The Family Day for class XI & XII one of its kind was first celebrated in Auxilium Convent School, Barasat on 24th June, 2017, at the school Auditorium, as an innovative gesture by our Principal Sr.Clara Saminathan to bridge the communication gap that apparently exists between the teachers and parents. It was also a day which will carve out a niche in Auxilium history as it was the day, when our ICSE and ISC toppers with a special mention of Debasree Pal who ranked first in West Bengal and secured the second position in India, were felicited by our respected M.P Mrs. Kakoli Ghosh Dostidar, who had come on a special invitation from the school management.
The programme initiated with the lighting of lamp and a prayer service. Sr. Principal then welcomed the parents, who had been escorted to the auditorium. The session was then conducted by Fr, Joseph Pathikal, the chief guest who spoke on the deterioration of child parent relationship due to curricular, extracurricular and peer pressure. Children needed to be handled according to their personality traits. Moreover, he brought to the forefront of the parents the importance of sex education and the need to become friends with their wards. It was then the turn of Mr. Banerjee, father of Ritti Banerjee, to speak on behalf of the parents. He, too seconded the advice that was given by Father.
Mrs. Kakoli Ghosh Dostidar then felicitated the students and applauded the herculean task taken up by the Salesian sisters in moulding the children on the path of virtue and knowledge.
The programme camne to a close with a short cultural programme by the students of Cl. XI and XII to show case their innate talents which was nurtured by the school since their nursery day. Song on ‘Family Day’ was soon followed by a Semi classical dance programme and then poetry recitation with enactment.
The parents left the school auditorium contented and their bright smile symbolisesed the hope that they saw in their children to be felicitated next year too, for performing well in ISC.