The Orientation programme for the new entrants and their parents was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in the St Aloysius College Auditorium.
The programme began with the student choir leading the audience into prayer. The dignitaries on the dais were joined by two representatives from among the parents and students in the symbolic lighting of the lamp to mark the beginning of the new academic year 2019-20. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) and Administrator of St Aloysius Evening College in his presidential remarks emphasised the chief tenets of Jesuit education namely Competence, Commitment, Compassion and Conscience. He upheld two role models to the young students – St Aloysius Gonzaga, the patron saint of the College and Abdul Kalam, the former president of India. Principal, Dr Manohar V. Serrao, who welcomed the gathering also gave a bird’s-eye view of education at SAEC and introduced the faculty, while Vice Principal, Dr Ravi Shetty, briefed the audience on the importance of discipline and regularity in College life. Dr V. B. Hans familiarised the audience with the Extra Curricular/Co-Curricular activities which would be conducted through the various Associations while Dr Donald Lobo briefed the students of the various certificate courses available during the evenings. Mrs Shakila Hegde, Coordinator, Parents-Teachers Association, proposed the vote of thanks. Dr Mahalinga Bhat, officiated as the Master of Ceremonies. Around 100 students and parents were present in the audience.