The Mechanical Engineering Department of St Joseph Engineering College – Vamanjoor, Mangaluru inaugurated the activities of its students’ association - TORQUE on Thursday, September 01st, 2016, at 10:30 am in the College Kalam Auditorium in Academic Block II. Mr Mayank Kulshreshta, Senior System Engineer, Infosys, Mangaluru was the Chief Guest of the programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, Principal - SJEC presided over the function. Rev Fr. Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the Guest of Honour. Dr Sudheer M, HOD of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Mr Swaraj Dominic Lewis and Mr Poornesh M, Coordinators of TORQUE, Mr Dinesh K, President & Mr Lester D’Almeida, Vice-President of TORQUE, were also present on the dais. Mr Loy Fernandes presented the annual report of TORQUE Activities for the year 2015-16.
Dr Sudheer M, welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Rev. Fr. Rohith D’Costa florally welcomed the Chief Guest. The students’ association was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp. Mr Lester D’Almeida welcomed the II year students to the function & gave an insight on various events conducted by the Mechanical Engineering Department under TORQUE association & urged them to volunteer & participate in them. Toppers & class representatives from all section of II year students were felicitated with gifts. The oath was administered to the association members and students by Mr Swaraj Dominic Lewis.
The Chief Guest for the day, Mr Mayank Kulshreshta, in his speech, motivated the students to try and study engineering with a different perspective and seek excellence in all the activities undertaken by them. He quoted that “Patience, purity, and perseverance are the secret of success in life” and asked everyone to strive towards achieving these fundamental qualities to overcome any obstacles in life. He urged the students to take up responsibilities to create a better environment in our society.
Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa addressed the gathering and asked the students to take active participation in the association activities and understand the prime importance of studies & related activities which will help them to excel in their career. He also congratulated SAE SJEC club on their achievement. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, president of the function delivered the Presidential address. In his speech, Dr Gonsalvis motivated the students to participate in various activities conducted in the College and urged them to take up initiatives to shape their ideas into realities. Dr Gonsalvis also appreciated the hard work done by the SAE SJEC club in the BAJA SAE competition.
Mr Dinesh proposed the vote of thanks.
This was followed by a Motivational talk by the Chief Guest.
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