‘Echoes of the Corridors - Portrait of St Aloysius College’ coffee table book released

The Coffee Table Book, “Echoes of the Corridors” of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, was released on 20th September 2023 by the Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Govt of Karnataka and District in-charge minister, Sri Dinesh Gundu Rao during his visit to the College.

Principal, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, District Congress president Harish Kumar, former MLC Ivan D Souza, Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar & Controller of Examinations, Ms Shilpa DSouza, Convenor, Dr Vidya Vinutha D’Souza, Director of St Aloysius Prakashana and Ms William Pais, Editor of the Coffee Table Book were on the dais.

Dinesh Gundu Rao enlightened the students about the drug menace and said, “Every student realizes what is happening. At a young age, there will be peer pressure, penchant to try out new things, experiment, know few things, and despite knowing everything, we end up doing wrong things. Indulging in drugs will spoil your health, curtail your development as an individual, your confidence level goes down, your personality will diminish, and one small error can change your course of life. Students need to be pro-active in discouraging wrong things and learn to say no. The Karnataka government is mulling to ban hookah bars. Whenever we consume hookah, we will consume it for 30-45 minutes which is equal to smoking 20-40 cigarettes. We will be unaware what combination is mixed in hookah and get addicted to it.”

St Aloysius institutions rector Fr Melwyn Pinto said, “The book released today ‘Echoes of Corridors’ is unique and showcases what the institution is all about. Lots of efforts have gone into making this book. District in-charge minister Dinesh Gundu Rao has already spoken about drug related issue. He also has advised on how the students need to be more responsible.”

During the program, St Aloysius College felicitated Sri Dinesh Gundu Rao.

Dr Alwyn D’Sa welcomed the gathering, and Dr Mona Mendonca, Assistant Professor, Department of History compered the program. Shilpa D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks.