State Level Intercollegiate Economics Fest ‘Econovanza 2018’ held at St Aloysius College

The inaugural function of the one-day State Level Intercollegiate Economics Fest ‘Econovanza 2018’ organized by the Department of Economics was held on 7 August 2018 in Eric Mathias Hall. Sri Hanumantharaya IPS, DCP of Mangaluru City was the Chief Guest. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal of the College presided over the programme. The valedictory function was held at 3:30 pm. Rev Fr. Melwyn Mendonca SJ, Principal, St Aloysius Pre-University College was the Chief Guest. Cine Artiste, Mr Arjun Kapikad was the Guest of Honour.

Chief Guest, DCP Hanumantharaya said that St Aloysius College is only college having best students from all over India. He applauded the college for taking good initiative and advised the students to do well. Being an Agricultural Economics student, he said that Economics is very essential to the people. As a police officer, he can see the happenings in the society. He motivated the students to think about their career. Basic education is necessary but today’s competitive world, students should go beyond that, he added. Sustainability is the most important thing and youth should be actively involved in environmental activities. He urged the students to save mother earth. Besides this, he also said that Economics is the strength of the nation. Economics is the study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different people. He urged the students not to be the victims of drugs and avoid involving in useless activities. He suggested the students to read books rather than wasting time on mobiles and join activities like NCC & NSS and do good to the society.

Principal, Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, in his presidential remarks, said that students should develop justice-oriented life. He advised the students to think differently and do things differently so as to build a fair society. He wished all the students to do well and make the best use of this fest.

Dr Norbert Lobo, the Convenor of the Fest, Assistant Co-ordinators, Alwyn Misquith and Reji John, student co-ordinator, Sohan Alva and secretary, Judith Koutsu were present on the dais. Registrar, Dr A.M. Narahari, Finance Officer, Fr. Pradeep Sequeira SJ were also present.

Mr Alwyn Misquith welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest. Karuna Lobo compered the programme Judith Koutsu proposed the vote of thanks.