Pics: Abhijith Kolpe
Mangaluru, May 21: The St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC) in Vamanjoor celebrated its Annual College Day on Friday, May 20 in the Kalam Auditorium of the College.
Dinesh A U, director of Human Resources & Administration at Rittal India Pvt Ltd, was the chief guest on the occasion. Adrian D’Souza, project lead at SecurEyes Techno Services Pvt Ltd and an alumnus of the college from the batch of 2008 was the guest of honour. Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangaluru and president of SJEC, presided over the programme.
Dr Rio D’Souza, principal of SJEC, presented the annual report of the college. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, director of SJEC, welcomed the gathering.
Adrian D’Souza spoke about the need to accept and adapt amidst the rapid growth in technology. He said that the students should thrive to be good at their trade if they want to have an upper hand over their counterparts. He called upon the students to pursue their passion and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence while staying away from distractions.
Addressing the gathering, Dinesh A U said that one should celebrate life, celebrate education and celebrate success. He went on to say that purpose, personality and perseverance are crucial in all spheres of life. He said that the students must learn to work in teams, take up projects relevant to the local needs and make the society a better place to live in.
The event also witnessed the felicitations of all student achievers in sports and academics. The guests, along with the president, distributed various excellence awards. The university level rank holders were facilitated during the event. Faculty achievements were also honoured on the occasion.
In his presidential address, the Bishop of Mangaluru said that college day is a day of joy and it is a day for the SJEC family. He wished that the students experience these moments and enjoy the warmth of friends. He opined that the college has stood out and has built credibility over the years. He called upon the students to choose a difficult path that can make a difference and make them the best.
Rolvin D’Silva, convener of the event, proposed a vote of thanks. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, assistant director of SJEC, along with Prathibha K N, convener of the programme were the other dignitaries on the dais. Glenson Toney and Himani Kishan Raj compered the formal programme.
A cultural extravaganza followed the formal event with the students displaying their music and dancing skills. The cultural program was compered by Vinol Arun and Adeline Rose Pinto.