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Foundation stone-laying ceremony of the New Block at LCS

February 24, 2021

Mangaluru: The Foundation for future prosperity is built on the bedrock of good jobs and great schools. Lourdes Central School is building a strong foundation for the future generation. The aim of Lourdes Central School is to cement the hearts of the children with uncompromising convictions. This is rightly done under the confidence and unflinching conviction of the dynamic personalities the Parish Priest Rev Dr John Baptist Saldanha, the Manager of Lourdes Central School and the ever most supportive, ambitious, and encouraging Principal Rev Fr Robert D Souza.

The tiny seed of LCS sown by Late Rev Fr Bernard D Souza in the Bejai Parish is well known not only in Mangaluru, but is well known in India and the globe. Today the 21st of February was yet another remarkable day in the history of Lourdes Central School. A Foundation stone which was blessed with a Eucharist celebration on the 11th February was laid for another school block.

The momentous occasion was witnessed and graced by Rev Fr Joy Misquith, Rev Fr Pramod Crasta the assistant Parish Priest of Bejai parish, the Finance Committee members, the School Management Committee members, the Parish Council Members, the Staff and Students of Lourdes Central School and the Bejai Parishioners.

It was a bright ray of sunshine amidst the gloom of the pandemic and there was a great joy in the hearts of all the people gathered there. The programme began by invoking God’s blessings through a prayer song. The stone was blessed by the Chief Guest Rev Fr Maxim Rosario, in his address Rev Fr Maxim stressed that the Schools should not only educate the child in academics or extracurricular activities, but it should create individuals who are concerned for each other.

 Rev Dr John Baptist Saldanha in his message said that school should provide a holistic development for the children and welcomed all gathering.

In gratitude Principal Rev Fr Robert D Souza thanked all the parishioners, neighbours of the school and the well -wishers who had gathered. He requested all the people to pray for the smooth functioning of the construction of the New Block of Lourdes Central School.