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St Aloysius PU College, Harihar on Monday 21 June celebrated the feast of St Aloysius Gonzaga.
The celebration began with the master of ceremony Vivan Laster Pinto introducing and welcoming the chief guests, management, staff and the students.
The introduction was followed by feeling the presence of God through an inter-religious prayer conducted by Neelu V B. The inter-religious prayer began with a meditation followed by scripture readings and a bhajan sung by the coordinator of the programme Princy Flavia Pinto.
The welcoming of the gathering was done by a serene dance by student Sowmya Clara followed by a welcome speech by the vice–principal of the college Pushpalatha Urs along with the co-ordinator Princy Flavia Pinto escorting the dignitaries to the dais. The chief guests Fr Maxim Rasquina SJ, Fr John Thomas SJ, Fr Melwyn D’Cunha SJ, the superior of the college Fr Eric Mathias SJ, finance officer Fr Pravin Martis SJ, Fr Rayappa SJ, Sch Preethesh, staff and the students were formally welcomed.
A beautiful ambience of music was created by Diksha and group, singing a melody on the occasion.
The college felicitated the staff and the students for their relentless work towards the Covid relief programme and the citations were distributed through the dignitaries of the programme. Fr Melwyn D’Cunha SJ addressed the gathering with his keynote speech and motivated all by his words.
The main chief guest Fr Maxim Rasquina SJ was honoured by the dignitaries for his selfless service to the people followed by his speech which inspired all to be better in their works each day.
A video presentation on the Spandana work carried out by the college in this time of pandemic was beautifully presented followed by Al Jaseena Hameed conducting games for the staff and students.
Fr Eric Mathias SJ addressed the gathering and also extended his heartfelt gratitude to everyone who made this celebration memorable by their presence.
The programme ended on a beautiful note by singing the college anthem and planting the saplings followed by lunch.