Mangaluru: One more feather has been added to the cap of St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute by entering into a partnership venture with M/s SELCO Foundation in collaboration with SKIP (Skills for Progress) for training the students in the installation, repairs and servicing of Solar electric appliances. Under this venture, a fully equipped ‘Smart Solar Lab’ was inaugurated in the institution on 19th October, 2020 by the Chief Guest Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Ex MLC, Karnataka. The president of the programme Rev Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ- Rector of St Aloysius Institutions blessed the lab.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Guest Capt. Ganesh Karnik said, “Skill India and Atm Nirbhar Bharat are the two very ambitious missions of the Governemnt of India. ITIs have to play a major role in realizing these missions. St Aloysius ITI is doing a commendable job by providing state of the art facilities to the students and enabling them to become technical experts in their respective fields. The institute has walked an extra mile and partnered with many leading industries to give the best to the students. The purpose of education is to make every individual responsible, accountable and answerable to himself. When every citizen of India starts to ask himself what have I done for the nation instead of asking what have I got from the nation, the true realization of ‘Atm Nirbhar Bharat’ happens”. He congratulated the Management for thinking out of the box and partnering with industries and thus bridging the gap between the training and actual industrial requirements.
The signed agreement copy of the partnership venture was handed over by Dr F Joseph Stanley, General Secretary of SKIP to Rev Fr Cyril Dmello SJ, Director of the institution.
Addressing the gathering Mr Suhas Shenoy, Technical Coordinator of SELCO programme said, “SELCO has been into the manufacturing of Solar electric appliances. As a part of the service mission, we are talking to the people, especially in the rural areas and underprivileged and coming out with the innovative and cheaper solutions for their needs, thus making their life easier. The mission is being carried out not only in India, but also in other countries as well”. He urged the students to make the best of the opportunities life presents to them and grow. He also said ITIs could change the lives of millions as the ITI graduates have plenty of job opportunities available.
Dr F. Joseph Stanley was felicitated by Rev Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ-Rector of St Aloysius Institutions for his association with the institution and great service through SKIP. Receiving the felicitation Dr Stanley said, “My heart carries a special place for St Aloysius ITI. This institution is selflessly dedicated to the betterment of youth, especially the underprivileged. It has been a model institution to the ITIs. It is constantly evolving and adapting to the changes and provides the best of the best training to the students. It is an honour to be associated with such an institution”.
Delivering the Presidential address Rev Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ said, “As Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society (MJES), We keep betterment of the poor as the centre of our mission. We had established the ITI with the vision of empowering the youth, especially from the financially weaker sections of the society. We want to give the best of the best to the students and transform them into empowered and good human being who would be an asset to the society”. He wished the students all the best and urged them to make the most of the facilities being made available to them.
This is the 5th partnership venture of the institution with industries. It already has partnership ventures with M/s TATA Motors, M/s Hyundai Motor India Limited, M/s Jaquar & Co Ltd and M/s Godrej Appliances. Honourable Guest of the programme Dr F. Joseph Stanley- General Secretary, SKIP; Mr Suhas Shenoy- Technical Coordinator, Selco Programme and Mr Manjunath Rao- Junior Training Officer & convener of the programme were present during the occasion.
The stage programme was organized in the conference hall ‘Samipya’. A video presentation on the mission of Selco foundation was shown to the gathering. A memento as a token of gratitude was handed over to the dignitaries. Rev Fr Cyril D'Mello SJ- Director of the institution welcomed the dignitaries. Mr Roshan Dsouza- Principal of the institution proposed vote of thanks.
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