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“Today’s 6 stars are tomorrow’s leaders” – Father Praveen Martis Sj at Rotary’s “Young Talent Day”

By on May 11, 2022 0

“Today’s 6 Stars are India’s Tomorrow/Future Leaders” – Chief Guest, Reverend Dr Praveen Martis Sj (Principal of St Aloysius College, Mangaluru) at Rotary Mangalore North “Young Achievers Day” after presenting the “Young Achievers Awards” on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Mangaluru: The Young Achievers Awards are launched annually by Rotary Mangalore North to recognize a group of young people for their service and commendable work in sports, arts, dance, music, studies, etc. Rotary North congratulates these young people for their excellence in various fields. fields throughout the district, including Mangaluru. This year, six winners have been selected, some of whom are already famous, some are training hard to make India proud and still others are trying their best to make Mangaluru and India proud of their achievements.

These six young leaders of tomorrow have overcome all odds to excel in their chosen field, be it academics or sports, fine arts, dance or music. The success after their struggles is inspiring and it is reassuring that the future of young India is in safe and capable hands. Each of the journeys of these six young performers is unique and many factors contribute to their success. Yet Rotarians very carefully identified another generation of future leaders/achievers, made a point of exploring what the winners had in common before finalizing the six winners – and these six young guns represent the changing face of India. They are the leaders of a generation marked by enthusiasm and dynamism. Their influence is undeniable today and it is everywhere in various fields of arts, sciences, sports, etc., identifying the best and the brightest who represent the changing face of India.

What differentiates these Young Achievers from their peers is the impact they have and their ability to be agents of change. They don’t read our old scripts: of an old country moving at an aging pace, of a transformation that has taken place over decades, not days. They respond to a new set of fundamentals: that dynamism has no handicaps and that driving knows no obstacles. Their ambition is made of more severe things. They come from diverse backgrounds, some at the start of their career, others immersed in its exhausting challenges. They exert their influence in many ways, through athletic talent, scientific genius and artistic creativity. But each of them has already left an indelible impression and was a new type of craftsman in his profession. They are the leaders of Indian millennials.

“Youth,” Confucius once said, “should be treated with respect. How do we know that its future will not be equal to our present? Our featured six stars are highly respected today. The future, it is clear, is already here. The Mangalorean team congratulates the Six Young Achievers selected by Rotary Mangalore North and wishes them every success in their future endeavours. The “Young Achievers Day” program was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7:30 a.m. at Rotary Bal Bhavan, Mannagudda in the city. After the invocation with a prayer song by Mrs. Chitra Rao, the welcome speech was given by Rtn Devdas Rao, president of the Rotary Club Mangalore North.

The presentation of the main guest, Reverend Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru, as well as Principal of St Aloysius Evening College and St Aloysius Institute of Education since 2017, was made by Rtn Ms. Bharati Prakash; and introduction of guest of honor Laxmikant Beskoor, president of Pragathi Souharda Credit Cooperative Uppunda; State Deputy Chairman of the Indian Human Rights Panel; and was president of various social clubs, was made by Rtn JV Shetty. The introduction and reading of the citations of the six winners was made by Rtn Dr Alwyn D’sa, Director of Professional Service, Rotary Mangalore North.

Miss REMONA EVETTE PEREIRA: (Classical, Semi-Classical, Contemporary and Hip Hop Dancer)

At the age of 5, she won a gold coin in a state-level dance competition held in Kundapur. She has created 3 records through her dance which are India Book of Record, Golden Book of World Record (London) and Bharat Book of World record. She performed in 16 states of India. She also received “Jilla Rajyotsava Award” in 2017, “Bal Gourava Puraskar” in 2021. She also received “Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar- 2022” from our Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

She used several props in her dancing, some of which are: dancing on pieces of glass, a goblet, a copper plate, and mud pots. Dancing using magic tricks, skate shoes, hula hoop holding deepa in hand and fire pot on head etc. Her future goal is to create a Guinness World Record with her dancing. She is pursuing her college education at Padua College, Mangaluru

Miss RASHMI KUNDER: (Dancer)

She began her dancing career at the age of three and a half. At the age of 9, she obtained 59 state awards in dance. She received the Hatrick Heroine award in the reality show ‘Kuniyona Baara’ in ZEE Kannada. Later, she got 1st place in the Sony Boogie Wogie TV show. She has obtained 157 honors from numerous associations. She received a gold coin from former central minister Janardhan Poojary in the Kudroli Utsav temple. His team won Prize I of the Tuluva Friends cultural program in Poona with a cash prize of Rs. 22,000.

