'Guruvandana'- an event of Ruby Jubilee year to honor the former teachers of St Mary's was held on September 10, 2023 at Fr J.P.Tauro Memorial hall. The invitees were welcomed by a thematic classical dance performed by students. Mr Maxim D'Souza and Col.Dr Arthur Rodrigues respectively the Vice President and the Secretary of Mother of Sorrows Church, Udupi were the guests on the stage. Principal Rev.Fr Johnson Sequeira in his introductory remarks expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the dedicated service and the outstanding contributions of the former staff in the progress of the school. The program was uniquely inaugurated by unfurling the icon of a lotus and lighting the auspicious lamp. The former Principal, Vice Principal, Teachers and Supportive staff who rendered valuable service at St Mary's were felicitated by the dignitaries with Jubilee shawl, memento and gift.The words of felicitations was read by Ms Pushpalatha. The present staff were also rewarded with gifts as a token of appreciation. A wishing song was sung by teachers' choir.The memorable moments of togetherness spent with the former staff were recollected through a video presented by Ms Sonia Shetty. The invitees were entertained through few lucky games conducted by Mr Walter D'Souza. Correspondent Very.Rev.Fr Charles Menezes in his Presidential address highlighted the influential role of teachers in moulding the character of students. A thematic dance depicting the passion and professional commitment of teachers was presented by teachers. The members of school Management Committee Dr Herman D'Souza, Ms Benedicta Fernandes and Mr Roy Mathias were present on the occasion. Vice Principal Ms Rita Quadros proposed the vote of thanks. Ms Usha Hegde and Ms Bharathi anchored the event.