Ayudha Pooja & Inauguration of Student Council at St Aloysius ITI
Mangaluru: Ayudha Pooja was celebrated with grandeur in St .Aloysius IndustrialTraining Institute, Mangaluru on 5th October 2019. Student Council for the academic year 2019-20 was also inaugurated during the celebration at St Aloysius I.T.I Auditorium.
Ayudha Pooja is a part of the Navratri festival, which means “ Worship of Instruments”. According to Hindu Mythology after slaying of the demon king, the weapons were kept out for worship. This celebration enlightens the importance as well as proper use of tools and equipment we use in our workshop daily. Hence every student was involved in cleaning the premises and decorating their respective workshops.
On this special day, all the workshops as well as the office were beautified with plantain, glazing paper,flowers, mango leaves, balloon decorations. The ceremony began by prayers and blessing of all the workshops(MRAC, COE, MMV WL, PL, MD, C&S, HYUNDAI, EM, EL, COMPUTER LAB) by Fr Vincent Pinto SJ, Finance Officer, St. Aloysius College Autonomous.
The formal programme commenced with a prayer conducted by Wilson N. Roshan D’Souza, Principal extended cordial welcome to the dignitaries . The newly elected student council was inaugurated by planting a sapling and watering it by the students along with dignitaries. Later Oath was taken by the student council members. The newly elected student council members are President- Denzil Floyd Veigas, Vice President- Mrs.Akshatha S, Secretary- Nithesh, Sports Secretary- Riyon Prithvil D’Souza, Cultural Secretary- Skanda Prasad. The inaugural function was conducted by Alwyn Menezes, the Vice Principal.
Yogesh Kumar B.C, Police Inspector (Anti Corruption Bureau), D.K Dist, Mangaluru was the chief guest of the celebration and the programme was presided over by Rev. Fr Cyril D’mello SJ, Director of our institution. The other dignitaries on the dais were Rev. Fr Vincent Pinto SJ, Finance Officer, St. Aloysius college Autonomous, Noel Lobo, Training Officer, John D’souza, Convener of the programme.
Chief guest Yogesh Kumar addressing the gathering wished the student council members and also said under the guidance of teachers and elders, use your potential and come up in life. Giving the example of St Kabir for his simplicity,you can achieve anything in life, if we achieve it in a good way.Set a goal in life and achieve it in a right way. .Umesh,JTO, EM Trade delivered a speech on the history and importance of Ayudha Pooja celebration.
On this occasion Sajjad Ahmed( MRAC II) was felicitated by the dignitaries for his achievements in TAEKWONDO or Tae Kwon Do, which is a Korean martial art. Recently he had represented Dakshina Kannada South zone in Taekwondo championship which was held in Bengaluru under colour belt section (Poonse/Kata) and won gold medal under 54 Kg category. The felicitation programme was conducted by Smt. Dorin Sneha Prabha JTO, Sewing Technology.
Rev Fr. Vincent Pinto SJ in his speech said, “Importance of education in life is to be employed and having social concern. Education is nothing without social concern. Important tool given by Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhiji to the society was Non violence. He inspired the students by giving an example of missile man Dr. Abdul Kalam and P.V. Sindhu, badmitton player for their hard workand the goal they had set in their life and achieving it.”
In the presidential address, Rev Fr. Cyril D’mello SJ, Director of our institution addressing said “We are the instruments in the hands of god. We have to worship as well as use the tools for a purpose and also respect the human mankind. He also wished all the student council members.
The stage programme was followed by a cultural programme. Students of Sewing Technology performed a beautiful dance. John D’souza, Convener of the programme proposed vote of thanks. Rohan Cutinha student of Welder trade and Lidson Fernandes- student of MMV Ist trade compered the programme. The programme concluded with National Anthem, and sweets were distributed to everyone