Mangaluru: Pre – Unique 2018 ‘ Rise as one’, an Intellectual and Cultural fest, a stage set to display the vibrant talents of different Pre–University and High School students, was formally inaugurated in the College Pretorium, on Friday, November 9.
Around 35 PU Colleges and 20 High Schools participated in this event.
Staff Convener Pramila Patrao welcomed the gathering. An amalgamation of different talents on stage highlighted the uniqueness of the grand welcome organized.
The Chief Guests of the programme was Actor, Director and Theatre Artiste Devadas Kapikad and Fitness Trainer, National level athlete and alumnus of St Aloysius P U College Varsha Rohith, National declared Pre Unique 2018 open by releasing the balloons.
Director of AIMIT, Rev. Fr Denzil Lobo SJ presided over the programme.
The Principal Rev. Fr Melwin Mendonca SJ, the Finance officer Rev. Fr John Lang Bosco S J, Vice Principal Charlotte D’Souza, and the Pre Unique staff and student conveners, were also present.
In his Chief Guest address, Devdas Kapikad appreciated the college, its unique talents, and discipline. He said that one could expect such perfection only from St Aloysius PU College. He appreciated the teachers and quoted Purandaradasa to reminisce his own teachers who brought out his hidden talent. He concluded his address with a melodious song and enthralled the crowd gathered.
This was followed by a theme song by Divya Fernandes.
The Principal Rev. Fr Melwin Mendonca SJ in his speech highlighted the theme ‘Rise as One’ and urged the students to set new challenges, help one another especially the downtrodden, to remain united and eliminate all evils and build a strong country.
Former Rector and Present Director of AIMIT, Rev. Fr Denzil Lobo SJ, in his presidential address said that the world is incurring tremendous changes and the students should prepare themselves to face the challenges ahead and said that if they want to fly with eagles, they should not swim with the ducks.
Anoma Lobo compeered the programme and Althaf Mohammed and Suman Sunil proposed the vote of thanks.
Finance officer Rev. Fr John Long Bosco SJ, Vice Principal of Commerce and Arts, Charlotte D’ Souza, the Staff Conveners Pramila Patrao, Joseph Prem Saldanha, Aleen Crasta and the Students conveners Elanor, Adrian and Kian, were also present.
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