the programme. Fr John D'Souza SJ, director, St Aloysius ITI, Alwyn Menezes, vice principal, Noel Lobo, training officer and Robin Vas, convener of the Programme were present.
The well-equipped beautician lab was inaugurated by Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ and was blessed by Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ. The Lamp was lighted by Dr Leo D'Souza SJ along with the other dignitaries.
The programme commenced with a prayer service which was led by the students of Leo Club. Robin Vas, convener of the programme, escorted the dignitaries to the dais.
Director Fr John D'Souza SJ extended a cordial welcome to the gathering.
The chief guest addressed the gathering and said,, "It is a matter of great joy as we start the beautician course which will benefit many students. Today's education imparts specialised skills and knowledge which gives financial stability. All want to look good because it increases our self confidence. Congratulations for taking an initiative for beginning the beautician course and wish you all great success."
Delivering the presidential address, Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ said, "God has made everyone beautiful, we are expected to be presentable. We go to holy places with an open heart. Beauty is an art and it has to be mastered then it enhances your personality. When anyone sees you they must be comfortable. Beautician course is about the art of enhancing natural beauty and boosting the confidence of a person."
Sharath, student of MMV Trade, proposed a vote of thanks.
The programme was compered by Padmavathi, JTO and Abu Shihab, student of MMV Trade.