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Mangaluru , Feb 22 : “Remember it is not what you have but what you give that brings happiness” - Robert Baden Powell

World thinking day was observed on 22nd February 2021, at St Agnes School, Bendore. Thinking day is celebrated by the girl guides and girl scouts around the world. The day is celebrated to appreciate the help and guidance of brothers and sisters around the world. Every year the ‘World Thinking Day’ has a theme attached to it. The theme of 2021 is ‘Peace Building – to stand strong , stand up and stand together’. The Guide Captains, guides Students along with the Joint Secretary Sr. Dr. Lydia Fernandes A.C, Vice President of School Welfare Committee Mrs. Jane Saldanha and the Principal Sr. Maria Gracilda A.C escorted the chief guest Mrs. Jayavanti Soans Joint Secretary and leader trainer of the District Scouts and Guides. The guide captains welcomed the dignitaries by pinning a badge and honouring them with a scarf.

The inauguration of the programme was done by lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. The guides students of the grade X began the prayer service by reading the scriptures from the Holy Bible, the Quran and the Bhagavath Geetha. The Principal Sr. Maria Gracilda A.C welcomed the gathering through her words of wisdom and the guides students performed a welcome dance gracefully. A short skit on importance of guides was performed through which they demonstrated the various skills learnt during the guides training. A powerpoint presentation on the significance of the day and the various activities performed by the students during the year 2019-20, 2020-2021 was displayed.

On this day, the school hosted the topper appreciation ceremony of grade X achievers for their outstanding performance. It was a moment of jubilation for the principal, teachers and students to honour the first three toppers and the subject wise highest scorers of the school for the academic year 2019-2020, with cash prize, trophies and certificates of merit. 

The toppers of Diocesan Catechism exam Ms. Melina Natasha Crasta and topper in value education Ms. Eshani Shivraj , of grade VII were also honoured with a certificate of merit and the trophy.

The Principal Sr. Maria Gracilda recognised the help rendered by the teachers and the support staff who were a great source of support and honoured them generously with a token for their hard work. Their contribution was in bagging the First Place in the Kitchen and Herbal Garden was highly appreciated and honoured.

On this occasion the Chief Guest Mrs. Jayavanthi Soans addressed the gathering by her inspirational words. She spoke on the importance of the day and said that parents and teachers are the backbone and urged the students to be firm and committed to their duty as guides. Later Sr. Dr. Lydia Fernandes A. C congratulated the guide captains and guide students and urged the students to continue to do a good deed everyday so that they may remain a good guide all through their life.

The programme was concluded by proposing a vote of thanks by Kushi D Kajekkar.

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