"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

Mangaluru , Oct 2 : ‘Gandhi Jayanthi’ also the 150th birth anniversary of the father of our nation was celebrated on 2nd October 2019, at Lourdes Central School open grounds. The Manager Rev Fr. Wilson Vitus D’Souza, the Principal Rev Fr Robert D’Souza and the Vice-Principal Ms Belita Mascarenhas graced the programme with their presence.

The programme began with a prayer song. Shanon of class X welcomed the gathering.

To acknowledge and highlight the significance of secularism all faith prayer-‘Sarva Dharma Prarthana’ was oraganised. The lourdites read a verse each from the Bible, Quaran, Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta and Guru Granth Sahib and also gave the interpretation.

The significance of the day was read by Minal of class 7. Remembering yet another great leader Lal Bahadur Shastri the second Prime minister of India Prachi of class 7C apprised the audience on his contribution to the nation.

Ms Vidhya Joseph the social science coordinator enlightened the audience with the life story of Mahatma Gandhi.

To express their patriotism in their own little way the lourdites presented a patriotic song.

Students of class IV and V depicted the ‘Dandi March’ a milestone in the freedom struggle and also staged a play that was greatly appreciated by all.

The Manager Rev Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza in his presidential address upheld the values of Gandhiji and highlighted the sacrifices he made for the country. He also said that the students have to know the Mahatma and imbibe his teachings in their life.

Aaron Lobo of class VIII proposed the vote of thanks.

The programme was compered by Andrea and Janice of class IX.


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