Mangalore, Sep 29: Urging the present youth to fight for their rights as consumers was the main thrust of the keynote address given by M J Salian, president, DK District Federation of Consumer Organizations and Consumer Information Centre, Mangalore on the inaugural occasion of ‘Colloquy – 12’, the one-day symposium on consumer rights organized by the department of business administration, St Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore.
M J Salian also enlightened the MBA and MCom students on the rights of consumers and outlined the historical background of the development of consumer movement and Consumer Protection Act in India. The Redressal system accessible to the lay person to fight for his rights and the credible work undertaken by the DK District Federation of Consumer organizations and Consumer Information Centre to serve the society was also highlighted by him.
Dr Prakash Pinto, dean – MBA, welcomed the gathering. The principal, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, deliberated on the awareness of the rights of the consumers. Babitha Rohit, organizing secretary, Colloquy – 12 proposed the vote of thanks.
Addoor Krishna Rao, faculty, staff training college, Corporation Bank and convener, Consumer Forum, Mangalore touched upon Consumer Activism. He related his experiences of fighting for the cause of the consumers for the past 25 years. Giving live consumer cases, he advised the youth to use social networking sites like Face book and Twitter to generate campaign for consumer rights.
Edwin D’Mello, senior vice president and chairman – Enforcement, DK District Federation of Consumer Organizations and Consumer Information Centre, Mangalore, the chief guest for the valedictory function of Colloquy – 12 stated his personal experiences in the struggle for advocacy of consumers’ rights. He cited the cases of MESCOM and passport office. He hoped that the students would be inspired by the symposium to take up the issue of consumer rights.
Dr Anjali Ganesh, professor, department business administration welcomed the gathering.
Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, presided over the function and Shakila B, assistant professor, department of business administration proposed the vote of thanks.
The dignitaries present on the occasion were Fr Joseph Lobo, director, Fr Ajith Menezes, assistant director, Fr Rohith D’Costa, assistant director, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, Dr Rio D’Souza, vice principal, Dr Prakash Pinto, dean – MBA and Babitha Rohit, organizing secretary, Colloquy – 12.
Mangalore: Rendition-12 National-level Paper Presentation Contest Held at SJEC
Mangalore, Sep 29: Rendition-12, a national-level paper presentation contest and productive dialogue was organized by the department of business administration, St Joseph Engineering College on Thursday September 27 on the theme ‘Innovation’.
The programme was inaugurated by the chief guest - J R Lobo, honorary chairman, administrative committee of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama; the president - Fr Joseph Lobo, director; the guests of honour - Fr Rohit D’Costa, assistant director, Fr Ajith Menezes, assistant director, Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, Dr Rio D’Souza, vice- principal; Dr Prakash Pinto, dean – MBA, Smita Jesduasan, Rendition 12 faculty coordinator, Jennifer Saldanha and Julia Alvares the student coordinators at 9.30 am in the conference hall, Mechanical Engineering Block, SJEC.
Smita Jesduasan, Renditon-12 faculty coordinator welcomed the august gathering.
J R Lobo, honorary chairman, administrative committee of Pilikula Nisarga Dhama, in his inaugural address remarked on the need of innovation in the present era for the growth of the society and nation. He urged the MBA and the MCom students to strive for new ideas and have a lot of them to surge forward and achieve the pinnacle of success.
Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, principal, SJEC in his guest of honour address cited that the innovations should be new and not imitated. He commented that innovations have been the crux of the development of the western world and needed to be emphasized in India too. Dr Rio D’Souza, vice – principal, SJEC in his guest of honour address stressed that innovation in the younger generation should blossom in the age of competitiveness and dynamism.
Fr Joseph Lobo, director, SJEC in his presidential address, mentioned that the programme would foster learning and knowledge to achieve innovation. He added that the students should ooze confidence, collaborate, involve and share in the process of innovation.
Jennifer Saldanha, student co-ordinator, Rendition-12 proposed the vote of thanks for the inaugural function. Lasya N Murthy, student III Semester MBA was the MC for the inaugural function.
There were 45 paper presentations from the MCom and MBA students of colleges from Mangalore, Udupi, Puttur, Ujjre, Moodabidri, Bangalore, Mysore and Davangere in the specialization areas of finance, marketing and human resource. Around 25 students participated in the productive dialogue, the first in Mangalore city and deliberated on ‘Innovation is the creation of the new or the rearranging of the old to make a new thing’.
The certificates of excellence for the paper presentation at Rendition-12 were awarded to –
I Place: Nikitha Neelappa S, Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore
II Place: Keerthi Kashyap, Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore and
Suraj J Bhat, Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi.
Human resource specialization:
I Place: Archana KS, Srinivas Institute of Management Studies
II Place: Ashwini RN, GSSS Institute of Management, Mysore
I Place: Megha M, Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi
II Place: Preema D’Sa, St Agnes College, Mangalore.
The certificates of excellence for the productive dialogue at Rendition-12 were awarded to –
Winners – Team from Poornaprajna Institute of Management, Udupi
Runners up – Team from Vivekananda College of Engineering and Technology, Puttur.
The programme came to an end with the valedictory function. Dr Sr Celine Vas, principal, St Raymonds College was the chief guest for the valedictory session at 3.30 pm in the Conference Hall, Mechanical Engineering Block, SJEC. She cited the examples of small town people who achieved innovations in a small way and made the place a better place for the people of their cities to dwell in. She congratulated the team of MBA for hosting the programme on innovation.
Fr Joseph Lobo, in his guest of honour address motivated the students to grasp opportunities to develop their public speaking skills and to be eloquent speakers. He illustrated that the youth should voice their opinions and be proactive.
Dr Rio D’Souza, vice principal, SJEC in his presidential remarks addressed the students on the fear of the unknown which prevents them to innovate in their personal lives.
Smita Jesudasan, Rendition-12 faculty coordinator proposed the vote of thanks. Kevin Pinto, student III Semester MBA was the MC for the Valedictory Function.