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Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, Rector, calls on new SAITI students to “think big and you achieve more”

Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ Rector calls on new SAITI students to think big and you achieve more
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Mangaluru: Inauguration of the new academic year and Students Council for 2021-22 was held at St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute on 24th November 2021 at 3 p.m. at SAITI Auditorium.

The President for the inauguration programme was Rev. Fr. Melwyn Pinto SJ, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions. The Chief Guest was Prakash Kalbavi, Chairman STRIVE Project D.K & Udupi.

Roshan Rocco, Project Coordinator STRIVE, Mangalore and D.K, Rev. Fr. John Dsouza SJ, Director, St Aloysius ITI, Roshan Dsouza, Principal, Alwyn Menezes, Vice Principal, Noel Lobo, Training Officer and Umesh J A, JTO and Convener of the programme were present.

The programme commenced with a prayer led by Fr. John Dsouza SJ. The welcome dance was performed by Electronics Mechanic second-year students. Later the guests were escorted to the dais by Umesh J A. The guests were welcomed by Umesh J A.

The new academic year 2021-22 was inaugurated by planting a sapling. The student council was inaugurated by lighting the lamp. The newly elected student council members took the oath of office.

Prakash Kalbavi congratulated the newly elected student council members and wished them success and also spoke a few words saying that “If one needs to understand the process and bring innovation in the process then the role of a skilled employee is critical. The industry needs to sustain the environment and get productivity from an individual employee so that the cost comes down. When we shop through an e-commerce site we go for the cheapest product, see the reviews and quality.

He also spoke of the qualities that an employee must-have. Strengthening the skills within us is very important. We should stand on our own legs and provide jobs for others. We must make use of the STRIVE projects. Communication, Behavioural Skills, Safety, Personality Development,  all these are very important to become an entrepreneur and an employee.

The course that you have joined plays an important role in building your career. We should know how we can give our best to the industry that we are working for because any industry requires to progress. We must create an environment in our work such that people enjoy working with us in the industry.”

Later, Roshan Dsouza, Principal introduced Rev Fr. Melwyn Pinto SJ, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions to the newly admitted students of the academic year 2021-22.

Fr Melwyn Pinto SJ, Rector spoke a few words saying that “When some students don’t study well, we tell them they are weak. Some students understand when they read or when they listen. And, some students understand when they work practically, so they choose ITI. It does not mean that they are weak.

An engineering student will know about the fuse and all the connections but he may not know how to change the fuse, at that time he requires an ITI student. So that is a strong point of an ITI student. You don’t get neglected for joining an ITI course. You are needed by the industry because you give value to the industry. An ITI student can pursue his Diploma, and later he may also do his Engineering. If we work hard and sincerely, we achieve more.

We must be entrepreneurs, and give jobs to others and teach others. I felt very happy when the students welcomed me warmly when I came, you must follow the same in the industry also. When you attend an interview you should know how to respect, behave, and answer questions in an interview. We will be able to speak well only when we practice. There are different skills in every course, which help in innovating new things. It is a good opportunity that you have got, think big and you can achieve more.”

A Vote of Thanks was proposed by Lokesh, Student of Electronics Mechanic Second Year. The programme was compered by Olstan Fernandes and Abhishek Rathod, students of Electronics Mechanic Second Year.

The newly elected student council members are:-

President – Mohammed Saifulla, MRAC 2

Vice President – Zunaira Banu, Sewing Technology

Secretary – Rony D’cunha, Electrician 1

Sports Secretary – Suraj, Electronics Mechanic 2

Cultural Secretary – Fathimath Suhana, Sewing Technology

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