Merit & Sports Scholarships Distribution Ceremony held at SAC
St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru, celebrated the achievements of more than 103 students in sports and academics by awarding them scholarships worth Rs 9.5 lacs on Wednesday, 4th October 2023.
The Award of Scholarships ceremony was held to recognise and reward the students with Vidwath Spoorthi (Merit Scholarships 2023-24) and Kreeda Spoorthi (Sports Scholarships 2023-24).
Dr Anand K, IAS, CEO of D.K. Zilla Panchayath was the Chief Guest. Addressing the students, he emphasised the importance of excelling in one's chosen area of interest and the need for hard work. He highlighted that knowledge, attitude, and skills are essential for success, and students should be prepared to face both successes and failures, as neither is final.
Fr Francis Xavier Gomes, Former principal of St Philomena College, Puttur, was the guest of honour. He encouraged students to tap into their potential and utilise their capabilities with willpower. He stressed the importance of having dreams and a winning attitude, along with administrative and organisational skills. He favoured achievers over toppers, as they contribute to the nation's progress.
Rector of St Aloysius Institutions, Fr Melwin J Pinto, lauded the scholarship recipients as role models and inspirations for others.
Finance officer Fr Vincent Pinto also attended the event to celebrate the students' achievements.
Dr Alwyn D'Sa, Registrar welcomed the gathering. Mr Arun M D' Souza, Director of Physical Education proposed the vote of thanks. The event was compered by Rohan Machado, III BA.