Mangaluru, Jul 1: The interaction of air officer commanding in chief, training command, Indian Airforce, Bengaluru with the NCC cadets was organized by St Aloysius College (Autonomous), in association with NCC Mangaluru on June 30 at Eric Mathias hall. Air marshal SRK Nair, PVSM, AVSM, VM, M in D, air officer commanding in chief, training command, Indian Airforce, Bengaluru was the chief guest.
The programme was presided over by Dr Praveen Martis SJ, principal of St Aloysius College and Col Anil Nautiyal, the group commander, NCC Mangaluru group was also present. LFC Savan Damian D’Souza, a cadet of NCC airwing welcomed the gathering.
Air marshal SRK Nair, PVSM, AVSM,VM, M in D, inspired the cadets and staff alike through an insightful speech reflecting on his experiences and motivating factors, which spurred him on to choose a career in the armed forces. He being a former NCC cadet, asked the students to be very active in NCC activities. He urged the students to inculcate some of the qualities like, leadership, discipline, character, compassion, community service etc. He advised the students to pursue a career in the armed forces and asked them to serve their motherland. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, principal gave an inspiring message to the cadets. He said that St Aloysius College is 137 years old and advised the students to continue the legacy of St Aloysius College by being great citizens. He also spoke about the importance of discipline and urged the students to serve the nation in different capacities.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Cdt Neha DP, a cadet of NCC airwing. The programmed concluded with the NCC song.
About St Aloysius College:
St Aloysius Institutions, for the past 137 years has sought to empower youth through excellent education to shape a better future for mankind. Inspired by the person and mission of Jesus Christ and guided by the motto 'Lucet Et Ardet' (Shine to Enkindle), the institution has committed itself to spread the light of knowledge and wisdom to create men and women for others who are academically accomplished, emotionally balanced, morally upright, socially responsible, ecologically sensitive and professionally dedicated.
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Flying officer Ashwil Karkera K
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St Aloysius College (autonomous)
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