Shivamogga: The Assumption High School, Hiriyur of the Chitradurga District under the Diocese of Shimoga, celebrated its Silver Jubilee in a grand manner on Sunday, December 16.
Bishop of the Shimoga Diocese, Most Rev. Dr. Francis Serrao SJ, who was the president of the programme, inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp. He also released the souvenir organised by Rev. Fr Stany Dcunha, Editor of Jubilee Souvenir.
K. Matthai, administrator of ‘SAKALA’ Mission of the Government of Karnataka was the chief guest of the event. In his address, he congratulated Assumption School on their achievements.
Hiriyur MLA Poornima Srinivas, who was one of the guests, spoke on how one could build the future while being in the present. She also informed the parents and children about the importance of education.
Kannada medium Head Master Henry Crasta read the report which enumerated the achievements of Assumption High School.
In his address, Rev. Fr Stany Mariyappa, who founded Assumption High School in 1993 Hiriyur, thanked God for his mercy towards the school.
Chitradurga District DDPI Anthony also addressed the gathering.
Rev. Fr. Veeresh Vincent Moras, Secretary, Mount Carmel Education Society of Diocese of Shimoga, who was another guest at the event, spoke about what education really is and from where it starts.
During the event, the Bishop honoured Fr K Matthai, Fr Stany Mariyappa, MLA Poornima Srinivas, Fr Veeresh, DDPI Anthony and other dignitaries.
The Bishop then addressed and blessed the gathering. In his speech, he highlighted the importance of education and parenting. He was then honoured by Manager and Correspondent Fr Franklin D’Souza.
Following this, the cultural programme began where the students presented 18 different shows.
Teachers Dyanandappa and T. Anitha compered the programme. Rev. Fr Franklin D’Souza welcomed the dignitaries. English medium Head Mistress Sr. Bhagya Theresa delivered the vote of thanks.
Rev. Fr Roshan Pinto, Director of SMSSSS – Chaitanya, Sr. Jude superior of St. Anne’s Convent Hiriyur were also present.