Mangaluru: The curtains came down on the two-day intercollegiate fest the “Aloysian Fest 2023” organized by the St Aloysius College (Autonomous) on its campus on Saturday, April 1.
Addressing the gathering, the chief guest of the Valedictory programme Dinesh Kumar B.P., DCP, Traffic and Crime, Mangaluru City said, “I’m very happy to see the celebration of youth. I congratulate all the winners and the participants. Winning does not matter, but participation does. Participating in college events will develop self-confidence and will in turn help in professional life.”
He emphasized taking up IPS (Indian Police Service) as a career option for students and stressed performing fundamental duties mentioned in the Constitution of India.
Dr. Suresh Poojary, the guest of honour of the programme said, “Congratulations to the organizers for putting up a great show in which 112 teams, and 1500 students participated in various competitions.” He also highlighted the relevance of fests and competitions current days education system.
Fr. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, president of the programme thanked the coordinators and participants for their cooperation.
Dr Mahalinga Bhat, assistant coordinator welcomed the gathering. Kashyap compered the programme while Yashaswini Bhat rendered the vote of thanks.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar, Dr Manual Tauro, fest coordinator, Dr Ishwara Bhat S, Dean of student welfare, Dr Anup Denzil Veigas, Director – Students’ Council and others were present on the dais.
Team Anuradha of Manjunath Pai Government First Grade College (GFGC), Karkala emerged as the overall champions of the Asthitva event (variety entertainment) and Team Ardra of SDM College, Mangaluru secured second place.
In Aloysiad (sports) event St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru bagged first place in Volleyball and Throwball. Bhuvanendra College, Karkala and Padua College, Mangaluru won second in Volleyball and Throwball respectively.
Overall championship trophy won by the following colleges in the stream-wise events:
Art Beat (BA & BSW) – School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru
Acme (B. Com fest) – St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru
Composite (BCA fest) – Canara College, Mangaluru
Spinout (BBA fest) – St. Philomena College, Puttur
Imprints – (B. SC fest) – St Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru
Initia ((B Voc fest) – School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru
Asthitva (Cultural fest) – Manjunath Pai Government First Grade College (GFGC), Karkala.
The Aloysian Fest 2023 ended with a baila in which students from St Aloysius College, as well as other participating colleges, partook and enjoyed.