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Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated

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Udupi: The 3-day annual sports event at St. John’s Academy began with a beautiful inaugural ceremony on December 1 at 9am.

The glittering ceremony of the inauguration began with a beautiful march fast by students of Kannada Medium Students followed by English Medium students of St. John’s Educational Institutions along with the guests of honour of the day to the drums beats of School Band. All the students then assembled systematically in front of the stage with their respective squad leaders holding the flags high.

All the guests were invited to the stage for the inaugural function namely; Rev. Fr. Leslie D’Souza (Correspondent, St. John’s Academy), Rev. Fr. Vincent Coello (Principal, St. John’s Academy), Franklin Mascarenhas (HM, English Medium), Mohan Shetty (HM, High School, Kannada Medium), Sr. Vineeta D’Souza (HM, Primary School English Medium), Irine D’Souza (HM Primary Kannada Medium), John Rodrigues (President PTA, Primary), Leena D’Souza (President, PTA High School) and Ram Rav (President, PTA Primary Eng. Med).

The inaugural function began with a prayer invoking God’s blessings, followed by hearty welcome by Hilda Machado (Primary Teacher). PTA Damian Noronha invited all the honorary guests on the dais for the flag hoisting ceremony and Fr. Leslie D’Souza hoisted the Sports Flag of St. John Academy. Colourful balloons were released into the sky with a title “St. John’s Sports Event 2016-17”.

Fr. Leslie D’Souza addressing the students said “We, the members of St. John’s Academy are just like relatives. The flags held by your respective leaders have the names of great leaders of our nation like Mahatma Gandhi. Let our vision be like them, let us live respectfully and keep good relationship with our fellow students. Let us live peacefully in this environment and let others live. Let this be our motto in life”. He congratulated all the teachers and admin staff for organizing the inaugural function of sports event wonderfully and systematically and wished all the students best for the 3-day sport event. He further said, on request of Principal Fr. Vincent Coello, he has agreed for the live coverage of Annual Day of the school/Jr. College by “ C4U TV Channel“ on December 8 to be held from 3pm onwards. Though he ignored the request from the Principal in the morning, but now looking at the beautiful, systematic ceremony held by the students, he is very much impressed and has now decided to go ahead with the live coverage and hence he requested the students to put up their best show for the grand annual day program.

The inaugural function was conducted by Savitha Muralidhar and announcements were made by Divakar Shetty and Sadashiv Achari (Teachers).

The function was concluded with a vote of thanks by Priya D’Souza.

Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated
Annual sports event at St. John’s Academy Shankerpura inaugurated

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