21st November 2019 was a joyful day for the tiny tots of LKG and UKG children of St. Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpady Udupi as it was their annual day. The day started with the arrival of the chief guest Mrs. Manjula .K, the B.E.O of Udupi accompanied by V. Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca, Correspondent of the School, Mr Gracian Bothello, Secretary of Parish Pastoral Council of Udupi Church, Principal Rev. Fr Johnson Sequeira and Vice Principal Mrs Rita Quadros.
The little children of LKG invoked God’s blessings through a melodious prayer song. Ayan Antony D’Souza of UKG C section and Charvi N. Salian of UKG A section anchored the formal programme. Deona Sanvi of UKG D section welcomed the dignitaries and the gathering. Mrs. Usha.P, Teacher coordinator also formally welcomed the gathering.
Mrs. Manjula. K the chief guest of the day expressed her feelings and said that little children make us forget everything around us. She made the parents introspect the part played by them in the busy schedule of everyday and showed concern about over-parenting a child. She also stressed to recognise the skills in the child to develop and make them useful citizens of the country. She was full of praise to the school’s all round educational development and teachers’ role in children.
Rev. Fr Valerian Mendonca addressed the audience with words of appreciation to the tiny tots for their bold anchoring and confidence instilled by the teachers, recalling his kannada rhymes he flashed back his childhood days. He mentioned that the aim of the school is the welfare of every student who stepped into this school and it is our duty to lead them in the right path.
Principal Rev. Johnson Sequeira highlighted the various activities and achievements that took place in the school through the annual school report.
Words of gratitude were rendered by Daivik of UKG B section. Mrs Dapsy Vaz also proposed the vote of thanks.
The cultural programme with the theme “Melodies of Nature” was anchored by Ashwath of UKG C section and Alisha of UKG A section. The children of LKG and UKG danced to the beats of various tunes, conveying different messages such as save nature, save birds, beauty of nature, beauty in the sun, moon and stars, butterflies, birds and animals, tress and forests. They even enacted a skit on showing kindness and how it will be rewarded in the end.
Ashwath and Alisha concluded the programme with words of gratitude. The programme came to an end with the school anthem.