Sangaath Suvaalo held at St. Aloysius

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore 26, September 2009: The Konkani Association of St. Aloysius College organised the Inter-Collegiate Konkani Competition ‘Sangaath Suvaalo’ in the Auditorium of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) to commemorate the glorious occasion of stepping into the 15th year of its existence in the College.

The program began with invoking God’s blessing through a prayer song lead by the association members. Later, Mrs. Severine Pinto welcomed the gathering.

Mr. Edwin J. F. D’Souza, Executive Director, Konkani Institute was the Chief Guest. Mrs. Concepta Fernandes, A.I.R. Functional Supervisor was the Guest of Honour and Rev. Fr. Francis D’Álmeida presided over the inaugural function. A floral welcome was given to the guests present on the dais.

‘Sangaath Suvaalo’ was inaugurated by playing the traditional ‘Gummat’ by Mr. Edwin D’Souza followed by the public release of the New Association Logo by the guests.

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Samprathi ’09 concludes at St. Aloysius

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean
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Mangalore , September 25, 2009: The two-day National Seminar – Samprathi ’09 concluded here today with the valedictory function at 3:45 P.M. at the Eric Mathias Hall of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore. The program began with the theme song lead by the MSW students followed by the welcome address by Ms. Loveena Lobo, HOD – Dept. of MSW.

Ms. Giselle D Mehtha, Ex. IRS was the Chief Guest, Rev. Fr. Swebert D’Silva, Principal – St. Aloysius College presided over the function. Rev. Fr. Francis D’Almeida, Dean MSW was also present on the dias along with Ms Shwetha Rasquinha, Convenor and Prajwal Sebastian, Student Convenor. A floral welcome was given to the dignitaries.

Ms. Shilpa Cutinha, Faculty MSW presented the report of the two-day seminar. Later some participants expressed their views of Samprathi ’09, and the participation certificates were distributed.

“Today we have 40% of daliths, poor, refugees and other down trodden and marginalized people whose life is in great difficulty; are we ready to respond to their need being MSW students?” questioned Fr. Francis D’Almedia in the Dean’s Address. “The answer depends on us; A change is what we need” he added.

Speaking on Modern Life Style in the Chief Guests’Adress Ms. Giselle Mehtha said that “We can moderate the change rather than changing “.

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Couples for Christ celebrate Family Day

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore 20, September 2009: Couples for Christ (CFC), India celebrated the 6th Family Day today at Family Life Centre,  Shanthi Kiran, Bajjodi Mangalore.

The program started with the Praise Parade. It marks the start of the family day. One by one each delegation entered the conference venue. They then proceeded to the stage where they showcased their performance as per their given theme. As delegation entered the venue one after the other, there was no real time gap between the entries of the delegates and hence the parade was continuous. The Praise Parade was filled with exhilaration and happiness because that was the time when the Lord comes and takes His place in our midst.

Later the Praise and Worship was conducted by CFC members followed by Action Hymns lead by the YFC (Youth For Christ) Music Ministry followed by a screen presentation ‘4 aspects of YFC’ presented by Kenneth and Biron D’Souza.

“We have to change our lives, and not try to change others” said Mr. Savio Kenny, CFCI District Servant for the Diocese of Goa & Daman. He also said that we have to strengthen our relationships with others. “God has given us this message – Behold the Glory of God, let’s work on it” he added. The Cultural program from various chapters followed.

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Mangalore University Chess Team ’09 selections held in St. Aloysius College

By Roydon D’Souza -Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore Sept 17: The selection trials of chess were held in St. Aloysius College today, 16th September 2009 at 9:00 A.M. 36 players from various colleges participated. Best 6 participants will be selected. There were 5 rounds for every participant and the selected team will represent Mangalore University in Hosur, Bangalore.

The Physical Dept and Sports Association of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) under the guidance of the Mangalore University conducted the selection process.

Earlier the instructions were explained to the participants by the Convenor, Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Physical Director of St Aloysius College.

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Mangalore: Canara, Vivekananda Colleges emerge chess champions

  • Mangalore University Inter-Collegiate Chess Tournament – Valedictory function held at St. Aloysius

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean
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Mangalore, September 15, 2009: Canara College, Mangalore and Vivekananda College, Puttur have emerged as the champions in Men’s and Women’s sections respectively at the Mangalore University Inter Collegiate Chess Tournament held at St Aloysius College Mangalore.

The prizes were distributed to the winners during the valedictory function held today at 5:00 P.M at Arrupe Block of St Aloysius College. A total of 28 teams in Men’s category and 11 teams in Women’s category had participated in this two day event which was inaugurated on 14th September 2009.

The prize distribution was conducted by Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Convenor of the Mangalore University Inter- Collegiate Chess tournament.

