Joseph Willy Hall & Computer Lab inaugurated at SAC

The inauguration of Fr Joseph Willy Hall & Computer Lab and the launching of the Virtual Tour of St Aloysius Institutions, Digital Garden and St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) Website were held on 6th August, 2021 at Maffie Block of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru.

Principal of St Aloysius College (SAC) Fr Dr Praveen Martis and renowned entrepreneur in cashew industry Mr Walter D’Souza inaugurated the Fr Joseph Willy Hall and Fr Joseph Willy Computer Laboratory respectively.
Rector of St Aloysius Institutions Fr Melvyn J Pinto blessed the hall and the computer lab which is named after the first rector and principal of St Aloysius College, Fr Joseph A Willy.

Fr Joseph Willy Computer Lab - a Rs 20 Lakh project funded by the Government MPLAD (Members of Parliament Local Area Development) with efforts put in by Senior Congress Leader Oscar Fernandes to get the Funds sanctioned.

Addressing the gathering, Walter D’Souza said, “I stand here as a proud Aloysian admiring the growth of my Alma mater, which has reached greater heights tremendously. The Institution has given lots to its students while pursuing their studies at this institution, and who are in various big positions throughout the world. When your Alma mater has done so much for you, it is always good to give back. When we give back to our colleges, that money goes towards research, scholarships, and new facilities, among other things. It helps increase the stature of the college, making it a better place.”

Rector Fr Melwin Pinto SJ said, “It’s nice to see that the alumni of this institution are giving back to their Alma mater. Alumni play a large role in determining the future and continued development of an institution. Your donations go a long way to support awards for deserving students. When your Alma mater continues to remains a popular and prestigious institution, the value of your degree increases as well. We have wonderful networking with the stakeholders who join hands together in the development of the college.”

Royal Praveen D’Souza, a faculty at St Aloysius College briefed about the three projects-the Virtual Tour of St Aloysius Institutions, Digital Garden and St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) Website, after which they were unveiled by the dignitaries on the dais. A team of 80 members headed by Royal Praveen DSouza played a vital role in these three projects.

President of St Aloysius College Alumni Association (SACAA) Steevan Pinto, Registrar of the College, Dr Alwyn D’Sa, Deans, Directors, Alumni members, teaching & non-teaching staff were present during the programme.

Fr Vincent Pinto welcomed the gathering, Fr Dr Praveen Martis rendered the vote of thanks and director of Maffei Block, Dr Loveena Lobo compered the programme.