TIARA 2018, the two-day annual National Level Technical Fest at SJEC was inaugurated on 21 February 2018 at 9:30 am in the Kalam Auditorium. Mr Ivan Fernandes, Promoter and Managing Director - Regent Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Dubai, and Mangalore Internet City Pvt. Ltd, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal – SJEC welcomed the gathering and introduced the Chief Guest. The Tech Fest was innovatively inaugurated by a series of electrical contraptions designed and installed by the students that remote lit the lamp and set the TIARA Logo spinning on display panel. The event also witnessed the inauguration of a Student Information Management System (SIMS) developed by SPANEOS – Bangalore. Mr Mahesh from SPANEOS provided a demonstration of the system.
Mr Ivan Fernandes in his address complimented the students for developing the innovative inaugural contraptions and mentioned that India, being a country of youngsters, its future depended on the achievements of present day youngsters. He called modern day India as a land of opportunities and spoke about how young entrepreneurs are elevating their life style with innovation and creativity. He spoke of how India could assume the role of a leader in technology. He highlighted few areas such as environmental solutions, sustainable energy, banking and finance, healthcare, artificial intelligence, and life sciences, that holds potential for disruptive growth and mass impact. Congratulating the students in showing interest to participate in the various technical events, he hoped that the fest would help them develop innovations for tomorrow. He asked the students to have big goals, plan well, and work without fear and with passion.
Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director – SJEC, presided over the ceremony and in his presidential address highlighted the need to use technology wisely and to use technology to bring about harmony and peace. Highlighting the colossal damage to life style by technology, he requested the students to keep an eye over the ill effects of technology.
Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Assistant Director – SJEC, Dr Rio D’Souza, Vice Principal – SJEC, along with the Conveners of the Fest, Mr Franco Menezes and Ms Reshma K.J., were present on the dais.
The two-day fest will witness the participation of students from across the region in a series of technical events displaying their technical skills and competencies.
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