Mangaluru, Feb 12 : “To serve the Queen of Heaven is already to reign there and to live under her commands is more than to govern” St John Vianney
Lourdes Central School (L C S) celebrated the feast of its patroness Our Lady of Lourdes on February 11, 2020. The programme began at 8:00 am during the morning assembly at L C S ground.
Rev Fr Joseph Lobo the parish priest of ‘Our Lady of Miracles Church’ and the correspondent of Milagres Educational Institutions, Mangaluru was the chief guest.
Rev Fr Wilson Vitus D Souza, Manager of L C S, Rev Fr Robert D Souza, Principal, and Ms Belita Mascarenhas , Vice Principal graced the occasion.
The programme began with a prayer followed by the welcome address by Clive Rego of Class VIIIA. Christa Oliver of Class VIIIC spoke on the significance of the day.
The chief guest Rev Fr Joseph Lobo spoke on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the Principal and faculty for the success of the school. He mentioned that the message of the Lady of Lourdes is to have courage, confidence and give comfort to all in the world. Sharing the story of the pencil, he said we should be like the pencil having outward appearance, inner talents, sharpening ourselves for betterment, erasing the mistakes and surrendering to the will of the writer.
The Manager Rev Fr Wilson Vitus D Souza spoke on the occasion and said that our Patroness teaches us to be prayerful and thank God at all times. He asked the students to pray for the people of China and India. He also mentioned that the work of God is always complete and a prayerful person always wishes good for others.
Felicitation of outstanding Achievers
L C S inspires and motivates the students to excel in every field. The achievers in National and International field were honoured. They were Anaggha Rajesh (Skating), Shriyana S Mallya (Chess), Rudra Rajeev(Chess), Shradha S Pai (Chess), Shreya Arbi (athletics)from the sports field.
Nidhi Noronha and Badekai Vishruth Krishna R Bhat who are selected for VVM National level at Chandigarh, Punjab in month of May 2020 were honoured.
The staff Ms Mary D Souza, Ms Pamela Miranda and Mr Antony K were honoured for their relentless service.
The cultural programme included a dance in honour of School Patron and a short play on Our Lady of Lourdes, depicting the life of Bernadette and the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes.
The programme ended by wishing the birthday children and singing the school anthem followed by Eucharistic celebration. The whole programme was compered by Megan D Souza and Steve D Mello of class VIII A.
Collection Drive/ Visit to the hospital
The school conducted a collection drive where items of daily use and grocery items were collected by staff and students and were given to various Ashrams.
There was a visit to Government Wenlock Hospital and the Principal, staff and students offered the fruits collected by the school to the patients and prayed for their speedy recovery.
The vote of thanks was rendered by Sreesthira Mukerji of VIII B.