Annual day celebration – Classes VI to XII – Crusaders of greener environment 2019-20
Annual day celebration Crusaders of greener environment 2019-20
Lourdes Central School celebrated its Annual Day on 29th November 2019 at Bejai Church Hall, Mangalore, with a variety of events on the theme “ Crusaders for a Greener Environment.” The dignitaries were welcomed with Haka maori dance by the students of class 9 and 10 accompanied by trash band by students of class 11. All the dignitaries were escorted by splendid recycled runway where students were dressed with best out of waste. The programme commenced with a prayer dance followed by welcome song.
Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz S.J, Rector, St. Aloysius Institutions, Mangalore, was the Chief Guest while Rev. Fr Wilson L. Vitus D’ Souza, Manager, Lourdes Central School presided over the function. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Ms. Valentina Rodrigues, Joint Secretary, PTEC and Ms.Cony Saldanha, the Secretary of Bejai Parish Pastoral Parishad. The Principal Rev. Fr Robert D’ Souza introduced the Chief Guest and extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries and the gathering
The Chief Guest Rev. Fr Dionysius Vaz S.J, Rector, St. Aloysius Institutions, Mangalore, in his address at the outset acknowledged all the children and parents for their sacrifice. He also appreciated all the teaching and non-teaching staff and all the participants for their uniqueness, effort and commitment. He enlightened the gathering about the challenges adolescents face in their daily life and how to overcome them. Through the narration of an inspiring story he said that the efforts of one person can bring about a great change in the environment.
Manager of our school Rev. Fr Wilson L. Vitus D’Souza, in his Presidential address congratulated the students for their achievements, good schooling and their value based education. He highlighted some of the tips given by the Chief Guest and also encouraged the students to become responsible citizens.
Fr. Robert D’ Souza, Principal presented the School Annual Report 2019-20.
“The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” -Lady Bird Johnson
The Earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship. We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations. We cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around us. What we do makes a difference and we have to decide what kind of a difference we want to make. Keeping this in mind the young crusaders of greener environment- the students of Lourdes Central School put every effort to bring out the theme of saving the environment through various programmes presented on the annual day of Lourdes Central School.
Students of class 6, who presented the theme “Each one Plant one” derived inspiration from environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The cycle of life is in jeopardy from humanity’s overuse of natural resources and damage to the ecosystem. This was showcased through dance drama by the students of class 7. Students of class 8 depicted the past, present and future of the earth, if we don’t initiate a positive change. Students of class 9 presented enticing performance in Hindi ‘Jal hai tho Jeevan Hai “about the necessity and possible ways of water conservation. Give Trees a lot of Care, so you can breathe Fresh Air. This theme was enacted by the students of class 10. The students of class 11 beautifully depicted “A Tree-felled Symphony, a topic on forest conservation. Forests are among the top natural resources given to mankind. They provide us with both tangible and intangible resources without which the existence of many living things would be threatened. The young and creative students of class 12 took the audience to the fairy land where maleficent spells a curse to waste water which is then reversed by the fairy godmother. This reminded us of our role in conserving water and being the godmother for the earth.
The Annual Day Programme of our school has indeed immensely enriched and inspired everyone to do their best in protecting nature. Save Mother Earth is the popular slogan that creates awareness about saving the Earth from destruction. We all know that Earth is the only planet that has life on it.
As of now, it is clear that this planet has been a gift for us humans and other living things that have all the facilities we need, naturally. From air to water to food, everything is provided to us by Earth and thus we call it Mother Earth.
“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” —Gaylord Nelson
Ms. Belita Mascarenhas, the Vice Principal rendered the vote of thanks.
The programme was well compered by Arti Rego, Nathan Thomas, Alka Sequiera Heba Basheer, Mohammed Naved , Rion walder, K Annapoorna Prabhu and Kate Pereira,