Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of M.H.P.S

Maryknoll Higher Primary School, Barkur celebrated its Platinum Jubilee on Friday, 18 December. In the morning a short program was held in the school premises having Fr. Valerian Mendonca as the chief guest, who is also the school’s correspondent, With flag hoisting and prize distribution, the program was auspiciously graced by Mr. B. Srinivas Shettigar, the industrialist. Mr. Eric Cornelio, Mr.Ivon Rebello, the office bearer of St Peter’s Association, Barkur-Mumbai and Mrs.Lalitha C.R.P were present.









Later, in the evening at 5pm, the president of the program, Rt. Rev.  Dr. Gerald Issac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi was escorted from the car street by student band and the hosts. Rev. Fr. Lawrence D’Souza, the secretary of Catholic Education Society Udupi, Mr. Bonifas Sequeira, President of St. Peter’s Association, Barkur – Mumbai, Sri. Nagesh Sharubhag, B.E.O, Brahmavar, Mrs.Shaila D’Souza, Sri Shantaram Shetty and Rev. Sr. Syelvestin Lobo were the guest of honor. At the occasion, ex-correspondents, ex-teachers rendering services were honored who include the correspondents Fr. Valerian and Head Mistress Sr. Margaret. Mrs. Martha Sequeira and Rufina Mendonca, the students of first batch of the school, were honored during the occasion by president of the program. Rev. Fr. Valerian, the correspondent welcomed the guests and addressed the gathering. Fr. Lawrence D’Souza, inaugurated the souvenir. There were 11 priests who rendered their services as correspondent, ex-head mistresses and 10 ex-teachers were also honored by the president during the program.


Fr. Lawrence in his message said, “It’s time to thank God. This is just 10% of development in logical way of teaching, other 90% depends on relationships and examples. Teacher is a great book of learning”. Mr. Bonifas Sequeira in his speech said, “Students of this institution have cracked greater heights in life”. Mr. Benedict in sharing his view said, “The future of the medium of this school could be mixed medium as it is prevalent in Maharashtra, that is, Math and Science is taught in English, History and Geography in local languages, Hindi and English in its own way”. Mr. Nagesh Shanbhag, BEO Brahmavar said, “Do not reserve property for your children but let children be your property”, he quoted Gavayava. Mrs. Shaila D’Souza represented her joy being the first citizen of Barkur, that she indebted her success to the school. Rev. Sr. Syelvestin Lobo said, “Today’s world has given more prominence to things than persons, instead of values for life, they collect money for the future. In such a society let values and goodness grow.


With various entertainment program and Christmas wishes, 1,500 audience were entertained. Sr Margarita presented the detailed report of 75 years’ history of school, along with a PowerPoint Presentation which was prepared and provided by Mr Franklin Fernandes on behalf of team www.barkuronline.com. Teacher Rosy Lewis thanked everyone present there.




















































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