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Mangaluru, May 19: Annual day of St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute was celebrated on Friday, May 18.
The celebration began with the arrival of the dignitaries. Chief Guests of the programme Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Tulu theatre artist and film actor, and Rajendra K P, entrepreneur and humanitarian, president of the programme Fr Denzil William Lobo, secretary of Mangalore Jesuit Educational Society and other dignitaries were welcomed into the auditorium by a thunderous applause by the audience. Student council president Thilak M extended a cordial welcome to the dignitaries and the gathering. Prizes were distributed to the winners of various competitions held during the academic year.
Addressing the gathering, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor narrated his own story to success and said, “Do not underestimate any work. Have confidence in yourself and move forward in the field you love. Education is very important. No one can steal the education from you. You are lucky to have joined the institution which never discriminates on the basis of religion, caste, etc and gives equal opportunities to all. Do well and be successful.”
Speaking on the occasion Rajendra K P said, “Vision is very important to lead a successful life. Have a dream of your own. Once you have a dream, you will be able to set goals and achieve them. Make use of the opportunities life presents to you. You can even become entrepreneurs if you have a vision and zeal to achieve.”
Former director Fr Leo D’Souza said, “Never consider ITI education as low grade. Skill based education which you get from ITI, opens the door of opportunities and gives you earning power. Many students who have graduated from ITIs are better placed financially, even better than so called engineers and doctors.”
In his presidential address, Fr Denzil Lobo congratulated the students and staff for the programme and said, “India has achieved greater heights in many fields like technology, medicine, space research, etc. On the other hand, India is struggling with corruption, poverty, violence, terror, immorality, etc. We have got much from the society and we have a duty of giving back to the society. We should never compromise our moral principles for selfish motives. We should be the agents of peace, harmony and brotherhood.”
Other dignitaries on the dais were Fr Eric Mathias, director of the institution, Vincent Mendonsa, principal, and Umesh J A, convener of the programme. Praveen D’Souza, 2nd year student of Electrician trade rendered the vote of thanks. Garel D’Souza, 1st year student of MMV trade conducted the stage programme. Students put on a colourful show and mesmerised the audience with variety of cultural programmes.