Technical models’ exhibition “Aloysius Tech Fest 2022” was organised by St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute on March 4 & 5, at its premises. In connection with this, a competition was arranged for the models prepared by the students of the institution.
The competition was in four categories- Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics, Automobile and General. The models prepared by the students were on display for the public during the tech fest. The concluding ceremony of ‘Aloysius Tech Fest 2022’ was held on March 5at 3 PM. The programme commenced with a prayer song by students of Mechanic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (MRAC) trade. John D’Souza, convener of the programme escorted the dignitaries to the dais. Staron Charles D’Souza, student of MRAC welcomed the gathering.
Divakar Shetty, lecturer-Automobile Department, S N S Polytechnic, Sunkadakatte was the chief guest and Fr Gerald Furtado SJ, Headmaster St Aloysius High School, Mangaluru was the guest of honour. Fr John D’Souza SJ, Director of the institution was the president of the programme. Roshan D’Souza, principal, Alwyn Menezes, vice principal, Noel Lobo, Training Officer and John Dsouza, convener of the programme were present on the dais.
Chief Guest of the programme Divakar Shetty who was also one of the judges of the model competition shared his feelings with the gathering saying “I feel the Tech Fest as a festival. I have worked in this institution for 4 years and that is why this institution is at the centre of my heart. I got the privilege to judge the project models and I felt very happy to see the enthusiasm in the students. The students of one year and two year trades have done very good projects. The students have applied their practical skills in their project. In technical education there is a concept of project work. As human beings, everyone faces problems in their real life. Similarly when we work with projects sometimes it may have problems, it may fail, but failure is the stepping stone to success.
Failure is also a success in itself. When we get success at once we do not learn from it, but when we fail many times we think why did it fail and we try to resolve it until we get success. A good teacher is made by a student. Teamwork is very important. When we work in teams we get many ideas and we can put together those ideas. Presentation of the project is also very important and the students have done it in an extraordinary way. The explanation of the project work by the students was very informative. You have done the projects by yourself by putting your efforts, spending time and you will get success for this in your future endeavours. You get knowledge only when you are involved. I congratulate your teachers as they guided you and appreciate this institution for providing the opportunity for exhibiting your skills in the project work. Even though made by the students of ITI, the projects were to the engineering level.”
Prizes were distributed to the winners of the model competition. In the Mechanical category, first place was awarded to Heat Pump Unit designed by the final year students of Refrigeration and Air conditioning trade, second place was presented to Water Pump designed by the students of Welder trade and third place was secured by Gearless Transmission designed by the students of Diesel Mechanic trade.
In the Automobile category, first place was awarded to Four wheel Car designed by the first year students of Mechanic Motor Vehicle trade , second place was bagged by Tip Trolley designed by the final year students of Mechanic Motor Vehicle trade and the third place was presented to Smart Bike designed by the students of Mechanic Diesel trade.
In the Electrical & Electronics category, the first place was awarded to a model of Sound Variation prepared by the students of Electrician first year trade, second place was secured by Automatic Home Light Control prepared by the students of Electronics Mechanic trade and the third place was bagged by Hologram Projector designed by the students of Electronics Mechanic second year.
In the general category, first prize was awarded to a creative ladies gown prepared by a student of sewing technology, second place was bagged by Card board painting done by a student of Sewing Technology and the third place was secured by a model of RainWater Irrigation system prepared by final year students of Electronics Mechanic Trade.
The ‘Best Project’ award was given to the Heat Pump unit of the Mechanical category prepared by the students of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning trade. ‘Project with most effort’ award was given to the Four Wheel Car of the Automobile category designed by the students of Mechanic Motor Vehicle first year.
Honourable Guest Rev Fr. Gerald Furtado SJ spoke a few words and said, “Many students have visited the project exhibition from various schools. This is the project work done by you. You know how much effort you have put in doing the project. Some key points are important, mainly asking questions- When, What, Why, How. In science, Why and How questions are frequently asked and you must know the answers to them. Exhibition is a good platform to show your hidden ideas. Also communication skills are very important. If our communication skill is not good we cannot tell what we have to say. Also teamwork is very important. When you join a company they ask you whether you can work in a team. You are blessed to be the students of this great institution. God Bless you all.”
Speaking to the students Roshan D’Souza, principal of the institution said, “Scientists do not fall from the sky. They are ordinary people like you and me who discovered their innovative spirit and applied it with dedication. We have provided you this opportunity so that you too discover your innovative side. We are happy to see the great involvement and dedication shown by our students. Keep your innovative spirit alive wherever you go.”
Delivering his Presidential address Fr John D’Ssouza SJ said, “God has given us intelligence to everyone. Everyone has the reasoning power. We have to do our own work in our own way. When you have done the project you have worked together in teams. Also, you have explained the project very well. You were given this opportunity and you have used it very well. Think bigger and start planning for the project of next year from today itself. Innovation is in every field and we must also grow with and adapt to the advancements. Tailoring/Fashion Designing students have done very good projects and many of them have received orders from the visitors for similar articles”.
Naveen, welder student of Batch 2017-18 was felicitated by the institution for his achievement in life. Speaking to the students he said, “You are privileged to be the students of this prestigious institution. I came from a very poor family and this institution transformed me. Today I am independent and well settled. Make use of the resources available in this institute and build a successful career”.
Vijay Samuel D’Souza, student of MRAC first year trade proposed vote of thanks.
Melarik D’Mello, student of MRAC first year trade compered the programme.