Mangaluru, Sep 2: The inauguration of the new academic year, student council and study centre of NIOS was held at St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute on September 2 at SAITI Auditorium.
Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, rector - St Aloysius Institutions was the president for the inauguration programme. The chief guests for the programme were V Swaminathan - regional director, National Institute of Open Schooling, Regional Centre Bengaluru; and Dr F Joseph Stanley - general secretary, SKIP Bengaluru.
The guests of honour for the programme were Gangadhar - principal, Narayanaguru ITI, Kudroli; Sudhirraj B Kotian - principal, Xavier ITI, Assaigoli; Chethan R - principal, Hebich ITI, Balmatta; Fr Kenneth R Crasta - principal, St Joseph ITI, Jeppu; Hemanth - principal, BNG ITI, Katipalla; Vishwaraj - principal, Seyyid Madani ITI, Ullal; Hari H - principal, MRP ITI, Thokur; Naveen Kumar - principal, B A ITI, Thumbay; Narendra - principal, SDM ITI, Vamanjoor; Anuradha Salian - principal, Durga Devi ITI, Niddodi; Shrikanth Holla - principal, AG Soans ITI, Moodabidri, and Fr John Baptist - principal, St Joseph Community College.
Fr John Dsouza SJ - director, St Aloysius ITI; Roshan Dsouza - principal;Alwyn Menezes - vice principal; Noel Lobo, training officer; Wilson N, convener of the programme and N Shashank - president, student council were present.
The programme was commenced by an inter-religious prayer service. The welcome dance was performed by the sewing technology students. The guests were escorted to the dais by Wilson N, convener. Roshan D’Souza - principal welcomed the gathering.
The inauguration of the new academic year and student council was inaugurated by lighting the lamp.
Dr F Joseph Stanley addressed the gathering by saying, “St Aloysius ITI collaborates with other ITI's. In Karnataka this is the best ITI. You all are lucky, you have got well equipped laboratories and experienced staff in this college. St Aloysius ITI is taking a lead. Youth have a lot of scope in future.” He wished everyone all the best.
The oath taking ceremony was led by Alwyn Menezes, vice principal for the newly elected student council members.
The newly elected student council members are as follows:
President - N Shashank, MRAC 2nd year
Vice president - Mohammad Hussain Aflal, MMV 2nd year
Vice president - Navya B Shetty, sewing technology
Secretary - Daksh P Shetty, electronic mechanic 2nd year
Joint secretary - Benjamin Ankith Vegas, MRAC 1st year
Sports secretary - Melroy Tony Dsouza, MRAC 2nd year
Joint sports secretary - Melrick Jason D’Souza, MRAC 1 st year
Cultural \secretary - Welston Joyal Walder, electrician 2nd year
Joint cultural secretary - Navyalaxmi, electronic mechanic1st year
Addressing the gathering chief guest V Swaminathan spoke a few words saying, “I am very happy to see such beautiful ITI with all facilities in the lab. Shine to Enkindle is empowering youth for a better future. Day by day you are growing by updating to the new technology. Once you reach your goal and become successful in life, share your success story in this college so that you will become a role model for other students also. As St Aloysius is accredited with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), you have the opportunity of getting a 12th certificate along with an ITI certificate.”
Study centre of NIOS was inaugurated by handing over the NIOS accreditation certificate.
Fr John D’Souza SJ spoke a few words saying, “Focus on what ITI teaches you, gain more skills so that it will help you to become a better person in life. You all should know the Jesuit values. One among them is MAGIS, which means to grow greater. Do not be satisfied with what you have. In our ITI we do not teach only academics but we also focus on the personal development of the students so they get equal opportunity in their academics and cultural activities. We should see God in others and have faith in God. We should change ourselves for the betterment of society. We also have started a trade test centre in our ITI, so that it will be helpful for the students.”
In his presidential address, rector of St Aloysius Institutions Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ said, “When you get a job both certificates of ITI and NIOS will be helpful. After ITI you can apply for higher studies.” He wished everyone best of luck.
Wilson N, convener of the programme, proposed vote of thanks. A song of unity in diversity and Yakshagana was performed by the students.
Abdul Waris, student of MRAC 2nd year and Saniya, student of sewing technology compered the programme.