What began as St Mary’s Boy’s School in the year 1941, has blossomed into one of the most prominent schools of the city in a span of 75 years. We are talking about none other than the prestigious St. Xavier’s Sr Sec School, renamed in January 1945. This year, starting from 17 February, the school celebrates its legacy.
The celebration on the first day began with remembering the Almighty at the Thanks giving Eucharistic Mass and continued with the Civic Function.
His Grace Salvatore Pennacchio- Apostolic Nuncio, India and Nepal, Archbishop William D’Souza-Archi diocese of Patna, Bishop Oswald Lewis- Diocese of Jaipur, Bishop Pius Thomas D’ Souza- Diocese of Ajmer, Bishop Ignatius Menezes- diocese of Ajmer, Fr Varkey Perekkatt, SJ- Provincial of Delhi Jesuit Province, Fr Jose Vadassery, SJ- Provincial of Patna Jesuit Province marked their presence for the evening.
The civic function started with principal Fr. John Ravi, S.J thanking all for their presence. He said that it was their honour to have his Grace Salvatore Pennacchio- Apostolic Nuncio, India and Nepal amongst them, as he is the representative of Pope Francis and had brought his blessings for them.
Reminiscing St. Xavier’s glorious history and talking about the school’s principles, he said that we at Xavier’s don’t just believe in scoring high marks, but, “We celebrate those students who dare to make a difference.” To that Fr VarkeyPerekkatt, S J added, “We take note of all those people who have been part of our long journey… I would like to thank all those people who have made Xavier’s what it is today.”
Little girls decked up in gold dresses with blue pom-poms in their hands, they completely changed the mood and took the audiences into a different world by their performance on the school’s Jubilee song ‘You will remain in memory.’
The function would not be complete without a touch of the traditional, so, next there were a couple of dances performed on a medley of Rajasthani songs.
Next up was a documentary that threw light on the various facets of the distinguished school and its magnificent 75 years
At the end, His Grace Salvatore Pennacchio- Apostolic Nuncio, India and Nepal addressed the gathering, Rector Fr Glem Menezes, SJ gave his vote of thanks and the function concluded with the school’s cheer song.
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