Mangalore: The inauguration of the National Level Fest Aloysian Fest 2019 held on February 7, 2019 in the college premises.
Renowned Cine Actress, Ms Esther Noronha inaugurated the programme by unlocking the Treasure Box, containing the logos of the seven events held during the Fest. Rector of St. Aloysius institutions, Rev.Fr. Dionysius Vaz, SJ presided over the programme. Principal, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ., Registrar Dr A M Narahari, Dr Narayan Bhat- Coordinator, Dr Ratan Tilak Mohunta - Assistant Cooordinator, Fr Melwyn Lobo SJ- Finance Officer, Directors of various blocks, Dr Alwyn D'sa, Fr Pradeep Anthony SJ, Dr Richard Gonsalves, John Edward D'silva and Relston Lobo, the President of Students' Council were present on the dais.
Actress Ester Noronha in her inaugural address, said, "It is indeed a privilege for me to be invited here as the Chief Guest, when there are so many eminent people out there. 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 talent s during this 3-day Fest".
This Aloysian Fest - 2019 comprises fests such as ART-BEAT from the faculty of Arts, ACME from the faculty of Commerce, COMPOSITE from the faculty of BCA, IMPRINTS from the faculty of Science, SPINOUT from the faculty of BBA. In addition to this, there are two more fests, ASTITVA, the Cultural Fest of all the faculties and ALOYSIAD, the Sports Fest. More than 700 students from 70 College are likely to participate in more than 90 events conducted by various faculties.
She said, "When I opened the treasure box, I felt like opening up our life treasure box, because we are treasures of ourselves, to our family, our community, to the nation and world. She suggested the student community to keep your interest alive.”
“Winning is not important, but your participation that counts. Along with academics, it is important to take part in the co-curricular activities also. This is an opportunity to explore your talents and art. Indulge yourself in various activities and keep yourself occupied", she added.
Principal Fr Praveen Martis SJ said “Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more human world. This Fest will give the students an ample opportunity to unleash their hidden talents. Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. Experts say that 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 showcase your talents and come out in flying colors.”
Rector Fr Dionysius Vas SJ in his presidential remarks said, "When you really want something, sometimes you have to swim a little deeper. You can’t give up just because things don't come easy. You have to overcome the obstacles. If you believe in yourself, you will always come through with flying colors. He advised the students to value friendship, love and faith. This Fest is the platform where you can showcase your talents.”
Actress Esther Noronha entertained the crowd with the foot-tapping hit Konkani song "Despacito".
The programme compered by Tanya Mathai, III B Com. Dr Narayana Bhat welcomed the gathering. The vote of thanks was proposed by Relston Lobo.