Mangaluru: The Youth Red Cross unit and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, jointly organized a workshop focused on First Aid and Disaster Management on October 31, 2023. The event commenced at 9:30 a.m. in the College Seminar Hall with a prayer, followed by a warm welcome address from Anusuya Kamath, the YRC Programme Officer of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru.
The inauguration of this valuable workshop was marked by the lighting of a ceremonial lamp. This honour was carried out by a distinguished group of individuals, including Gloria Jennifer Rodrigues, the First Aid Trainer, School Nurse and Counselor at SDM School and the day’s esteemed Resource Person, Prof. Eveleen Benis, Secretary of the Institute of Social Service at Roshni Nilaya, Vineetha K, Registrar (Evaluation), Cecilia F Goveas, the IQAC Coordinator, Veena B. K, SAHAYOG Coordinator of the BSW Department, Anusuya Kamath, the YRC Programme Officer, Angel, YRC Secretary, and Sona, MSW Student Convenor, all representing the School of Social Work at Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru.
Following the inaugural ceremony, Prof. Vineetha K, the Registrar (Evaluation) at the School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru, delivered a keynote address. She stressed the importance of disaster preparedness, emphasizing that disasters can strike at any given moment. She has also shared insights about the day’s resource person, Gloria Jennifer Rodrigues, highlighting her role as a First Aid Trainer and her alumni status at the college and Peter Santhosh D’Souza, Advocate and his Team as a Resource Person for the afternoon session on Disaster Management.
Cecilia F Goveas, the IQAC Coordinator, also addressed the gathering, highlighting the significance of Disaster Management and sharing valuable insights on the subject.
Prof. Eveleen Benis, Head of the MSW Department cum Secretary of the Institute of Social Service at Roshni Nilaya, delivered a presidential address, providing her perspective on the subject and emphasizing its importance.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Halima Shaza, YRC Volunteer. The MC of the programme was Amana, YRC Volunteer. Immediately after the formalities, a photo session took place, and the training program officially commenced, setting the stage for an enriching and insightful day. A total of 95 students, comprising both undergraduate and postgraduate students, actively participated in the workshop on First Aid and Disaster Management.