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MRPL-MSNIM Conduct Vigilance Awareness Competitions 2022

Inauguration by Lighting the Lamp by B.H.V main
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Mangaluru: Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management, Bondel, Mangalore, in association with Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd., hosted the MRPL-MSNIM Vigilance Awareness Competitions 2022 for students as a part of MRPL’s Vigilance Awareness Week. The theme for this year was ‘Corruption Free India for a Developed Nation’. Vigilance Awareness Week is observed every year to raise public awareness about corruption and encourage all stakeholders to collectively fight against it.

Competitions were held in Poster Making, Street Play, Debate, Quiz (Online & Offline), Short One Minute Video (Online), and Essay (Online – English, Kannada, and Hindi) There was an overwhelming response to the competitions, with 192 students from 21 degree colleges participating in the event, which was held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the institute campus in Bondel, in the city.

Inauguration Ceremony

B.H.V. Prasad, Executive Director (Projects), MRPL, was the chief guest during the inauguration ceremony. Manel Annappa Nayak, President, Women’s National Education Society (WNES), presided over the programme.

In his address, B.H.V. Prasad spoke about why it is important to spread awareness and educate the young generation about the evil of corruption. “Corruptions can happen in various forms like dishonesty, nepotism, and the use of influence. It is important for us to practice honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability in our day-to-day lives,” he said.

Observing that corruption adversely affects the quality of labour and increases poverty, he said that maintaining good moral standards and the values of honesty and integrity help an individual have self-esteem and live fearlessly. “MRPL has a zero-tolerance policy against corruption. We are born in a great country, and we should value our citizenship with pride. That is why MSNIM and MRPL join hands every year in this noble cause of spreading awareness against corruption during Vigilance Week,’ he said.

Dr Molly S. Chaudhuri, Director, MSNIM, welcomed the gathering. Noopur Kaushik Bhalla, Senior Manager (Vigilance), MRPL, gave a briefing on the Programme. Chitranjali, assistant professor, gave the vote of thanks. Nanditha Sunil, assistant professor, compered the programme.


Valedictory Programme

Krishna Hegde, Group General Manager (Human Resources), MRPL, was the Chief Guest for the valedictory programme which was held in the evening. Jeevandas Narayan, Secretary, WNES, presided over the programme.

In his address, Krishna Hegde said that corruption retards the social and economic development of the country and directly hurts the poor and middle class. The government has taken various initiatives like RTI and the Lokpal bill to combat corruption. “It is the responsibility of the younger generation to grow up to be good citizens and say ‘no’ in situations where bribes are demanded,” he said.

Dr Shilpi Saha, assistant professor, welcomed the gathering. Lakshmeesha, Chief General Manager (Vigilance), MRPL, gave a report on the programme. Praveen Pinto, Senior Manager (Vigilance), MRPL, gave the vote of thanks. Nanditha Sunil, assistant professor, compered the programme.



Quiz Competition:

First Prize: St. Philomena College, Puttur

Second Prize: Vivekananda College, Puttur

Third Prize: St. Agnes College, Mangalore

English Essay:

First Place: Damini Gairola, IGNOU

Second Place: Aneeka Sadhiya, St Aloysius College, Mangalore

Third Place: Disha K., St. Aloysius College, Mangalore

Fourth Place: K. Aarthi Shenoy, Canara College, Mangalore

Fifth Place: Reshel Brenty Fernandes, Mahaveera College Moodabidri

Hindi Essay:

First Prize: Hariom, Canara College, Mangalore

Second Prize: Rajan Sharma, Canara Engineering College, Mangalore

Third Prize: Sonali Singh, Canara College, Mangalore

Fourth Place: Vaishnavi K. R., Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management, Udupi

Fifth Place: Sharqiya Khanam, Besant Women’s College, Mangalore

Kannada Essay:

First Prize: Navya DK, Besant Women’s College, Mangalore

Second Prize: Gowprami, Besant Women’s College, Mangalore

Third Prize: Deeksha P. Pai, NMAMIT, Nitte

Fourth Place: Pallavi Chandrashekar Das, University College, Mangalore

Fifth Place: Aishwarya G. G., Canara College, Mangalore

Poster Competition:

First Prize: Kavana P. and Siri Subhas, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore

Second Prize: Wafa Yoosuf and Zulekha Nafeela, Besant Women’s College, Mangalore

Third Prize: Prathiksha P. and Nikitha U., Poornaprajna College, Udupi

Short One-Minute Video Competition:

First Prize: Dhavala College, Moodabidri

Second Prize: Trisha College, Udupi

Third Prize: Sri Ramakrishna College, Mangalore

Street Play Competition:

First Prize: Trisha College, Udupi

Second Prize: Canara College, Mangalore

Third Prize: St. Agnes College, Mangalore

Debate Competition:

First Prize: Hithashri and Abhijna, St. Philomena College, Puttur

Second Prize: Harshitha S. and Keerthi, Sri Rama First Grade College, Kalladka

Third Prize: Deepa and Parashurama, Canara College, Mangalore

Best Debater: Kavyashree, Trisha College, Udupi



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