72nd Independence Day Celebration

The 72nd Independence Day was celebrated at St Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangaluru. Prof. Rajgopal Bhat, Former HOD of Chemistry unfurled the national flag and delivered the Independence Day message. Principal, Rev. Dr. Praveen Martis SJ presided over the programme.

St Aloysius College of Mangaluru, the second oldest college in the city, celebrated its first Independence Day in 1947. The college librarians and the archivists of St Aloysius College recently chanced upon a few photographs of the first Independence Day. It was a moment of great joy to see those pictures, even in their smudged texture and faded colours and recall the great sacrifices our national leaders had made during the Independence struggle.

N S Kale, a freedom fighter of the region, unfurled the national flag. Fr Joseph Coelho was the principal of the college who gathered nearly 1000 students to instil in them the value of freedom on the first Independence Day.