Christmas, the birthday of Jesus Christ was celebrated in St Mary’s English Medium School (CBSE), Kannarpady, Udupi on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in St Mary’s auditorium at 2pm.
Christmas is a day to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. On this people tend to wish their family and friends’happiness, love, kindness, peace and prosperity. And this was seen in St Mary’s Auditorium when the celebration began by invoking Almighty’s blessings. The guests of the function V Rev Fr Charles Menezes, Correspondent, St Mary’s Educational Institutions, Udupi, Rev Fr Ashwin Aranha, Assistant Parish Priest, Mother of Sorrows Church Udupi graced the occasion. Miss Alona welcomed the gathering.
As the pandemic restricted the entry of students to school it was the faculty of St Mary’s presented a beautiful and meaningful programme. Correspondent in his message said, ‘Christmas is a happy occasion, which gives us the message of simplicity which is the need of the day due to the pandemic situation. He gave a call to help the needy, in whatever way possible this Christmas and to spread happiness, peace and the message of sacrifice and to witness Christ in our lives.
Rev Fr Johnson Sequeira, Principal of the school said, ‘Jesus was born 2000 years ago which brought good news to the downtrodden, sick and those who were suffering. Christmas is an occasion to share and care. He wished that this year’s Christmas bring new hopes to cope up the pandemic and bring victory of health over sickness in his message.
Vice principal Ms Rita Quadros and Ms Manjula Blazo spoke on the importance of Christmas. St Mary’s teachers’ Choir presented carols melodiously, the teachers’ also tapped their feet to the music which created a merry atmosphere in the whole auditorium. The special attraction of the programme was the scene of the birth of Christ. The whole scenario took the gathered audience to the days when Jesus was born and there was a divinity everywhere. The traditional patron of Christmas Santa Claus’ entry filled more joy and merry in the auditorium. On this special occasion prizes were awarded to the winners of ‘Selfie with School Crib’ competition. A special cake was cut to symbolise the birthday of Jesus Christ and the traditional Kuswar prepared by the St Marian’s increased the sweetness of the occasion.
On the whole the Christmas was celebrated with a message of sharing, giving and sacrifice without having selfish feelings. Ms Wilma Nazareth proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Renold S and Ms Linet J Castelino coordinated the programme. The whole programme was meticulously planned by the principal and executed by the vice principal.
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