ST ALOYSIUS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE, MANGALORE-575003
World Environment Day celebration at St Aloysius ITI
World environment Day was celebrated in the institution on 6th June, 2018. The Chief Guest of the programme was Mr Venkatesh- Deputy Range Forest officer. The programme began with a prayer song. The students welcomed the dignitaries with a welcome dance. Gyaral Milton Lobo, a student of MMV trade extended a cordial welcome to every one on behalf of the institution. The inauguration of the programme was done by planting a sapling in the pot by the Chief Guest. Inaugurating the programme, the Chief Guest Mr Venkatesh said, “We are experience changing pattern in climate. Untimely and lesser rain fall, very hot weather, scarcity of clean air, etc are the results of deforestation. Theme of this year’s environment day celebration is ‘ beat plastic pollution’. Plastic is necessary, but we need to limit the use of plastic.” Rev Fr Ravi Santhosh Kamath SJ was felicitated on the occasion of completion of his 60 years in Jesuit order. Addressing the gathering he said, “I am not a professional environmentalist, but I protect nature. I love nature. I was born in a place where the surrounding was a dense forest. Early morning I get up and bow to the trees. We should consider forests as temples. It is a grace of God to us.” During his speech he showed a glimpse of his mult-lingual ability and left the audience spell bound. A well known environmentalist Mr Krishnappa was also felicitated during the programme. Saplings were distributed to the dignitaries by Mr Romius Dsouza, convener of the programme. The chief Guest in turn distributed the saplings to the student council members. All students in the leadership of student council President Mr Thilak took a pledge to nurture and preserve nature. Slogans in support of nature echoed in the auditorium. In his presidential address, Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ- Director of the institution said, “Today we felicitated two nature lovers who worship nature. Nothing can change if the slogans remain just the words. We need to turn them into actions. Due to the initiative of Salumara Thimmakka, today people in some parts of Bangalore are getting clean air. Plants and trees never live for themselves. They give us clean air, fruits, shade, etc. We should learn from these trees to lead a selfless life and serve others”. Mr Vincent Mendonsa- Principal and Mr Roshan Dsouza- Vice principal were also present during the celebration. Students presented a cultural programme. The programme was concluded with the National Anthem.