Mangalore: SAC Unites Against Terrorism, Violence
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (TU/SP)
Mangalore, Jan 5: Around 8000 students of St Aloysius group of Institutions formed a human chain and staged a silent protest against terrorism and recent communal violence in the nation, in city on Monday January 5.
The human chain was formed along the city roads connecting Hampankatta Circle-Jyothi Circle-Bunts Hostel Circle-Ram Bhavan Complex Circle and Hampankatta Circle. The event was organized by the college students, council. Staff and heads of St Aloysius College, Pre-University College, Evening College, High School, Higher Primary School, College of Education (B Ed) and Technical Training Institute, students and staff of which took part in the programme.
Flagging off the human chain, rector Fr Francis Serrao said the chain was formed for asserting the freedom to live and exercise right of freedom in the nation. 'This protest is to create public awareness and encourage the students and the general pubic to fight against and to show solidarity against violence and terrorism', he said.
Students held placards with slogans against terrorism pronouncing 'shun terror embrace progress', 'stop vandalizing peace', 'stop the chain of destruction', 'teach the religion of love, not terror', 'terrorism has no religion' 'down down terrorism' etc.
Principal Dr Swebert D'silva was present.
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