151st Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,the father of the nation was celebrated with great fervour at St Mary's Kannarpady. The Chief guest along with other Dignitaries offered Floral tribute to the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. An all faith prayer session was conducted in which the hymns from Bhagavad-Gita, Bible and Quran were recited and interpreted. A brief documentary film depicting the life and message of Mahatma was presented by Mrs Smitha and Mrs Lavita. Chief guest Mr Prasad K Pai, the Doctor researcher at TAPMI , Manipal and also the alumnus of the school highlighted the relevance of simplicity , honesty and truthfulness, the noble values propounded and lived by Gandhiji. Very Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca, the correspondent in his presidential adress said that the present generation should draw inspiration from Gandhi an principles and exhibit the moral courage to fight the violence and injustice with the weapons of truth and nonviolence.
Bhajans were sung by teachers' choir spotlighting the Gandhian message of peace and Harmony.
The program was conceptualized and coordinated by Rev Fr Johnson Sequeira,the Principal of the institution. Vice Principal Mrs Rita Quadros introduced the Chief Guest Mr Prasad K Pai recollecting his close affinity with the school. Asst Parish Priest Rev Fr Ashwin Aranha graced the occasion. Mrs Sangeetha conducted the program. Mrs Shashikala extended the words of welcome. Mrs Sumalatha proposed the vote of thanks.