Mangaluru, Nov 24: The student activity cell of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) organised ‘Kalothsava 2021’ on Tuesday November 23 at Fr L F Rasquinha Hall, LCRI Block. Walter Nandalike, founder and managing director of Daijiworld Media Pvt Ltd, was the chief guest and inaugurated the programme. Fr Dr Praveen Martis SJ, principal of the college presided over the programme.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, registrar of the college, dean of student welfare, Dr Ishwar Bhat, Dr Sudha Kumari, convenor of the programme, Vijoy Ashwin Cardoza, president of student council and Leona Alison D’Souza, cultural secretary were on the dais.
Chief guest Walter Nandalike in his address said that youth are moving into the fast changing world. Social media plays an important role in the society. Students should learn to use it in a proper way. ‘Likes’ or ‘Followers’ in Facebook or Instagram are not important. Now-a-days, anyone can buy fake ‘Likes’ or ‘Followers’ and students should be very very careful about such frauds. St Aloysius College is providing a platform for the students to showcase their hidden talents and they have to use such opportunities and move ahead, he added.
Principal Fr Dr Praveen Martis, in his presidential remarks, said that the students are the true and chosen ambassadors of St Aloysius College and insisted that the students take this institution to greater heights. Kalotsava is a platform for students to showcase their talents. He motivated the students by quoting Thomas Alva Edison’s life story and said that nothing is permanent in this world and students should always move ahead with new beginnings.
Dean of student welfare, Dr Ishwar Bhat briefed the audience on Kalotsava 2021. He said that the initial purpose of this programme is to identity the students’ talents and nurture them into the respective fields by experts. St Aloysius College has a number of talented students in different areas like drama, skit, singing, dancing, acting, quiz, etc. and the college is highly supportive giving opportunities to showcase their talents in and outside the college. He also encouraged the students and said that they must develop their personality and become true Aloysians.
Directors of various blocks of the college, deans and the faculty members were present during the programme.
Dr Sudha Kumari, convenor of the programme welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest. Paloma Rodrigues, former student compered the programme. Leona Alison D’Souza, cultural secretary proposed the vote of thanks.