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Lourdes Central School organizes LCS COLLOQUIUM 2024

March 18, 2024

Mangaluru: Lourdes Central School organized LCS COLLOQUIUM 2024, a celebration of knowledge and talent, on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Bejai Church Hall. The dignitaries present on the occasion were Rev. Dr John Baptist Saldanha, Manager; the Chief Guest, Ms Bhavana Karkera; Rev. Fr Robert DSouza; the Principal; the Guest of Honour, Mr Ganesh K; the Entrepreneur, entrepreneur, Ms Belita Mascarenhas; and Ms Anita Thomas; the Vice Principals, Rev. Fr Suraj Lobo and Rev. Fr Leston Lobo; and Bejai Parish Pastoral Parishad Vice President and Secretary, Mr. Ashok Pinto.

The program began at 9:00 a.m. with a prayer dance to connect with the divine in a language beyond words. Krishnadasa Raja of class XIIB welcomed the gathering. This was followed by a thematic skit ‘Reach for the Top’ by the students of class XII. The students of classes IX and XI with 100% attendance, three top scorers, and above 90% were felicitated by the dignitaries.

The keynote address was delivered by Rev. Dr John Baptist Saldanha. He stated that students, as children, listened to their parents, and this attitude should continue all their lives. He added that education at LCS is a holistic approach that integrates people. 

Mr Ganesh K., the Guest of Honour and Dr Bhavana Karkera, the Chief Guest, were introduced by Ms Deepa DSouza and felicitated by the dignitaries on the stage.

Ms Bhavana Karkera, in her message, told the students to follow their passion, regulate their time, and pursue their talents. She highlighted emotional intelligence and indicated that children who are trained in emotional intelligence are able to handle stress and have a good rapport with people. She specified that emotional intelligence increases awareness, develops interpersonal relationships, and gives insight into one’s own thinking and beliefs. She communicated that students should practice mindfulness, reflect on themselves, check their goals, practice gratitude, and have a sense of purpose.

Mr Ganesh K, the Guest of Honour said that LCS was a school with a difference that does not compromise on values and expressed his gratitude to the school.

The floor was open for question-and-answer sessions for both parents and students.

The Principal, Rev. Fr Robert DSouza, spoke on the occasion and said that LCS Colloquium is a platform to encourage, motivate, and inspire the students to achieve more. He wished the students success for classes X and XII. He saluted the parents for accompanying their ward and thanked Mr Ganesh and Dr Bhavana for their goodwill, love, and support for LCS.

Gratitude was expressed by Trishitha Ashok of class XA. The program ended with the national anthem. The program was compered by Shourya Shetty of class XC and Neola Monteiro of class XB.