Inauguration of Karavali Milana – 16th JAAI – South Zone Jesuit Alumni Congress at SAC
The inauguration of the 2-day Karavali Milana which is the 16th South Zone Jesuit Alumni Congress hosted by St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) was held on the 27th May, 2022 in the LF Rasquinha Hall of LCRI Block of the College. Alumni representatives from Jesuit Schools and Colleges from the Provinces of Karnataka, Madurai, Chennai, Andhra & Telangana and Kerala, in the age group of 25 to 75 attended the program.
Provincial of Karnataka Province Rev Fr Dionysius Vaz SJ was the Chief Guest. Mr. Chenthil Kumar, the National President of JAAI, Rev Fr. Swebert D’Silva the PCA of Karnataka and Mr. Krishna Reddy the South Zone president of JAAI were the guests of honour. Principal, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ, Dr Richard Gonsalves, Convenor of the Programme, Mr Stephen Pinto, President, SACAA, Mr Michael DSouza, Organising Secretary were present on the dais.
There was a book release marking the Ignatian Year ‘St Ignatius Loyola- Cannon Balled to Sainthood’ authored by Prof. Edmund Frank held during the programme.
Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz, Provincial, Karnataka Jesuit Province addressed the gathering by narrating the ideas and innovations of Jesuits brought out in the field of education and helping the society in various capacities in general. He also urged the Alumni to come forward and help the marginalized to attain education.
Rev. Fr Melwin Pinto, SJ, in his presidential remarks explained the need of education to the children of the poor and marginalized and urged the Alumni to keep up the motto of the College “Lucet at Ardet” by contributing to the alma mater.
Mr. Chenthil Kumar in his introductory remarks emphasized the need for networking with likeminded institutions and organisation for harnessing the potential for ideation, startup activities leading to innovations and patents. He asserted that Jesuit institutions need to reinvert themselves reading the signs of times to make the best use of the resources and talents.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Registrar of the College, compered the programme. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis, SJ welcomed the gathering. Rev. Fr Swebert DSilva, Province Co-ordinator, Karnataka Jesuit Province briefed about JAAI. Dr Richard Gonsalves, proposed the vote of thanks.