Media Release

Mangaluru, Nov 18 : Children’s day was celebrated on the 14th of November on the birth anniversary of the First Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru across the country.

“The best way to make children good is to make them happy” - Oscar Wilde

Yes, certainly to make the students of Lourdes Central School happy and make them feel their importance in the family, school and society and to inculcate values in them, LCS celebrates this day in a unique way. If one trips down to memory lane, one knows how the LCS REGALE was held every year. On this auspicious day, children with their family members were dancing, playing and enjoying the international cuisine in LCS campus. Indeed, it was a fun filled day. However due to the pandemic, LCS had to think of alternatives.

Principal Rev Fr. Robert Dsouza has left no stone unturned, he along with his team brings out the innovative ideas. Thus, a week-long celebration as “LCS children’s week - 2020” was organized from 9th to 14th November 2020, virtually.

There is no garden as beautiful as children and to show love and affection to them, staff of LCS presented songs, skits, dances as well as virtual tours.

Besides many activities and competitions were conducted for the students and also E-certificates were awarded to the winners and participants.

A major programme was held on 13th November virtually. It began with a prayer song by the staff and welcome address by the Vice Principal, Mrs. Belita Mascarehnas. The Manager of LCS, Rev Dr J.B Saldanha and Principal Rev Fr. Robert Dsouza greeted the Lourdites and conveyed their message.

Manager Rev Dr J.B Saldanha made the students feel special by quoting the words of the famous poet, Rabindranath Tagore, “Every child brought into this world shows us that God truly loves humanity.” Further he said that it’s in the children we truly experience God’s love and enjoy blessings and joy through great experiences that we have in living with the children. In addition to this he also said that protecting the rights of the children must be a major concern in India and the Government of India as well as all of us need to think over seriously about it.

Principal Rev Fr. Robert Dsouza said in his message that children are the precious gifts of God to their family, school and society. He blessed them with peace and love.

The staff of LCS performed dances gracefully and sang the songs melodiously. The Committee Co-ordinator, Mrs. Deepa Dsouza and Mrs. Linet Dsouza compered the programme and also delivered the vote of thanks.

LCS thanks the Principal Rev Fr. Robert Dsouza, Vice Principal, Mrs. Belita Macarenhas and the Organizing Committee members for planning the programme meticulously. It also thanks the students and the parents for their cooperation.

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