Sandalwood Stars Grace ‘CAUSE 2018’-the Biggest/Loudest Fund Raising Showbiz of St Aloysius PUC

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Sandalwood Stars Grace ‘CAUSE 2018’- the Biggest/Loudest Fund Raising Showbiz of St Aloysius PUC

“To The Needy With Love”! Sandalwood Stars Diganth Manchale, Ms Pooja Devariya, and Ms Shreya Anchan of the upcoming Kannada movie ” Katheyondu Shuruvagide” grace ‘CAUSE 2018’-the Biggest/Loudest Fund Raising Showbiz of St Aloysius Pre-University College-Managaluru, which rocked Forum Fiza Mall on Sunday, 22 July evening.

Mangaluru: It was one of the BIGGEST and LOUDEST Fund Raising Event/Showbiz of St Aloysius Pre-University College-Mangaluru that rocked the Forum Fiza Mall on Sunday, 22 July evening, where a sea of people cheered and applauded during the stage performances, comprising of Live Band, Dancing, Beat Boxing and Singing- and they all went “Wow?”. Yes, once again for the Fifth time in a row, that a bevy of young students, past {Alumni} and present, of St Aloysius P U College belonging to ‘CAUSE’- ‘Citizen Alliance to Uphold Service and Exchange’, who had taken an initiative to raise funds for a good cause, in order to help Paschim Rehabilitation Centre-Someshwar, and De-Mercede Orphanage-Deralakatte, had organized this event to raise funds, to spread smiles to the ones who deserve much more than they get.

We live in a world with overwhelming humanitarian needs, where millions and millions of people are in need of food, water and financial help. With so many needs, where do we even begin? Does helping just one person really matter? The answer is found in Matthew 25:40 where Jesus says, “Whatever you have done to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you have done it to me.” One really does matter. You can help the needy around you in practical, creative ways. And this is exactly what a bevy of these Aloysian energetic youngsters decided to help the less fortunate and the needy with love, through a fundraising event and it turned out to be a successful venture. Great job, guys!

“You may never know what results come of your action, But if you do nothing there will be no result. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems” had said Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa once said, “We cannot do great things on this Earth, Only small things with great love.”- and that’s exactly the members of CAUSE did in organizing this mega event “CAUSE 2018” to raise funds to support the needy centres. Being an ex-Aloysian myself, I feel proud of these young Aloysians who are doing a yeomen service towards the less-privileged society. Citizens of Mangaluru should encourage these youth by joining them and lending your support to CAUSE, who are trying hard to make a difference in the lives of the needy in the community.

Prior to the mega euphoric cultural event at Forum Fiza Mall, CAUSE also had a promotional event on 21 July at City Centre Mall-Mangaluru, where the students raised funds by selling homemade soaps, saplings, wall hangings, handmade bookmarks, chocolates etc., to be donated to the two needy centres. The chief guests for the Sunday event were Sandalwood actor Diganth Manchale, Actress-Pooja Devariya, and Actress Shreya Anchan of the upcoming Kannada movie “Katheyondu Shuruvagide”, along with Guests of honor Akshith Suvarna-President, Youth JD{S}, DK; Capt. Brijesh Chowta-General secretary, BJP, DK; Resident Director of Hotel Gold Finch-Mangaluru, Prasad Kumar Shetty; Entrepreneur Sanjay Kamath; Fr John Lang Bosco SJ -Finance Officer, St Aloysius PUC; and presided over by Fr Melwyn Mendonca Sj-Principal of St Aloysius PUC, Mangaluru.

Inaugurating the ‘CAUSE 2018’ actor Diganth said, “I feel blessed to be among you all to launch this fundraising event, which has been the hard work and efforts put in by young students of prestigious St Aloysius PUC. It’s always wise to raise funds for such kind of causes through your own efforts and unique ideas. Volunteering in serving the community and the needy is generally considered an altruistic activity and is intended to promote goodness or improve human quality of life. In return, this activity can produce a feeling of self-worth and respect. Volunteering may have positive benefits for the volunteer as well as for the person or community served. It is helping, assisting, or serving another person or persons without pay. All you young volunteers belonging to CAUSE group are doing a yeomen service in helping the community for a good cause. I will discuss with my movie director and other concerned people and will see that we also contribute to this great cause”. Actresses Pooja Devariya, and Shreya Anchan also spoke and wished the project all success.

College Principal Fr Melwin Mendonca SJ also speaking said, ” Even though actor Diganth didn’t get a seat at our college when he had applied, but I am happy that he has come and graced today’s event {on a lighter side of the vein, in laughs}. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Also ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these. I am really overwhelmed that these youth of CAUSE have come forward to help the less privileged and the needy, and also provide scholarships to nearly 25 poor students. I am sure that God will bless these boys and girls abundantly for their kind gesture and love towards the needy folks in the community. At St Aloysius PUC when they leave their college they become men and women for others. May God bless you all”. Following his speech, Fr Mendonca called all the dedicated members of the CAUSE group to come on to the stage, and accept a bouquet of flowers as appreciation for their hard work.

