The inaugural function of Kalothsava 2019, the Student Activity Committee of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) was held on 8th August 2019 at Fr L.F. Rasquinha Hall, LCRI. Prof. Narasinma Murthy, Former Professor, Sri Gokarnanatheshwara First Grade College, Mangaluru and a well-known artiste was the Chief Guest. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal of the College presided over the programme.
Chief Guest Prof. Narasimha Murthy, in his address said that youth are moving into the fast changing world. Now-a-days, we can see nuclear families everywhere. Children of joint families were more creative than in nuclear families because children learn and get creative ideas from being with the joint family than in nuclear family. Students should learn to collect information and use it in a proper way. Art and artistes are important; at the same time spectators are also important. He advised students to develop a culture of sportsmanship and grab the opportunities and move ahead.
Principal, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, in his presidential remarks, said that the students are the true and chosen ambassadors of St Aloysius College and insisted that the students take this institution to greater heights. Kalotsava is a platform for students to showcase their talents. He advised students not to be comfortable instead become selfless and take risks in life. He advised the students to chase their dreams and transform them into reality.
Student Activities Co-ordinator, Dr Ishwar Bhat briefed the audience on about Kalotsava 2019. He said that the initial purpose of this programme is to identity the students’ talents and nurture them into the respective fields by experts. St Aloysius College has a number of talented students in different areas like drama, skit, singing, dancing, acting, quiz, etc. and the college is highly supportive giving opportunities to showcase their talents in and outside the college. He also encouraged the students and said that they must develop their personality and become true Aloysians.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, the Controller of Examinations, Rev Fr Vincent Pinto, Finance Officer, Directors, Deans and the faculty members were present during the programme.
Ms Caroleen Jenefer, Convenor of the programme welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest. Ms Smitha, Faculty of Commerce compared the programme. Dilton Ashwin Mascarenhas, Cultural Secretary proposed vote of thanks.