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SAPUC Celebrates 144th Annual Day Themed ‘Embrace Humanity’

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Mangaluru: St Aloysius Pre-University College, SAPUC, celebrated its 144th Annual Day on 8 Dec 2023 in the college grounds with the theme ‘Embrace Humanity’. The programme began with the NCC team escorting the dignitaries to the venue with a guard of honour. A soulful rendition by the choir “I am a Child of God” and an exquisite invocation dance performance set the tone for the spectacular event.

The Chief Guest Group Captain Rhonston Soans, Project Manager (Combat Systems), DRDO an eminent and accomplished Alumnus of St Aloysius College, reminisced his college day memories and expressed nostalgia after returning to his alma mater.

Group Captain Rhonston Soans stated that individual of different generations cannot be compared on the same scale and therefore should accept acknowledge and appreciate each one with empathy and understanding. He emphasized the importance of accomplishing life’s minor goals without losing focus on the larger goals.

Group Captain Soans said that one should not miss day to day opportunities to experience life to the fullest as life is unpredictable. He felt that one experiences the challenges and struggles of the real world only after stepping out of college and should focus on acquiring skills needed to face them. The Chief Guest felt that success is relative and ‘true success’ is measured by how our friends, family, and loved ones see us.

Rev. Father Melwyn Pinto SJ, the Rector, St Aloysius Institutions in his presidential address spoke on ‘Ubuntu’, an African tribe philosophy which denotes that empathy, compassion and harmony needs to be instilled in all. Fr Melwin stated that “I am because we are” is the real spirit that we need to follow. He highlighted the fact that humanity can be truly enriched only by building relationships.”

A glittering award distribution ceremony followed with the Chief Guest felicitating the academic and sports achievers. Scholarship and memorial prizes and awards for student achievements in national and international events were also given. 

Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, the Principal of the institution, put forward the Annual Report of the college showcasing the academic year packed with mega cultural events and fests, sports, spiritual programmes, student association activities and initiatives for social concern, environment protection and communal harmony, with a captivating video presentation. The Principal thanked the almighty and expressed gratitude to the parents, faculty and well-wishers for completion of a successful academic year. 

The formal function was followed by a plethora of cultural events – music, dance and drama which kept the audience enthralled. The Afro Jazz, theme dance on the emblem, dance about War and Peace, drama, Marali Baradoorige, dance drama on humanity, beautifully wove the concept of embracing unity among all.

The Finance Officer Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, the Campus Minister, Fr Anthony Derrick SJ, the Vice Principals, Muralikrishna GM, Vilma fernandes, the Deans Dr Pradeep M and Kiran Shetty and the Student Council comprising President, Nikhil K, Vice President, Mohammed Rehaan Bawa, Secretary, Manya Dechamma M, Joint Secretary Harsha A. Sharma, Cultural Secretary Jewel Isabella Cutinha, Nishchal Gangadhar Naiga and Sports Secretary Sanketh B. Chowta were also present on the dais. 

The Vice Principal, G.M. Muralikrishna introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Sara Crasta delivered the Vote of Thanks. The Masters Of Ceremonies for the formal function were Dianne Lobo and Jaden D’Souza, students of II PUC.

The event coordinators were Tulasi Kumar, Oshin D’Silva Vidyalaxmi and Mohanraj. The evening was a spectacular and outstanding one for the parents and students who took back with them fond memories.


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