Mangaluru, Mar 26, 2018 : St Aloysius College Alumni Association, Mangaluru, confers Eminent Aloysian Alumni Awards on five achievers and alumni of the college. The award function was held at Fr L R Rasquinha Hall, LRCI Block at St Aloysius College on March 25, Sunday.
The five awardees are Karnataka Bank Non-Executive Chairman P Jayaram Bhat, Diya Systems CEO Dr V Ravichandran, Pilikula Regional Science Centre Director Dr K V Rao, Chief Traffic Warden Joseph Gonsalves and entrepreneur Jeevan Saldanha.
P Jayaram Bhat obtained his MSc degree from University of Mysore. He was the MD of Karnataka Bank earlier and is now its non-executive chairman. Dr V Ravichandran is a Fulbright scholar and a PhD holder. He is also the founder CEO of Diya Systems. Dr K V Rao has a teaching experience of three decades at St Aloysius College. Currently, he is the director of Pilikula Regional Science Centre.
Joseph Gonsalves (Joe Gonsalves), a nonagenarian who is now working as the chief traffic warden of Mangaluru, has working experience with various companies across the globe. Jeevan Saldanha is a sports enthusiast and an entrepreneur. He is the former president of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Principal of St Aloysius College Fr Praveen Martis said, "The institutions feels proud that its alumni have become successful in their respective careers while some have excelled becoming role models to others. Congratulated the awardees and Thanked one and all present on the occasion."
The Eminent Aloysian Alumni Award was started in 2008 by the then principal and later rector Fr. Denzil Lobo. As many as 34 alumni have so far been conferred with the award. They include N. Vinay Hegde of Nitte Educational Institutions, former Lokayukta N. Santosh Hegde, Devi Prasad Shetty of Narayana Hrudayalaya, Yenepoya Abdulla Kunhi of Yenepoya Educational Institutions, and banker K.V. Kamath.The selection wass done by a panel of five juries from among alumni and staff members who have served at least two decades.
President of Aloysius alumni association Archibald Menezes welcome the gathering. Vice-president of Aloysius alumni association rendered vote of thanks. President of Aloysius alumni association Archibald Menezes, Patron of St Aloysius alumni association Dr Dionysius Vaz and others were present.