St Aloysius Industrial Training institute, Mangalore-575003
Inauguration of “ Sani-tech Course for Ladies” in St Aloysius ITI
Under the tie-up programme with Plumbing fitments & Sanitary technology leader M/S Jaquar & Co Pvt Ltd, “Sani-tech course for ladies” was inaugurated. In this training, students will be trained in plumbing fitments, service and maintenance. This course is a revolutionary step in the field, as the plumbing field is dominated by males. As there is a huge demand for the trained persons in this field, an opportunity for girls could very well be termed as a step towards women empowerment and gender equality.
The official programme began with a prayer song lead by Mr Wilson N, Junior Training Officer. The students welcomed the gathering graceful ly with a welcome dance. Welcome speech was delivered by Ms Shakunthala, a trainee of the course. The Chief Guest of the programme was Dr Joseph Stanley-Secretary, SKIP and Rev Dr Leo Dsouza SJ – former Director of the institution was the President. Mr Laxmikanth-Area Manager, M/s Jaquar; Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ- Director; Mr Vincent Mendonsa-Principal; Mr Romius Dsouza- Training Officer and SKIP staff members were present during the occasion. The dignitaries inaugurated the training programme by lighting the lamp. On behalf of the trainees of the course, Ms Varsha and Ms Sangeetha spoke and shared their opinion. Addressing the gathering Dr Joseph Stanley said, “It is a pleasure to see the speed with which the institution is growing. The students are indeed blessed to study in this institution which is committed for quality education. By collaborating with various industries and upgrading itself to match the technological advancements, the institution has become a model institution. We keep showcasing this institution to others.” Speaking on the occasion Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ said, “We see this course as a tool for women empowerment and gender equality. We would like more and more women to take up this course and become self reliant. It would be true revolution in the field dominated by men.” In his Presidential address, Rev Dr Leo Dsouza SJ said, “People in general have a false notion that the plumbing work means work related to toilets, one of the dirtiest place in the house. But, in fact, the course deals with sanitary and pipe fittings in the entire house or the complex. Moreover, toilet in the modern house is a more hygienic and cleanest place. The beauty of the house is judged by the cleanliness and aesthetics of the toilet. The plumbing technicians are the persons who are highly paid across the globe and it is an excellent trade for entrepreneurship.” Mr Raghu , a student proposed vote of thanks. Mr Robin Vas- Junior Training Officer, compeered the programme. The programme was concluded with National Anthem.