“Connecting home and school makes us a great community of learners”.
June 22 : The PTA general body meeting and honouring ceremony of Lourdes Central School for the academic year 2019-20 was held at Bejai Church hall on 22nd June,2019.
The programme commenced at 9.30am with the arrival of the Bishop of Mangaluru, Most Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha. The Bishop was ushered by the tiny tots with a theme ‘We the crusaders of green’. The students of LCS welcomed the gathering with a delightful dance performance. The School Choir under the guidance of Music teacher Mr.Ivan Mascarenhas led the audience to prayer.
The Principal Rev.Fr.Robert D’souza and Vice Principal Ms.Belita Mascarenhas escorted the Bishop, the Manager and dignitaries Mr. Stany vas, Vice president and Ms. Cony Saldanha,the Secretary of Bejai parish Pastoral Parishad and PTEC Vice President,Ms.Shankar Babu to the dias.
The Manager, Rev. Fr. Wilson L Vitus D’souza delivered the welcome address. Rev. Fr. Robert D’souza welcomed the Bishop with a bouquet of flowers. To mark the inaugural of the programme, Bishop planted a sapling to symbolize growth, progress and prosperity of the school.
The Principal presented a bird’s eye view on the achievements of the school. He expressed his views on the events conducted in the school to develop interpersonal skills, sportsmanship and optimism among the students. He also appreciated the contribution of the Founder ,Fr. Bernard D’souza and the staff in taking LCS to greater heights.
The Bishop of Mangaluru, Most Rev.Fr.Peter Paul Saldanha released the Souvenir, ‘The Lourdite’ to commemorate the auspicious occasion of the Vicennial year.
The felicitation of the class X and XII toppers was led by the Bishop, Fr. Manager and the Principal. The achievers’ list was read by Ms. Linet D’souza, Ms.Gowri Ravi,Ms. Harshitha Shetty,Ms.Sreelatha and Ms.Sharmila Colaco. Shriyana S Mallya of class IV was felicitated for her excellence in International level chess tournament.
The President of the day,Most Rev.Peter Paul D’souza was felicitated for his great work towards the field of education.Ms. Shaila Pereira read the citation. He spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of teachers in a child’s life. He said that knowledge coupled with virtue graced by God can develop a compassionate personality. He also spoke about the innocence of children, effect of modern technology on them and role of parents and teachers in shaping their life. He quoted “Schools train the minds and tune the hearts”.
‘Enlightenment’ – a documentary was showcased to visualize the contribution of Lourdites to environment and eco-friendly atmosphere in the school premises. The Yellow Award received from the government added beauty to the documentary.
Ms.Shanthi Menezes proposed the Vote of thanks. She expressed gratitude to the dignitaries and the audience for being enthusiastic viewers throughout the programme.
The programme was compered by Ms.Vidya Joseph and Ms. Dilla Colaco. The teachers in charge were Ms.Deepa D’souza, Ms.Gretta menezes,Ms. Roshni Jose and Ms.Chandini Chitraveer.