JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

Anand Xaviers Alumni Association (AXAA)

The Anand Xavier's Alumni Association was formed in Anand, Gujarat Province , on Sunday 5th March 2017 , amidst a large attendance which included past Jesuit Principals, past PCA Fr Durai ( PCE now ) , JAAG President Darshan Jhaveri, immediate Past JAAI President Shapath Shah, the manager Fr Jerry Sequeira SJ who was former Provincial , current Jesuit management , staff and over 300 alumni/ae.

The program started with a prayer, inputs and information was shared and conveyed by the experienced personnel and many alumni shared their experiences too. The program included making a blueprint for future events/plans, how to join hands and move ahead in JAAG, West Zone, JAAI and WUJA, and the management had made elaborate arrangements for lunch too for all present , an amazing and productive morning it was.

APX Cricket 2017

APX played their annual cricket match versus the alumni of HL college, a premier college in Ahmedabad, this being the 10 th match, each year this match is an important event in the calendars of both associations , revelry , participation and networking along with fun and food adds to the flavour.

APX also is supporting a 2 night program hosted on HL college grounds, yesterday we had a musical evening and today is a performance by stand up comedians . Along with the efforts in the social and education areas, APX participates in sports and entertainment programs and creates a base for making new members, establishing relations with other associations and networking .

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ) has had a busy weekend and is constantly supporting its alma St Xavier's Loyola Hall.

APX participates in Sports Day 2016

The St. Xavier's High School Loyola hall hosted its 82nd Sports Day on Sunday, 4th December 2016. The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ) took past in the march past, cycle race, 100 meters dash and also gave away the medals and certificates. After the meet, the management and Principal ( also the ex officio APX Chairman and Gujarat Province Coordinator ) Fr Charles invited the APX members for refreshments with the staff and referees and this was also a bonding exercise between the collaborators of the institute. Incidentally Fr Charles is also the ex officio Chairman of JAAG and is a dynamic leader instrumental in making Gujarat Province a strong and united unit in JAAI and society at large, both he and Fr Durai ( imm past PCA ) are responsible for these activities and bonding across Jesuit institutes in Gujarat.

APX Garba 2016

The Association of Past Xavierites ( APX ) , organised the garba at the St Xavier's High School Loyola Hall on Saturday, 1 Oct 2016.

The 10000 plus crowd included students , staff, alumni/ae, management, fiends and guests. The revelry began at 7 pm with the students taking part in competitions and then from 8.30 pm it was open to all revellers.

This is a huge event where APX takes care of all financial arrangements, the students are given free entry as also the staff and each member is also given 2 free passes, an apt way to celebrate Navratri/Durga Pooja, and also kudos to the management for supporting and celebrating all festivals on the campus.

Many Gujarat Province associations have planned such programs and a JAAG meeting is also scheduled on Dasshera day in Surat followed by the traditional Garba. Wishing all a happy and peaceful Navratri/ Durga Pooja.

VOBA Sesquecentennial celebrations - Wall painting

St Vincent's high school will be celebrating it's sesquecentennial year from 27th September 2016 to December  2017

We the art committee are moving a step forward to encourage the students towards art through activities. Art is a form of expression blending inner talent with nature around . To celebrate this glorious event we are doing wall painting, jute bags painting, warli painting on wall,ceramic pots and canvas painting. To inculcate the passion for art we will be conducting an art workshop for those skilled and interested students. An art exhibition cum sale will be held on 8th 9th 10th December 2016 to culminate all the passionate work done to showcase them to the Vincentian family.

LESA (Loyola Ex-Students Association) Blood Donation Camp

LESA (Loyola Ex-Students Association) Blood Donation Camp held in the Loyola High School, Margao, Goa on 28th August 2016

The response was very good with 50 people attended the camp and 40 people donating blood.

APX v School football

APX versus school team, football match was practice time for the school team for the Times Claris 20-20 tournament , APX supports the school in its sports venture and progress. Match started at 8 am sharp.

The Association of Past Xavierites, APX played a practice match vs the school team and present were students of the school, management, staff and alumnus, another bonding exercise between all stakeholders of the institute.

APX Environment Day 2016

Association of past Xavierites (APX) members participated in Environment Day celebrations at St. Xavier's School Loyola Hall, Ahmedabad as part of World Environment Day. The Chief Guest was Mr Amam Shah of Gujarat Samachar, the largest selling dailuy in Gujarat

JAAG Independence Day Celebrations

APX ( Association of Past Xavierites, St Xavier's High School Loyola Hall Ahmedabad ), TEXAS ( The ex Xavierites Association of Surat, St Xavier's Surat ) and EXAM ( ex Xavierites Association of Mandali , St Xavier's Mandali ) are some associations of Gujarat Province which have celebrated the Independence Day today, by having the traditional Flag Hoisting, and other sports and cultural events.

Happy Independence Day to all, let us all pledge to move forward in a United, cohesive and inclusive manner, and contribute our bit for this country. Our spirit should be evident for 365 days and the road map must be laid today to be followed for the rest of the year.

APX ( JAAG ) celebrates Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola

St. Xavier's High School Loyola Hall celebrated the Feast of St.Ignatius of Loyola (falling on 31 July) , APX members participated in a large number and won a 'battle' in the tug of war versus the younger and fitter students. Other events too were hosted and a large gathering comprising of students, alumni/ae, staff and management joined in the revelry.

An apt way to celebrate the Feast and also taking this opportunity to wish all Jesuits and everyone a Happy Feast!