St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, celebrated “Go for Gold-2020”, its Annual Athletic Meet at the College Grounds on Thursday, 12 March 2020 at 9:00 AM.
Mr. Pushparaja Hegde P, Assistant General Manager, Syndicate Bank & International Weight Lifter was the Chief Guest on the occasion and inaugurated the event by hoisting the flag. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa & Rev. Fr Alwyn Richard D’Souza, Assistant Directors of SJEC, Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal of SJEC, Mr. Ajithanjaya Kumar MK, Chairperson of Sports & Community Group, Mr. Nitheesh D Nayak, Convener, Ms. Rachana Crasta, Sports Advisor and Ms. Veneesha V Rodrigues, Assistant Physical Education Director, were present.
A colorful march fast by students was presented after which the hoisting of the flag by the dignitaries took place. As a symbolic gesture, students who participated in National Level Sports events were handed over the burning torch by the guest post which the Chief Guest declared the meet open.
Mr. Aren Joy Fernandes of I Year Electronics & Communication Engineering, Ms. Venilla Manikanta of III Year Civil Engineering, Mr. Thejas H of II Year MCA and Mr. A Dhanush of III Year Mechanical Engineering and Ms. Melitta Sneha Lewis of IV year Computer Science and Engineering were felicitated by the dignitaries.
Addressing the gathering Mr. Pushparaja said that while sport is all about fun and enthusiasm, one should never compromise on the aspect of the discipline. He called upon the students to embrace discipline as a culture of life which will go a long way in succeeding in any sphere of life. He also stressed on the importance of health wherein he urged the students to inculcate good hygiene and focus on doing any form of physical exercise for at least an hour a day.
The formal program concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Nitheesh Nayak. Ms. Salma Shabnam and Ms. Sadhika Shetty compered the inaugural.
The inaugural was followed by a series of Athletic Events throughout the day that witnessed the active participation of both students as well as staff. The meet culminated with Valedictory involving prize distribution. Dr. Prakash Pinto, Professor, and Dean of the MBA Department was the Chief Guest at the Valedictory.