Captivating Melodies: Musical Day 2023 at St. Aloysius PU College – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

Captivating Melodies: Musical Day 2023 at St. Aloysius PU College

November 2, 2023

Mangaluru: Where words fail, music speaks, and the true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a meaningful message, and the musicians are messengers who heal the soul. An exuberant musical saga, Musical Day 2023, was celebrated at St Aloysius PU with the bands and singers grooving to the latest numbers.

Music, they say, is the universal language of humankind, and every student had a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talents on this special occasion. The program began with the escorting of the dignitaries to the dais by the staff coordinators, Ms. Smitha Periera and Ms. Desma Menezes. The Chief Guest, Ms. Ester Valeria Noronha, was accompanied by the President and Rector, Father Melwin Pinto SJ, Principal, Rev. Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, Finance Officer, Rev. Fr Pradeep Sequeira SJ, and the Campus Minister, Rev. Fr Antony Derrick SJ. The Vice Principals, Mr. Muralikrishna GM and Ms. Vilma Fernandes, along with the Deans Dr. Pradeep M. and Ms. Kiran Shetty, and the student convenors, Hans Malcolm D’Souza and Preemal Keerthi Noronha, graced the occasion with their esteemed presence.

The Principal, Rev. Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, extended a warm welcome to the Chief Guest and the audience. He acknowledged the students’ outstanding accomplishments in various fields and emphasized that the campus had provided them with a platform to grow. He commended the student community for their dedicated efforts in making Musical Day a resounding success.

The Chief Guest, Ms. Ester Valeria Noronha, an actress and singer and an alumnus of SAPUC. She has acted in Telugu, Kannada, and Konkani films and is the recipient of several prestigious awards. She spoke on the therapeutic power of music and shared her personal experiences and passion for both music and life itself. She motivated the audience, emphasizing that there are no limits to what one can achieve in their pursuit of talent and success, encouraging them to explore numerous roles on their journey.

The President and Rector, Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, underscored the significance of music in everyone’s lives, highlighting that music is understood differently in moments of joy and reflection. He stated that when one is in a happy mood, we understand the music, but when we are in a pensive mood, we understand the lyrics. The audience was then treated to a captivating performance by Ms. Ester Valeria Noronha, who graced the stage with her renditions of ‘Memories’ and ‘Despacito,’ accompanied by the College Band.

The unfurling of the ribbons on a gigantic violin to the sound of music set the tone for the inauguration of the Musical Day celebration. The day continued with incredible performances by talented Aloysian bands, mesmerizing dance acts, and a mass Baila dance. These performances served as a testament to the healing power of music, uniting hearts and souls and bringing everyone together in harmony.