The Mechanical Engineering Department inaugurated the activities of its Students’ Association TORQUE for the academic year 2017-18 on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 10:15 AM in Kalam Auditorium. Dr Savitha Pereira, Professor, MBA Department at SDM College of Business Management - Mangaluru was the Chief Guest of the programme. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC presided over the function. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director - SJEC and Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director - SJEC was the Guests of Honour. Dr Sudheer M, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Mr Pavana Kumara B, Faculty Coordinator and Mr Poornesh M, Faculty Co-Coordinator of TORQUE, Mr Rajath Rao, President & Mr Allen Clinton, Vice-President of TORQUE, were present on the dais. Firstly, a brief presentation of the activities of Torque 2016-17 was presented.
Dr Sudheer M welcomed the gathering & introduced the Chief Guest. Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza florally welcomed the Chief Guest. Activities of TORQUE for 2017-18 was inaugurated by lighting of the lamp. Mr Allen Clinton, Vice-President of TORQUE, welcomed the second-year students to the function & gave an insight on various events conducted by the association & urged them to volunteer & participate in them. Toppers & class representatives from all sections of second year students were welcomed with gifts. The oath was administered to the association members and students by the Faculty Coordinator Mr Pavana Kumara B.
The Chief Guest for the day, Dr Savitha Pereira, in her speech, congratulated the students for being lucky to be a part of a good college which is having all necessary infrastructure and motivated students to make best use of it and study Engineering with a different viewpoint. She said that to make one’s life successful he need to have a goal. “A life without a goal is like a ship without a compass”, she quoted. She said that no matter how one had been in the last term, but what matters most today is how well one will utilize his/her capabilities and the facilities provided in the school in this term. She also added that specific goals in life enables us to move forward with determination, and this determination persuades us to strive hard. She advised the students to take up responsibilities to create a better environment in our society.
Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza addressed the gathering and advised students to take active participation in the association activities. He also said that as the name Torque means a force to keep moving, students should move forward in life to achieve greater heights. Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa addressed the gathering & 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 advised students to look into the problems existing in the society and suggest technical solutions to those which is the prime responsibility of a Engineer. Dr Joseph Gonsalves, President of the function delivered the Presidential address. He motivated the students to participate in various activities conducted in the college and urged them to take up initiative to shape their ideas into realities.
Mr Rajath Rao, President - TORQUE proposed the vote of thanks. This was followed by a Motivational talk by the Chief Guest on Time management, Stress Management and Relationship Management. Post Lunch a series of events were held for the members of the Association.
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