‘Ignite Passion-Inspire Change! Student Council of St Aloysius PUC Inaugurated

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‘Ignite Passion-Inspire Change! Student Council of St Aloysius PUC Inaugurated

Mangaluru: Serving as a President of Students’ Council in a college is a privilege and honor bestowed upon you by fellow college mates. When you are selected, your buddies have recognized your leadership skills and potential to manage the Council effectively. Your tenure will offer many opportunities to learn new skills, enhance the experience of others and grow as a leader. By taking advantage of the many opportunities to learn and grow, your term can have personal and professional development benefits that will last a lifetime. All of the members of your Student Council are part of your team, and it is the President’s responsibility to guide members toward reaching the Council goals.

Having goals and making plans to achieve them are two key steps to being successful. Every Council members have his/her important role to fill, and by working together, your Council will be able to meet its full potential and serve a vital role in your College, may be even, community. To accommodate these facts, there is a great deal of latitude in how you choose to manage your Council as long as you follow the basic Council rules/standards. In today’s rapidly changing world, individuals must blend their family demands, work commitments, and volunteer work. While the responsibilities of an individual association president/chairman may be demanding, he/she is able to share challenges, ideas, and perspectives with fellow members.

Like they say that Change in leadership is always good and better, and it was time for change in the Students’ Council at St Aloysius Pre-University College, Mangaluru- and the inauguration of the 2017-18 Students’ Council took place on 4 June 2017 at the Loyola Hall. The programme began with invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song rendered by the college choir, followed by a welcome dance by the damsels of the college. The welcome address was delivered by Ms Charlotte D’souza- Vice Principal of the College, followed by the inauguration of the programme by lighting the traditional lamp.

Chief guest of the occasion, MLC and Congress Chief Whip Ivan D’souza lit the lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- Fr Dionysius Vas Sj- Rector, St Aloysius Institutions; Fr Melwin Mendonca Sj- Principal; Ms Charlotte D’souza- Vice Principal; Dr Ganesh Amin- Assistant Director, Students’Council; Dr Pradeep M, Ms Kiran Shetty, Ms Reena J Monteiro- Associate Directors; Student Council President-Sushaan K Attavar; Secretary-Calvin Lobo andJoint secretary-Ms Samyami Rai. Addressing the students, Fr Melwin Mendonca Sj said, ” Looking at all of you, I have a feeling that you all will be the leaders of this nation. You all have a good future, and for that you need to make best use of your college life and gain all the knowledge and experience to be a good leader. You should take the role model of Ivan D’souza, who was once a student council leader, and today he is one of the great political leader”

” Another leader among us, is our Rector- we need to follow his ideals and characters. He is always there for our events, where he motivates and inspires us with his messages and teachings. These two persons on the dais are our role models. You need to be good leaders not just in education, but also in sports, co-curricular activities and so on. Changes come when we are pro-active. Be a change in your society, be a change in your college. Motivate others, counsel your college mates if they need help. We should believe in servant leadership because it resonates with mind and spirit and because it works. Everything counts—your life, family, work, beliefs and organizations. People count. Most of all, your love counts. I believe in servant leadership because it is rooted in the universal human impulse to serve. I believe in servant leadership because it works. Wish you all success in your leadership work” added Fr Mendonca.

The Principal then administered the oath to the new President, Secretary, and Joint Secretary of the Students’ Council, followed by administrating the oath to his council members by the President. The three student leaders were felicitated by the chief guest. In Alma mater, St Aloysius College for making me what I am today. The love shown by the Jesuit priests of this institution, and the caring and training given by the staff was indeed tremendous and worth. At present we need good leaders, and the nation depends on you young leaders. You are all the cream of the society. Remember that once you exit of this college, you will still be proud to say that you are an Aloysian, and you will be respected by all. A Aloysian is always a Aloysian”.

“Look at me, even when there were senior Congress leaders in our party, but CM having trust on me gave me this prestigious post as Chief Whip. The CM knew that I could deliver and work hard. Similarly, you should show your leadership qualities here, and slowly come up later. You need be very active now during this age, and not sit lazy on the last bench. Be alert, active, committed and dedicated to your activities-the you will surely be great leaders of this country and also great human beings. All success in your leadership qualities and activities” added Ivan Dsouza.

