On 23 July 2017, the youth of St. John Mary Vianney Parish, New Chumta celebrated the youth Day with great enthusiasm. 140 young were present on this occasion. It commenced with solemn Mass in the parish Church celebrated by Fr. Ignatius Bara. During the homily Fr. Ignatius Bara explained ‘the Parable of the Weeds’ and invited the young people to be good seeds which belong to heaven.
Soon after Mass, the cultural program was followed in Auxilium auditorium. It was consist of talks, action songs, and dances . Fr. Ignatius Bara in his talk said that we may fall many times but must we have the courage to get up each time when we fall. We are invited to make effort and to walk ahead in life. Sr. Inocencia Jojo FMA also gave her valuable contribution by sharing the preparatory document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops with the theme ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational accompaniment’.
After the lunch all gathered again in the auditorium to entertain the assembly with traditional dance. Everyone actively participated in the game. Lastly, all the new office bearers were presented to the whole group. The celebration came to an end with the distribution of the snacks by Mr. Anil Singh from Siliguri.
Reported by Sr. Premika Tirkey
On 6th August 2017, the Parishioners of New Chumta celebrated the feast of their patron St. John Mary Vianney. It was also a day for the parishioners to show their gratitude towards their Shepherd in this auspicious day.
The program started with the solemn Mass animated by New Chumta Village in thanksgiving to God for the gift of their Parish priest Fr. Sanjay Kindo. It was followed by a cultural program at 10.00 a.m.. During the program the faithful expressed their love and appreciation to the Parish priest through words of greetings, gifts, songs, Boro, Nepali, Santhali and Adivasi dances. Fr. Sanjay Kindo thanked all the Parishioners, asked them to collaborate with him and to love Jesus Christ. At the end of the celebration, all were given Ghugni and Muri, a sign of harmony and happiness.
CRI Regional secretaries meet was held at National CRI Centre Masihgarh, New Delhi from 12-13 August spearheaded by Fr. Joe Mannath SDB the National CRI Secretary.
The regional secretaries who participated were Sr. Mary Joseph Sap from Andhra Pradesh, Bro Cyril Chettiath SG from Bihar, Sr. Lalita Roshini Lakra DSA from Jharkhand/Andamans, Fr. Stifan Alvin Perera OCD from Karnataka, Sr. Modesta CTC from Kerala, Fr. Paulose Mangai SJ from North, Sr. Francis SMI from North East, Fr. Cherian Joseph SVD from Odisha,Sr. Sahaya Mary FBS from Tamil Nadu,Sr. Cecilia FSLG from UP,Rajastan, Uttarkhand, Sr. Stella D FMA from West Bengal Sikkim, Fr. Cleophas Braganza SDB from Western.
The forum commenced with a prayer and inaugural address by Fr. Joe Mannath SDB the CRI national Secretary. The secretaries presented one by one their power point presentation on the statistical data of the No of major superiors, no of Religious priests, sisters and brothers and no of religious institutions in the region, the major activities carried out at regional CRI level.
The second day was engaged in learning from each other’s presentations and planning for the programmes at national level. The meeting was an eye opener and valuable learning experience especially for those who have taken up the responsibly newly. The stay of just two days were made unforgettable by the warm hospitality, varied food provided, clean and cosy accommodation and above all for the love and care by the duo outstanding team of Fr. Joe and Rita and the perfect assisting staff.
The students of HC Auxilium Vasant Vihar celebrated 70th Independence of our beloved nation on August 11, 2017. With hearts stirred up with patriotism, the students commenced the celebrations highlighting the great sacrifices and selfless service rendered by the freedom fighters and soldiers of our country. The short prayer service conducted by Class XII E created an awareness in everyone present, the necessity of praying for peace and unity in the country and to acknowledge the challenging service of our soldiers to the nation and to be grateful to them for being the sentinels of our freedom in the country with daily prayers.
The inter house competitions-March Past including NCC contingents, patriotic melodies and patriotic dances were part of the celebrations. The poem of Rabindranath Tagore “Where the mind is without fear” sung by the School choir and the official anthem -“Hum sab Bharatiyahain” by the NCC cadets helped the studentsto have a strong sense of patriotism by generously contributing their mite tothe progress of the nation.
At the conclusion, Sr. Maria, congratulated the students for the wonderful performance and encouraged them to contribute towards the upliftment of our country and never to forget the sacrifices made by the soldiers and freedom fighters towards the independence of our nation. Sr. Celine, Principal then declared the results of the competitions and gave away the prizes. She congratulated all the participants and winners especially Vicuna house emerging as the overall winners.
God Bless our Country!
On 4th August 2017 was a great day for the students of Holy Child Auxilium Vasant Vihar as they celebrated Gratitude Day cum Foundation Day. With bouquets, planters, cards and meaningful stage performance, they highlighted and appreciated the Salesian style of value system and loving accompaniment experienced through the instrumentality of the Sisters. It was an opportune moment whereby they could express aloud for receiving the best education possible, all the opportunities, guidance and overall development at HCA.
The programme came to an end with words of appreciation and encouragement from Sr. Maria, Superior. She encouraged the students quoting from the letter of Mother Mazzarello, “My dearest girls, always go willingly to the Sisters, tell them to teach you to love God and help you to learn your duties as good citizens. Always avoid bad companions and always go with good ones.” The Sisters blessed them to live always in the presence of God.
HCA is committed to providing an atmosphere to imbibe good values and taught how to think and not what to think, as quoted by the principal Sr. Celine Alexander on the occasion of Recognition Day celebration on 29th July 2017.It was an opportune day to appreciate the efforts and hard work put in by the students in scholastic achievements. Students of class VI-XII were awarded for their general and academic excellence in the presence of their parents and teachers.
Shri Maneesh Aggarwal, the Counsellor from the Vasant Vihar Ward, working for the welfare of the people & society was the chief guest on the occasion. He was accompanied by Mr. R. P. Singh, Inspector of MCD. At the conclusion of the colourful programme by the students, Mr. Maneesh expressed his appreciation for the school which does lots of good for the development of the students and encouraged them to do always better. A parent of one of the school toppers also expressed his joy for the contribution the school makes to prepare the girls for future pursuits. The principal Sr. Celine Alexander encouraged the students with her motivational words: ‘Use your minds for innovation rather than memorization, a creativity rather than futile activity,for reflection and personal development rather than stagnation….Follow the spirit of Strive for Excellence, and the motto of the school, Virtue and Knowledge”.