With the academic year coming to an end, and the seniors getting ready to take a step into a crucial part of their life, the junior hostellers, of AIMIT, lifted the spirits of 2021 batch by organising a farewell programme on July 27, 2021.
The hosts for the evening were Raghavendra Naik and Krishnendu Nambair. The event began with a welcome speech by Khushi Agarwal.
In his address, Director Dr (Fr) Melwyn Pinto highlighted how hostel life can be an opportunity for students. “Hostel life teaches you to be independent and responsible. It teaches you to use your freedom with responsibility. Once you are out of the college, you must manage your life on your own and hostel life puts a foundation for the same,” he said.
He also urged the students to enjoy each moment of life. “We all must have a goal and destination for our life. However, life is not just about destination. There is also the journey. We must make our journey itself as the destination making the most of each moment,” he added.
Yamini J and team performed a dance and Chaithra Krishna rendered a medley of songs.
After a small refreshment break, the programme continued with a speech by Sr Lissy Ann, the hostel warden. She called upon the outgoing students to always cherish their moments in the hostel and do well in life. Sourav Naik, a junior hosteller, raised toast for the seniors and thanked them for their support and inspiration.
Final year students, Fr Sony Xavier and Riya Jacob recalled their life in the hostel. They said that it was home away from home and it taught them many things for their life. They thanked the juniors for arranging the farewell programme which was a surprise for them.
Later, the seniors were taken on a walk down memory lane of their hostel days through a PPT presentation made by Brian Mello.
Vaishnavi Hosur and Ganesh Kaushal performed a duet dance to the thundering applause of the audience. The next part of the evening consisted of fun games which were organised by Brian Mello and Chris Fernandes. Nihal Murali, a junior fellow mate, steeked the farewell with a long awaited ‘DJ night’ to which seniors and juniors danced with zest to the rhythm of back to back songs. The farewell was a successful and memorable event which left everyone with broad smiles and irrepressible joy.