St Aloysius ITI Alumni Association, Mangaluru and Real Estate Group (R) Bejai, Mangaluru jointly organised D K & Udupi District Level Inter ITI Volleyball and Throwball Tournament on October 28 at St Aloysius College Ground.
Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto SJ, rector St Aloysius Institutions was the president of the inaugural programme of this event. Sudhir Shetty Kannuru – mayor Mangaluru City Corporation was the chief guest. Fr Dr Leo D’Souza SJ – former director, SAITI; Aditya Rao – advocate, Mangaluru; Fr Praveen Martis SJ – principal, St Aloysius College (Autonomous); Ganesh Kulal – corporator, MCC Mangaluru; Chaitanya Bhat – vice president Real Estate Group, Bejai; Prasad Chilimbi – president Real Estate Group, Bejai; Kiran Baliga – businessman Real Estate; Hemanth B – sports secretary Real Estate Group, Bejai; Ganesh Suvarna – president Yuvavahini (R) Mangaluru Committee; and Arun D’Souza – proprietor V & J Agencies were the guests of honour. Fr John D’Souza S J – director, SAITI; Roshan D’Souza – principal; Romius D’Souza – alumni co-ordinator; Naveen Rasquinha – president, Alumni Association; Rajith Kumar – secretary, Alumni Association; and Kiran D’Souza – treasurer, Alumni Association were present.
As many as 25 teams participated in the volleyball tournament: St Aloysius ITI, Mangaluru; Odiyoor Shree Gurudeva Pvt ITI, Kanyana; Govt ITI, Vittla; B.A ITI, Thumbay; Brahmashree Narayana Guru ITI, Katipalla; Govt ITI, Karkala; Govt ITI, Malady, Belthangady; Govt ITI Women, Mangaluru; Hebich ITI, Mangaluru; M.R Punja ITI, Thokur; Narayana Guru ITI, Kudroli; National ITI, Herady Barkur; Sri Parivara Panchalingeshwara ITI, Ninthikal; SDM Mangalagyothi ITI, Vamanjoor; Seyyid Madani ITI, Ullal; Sri Durgadevi ITI; Trinity ITI, Udyavara, Udupi; Govt ITI, Perdoor; Vittal Suprajit Pvt ITI, Vittla; Govt ITI, Udupi; Xavier ITI, Konaje; Mahalingeshwara ITI, Puttur; A G Soans ITI, Moodbidri; St Marys ITI, Udupi and Govt ITI, Men Mangaluru.
Five teams participated in the throwball tournament: St Aloysius ITI, Mangaluru; SDM Mangalagyothi ITI, Vamanjoor; SDM ITI For Women, Ujire; M.R Punja ITI, Thokur and Trinity ITI, Udyavara, Udupi.
The inaugural programme commenced with a prayer song which was led by Sewing Technology and Fashion Designing students of St Aloysius ITI. Mohammed Saifulla, vice president of St Aloysius ITI Alumni Association welcomed the gathering.
The inauguration of the programme was done by the chief guest by planting the sapling.
The chief guest addressed the gathering by saying, “I am very happy to see that 25 teams are participating in the volleyball tournament and 5 teams are participating in throwball tournaments from various ITI’s. I am very happy to be the guest for today’s inaugural programme. This is my college, where I had studied and I am proud to say that I am an Aloysian. I remember my PT master who had supported me in sports. I congratulate St Aloysius ITI Alumni Association and Real Estate Group, Mangaluru for organising this wonderful tournament and for providing an opportunity for the students to participate in sports. Winning is not important. Failure is a part of life which is the stepping stone for success.”
In his presidential address, Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto SJ said, “In a war if any team wins, it is equal to loosing because there will be huge loss of lives and property on both sides. But when it comes to sports it is obvious that only one team can win but it is equal to both the teams winning because there is no loss of life or any harm. A relationship is built between the teams. Winning or losing is not important building relationship and congratulating the team is important.”
The main aim of the tournament was to build a fund and to provide scholarships for the financially poor students studying in St Aloysius ITI. The scholarship was distributed to the chosen students during the programme by Fr Dr Leo D’Souza SJ.
The tournament was inaugurated by releasing the ball that was tied to the net.
Romius D’Souza – alumni coordinator proposed vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Robin Vas, junior training officer of St Aloysius ITI.
The closing ceremony of the tournament was held in the evening.
Fr. John D’Souza S J – director, SAITI was the president. Prashanth Rai – president Rotary Club Mangalore city was the chief guest. Naveen Monteiro Manjeshwar – land developer; Hancy Joyson Castelino – advocate & old student SAITI; Harish K Poojary – vice president Yuvavahini (R) Central Committee and Chaitanya K S – vice president Real Estate Group were the guests of honour. Roshan D’Souza – principal; Romius D’Souza – alumni co-ordinator; Naveen Rasquinha – president, Alumni Association; Rajith Kumar – secretary, Alumni Association and Kiran D’Souza – treasurer, Alumni Association were present.
Naveen Rasquinha – president, Alumni Association welcomed the gathering.
The chief guest Prashanth Rai addressed the gathering by saying, “You have shown the sportsmen spirit. Congratulations to the winners.”
In his presidential address, Fr John D’Souza SJ said, “Department level, state level matches are held for primary, high school, PU and degree. But there is no such match conducted for ITI. We have taken the leadership and started this tournament which will help the sports persons and gives the opportunity for students to participate in the tournament. We should also have a relationship with our old students. Everyone tells ITI students are rude but today I observed there was good discipline and behaviour by the ITI students.”
Prizes were distributed to the winners by the chief guest.
Naveen Rasquinha – president, Alumni Association proposed the vote of thanks. The programme was compered by Shreyas, JTO.
The referees for the match were Ajith Shetty, Anand NMPT, Uday Kumar, and Shiva Kumar.
The commentary for the match was delivered by Arun Shetty, Umesh J A and Wilson.
The results of the Volleyball match are as follows:
Winners – Govt ITI, Karkala
Runners – Govt ITI, Perdoor
All-rounder – Abhijith, Govt ITI, Karkala
Best Attacker – Ashwith, Govt ITI, Karkala
Best Setter – Sushanth, Govt ITI, Perdoor
The results of the Throwball match are as follows:
Winners – SDM ITI, Ujire
Runners – SDM ITI, Vamanjoor
All-rounder – Ramlath, SDM ITI, Ujire
Best Passer – Shalini, SDM ITI, Ujire
Best Receiver – Nishmitha, SDM ITI, Vamanjoor