Miss VARSHA V: (Athlete)

Varsha is a II BBA student from SDM College, Mangaluru. She won gold in the 4×100 meters at the All India Inter University Athletics Championship, Odisha; 100 Meters Gold Medal – Mangalore University Meet, Udupi; Gold medal in the 1000m Sprint Medley at the National Junior Track and Field Championships held in Vijayawada, AP; Silver medalist in 100 meters at the 36th Karnataka State Junior Athletics Championship held at Moodabidri; Won the silver medal in the Medley Relay held at the 3rd Asian Youth Championship, Hong Kong;

Honored at State level Prathibha Puraskar-2016 organized by Department of Child Welfare, Bengaluru. Received 2017 Hoysala and Keladi Chennamma Exceptional Achievement Dist. Women and Child Welfare Department Level Award on Republic Day in Mangaluru

Miss SHRADDHA NAIK: (Bodybuilder, Weightlifter and PowerLifter)

Shraddha did his MSc. in Counseling Psychology from Roshini Nilaya, Mangaluru. She is the Olympic gold medal winner in weightlifting and powerlifting from Dakshina Kannada; First female bodybuilder and bodybuilding judge for the Dakshina Kannada bodybuilders association.; State powerlifting gold medalist for the junior and senior levels.; Karnataka Benchpress Strong Woman Title Winner and Gold Medalist

Ms. Karnataka Silver Medalist Physique and Bodybuilding Model; IBBF South India Bodybuilding Silver Medalist; South India Model Physics Bronze Medalist; Inter State Benchpress Bronze Medalist; All India open raw Bench Press competition Silver medalist; All India Classic Powerlifting competition Overall Bronze Medalist, Squat Event Bronze Medalist, Benchpress Bronze Medalist

Miss MEGHANA V: (Music, Theatre, NCC)

Meghana is studying for an MSc in Chemistry at St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru. She has won over 300 awards at Taluk, District & State singing competitions. She was the 1st junior wing cadet to be selected for the 2014 Republic Day Camp of 21st Battalion Karnataka NCC.

She won the 2015 Best Outgoing Student Award (Grade 10) and the 2017 Outgoing Best Student Award (Pre-College); Won Best Actress in 2020 at the State Level Drama Competition held in Sagara. Won the 2019 Best Musical and Vocal Direction Award for the play Gondola at the Kemptur Tulu Theater Competition; Best Music 2022 for Play Kaapa at State Level Drama competition held in Udupi

ROHAN D. KUMAR: (Athletics)

Rohan is a BBM from SDM College Mangaluru. At the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championships, Coimbatore, Rohan won 2 silver medals in the 400m and Medley Relay while competing in the Boys Under 18 category;

At the 27th South Zone Junior Athletic Championships, Telangana won a silver medal in the 400 m; At the All India Inter-University Championships, Moodbidri Mangaluru University won a silver medal in the 400 m and a gold medal in the 4X400 m relay; Karnataka State Senior Athletics Meet, Bengaluru 2019, he won a silver medal in the 400m; In 59 Senior Interstate Athletics Championship, Lucknow won a gold medal in the 4X100m relay

Speaking to the audience, guest of honor Laxmikant Beskoor said, “The Rotary Young Talent Awards recognize young people who have excelled in their field while making a significant contribution to the community. I would like to commend Rotary Club Mangalore North for celebrating these values. These six recipients selected by the Rotary Club are an inspiration to us all. Today we honor six young people who are re-energizing the community in many ways, the backbone of our civil society. Today’s recipients are shining examples of that spirit. I send them my warmest congratulations (More on his speech watch the video below)

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Reverend Dr Praveen Martis Sj said: “I am proud to say that two of the accomplished youngsters are from St Aloysius College, and as Principal of the College it is It’s an honor for me to be here and present them with the Young Directors Award. Each of these six winners worked hard with determination, commitment and courage in their respective fields to win the directors’ awards. These six stars of today will surely be the future leaders of India, no doubt. (For more on Father Martis Sj’s speech, watch the video below).

On the occasion, Rotarians celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries were welcomed, and the weekly newsletter “Rotanore” edited by Rtn Ajith Rao was published by the guest of honour. On behalf of the six winners, Miss Shraddha spoke about women’s empowerment and how women can bring about change if they have will and power, and she said she is proud to be a woman who is trying to bring about a change in society. The vote of thanks was delivered by Rtn Dr KE Prakash, the 2022-23 President-elect.

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