The Inaugural function of Marine Student Association AIMES-2019-20 was held on 5th September 2019 in Srinivas Institute of Technology, valachil, Mangaluru. Mr. Narayan T, Chief Engineer, Chairman of The Institute of Marine Engineers India (Karnataka Chapter) was the Chief Guest of the function. The function was presided by Dr. Shrinivasa Mayya D, Principal of Srinivas Institute of Technology.
In his inaugural address talked about the theme of International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for this year, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”. He informed the students about the women who were trailblazers in the marine industry and asked the students to aspire to achieve more, professionally. Also he recognized the girl cadets are taking initiative in the marine Engineering department. Before the official function the Mr. Narayan T inaugurated the new students’ activity room which houses the department library, indoor games for the students and the various ship models made by the marine students.
Dr. Shrinivasa Mayya D in his presidential address congratulated the office bearers of Marine Student Association AIMES-2019-20. He asked the students to take part in the association activities to learn new life skills and suggested to utilize the facilities available in the new activity room to improve themselves. Dr. Shankar K S, Head of Marine Engineering, encouraged the students to extensively use the opportunity available under AIMES platform to progress their growth in technical areas and exhibit their talents. He also asked the students to take part in extracurricular activities to mitigate stress in their lives.
On this occasion, all the dignitaries released the new edition of ‘The Atlantis’ newsletter. Prof Vivek V Kumar, the Editor of the Newsletter led the association members in taking their oath of office. He also enumerated the features of the new monthly newsletter. Prof. Nitin Josua , Faculty advisor, AIMES, briefly explained the activities of 2018-19 and also listed the proposed activities of the association for the academic year 2019-20.
The Dignitaries, Staff and Students were welcomed by Mr Prithviraj S, President of AIMES and the Vote of thanks was delivered by Mr. Ramesh D K, Secretary of AIMES. The masters of Ceremonies were Arsala Jamsheed and Ganesh M Kallimani. The invocation was sung by Smrithi B S. the chief guest was introduced by Murdula T H. Prof Sunil read the list of AIMES office bearers. The formal function was followed by an interactive session with the Chief Guest.