SJEC celebrated “Go for Gold-2024”, its Annual Athletic Meet at the College. – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

SJEC celebrated “Go for Gold-2024”, its Annual Athletic Meet at the College.

March 6, 2024

Mangaluru: St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, celebrated “Go for Gold-2024,” its annual athletic meet at the college grounds on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 9:00 AM, organized by the Department of Physical Education and Sports & Wellness group.

The athletics coach, Mr. Bhakshith Salian, was the chief guest on the occasion and inaugurated the event by hoisting the flag. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC; Rev. Fr Kenneth R Crasta, Assistant Director; Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal; Dr Purshottham Chippar,Vice Principal; Dr Ramananda H S, Dean Student Welfare; Ms Florence Nishmitha, Chairperson of Sports & Wellness Group; Mr. Chitharanjan, Convener; Ms Priya Miranda, Co-Convenor; and Ms. Veneesha V Rodrigues, Physical Education Director, were present on this occasion.

A colorful and enthusiastic March Past by students was presented at the college grounds, after which the hoisting of the flag by the dignitaries took place. As a symbolic gesture, students who participated in national-level sports events were handed over the burning torch by the guest post, and the chief guest declared the meet open. Ms Florence Nishmitha introduced the chief guest and welcomed the gathering.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Bhakshith Salian urged students to choose sports for fitness purposes, as it will be very helpful from many perspectives. He highlighted the importance of sports in an individual’s career as well as the opportunities available in the sports field.

The inaugural was followed by a series of Athletic Events throughout the day that witnessed the active participation of both students and staff in huge numbers. An oath was administered by the captain of the college hockey team, Alva Shwetha Shivprasad. The formal program concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms. Priya Miranda. Mr. Joel D’Mello and Ms. Rachana Crasta compered the event.