Mangaluru, Apr 12: The Jyothi Pradhan programme for the students of classes X and XII 2020-21 of Lourdes Central School, here, was held on April 9 at the school grounds. The outgoing students with their parents were present following the Covid protocol and SOPs. The staff and students of class XI were also present.
The manager Fr Dr John Baptist Saldanha, principal Fr Robert D’Souza and vice-principal Belita Mascarenhas were the dignitaries present.
The programme began with the universal prayer followed by a prayer song by the school choir led by Ivan Mascarenhas. In this prayerful ambience the prayers and petitions of the students were placed before the Almighty by Deepa D’Souza and Shaila Mascarenhas.
Light is not the mere absence of darkness. It symbolises a new beginning, illuminating our path and destiny. The manager, principal and vice-principal lit the lamp followed by the class teachers of classes X and XII. Student representatives Ananya Ravi of X A, Angeline of X B, Parikshith Bandary of X C, Ananya N of XII A, Lester Fernandes of XII B and M Atul of XII C joined in lighting the lamp.
Numa Sherif of class X led the students in taking the pledge to remain faithful to their alma mater and to carry forward the values imbibed.