Mangaluru: Rosario High School held a felicitation programme for Aloysius DSouza who has rendered his service as a teacher for about 38 years and as a Headmaster for 15 years and 8 months on Nov. 30 at Rosario Cultural Hall.
Retired Sir was welcomed with the guard of honour. The programme commenced with a prayer song and the students welcomed the gathering with a welcome dance. Students expressed their gratitude through a farewell song and as a sign of respect offered him a bouquet of flowers. Laveena D’Souza shared her experience about the service, commitment, discipline, honesty, sincerity, straightforward approach and leadership qualities of Retired Sir. Staff members wished him good health and contended his retired life through a song. Alice K.J. senior teacher read out the letter of honour and said that his attractive speech, positive approach, and able leadership have been a role model and it will be remembered forever.
Aloysius DSouza, the retired Headmaster was honoured with a shawl, pheta, fruits, flowers and an 8-gram gold coin, his mother and wife were also honoured with a bouquet of flowers.
Retired Sir who received the honour thanked the almighty for the gift of life for 60 years commemorated the events that happened in the past 38 years of his teaching career and thanked our Patroness, The Queen of the Holy Rosary for blessing and protecting him all through these years. He expressed his gratitude towards Bethany sisters, who had appointed him at Rosa Mistica Primary School, all the past secretaries of the Catholic Board of Education, past correspondents, HMs, and co-teachers. He remembered his teachers who had taught him. He also gave a message “grab all the opportunities to grow, and attain heights through love”.He also thanked the present correspondent for the guidance, love and appreciation. He expressed his gratitude to the teaching and non-teaching staff for their love and affection, cooperation and for the arrangements of the farewell programme.
The presence of the present, as well as the Alumni in large numbers, made our sir happy, especially the special invitees where the 3 students selected from the school were Retired Sir had rendered his service.
The Secretary of the Catholic Board of Education Rev. Fr. Antony Shera appreciated the hard work and determination which made Retired Sir reach great heights and also thanked him for his service as a member of the governing body of the Catholic Board of Education.
S.L. Bhoje Gowda the member of the Legislative Council of Karnataka who was the special guest thanked the CBE and the Christian Institutions for the service rendered to the society in the field of education, commemorated Retired Sir’s leadership quality, straightforward speech and the service rendered to the society, thanked him and wished him all the very best.
S. Cyprian Monteiro, Principal CTE Mangaluru appreciated the multi-talents of Retired Sir and also thanked the CBE for rendering service to society in the field of education.
Rajalaxmi, DDPI and Principal DIET, Mangaluru appreciated the disciplined life and the leadership quality which has made Retired Sir attain great heights.
Ganesh Karnik, Ex MLC, addressed the gathering and appreciated the hard work and determination of Retired Sir.
Abdul Lathif corporator of the port ward on behalf of the ward members wished all the very best and thanked Retired Sir for his corporation, especially during the election time.
In the presidential address correspondent Very Rev. Fr. Alfred John Pinto said that it is our privilege to have a dynamic teacher, who will be remembered always.
In the presidential address Msgr. Very Rev. Maxim L. Noronha, Vicar General Diocese of Mangaluru, appreciated the hard work, dedication and service rendered to the Catholic Board of Education and said that may the new beginning be filled with happy memories of the years you have spent for the upliftment of the school.
Rev. Fr. Vinod Lobo Administrator Rosario Higher Primary School, Mavis HM of Rosario Higher Primary School, the members of the Kreeda Bharathi, MCHMPA, PTA members, Bhandavya Friends Club felicitated and honoured sir by presenting a momento and bouquet of flowers.
Vernon D’Souza, the son of Aloysius DSouza thanked the Management, the correspondent, and teaching and non-teaching staff for their cooperation, love and affection.
Senior teacher Alice K.J, teaching and non-teaching staff, PTA executive committee members, parents, Rosario Church Parish Council Vice President Gilbert Dsilva, management committee members, CRP Hemanth and Prasad, BRP Saritha, MCHMPA members, the retired staff of Rosario High School were present.
Teacher Laveena Quadras welcomed the gathering. Pradeep D.M. Havanje compered the programme.
A PPT was presented as a gesture of love to cherish the memories of Retired Sir at Rosario High School. The farewell programme concluded with a fellowship meal.