Mangaluru: ‘Pre-Unique 2019’, a two-day fest of intellect and culture celebrating uniqueness and unity, was inaugurated on November 8 in the Pretorium of St Aloysius PU College. Students from about 40 different institutions participated in the college fest.
The mega event was inaugurated by the chief guests Advithi Shetty and Ashvithi Shetty, former SAPUC students and Sandalwood actresses, by spinning the Wheel of Colour, which represents the colors of life.
Adhvithi Shetty and Ashvithi Shetty reminisced their time in SAPUC. They said that it is every student’s responsibility to identify his/her uniqueness. They motivated the students to follow their passion and work towards realizing their dreams. They also urged the students to strike a balance between academics and extracurricular activities. They stressed that the College events are a platform to discover their potential.
In his presidential address, Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis S J, principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru quoted Dr. Abdul Kalam on the importance of dreams, thoughts and actions and their interconnectedness. Dr. Martis also epitomized the ethos and three C’s (Competence, Creativity and Commitment) of Jesuit Education.
Rev. Fr Clifford Sequeira SJ, principal of SAPUC appreciated the efforts of the students and the staff for meticulously organizing the event. He said that St Aloysius PU College has always provided equal opportunity for academic excellence and artistic creativity. Pre-Unique gives ample opportunities for the students to interact with the participants of other institutions, thus helping them learn and grow, he opined.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by a medley of diverse events and competitions. This year, the special attraction of the fest is the introduction of ‘NIRMAAN’ – a Science model making competition cum exhibition and ‘Carnival’ with an array of games and food stalls.
Asha D’Souza, Co-Convener of Pre-Unique welcomed the gathering and student convener Simona Fernandes proposed a vote of thanks. Simran Vasant compered the inaugural ceremony.
Finance officer, Rev. Fr Vinod Paul SJ, vice-principals Muralikrishna GM and Charlotte D’Souza and staff convener Denzil Machado were also present.
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