Mangaluru: The tenth annual sports meet of St Aloysius B Ed College was conducted at the Mangala Stadium. Anand Soans (Secretary, Masters’ Athletic Association, Dakshina Kannada), Mangalore was the chief guest.
The athletic meet began with the splendid march-past led by the four sports groups, namely-Shivaji, Nethaji, Nehru and Bhagath to the beat of the band. Johnson Sequeira, sports secretary, received the college flag from the principal Dr Mrs Farita Viegas. She then handed it over to the four flag bearers Minora Peris (president-students council), Clifford (vice-president, students’ council), Roshni (cultural secretary) and Heena (secretary, first year B. Ed students) to begin the march-past. The chief guest received salute from each group during the March-past.
The chief guest inaugurated the meet by hoisting the college flag. The chief guest, in his address invited the athletes to inculcate a sports spirit and practice it in everyday life. He also stressed on not to give up hope when life meets with failure.
Fr Dr Leo D’Souza SJ (Director, Laboratory of Applied Biology, St Aloysius College Autonomous) presided over the function. He highlighted the significance given to physical education and sports in Jesuit Educational Institutions for the all-round development of students’ personality. One can think of a healthy mind only in a healthy body. Both physical and mental well-being are the prerequisites of great achievements in man’s life, he added.
The chief guest acknowledged the winners of carom, chess, badminton, volleyball throw-ball and various other track events by awarding certificates and medals during this occasion.
Dr Mrs Farita Viegas, principal, delivered the welcome address. Jerome D’Souza, lecturer, announced the winners list. Mrs Joshna B, sports convener, introduced the chief guest and delivered the vote of thanks. Poustena (student trainee), compered the programme. The inaugural programme ended with the display of an impressive mass PT exercise. Track and field events were conducted. Tug of war was an attractive event in the meet.