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Annual Day celebrated at Lourdes Central School

November 29, 2022

Mangaluru: The Annual Day of Lourdes Central School was celebrated with great zest and vibrancy on Friday, 25th November 2022 in the School Grounds, with a medley of events from each class woven around the theme ‘We are the beacon of Peace’. The programme commenced with a scintillating Prayer Song and Welcome Dance. The tiny tots of KG 1 and 2 delivered the welcome speech.

Mr Anshu Kumar Srivastava IPS, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mangalore, was the Chief Guest.  Rev. Dr John Baptist Saldanha, Manager, LCS was the President of the function. The other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Rev. Fr Robert DSouza, the Principal, Ms Belita Mascarenhas and Ms Anitha Thomas, the Vice Principals, Mr Ashok Pinto, Vice President and Mrs Preethi Gomes, Secretary, Bejai Parish Pastoral Parishad. Rev. Fr Robert DSouza extended a warm welcome to all the dignitaries present. Ms Belita Mascarenhas vice Principal introduced the Chief Guest. Ms Anita Thomas rendered the vote of thanks.

Mr Anshu Kumar Srivastava IPS was felicitated by Rev. Dr John Baptist Saldanha and Rev. Fr Robert DSouza. The Principal, Rev. Fr Robert DSouza presented the School Annual Report 2022-23.

Mr Anshu Kumar Srivastava IPS in his address, advised students to study seriously, since it is academics that make our careers successful. Secondly he motivated students to develop good hobbies and stressed on acquiring good friends in school. He advised the parents to encourage their wards to develop an inquisitive mind and at the same time to limit their wards’ mobile use.

Rev. Dr John Baptist Saldanha, the Manager, in his address mentioned that Lourdes Central School is a happy school due to the warmth and joy of the Principal,the radiant staff  , excellent teamwork and solidarity in the teacher student parent community. He stressed that peace is the need of the hour and all students are treated equally without discrimination.

The cultural bonanza began with our ebullient students presenting an array of cultural programmes with colorful props depicting the theme ‘We are the beacon of Peace’.

The tiny tots of Kindergarten conveyed the message of peace and harmony through their action songs and foot tapping dances.

The students of Class I performed a Dance Drama depicting unity in diversity.

 The students of class 2 portrayed the Theme,’Happy Childhood – Peaceful World’ through a dance drama and gave the message ‘the best security blanket every child can get is the parents who respect each other.’

The students of class 3 through the performance showed that Peace is Priceless and it begins within us and can be radiated around us.

The Theme Interfaith Harmony was presented by class IV through a Hindi dance drama showcasing the unique contributions of Kuriakose Elias Chavara of upholding the ideology of all religions being one before God.

 Students of class V depicted the evolution of peace in the 20th century through the theme ‘We are the pillars of peace’.

Students of Class VI portrayed the theme ‘Peace within oneself / equilibrium of peace within oneself’- The story revolved round the people of various age groups with different professions finding peace in life. 

The theme ‘Gender Equality’ was effectively brought out by the performance of the students of class VII.

Students of class VIII performed a short play on ‘Role of Media in the manifestation of peace in connecting people of diverse regions, cultures, beliefs and languages.

Class IX Presented a cantata on harmony and balance in the world fostering peace and sustainable development.

Class X with the theme ‘To reach peace is to teach peace’ made an effective attempt to teach peace to the people of the imaginary village – Jumri Thalaiya in a unique way that is through the Sapta Swaras “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa”.

Peace is Our Gift to Each Other was the theme depicted by Class XI and XII – through their performance students explored Indian, Persian and Western Christmas traditions bringing the magic of peace and human connection.

The Finale song on Peace was sung by the mellifluous school choir. The programme was beautifully compered by Ahana Murali Krishna, Leann Preetal Aquinas, Amekha Bedi, Sai Prathiksha Karthikeyan, Aaryan Shrivastav, Sonia Cathy Lasrado, G Samruddh Pai and Sharol Priya Renjal.