Mr. Augustine Dias, Senior Physical Director of Milagres College, Kallianpur distributed the board prizes to the winners in women’s category. The winners were Dhavala Suri of St Aloysius College, Medini V.I. of Alvas College, Supritha of S. S.V.S. College Bantwal and Shree Shaila of Vivekananda College.

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M’lore University Inter-Collegiate Chess tournament opens at St. Aloysius College

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore, September 14, 2009: The Mangalore University Inter-Collegiate Chess Tournament was inaugurated at St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangalore. The 3 day event kick started today and will continue till 16th September. 28 teams in men’s category and 11 women teams are taking part in this event.

The Chief Guest, Mr Gerald Santhosh D’Souza, Asst. Physical Director Mangalore University, Guests of Honour Mr. Deric Pinto and Mr. Prasanna Rao, Administrators, Derik Chess School, Mangalore, The Convenor Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Physical Director St Aloysius College (Autonomous) and Ms. Jane Melissa Monise, Secretary Sports Association were present on the dais.

The program started with a prayer song lead by the college choir, followed by lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest, President, Guests of Honour and the Convenor along with the Sports Association Secretary. Mr. Donnet D’Souza, Convenor welcomed the gathering. A floral welcome was given to the guest present on the dais.

“Primary and High School students are excelling in Chess in the State and National level tournaments, but there is a shortage in number of College Chess players representing the State and Nationals. The reason is, that the students either discontinue because professional institutions fail to encourage these kinds of games” said Mr. Gerald Santhosh D’Souza the Chief Guest. “There is a need for more encouragement and a good platform for students to excel in Chess” he added.

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Mangalore: AICUF to hold State Convention

By Roydon D’Souza, Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore, September 13, 2009: The delegates, animators and AICUFers from various units from all around Karnataka gathered here in the High School Hall of St. Aloysius College premises for the Mid-Council of AICUF and later followed by the meeting and the lucky dip book release as an aid to the upcoming State Convention.

The Mid-Council and the meeting were held as a part of the preparations and planning of the State Convention that will be held in Loyola Auditorium of St. Aloysius Pre- University College on 28, 29 and 30th December 2009. Around 500 to 600 delegates are expected from all over Karnataka State.

The meeting started with a small prayer followed by the welcome speech by Milton Peres, Secretary AICUF-Karnataka. Later Fr. Francis D’Almeida S.J., State Advisor, AICUF – Karnataka gave the introduction of the program and then spoke on the thrust areas of AICUF. Women, Children, Tribals and Dalits are the Thrust areas of AICUF.

Later Prof. Manoj Lewis, State Animator AICUF – Karnataka briefed the plans and expressed his opinion on the need to form various committees. Later open discussions were held on how to coordinate various groups and plan meetings once in every 15 days.

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SAC students present a Musical evening

  • Musical Evening was broadcasted live on Sarang 107.8

By Roydon D’Souza  -Team Mangalorean

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Mangalore, September 23, 2009: The Music Association of St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) presented a Musical Evening ’09 today at 1:40 PM after the Sarang 107.8 Community Radio was launched by the Governor of Karnataka, His Excellency Dr. H.S. Bharadwaj.

St. Aloysius College has been organising this event from several years in the College to encourage young talents. The event began with a short introduction of the musicians and the singers followed by the first song Fiona by Jithesh. Carol Monteiro, Deepika Shenoy sang Mujhe Kaliz Mogar Podla and Itheli Nee respectively accompanied to the dance by Priyanka and Group.

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Pattern Advertising now in Mangalore

By Roydon D’Souza – Team Mangalorean
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Mangalore Sept 9: After being successful in the field of Large Digital Printing and Display Signs for advertising in Dubai and Sharjah, Pattern Advertising LLC has now started its operations in Mangalore as Pattern Advertising Co.

Pattern Advertising & Signs Co. has built their reputation as one of the Dubai’s leading suppliers of large & medium format digital printing services as well as in 3D sign making and state-of-art laser & router cutting technology for all kinds of acrylic and wooden work.

With such a comprehensive and diverge range of services their clients know that they can deliver their solution – whenever it is, whatever the size and however challenging the installation, this coupled with their unwavering commitment to quality, gives their customers unraveled peace of mind.

Pattern Advertising Co.’s premise was inaugurated by Mr. Henry D’Almeida (Father of Mr. Stephen D’Almeida, Director of Pattern Advertising Co.) by cutting the ribbon followed by prayer and lighting the lamp. Rev. Fr. Victor D’Mello, Parish Priest, Urwa Church blessed the new company premises. Shri. K.S. Balachandra Rao, DGM, Canara Bank was the Chief Guest of the inaugural program.

The machinery was blessed and inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Nelson, Infant Jesus Shrine and Rev. Fr. Victor D’Mello and it was operated and exhibited to the guests, which was followed by the formal program.

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Media Coverage – Press release of Sarang 107.8 FM

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