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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (ANK)
Mangaluru, Sep 20: District in-charge minister Dinesh Gundu Rao released a coffee table book ‘Echoes of the Corridors - Portrait of St Aloysius College’ here at LF Rasquinha hall on Wednesday September 20.
Addressing the gathering, Dinesh Gundu Rao said, “St Aloysius Institution is a pride of Karnataka which has a history of 143 years with a wonderful track record. St Aloysius has grown and not remained stagnant. It has changed with the times, and adapted to new changes and development. St Aloysius has made a mark in the state which contributes in building the country.”
Dinesh Gundu Rao enlightened the students about the drug menace and said, “Every student realizes what is happening. At a young age, there will be peer pressure, penchant to try out new things, experiment, know few things, and despite knowing everything, we end up doing wrong things. Indulging in drugs will spoil your health, curtail your development as an individual, your confidence level goes down, your personality will diminish, and one small error can change your course of life. Students need to be pro-active in discouraging wrong things and learn to say no. The Karnataka government is mulling to ban hookah bars. Whenever we consume hookah, we will consume it for 30-45 minutes which is equal to smoking 20-40 cigarettes. We will be unaware what combination is mixed in hookah and get addicted to it.”
St Aloysius institutions rector Fr Melwyn Pinto said, “The book released today ‘Echoes of Corridors’ is unique and showcases what the institution is all about. Lots of efforts have gone into making this book. District in-charge minister Dinesh Gundu Rao has already spoken about drug related issue. He also has advised on how the students need to be more responsible.”
Meanwhile, St Aloysius College felicitated Dinesh Gundu Rao.
St Aloysius College principal Dr Praveen Martis, District Congress president Harish Kumar, former MLC Ivan D Souza, and St Aloysius Prakashana Director Dr Vidya Vinutha D’Souza, were present.
Registrar Dr Allwyn D’Sa welcomed the gathering, dean public relation Shilpa D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks and assistant professor department of history Mona Mendonca compered the event.