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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Mar 15: St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, celebrated 'Go for Gold-2023', its annual athletic meet at the college grounds on Wednesday March 15, organised by the department of physical education wellness and sports group.
International athlete, Ekalavya and Dasara awardee Sylvina Cecil Pais was the chief guest on the occasion who inaugurated the event by hoisting the flag.
A colourful march-past by students was presented after which the hoisting of the flag by the dignitaries took place. As a symbolic gesture, students who participated in national level sports events were handed over the burning torch by the guest, post which the chief guest declared the meet open.
Addressing the gathering, Sylvina Cecil Pais said, “Sports will help you to improve your mental strength. It also helps you to grow and challenge yourself.” She urged students to focus on the goals to achieve in life by staying away from negativity on social media.
Chairperson wellness and sports group Nisha Roche welcomed the gathering, sports advisor Poornesh proposed the vote of thanks, and Rachana Crasta and Roopesh compered the event.
Director St Joseph Engineering College Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, dean student welfare Dr Ramananda H S, assistant director Fr Allwyn D’Souza, and principal Dr Rio D’Souza were present.