Mangaluru: A felicitation programme to Kariappa Rai who has rendered his service as a physical director for 34(30 years in Rosario HS) years was held on 1st August at Rosario Cultural Hall. The retired sir was welcomed with the guard of Honour. The programme commenced with a prayer song and the students welcomed the gathering by welcome dance.
Students expressed their gratitude through a farewell song and as a sign of respect offered him bouquet of flowers. Senior Teacher Alice KJ shared her experience about the service, commitment, discipline, honesty and sincerity of the retired sir. Staff members wished him good health and contended retired life through a song. Aloysius DSouza Headmaster read out the felicitation citation and said that his simple way of living and sincerity has been role model to him and it will be remembered forever.
Kariappa Rai , retired physical director was honoured by shawl, pheta, Fr uits, flowers and presented gold coin as remembrance. His wife was honoured by bouquet of flowers. The retired sir who received the honour commemorated the events happened in the past 30 years in this institution and thanked our Patroness the Queen of the Holy Rosary for blessing and protecting him all through these years .
He expressed his gratitude towards all the past correspondents, Headmasters and the co- teachers. He also thanked the present correspondent for the guidance, love and appreciation. He also thanked the Headmaster, teaching and non-teaching staff for the love and affection and for the cooperation and presented a gift to the school in memory of his retirement.
The presence of the present as well as the old students in large numbers made our sir very happy and he expressed his gratitude for the love and respect. Taluk Physical Education Officer(TPEO) Bharath who was the guest, appreciated the disciplined life and simple way of living which has made him to attain great heights and wished good luck for the future., Corporator of port ward Abdul Latheef was present and wished good luck to the retired sir. Jeanette Fernandes, Headmistress of Rosario English Medium Higher Primary School who is going to retire was also honoured.
In the presidential address correspondent Rev. Fr AlFr ed John Pinto said that it is our privilege to have a dynamic teacher who will be remembered always. He also said that may the new beginning be filled with happy memories of the years you have spent contributing to the success of this school .
The PTA members honoured Sir by presenting a momento and bouquet of flowers. Headmaster Aloysius DSouza, Assistant Parish Priest Rev. Fr Vinod Lobo, Principal of Rosario College Rev. Fr Rockey Fernandes ,Senior teacher Alice K.J, Teaching and non-teaching staff, PTA executive committee members, Parents, Rosario Parish council Vice President Gilbert DSilva, Managing committee members, CRP Hemanth were present.
Teacher Sonia Fernandes welcomed the gathering. Teacher Jacinta Moras thanked everyone for the presence and cooperation. Teacher Pradeep Havanje compered the programme.