Mangaluru: Fifty eventful years have passed so quickly in the life of students who passed out in the year 1972 from Aloysius College, whether from B.A., B.Com or different streams of B.SC. Life has come to a full circle for these Aloysians from stepping into a period of active life after college and now, to the period of retirement. Quite a few have settled down in and around Mangalore, but most of them are residing outside Mangalore and outside India as well. Irrespective of what career path they have chosen whether service or business, all have become successful and can now look back to all those productive years with satisfaction that they were an asset to society, to the community, to their own family and have done well for themselves. That is what we call the unfailing “Brand Aloysius”. Sadly, quite a few of them are not in this world anymore. Some of them have left this world early and some have left late. We pray that God may grant their souls eternal rest.
Every year, in the month of January, for the past two years, the Golden Jubilee of Aloysian Graduation is being celebrated. It started with the 1970 batch, and then the 1971 batch, had a mega celebration this year. Now it is the turn of the 1972 batch. Extensive efforts are on to get the contacts of each of the batchmates and so far around 70 contacts have been established and a WhatsApp group has been formed, to be in touch with one another. It is heartwarming to observe the messages being exchanged among classmates. A breakfast get-together was organized on the 24 of April at the College Hall and 27 batchmates attended the function and enjoyed those nostalgic moments.
1972 batch consisting of BA, B.Com and B.SC, had a total student strength of 281. Out of these, so far we were able to get contacts of only 70 plus students through word of mouth and personal contacts.
We are now reaching out through this media to others, as it is widely read by most of Mangaloreans worldwide. We are hereby appealing to all our 1972 batch mates to contact us at the earliest so that we can build an active database and you can be a part of this celebration.
An organizing committee is already in place headed by Archie Menezes from the B.Com batch. We hope that out of the 281of our batchmates, we should be able to get in touch with at least 150. It is surely possible. As a reader of this article, you belong to the 1972 batch and were not aware of this initiative taken for the golden reunion, please get in touch with us at any of the contacts given below and we will get back to you immediately. We are planning to have the grand reunion of the 1972 batch, on the 11th of January, 2023, on the College premises, to mark the completion of 50 years of our Graduation. This is once in a lifetime opportunity. Let us make the best of it!
Final BSc. PC-M (1972 Batch)
Please contact us by July 31, 2022 through any of these contacts:
8904704798- Savitha D’Souza (Alumni Relations Manager, St Aloysius)
9741162025- Archibald Menezes
9343561405 – Gregory Serrao
9740233061 – Ramesh Rao
9880439501 – Narayana Poojari
9995422061 – Varadaraj Pai
+ 971 55 1003500 – James Mendonca
Please state your Name, Batch, Phone/WhatsApp number and email.
We look forward to a grand nostalgic reunion with your presence.