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.
On 28 July, 2017, Auxilium School, Barasat celebrated the Gratitude Day. This day helped us to remember the importance of all those persons in our life and to say ‘Thank You’. The event began at 8:30 a.m. in our auditorium. It began with a welcome speech followed by the garlanding of the potrait and lighting of the lamp. The Sisters were presented with cards and bouquets as a token of love from us followed by prayer dance, a power – point presentation, a group dance and a group song.
One Act Play was organised by Literary Club. The four houses with one another – the topic being “Family” starting with Green and Yellow and ending with Blue and Red. Then there was a video on One – Act Play, an orchestra by Auxi – Beaters and a western dance by Auxi – Groovers, and a video on Papparazi. The program ended with the golden words of our dear Sister Superior.
Class X ‘A’
On 29 April 2017, Auxilium Convent School New Chumta celebrated the Gratitude day. The festal celebration started at 10.00a.m. by invoking God through the lighting of the candles by Class X. Then the cultural program began with a lovely prayer dance of class VIII after which Priya Munda from class X read the address and presented a beautiful card to Sr. Superior along with a bouquet from the students of each class from Nursery to class X.
All the children of every class displayed their talents in different forms like arts, music, songs, dances, poem, skits, and action songs to express their thankfulness and love. In her message, Sr. Superior appreciated their love shown in different ways and thanked them all. The programme ended with the vote of thanks by Sima singh from class X.
Reported by Ms. Sonam Rai
On 23 August 2016, the students and staff of Auxilium Kalyani expressed their gratitude through a welcome address, songs, rhymes, dances and skits to make this day a joyful and thankful one for Sr. Rosina Thomas, our animator whose name feast occurs this day. It was the glittering stars and angels of the Pre Nursery and Nursery, the Brown girls in the ring, the beautiful flowers that blossoms in the garden are loved by everyone by the students of Class 1 and 2 “aamra gacher choto choto ful , “ hare re re “ by the girls alone. They also expressed their love for our Mother land India through a dance describing its beauty. God Almighty Father watches over us with love. So the students expressed this in an action song Anondo Lokhe with burning lamps. The class 3 and 4 students performed their rhythmic steps to the song: dola re dola. Sr. Rosina expressed her love and gratitude for the beautiful program set up by the sisters, staff and students, encouraging them to utilize their talents and gifts for the good and happiness of others. She also thanked them for the gift of 2 sound boxes and a microphone presented to the school which will be set up in the school hall. Nothing ends best without the distribution of sweets to the children as they left the school premises. Thereafter the staff was ushered to our residence to share snacks and tea as they offered their gift for the community and expressed their love and gratitude too.
‘Gratitude is the memory of the heart’. Keeping this thought in mind , Holy Child Auxilium School, R.K.Puram, celebrated its ‘Gratitude Day’ on 7th November, a day set aside for thanking and honouring our dear Superior and Sisters for their whole hearted dedication and service to this institution.
The air looked festive with colourful balloons hanging on the trees. The children also looked beautiful in their colourful party wear. The students of Class IV dressed in Indian attire lined up to greet and welcome the sisters. The programme began with the lighting of the lamp by our Superior, Sr. Lily, our Headmistress, Sr. Asha and Administrator Sr. Alphonsa. Prayers to invoke the Lord’s blessings on our sisters were recited. A gratitude speech thanking the sisters was made by a student of Class V.
The students of every Class presented floral bouquets and some essential items for the poor. A beautifully synchronized Indian dance was put up by the students of Class IV. This brought out the essence of our Indian Culture. The tiny tots of Nursery and K.G put action songs which thanked our Lord for His wonderful Creation and also for guiding us like a Friend and Shepherd. The children of Class I presented a dance to the tune of a lively song titled ‘Lord we thank You’ . A peacock dance was the highlight of the programme . The students of Class II danced to the tune of ‘You raise me up’ and created a beautiful peacock with the words ‘THANK YOU’ on the wings. A foot tapping song in action was presented by Class II. This song had everyone dancing in their places.
A dance drama on the life of the ‘Salesian Sisters’ was put up by the students of Class V. It showcased the apostolate of the Salesian Sisters and the selfless service rendered by the Sisters in all spheres of life not only in India but the world over.
Much to everyone’s surprise, the Sisters sang a sweet song showing their gratefulness to the teachers and children for their love and generosity.
Sr. Superior then thanked the Teachers and students for the meaningful programme presented on the occasion of Gratitude Day and exhorted the children to be always grateful to all those who help us and also to be helpful and caring towards the less fortunate ones around us.
Thus the programme came to an end with the thought ‘Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside’