‘Homecoming Day 2016’ Refreshes Memories of Roshni Alumni
Mangaluru: The Roshni Alumni Association School of Social Work organized “Homecoming Day 2016”, at the college auditorium Roshni Nilaya here on August 13.
The programme began with an invocation. The president of Roshni Alumni Association Steevan Pinto welcomed the gathering. Secretary of the association Usha Rani read out the annual report. Treasurer of the association Sr Evelyn Bennis read out the accounts statement for the year 2015-16.
Member of the association Anand D’Silva speaking on the occasion said, “It is very nostalgic to come back to the college campus. We did not realize when we were the students that, sometimes we do mistakes and while the lecturers correct us we feel bad. What is special about Roshni is the faculty since they are very much connected with students. Students from various backgrounds come to pursue their education here, but all are treated equally and they feel one. When the students complete their studies they all are totally complete and they are molded as disciplined men and women”.
Anand further said, “Roshni is a powerful brand and when we were in the college we did not realize it. But now wherever you go, Roshni students have been recognized in every field. They have created a brand with their own working style”.
The chief guest of the day Ashok Shenoy speaking on the occasion said, “After 26 years I am coming here to the campus. There is an emotional connectivity. After 26 years, I have got an opportunity to be here as a chief guest. I am very happy to be a part of the Homecoming”.
He further briefed on the importance of networking. He said that in today’s world, networking plays a vital role. Social networking has its disadvantages and advantages. Critical role of the social network will affect our day-to-day life. The social and virtual life have blurred. When we work for companies virtual networking is important. Nowadays we depend on google baba. We need to connect and search, this enhances our knowledge. In the past 10 years, Social networking has evolved transforming people’s life and the way industries operate. Earlier we used to say facebook is used only to play video games. Today more than 800 million users worldwide use facebook, 200 million are on twitter, 100 million users are active on Linkedin.
He thanked the association for giving him an opportunity to be part of the Homecoming 2016.
Founder principal Olinda Pereira and Philomena Serrao celebrated their birthday’s on the occasion.
National award winner, artist Shabari mesmerized the crowd with her spot art. There was a cultural programme performed by the old and the present students. All the members enjoyed the homecoming 2016 refreshing their memories.