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Correspondent’s 70th Birthday Celebration held in St Mary’s English Medium (CBSE) School, Kannarpady, Udupi.

9th December, 2019, Monday was a joyous and merry making day in St May's English Medium School(CBSE), Kannarpady, Udupi as it was the birthday of Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca, Correspondent, St Mary's Educational Institutions, Udupi.

The celebration started at 11 a.m. in St Mary's Auditorium with formal function followed by cultural programme. The formal function started with correspondent being welcomed by the teachers and students leading him to the dais by creating a human hand arch. The unique celebration started with invoking blessings of god in a special way. Fr Johnson Sequeira, principal of the school, welcomed the gathering. There was all religion prayer which was conducted by the student and teacher representatives and almighty was thanked for the gift of Rev Fr Valerian Mendonca to this earth, especially to the St Mary's Family.

Mrs Dapsy Vaz and Mr Gracian Bothello expressed words of felicitation on behalf of the school and Mother of Sorrow's Church pastoral council respectively. The special person of the day cut the birthday cake with the students who celebrated their birthday's on this day. The student representatives from each class, section wise teacher co-ordinators and non-teaching staff representatives offered a floral wish to the correspondent.Principal handed over the birthday gift to the correspondent on behalf of the school. Correspondent verbalized his happiness on this occasion. He said, it's a special and surprise celebration for him and thanked each and every one present there for their love and respect towards him.After which students of higher primary sang a beautiful Konkani wishing song, Little Champs of the Kg section, primary and high school children created a party scenario with their beautiful an energetic dance.

Mrs Renita Almeida rendered words of gratitude. Master Clinton Suares of 9thcoordinated the programme very well. The whole programme changed the school environment completely to a celebration mode. The school management committee members witnessed the merry making. Fr JohnsonSequeira, Principal of the school systematically organized the event by providing all the required guidance and reinforcement. Vice Principal Mrs Rita Quadros rendered her support in the execution of this unique celebration.