St Aloysius Alumni College Association (SACAA) along with Christian Planters Guild (CPG) hosted the book launch ceremony of ‘ Magadi Acres – A Story of Coffee’ by Mr Maxwell Pereira IPS at Sanidhya Hall in St Aloysius College (Autonomous) on 6 June 2022 at 4.30 pm.
Book Launch Of ‘Magadi Acres- A Story Of Coffee’ By Mr Maxwell Pereira IPS
The President of (SACAA), Mr Stephen Pinto welcomed the Rector of St Aloysius Institutions and Patron of SACAA Rev Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, the Principal of St Aloysius College and the Director of SACAA Rev Dr Praveen Martis SJ, the Author of the book ‘Magadi Acres – A Story of Coffee’, Mr Maxwell Pereira IPS, the president of CPG Ms Marjorie Texeira, Premier epic writer and an author Ms Giselle Mehta, a well known genealogist Dr Michael Lobo, Members of Christian Planters Guild, all SACAA members and the students. The President of CPG, Ms Marjorie Texeira introduced Mr Pereira and opined that the influence of lush green surroundings of Sakleshpur, Coffee and Aroma stimulated Mr Pereira to author the book. She explained that the academic story of Mr Pereira began in St Aloysius School and continued through St Aloysius PU College. The Rector Rev. Fr Melvin Pinto SJ formally released the book. Dr Michael Lobo spoke about literary aspects of Mr Pereira by providing details of his multitalented personality and how well he writes about different subjects. Mrs Ratna Pinto compered the entire ceremony very well. Ms Giselle Mehta led Mr Pereira into conversation which helped the audiences to understand the background of the Author well. She asked different types of questions that unfolded the author’s deep love for coffee, his extensive research on coffee around the world, how best was the title of the book than any other, influence of his parents, his good old college days, his love for animals and nature, his thoughts on preserving and protecting the nature. Having read the book Ms Mehta said that the ‘Magadi Acres’ is called the creative non-fiction which has rapid flow and strong pace. The book launch ceremony was ended with the High Tea for all the guests.