Mangaluru, Jul 16: 'It is safe and you cannot get safer than safe', St Aloysius Industrial Training Institution in collaboration with the district health department, Dakshina Kannada, here, on June 16 organised a Covid-19 free vaccination drive for the students and other students in the campus.
Chief guest Alwyn D’Cunha training officer of Government ITI Kadri Hill Mangaluru and Public Health Care officer Sr Prajna, Vidyashree, Supriya and the director Fr John D'Souza SJ were present on the dais.
The principal Roshan D'Souza welcomed the guest. The Covid-19 vaccination drive was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries on the dias. The guest sister, Vidyashree addressed the gathering saying, “We are here to provide vaccine to the students. Vaccination is very important to increase immunity power. Also, Covishield second dose can be taken after 84 days.”
Alwyn D’Cunha said, “Today, the programme is defined to protect the life of a human being. So, an arrangement has been done by the government. I also wish the district health department of Mangaluru as well as the team of St Aloysius who has arranged today’s vaccination drive and the students who have come forward to take the vaccine.”
Fr John D'Souza SJ said, “Heavy rain may happen as always, but we have to be prepared to see the birds build their nest before it rains and to protect themselves and their family from the heavy rain. The government provides vaccine to all the Covid centers, so it is our responsibility to take the vaccine and protect self and our family.” The nodal officer of Government ITI, principal Giridhar Salian inspected and appreciated the vaccination drive.
190 students participated and took the vaccination at ST Aloysius Industrial Training Institute. Alwyn Menezes proposed the vote of thanks while Gyaral Milton Lobo was the master of ceremony.