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The Department of IT of AIMIT, St Aloysius College (Deemed to be University)held a one-day orientation programme for the I year batch of IT students on May 5.

The resource person was Fr Anush D’Cunha SJ. He started with the Icebreaker session where the students introduced themselves through a game. The students were divided into ten groups and a group leader was selected to represent the group. The first session started with an action song and a game, followed by an activity where students wrote a letter. He explained how students should take initiative, never to wait till the last minute, never to wait for someone to ask what you need and how one must make life joyful.

After the break, the resource gave different topics to each group and told them to come up with some ideas and enact those topics on stage.

The third session commenced post lunch. Students were taught an action song which motivated them for the upcoming session. The resource person talked about the legacies of St Aloysius College.He explained the importance of education for students in Jesuit institutions. He emphasised on the Motto of the college ‘Lucet et Ardet’ which means ‘Shine to Enkindle’. He said that the ultimate aim of education at St Aloysius is to prepare ‘men and women for and with others’.

Earlier, Director of AIMIT, Dr(Fr) Melwyn Pinto SJ, spoke on the importance of knowing each other.He explained the concept of ‘Ikigai’ which means ‘Purpose of life’. Further he explained the four areas of life in Ikigai which are what you love, what you’re good at, what the world needs, andwhat you can be paid for.He called upon students to make friends beyond one’s culture.

Sonal Kumar, MCA student, introduced the resource person Fr Anush D’Cunha SJ,Director of Loyola Jesuit Prenovitiate, Jail Road, Mangalore.

The orientation programme was coordinated by Mrs. Suchetha Vijayakumar and Mrs. Annapoorna Shetty, from the IT department. Dr Hemalatha N., dean of IT, was present.