Mangaluru, Nov 29: Mount Carmel Central School, here on November 28 celebrated the 12th Annual Day of classes VII to XII. The school ambience wore on a festive mood. Dr A M Khan, Registrar (Evaluation) Mangalore University escorted by the Principal, members of the management and PTEC was welcomed in a traditional south Indian music 'Chande'.
The school orchestra with its symphony imparted a soulful feeling to those in the audience. The school choir invoked God’s blessings on all gathered through their soul-stirring singing. The chief guest, parents and well-wishers were welcomed by a graceful dance. This was followed by convivial words of welcome by the principal, Sr Melissa. She also appreciated the presence and participation of parents, in her words of welcome.
To mark the celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the students paid a fitting tribute through a musical skit highlighting the principles which he preached and practiced. Indeed, a legacy to every Indian. This year, being the sesquicentennial year of the Apostolic Carmel Congregation in India, an apt tribute was paid to the foundress, Venerable Mother Veronica through the Cantata depicting a part of her life from far off France to India and the growth of the Apostolic Carmel in India.
The annual report highlighted the striving of the school towards its motto ‘Higher and Nobler’. The meritorious students of the previous year were felicitated by the chief guest. The special prizes of the year were given by the joint secretary.
Dr A M Khan was happy and proud to be part of the programme. He appreciated and applauded the management and staff for providing a holistic growth to the students through various activities apart from academics. He urged the parents to inculcate in their wards the much-needed culture of compassion, character building and respect for all religions.
The joint secretary, Sr Marie Lucy congratulated the students for their power pact performance and acknowledged the unstinted support of the staff. She assured the parents that the school will strive to meet the dreams of their wards. Teacher Sylvia proposed the vote of thanks.
As the UN has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages and we Indians being privileged to have 22 languages, there was a flow of melodious songs in different languages. The skit 'Mind your Language' placed the audience in their most relaxing mood. The senior secondary students soothed all present through their enchanting music and singing. 'Navarasa' - The nine emotions of nature, if unveiled appropriately or inappropriately has its repercussions not only on humans but also on mother earth. Awareness was created through a graceful dance ballet to save mother earth.
The programme was compered by students Craig, Larissa, Vedant and Bhoomika. It ended with the singing of the school song by the school choir.