Mega Extravaganza ‘Aloysian Fest 2020’ Kicks Off at St Aloysius College ‘Where Talents Meet Perfection’
Mangaluru: : It was again that time of the year that St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru with a history of 140 years in existence hosted ONE of the BIGGEST & MEGA National Level Fest named the “ALOYSIAN FEST 2020” which will run from 30 January till 1 February 2020 in the college premises. St Aloysius College having a history of 140 years, has the motto ‘Lucet et Ardet’ which means ‘Shine to Enkindle’. The institution has committed itself to spread the light of knowledge and wisdom by forming men and women for others who are academically accomplished, emotionally balanced and morally upright powerful source for the transformation of the society.
‘Aloysian Fest 2019 kicked-off its three day mega event, with the inaugural ceremony taking place this morning, 30 January at 9 am in the Mother Teresa Peace Park, with the programme presided over by the Rector of St. Aloysius institutions, Rev.Fr. Dionysius Vaz, SJ, in the presence of the Principal, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ. Gurukiran, world renowned cine-music director was the chief guest, and Kishore Alva, President and Executive Director, ADANI Udupi Power Corporation Ltd. was the Guest of Honour for the inauguration. The inauguration was done by lighting the lanterns bearing the names of the events by the chief guest and guest of honour along with other dignitaries on the dais namely- The Rector, College Principal Fr Praveen Martis SJ, Dr Narayan Bhat- Coordinator, Dr Ratan Tilak Mohunta- Fest Coordinator; Llyod Sequeira- the President of Students’Council, Fr Vincent Pinto SJ- College Finance Officer, Dr Alwyn D’sa-Controller of examinations, among many others.
The Aloysian fest 2020 encompasses fests of diverse streams such as:
ART BEAT with the theme Carte Blanche-the complete freedom to act as one wishes – seeks to celebrate the reel life that has its roots in every facet of real life. The National Level Arts fest celebrates the talents of students with a plethora of events such as Comique la Bande (comic strip), Schedio (digital poster making), Dibeto (debate), Elan (fashion show), Komiese (stand-up comedy), Arthika Modela (economics model making), Hallgatas (mime), Prosopsi (face painting), Tekio (fan-fiction), Epicurea (cooking without fire), Sankata Harana (crisis management), Labyrinthia (Treasure Hunt), Chisai (quiz) and Reiya (cosplay). It is an expression of your greatest potential.
IMPRINTS: The national level science fest and exhibition with the theme Pseudoscience caters innovative ideas, practical knowledge and the will to make science easy and attractive; and provides a platform that brings ideas together with events such as cosmogony (common physical science event), Alkahest (chemistry events), Aether (physics and electronics event), Conjecture (math event), Frankenstein (applied biology event) and many more fascinating competitions. A science exhibition, ’Mad Scientist Symphony’ is an attempt to experiment, fail, learn and repeat.
SPIN-OUT: The management fest with the theme The Black Swan Theory –the impact of the highly improbable. The fest aims to prepare and test participants’ ability to face the unexpected. The events include World war I (Best manager), The Surgical Strike (Human Resource event), The Black Monday (Finance), The Titanic (Marketing)and many more exciting events to identify the attributes of budding managers of tomorrow.
ACME: The Commerce fest with the theme The Utopian Throne-the topmost position in an idealistic society. Igetis, Arithmos (finance), Asfalis, Kosmos, are few of the events. The fest is open for all commerce students and aims to make the participants think about the society at large.
COMPOSITE: The National level IT fest is organised with the theme Rule your Domain. The events include Break it to win it, Think Again (quiz), a coding event called Hash War and many more. The fest aims to test everything from knowing one’s coding, logging, sales pitch to memes and cosplay.
ALOYSIAD: The Annual Sports fest of the college will bring together various colleges in the race ‘Survival of the fittest’. The competitions include badminton, handball, throw ball and volleyball.
ASTITVA: The Cultural Fest is scheduled to take place on January 31st and February 1st, 2020 with the theme Kala Saviskara-unravel your talents. Events include Bharathnatyam, Face Painting, Organic Rangoli, Fusion Singing, Pencil Sketching.
