Mangaluru, Nov 16: Lourdes Central School celebrated 'Regale 2018' Children’s Day on November 15 at the LCS open grounds.
The dignitaries present on the occasion were Msgr Maxim Noronha, vicar general of the diocese and vice president of Catholic Board of Education, Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza, manager LCS, Fr Robert D’Souza, principal LCS, Fr Vinod Lobo, assistant parish priest, Bejai Church, Stany Vas, vice president Bejai Parish Pastoral Parishad, management committee member Adelaide D’Sa, vice principal Belita Mascarenhas and twenty student representatives to mark the twenty glorious years of Lourdes Central School.
The programme began with a prayer song sung by the teachers of LCS. The principal welcomed the august gathering and introduced Msgr Maxim Noronha. He wished the students and quoted the words of Pope Francis that we must reaffirm the right of children to grow up in a family, with a father and mother.
Light symbolises knowledge, truth and triumph. The dignitaries lit the lamp and inaugurated the event.
A floral welcome was given to the student representatives. The chief guest of the function, head girl Eva Jessica D’Souza expressed her thoughts on behalf of the entire student community and was thankful for being part of the Lourdite family where the family may not be bound by blood but by hearts.
Fr Wilson Vitus D’Souza in his message emphasised on the need to make sure that children are protected for they are the future bearers of the nation and to collectively take an oath for the safety of children.
Msgr Maxim Noronha appreciated and congratulated the management and staff members for LCS is not just a pearl in the diocese but has made a name in the whole district. He wished all the best for the day's programme and said that education should multiply the students’ knowledge and open horizons of the universe not only for education
but also personality development.
The head boy Adithya Desai proposed the vote of thanks.
The dignitaries of the day released balloons and Msgr Maxim Noronha declared the ‘LCS Regale 2018’ open.
The guests inaugurated the food stalls from the finest boutique Hotel Gold Finch and the various games stalls put up by the teachers which included Finding the Ball, Drop the Coin, Walk on the Brick, Car Race, Marble Game, Ringing the Bail, Magic with Cups and Toothpicks, Balancing the Bottle, Picking Confetti, Dice, Above Below Exact, Ping Pong, Coloured Cups, Wheel of Fortune, Jonny Walker, Chinese Checkers and Carom Board.
This was followed by a cultural programme put up by students and parents.