Mangaluru, Nov 21, 2019: ‘National Integration Day’ was celebrated by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mangalore, Ministry of Youth affairs & sports, Government of India, in association with Father Muller Charitable Institutions and the Student Development Committee jointly organised program.
This was followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp, lit by the dignitaries on the dais, who included, the Chief Guest, Lt.Col.Gracian Sequeira, Director, Fmci, Rev Fr.Richard Coelho, District Youth Coordinator,NYK Mangalore, Mr Raghuveer Souterpete, Staff-Advisor-in-charge, Student Development Committee, Fmmc, Dr.Sanjay.J.Fernandes and the Student Head, Student Development Committee, Mr.Kevin Menezes.
Mr Raghuveer Souterpete, spoke about integrating youth and motivated youth to join their hand in nation building.
The presidential address was delivered by Rev.Fr.Richard Coelho, who stressed on the importance of coming together, despite religious, regional, linguistic and socio-economic diversities.
Chief Guest, Lt.Col.Gracian Sequeira, from the Karnataka Battalion, NCC, Mangalore, highlighted about his personal experiences at the battlefield, bloodshed all around and bullets whizzing past him, made us realise, how precious life is and that religion, caste, region, language bear no semblance, when one’s life is at stake. Hence, we must all rise as one, helping each other in times of need, even if strangers, maintaining the integrity of this nation.
In the program more than 300 students were part of the program.
It concluded with a sweet vote of thanks by Mr. Kevin Menezes, followed by the institutional anthem.
The programme was meticulously compered by Mr. Jeffrey.