JAAI West Events

News from JAAI West Zone posted by members themselves

APX Annual GARBA 2013

The St.Xavier's High School Loyola Hall ( Ahmedabad ) and its alumni association APX ( Association of Past Xavierites ) hosted the annual GARBA on the school premises, on Saturday, Oct 5, the first night of the NAVRATRI Durga Pooja festival.

The new Council of WUJA - 2013-2017

The new members of the Council of WUJA, the permanent invitees and the special representatives, as decided per our first Council on the night of 17 August 2013.

Executive Committee :
Alain Deneef, Belgium (President)
Sina Buraimoh-Ademuyewo, Nigeria (Vice-President)
Carlos Gianicolo, Argentina (Secretary)
Ronald D'Costa, India (Treasurer)
Father Bill Currie S.J., USA, (Spiritual counsellor)

South-Asia :
Naresh Gupta, India
Krishnakumar Vijh, India

Indian Delegation at the WUJA Congress 2013

Indian flag flies high at WUJA Congress 2013

The Indian delegation to the World Union of Jesuit Alumni/ae (WUJA) Congress 2013 in Medellin Colombia comprised Keynote speaker from India Ms Swati Gautam, JAAI President Mr. Naresh Gupta, Fr.Fernand Durai SJ (Province Co-ordinator Gujarat), Mr.Krishnakumar Vijh (JAAI West Zone Council member) and Fr. Charles Aruldass SJ (Gujarat)
Ms Swati Gautam's keynote address was very well received and received a standing ovation. Mr Naresh Gupta also addressed the highly successfull Congress.
At the World Council meeting held during the Congress Mr. Ronald D'costa (India) was re-elected as the Treasurer of the WC. Mr Naresh Gupta (India) and Mr.Krishnakumar Vijh (India) were also elected as members of the World Council.

APX : Flag Hoisting and Football match.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Independence Day!! Today morning many APX members were present for the Flag Hoisting on the school grounds. The students participated in a patriotic song competition. A football match between the APX and the current school team was played on the school football ground. This is an annual feature in the activity chart of the APX. The school team prevailed 2-1, and the crowds witnessed a well fought match. Refreshments were served after the match. This activity is a special bonding between the past and the present which augurs well for the future.

Best wishes,
On behalf of TEAM APX,

Kalika Chudasama
President - Association of Past Xavierites ( APX )

Environment day at St.Xavier's High School,Ahmedabad (APX )

APX members participated in a Tree plantation drive on the School Campus on Saturday 10th Aug.  A lecture was given by rev.Fr.Shekher SJ on the importance of the tree plantation and environment, to the school students. Students had prepared skits, dances and lectures on this important issue.

Earlier in the week, a quiz program was held for the students on environment, and a premises cleanliness drive was taken up by the students on Saturday. The APX supports the school management and students and staff in organizing and carrying out such activities and also participates in large numbers.

Best wishes,
Kalika Chudasama. ( President, APX )

TEXA Rangotsav 2013

TEXA organised "Rangotsav 2013" at St. Xavier's High School Gandhinagar. More than 350 alumni/ae attended with their spouses, children and friends. Everyone enjoyed the colourful event with amidst lots of dancing, music and colours.

The Ex-students symbolised the spirit Of Xavier's on a 50 feet canvas open which everyone left their coloured palm I press on. The end-result was a breath taking canvas filled ith palm prints with the names of each alumnae below their print.

The Chairman, Rev Fr Hector Pinto S.J. and President  Bhaumik Thakar addressed the gathering and announced the Mega GetTogether of TEXA after monsoon.

All enjoyed snacks and reminisced of their good old days at school

Registration Form for World Congress at Medellin, Colombia

Rev. Fathers and Dear Jesuit Alumni/ae,

We are pleased to attach the Registration form of The 8th Congress of the World Union of Jesuit Alumni/ae will be held at Medellin, Colombia from 14–18 Aug 2013.

Registration fee till 31 March 2013 is U.S. $ 250 and from 1st April 2013 it would be U.S. $ 300.

You are requested to fill it and send along with your remittance.

For more details please contact undersigned or please log on http://wujacongress2013.com

With Regards,

Naresh Gupta
President, JAAI

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