ST ALOYSIUS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE,
Inauguration of the academic year 2018-19
Date: 23rd August, 2018
The academic year 2018-19 was inaugurated by lighting the lamp by the Chief Guest Mr Deepak Dsouza Attavar- a social worker; Rev Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ- Rector of St Aloysius Institutions; Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ- Director of the institution; Mr Vincent Mendonsa-Principal; a parent and a student. The programme began with a prayer dance. Mr Santhosh- a student from Electronics Mechanic trade welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering on behalf of the institution. Speaking to the audience, the Chief Guest Mr Deepak Attavar said, “Workforce in industries is the backbone of an economy and the ITI graduates make up this workforce. If some machine or an equipment fails, a skilled person is required to set it right. So, everyone in the society depends on a technically skilled person and ITI is the place which creates skilled people. That is why there are ample of employment or entrepreneurial opportunities for ITI graduates. They are the ones who put life into any machine or equipment. Mr Umesh J.A- Junior training Officer of Electronics Mechanic Department was felicitated upon completing 25 years of fruitful service in the institution. Course Completion Certificates were distributed to the students of a special course conducted in collaboration with TATA Motors. Rev Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ in his Presidential address congratulated the students for securing admission in the institution and said, “This institution does not focus only on mental development, but also emotional and spiritual growth is facilitated. Among all the qualities we try to inculcate in students, humanity comes first. Our education is value based and we form our students to be the men and women for others.” He also urged people to cut down their personal celebrations like birthdays and donate for the people affected by floods in Kerala and Kodagu. Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ, the Director of the institution said, “ We wanted to celebrate Rector’s birthday today in our institution, but he declined because he felt when our fellow beings are suffering from floods in Kerala and Kodagu, the celebration is not justified. Our staff members too have come forward to help these people by donating their one day salary. Thus they have set an example for everyone, especially the students.” Mr Alwyn Menezes- Vice Principal, Mr Roshan Dsouza- Training Officer and Mr Raghavendra- convener of the programme were present on the dais. Students presented a cultural programme. Mr Shreyas, a student of MMV trade proposed vote of thanks. Mr Gyaral Lobo, a student of MMV trade compered the programme.The programme was concluded by National Anthem.