International Exchange programme on Technical education
“World needs technically qualified young people”
said Mrs Dinah Findlay who was one of the dignitaries in the “International Exchange programme on Technical education” held in St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute on 7th November, 2017. She was addressing the students on the occasion. She said, “There is a huge scope for technical work force worldwide. England has a short fall in supplies of houses because of the scarcity of construction workers. India is a country with highest youth population. If these people get trained in technical work, the scope is immense. World needs young people like you.” She also said, “Once you become financially independent, remember to give back to the society too. Help the people lesser privileged than you to come up in life”. The German dignitaires on the programme were Mr Frank Heuer, Mrs Monika Heuer and Mr Robert Heuer; The dignitaries from U.K.were Mrs Dinah Findlay and Mrs Rosemary Illingworth.Mr Vincent mendonsa- Principal welcomed the gathering. Former Director Rev Dr Leo Dsouza SJ introduced the dignitaries to the gathering. The Chief Guest of the programme was Mr Gopal Gowda. He had received ‘Mand Sobhan Puraskar’ award for his work in preserving tradition. He was felicitated during the programme. Speaking to the gathering he said, “Everyone has hidden talents. When that talent is brought to light, it gets value. A stone will be just an ordinary stone, until a sculptor brings out an idol hidden in it. Do not hide your talents, but identify and make use of them. ” Mr Robert Heuer said, “Development is not possible without technical work. Technical field has a golden ground. Any company needs technical manpower. ITI s are a great way to get skilled and find employment” . Mrs Rosemary said , “ If you have a dream, work hard for your dream. You will have a happier life.” Talking on the occasion, Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ-Director said, “It is very important to give back to the society. The dignitaries from Germany and England are the noble hearted people who have been helping the under privileged in many ways. Their presence here gives a message to us that we too learn to give back to the society. In this institution we encourage unity in diversity. Students from various religions live with harmony and respect to each other. New India is not of one caste, one religion and one language, rather new India is one land, many languages and many religions.” Ms vandana proposed vote of thanks. Mr Alwyn Menezes conducted the programme. Students presented a colourful cultural programme. After the formal programme, the dignitaries visited various workshops and interacted with staff and students.