Mangaluru, Nov 30, 2019: St Theresa School, Bendur, in the city marked their Annual Day November 29, at the School Premises. The indigenous Bethany Congregation is heading towards its Centenary year in 2021, so the annual day was dedicated, to our Founder Raymond FC Mascarenhas and the Bethany Congregation. “Beyond the Horizon!” a new world with opportunities and compassion lingers on and echoes in our hearts and mind, was the theme. It was an atmosphere filled with jubilation as the tiny tots showcased their talents after weeks of dedicated hard work in preparations.
The Dignitaries were accorded a Guard of Honour at the commencement of the Programme. Eminent personalities - Rev Sr. Rose Celine, the Superior General of Bethany Congregation and President of Bethany Educational Society, Mangalore, Mr D Mahesh Kumar, General Manager Smart City Limited, Rev Vincent Monterio, Parish Priest St Sebastian Church, Bendur, Sr Anita Shanti, the Superior of Bethany Mother House, Mrs Charleen Rebimbus the PTA Vice President, Sr Shanti Priya, Sr Lillita, Sr Christine, Sr Philomene the Principal and Sr Lourdes the Vice-Principal graced the occasion also present was the staff and the parents of the institution.
The Programme began with an insightful prayer to the divine creator. This was followed by a heart warming welcome dance and speech by Grade 3.The students of Grade 2 unfolded the story of the Servant of God R F C Mascarenhas. A Kannada Skit Saamarasyada Haadiyalli byGrade 4 brought out the value respect for life and the nation with the theme ’The New Awakening’ The grand Finale was a mesmerizing performance by the Grade 5 students which sent forth a message ’Let the light of the divine radiate to change the world’ . The school play was a feast to the eye and enlightened the lovely audience. The graceful dances and the sweet-toned voices mystified the audience and this morphed into a memory. Rev. Sr. Rose Celine, presided over the function and spoke about the life and virtues propagated by the Father Founder. Mr Mahesh Kumar addressing the gathering spoke about transforming the world, encouraging students, to be smart learners and to challenge the smart city by following the right path.
The journey was exciting in the long quest for enlightenment and wisdom for this is a world filled with wonders and we can now look “Beyond the Horizon!” The programme was compered by Crisselle and Ritwik and will be a memorable day for long for all who were there.