Mangaluru, Feb 22: A national level intercollegiate fest 'Analyst 2k19', organized by the department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Chemistry of St Aloysius College (autonomous) was inaugurated on February 22 at LF Rasquinha hall.
Ranga Rao, head, Commercial Manufacturing Unit, Syngene International, here was chief guest. Fr Dr Praveen Martis SJ, principal, SAC presided over the programme.
Dr Richard Gonsalves, director of LCRI block, Dr Ronald Nazareth, HOD of postgraduate department of Chemistry, Dr Divya N Shetty, president of Alchemy Association and secretaries Florencia Hazil and Apoorva were present on the dais.
The prayer was led by Crystal and her team followed by the welcome address delivered by Dr Divya N Shetty who officially welcomed the dignitaries present on and off the dais as well as the participants from various colleges.
Ranga Rao, inaugurated 'Analyst 2k19' by unveiling the scroll and addressed the gathering. He explained the importance of Chemistry in everyday life and appreciated the college for providing national level Chemistry students a platform to exhibit their talents and knowledge. He also explained the possibilities of recruiting talented chemistry students of St Aloysius College. Students were felicitated for their academic excellence.
The president of the function Fr Dr Praveen Martis delivered the presidential address.
Telma Rodrigues compered the programme while Florencia Hazil, secretary of the alchemy association proposed the vote of thanks.
The ceremony concluded with the college anthem.