Mangaluru: The Department of Kannada, St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore, organized a one-day National Level Seminar ‘Posa Vosar’ and Competitions for PU students of DK District on Nov. 3, 2022 in L F Rasquinha Hall of the College.
Padmashree Amai Mahalinga Naika was the Chief Guest and inaugurated the newly introduced Elective subject Kannada Major and Rev. Moscheni Creative Communication Diploma course. Sri Padre, Senior Environmental Activist and Senior Journalist, Rev. Fr Melwin J Pinto, SJ, Rector of St Aloysius Institutions presided over the programme. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Principal, Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar and Controller of Examinations, Rev. Fr Vincent Pinto, SJ, Finance Officer, Mrs Lalitha, wife of Amai Mahalinga Naika, Mrs Divyaprabha Gowda, Former President of Social Welfare Council, Karnataka State and President, Kamadhenu Charitable Trust, Sullia, Dr Charles Furtado, Dr Denis Fernandes, Dr Loveena Lobo, Dr Richard Gonsalves, Directors of various blocks, Dr Mahalinga Bhat, HoD of Kannada, Dr Sudha Kumari, Convenor of the Programme were present on the dais.
Padmashree Amai Mahalinga Naika shared the unrelenting efforts he put in digging tunnels to find water bodies for the use of agriculture. He dug nearly 16 tunnels and succeeded in finding water bodies in more than 10 tunnels. He advised students to pursue agriculture as a passion along with their studies. He suggested planting some fruit-bearing plants which will help animals and birds to find their food. He also emphasized the importance of water and urged the students to save water for future generations.
Rev. Fr Melwin J Pinto in his presidential remarks thanked the organisers for conducting such a meaningful programme and for upscaling the subject of Kannada by offering it as a major subject along with creative communication.
Rev. Dr Praveen Martis congratulated the department for making Kannada Major a special course and organizing a wonderful programme.
Mrs Divyaprabha Gowda in her speech shared the culture and art of Tulunadu and congratulated the organisers for adopting the same during the programme. She briefed on the service given to the students regarding the competitive Exams through Kamadhenu Charitable Trust, Sullia. She also narrated the importance of water and requested the students to conserve water for the next generation.
During the programme, Padmashree Amai Mahalinga Naika was honoured for his unstinted effort in digging several tunnels to create water bodies. Dr Vishwanatha Badikana, Assistant Professor of Kannada for writing and publishing 4 books related to Arebhashe including the Dictionary of Arebhashe.
Shri Padre was the resource person for the session and spoke on rainwater harvesting.
RJ Abhishek from Radio Sarang compered the programme meticulously. Dr Mahalinga Bhat welcomed the gathering and introduced the guests in a unique way. Dr Sudha Kumari proposed the vote of thanks.