Mangaluru: Lourdes Central School saw a twin celebration of Monthi Fest and Onam on 7 September 2019, with a grand assembly.
The school lobby was decorated with pookalam and beautiful motifs of the feast of our Lady were adorning the bulletin boards. The assembly began with a prayer song honouring Mother Mary. The significance of the day was read by Payton Monteiro.
Principal Rev Fr Robert D Souza wished the entire Lourdite family on the occasion of Nativity and Onam and prayed the blessings of Mother Mary on all. The Principal Rev Fr Robert D Souza and the Vice Principal Ms Belita Mascarenhas along with teachers and students offered flowers to our Lady.
The school choir headed by Mr Ivan Mascarenhas and Mr Roshan Corderio enhanced the prayerful ambience with hymns. The students of class XII gave a melodious and foot tapping rendition of Malayalam folk songs. The programme ended with the school anthem followed by Eucharistic celebration for the catholic students and teachers. The programme was compered by Rishel Pinto of class IX and Shawn of class XII
Collection Drive for the flood affected people of Dakshina Kannada
Blessed Virgin Mary significantly known as the Handmaid of the Lord and the symbol of purity, humility and charity is revered on the day of Monthi Fest and living by her example Principal and the entire Lourdite family contributed their mite towards the relief of the flood affected people of Dakshina Kannada.
The items like grains, bedsheets, towels, sleeping mats, and other provisions were neatly packed, arranged and prepared for dispatch by the cabinet ministers and teachers incharge. It is gratifying to acknowledge the sensitivity of the management, parent, and teacher and student community of Lourdes Central School.