It’s that time of the year again where Men meant for each other gear up to lend a hand to a faltering brother and lift up the lame and slow. The Twin Towers are open wide, once again, for the WINTER CAMP - 2019 for the underprivileged kids from around the area. St Joseph’s School (North Point), Darjeeling is all set with a whole month of activities for the unprivileged.
This has been an event the School organises every winter for the Society and the Darjeeling North Point School Alumni Association (DNPSAA) is actively involved. The first day of the camp witnessed a registration of 357 students from classes III to X. The numbers are expected to rise further in the next two days of registration and is expected to cross the maximum number of 650 students, which was of the last winter camp.
Rev. Dr. Fr. Ranjit Tigga SJ was very kind to invite your JAAI President to spend a full day with the Xavier Institute Alumni Association Jabalpur, the alumni/ae body of Xavier Institute of Development Action and Studies (XIDAS), a premier Jesuit Management and Social Development Institute. It was the Alumni/ae Day of the Institute on 2nd December and I was their Chief Guest and Main Speaker. All Alumni/ae, all existing students of the Institution and all the pass-outs of Sessions 2015-17 and 2016-18 were in audience.
Scope and extent of Alumni Services, National and Global Networking, and Leadership Opportunities with JAAI and WUJA were discussed at length. JAAI President presented JAAI Lapel Pins to their Director, Alumni Leaders, Alumni Mentor and Dean of Students, as a token of honour and as an indication of welcome to join hands with JAAI.
1970 Batch DOX Alumni Visit School after 48 Years : Spend a Day w Ten Alumni of the 1970 Batch of St. Xavier's School, Doranda, Ranchi gathered with their wives at their Alma after almost half a century (48 years). They travelled all the way from England, USA, Canada, Delhi and Pune to re-live their childhood.
A special meeting with present teachers, past teachers (who had taught them) and the present students of SXD was organized at the School Auditorium.
Replying to a question from the audience, "what kept you all together and networked for all these years?", they happily recalled and replied : "We were taught to support each-other and to pull-along the weaklings. We did not compete for positions. We progressed on merit and the best one would lead in academics. But sure, we always carried each-other along. Today, we find cut-throat competition even amongst the best-friends".
On 23rd October 2018, Old Boys' Association, Loyola School, Trivandrum (LOBA) handed over uniform materials worth Rs. 1.3 Lakhs to Mr. V.D. Satheesan, MLA of North Paravoor Constituency, who collected it on behalf of St. Sebastian's HSS, Gothuruth, one of the Schools which was badly affected by the recent floods. This is part of a joint ongoing initiative by LOBA and NGO, 360 Degree, of Gautam, (also a Member of LOBA).
Thanks to LOBA President Ram Mohan, who released the necesssary funds. Tomson, EC Member, LOBA, helped arrange the materials and also provided the car and driver. LOBA Past President and JAAI GC Member - Kerala Province Pradeep Kumar and Gautam spoke about LOBA and our efforts during the occasion.
The St Xavier’s High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad hosted its annual cultural NAVRATRI GARBA program on Sat 13 Oct. Due to traffic related parking issues the crowd though was curtailed and numbered over 6000 ( average 10000 plus ) and included students ( free entry sponsored by APX ) , alumni/ae, staff , management and benefactors .
The Garba started at 8 pm with the inter class competition, followed by AARTI and then the revellers has a great time . Indeed an amazing program supported by all collaborators and stake holders of the Institute
The Regional football tournament was held on 26th and 27th July on the football ground of St. Xavier’s School, Sahibganj.
The Senior category consisted of four teams from Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi and Bhagalpur Zones and Junior teams consisted of five teams from Ranchi, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Deoghar and Bhagalpur Zones.
The teams were divided into two pools for each category and senior team had knock out system and junior league system. The opening ceremony began at 10.00 am on 26th July and Sr. Amrita, the Zonal coordinator of Bhagalpur was the chief guest and Dr. Ranjit was the chief guest for the closing ceremony on 27th July.
APX vs Loyola school team football match , 30 July mrg 10.30 am , part of the celebrations on the Feast of St Ignatius
APX won 4/0, a special thanks to the management, APX players to take time out on a working day , ground staff , students who cheered both teams and the Loyola team for their efforts , a wonderful bonding and meaningful way to celebrate the Feast
After a huge success of 2 seasons of DOX Cricket Tournament, the Executive team decided to start DOX Football League to the annual DOX calendar.
DOX Football League (DFL) would be conducted professionally with proper Logistics & infrastructure and will be facilitated by the DFL Subcommittee, which comprises of volunteers from DOX. The Event is planned on 4th & 5th August, which is a weekend at St. Xavier’s School, Doranda.
Convenor for the Event is Mr Manish Kumar and Co Convenor is Mr Vishal Patodia.
Team Owners: Mr Vishal Jain, Mr. Taranbir Singh Sahni, Mr. Alok Minocha, Mr. Abhishek Victor, Mr. Sanika Soy, Mr. Piyush Agarwal
Name of Teams: Gonzaga United , Xavier’s Pride, Denobili Eagles, John De Britto FC, Loyola Rangers, and Berchman’s Rovers.
The schools reopened on 23 rd June and along with the academic year the sports activity also kickstarted. APX ( Association of Pat Xavierites , St Xavier’s High School Loyola Ahmedabad ) gave the trophies for the interclass football , cricket and basketball games and were present to witness the same . Along with education the Jesuit institutes encourage and inspire sports which is an integral part of a students overall development and growth . The management is the backbone for such activity and kudos to their efforts and vision