On Your Mark, Get Set, Go…! Annual Sports Meet of St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute
Mangaluru: Annual Sports Meet of St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute, Mangaluru was held on 16th February, 2019 at St Aloysius Gonzaga grounds. The sports meet was inaugurated by releasing balloons in air, by Chief Guest Giridhar Salian- Principal, Government ITI, Mangaluru. The programme was presided over by Rev Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ- Rector, St Aloysius Institutions. Israr Pasha- an international power lifting champion of St Aloysius College was felicitated during the programme. The event commenced by escorting the dignitaries to the grounds with a school band. Students displayed a splendid march past and gave guard of honour to the dignitaries.
Vincent Mendonsa- Principal of St Aloysius ITI delivered the welcome address. Inaugurating the Sports Meet the Chief Guest said, “I congratulate the Management for organizing this event every year. It is an opportunity to exhibit inherent talents and nurture them subsequently. Sport inculcates discipline and boosts confidence. Be sportive and take active participation in the event. Make it a habit to exercise daily and keep yourself physically and mentally fit. I wish all the best to every student”. Addressing the students Rev Fr Melwyn Lobo SJ- Director of the institution said, “Sports is natural to every person. We have given this platform to you to discover and exhibit your sports skills. Extra-curricular activities are like side dishes for a lunch. They add taste to our life. Sport teaches character, it teaches how to play adhering to the rules, it teaches how to accept victory and defeat. Let us celebrate life. I wish you all the best”.
Students took oath to partake in the event adhering to the rules and regulations exhibiting exemplary sportsmanship. In his Presidential Address Rev Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ said, “ I congratulate the Chief Guest Giridhar Salian and Honorable Guest Israr Pasha for the achievements and accolades won in their respective fields. Sports is necessary for life. Combined strengths of mind, body and emotions will give success in life. Sports teaches focus and discipline. I wish every student the very best. May you learn values necessary for life”. Other dignitaries on the dais were Mrs Silvana Rizzi- an Italian benefactor of the institution and Alwyn Lobo-Convener of the event.
Students participated in the sports events cheerfully. 4X100 Mts relay was a show stealer. MRAC senior students and MRAC junior students won the first and second places respectively. Students of Electronic Mechanic trade won the third place. Individual championship for boys was jointly won by Mohammed Zunaid of MMV trade and Karan of Electrician trade. Individual Championship for girls was won by Theeksha of Sewing Technology. Winners of all the events were honoured by medals and certificates during the concluding programme. Robin Vas- Junior Training Officer was the compere for the event.