News & Pics: Mr John Menezes, Moodbidri
June 7: The inauguration of “Carmel Preparatory School took place on 6th June 2011. The first batch of students with their parents were gathered in the school hall. The inaugural function programme started at 10.30 a.m. Sr. Aruna – the Headmistress of preparatory school welcomed the students and parents.
Sr. Naveena with two students and two parents lit the Lamp which followed by prayer. The prayer service was lead by Sr. Lizzy. Sr. Marilda, Aruna and Lizzy sang the song “ bhakthibhavadinda Dheva ninna Bhajisuve”.
Sr. Gracy read the “word of God – build the house on the rock. Sisters, Monica, Lucy Benedicta, Sunitha and Gracy participated in the “Prayers of the Faithful”.
The prayers were concluded with the song “ Stay with us Lord” sang by the sisters.
Sr. Sylvia welcomed the Sisters, staff, parents and students for the inauguration. Sr. Naveena – Superior and Secretary of the School, Sr. Lucy Benedicta –joint secretary and Sr. Marilda –Principal of P.U. College were present.
Sr. Naveena spoke giving a warm and loving welcome to the new students of the New CBSE Preparatory school through which the Carmel congregation share God’s love and compassion with the people. Carmel name is given because Carmel means garden and like the variety of flowers grow in the garden these tiny tots from different background, families and localities will grow together as one family and learn to live as brothers and sisters. Like the nursery rhyme – “Twinkle twinkle little star…. like a diamond in the sky”, these little stars will shine in the Carmel school. She told them to become wise and creative and wished them all the best.
Sr. Marilda thanked, Almighty God for giving them this gift and His grace to start this venture, Parishoners and Rev. Fr. Austin Peter Peres .. as this idea was conceived in their minds, Provincial Superior and team for the support to this venture, Sr. Ujwala for her, plan and hard work, Sr. Naveena for her beautiful message and support extended, Sr. Aruna for keeping all things ready for the kids and the class, Parents and students as without them this venture will not be complete, all sisters and staff for their work seen and unseen and Mr John Menezes, for the photos and video and his love and support to the institution.
Group Photos of all students were taken and then the students and parents were guided to the classroom. The ribbon was cut by Sr. Naveena assisted by Sr. Aruna while the song “ On this school your blessings Lord” was sung by sisters.
The children and parents were guided to the classroom with a snack packet and the children were given books. The classroom was beautifully decorated.
35 students were present. A maximum 40 students can be accommodated this year in the classroom.
We wish all the best to Carmel Sisters and pray to God to bless them in this new venture for the benefit our society.