Mangaluru: On August 15, 2023, the 77th Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at 9 a.m. in the St Aloysius ITI premises. Lokesh Acharya – Assistant coordinator, Shri Pathanjali Yoga Shikshana Samithi, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest for the programme.
Rev Fr Lewis Dsouza SJ was the Guest of honour. Rev Fr John Dsouza SJ – Director, St Aloysius ITI was the President of the programme, Roshan Dsouza – Principal, Alwyn Menezes – Vice Principal, Noel Lobo – Training Officer, Alwyn Sequeria – Convenor of the programme. Staff members and students were present for the programme.
The tricolour National flag was hoisted by the chief guest and the national flag was respected by saluting and singing the National Anthem.
Roshan Dsouza, Principal welcomed the chief guest and the gathering. The patriotic song was sung by the students.
The chief guest addressed the gathering by saying that, “Yoga follows three main concepts: tradition, organisation and service. Yoga has different postures. There are different asanas in yoga which have various benefits. By doing yoga our mind, body and soul become one and that is science. To do yoga one must have an interest. Yoga and pranayama can make a human fit and healthy. It has good immunity power by keeping a person healthy and away from diseases. Yoga can help to control our mind from worries.”
Students from different trades together did a pyramid presentation.
Rev Fr John Dsouza SJ in his presidential address said, “It is a memorable day for all of us as proud Indians. This day was made possible by the selfless sacrifices of our freedom fighters and great leaders who have opportunities to exercise our freedom and we must do so with responsibility. As young people, we must do something new which benefits the nation”.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Alwyn Menezes, Vice Principal. The programme was compered by Shreyas – JTO, AC Technician.