Mangaluru, Nov 27: Two days of the mega event Pre-Unique 2k22 at St Aloysius PU College successfully concluded with the Valedictory Ceremony on 26 November 2k22. The event commenced with a prayer song. Bhavyashree, co-convenor of Pre-Unique delivered the welcome speech.
The chief guest, Walter D’Souza Nandalike, editor-in-chief and managing director, Daijiworld, congratulated the college for the success of Pre-Unique 2022 and expressed his joy in being a part of this mega event. He praised the vibrant atmosphere at SAPUC, which provides ample opportunities for students to grow and exhibit their talents. He advised the students to attain power and reach a position, in order to help the less fortunate people. Walter suggested the students to get into politics or try to attain a government job, attempt Central and State government exams and to become bureaucrats and positions which have greater scope for the service of others and make the community a better society. Later he also felicitated the winners of various events.
Principal Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, congratulated all the participating teams from various schools and colleges for making Pre-Unique 2022 a huge success.
He stated that, for almost two decades ‘Pre-Unique’ has been offering a platform for the students to showcase their talents, express their creativity and innovative spirit and as a Jesuit Institution, SAPUC, desires that a great deal of learning should happen outside the classroom unlike our education system today which stresses more on information gathering than practical knowledge. He urged the students to discover their talents, potentials, strengths and weaknesses in fests like ‘Pre-Unique’ to grow and nurture their talents. Fr Clifford gave the example of Usain Bolt to illustrate how to compete without comparing with others and trying to focus on beating others but rather looking for ways and means to improve. He encouraged the students to push themselves hard to achieve success in life, to compete with self and not others and to be better versions of themselves.
Vice principals Charlotte D’Souza and Muralikrishna GM, deans Dr Pradeep M and Kiran Shetty, staff convenors Reshma Sequeira, student convenors, Chirag L R, Harsh Ponnappa, Ritu Noronha and Carol Riona were also present on the dais.
With 14 high school and 12 pre-university categories of competitions the participants of 16 PU Colleges and 16 high schools gave their best to take home the laurels. The overall championship for PU category was won by Lourdes Central School, Mangaluru and runners up was secured by Canara PU College, Mangaluru.
In the High School Category, the overall championship was bagged by The Cambridge International School, Mangaluru and runners up was won by St Theresa’s ICSE School, Mangaluru.
The staff co-convenors, Karthik Shenoy, Civia Dmello, Fiola Lobo and Elizabeth Sebastian were also present on the occasion. Reshma Sequeira, convenor, proposed a vote of thanks. Janvi Hegde, II PU student compered the programme.