Lourdes Central School Celebrates Annual Day
The most enthusiastically awaited ‘THE SCHOOL ANNUAL DAY’ of Lourdes central school (LCS) was celebrated on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Bejai Church Hall, Mangalore, with variety of events from each class on the theme “LOURDITES FOR PEACE AND UNITY’. The programme took off with a prayer song and a welcome dance.
Rev. Fr. DenzilLobo S.J., Director, St. Aloysius institute of Management and Information Technology, Mangalore was the chief guest while Rev. Fr. Wilson L. Vitus D’Souza, Manager, Lourdes Central School,presided over the function. Rev. Fr. Walter D’Mello, Associate Judicial Vicar, Ecclesiastical Tribunal, Diocese of Mangalore, Rev. Fr. Stany Pinto, Assistance Parish Priest, Bejai Parish, Mr. StanyVaz, Vice President, Ms. Connie Saldanha, Secretary, Bejai Parish Pastoral Parishad, were present.
Principal of the school Rev. Fr. Robert D’ Souza welcomed the esteemed and erudite guests and gathering while Vice-Principal BelitaMascarenhas introduced the chief guest.
A family does not need to be perfect: it just needs to be united, which will lead to an experienceof peace. Lourdes central school, after having cherished and experienced peace and unity is delighted to share it with all, through words and actions.
The principal Rev. Fr. Robert D’ Souza presented the School Annual Report 2016-17.
The Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Densil Lobo, in his address,appreciated and congratulated the participants. Young students are the future of our country and the world at large. Education should aim at holistic development of the students. He highlighted the thought of Swami Vivekananda saying “education should be life-building, man making, character building and assimilation of ideas”.
Calling upon parents he added “important values have to be inculcated and cherished in children. Education is growing in wisdom and not gathering knowledge”. He summarized education saying that education is competency, consciousness, compassion and commitment.
Rev. Fr. Wilson L. Vitus D’Souza, in his presidential address appreciated the message given by the Chief Guest. He said, “Education comes from knowledge we get from values’. Values have to be inculcated in children.The values taught in the school needs to be cherished at home”. Emphasizing on the theme of the day he stated that we have enough wealth but no peace and unity. Therefore we need to imbue the values of peace and unity in children for they are the messengers of peace and unity.
The Chief Guest Rev. Fr. Denzil Lobo was felicitated for the services rendered in the field of education by Rev. Fr. Wilson D’Souza and Rev. Fr. Robert D’Souza.
It was the experience of everyone that the School Annual Day was truly visited by the prominent history makers, philosophers, spiritual leaders and activists in the stars of LCS spreading the message of peace and unity. Students of class 6 presented the exclusive qualities of Swami Vivekananda, a philosopher of our country India, rich in spiritual and intellectual realm, working towards integrity and peace while students of class 7 made us acquainted with how Nelson Mandela through the means of sacrifice and non-violence brought about freedom and justice. Students of class 8 presented the spirituality of Gautama Buddha. The commendable perseverance and benevolence of MalalaYousufzai was demonstrated by the students of class 9 while the students of class 10 enacted the play ‘The MidSummer Night Dream’ by the greatest dramatist of all times William Shakespeare, also giving out a message of spreading goodness around . Scintillating performance was presented by the students of classes 11 and 12 on child right and KailashSatyarthi. The progaramme was immensely enriching and inspiring to promote peace and unity in oneself, family, society and world at large.
Ms. BelitaMascarenhas Vice -Principal rendered the vote of thanks.
The programme was beautifully compered by Ananya, Anjali, Vanshika, Reuban, Afra, Ioni, Eva, Melisha and Pranjal.