Mangaluru, Aug 11: The much awaited PTA Annual General Body Meeting was held on August 6 at 1.30 pm. The parents well responded to the invitation and gathered in large number. The teaching faculty invoked God’s blessings through a prayer song and the students of class 6 staged a graceful welcome dance.
Fr Gerald Furtado SJ welcomed the gathering. Celestine Vaz introduced the chief guest. The chief guest and the speaker for the day was the rector of St Aloysius Institutions, Fr Melwin Pinto SJ. The rector addressed the parents of the Primary School for the first time and stressed on the following points. Giving quality time by parents at home, creating a happy child rather than successful child, listening to the child and paying attention to the child when the child is feeling low and not able to express something.
On the occasion the former vice president of the PTA, Aravind Rao was thanked and the newly elected vice president was welcomed with floral bouquets. The former secretary, Jositta Noronha was thanked and Shobha Pinto took charge as the new secretary. Co-opting of the PTA committee members was done by the former secretary. Headmistress, Jositta Noronha spoke to the parents about guidelines to be followed in regard to the smooth running of the institution. Vote of thanks was rendered by Mangala Rai, the vice president of the PTA.
All gathered joined their voices in singing the National Anthem. Refreshment was served for all who attended the meeting. The entire programme was compered by Shobha Pinto.