Prior to the inauguration, the programme began with a prayer invoking God’s blessing, followed by welcome address by Dr Ratan Mohunta, and then the Trophy March, with the College Choir playing the Theme Song. Then it was time to unveil the trophies, after which they were displayed on a stand. In his inaugural address, Chief Guest Gurukiran said, “It is indeed a privilege for me to be invited here as the Chief Guest, since I am a alumnus of this institution having done by schooling here. This institution has shaped my life. Even though these days education has become a business, by St Aloysius Institution has still kept its reputation and standards as a great educational institution. You need to be happy in life, forget all your worries and stay away from stress and depression. Staying happy is more than anything in life. This Fest brings out the energy and talents among youth. I see so much life here, with enthusiastic and energetic students all geared up to unleash their talents during this 3-day Fest”.
“This is a institution which provides all the state-of-the-art facilities, Knowledgeable Faculty, Moral Values and much more, and that’s the reason students are eagerly waiting to join this college. You need to keep your interest alive. And during the Fest, winning is not important, but your participation that counts. Academics is important, together you need to shine in co-curricular activities, and Fests like this one, is an opportunity to explore your talents and art. We need to remain human in the process. I like what I am doing, and I always keep myself busy. So I ask you all to indulge yourself in various activities, and keep yourself occupied. And remember always remain HAPPY in life “. added Gurukiran. After his speech Gurukiran enthralled the audience with his melodious voice rendering a Hindi oldie ” Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera diwana..” from the classic Hindi movie ‘Aradhana’. I bet majority of the student audience were not even born when that movie was screened- but they gave a loud applaud for Gurukiran’s performance.
Speaking on the occasion, Guest of honor Kishore Alva said, “Glad to be here as a alumnus of this college, and I feel proud to say that I am a Aloysian wherever I go, just like other Aloysians who have exited out of this prestigious institution. Nice to note that the present students are active and energetic in organizing many events like this Fest. During my college days here at St Aloysius we used to organize more protests than Fests, and we used to raise our voices to rectify issues. We even once locked the DC’s chamber. We were harsh, rough and notorious students then, but we kept our dignity and character. Always think of green and clean environment. Think big of your future, think of your jobs because there is lots of unemployment out there, and achieve big and make your dreams come true”
Principal Fr Praveen Martis SJ speaking said, “Glad to note that today’s chief guest and guest of honor are alumnus of this institution, and both have reached greater heights in their respective fields. They both worked hard with dedication and commitment to reach where they are now. Therefore you students should follow in their footsteps. Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human world. And this Fest will give the students an ample opportunity to unleash their hidden art, talents in the cultural field, sports field, commerce, and many others.Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. If you think some people are just born that way (and you’re not one of them), think again. Experts say we all have a wellspring of creative energy. The secret is how to tap it. So make the best use of this 3-day fest, and show what talents you have, and come out in flying colors. Best of luck”.
Rector Fr Dionysius Vas SJ in his presidential address said, “Feels proud to note that Gurukiran and Kishore Alva are our alumnus, where the former has reached greater heights in music industry, while the latter has reached the top in a reputed company. When you really want something, sometimes you have to swim a little deeper. You cant give up just because things don’t come easy. You have to overcome the obstacles and face your fears. But in the end, its all worthwhile. Life is full of ups and down, but if you believe in yourself, you will always come through with flying colors. Value friendship, love and faith. Never underestimate yourself. Believe in yourself! This Fest is one where you can really show your talents and prove your capacities and energy. I like to congratulate the students for their uniqueness in putting up this event, being environmental friendly. Wish you all success in your participation in the Fest”.
After presenting mementos to the Guests, the vote of thanks was proposed by student Council President-Llyod Sequeira. After the inaugural programme, the dignitaries inaugurated the Science Exhibition “Pseudo Science”, where there were bunch of displays on creative science. The dignitaries went around and inaugurated a bunch of other Fest events like Art Beat and others.
Yes, no doubt Aloysian Fest is a distinctive event organized by St Aloysius college for the students across the nation, where this year the fest has attracted nearly 150 colleges from Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and other states. The valedictory ceremony will be held on February 1st, 2020 at 12 noon.