Mangaluru: On Dec 23, 2022, Christmas Sauharda programme was celebrated at St Aloysius ITI at 10:30 am in the college auditorium. Swami Raghuramananda – Assistant Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Mahammad Rahoof Sakhafi – Zeenath Baksh Yatheem Khana, Rev. Fr Vincent Dsouza – Director of C.O.D.P, Rev. Adrian Deepak KSD – Associate Presbyter CSI Shanthi Cathedral and Youth Director of CSI Karnataka Southern Diocese were the Guests of Honour.
Rev. Fr. John Dsouza S J – Director was the President of the programme. Roshan Dsouza – Principal, Alwyn Menezes – Vice Principal, and Noel Lobo – Training Officer were present for the Christmas Sauharda programme. The prayer service was led by Vincent Mendonca, JTO. Students from each community read the verse from Quran, Holy Bible and Bhagavad Gita. Likhith, a student Electrician in 1st year and Suhana, a student of Sewing Technology welcomed the gathering.
Swami Raghuramananda addressed the gathering by saying “In human being teenage life is very memorable. If you ask a 40-year-old person everyone tells that student life is very good and it is a joyful time. We can do anything and everything in student life. Many people go to the gym and build their bodies. We don’t get our body built from the outside but we get our body built from the divine power that is inside. Swami Vivekananda has said ‘Each soul is potentially divine’. Everyone has 100 per cent potential. If anyone gives us money it depends on how we use it. If I have to achieve success I have to work hard. We have to pay face problems in different situations.”
Gifts were distributed to the students who participated in the star competition. A dance was performed by sewing technology and fashion design students. Addressing the gathering Mahammad Rahoof Sakhafi spoke a few words saying, “We should love each other. We should not see caste, creed or religion. If an accident is witnessed on the road we should help that person we should not see which caste or religion that person belongs to. We should be friendly with everyone. We should love our parents.”
Prizes were distributed to the students who won the star competition. Addressing the gathering Rev. Adrian Deepak KSD spoke a few words saying, “We live in this world. Student life places a very important role, and what we contribute to the country and society is important. 66 per cent of the Indians are young people. We should know how to use this student life at a young age. You use your skills and achieve success in that field. They should not render harm from us to anyone.
Prizes were distributed to the students who won the Christmas carols competition. Addressing the gathering Rev. Fr Vincent Dsouza spoke a few words saying, “Crib is the main sign of Christmas. Students of all religions study in this college. We should have togetherness. There is dedication in this college in whatever they do. He wished all the very best to the students”. Christmas carols were sung by the students of Sewing Technology, Fashion Designing, MRAC 2nd year, Electronics Mechanic 1st year and Electrician 1st-year students.
In his Presidential address, Rev. Fr John Dsouza SJ said, “Christmas means the birthday of Jesus. When we celebrate Christmas it will be with enthusiasm. We do the crib, put up stars, decorate the Christmas tree and distribute sweets. Everyone works for the development of society. In this Christmas Sauharda programme, there is equal respect for everyone.
Students have done the crib with great efforts and also a moving star under the guidance of staff, this shows the keen interest of students and their creativity.”
Muthu, a student in Electronics 1st year proposed the vote of thanks. The Christmas Sauharda programme was compered by Staron Charles Dsouza, a student of MRAC 2nd year. The crib was done by Electrician 2nd-year students.