Speaking to the students in his presidential address, Rector Fr Dionysius Vas Sj said, ” Leadership is not a position, it’s a passion. Take a breath, calm yourself down, and remind yourself of the leader you are and would like to become. Here are some key qualities that every good leader should possess, and learn to emphasize- Honesty; Delegate, Communication, Confidence, Commitment, Positive Attitude, Creativity, Intuition, Inspire, and Approach. Take the example of our chief guest Ivan Dsouza- he is a role model for all of you. From college leader, he has now become a prominent political leader. Let your leadership be an inspiration to others. Let your leadership be showing concern towards others. Follow this thought provoking quote-“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” So let you summon a new spirit of student unionism and take the responsibilities to care for one another and share with one another because when you care, you share.

Be a great leader, serve the college and later the nation with pride and dignity. Best of luck to you all”.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Reena Monteiro, and the whole ceremony was professionally compered by Mansi Nambiar, a IInd PU student. “The energy, the faith, the devotion, the commitment which you bring to this endeavour will light your institution and all who serve it… and the glow from that light can truly light this nation. Best of luck from Team Mangalorean to the Students Council 2017-18 of St Aloysius PUC.

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  1. As Ivan D’Souza, the MLC and Chief whip said, “Look at me, even when there were senior Congress leaders in our party, but CM having trust on me gave me this prestigious post as Chief Whip. The CM knew that I could deliver and work hard. Similarly, you should show your leadership qualities here, and slowly come up later. You need be very active now during this age, and not sit lazy on the last bench. Be alert, active, committed and dedicated to your activities-the you will surely be great leaders of this country and also great human beings. All success in your leadership qualities and activities.”

    Well, Ivan D’Souza, you are lucky and it is not easy for an honest, but intelligent man to get into Indian politics, unless one is a crook, has muscle power, is corrupt and willing to compromise himself. Politics is considered to be the most worst profession, at least in India, as there is nothing black and white in politics, but many shady and gray areas and everyone joins and is in politics to amass wealth by hook-or-by-crook. For your kind information, under the current Chief Minister, Karnataka has the dubious distinction of being the third most corrupt State. Though, I have not met this man, Siddharamaiah, nor am I interested in meeting him, he looks arrogant, filled with sleaze and superstitious. I remember, how he ordered his staff to change his car, just because a crow sat on the roof and shat. Would he have indulged in this tamasha, if it was his own car. He is not able to do anything about the polluted lakes, roads that have potholes, etc. So, you need not sing praises of your Chief Minister, as well-informed Indians will not take your bullshit.

    Among all parties in India, the Indian National Congress is the most corrupt, leaderless and shameless party. Some of Its top leaders are traitors, if characters like Mani Shankar Aiyar and the ilk are any indicators. The entire party is filled by corrupt individuals from the top to bottom. The party is a family-run concern or dynastic with the mother and son feeling that it is their God-given right to head the party. Rahul Gandhi is the best child artist in the land and when he speaks in the Parliament there are ripples of laughter and snigger. He suddenly appears at spots where there were troubles, takes selfies, creates confusion, scores brownie points and then disappears to Bangkok, Italy, etc. Nobody goes to Bangkok for pilgrimage, but something else. He is totally irresponsible and this mother-son combine will destroy the party. Both do not want to relinquish power to function as mere parliamentarians when they have no capabilities and hand over the reins to capable people. So, in short, there are many good-for-nothing fellows in the party who pay their respects to mother and son, sing their praises (and say that the family has done a lot of sacrifices) and make hay while the sun shines. One of the parliamentarians in the party, who is a shameless Mangalorean, who has enriched himself, considering the fact that he is stupid, dim-witted and has shallow intellect. I would not be surprised that he must be corrupt and rotten to the core, because when it comes to minting money, netas do not need any training, especially Congressmen.
    India had the most incompetent Prime Minister in Dr. Manmohan Singh, who lacked the assertive, dynamic and adventure qualities of the Sikh race, so much so Sikhs would disown him and say that he does not have any community characteristics that provides the major percentage of soldiers in the Army. He blinks like an owl, chirps like a sparrow and people used to think he is clean until his name was also mentioned in the Italian Court Judgement (sentencing bribe givers) as one of the recipients of kickbacks in the Augusta-Westland helicopter deal. If you were to go on Youtube and type, “the most corrupt Indians,” you should not be surprised that the majority of the names that pop-up are of Congressmen.

    Ivan D’Souza do not give any hollow lectures.

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