Budding Teachers Unleash Their Hidden Talents at St Aloysius B Ed ‘Edu Tarang’ – a B Ed Inter-Collegiate Cultural Competition held on Friday, 31 August at St Aloysius B Ed Auditorium. “Because of Talents, Girls become Beautiful-and Boys can become Handsome”-Chief Guest Fr Nelson D’Almeida
Mangaluru: Teachers just not only teach, but are capable of unleashing their hidden talents, by performing in front of the live audience, thereby showing that they too can Rock in the field of Co-Curricular Activities, apart from teaching job-once they graduate! No doubt, that Teaching is a noble Profession, no other profession can match it, because it stands in the category of building the society. Teachers are the builders of the society. Sometimes teachers think that their duty is only to teach the students and go back but teachers should also learn from the students. Having talents in extra-curricular activities will go a long way in a teaching profession, where the students can follow in the footsteps of their teachers, and learn the techniques.
‘Edu Tarang’ – a B Ed Inter-Collegiate Cultural Competition began with a prayer song rendered by St Aloysius B Ed teachers, followed by welcome address by Fr Amit D’souza SJ, the Student Council President. The briefing of the event and about St Aloysius B Ed was done by Ms Sandhya-Convener. The programme was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by chief guest Fr Nelson Prakash D’Almeida- Director, Sandesha Foundation Regional Centre, Mangaluru, along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- Fr Eric Mathais SJ-the Director of St Aloysius B Ed; Dr Farita Veigas- Principal; Ms Delna Lobo- Vice Principal; and Britto-the Cultural Secretary.
Addressing the audience, Fr Nelson D’Almeida said, ” Talents are God given free gifts. These need to be utilized. By making use of our talents our life will beautiful. Since God has given the talents freely by making use of them we give credit to God. Make life fruitful by making use of your talents. Winning is not important but participation is important-everyone is a winner, if you win or not. You need to exhibit your talents whenever you get an opportunity, rather than keep them hiding inside you. Take an example of comedian Charlie Chaplin, through his determination, commitment and hard work he reached top to become one of the great actor/comedian. And remember, because of the talents, Girls become Beautiful, and Boys become Handsome. Best of luck and all success in the competition”.
Fr Eric Mathias SJ also speaking said, ” St Ignatius Loyola, our Institution Patron Saint tell us three things- Desire, Deserve, and Decide. when you desire for something, you need to deserve it, and then decide what to do next, for success. Like they say, ‘Winning i snot important in a contest, but your desire to participate counts most and is important. Don’t feel bad if you loose in this contest, because there would be many such contests in future where you can excel. And feel free when you are at St Aloysius B ED, you are all like our family members, where you can interact with one of the happy teachers and staff here-they are all smiling and hard working. Let me wish you all success in the contest”.
The vote of thanks for the inaugural ceremony was proposed by Britto, while the compere was Royal Saldanha, a B Ed teacher. Nearly 15 colleges participated in the contest, and the various contests were- Poetry Writing; Cooking Without Fire; Eastern Singing; Western Singing; Fresh Flower arrangement, Mono Acting and Mime.The valedictory function was held on the same day at 4 pm, where Alwyn Noronha- Headmaster, St Joseph’s High school, Bajpe, Mangaluru was the chief guest, and seated along with him on the dais were Fr Eric Mathias SJ-the Director of St Aloysius B Ed; Dr Farita Veigas- Principal; Ms Delna Lobo- Vice Principal; Britto-the Cultural Secretary and Ms Sandhya-the Convener.
Addressing the audience chief guest Alwyn Noronha said, ” In its broadest sense, teaching is a process that facilitates learning. Teaching is the specialized application of knowledge, skills and attributes designed to provide unique service to meet the educational needs of the individual and of society. The choice of learning activities whereby the goals of education are realized in the school is the responsibility of the teaching profession. In addition to providing students with learning opportunities to meet curriculum outcomes, teaching emphasizes the development of values and guides students in their social relationships. Teachers employ practices that develop positive self-concept in students. Although the work of teachers typically takes place in a classroom setting, the direct interaction between teacher and student is the single most important element in teaching “.
“It’s nice to note that so many of you have taken part in today’s Inter-Collegiate Cultural Competitions, this shows your potentiality to exhibit your talents hidden in you. And remember winning any any contest or sports in not so important, but your determination and courage to participate in any contest or sports is important. Winning or losing is something that everyone has to experience in life. Now that you are all going to be teachers, serving around the nation or abroad, there are students who are looking forward to gain experience and the best training from you. Best of luck in your teaching career, which is indeed a noble profession” added Noronha. Fr Eric Mathias SJ also spoke and complimented everyone for making this event a grand success, and invited B Ed students to stop by anytime at St Aloysius B ED College, where they will be treated friendly and royally by the Aloysian Family.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Vice Principal Ms Delna Lobo, while Ms Sandhya, the convener read the winners names- Mono Acting : I st Kavya P-Gokarnatheshwara College; IInd Deevith Kotian-Alva’s College-Moodbidri, and IIIrd Shalini-Amrutha College; Flower Arrangement- Ist Mary Josphgine S-Alva;s; IInd- harshitha-Gokaranatheshwara; and IIIrd Sharath- Govt College; Eastern Singing- Ist Manjula and Group-Alva’s; IInd-Latha and group-Gokarana; and IIIrd Sushmitha and Group-Amrutha College.
Mime show- 1st Akshatha d Salian and Group-Gokarana; 2nd-Ambarish and group- Alva’s; and 3rd Dhanya and group- Gokarna; Salad Preparation- 1st Krithika and Sharath-Govt College; 2nd-Ashalatha and Reshma-Gokarna; and 3rd-Beefathumna and Prajna- Vivekananda College; Western Singing-1st-Ava’s College, Saritha and group; Poetry Writing- 1st-Devith-Alva’s; 2nd Anupama-Alva’s; 3rd Mohini-Leelavathi College; and 4th Vani-Govt College. Theme Dance- 1st Deevith and group-Alva’s; Vijayalakshmi and group-Leelavathi; and 3rd Dhanya and group-Gokarna
The overall championship trophy with 180 points was bagged by Alva’s College, while runner-up trophy was bagged by Gokaranatheshwara College with 125 points. Individual Championship was bagged by Deevith of Alva’s.