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Mumbai, Jan 28: "I was so impressed by all the reports of the school. When we in Mumbai heard about Palghar, a college being set up there, we were very skeptical. But today, when I look around, you have gone beyond us. Amazing. Congratulations. I'm really impressed. I saw the building and surrounding, I want to go back and tell my friends in the academic circle in the senate that go and see the miracle out here. Amazing, coming back to what I said, are you bored? Some of you may feel very unpleasant. Is it father was bored? No. What I'm trying to get across is boredom is good for education. When we are bored, we move on to something. We don't keep playing the same game. Once we have mastered it, we move to something else. And that's what I'm saying. Boredom is good for us. You ask the educators out here, they will tell you that knowing that your lectures will be dry, knowing they have worked hard to simplify it, to make it for you more appealing. And that is why, my dear students, I want you to be bored sometimes. Don't do the same thing. Be curious. I'm not saying stay bored. I'm saying stay curious. That is what brings out creativity. That is the first point I want stay curious. Ask questions and question the answers given to you. The second point that I want to make is appreciation. Please appreciate the educators out here. Please appreciate because the awards that you're getting," rector and trustee of St Andrew's Educational Campus, Bandra Fr Magi Murzello said.
Aldel Education Trust headed by originally Udupi, Pangla (Shankarpura) Albert W D'Souza and Fr Murzello was the chief guest at the annual function of St John College organized on Friday evening at St John Institute of Engineering College campus in Manor Veruru, Palghar district, suburb of Palghar district.
Albert W D'Souza, chairman, Aldel Education Trust of St John College of Engineering and Management, St John Institute of Pharmacy and Research, St John College of Humanities and Sciences, St John Junior College, St John Polytechnic and all faculties from KG to PG. Palghar District superintendent of police Balasaheb Patil (IPS), Trust secretary Elvina D'Souza, trustee Aldridge D'Souza, SJCEM principal Dr Gopal V Mulagunda, SJI Pharmacy principal Dr Savita Tauro, head of SJ Humanity, Dr Brajabandhu Das, and SJ Junior College principal Suchita Garath was seated on the dais.
Balasaheb said "In every annual day every college is supporting the talent of our children. I seen the college works its progress in annual report. Each department in college is doing its progress. In this campus you study 3-4 years, but the friends you get here, they will lifelong with you. Who is there with you now will be there till the last. This campus itself gives best environment that all children future will shine. Here you get all types of culture, discipline and building yourself as self confident youth. From this college the student will get campus selection but in future also they will select in any of corner. Student who left their house staying in the hostel are really in safe place. Here we are kept complain box in the campus. If any problems comes you can drop your complain in the box, so that the management can give you more security."
Aldel Education Trust chairman Albert W D'Souza welcomed the guest, parents and students.
Campus deputy director Dr Pandarinath Ghonge, human resource advisor Vidyadhar Patil, of the Institute, general manager campus Satish Shetty, human resources manager Sudhir Babu were present, Suchita Garath, Dr Brijabandhu Das, Dr Savita Tauro, Dr Gopal V Mulagunda presented the annual achievements of their departments respectively.
The guests felicitated and honored the rank winners and meritorious students of St John College at the national, state and district levels. The winners of the competition were honored with souvenirs and certificates.
Shivas Academy chairman Dr Shivaram K Bhandari, Shivas CEO Dr Vinod Chopra, treasurer of SM Shetty Educational Institute Powai CA.Jagdish B. Shetty, businessman Anand Castellino were the special guests. Zone International (CBSE) School principal Veena Montero, Aldel High School principal Sr Gracie Mathias, campus manager Cornelius Pereira, teachers, non-teaching staff and students of various departments of the institution were present and honored.
Students like Maurice Fonseca, Shona D'Souza, Jessica James introduced the guests. Melroy Crasta and Purva Malla narrated the programme. Omkar Chavan welcomed. The programme concluded with the National Anthem.