Mangaluru: As youth are considered to be the building blocks of a nation, St Agnes College (Autonomous) has taken up the initiative of celebrating youth week from November 25 to 28. The programme aimed to empower youth, is an opportunity to bring out their unique talents and also inform them their responsibility towards nation building.
The youth week themed ‘Hamse Hi nayi Shiruvadh-Youth, A Ray of Hope’ was inaugurated on November 25.
Manoj Lewis, Assistant Professor, Government First Grade College, Kavoor was the resource person who shared his insights on utilising ones youth for a progressive and meaningful life and hence creating a positive impact in the society. “Youth is not a time of life. It is a state of life. One should celebrate their youth everyday and hence become a ray of hope to all,” he said.
Sr Dr M Jeswina A.C., Principal St Agnes College in her presidential address, spoke on how ones youth is measured. “Youth is not associated with age but the way one thinks. At any point of time, one should always have a youthful approach to life,” she advised.
Sr Dr Carmel Rita A C, College administrator , Sr Dr Venessa A. C., Vice Principal were also present for the inaugural.
After the formal inaugural, postgraduate students pursing Psychology spoke on the dangers and struggles faced by youth today. They highlighted that youth today are easily exposed to drugs, alcohol which can destroy their life. They also threw light on youth committing suicide, when they face challenges. They spoke on the importance of taking challenges and failures positively and hence using the hurdles in life as stepping stones towards success.
The daylong event took an exciting turn, when students were engaged in activities and games. With a cultural programme, they were given an opportunity to showcase their talents. The winners were awarded with prizes by Sr Dr Venessa A C Vice Principal.
Mrs Asha, Assistant Professor Department of English, was the host of the programme who matched the enthusiasm of the students with her energetic compeering. Ms Athena Aronha Assistant Professor Department of Psychology welcomed the audience. Ms Deekshitha Prashanth Assistant Professor Department Journalism and Mass Communication proposed the vote of thanks. Sr Roopa AC was the Convener of the programme.