St. Joseph Engineering College hosts a magnificent inaugural ceremony for Cultural Confluence Milan 2023 – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

St. Joseph Engineering College hosts a magnificent inaugural ceremony for Cultural Confluence Milan 2023

December 12, 2023

Mangaluru: St Joseph Engineering College (SJEC), Mangaluru, hosted Milan 2023, a celebration of cultural diversity on campus, with great fervour on December 9, 2023. The inhabitants of the college campus were welcomed with colorful artwork designed by the student contingent at the entrance and around the campus of the college.

The Management, faculty, staff and students of SJEC gathered at 9:15 AM for a grand inauguration where the Milan 2023 logo reveal took place, followed by a welcome address by Dr. Rio D’Souza, Principal and later the students began the excitement with the Flash Mob, which was followed by Kodagu Valaga and fun games for staff and students. The Chende performance further grabbed the attention of the crowd at the venue, with students dancing to the beats of the Chende and expressing their interest in the celebration.

Dr Rio Dsouza explained the real essence of the cultural confluence in Milan 2023, the significance of diversity, love, and compassion being the common thread that binds different communities together, and the human qualities that bring us together so that diversity becomes the element to combine the unique strengths of individuals to bring everyone together on a single platform and celebrate this wonderful occasion. The colourful dresses celebrating the ethnic diversity of the SJEC campus, music, and dances all added up to the wonderful and energetic performances of the students. The talent of SJEC students was on display and the event symbolized the rich cultural heritage and traditions.

This was followed by a variety of events that included Pattabhishek, Ethnopath, Rangatarang, Chitralekh, Kalakrithi, Reel-in-Milan, Dawat-E-Milan and Satrang scheduled for the entire day, and Shobhayaatra, Pili Gobbu, Cultural Gala, Chende Melam and DJ in the evening.

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director; Rev. Fr Kenneth Ryner Crasta, Assistant Director, Dr Puroshothama Chippar, Vice Principal; and Mr Rakesh Lobo, HR Manager, graced the occasion. The event was coordinated by Dr Sushanth H. Gowda, the faculty convenor along with the rest of the members of the organizing team. Mr Shawn and Ms Shwetha Kunte compered the inaugural program, Mr Aveen Vas and Ms Sweedal Pinto conducted the fun games after the inaugural function, giving a wonderful start to the day.