Mangaluru: Inauguration of the New Academic Year, the Student Council and Study Centre of NIOS was held at St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute on 2 September 2023 at SAITI Auditorium.
Rev. Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, Rector – St Aloysius Institutions was the President of the inauguration programme. The Chief Guests for the programme were Swaminathan – Regional Director, National Institute of Open Schooling, Regional Centre Bengaluru; and Dr F Joseph Stanley – General Secretary, SKIP Bengaluru.
The Guests of Honour for the programme were Gangadhar – Principal, Narayanaguru ITI, Kudroli; Sudhirraj B Kotian – Principal, Xavier ITI, Assaigoli; Chethan R – Principal, Hebich ITI, Balmatta; Rev Fr Kenneth R Crasta – Principal, St Joseph ITI, Jeppu; Hemanth – Principal, BNG ITI, Katipalla; Vishwaraj – Principal, Seyyid Madani ITI, Ullal; Hari H – Principal, MRP ITI, Thokur; Naveen Kumar – Principal, B A ITI, Thumbay; Narendra – Principal, SDM ITI, Vamanjoor; Anuradha Salian – Principal, DurgaDevi ITI, Niddodi; Shrikanth Holla – Principal, AG Soans ITI, Moodabidri, and Fr John Baptist – Principal, St Joseph Community College.
Rev Fr John Dsouza SJ – Director, St Aloysius ITI; Roshan Dsouza – Principal; Alwyn Menezes – Vice Principal; Noel Lobo, Training Officer; Wilson N, Convener of the programme and Shashank – President, Student Council were present.
The programme commenced by an inter-religious prayer service. The welcome dance was performed by the sewing technology students.
The guests were escorted to the dais by Wilson N, Convener. Roshan Dsouza – the Principal welcomed the gathering.
The inauguration of the new academic year and Student Council was inaugurated by lighting the lamp.
Dr F. Joseph Stanley addressed the gathering by saying, “St Aloysius ITI collaborates with other ITIs. In Karnataka, this is the best ITI. You all are lucky, you have got well-equipped laboratories and experienced staff in this college. St Aloysius ITI is taking the lead. Youth have a lot of scope in future.” He wished everyone all the best.
The oath-taking ceremony was led by Alwyn Menezes, Vice Principal for the newly elected student council members.
The newly elected student council members are as follows:
President – N Shashank, MRAC 2nd year
Vice President – Mohammad Hussain Aflal, MMV 2nd year
Vice President – Navya B Shetty, Sewing Technology
Secretary – Daksh P Shetty, Electronic Mechanic 2nd year
Joint Secretary – Benjamin Ankith Vegas, MRAC 1st year
Sports Secretary – Melroy Tony Dsouza, MRAC 2nd year
Joint Sports Secretary – Melrick Jason Dsouza, MRAC 1st year
Cultural Secretary – Welston Joyal Walder, Electrician 2nd year
Joint Cultural Secretary – Navyalaxmi, Electronic Mechanic 1st year
Addressing the gathering Chief Guest V Swaminathan spoke a few words saying, “I am very happy to see such beautiful ITI with all facilities in the lab. Shine to Enkindle is empowering youth for a better future. Day by day you are growing by updating to the new technology. Once you reach your goal and become successful in life, share your success story in this college so that you will become a role model for other students. As St Aloysius is accredited with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), you have the opportunity of getting a 12th certificate along with the ITI certificate.”
Study Centre of NIOS was inaugurated by handing over the NIOS accreditation certificate.
Rev Fr John Dsouza SJ spoke a few words saying, “Focus on what ITI teaches you, gain more skills so that it will help you to become a better person in life. You all should know the Jesuit values. One among them is MAGIS, which means grow greater. Don’t be satisfied with what you have. In our ITI we don’t teach only academics but we also focus on the personal development of the students so they get equal opportunity in their academics and cultural activities. We should see God in others and have faith in God. We should change ourselves for the betterment of the society. We also have started a trade test centre in our ITI, so that it will be helpful for the students.”
In his Presidential address, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions Rev Fr Melwyn Joseph Pinto SJ said, “When you get a job both certificates of ITI and NIOS will be helpful. After ITI you can apply for higher studies.” He wished everyone the best of luck.
Abdul Waris, a student of MRAC 2nd year and Saniya, a student of Sewing Technology compered the programme.
Wilson N, the Convener of the programme, proposed a vote of thanks. A song of unity in diversity and yakshagana was performed by the students.