St Aloysius College organised ‘Prerana 2019’ Intercollegiate Hindi Fest
Mangaluru: The Hindi Sangha of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru organised an intercollegiate Hindi fest ‘Prerana 2019’ on 21st January 2019 in LCRI Hall. Dr. N.P. Narayana Shetty, Principal, Bhandarkars College, Kundapura inaugurated the programme. Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ, Principal, St. Aloysius College presided over the programme. Dr. Mukunda Prabhu, HOD Hindi Department, Mr Mehaboobali Nadaf, Convenor of the programme, Presidents of Hindi Sangha, Ms. Sandhya U Sirsikar and Ms. Roicy Rekha Braggs and Secretary Mr. Mohammed Munees were on the dais.
Dr N.P. Narayana Shetty enlightened the students with his words of wisdom. He appreciated the organizers for arranging such a wonderful programme. He explained the importance of Hindi as national language. He urged the students to learn more about Hindi Language as well as Hindi Literature. Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ in his presidential address shared his views on Hindi Language. He wished the student participants for the competitions and urged them to continue the spirit of learning more and more of the National Language.
At the end of the ceremony, “PRERANA 2019” magazine was unveiled by the guests. After the inaugural various competitions like Poetry Writing, Quiz, Rangoli, Musical.ly, Qawwali and Dance were conducted. Participation certificates were given to all the students who participated in the fest, winners of various events were felicitated with prizes. The overall trophy was bagged by Alva’s College Moodbidri and Runners Up trophy by University College, Mangaluru.
The valedictory ceremony commenced at 3.30pm. Mr Ambarish Kumar Singh, Corporation Bank, Mangaluru was the chief guest and rendered a heart-warming speech. Dr. Alwyn D’Sa, Director, Admin Block, St. Aloysius College) presided over the function. Mr. Ambarish Kumar Singh, and Dr. Alwyn D’Sa delivered the presidential address.
Ms. Sandhya U Sirsikar and Mr. M.A. Nadaf welcomed the gathering. Dr. Mukunda Prabhu introduced the Guests. Tinku Kunwar proposed the vote of thanks. The hard work and dedication put in by the lecturers, students of the Hindi department and the Hindi Sangha to organise the “PRERANA-2019” turned out to be a successful and a well organised effort.
“PRERANA” means INSPIRATION; 20 years ago, the department of Hindi in association with Hindi Sangha started organizing an inter-collegiate Hindi fest “PRERANA” to inspire and bring together the students of different colleges and to give them an opportunity to showcase their hidden talents. The event has inspired many students and even the coordinators of the fest to organize this event more innovatively each year. The theme for “PRERANA 2019” was “EK KADAM APNI PEHCHAAN KI OOR” which would help students to take a step further in shaping their personality.