Saturday, August 11, 2012

First vows at Premal Jyoti

In the midst of our busy schedule, 20 July marked a memorable day in the history of Premal Jyoti. Sch Cleopas Wekesa Wanyonyi, a promising and exuberant young man from Eastern African Province took his first vows in the Chapel of Premal Jyoti. Fr Jose Changa presided over the Mass and received Wekesa into the Society of Jesus. The birthday celebrations of Fr Minister Shaji and Fr Anthony Pitchai were added joys. In fact, there was so much joy that the refectory could not contain it. (Sch David Kholi)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Vidya Rattan Gold Medal Award

On the 25th of July, 2012, while our new President was being sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan, not too far away at a function at the Krishna Menon Bhavan, opp. the Supreme Court, New Delhi; Fr. Vincent Braganza; Principal, St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, was awarded the Vidya Rattan Gold Medal Award by the Indian Solidarity Council, and the Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award by the International Institute of Education & Management for “Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Education”. The award was conferred by G.K.V. Krishnamurthy, former Chief of the Election Commission; Mr. Joginder Singh, former Director of the CBI; Justice O.P. Verma, former Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court and former Governor of Punjab; Mr. Bhishma Narain Singh, a Gandhian and former Governor of several states and Minister of Education in the Indira Cabinet. The awards were conferred at a seminar on "Education and Socio-economic Development" at which these luminaries presented their views. 
This comes as a much deserved acknowledgement of the creative leadership, not just as Principal, but also through the past 25 years of service rendered at St. Xavier's College by Fr. Vincent Braganza. (From Shweta Wadhwa, Manager - Xavier Research Foundation).