Capt Brijesh Chowta recalling his younger days at St Aloysius College as a student said, “There were not many facilities and encouragement from the management during those days, but with vast opportunities and facilities provided the college management at present, students should avail and make use of such opportunities/facilities and put into use for the right cause. These guys of CAUSE are awesome and are determined to make a difference in the society through their valuable and dedicated service. We all need to support and encourage them in their efforts, who are bound to put some smiles on the faces of the needy in the community.” Akshith Suvarna also spoke and complimenting the hard work put in by CAUSE members, assured that if any help is needed from JD {S} party, he will try to oblige them.

St Aloysius Institution has produced a couple of young CEO’s recently and adding one more feather to its cap, we have 17 years-old Zayd Nasir Sheikh, a student of St Aloysius First Year PUC, who is the CEO of AJRA Technologies. Ltd, which is not only about Online Cab Aggregation Services but also a platform for Businessmen in the City to Advertise. The launching of AJRA Cabs was done during the programme by all the dignitaries present, along with Zayd’s dad, Nasir Ahmed, who has been his inspiration and support. Speaking to Team Mangalorean on his initiative of starting his enterprise Zayd said, “The Idea of entrepreneurship all started when I was in my early teens. It has been a long three-year journey and today I stand in front of you as the CEO of AJRA Technologies.Ltd. This journey has really not been an easy one. Missing out Parties, Managing Studies. Minimal Social Life, Late night Work Hours and Never Ending Work Projects. Facing Rejection 22 Times from numerous investors I finally bagged one who helped me kick start This Project. Even though after all these problems and difficulties the strong urge in me to become an Entrepreneur always kept me going. But unfortunately, due to his busy schedule, this man Mr.Ilyas could not able to be here with us today.”

“The idea to start AJRA started 1 year 8 months ago. When the idea of providing not only my city but the entire country a commute system with affordable pricing and world-class services popped into my mind. It was then when I started sketching a plan along with my team of developers back in Ahmedabad. Taking my roots back to Saudi Arabia, AJRA means Rental. So why is AJRA Different? At Ajra We believe in keeping our customers happy. Our Team has developed an algorithm with an in-app advertisement module which benefits both the User and the Businessmen all over the country. With AJRA we show you Quality Advertisements according to your choice and in turn you earn AJRA miles to Travel the City. High time now! Putting an End to all The High Commission percentages, Surge pricing, Unwanted Extra expenses and getting unwanted tours of the whole city. I take the privilege of Launching in Front of You My Dream which is now a reality AJRA CABS !! Available now on PlayStore and the AppStore. Starting Services from 1 August. In a world Full of Crazy People we at AJRA would Like to Drive People Happy !!” added Zayd.

During the occasion, the Mangaluru Traffic Police Department also took part by demonstrating and bring awareness about Road Safety. A Traffic System model by the students of Sri Mahalingeshwara School-Surathkal was also displayed at the venue. A quiz pertaining to Traffic Rules and regulations was also held, and among other winners in the quiz, Yours Truly also won a prize answering the query right. Speaking on the occasion, DCP {Crime} Ms Uma Prashanth said, ” What we need is the full encouragement and support from the citizens to make the youth realize their responsibility in the society. I am glad to see that these young students have come forward to help the needy. In the same manner, they should also take traffic rules and regulations serious. Wear helmet always, no triple ride, no rash riding or driving, follow traffic laws, and in that way, they would save their lives and also of others.” DCP {Traffic} Manjunath Shetty and other Police Officers were also present.

The programme incorporated some real good entertainment which rocked the house with scintillating and breath-taking dance moves, and the atmosphere was transformed into a world of music with superb live performances by Band “Team Martians”, comprising of Anston Rodrigues on Violin {who gave a superb instrumental solo rendition on his violin}; Shrest Kadri on Drums; Jeeson Quadros on Keyboard; Riyan Soans on Guitar; Gautham Sooterpet on Tabla, along with guest appearance of Jackson Sebastian from Chennai on Bass guitar, and Sanjay Rodrigues, a alumni on Drums. The attraction of the evening was “Beat Boxing”, which mesmerized the audience with their unique act. To sum it up, the Euphoric Cultural Event simply rocked the house and enthralled the audience to the fullest. Great going, guys!

The comperes of the evening were Actor/Anchor Sahil Rai, Ishwar Shetty, Miss Sneha D’souza, Rahul Kamath; and the Road Safety presentation was compered by Priyanka Kalai and Preethesh Rai of St Aloysius MSW. was one of the sponsors for the event, and feels proud to support this and future projects undertaken by CAUSE by way of publicity, and also full coverage prior to the event and thereafter. In conclusion, sometimes a small initiative can make a big change in the society. These young PU students of St Aloysius College have taken a small initiative to do something better for the society. While commending and complimenting their efforts of these students in helping those who are in desperate need of help, it would be nice that with the support from the public, we all can make a difference in the lives of these suffering patients, and other destitute.

If you still want to contribute towards CAUSE and their mission you can contact by calling: 8904817900, 8970090057

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