Mangalore, Jul 12: Gonzaga Kindergarten – a dream envisioned by the Jesuits with a rich and unmatched legacy of 133 years was blessed and inaugurated July 10 at 10 am.
Fr Denzil Lobo, rector of St Aloysius college institutions - Mangalore followed by the rendering of prayers. Fr Elvis Lewis , Manger of Gonzaga school blessed the play area. The Gonzaga staff conducted a short prayer service invoking God’s blessings on this new venture of the Kindergarten block.
The Gonzaga Kindergarten students presented a beautiful welcome dance. Aditya Thomas of class V welcomed the gathering. Grace Noronha ,the principal of Gonzaga school introduced the chief guest to the gathering and briefed on the Gonzaga school activities since its inception. She also announced that the school had won the British Council international school award for 2013.
The chief guest Fr Denzil Lobo , addressing the audience, extended his good wishes to the new school for attaining greater glory in the days to come, and briefed about St Aloysius college, its history and the contribution of Jesuits towards education.
Fr Elvis Lewis , the school manager highlighted the achievements and developments of Gonzaga school from its inception. Prominent diginitaries who graced the occasion included Fr Leo D’souza , Fr Walter Andrade, and Fr Alphonso .
The vote of thanks was proposed by Leroy D’Souza of class 6, the prefect of the school .The programme was compered by Preethan Pereira, the kindergarten teacher and Jacintha D’costa. The programme concluded with the school anthem.