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Mangaluru, Jun 28: St Aloysius College (Autonomous) celebrated the inaugural ceremony of its Students Council, in Eric Mathias hall, on Tuesday,27 June .
The chief guest for the occasion was Shri JR Lobo, MLA Mangalore south constituency and college Rector Fr Dionysius Vas SJ, presided over the function. The occasion was formally inaugurated by chief guest JR Lobo by lighting the lamp. This was succeeded by administering the oath by Fr Dr Praveen Martis SJ , principal of St Aloysius College, to Aman Ahmed, the newly elected student president of the college. In his message, Fr Dr Praveen Martis said "Think big, think wide and think out of the box."
He also congratulated the members of student’s council.
In his chief guest address, MLA JR Lobo spoke about how our country needs leaders with democratic thoughts, secular thoughts and service minded thoughts. He said “Whenever you get an opportunity think about your society, tolerance and develop a personality which can contribute to our country”.
Adding to that he said “ A nation becomes successful not because of the number of person which the nation posses but because of the capacity of the people. Today you are the leaders of this institutions but tomorrow you will the leaders of our nation.”
In his presidential address, Fr Dionysius Vas SJ began by congratulating the members of students council. He said “Leadership is about choices , it should emerge from within and these choices are made based on our values”.
The elected members of students council for the academic year are Aman Ahmed , president of students council , Hazel Jane D’sa , vice president , Haritha Sudhakaran , secretary of students council , and Ebin Mathew , joint secretary.
The dignitaries on the dais also included John Edward D'Silva, Students council director, and Rachael Natasha Mary Asst director, students council.