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".
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.
Campion School Old Boys' Association (C'OBA) and "Navankur" Music Group Present
Musical Night: "Ek Sham Rafi Ke Naam"
Date :31st July 2018, Tuesday
Time : 7pm Sharp
Venue : Campion School Arera Colony Auditorium. All Are Co-ordially Invited.
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.
Well known Hindi writer Dr. PETER PAUL EKKA SJ passed away this morning at Guwahati Airport. He was on his way to Ranchi. A well known Hindi writer and literary man Dr. Peter was in Ranchi St. Xaviers College till last year. He was transferred to St. Xaviers college Tezpur in 2017. His departure is an irreparable lose for Ranchi Jesuits and also for Hindi Literature. JEA expresses deep shock and condolence to all who lost his presence. RIP. Dr. Fr. Peter Paul Ekka, sj
Born in Samtoli (Badkatoli), Simdega, Jharkhand in humble tribal family. Had his early education in his village itself. In 1973 he joined the Society of Jesus and was ordained a Priest in 1987.He was educated in Ranchi, Chennai, Pune, New Delhi, and Marquette University (USA).Matriculation from St. Ignatius High School Gumla, Intermediate from St. Xavier's college, Ranchi, Novitiate & Juniorate from St. Stanislaus College, Sitagarha, Hazaribagh. B.Sc. (Chemistry
After nearly 60 years in the Indian province of Hazaribag, Australia-born Father Bob Slattery has truly found home. With his tall, lean and thin figure, wearing round glasses and carrying his prized possession — a cloth bag around his shoulder — Father Bob Slattery is not difficult to identify. The Australia-born Jesuit, who has been in India for nearly 60 years, continues his work among socially oppressed Dalits and ethnic minority people in the Hazaribag region of eastern India. The 83-year old landed in 1958 in this area, now part of Jharkhand state, where the Jesuit Hazaribag Province is based. “I volunteered for India because as a Jesuit I thought it would be good to serve the poor,” said Father Slattery, currently development director of the Hazaribag province.