Mangaluru, Feb 12: St Aloysius Gonzaga School held the "Jyothi Pradaan" ceremony for the outgoing Class XII and X students on February 9. The event was graced by Fr Melwin Pinto SJ, rector of St Aloysius Institutions, along with principal Fr Melwyn Anil Lobo SJ, vice-principals Laurel D'Souza and Aparna Suresh and parents of the outgoing batches.
In his address, the rector emphasized the importance of upholding the school's values throughout life's journey and staying connected to one's roots and aspirations.
Principal Fr Melwyn Anil Lobo SJ spoke about the significance of "Jyothi Pradaan," urging students to not only illuminate their own lives but also the lives of others. Representatives from the graduating classes, Master Kyle Rian Correa of Class XII and Shezana Thaseem J of Class X, expressed gratitude to the Rector, principal, faculty and staff. Teachers Deepa Karkada and Shruthi S extended their best wishes for the students' future endeavours. Proud parents, mother of Gianna Melosa Fernandes of Class XII, Quinni Fernandes and mother of Shinead Fernandes of Class X, Sharal Fernandes shared her experiences and expressed gratitude towards the management.
The ceremony commenced with a touching prayer service led by the staff, followed by Tanuja Domber welcoming the attendees. Sandhya highlighted the significance of light, symbolizing knowledge and enlightenment. After receiving lit diyas from dignitaries and teachers, students took a pledge led by the Principal, pledging loyalty and service to their alma mater. The staff bid farewell to the outgoing students with a melodious song. As a gesture of appreciation, the students contributed Rs 38,500/- and Rs 68,000/- towards the School scholarship fund. Shilpa Ballal expressed gratitude in the vote of thanks, and the event was compered by Vidya Esther. Program coordinators were Shilpa Ballal, Sandhya Manoj, Jisha Thomas and Deepthi Karkada. The ceremony concluded with a high tea session.