The chief guest of the day was Sr Clara Menezes UFS, Provincial Superior, Mangalore Ursuline Province. In her address, she called upon the students to be educated, courageous and organised. “It is important that we spread hope around. Being in the hostel helps you to spread this hope among your friends. Your education must help you to be organised and courageous in life,” Sr Clara said.
President of the programme, Fr Melwin Joseph Pinto, Rector, St Aloysius Institutions, congratulated the students for their creative programmes. “Preparing these items, I am sure, you were able to forget your differences and come together. Instead of whiling away time, you spent it creatively and meaningfully. Hostel life teaches you to adjust and cooperate with one another. It is these memories that you carry with you always,” he said.
Students put up a creative cultural programme starting with a prayer dance. They also brought about different cultural renditions in their dances such as Konkani, Malayalam, Goan, Western and Bollywood. They further put together a medley of songs in their musical presentation.
Raghavendra and Krishnendu compered the programme. The hostel council led by Chris Fernandes took an active part in organising the event. The cultural secretaries Flami D’Costa and Thejaswini D helped in coordinating the cultural programmes.
After the programme, a sumptuous meal was prepared by the AIMIT food court management. This was followed by a dancing session to the tunes of DJ Raj.