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Celebrating 110 Years...(Eucharist and Alumni Meet)

Post Centenary Decennial Celebration of St. Joseph’s Indian Institutions began with the Eucharistic Celebration on the 10th of January at 9 am. The theme for this Thanks Giving Eucharist was “VANDANE”. Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ, the Bishop of Shivmoga Diocese, was the main celebrant. In his sermon he spoke of Jesus’ baptism and the Jesuit education of forming men and women for others. He also called upon every Josephite to be a fire that enkindles other fire in making this world a better place to live in. There were Jesuits priests and priests from the diocese of Bangalore to celebrate this great occasion. The Thanks Giving Eucharist was well attended by students, parents, staff, alumni, and benefactors which numbered around 2000. The management felicitated His Lordship and expressed their deep appreciation for his presence and blessings. Br. Joel Fernandes SJ proposed the vote of thanks. Refreshment was served to all the people who attended the Eucharist. All in all, it was a meaningful celebration and an appropriate beginning of the 110 years’ celebrations.

In the afternoon at 12 noon the Institution witnessed a Mega Alumni Meet. It was a great feeling of joy to experience the Alumni Singing in chorus the School Anthem. The Alumni Meet began with a prayer service conducted by Ms. Manjula the High school Counsellor. As a mark of respect a minute silence was maintained for the departed souls who served the institution. Rev. Fr. Sunith Prabhu SJ the Convener of the Alumni Meet and the former Head Master of St. Joseph’s Indian High School, welcomed the gathering . Rev Dr. Jerome Stanislaus D’souza SJ the Provincial of Karnataka Jesuit Province and Fr. Anil D’Mello SJ , the Rector of Institution addressed the Meet.

The Alumni honoured 17 retired staff and 4 former Principals who served the Institution with a cheque of Rs. 1,10,000/- each . Mr. Mohan Das Pai and Brijesh Kallappa the Alumni of the school shared the sweet memories of their school days. This Meet witnessed over 1500 Alumni. The Programme ended with vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Rex the Alumnus. The whole programme was mastered by Mr. Bosco Abhram the Alumnus and the former Vice President of PTA.