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Mangaluru, Nov 28: The Mount Carmel Central School on Wednesday, November 28, celebrated its 11th annual day with great pomp and show, in an altogether stunning amalgamation of dances, songs, music and drama.
Among the eminent personalities present at the function were Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza, parish priest of St Lawrence Church, Bondel, Sr Maria Jyothi, joint secretary of the school, Ryan Lobo, vice president and Nisha Albuquerque, joint secretary of Parent Teacher Association. The guests were ushered in with the lively notes of the school band and welcomed with the traditional Poorna Kumbha.
The comperes Alister and Mahindra of class XI and XII respectively, and Larrel and Shreya of class X, introduced the events and kept the audience entertained through their merry banter.
The programme began with a warm welcome by the principal, Sr Melissa, followed by a brilliant exposition ‘Pillars of Our Nation’s Development’ by Class 7.
The school choir took over next, enthralling the gathering with their melodious rendition. This was followed by a mime by students of Classes 8, 9 and 10.
The annual school report was presented by the principal, which was highlighted by a presentation of the school activities.
There was a short stage programme for which the dignitaries were escorted to the dais. The meritorious students were honoured by the chief guest and special awards conferred by the joint secretary. The Parent-Teacher association honoured Sr Maria Jyothi in appreciation of her services for more than 33 years for the differently abled children in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza addressed the gathering, applauding the institution and management for its excellent efforts and achievements and wishing the Institution all the best for the future.
A most exciting cultural programme followed, beginning with a brilliant group medley by the students of Classes XI and XII, greatly appreciated by the audience.
One of the most awaited events of the evening was the English Drama, ‘The Dear Departed’, which satirised the treatment and worth of the elderly in today’s materialistic society.
The programme ended on a lively note of dance and tableau, a kaleidoscope of dances across the seven seas. The theme of unity in diversity was once more reinforced through the medium of dance and the common language of music throughout the world.
The 11th annual day ended with the singing of the national anthem.