St Aloysius B. Ed College observes Gandhi Jayanti
Mangaluru: St Aloysius Institute of Education, a leading college of teacher education of the city observed the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi via the YouTube platform. In this connection the college had organized a talk on the topic ‘Awaken to Life’. Roland Rapose, Founder of Roland’s Academy of Body, Mind and Spirit and NLP–Master Practitioner, Mumbai was the resource person. He said, “Habits of mind, such as attention, curiosity, and presence, are essential to evolve into a better human being. The ability to be fully present in the moment is called mindfulness. It decreases stress and sadness and increases the levels of happiness as it helps the person truly experience the current moment and integrate it with the process of life. If we are mindful, we can recognize our thoughts; experience our life and the world directly through our five senses. He urged the participants to utilize mindfulness techniques in day-to-day life and in our classrooms.
Laveena Nightingale Kunder (President-Students’ Council), highlighting the significance of the day she said, “Gandhi’s life and thought had an enormous impact on the Indian nation, and he continues to be widely revered as Mahatma, the Great Soul. It was only fitting that the title ‘Father of the Nation’ was conferred upon our great Indian leader as his vision for India was not only freedom from the British but it was also freedom from its own internal conflicts, social issues and taboos. She concluded by citing the different causes and issues that he voiced against and that his acts inspired many movements for civil rights and freedom all across the world.
Elizabeth Sebastian invoked God’s blessings. Dr Farita Viegas, Principal-SAIE rendered the welcome address. Celia Gonsalves introduced the speaker. Shwetha delivered the vote of thanks. Sr Lumet D’Souza RJM anchored the webinar.
Report by Jerome D’Souza, Faculty of the College