Mangalore: St Aloysius Prakashana, the publication unit of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), organized a Book release programme on September 30 at 3 pm in Eric Mathias Hall, Maffei Block. Dr K Ullas Karanth, Emeritus Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bengaluru was the Chief Guest for the programme. Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore presided over the programme. Four books of social, cultural, academic, and environmental relevance were released by the dignitaries. J R Lobo, Ex-MLA, Mangalore South Constituency, N G Mohan, Dr V. Basil Hans, Dr Jyothi Miranda and Molly Miranda, the authors of the released books and Dr Vidya Vinutha DSouza, Director of Aloysius Prakashana were present on the dais.
The book, ‘PILIKULA’ written by N G Mohan, is a coffee table book that speaks extensively about Pilikula Nisargadhama the pride of our district. Mr N G Mohan in this book has attempted to narrate the genesis and the growth of Pilikula Nisargadhama a natural habitat spread across 370 acres that is today protecting the environmental heritage and improving tourism.
The book, ‘Flora of St Aloysius College Campus – Herbs & Shrubs’ is written by Dr Jyothi Miranda, Associate Professor, Dept of Botany. She is currently serving as the Head of the same department. It’s not just a coffee table book with colourful images but also a study material for the students who are interested to know about plants and also is useful for the general public who love plants. This book is written to promote awareness about these plants, which may help in the conservation of species in the days to come.
The book Public Finance is authored by Dr V. Basil Hans, Former Associate Professor of Economics. The book Public Finance is mainly written for Undergraduate students to study fiscal economics in simple language. This book is the result of his research on questions on social choice and public policy. Concepts and theories have been explained in simple language. It contains model questions and question papers also.
The Konkani book ‘Kontrelantlem’ written by Molly Miranda is a translation of a Kannada autobiography “`Nagandigeyolaginda” published in the year 2019 by B M Rohini a well-known literary figure, who has authored more than 10 classic books in Kannada.
Dr Vidya Vinutha welcomed the gathering. Dr Mona Mendonca, Assistant Professor, Department of History briefed about the books. Jyothi Simav Vaz, Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Chemistry compered the programme and proposed the vote of thanks.