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The Apostolic Carmel, Karnataka celebrates the Service Filled Life of its Retired Staff

August 29, 2022

Mangaluru: On the morning of Saturday, 26th August 2022, the smiles that radiated joy and contentment to the audience in St. Ann’s Provincial House Auditorium were the smiles of our 25 retired staff members of 2021- 22 who were celebrated with pride and honor.

To teach is to assist discovery, advocate discipline and animate determination. It is only a purposeful and passionate person who can take on such a noble career. The Apostolic Carmel Educational Society, Karnataka works to recognize and reinforce such inspiring teachers who have made a difference to innumerable young lives and felicitated them for their dedicated and committed services to the students and the society.

The programme commenced with a prayer service led by the staff and students of St. Ann’s High School, Mangaluru. The prayer dance by the students lifted everyone’s spirit to experience the divine. As their colleagues spoke briefly the achievements of the retired staff, the Provincial Superior Sr Maria Shamita and the Educational Secretary Sr Maria Sudeepa honoured the retired staff with shawl, garland and fruit basket. The retired staff kept smiling as their best moments in service were captured on the stage and some even shed tears of gratitude.

The retired staff that were honoured are :        

Sl. No.Name of the Retired  Name of the InstitutionYears of Service
1Mr. Herald DSouzaSt. Ann’s College of Education (Autonomous) Mangaluru41 years
2Dr. Mrs. Vijaya Kumari S NSt. Ann’s College of Education (Autonomous) Mangaluru35 years
3Mrs. ShanthiSt. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru40 years
4Mr. Charles Stany Pais  St. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru24 years
5Mrs. Mable D SouzaSt. Agnes College (Autonomous), Mangaluru12 years
6Ms. Reena Vitha DSouzaSt. Agnes Special School, Mangaluru39 years
7Mrs. Dolorous PintoSt. Agnes Special School, Mangaluru38 years
8Mrs. Catherine PaisSt. Agnes Special School, Mangaluru19 years
9Mrs. Josephine RebelloSt. Ann’s High School, Mangaluru37 years
10Mr. Ganesh Acharya YSt. Ann’s High School, Mangaluru25 years
11Mrs. Gracilla PereiraSt. Agnes CBSE School, Mangaluru18 years
12Mrs. Eliza DSouzaCarmel Girls High School, Modankap28 years
13Mrs. Josephine Vinaya PintoSt. Joseph’s High School , Kundapura39 years
14Mrs. Felciana DSouzaStella Maris High School, Gangulli23 years
15Mrs. Leena Menezes  Mary Immaculate High School, Bengaluru40 years
16Mrs. Shantha MaryMary Immaculate School, Bengaluru36 years
17Mrs. Stella AlexMary Immaculate School, Bengaluru30 years
18Mrs. Shakuntala S S  St. Joseph’s High School, Mysuru29 years
19Mrs. Mary SusheelaSt. Joseph’s High School, Mysuru23 years
20Mrs. Rama KCarmel English School, Nanjangud15 years
21Sr. Keerthan A.CSt. Joseph’s Hr. Pry. School, Kundapura37 years
22Mrs. Rekkel LudringStella Maris Hr. Pry. School, Kotekar27 years
23Mrs. Louisa Metilda MartisVidya Jyothi Hr. Pry. School, Jyothinagar27 years
24Mrs. Pushpalatha VSt. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Mysore33 years
25Mrs. Nirmala JosephineShanthi Nilaya Preparatory School, Nanjangud20 years

On behalf of the retired staff, Mrs Felciana DSouza from Stella Maris High School, Gangulli expressed the sentiments of gratitude to the management and to all who guided and supported them in their teaching learning process.  She also told her colleagues to take their retired life as a blessing to spend more time with the family and to engage themselves in useful service to the society.

The Provincial Superior in her address, quoting the words of Pope Francis, said “we are all born to help each other, no matter how difficult it is… Life is good when you are happy, but much better when others are happy because of you.” She acknowledged with gratitude and appreciation the dedicated service and loyalty of the retired staff in making their students’ lives happy and better.

Sister Maria Sudeepa A.C welcomed the gathering, Sister Vijaya Crasta A.C proposed the vote of thanks while Sister Janet Sequeira A.C. compeered the programme. The felicitation came to an end with a relishing fellowship meal.