Over 2000 alumni, students, parents and friends participated in the Navratri Mahotsav organized by The Ex Xavierites Alumni Association of Surat (TEXAS) at St. Xavier's High School, Surat on October 1st and 2nd 2014. Several competitions were held in various categories. Organizing an event on such a scale is very expensive and we are grateful to our alumni who donated Rs 8 lakhs towards the conducting of the event. The Chief Guest for the event was the Collector of Surat. Several dignitaries from the Police, Judiciary, Education and Municipality also attended the event.
The Association of Past Xavierites (APX), the alumni association of the St.Xavier's High School Loyola hall Ahmedabad along with the School management hosted the annual GARBA on the school grounds on Saturday, September 27th 2014.
Over 11,000 revellers including students, alumni/ae, staff, management and guests enjoyed the traditional GARBA on the school grounds. The program started at 7pm with the school students having their competition rounds and then from 9 pm onwards to midnight it was an open event.
This is an annual event where the staff, management, alumni, students and guests bond and enjoy the garba.
Many Jesuit Institutes and Alumni associations across Gujarat Province will be hosting GARBA events during this festival season.
Holy Family High School, Porvorim/Soccoro, won the Valerio Carvalho Memorial Trophy at the QUIZ QUEST -6 of Britto's O.B.A while Bhatikar Model HS, Margao was the first Runner-up and St. Britto High School, Mapusa was the second runner up. The three school teams can be seen along with the fourth finalists, Loyola HS, Margao that was the second runner up in 2013
The Britto's O.B.A Old Boys' Association and St. Britto High School organized GK Quiz on Goa QUIZ QUEST-6 Coordinator Miguel Braganza, Britto's OBA President Cesar Cabral Principal & HM Fr. Cedric Fernandes SJ and Vice-Principal Fr. Anand D'Souza SJ.
DORANDA OLD XAVERIANS (DOX)the Alumni Association of St Xavier's School, Doranda, Ranchi organized the Free Mega Health Check-up Camp at the School premises on Sunday, 07.09.2014 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
The Camp is an Annual Event of DOX, which targets services to the Outreach Students of the School (Approximately 600 children from 5 locations, including the Main Campus of the School), their parents, family members and neighbours. The objective of the camp is to create awareness on Sanitation, Cleanliness and Health.
Certain clearly defined objectives need to be achieved, including De-worming of all footfalls, Oral & Dental Hygiene of all footfalls, Anemia Check-up of all females above 12 years of age and treatment thereof, Identification of Mal-Nourished Children, Adolescents and Adults, Identification of need for Vision Correction and Night Blindness, Chronic Reversible Illnesses, etc.
The Shantiniketan Ex-students Association (SEA), Zankhvav region in rural Gujarat, organised a football event on 7 and 8 sept. 36 teams participated.
The winner team was from Umarkhadi, a rural part og Gujarat.
The JAAG (Jesuit Alumni Associations of Gujarat ) AGM was held at the St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall in Ahmedabad. Over 40 members representing various Jesuit Alumni associations across Gujarat were present for this meeting. Also present were the new Province Coordinator for Gujarat Province Fr. Charles Aruldass SJ and outgoing
Province Coordinator Fr.Durai SJ and Fr. Robert Arockidass SJ.
The business end of the meeting was carried out and the new committee headed by Mr. Sanat Relia ( TEXAS, Surat ) took over for the new tenure. Sanat Relia is a most efficient alumnus ( St.Xavier's School, Surat ) and as leader we all are sure he will lead JAAG to greater heights, the outgoing committee also put in a commendable effort and were well appreciated, instrumental in giving shape to JAAG and setting the road map, pace and agenda.
On the occasion of Teachers Day, Loyola Alumni Association gifted Loyola School with “The School Archive” in the Knowledge Centre and Chronology of Principals of Loyola since inception i.e since 1947.
The Archive was inaugurated by Fr. C. L. George SJ, Rector at Loyola School, Jamshedpur The Chronology of Principals was un veiled by Principal Fr. Sebastian Puthenpura SJ, Loyola School. Both programs was attended by Vice Principals Fr. Jason Joshua SJ (Sr. School), Vice Principal Mrs. Pinky Midha (Jr. School), Teachers, Sr. Alumni members and the Executive Committee of Loyola Alumni Association.
Nine teams from five Jesuit institutions from across the Jesuit Bombay Province assembled on 15th August 2014 to celebrate Independence Day at St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra. Flag hoisting and singing of the national anthem began at 7.30am sharp.
Two teams each from Holy Family, Andheri, St. Mary’s SSC, St. Mary’s ICSE and host St. Stanislaus along with a team from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai played in a round robin Independence Day football league. Five teams played in the ‘A” Division and four in the “B” Division.
The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ), the alumni association of St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad ) carried out and participated in 2 events.
The tree plantation drive and environment day was celebrated by the school on 9th Aug, and APX members participated in this. Students gave a strong eco-social message through skits and songs. A lecture was delivered on the importance of this event by the dignitaries present and saplings were planted. many saplings and trees were brought to the campus to be planted, generously given by students, parents, staff and alumnus.
On 15th Aug, APX members were present along with the students, staff and management and guests for the Flag hoisting. After this and the patriotic songs sung by the students, the annual APX vs the school team football match was staged on the school grounds. The match was witnessed by many and refreshments were served after the match.
The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee called up Jesuit Father Felix Raj today who is in New York to address the Alumni of St. Xavier's and requested him to return by May 20 to receive the State's highest award, BANGA BIBHUSAN. The WB Government decided on Thursday, May 15 in a Cabinet meeting to confer the prestigious award on Father Felix Raj in recognition of his enormous contribution to education. The award will be conferred on May 20th at a public State function in the Science City auditorium, Kolkata.
Father Raj thanked the Chief Minister over the phone for her Government's recognition and appreciation of Jesuits' work in West Bengal and expressed to her that he was unworthy of such an award.
Father Felix Raj is the Principal of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.