Mangaluru, Aug 29: The Department of Commerce in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell organized Student Capacity Building Programme on the topic “Cultivating Scientific Temper & Developing Modern Thoughts and also Book Launch: Bandh Samrat-Tales of External Rebel George Fernandes” on Monday, August 29.
Chief guest of the programme was Prof Narendra Nayak, president of Federation of Indian Rationalists (FIRA). Chris Emmanuel D’Souza, author of Bandh Samrat, Risk analysts Canada and Prof Lourdusamy, research guide, Srinivas University, Mangaluru were the guests of honours. Fr Michael Santhumayor presided over the programme. Dr Jacob Copemen, anthropologist, Sanciago Spain, Prof Akhila JSS College, Mysuru, Shyam Sundarao, retired and chief manager Syndicate Bank, Prabhakar Kapikad, actor and manager of Syndicate Bank, Alfred Maxim, retired chemical engineer at Nigeria, Gunman Solanki, Manoj Albuquerque, businessman were present for the programme. Bandh Samrat book was released by the chief guest and other dignitaries.
Prof Narendra Nayak, in his address, said that George Fernandes was called as an Emergency Person who opposed indeltorial rules of Indira Gandhi and was the most known politician from Mangaluru. He also said, “You may like him, you may hate him but you cannot ignore George Fernandes.” Panel discussion about the book was taken over by Chirs Emmanuel D’Souza and Prof Lourdusamy.
In all, 200 students benefited from the session. The involvement of the participants could be measured when they raised this inquisite queries which were replied with equal clarification.
Fr Michael L Santhumayor, principal, gave his presidential remarks. Cassin Rodrigues, vice principal, introduced and welcomed the gathering. Jostan D’Souza of II B Com compered the session and Denzil Pinto, faculty of commerce department proposed a vote of thanks.